Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Clockwise From Top Left: Robert Rodriguez Ruffled Dress, $495 at; Alexander McQueen Wing Embroidered Dress, $8,435 at; Fendi Zay Metallic Platforms, $705 at; and Juicy Couture No Juicy Angel Cuff, $98 at

Wings are associated with flight and the divine, and for good reason: not only do they propel the owner high into the heavens, but they also suggest a power of perception given to those who can see "with a bird's eye view." These particular pieces are safer than the wings given to Dedalus and look far more stylish (although the McQueen dress may melt your savings account quite quickly). While this look may be best for those with a) equally daring personalities to match and b) slight frames, others may find more comfort in the costume piece and the caged sandals, which are a more playfully subversive statement about our tendency to cage that which longs to soar.

1 comment:

riz said...

I absolutely love the winged motif. You analysis is nice. The McQueen dress is exquisite.