I think I spent an entire month watching over-the-knee boots march down runways.
From Rodarte in New York, to Pam Hogg in London and Louis Vuitton in Paris - and about a million in between - they were everywhere, but aside from Lauren Santo Domingo's turn in custom-made Brian Atwoods, we'd placed stretchy leather up to one's butt cheeks in the runway-only category, along with everything sheer from SS09.
I was wrong, of course. Byrdie Bell broke hers out for a party a couple of weeks ago and as fall merchandise creeps its way into stores, we're preparing for an onslaught. Stuart Weitzman's square-toed versions, in both suede and leather, hit Shopbop this week and StyleFile is even contemplating thigh high clogs.
I remember the first time I wore almost knee-high leather boots to my suburban Catholic high school and gave everyone a heart attack. Even if this is New York City circa now, I imagine a similar, if not more dangerous reaction with those six extra inches of leather. I love the idea, am obsessed with the look, but I'm pretty sure I'd look like a hooker regardless of what I wear on the rest of my body.
Abby, however, can't wait to rock a pair. Thoughts?