posted by: shoesense in General on May 19th, 2008
And the answer is: yes, there is! Have you all met Dr. Shoesense? Of course you have. It’s none other than the blogger formerly known simply as Shoesense, currently enriched with the suffix “PhD.”
It’s true! When she wasn’t working on bringing you news and tidbits about shoes, yours truly developed headaches over the merits of content analysis over semiotics. For every beautiful shoe spotted, there was a unit analysis to be written up. For every pair tried on, a bagful of revisions. And so on and so forth.
But! No matter. After seven long, painful years, Shoesense finally graduated to Dr. Shoesense as she defended her dissertation a week or so ago.
Of course, this post would not be complete without a few musings over appropriate dissertation footwear. Of course, the shoes had to be coordinated with the outfit–a navy ensemble, with straight-leg trousers and a somewhat billowy (and hence, a bit less academic than usual) Max Studio silk top, in black with tiny white abstract print. And since I am a lover of comfort, but also becauseI didn’t want to be encumbered with unholy thoughts toward uncharitable footwear during my defense inquisition*, I chose black, low-heeled, unassuming shoes, with just a hint of an edge (see: brogue styling and faux zipper vamp). These Sonia Rykiel low heels were supremely comfy and soft, just what I needed for spending a few hours on my feet running to and fro on campus:
I’m thinking they will also make good interview shoes. And what d’ya know–I have an interview tomorrow. I guess I’ll wear something tried and true!
*Um… it wasn’t half as bad, actually. Not that I recommend it or anything–just….more pleasant than I expected, despite my chronic lack of sleep.