Last night as I was glamorously soaking my feet in my equally glamorous beige Rubbermaid dishtub full of epsom-salted water and rose oil (ignore the old-folk associations, epsom salt soaks are brilliant) I came upon a picture of The World Famous *Bob* in my copy of Bust Magazine which I’ve almost forgiven for grievously failing to include Manolo for the Big Girl in their write up about Big Girl blogs. She was wearing a blue sequin cocktail dress and suddenly my memory was cast back, Proust-style, to my very first experience of high heels.
It was 1986, I was in 2nd grade and had the lead in a performance of Maurice Sendak’s/Carole King’s “Really Rosie.” Part of my costume –my favorite part actually– was a pair of blue sequined court shoes five sizes too big, which I held onto my feet with those thick rubber bands that come with a head of broccoli, they were a coordinating blue of course.
This little bit of nostalgia leads us to the first Big Question of the month.
Francesca and Plumcake want to know: all about your first pair of heels.