Shoes That Make My Feet Happy – Day Twelve

Hello! Welcome to day twelve of my gloriously grand shoe collection. Today’s shoes are knee high tartan platform boots, featuring contrast toes, heels and piping.

As you may have noticed from previous posts I’m somewhat tartan obsessed.

Tartan platform boots with contrast toe and heel

 I love everything about tartan, the colours, the patterns, its use in historical and modern contexts. I dream of Vivienne Westwood‘s Anglomania bridal gown and plaid fantasies by Alexander McQueen. But most of all, I love tartan in red.

Works by Alexander McQueen

That’s really all I need to say about these boots. They’re tartan. They’re red. The platforms elevate me above my usual non-height of five foot three. What more can a girl ask for?

I’m willing to risk the dreaded sole separation that always seems to happen with platforms. The soles gradually come unstuck when they’re too thick to bend with your foot as you walk. I accept that I’ll be dizzily reattaching the soles with ados glue after a long night out.  These babies are worth the hassle.

Currently I love wearing these with a complete tartan ensemble – tartan dress, tartan jewellery, tartan handbag and tartan boots! For a look less likely to explode peoples brains I’ll rock them out with jeans and a singlet. Tights and a miniskirt would complete a more recognisable modern punk look.

I have to say I’m amazed (and flattered) by how many of you read these little shoe posts! Shoes can say a lot about a person, and I’d love to see your favourite pair – send me a photo on the facebook page or twitter, or leave a comment right here… maybe a post on everyone else’s favourite footwear is in order?

More Tartan Than The Average Body Can Handle…

…That’s what I wore today for my photoshoot with Jocelen Janon.

The shoot was for his Alt. Portrait project, capturing members of the alternative community here in New Zealand – first in ‘everyday’ clothes and then in their alternative style or persona. These images may soon become an exhibition displaying the variety and depth of our alternative crowd.

I love tartan, Harajuku style and the dollish innocence and costume of lolita and EGL fashion. With that in mind I wore things that make me happy – a tartan dress, tartan boots, a tartan bag and tartan jewellery. More tartan most people would ever wear (or own) !

Jocelen was lovely to work with, displaying patience, humour and giving very helpful direction. Isis Graywood did a fantastic job of my makeup (She’s also a very talented painter) , and Pearl Dunasement was kind enough to lend me her wig so we didn’t have to do battle with my hair!

Here’s a sneaky teaser image from today…

Photo by Jocelen Janon, Makeup by Isis Graywood.

For more information on Jocelen Janon and his Alt. Portrait project please visit his facebook page or blog.