Friday, October 17, 2014
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lovingmalemodels:

David Part by Sylvain Norget But.Portraiture Photography

lovingmalemodels:

David Part by Sylvain Norget But.Portraiture Photography

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

chathaa:

Ashish spring 2012 rtw details

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
jeannepompadour:

Victorian boots, 1890s

jeannepompadour:

Victorian boots, 1890s

Sunday, August 31, 2014
misanthropicmessiah:

Johnsons La Rocka designed boots worn by Tom Waits in Down by Law

misanthropicmessiah:

Johnsons La Rocka designed boots worn by Tom Waits in Down by Law

Thursday, August 28, 2014
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shoelust:

Anastasia Radevich “Moss” booties

shoelust:

Anastasia Radevich “Moss” booties

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

On Wonder Woman and Heeled Boots

dcwomenkickingass:

Yesterday Warner Bros. revealed the costume Gal Gadot will wear for her role in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The costume has her wearing boots. I don’t care for the inclusion of boots. Yes, she’s been drawn wearing heeled boots (including her first appearance)

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but she’s also been drawn wearing greek sandals

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and boots with no heel.

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So there is no continuity over the last 70 plus years although there certainly has been some rethinking of how female characters are presented in media during that time. 

A few years ago when they were making the disastrous NBC pilot they also had Wonder Woman wearing a heel. Here’s what I said then:

Wonder Woman is free of vanity. For her a costume should be utilitarian — to cover what needs be covered and to make her recognizable to scare off weak-willed adversaries and alert others to her involvement. 

Having heels on her boots adds nothing. A boot heel will not make her run faster or kick harder or assist her in doing her job or make her recognizable. The only thing a heel does is please the eye. And that is something Wonder Woman should not care about.

A few folks have stated the heel is required to give her the height to stand with her co-stars Affleck and Cavill. That also does not require a costume with a heel as we’ve seen from dozens of films starring actors who are shorter than their female co-stars.

This is not about hating high heeled boots; I love high heeled boots. It’s fine if Wonder Woman wore them in her “civilian” identity. Rather, this is about questioning a costuming choice which puts the emphasis on Hollywood’s requirements for a Woman rather than the Wonder of the character.