Sunday, January 29, 2006


When I was a little girl I was fascinated by a perfume bottle on my mother’s dresser. It was dark glass twisted into a candle shape and its stopper was an amber flame. That was my introduction to the fabulous Elsa Schiaparelli. I later came to know that “shocking pink” which was her signature. I have always associated Schiaparelli pink with glamour and though I am by nature conservative in my dress and habits, I keep my admiration for the surreal style and taste I wish I had the nerve and verve to wear.
And so, in answer to this week’s I.F. challenge –GLAMOUR—here is that icon of glamour, the high heel, in “shocking pink.”