Tuesday, June 4, 2019

J.J. Campbell writes

any different than this

i no longer 
dream of 

there are
no stunning
sunsets on
a beach in
some tropical

there is only


and high heels
with long legs
that lead to
nowhere good

sometimes i
will sit in bed
for hours

wondering if
death feels any
different than

i believe this
is why the
bottle became
a good close
Image result for high heels long legs paintings

So Kate - Long Legs and Louboutins -- Lilith Rose

1 comment:

  1. "From down here on the floor, in my rightful place, your legs look like they go on forever. I will not move or otherwise deviate from my instruction and will happily stay here as long as it takes. Those delicious Louboutin shoes were made for you. ‘So Kate’ you said they were called. I purchased them for you and I was so excited to give them to you. My tribute to your long legs." -- Lilith Rose

    In 1976 12-year-old Christian Louboutin visited the Musée national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie and saw a sign from Africa that forbade women wearing sharp stilettos from entering a building so its wood flooring would not be damaged. This evoked in him a desire to create shoes that "broke rules and made women feel confident and empowered." After running away to Egypt and a year in India, he returned to France in 1981 and assembled a portfolio of his drawings of elaborate high heels, leading to employment with the Charles Jourdan company; Jourdan had been a shoemaker who evolved into a designer of fashion shoes in the 1920s, and after his death in 1976 his son Roland began using innovative materials. Then he
    became an apprentice in the atelier of Roger Vivier, the "Fragonard of the shoe" who invented spiked-heel stiletto shoes in 1954. As a freelancer Louboutin designed women's shoes for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Maud Frizon, before opening his own firm in 1991 to revive the stiletto's popularity, with heights of 120 mm (4.72 in) and higher. His 1st customer was princess Caroline of Monaco, the daughter of American movie star Grace Kelly, who was followed by many other celebrity fashion setters. In 1993 he introduced red soles to his shoes but has generally been unsuccessful in getting them trademark protection. (In her song "7 Rings," Ariana Grande maintained that “happiness is the same price as red bottoms;” his custom-made shoes cost $4,000 or more.) In its 1st year of business his company sold 200 pairs of shoes, 700,000 in 2012. In 2007 he collaborated with filmmaker David Lynch on "Fetish," an exhibition of Lynch's photos of Louboutin's shoes as erotic sculptural objects. His goods were named the Most Prestigious Women's Shoes in 2007, 2008, and 2009, while the Luxury Institute, a premium goods and services consulting firm in New York, put them at the top of its Luxury Brand Status Index 3 times.


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