Shoe Personality of the Week: 7/19/2010
Who doesn't remember how fly Thelma Evans (Good Times) was? She was every black boy's fantasy, every young black man's dream back then. As a young girl I aspired to be as fly as Thelma. She represented pride to me, looking nothing like her project living situation. She represented what my parents always taught me: even if you are broke, you ain't got to look it. Thelma's style choices, even then, were classic and sophisticated. That's what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I grew up. There is no 1 style that you can pin on me. I like a lot of different styles and enjoy doing a lot of different things that require, in my opinion, a lot of different options. Some things remain staples to me though: Shell Toe Adidas, Nike Air Max, a wedge heel, ballerina flats, & a strappy platform. There's something so beautiful, so natural about the joining of wood and leather. A chunky heel stacked up on a short stage says "Where's the party?," & "Don't try me, I will kick yo' ass, even in these cute shoes!" I don't know why that's important, it just is.
This shoe is an ode to the beauty of Green fashion: the best concepts have been reused and recycled, reducing the opportunity for fashion failure. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Presently, I'm applying this motto to many areas of my life. I'm not going to let anyone shake my resolve & push me in unintended directions. I got this. My life, like this shoe, is sturdy. I have work to do & I look forward to it. This past year (Happy Blog-o-versary to me!!) has been 1 of incredible moves--new beginnings & much needed endings. There will be times when I will require my own platform, to speak to the people & let them know just what it is. At times I will require assistance in holding myself up because this walk will make me tired.
Going into another of many personal New Years, I intend to walk with the resilience of wood. I am powerful, my ideas are robust. I am Girl UNinterrupted.
Watch me move.