Last week I shared these photos with you from the No. 6 blog. This New York based clog maker was treating us to a glimpse of their forthcoming high heeled buckle clog boot, a clog boot that will soon be released in the colors you see here: string, penguin, rust, ash, mocha, and honey.
Want those No.6 boots in every color; I have been lusting after their aviator clog boots since last winter, visiting the images every so often just to fuel my desire---any company that labels a color "string" has gotta be represented in my closet and on my feet!
P.S. Just to show what a No.6 geek I am, I happen to know that "penguin" is their color name for pale green!
To which I had to ask rhetorically,
Can someone 'splain that to me?
And then it occurred to me, I know exactly who can offer an explanation: Karin Bereson who along with business partner Morgan Yakus launched the No. 6 brand a few years back. I wrote to tell her,
We love the name "string" for that dusky grey boot, but the question has come up: how did the name "penquin" come to apply to that pale sage color?
To which she replied,
The name originally came with the color swatch and we loved it and decided not to change it. It was funny to us that it was neither black nor white and yet called penguin.
I have to agree. It's not a color I would normally think to associate with an aquatic bird of the family Spheniscidae. And though my quick Google image search turned up a multitude of avian creatures with black and white plumage, this fellow here was the lone penguin of the batch that exhibited any other shade. And even so, I'm thinking it's more a trick of the light.
Photo from The Murky Fringe
I also received a sweet little story from a longtime ECHID reader. KD was thrilled to report,
[On my feet as I blog: my own awesome funkis clogs.]