Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fashion, Self Defense, and Technology in One Glossy Package

I’ve been a loyal InStyle subscribed for years, even when I worry that the mail carrier is suffering spinal damage from carrying the phone book-sized autumn and holiday issues, back in the day when people knew what phone books were. I think my favorite letter to the editor was from a woman who successfully beat off a mugger with her copy of the massive December issue.

The magazine fashions are fresh without being so ruthlessly haute that they’re unwearable, and they show celebrities the way I like them – full red carpet glamour mode, after the makeup artist, hair team, and stylists have all done their job. No “celebrities are just like us, scruffy and unkempt while they get their coffee” for me, thank you.

In any case, InStyle did veer off into exaggerationville with this last spread on shoes, but I am definitely amused.

Louis Vuitton provides heels that store your spare drill bits.

Prada flaunts the perfect match for Snowpocalypse.

Valentino encourages sea life to make a home in his creations.

And the pièce de résistance: Pierre Hardy shoes that come with their own knee pads, so that you won’t get scraped up when you trip over the platforms!

Bonus: Vivienne Tam has a new yummy-looking net book. If only I needed a net book.


Bob said...

The heels of the Pink pair looked like two flash lights with AA type batteries.

mayberry said...

I was going to say exactly what Bob said!

ewe are here said...

Do people really wear shoes like these? Scary.

Anonymous said...

I can think of no shows that would be less suited to feet of snow.

And I love the Vivienne Tam netbooks. They really are lovely, and I do enjoy pretty technology.

Asianmommy said...

Oh my stars! Like the netbook, though. :)

fourthbreakfast said...

Vivienne Tam rocks. Still love the original pink one best!

Kimberly said...

My daughters love all of them (except the pair with knee pads) because "they would look nice with our princess clothes." And that? Pretty much explains exactly why *I* wouldn't be caught dead in any of them.