So... I didn't win the P&G Beauty and Grooming Award for Best Blog -- the super awesome Michelle Mullins of Lipstick Rules did -- but I did get a little trophy of sorts: these shoes. They were easily justifiable: 1) if I won (and there was a 33% chance), I would have to share the stage with Kim Cattrall (c'mon!) and I needed truly great shoes; 2) if I lost (which I did), at least I'd have the coolest shoes in the room (which I also did); 3) I did win that Canadian Online Publishing Award last week, so I deserved a little prize anyways; and 4) please, it's Nicholas Kirkwood and I've done this splurge before, exactly a year ago.
A version of them has been sitting on my blog since June, in the form of a little illustration on the right hand side. Yes, I did the drawing and it was a pleasure: the violent looking platform, the skinny heel, the sharp angular lines. Surprise, surprise: it's almost, sort of, comfortable (well, I survived the night).