Now that she comes to think about it, this photo started it all.
(photo by www.mycine.com.ar taken from flickr)
This photo made the cat fall in love with these silly, rubber shoes.
And then, other photos started to arrive, photos of Kate Moss and Lily Allen rocking their wellingtons during muddy festivals.
(Hunter Original Wellington Boot, as seen on Lily Allen, www.asos.com)
And the cat, did something spontaneous: she bought these babies, by Cath Kidston
She hasn't regretted it, since. These wellies have survived snow, heavy rain, heat (well, they were just TOO nice to hide in the closet), endless hours of solitary reading at Starbucks, walks around the city, excursions, Bologna.
They have been scorned by the cat's boyfriend, laughed at by random people in the street, marvelled by fellow co-workers (or laughed at, the cat sometimes can't tell the difference).
But now, they're somewhat mainstream (although boyfriend still seems to be apalled by them).
There are just so many ways to do wellies now.
There is Christina's casual chic way
Angela's urban way
Modcloth's way (the lovely indie retro site I discovered when Athena Koutromanos did her retro feature on Ermoumag - have you seen it by the way? Fabulous!)
(st-eye-le of the Tiger rain boots, www.modcloth.com)
K's simple elegant way
Kelly's old school tartan way
Forever 21's glitter way
(glitter rain boots, www.forever21.com)
Lisa's one-of-a-kind way
(yes, the cat realises she should give a more inspired description. But she can't. If the cat has learned anything at all from working all these years with the fashionista above, is this: "Don't try to combine colours. Just layer whatever feels right. Miraculously, it always works").
And the cat's new way, with wellies borrowed by Mom
(yes, obviously the cat tried to combine the colours. She has a lot to learn yet)
How do you feel about wellies? What's your way of wearing them?