I was terribly excited to get two rather super things through the post today. The first thing was a pair of Miss L Fire platform shoes that I raved about in my last V.I Buys post. I’m delighted with them and couldn’t resist tottering around the office in them all day. My colleagues kept remarking, “You look tall today!” then realising I was wearing these 5 inch platforms, which make me almost 6’4″! Tee hee!
Only one snag, which I realised I should have foreseen – Miss L Fire’s size 8s are a touch on the small size for me, as I discovered to my cost when I ordered a pair of boots a couple of years ago. And being the largest size they do, there’s not much I can do about it. My platforms were also very tight around the heel, and don’t have any elastic in them, just a thinner bit of leather. Still, with a bit of wear (probably around the house, with a pair of wet socks on underneath!) they are bound to stretch and probably fit like a glove in the end. Fingers crossed!
So, without further ado, here is a (terrible quality) picture of today’s outfit!
I’m wearing my (previously) deadstock Swirl dress, which is all patterned in green, brown, orange and yellow flowers, and my new shoes! Here’s a closeup of the dress print:
The shoes are a much brighter yellow than the picture on ASOS would suggest, and they aren’t a perfect match to the yellow on my dress, but it’s close enough! I accessorised with my green bakelite earrings and bangle, but I have decided I simply must get a yellow set now. I must!
Anyway, the second super thing was a packet of postcards from the lovely Katie of What Katie Did.
Here’s the original:
I’m wearing one of the new CC09 bras and a pair of the CC09 stretch seamed stockings, plus a vintage girdle, which you sadly can’t see.
I have to say I am so proud of myself for this achievement, as a pin-up model, you feel you’ve really ‘made it’ if you get to work with WKD. I was over the moon when Katie emailed me to say that she was going with her husband to Normany for the D-Day celebrations, taking the jeep I posed on with them, and that she’d had these postcards made up. I didn’t know if I’d end up on any official WKD stuff, so I was chuffed to bits. And apparently the neightbours were convinced I was Dita. If only my life were one tenth as exciting as the jealousy-inspiring snippets she posts on Twitter! Still, I am pleased as punch, and I hope to have more to show off soon!