Friday, April 23, 2010
But I've Just Gotta Have Them!?!
Here I go again, a "gotta have them" moment. I haven't even really shared my Kenneth Cole Boot Story yet, but I will soon. But first I was flicking through my monthly InStyle Mag, and I should say scouring every nook and cranny of that fashion rag. And I get to page 56 of the May issue and on the edge of the page is a small article with that cute trendy Gwen, you know that rockin' chick Gwen Stefani? She's just sitting on a park bench in LA kind of dressed down and wearing these KILLER high tops! They come in black, hot pink and dark denim blue and have some nice but tasteful bling hardware added. Now how cute would they be with jeans, girls? I'm already eyeballing the denim ones, since my closet is bulging with black boots and black flats. And I could "REALLY" use some fun sneakers for that casual look, I'm always wearing boots or heels in the winter and sandals in the summer. I need that summer/fall in between and what could be more perfect than denim blue high tops?
So they have a name "Chuck Buckle" High tops by UES (and for those non-NYCers UES stands for Upper East Side), I immediately scan the internet.......nothing, zip, nada....Can barely find anything on the make UES. I do find they have a Facebook, fine I'll be a fan.
Harumph....A day passes, and life goes on. But the article is now torn out and staring at me every time I'm at the computer.....I WANT THESE. So I read the article again. Oh, there is a phone number...hmmm. Let's dial it and see who answers? It's 9am and ring, ring, ring.....nope. Let's try again at 930 and let it ring oh let's say 8 times, nothing. Okay, now I whip out my iphone and use my reverse number thingy to see where and who I'm actually calling (maybe some finicky personal design shop? A actual store or just a number to nowhere?) I must know these questions. So it comes back with Kitson Stores in LA and some Directors name of Kitson, well this is a start. So I wait till 10 this time to call again, and "ta-da" a voice on the other end says "Kitson hold please" before I can say "yes or no". And a very nice gal comes back on the line and asks "can I help you" and I tell her my plight, she says that most of the magazine stuff is usually a month early and not in stores yet. So she'll take my name and number and email and look up that picture and make notes, and when they arrive she'll call or email me...Sweet!!!
....this story to be continued, as soon as Kitson get's back to me with those rockin' tennies!