The Glamorous Life

 Serious footwear is a prerequisite for my glamorous career.

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These are serious, I think as I gaze upon my pristine Black & White Satin, Cherry-Print  high-tops. I could wear these to work tomorrow.

I suddenly flashback to my Sherbert-Lime  retro-repro Reeboks. I nostalgically recall how audacious they were with an all-black outfit, until an emergency Zombie breakdown-fest happened on Set. My Sherbert-Lime’s got slathered with snotty grease, and caked in breakdown powders. Sigh!

Hmm, think I’ll pass on the Satin Sneaks.

Even if I’m not on set tomorrow, so what? I’ll be shopping til I’m dropping. I need something much sturdier to make it back and forth across the Eaton Center, or as I call it, the Creaton Center.

I know, what about those Doc Martins I bought last year?

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Are these like the sickest boots you’ve ever seen? In pure white leather with Hot Pink Floral Flocking, they should be a wallpaper.

Okay, I confess that when I bought them I had no intention of wearing them. One coffee spill would destroy them. Instead, I put them on the dining room table. I wanted to fill them with dried flowers.

Someone said shoes on the table was bad luck. Rats! Into the closet my flocked Docs went.

I pull other boots, sneakers and flats out of the closet. Nothing’s right. Well if I could wear anything in the world  I want, what would it be? I make a heart-bent selection.

My eyes linger on these shoes. Pretty heels remind me of glamorous events and moments. I begin to remember a few.

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Don’t be ridiculous! I tell myself. You’ll die in the trenches with these shoes.

It seems the glamor is in the aftermath, not the doing.

I crave aftermath. I drift off into glamorous memory dreamland.

So it’s a Pop Culture memory, not mine.

I don’t know Sheila E, but from my POV; I believe she worked really hard making that video. Her syncopation is hypnotic, and what about that awesome beat when she kicks the symbol?

Okay, her father was Santana percussionist,  Pete Escovedo.  I’m sure that helped on a specific end, but her execution of cool wasn’t bought in a store.


Shoes that I’m not wearing to work tomorrow are scattered all over the apartment. I should put them back in the closet, but I panic that time is running out. It’s mere hours until I’m back on the MOW hamster wheel.

In defiance I play Yakuza Dead Souls. I have a crush on one of the characters.yakuza-deadsouls

Did I ever mention I have the pink controller for my PS3?


I default to my beat-up old white and turquoise Pumas until I can buy some new rad sneaks.

PS: Sheila E is still working hard. She’s still glamorous. Check her out.

Glam Life

30 Responses to “Private: The Glamorous Life”

  1. boomiebol June 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm Edit #

    Love these shoes…I would so rock the white and pink floral boots :) . You would be so much fun to shop with. Enjoyed reading this

    • Resa McConaghy June 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm Edit #

      Thank you so much. That means a lot coming from you. Hugs!

    • Resa McConaghy June 28, 2012 at 6:21 pm Edit #

      Since you said you’d rock the w&p boots, I have had a few moments envisioning you in the boots. I can see outfits, but are they you? Would you like them? What would you instinctively wear? Oh, and I just happened to be in the shop where I bought them today. My assistant dragged me out for my own good.

      • boomiebol June 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm Edit #

        Oh you could rock them with shorts :) . Even a short dress that’s not too tight. So many possiblities :) . Lol, bet you would be fun to shop with

      • Resa McConaghy June 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm Edit #

        I saw lots of sweet shorts while I was out working/shopping today. There are some lace ones that… well! And fun printed sundresses forever. With a cropped antique white denim (very worn denim, thin), I’m loving it! Oh, and a vintage Cameo brooch.

  2. carolynpageabc June 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm Edit #

    One of my loves is shoes, shoes and shoes… You’ve inspired me… I’m going to take a pic of one of my favs and put it on my ‘shoes’ reflection…. hope it turns out..! eeeekkk…
    Loved this post, as usual. Resa, your writing style is infectiously witty…! ;)
    (and enlightening..!) :)

  3. Travel Culture Food June 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm Edit #

    love the first picture, great post ❤

  4. billgncs June 27, 2012 at 10:27 pm Edit #

    beauty starts from the ground up

  5. Imelda Evans June 28, 2012 at 6:12 pm Edit #

    I think I am in love with those Docs. Oh the sad choice between the practical and the beautiful when it comes to footwear! My sister has a pair of deep purple Docs which are both and she let me wear them once. One day I shall have my own…

    • Resa McConaghy June 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm Edit #

      I can’t wear those Docs. I’d be, too, sick if something happened and they were ruined. What about Docs to go with your “Wrapper” purse?

      • Imelda Evans June 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm Edit #

        Ooooh. I hadn’t thought of that! That would be very fabulous indeed. I will have to have a look, next time I am in the part of Melbourne where such things would be found. If you ever get down here Resa, I will take you to Brunswick street, home of all that is vintage and funky in the clothes department and you shall show me your shopping mojo. I have nieces who I think would like you and your mojo very much indeed…

      • Resa McConaghy June 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm Edit #

        I love nieces. When each of mine turned 16, I took them on a Shopping Spree they’ll never forget. I will definitely want to see Brunswick Street. Thank you!

  6. Kylie Scott June 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm Edit #

    Oh those Docs. Those beautiful beautiful Docs. You lucky thing. I’m going to be seeing them in my dreams for weeks. *sigh*

    • Resa McConaghy June 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm Edit #

      So you understand why I can never wear them? I mean, what if bad something happened?

  7. wendy@chezchloe June 29, 2012 at 1:29 am Edit #

    Love the floral doc martins and love the idea of high heels but never wear them… My deepest love though is for boots… preferably above the knee… have 2 gorgeous pair that reach my thighs :-)

    • Resa McConaghy June 29, 2012 at 7:55 am Edit #

      Ooh! thigh boots! I have 2 pairs as well. That’s one good thing about winter.

  8. Robyn Lee July 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm Edit #

    Shoes!!! ~ Our Foundation – Our Grounding…. What we Stand For …. Love this post Resa!! xo

    • Resa McConaghy July 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm Edit #

      Thank you so much. Shoes rule! Your blog is so awesome. You are to be admired. Although my blog is more entertaining than enlightening, I hope you will drop by for a laugh again!

      • Robyn Lee July 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm Edit #

        Absolutely Resa… will need to sigh up for follow notices … loved visiting today:)

      • Resa McConaghy July 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm Edit #


  9. belocchio July 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm Edit #

    I’m pea green with envy. One look at those Doc’s and you had me. Did you find those shops at the shop on West Queen West? I had a pair of Doc’s I loved so much I wanted to bronze them when they wore out. Now give me the scoop. Spill the beans. What are your absolutely fav pair of shoes. (Even if you can’t walk in them). Virginia

    • Resa McConaghy July 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm Edit #

      Got the Docs on Queen for sure. My fav pair of shoes? Still my secret. xo

  10. Sassy August 5, 2012 at 9:24 am Edit #

    I’m a sucker for beautiful shoes! Aaaaaahh! I love that floral boots! :D

  11. Resa McConaghy August 5, 2012 at 10:39 am Edit #

    Yeah, I treat those boots like works of art. I could never take a chance and actually wear them. It’s a by-product of my career, buying clothes and shoes that intoxicate me, but then I never wear them.

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