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September 29, 2008

You can't blame gravity for falling in love


Why We Fight Week @ The Flea... Episode I:

The scene is New York and the designer Italian* but the legs were made in England** (hat tip to Agent Bedhead).

It was like a scene from a movie - hundreds of excited fans, some hysterical at the thought of catching a glimpse of their idols, packed up against the barrier, jostling for space. By the time the Beckhams finally arrived, half-an-hour late, New York's 34th Street was at a standstill. And Posh didn't disappoint, poured into skin-tight thigh-high PVC boots, balancing five 1/2 inches high - without heels.

As she tottered along in her incredible 51/2in gravity defying Berardi boots David held his wife's hand in a supporting manner, perhaps to stop her tripping over.

Rear view here.

* Well... half-Italian. And Antonio Berardi studied at St. Martin's. Not a bad place to work come to think of it.
** As opposed to Nicole Richie, lately of the Land of the Lost.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 29, 2008 07:07 AM


I don't understand.... there were NO heels?

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 29, 2008 09:58 AM

I don't think that's PVC. Looks like Latex to me.

Either way....wow.

Posted by: Montieth [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 29, 2008 10:32 AM

Yep, NO heels.

Also, yes, that is latex not PVC. Also, I would have thought someone would have helped Victoria polish them properly. The spray is no secret to anyone wearing latex regularly and I would have cheerfully volunteered with the buffing operation to help her put her best foot forward.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 29, 2008 11:32 AM

The spray polish is good. However, it's my experience that sometimes the spray (food grade silicone is good) will be absorbed by the latex. Cult is probably one of the better hand applied polishes, I've found application is actually best with the bare hand and using a cloth for touch up.

Of course, with any of these, once one rubs up against something (a seat, a table cloth) it starts to wipe away the polish.

Posted by: Montieth [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 29, 2008 04:25 PM