Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hunter Wellies for Anjela, Penelopes for all


Fall means even more rain (the wettest year on record where I live). When it's too soggy for shoes and too mild for winter boots, Wellies enter, and endure through slush season.

J. Crew now offer the classic Hunter Wellington ($115) through their web site, and I'm crushin' on the vibrant orange. The lilac is a surprisingly netural colour too, a gentler, romantic Welly.

I imagine Anjela in these with her ecru lace skirt.

There is tromp and there is sashay. The Penelope peep toe ($225) has to be named for Penelope Cruz; the colours right out of an Almodovar film.

Shoes of wit and character, shoes that wink on your feet.

Aye aye, caliente!




9 comments:

materfamilias said...

The Hunters can be found more and more easily throughout Vancouver (I wonder why!), and last winter even went on sale below $100!! Of course, I went to scoop a pair, but sadly, trying them on, found they're just a bit too tall for the short of leg -- they hit right about where my knee wants to bend. Very sad.

La Belette Rouge said...

YOU have great taste in shoes. I am getting the orange Hunters and I love the Penelope's in the caliente colours.

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Anjela said...

Hmmmm as soon as I saw the Hunters Duchesse I began to get excited- felt happy- Dreams of tea made in the open air ... of fairy rings and wildflowers, of burrs sticking to my clothes, of running down hills and walking on boglands. I thought of birds and feeling the silence touch my skin. I thought of home and walking over mud and through rain and feeling protected against the elements.
I thought of arms holding me. Of days going into evenings walking in clouded forests.
Need I say I love Hunters, not just for the quality and style but for what they bring me home to...myself.
Thanks a million Duchesse for taking me home.

Mardel said...

I love Hunters. I have the basic greens and they are wonderful for the entire spring/fall mud season as well as those nasty mid winter thaws that we get here in New York.

I have been incredibly tempted by the lilac ones since I first saw them.

Duchesse said...

Belette: Lucky! I hope you get rain, to enjoy them.
ma: Could the J Crews be shorter? Or so you think they are a stock height?
mardel: Well... lilac is so different from green :)
Anjela: These are your ruby sippers!

Duchesse said...

Oops Anjela, I meant "slippers". But one could sip in them too. A sherry after a walk?

Anjela's Day said...

Hi Duchesse, I only saw this now, as a rain-soaked Connecticut has me reaching for the Hunters and putting away the Uggs- Had to be almost surgically removed off my body- I bought a pair of black suede Uggs and since last September until this week have worn them daily- with jeans tucked inside- with skirts and with leggings and oversized shirts and big boyfriend sweaters-they were a good buy and they still look amazing...Sippers was a great slip...I have missed you though I have been a lurkerer.
Anjela )

Duchesse said...

Anjela: Hello! Hunters are now readily available here and a favourite, especially of young women.

I never wanted Uggs but know many women are devoted; I'm a Blundstone wearer until sandal time.