Jolie laide?

I seem to be on a sandal kick at the moment but I think it's part of my getting-equipped-for-summer-angst...more on that another day when I get my thoughts in order...

When I first came across Modern Vintage's gladiator sandals I couldn't decide if they were a)ugly, yet pretty and kind of cool or b)ugly, vaguely orthopedic, and 70's glam. At this point I think they're a mixture of all those things...and a little more...an odd pot-pourri of Gene Simmons, Bande à part, and 50's schoolgirl...slightly wrong and yet oddly attractive. Or jolie laide, as the French say, unconventionally attractive. But, really, who wants to be conventional?

"Not I", said the fly.

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Post a Comment 2 comments:

  • WendyB said...
    3:13 PM
    I don't adore them. They're not gladiator-y enough for me. But maybe they'd look great on?
  • enc said...
    11:22 PM
    Jolie—pour vous!

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