Saturday, 8 October 2011
Penelope Chilvers' Velvet Chelsea Boot
Thanks to David Cameron's mid-week economic advice, we don't have to pay off our credit cards just yet. As in the last Great Depression, simple clothes adorned with fancy accessories is the way to go. Which is probably why this plush, claret velvet, Chelsea boot feels right for now. An easy way to rev-up my pared-down aesthetic, and for the first time in my life, wear Cuban heels. The androgynous, late sixties feel makes me think of Keith Richards in Anita Pallenberg's clothes. As Keef so eloquently puts it, 'Anita had a huge influence on the style of the time. She could put anything together and make it look good. I was beginning to wear her clothes most of the time. I would wake up and put on what was lying around. It really pissed off Charlie Watts with his walk-in cupboards of impeccable Savile Row suits, that I started to become a fashion icon for wearing my old lady's clothes.'
Cubana boot, Penelope Chilvers.