ay! A five day workweek. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it. And out of town company by the end of the week. 2012 is starting to look up, I tell you! Plus, one of our favorite clog makers is offering ECHID readers a chance to win a free pair. Details about that once the contest is sorted out. And for all my wailing and gnashing of teeth, I did make a major dent in a couple of projects that were hanging over my head during the weekend. And cooked myself one of my favorite Szechuanese dishes. Combine all that with the fact I've got about half of a 70% cocoa content chocolate bar in the cupboard and an iPod full of freshly transferred tunes, and I'm feeling pretty good right about now.
Ooo! I shouldn't say that too loudly. One of those mischievous gods such as Hermes or Loki might overhear and correct their oversight.
In the meantime, I'm taking a deep breath and savoring the way I feel right now. Seize the day. Before your day seizes up.
John Fluevog new releases
We've been getting a sneak peek this winter at what new 'Vogs are heading our way for spring. And the glimpses continue this week with a photo of a new open toed addition to the Faith family. You might recall from past ecstatic utterances on ECHID that a couple styles from that same high heeled, square toed group include the Certitude...
...and the Conviction.
Well, prepare to make obeisance to St. John once again as he welcomes into the fold...
Chanel clog boot—alternate sighting
Last time on This 'n' That...or maybe it was the time before...I brought you images of the clog boot that Karl Lagerfeld (the man who single-handedly made clogs popular again) presented in Chanel's Fall 2010 Ready to Wear collection. You may recall that for the unveiling, an iceberg was actually in attendance. According to Ecouterre.com,
It took 35 ice sculptors, flown in from around the world, six days to carve the 28-foot-tall northern Swedish import into a tableau of floating ice caps on a glittering Arctic sea—in reality, a 5,300-square-meter box garnished with a thin layer of water.
Ever an eye open for a shoe made of wood, I certainly sat up and took notice when the fur and tweed brown pair below showed up in the runway reviews.
But a little more scouring of the web turned up a more monochromatic construction that seemed to have had a more recent release as far as I could tell. I'm open to being better informed if you can supply further details. Better yet, send me a pair to test drive for myself. I'll only need to keep them 10 or 12 months tops.
Jimmy Choo clog boots
And while we're all sitting and staring at shoes we probably can't afford, let me throw another credit rating buster into the mix. I covered this style in a What's New? post a few months back. Then I ran across this image on the 'net and fell in lust with them all over again. There's just something about this pair that makes me want to just rush into my closet and see if I can find room for them somewhere.
No, it's not a clog boot. But it does have an engine and it is licensed for driving on public roadways. According to Autoblog.com (where there are more images to enjoy),
The L.L.Bean Bootmobile is perhaps the diametric opposite of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, promoting outdoor activity instead of consumption of sodium and saturated-fat-laden sausages. The well-known maker of high quality outdoor goods is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and the Bootmobile has been created as a way to celebrate the product that helped start it all. After being unveiled to L.L. Bean employees at the Brunswick, Maine facility where the boots are made, the wheeled boot tribute is headed to Times Square to kick off a nationwide anniversary tour.
I can't wait 'til Sanita or someone catches wind of the idea. Could a "Clogvertible" be in our future?
[On my feet as I blog: no reason to go out, so I stayed in and broke in my new Bateman wood soled booties from Madison Harding some more.]