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Friday, February 26, 2010

Rainy Day Reds

Rumor has it (as does the SF Gate Weather Forecast), that Friday will usher back in the wind and rain, at least in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In my neighborhood there may even be lightening (!)
check out that ominous question mark.

Days like these remind me of one of the foremost items on a never-ending fashion wish-list, these bright red Hunter Wellies:

Ever since Emily, author of cupcakes and cashmere, one of my very favorite fashion blogs and sources of inspiration, sported them in the rainy-day post above I've become more and more convinced that they are the missing piece my (almost ridiculously large) shoe collection requires.

They are on the expensive side (around $115), but they are built to last, comfortable, and the look is classic so they won't fall out of fashion after a season.

Geez I sound like I'm up-selling, right! I don't work for the company, I swear, I'm just totally smitten. I also think I may be so used to writing academic papers that require a strong argument that I start sounding persuasive with out really meaning to.

So, I digress... they are just so versatile! So cute paired here with knee-highs and a spring dress, and so hot on Kate Moss in the previous post. She's paired the classic black with short-shorts at a summer music festival.

So why, you may wonder, don't I, apparently the boot's biggest fan, own a pair yet? Well, herein lies the tragedy, I have searched (the internet), high and low, and it seems a size 8 in the red does not exist. Yes, the style does come in a million colors, but I am most enamored with the red, and I try to make it a point not to compromise anything on pieces like these which are, a bit of an investment, not only due to their price, but because they would probably be the only boots of their kind I would own for quite a while, and I know I would always be a little disappointed if I didn't wait for the red to come around.

In any case, you can peruse all the different styles, colors, etc., and where to find them, here, on the Hunter Website. I do also love the yellow, and the navy is pretty and very versatile. Yes, if I were the type of person easily able to buy 3 of the same style at a time those would be my picks... also the orange glossies...

Anyways, lets hope today's weather isn't too yucky,
and I'll leave you with this assortment of Wellie wearing ladies (plus one bf).
Click image to view full-screen.

clockwise from the top: Nicole Richie, Rachel Bilson, Ashley Olsen, nameless fashionable ladies whose pics turned up in a google image search, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, St. Angie (as Mrs. Smith), and Anne Hathaway, all rockin the Wellies in real life ("Celebs, they're just like us!").

Bonne journée Mesdemoiselles (et peut-être un bf)!

Note: while rummaging through the tons and tons of images and information relevent to my topic, I learned that the up until 2005, Wellies' popularity was pretty much solely designated to fisherman and WWII soldiers. Then Kate showed up at Glastonbury (a notoriously wet and muddy musical festival) in a pair and almost overnight their desirability skyrocketed; retailers couldn't even keep them in stock. Her choice of pairing them with short-shorts had such a profound effect on popular trends, the outfit itself is considered a phenomenon part of a greater "Kate Moss Effect", which is clearly still going strong 5 years later. See: Wellies and Short Short at Glastonbury: The Kate Moss Effect Lives On.



sierra said...

thanks for listening to my last request for a rainy weather post! just kidding, you totally wrote this before i started reading your blog.

don't compromise on the red. demand them in your size.

post script: i can totally attest to her having one of the largest collections of shoes i have ever seen.

cakey, can we go shoe shopping soon?

Amy said...

I have hunter rain boots in a brownish color and I love them. Totally cute/versatile and good for still feelin cute when it's yucky out ;)

The Lovely Corina said...

I know its a little late, but have you tried e-bay? I wanted them in the original fuchsia, and they only have them in the gloss style online, but they have them on international websites on ebay. also there are a few companies from the UK that will ship them overseas for not that much money. I found the ones I want for only 80-90$ Which saves me a little bit of money, but then I would have to pay for shipping.

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