A LOT OF MONEY ON SHOES | FEAT. SYLVIA PLATH

Shoe Sketch | Drawing by Sylvia Plath
Source: Sylvia Plath Desenhos (Biblioteca Azul, 2014)


“Why do I not wear heels ... because I look like such a bobby soxer in flat shoes? I am young, naive, childish, sixteen emotionally. My reactions are too obvious, too excitable easily. ”

Sylvia Plath (1953)
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


Red Prysock And His Orchestra
Fruit Boots (Mercury, 1957)


“I was grateful for a good dinner and tried to be nice to Sally who was very serious and deadpan and who never walked because her feet hurt (looking at my paper-thin red ballerinas, she said somewhat resentfully: "I could never wear shoes like yours")”

Sylvia Plath (1956)
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


The Bangles
Sweetheart of the Sun (Model Music Group, 2011)



“Slipped into my dirty red down-at-the-heel ballet shoes (which I must throw out) & tried to sit in the relatively clean & unfeverish livingroom after wandering about collecting dirty plates & glasses & stacking them intricately in the yellow plastic dish pan. ”

Sylvia Plath (1958)
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


Down at the heel red ballerinas ready to be thrown out/sold
Source: ebay


“Time slips shockingly by with our 'schedule' unbegun as yet - and nothing but a whole year, undivided, ahead: the discipline demanded is enormous. I have been tired, feverish, cramped. We have spent a lot of money already - on shoes (I bought mine too tight as usual & got frightful heel blisters from my 'walking shoes' on our first walk at midnight through Scollay Square”

Sylvia Plath (1958)
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


Zina Nahid
Babouch’ Party Columbia Records (France)


“She sat with me, leafing through a copy of Vogue she had brought & giving me a little monologue on each page, talked of "almond" - toed shoes, and the new round toe (I said I thought it was the old round toe) and how she had bought a blue beret in Exeter, and how wonderful Brigitte Bardot was …"

Sylvia Plath (1962)
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


Vogue magazine | April 1962
Source: Sun

 

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