I was headed to the Whitney to see the Biennial, (finally)
when I passed this shop.
I think it was Michael Bastian?
Pretty sure, anyway, they struck me as odd, beautiful, and hideous
all at the same time.
But mostly they were disturbing.
I could go into why, but I'm sure I would offend someone,
but what I will say is that they have a feeling of...
I just have a feeling that the person who would wear these
would somehow be sad?
And kind of scary, but not in a good or cool way, like say
a leather clad biker can be scary, but also cool looking at the same time.
A WASPy dude
(I am making a BIG jump here when I ass-u-me that this is MB's client base.)
rocking these would
REALLY scare me,
and would be TOTALLY
That sounds mean and unfair doesn't it?
God, I don't know.
Why do I even bother thinking about these kinds of things!
I took a picture of these Hitler Slippers shoes for a reason though.
So here they are.
How do they make you feel?
Just before posting this, I went to Michael Bastian's website,
just to check it out.
And you know what,
it does scare me.
This was the first shot I looked at:
Terrifying, for SO many reasons....