Back when I was in kindergarten, my mother made me wear a pair of frilly white socks to match my patent Mary Jane slip-ons and dreadful moss green school uniform. Somehow, she thought them very fancy and pretty! But for a feisty and rowdy toddler, the socks seemed like the perfect testament of my mother’s attempts to torture and spite me. I detested them so much–they were itchy and so, very, tight. When it rained, they would cling on my legs like seaweeds and I absolutely loathed clinging seaweeds. So whenever I’d step into my classroom, I would roll them down to my ankles and tell all my friends: “Look! I made perfect sock-doughnuts, yay!”
Now, at twenty-one, I’ve spent three or so months going all over various department stores to look for frilly, ribbed socks. I recall telling a sales lady: “I don’t care if the frills are made of cotton or organza, I don’t care if it’s int he kid’s department, just get me one!” I was a size six after all and a lot of fifth graders wore size 6 socks and shoes. Unfortunately, no one could point me to frilly socks–and to think, I’m not very picky! All I want are frilled socks to pair with my lovely platform pumps, why the scarcity?
So I opted to settle for well, plain ribbed socks from the men’s department. Or should I say, the elderly men’s department, for ribbed calf-high socks, (no thanks to) inspired by Christopher Bailey’s Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 RTW collection.
Although the plain socks with the muted colors were very European, I wanted something quirky. I went through several Asian Fashion magazines and Asian Fashion websites and saw tiny, cute models with frilly socks. FRILLY SOCKS! Why were they so hard to find? They weren’t even available at high-street stores like Topshop, Zara, and Forever 21. People call me socks-obsessed, I’m not inclined to disagree.
Because my attempts proved to be futile, I thought of possible ways to go around it–I mean, since I already did the sock and high-heeled sandal trend in the safest way possible with my blah coloured socks (ala Burberry Prorsum, which you can view in my previous post: Spontaneous Fashion and Mori Girl Knits). How could you be more creative with socks if you can’t get the frills?
Then I thought, “What if, I bought random colored socks?”–there should be no shortage of that!
Eventually, for the shoot, since it was raining and like I said, I hate soggy socks and err, anything remotely resembling clinging, damp seaweeds, we ended up removing both shoes and socks:
Upside? I’ve a new appreciation for my hair! So how about you, guys? Indulge me, how would you make the Sock and High Heel trend your own? 🙂
Oversized grey knitted top: Promod | Long necklace with Orange pendant: H&M | Yellow Floral Print tube dress: Keyscouture | Green Socks: H&M | Nude Pumps: Custom-made (Don’t you ever wonder why I’ve so much custom-made shoes? If you want to know more, send me a message via my contact form)
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