Thursday, August 11, 2005

Territorial Adornment

I'm flying to Seattle tomorrow, and that got me thinking about what I like to call Territorial Adornment. One of the things I love about traveling is studying how the local environment and culture affects the way people dress. I think this certainly applies to the kink/fetish communities as well.

The ever lovable Midori, as I've mentioned in earlier blog entries, just wrote an article about dressing. She touched on the idea of making the right impression, and how some outfits may be symbolically lost in some locales. I couldn't agree more.

The most basic influences can make all the difference. Like this no brainer—the weather. Weather affects what shoes we wear. Here in Los Angeles, where it's sunny and dry, femmes walk around in the most spindly, stilleto heeled shoes. As "casual." With jeans. Or, if they are off to a fetish night at Miss Kitty's, spikey patent boots.

In Seattle, on the other hand, where it rains a lot, with lots more hills and mud puddles, bad ass boots and thick heeled, cartoonish pumps by the likes of the London designer John Fleuvog are hot hot hot. These shoes have great design, and it's easier to avoid toppling into a mud puddle!

It's funny, even though I've lived in LA for over four years, I still get described as dressing like a Seattle gal. That's right, now bring me a pair of Fleuvogs. No, really.

Since I am in shoe fetish mode, I think the absolute sexiest stockings to wear with the right pair of shoes are the cuban heeled stockings. They are so sexy I could just eat them!

And, on the topic of the wondrous shoe, Mistress Nan has an amazing shoe fetish chapter in her book, My Private Life.

Now, on to packing and figuring out how many pairs of shoes I can fit in my suitcase!


At 8/12/2005 9:22 PM, Anonymous said...

I say, bring them all! All the shoes you own! Clothing be damned! Some little undies and ANY shoe are the sexiest thing. Ugg boots and some satin panties from La Perla maybe? Yummy!

Knowing you, dear Lana, I think you could get away with this fashion statement. Undies and shoes. Does that count as a fetish? I guess, if that's what gets you off, it could be?

Have a great time out of town this weekend. I hope all is well with Midori, that saucy minx.

Missing you.

At 8/18/2005 12:35 PM, Lucky Lana said...

I did manage to bring five pairs of shoes for one weekend. Pretty good, eh?

At 8/19/2005 8:11 AM, Anonymous said...

Right on! I've been known to do such things as well.
Did you buy any shoes while you were there?


P.S. I emailed you via your other website (the 'festo' as I like to refer to it). Not sure if you got it. Hope all is well in kinkland.


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