Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Going Bananas


These acidic, slightly garish yellow shoes by Boutique Nine (the upscale line of Nine West) remind me of Josephine Baker’s banana girdle.

Here’s Paul Colin’s memorable modern-era portrait of La Baker wearing her bananas:



And here’s a contemporary interpretation by Pascal Campion:



Anyone else find these shoes a-peeling?





6 comments:

WendyB said...

I see the resemblance...and I like it!

Belle de Ville said...

Nice call on the Josephine Baker connection!

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

I like them but I have learned not to buy anything Nine West. For some reason their shoes hurt like hell.

Angie Muresan said...

I am salivating over those shoes, particularly since I have just the outfit to wear them with.

enc said...

I see the connection, but I'll leave these shoes for the banana girls of the world! ;)

Mardel said...

Those shoes are just gorgeous, and here I am trying to cut back on the higher heels.