Its 108 degrees today here in sunny Phoenix, and instead of getting aquatic and smelling like Coppertone, I’m busy reviewing winter makeup and fashion trends for some upcoming shoots. Quite the crazy juxtaposition, mais c’est ma vie!
The one thing that has me excited beyond delirium for this coming season is the over-the-knee boot. So sexy, so raunchy, so crazy cool!!!
A lifetime ago when I was a makeup artist living in super trendy London, I had a pair of black suede thigh boots that I wore all the time. They were the absolute most dynamic thing I ever owned. I would wear them with short skirts and this big black faux fur russian hat that I bought in Moscow. I felt like the coolest thing on wheels when I slipped those badboys on, but in all reality, London was so full of models, supermodels, and just outright super funky, edgy, sexy- cool girls that I probably blended in with the wallpaper.
But in those boots I felt like a million dollars.
I worked with tons of Ethiopian and Sudanese runway models at the time. They were all over six feet tall, exquisite and long and lean, and could move like panthers. I adored them! And they taught me how to walk in my thigh boots.
And not just walk, but own it in my thigh boots, with this fantastic hip and pelvis roll that was both languid and powerful at the same time. It was fierce!
I’ve often wondered where life took all of them, and also where it took my thigh boots! I don’t have them anymore, but am so totally overjoyed that the look this coming season is just possessed and dominated by the thigh boot!
So lets have a little look at some of my favorites…
Stella McCartney’s boot is too die for! She is completely amazing and innovative. I could possibly get away with the pair above on the streets of Scottsdale, for sure the streets of NYC.
The Stella’s below are fierce, but I think I would suffocate in them. But I’d give it a go!
And of course, the red soled master himself…
That first pair of Stella’s had me at hello…
So now I’m going to put on my huge sunglasses, big hat and SPF, and go stretch out by the pool, but behind those black lenses I will be day-dreaming of thighs boots in winter.
And maybe I’ll send my friend Cynthia in Atlanta a telepathic message about red soles (haha!),
because when I’m thinking Louboutin, she always seems to hear me!
Strut it sisters!