**UPDATED: Here are the jellies, from Saks' website (which is, in fact, probably where I saw them in the first place):
My conscience, aka Ralph Waldo Emerson, was whispering in my ear this morning. It was a postmodern excerpt from his more primly worded “Self Reliance,” but its meaning was the same.
“Hey slowpoke,” he said, “Make sure you post your ideas on your blog as soon as you get them, or someone else is going to do it and you’ll pull out your hair reading your ideas under a different byline.”
So true, Ralph.
Here’s the sad story: A couple of days ago, while perusing Barneys’ website, I stopped at the Givenchy section and saved a couple of images of high-heel shoes (see post from last week). I had noticed a new pair of Givenchy jelly sandals (not the gladiators), that were lace-up, and had, thought I, a cunning shape—kind of a postmodern flapper line.
But I was looking for heels, not sandals, so I didn’t save the image.
Then, this morning, the NYT ran a Barneys ad with the jelly sandals and I berated myself for not posting about them last week, with the other Givenchy shoes. Off I went to find the image chez Barneys, only to learn that it had been removed from the Website.
I suspect that the NYT ad resulted in a sold-out shoe?
So there I have it. I had wanted to write a piece of about jellies and nostalgia (didn’t you have a pair of jellies when you were eleven?), but instead am glumly writing about missing my chance for a good photo and having to scan the darn NYT. And you know that I like a good photo on these pages!
Anyway, here’s a peek at Givenchy’s jellies, via the NYT ad. I like them, and would happily get a pair to wear with ankle-length skinny spring trousers.
Would you revisit your youth and buy some designer jellies?