Monday, 7 July 2008

Postcard for Hatfield Girl

Hatfield Girl
One of the best bloggers I read. Anyway Hatfield Girl, like others, including myself, collects postcards, over the years, from visits here and there. This is a postcard I have from a trip to the V & A many moons ago and it is a 1938 Ferragamo velvet platform shoe. I am sending it to you HG via blog.

Wish I was there,

luv Lil xxxx
(Click on postcard to see in full glory)

26 comments:

hatfield girl said...

The clustered diamonds on the buckle, the gold leafed leather, the perfect, tiny stitching - quite the thing for keeping a pretty foot out of the muddy street. The sales have just started, L, so we're off tomorrow hoping the recession has bitten really deep.

The Beast Of Clerkenwell said...

Ai yah
As a shoe pervert I like that
Every ex Mrs Beast...
"I can have them all?"
YES !
Domestic bliss

electro-kevin said...

I like the heels flat.

It feels much better on my back.

wrinkled weasel said...

EK has a point.

On how many occasions during the year would you wear that shoe?

I mean, Mrs Weasel might like those shoes, but as soon as she steps outside the house she would probably tread in some chicken poo. (They roam freely).

I am not sure of the point of them, but there again, I guess you wouldn't see the point of me slavering over a pic of An A4 Gresley "streak".

We appreciate superlatives. Sadly, most superlatives are symbols of a bygone age. Practical and sensible is the order of the day. If there ever was a time to posh up once in a while, I think it has passed.

Scroblene said...

Didn't Slade wear these singing 'Happy Christmas'?

Makes the legs look even better though...

Lilith said...

E-K, not six inch heels then, to get at those really tricky knots?

Oh yes, Beast, shoes! Can I? Can I? Pretty please?

WW, you are of course correct. Earlier this year I spent £80 on a pair of neoprene lined rubber wellies with climbing boot tracks on the sole. They are my current luxury footwear and this being Somerset, they draw appreciative envious gasps as I walk into the bank. They are also great for fording streams and standing in the river to wind up the dog..

Lilith said...

HG, aren't they gorgeous? I know, I keep thinking about the sales and my recently cleared credit card. Yesterday I tried on a silver grey silk and satin beaded blouse, a bargain but decided it wouldnt matter what I was wearing when the barricades go up.

Lilith said...

Scrobs, how I lusted for platforms in the seventies. My mother wouldn't let me have any and as a result I don't have the back and foot problems she warned me about. However, I do have a pair of platforms which I bought in the late 80s...

grumpy granny said...

Idiot shoes which must have been designed by a man. No sensible woman would ever come up with anything as daft (and dangerous) as that. Why is it that only women seem to suffer from bunions and distended feet? Answer, from wearing daft uncomfortable pointy winkle picker shoes when younger.

Now, where did I leave my plimsolls?

the real grumpy granny said...

Oi!!

That was grandad taking my name in vain. (Although I must say I agree with a lot of what he said!).

idle said...

Granny/Grandad are right.

This is the sort of thing made for women by poofs who actually want to humiliate them.

Anyone (hetero) with an ounce of common sense would take one look at that shoe and conclude that it certainly will not improve the shape of the female leg, and will make even the most graceful and feline of walkers look like a miner hobbling off to t'pit in his size 11 steel-toecapped boots.

Scroblene said...

Didn't Gary Glitter wear shoes like that too...

Daisy said...

lilith i do the same...i always pick up postcards in case my pictures don't turn out...lol...sometimes i don't even take but a few select photos as not to ruin the trip itself and just get the postcards...silly habit really...but looking back through mine, i remember them all...

love the shoe...but could never wear today...older is sometimes wiser :)

hatfield girl said...

Those shoes are to cope with the acqua alta either in Venice or when the Arno bursts it banks, Wellingtons are for battlefields.

I am going to the barricades dressed in my best. But should it be business or occasion-wear (as Rackhams used to call finery)?

idle said...

Idle keeps his postcards in a shoebox beside his thunderbox, which provides endless minutes of fun in the throne room.

I used to be very good about sending postcards from the far-flung, as did my correspondents.

Email did for that, as it did for letter-writing.

Trubes said...

I used to wear big 'wedges' in the seventies, not unlike those Lil. So did my ex husband!...Good reason for a divorce...He was only a 'short house' so used to strut around like gary glitter,...Very camp!

Hope all are good down at Chez Elb an Lil's. I've just posted a soppy little yarn for y' on my site all.
Give Pig a big hug from Auntir troobie.xxx

Trubes said...

Oops couple of typo's there, me thinks, but you know wharr I mean like! (As we say in Scouseland)...
P.S. love the picture of you and Elby. BTW.
And hey, the sun shines in Liverpool!

electro-kevin said...

I agree though, Lilith.

Of all the bloggers I visit Hatfield Girl is one of them.

electro-kevin said...

Yeah yeah !

She's tops.

;-))

mutleythedog said...

Really! Its a postcard of a shoe.. am I the only one to find that a bit odd?

Lilith said...

Mutley, it is indeed a postcard of a shoe...it is however, a postcard of a shoe that, these days, makes me think of the blogger Hatfield Girl...no, I can't explain except that it is indeed a luxury shoe, a practical shoe, crafted shoe, a beautiful shoe, a limited edition shoe, a shoe that is no doubt priceless, and a shoe that it would be an enormous risk to life and limb to wear.....

Lilith said...

I hear the general outrage. And indeed this is not a shoe for all occasions. But it is a shoe. I don't know if men understand. Perhaps it is all those Cinderella type tales we were brought up on...but this is a shoe to slaver over...oh, and wear at the barricades :-)

I wear MBT's half the time....again, expensive shoes, but boy, you can bounce around London all day in those :-)

Philipa said...

MBT's Lil? What are those?

Lucien Modo said...

Philipa

MBT
A therapeutic shoe inspired by the Masai people.
M'thinks Lilith fancies herself as a tribal wife no doubt.

Philipa said...

Ooh that sounds good. Can you buy the necklaces and jump up and down too? Well I suppose you could in the privacy of your own home. Look a bit daft on the school run though.

idle said...

MBT = Motor Torpedo Boat for dyslexics.

Shoes are to wimmin what yearling thoroughbred racehorses are to idle; seemed like a good idea at the time.