Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Forever Counted by Seconds

How do you measure eternity?

By the gaze of your partner as it dwells in the hesitation of the music.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Stubby Comfort

These may not make the porteñas of Buenos Aires go verde with envy, but these are the shoes to wear for that all-night milonga when you don't want your feet to hurt, and you know you're staying until the breakfast omelets start being served.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Eternal Heels

The heels of tango shoes never get worn out. The man can only turn the woman when she is perfectly balanced and on the sweet spot of the toe of one foot. This is where she waits in painful, endless anticipation.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Suspending the Steps

At the end of every step in tango, the woman needs to collect, and then do the hardest thing of all - wait.

There is no such thing as impatience in tango; waiting only increases the tension, and when the tension is at an unbearable point, the movement becomes a relief.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Underlined Stiletto

The open toe cut out of a velvety suede invites, yet the tracery of red underlines and embraces the foot, yet creates a distance.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Spider's Web

How can these shoes look so delicate and yet sustain the most elaborate and achingly sensual of adornos?

To see these is to know the tensile strength and ravishing beauty of a spider's web ...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Pale Toes

I can't decide if blood-red nail polish would have taken away from these great silver-and-black shoes or would have made the dancer even more dramatic.
There's something to be said for the no-artifice sensual look of a naked foot.