Monthly Archives for October 2011
the summer holidays may be over, but you can still get a taste of europe at its best.
real venice at somerset house showcases original works by 14 renowned artists including philip-lorca diCorcia, nan goldin and hiroshi watanabe. the exhibition captures the paradox of venice as a major, historical tourist site and the damage this mass tourist exposure is doing to the city, as it already battles against geographical destruction.
real venice runs until 11 december, so there’s plenty of time to pay a visit. what’s more, all the works in the exhibition have been donated by the artists to be sold in aid of venice in peril.
there is little that brings more sartorial heartbreak than buying a new pair of shoes, then watching the heavens open and literally rain all over your parade. if your daily life involves walking outside (i don’t wish to make sweeping assumptions) this will have happened to you.
now don’t get me wrong, i am fond of a wellington boot. never has stepping ankle deep into a puddle felt more satisfying than when clad in rubber. where campsites, countryside or snow scenes are the locales du joir, send them my way! but these practical toe toppers can only do so much. will they take you from the office to cocktails? doubtful. will they let you strut through the streets like you own the rain? highly unlikely.
luckily, this season has offered up some stellar alternatives that will keep you dry and fly. below are a few of my favourites.
2. carvela kurt geiger sissy boot £89.00
3. aldo roder leather and rubber boot £90.00
5. river island black bow wellies £38.00
7. office carate chop off boot £63.00
8. marc by marc jacobs £395.00
no, your eyes do not deceive you. that mysterious looking object below is in fact a fully functioning bag.
the topshop sphere cage tassel metal bag to be precise.
not only does it look pretty spectacular, get in to a fight and you could have yourself one seriously cool weapon of choice.