Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Shoes and Shopping -- All in One Post!

I'm off early this morning to take my mom dress-shopping, but I thought I'd leave you with this teaser photo taken from yesterday's visit to the Fluevog & Friends exhibit at the Vancouver Museum -- these platform (!!!) clogs, custom-made, from the early 70s. One of the other clerks in an office I worked in, circa 1974, had a similar pair, part of a small collection of Fox & Fluevogs she proudly wore, every spare penny of her paycheques going in that Gastown direction. I can't remember her name, but she was tall BEFORE she put the clogs on, big-boned and statuesque, AND she had permed her white-blond hair into an Afro -- very striking.

There were many wonderful shoes displayed, some I would happily wear today. I've got more photos to show you later, but meanwhile, what were the most outrageous shoes you remember from the 1970s (unless something you did in the 1970s is still interfering with your memory . . . )? Or, if you're one of my post-1970s readers, have you heard of Fluevog shoes? Did you realize they had such a long (40 years!) history?

Now cross your fingers I can help mom find a dress -- 79, size 2, quite particular. . . -- and that she can remember the PIN for her charge card!!