Lipstick in the heel

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  1. Fastuni

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  2. St. Louis

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    Seems highly impractical to me; can you imagine excusing yourself to your date while in a restaurant, bending over to twist that lipstick out of your heel (no way to do that gracefully) and then, after application, getting it back in there?

    But the shoes are kind of cute.
     
  3. KILO NOVEMBER

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    What I find interesting is that in 1949, Leipzig was part of the Russian occupation zone. Things were very grim in Germany at the time, especially in the Russian zone (the Soviet Union not being a "forgive and forget" sort of outfit). Yet here was a glamor fashion photo!
     
  4. Fastuni

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    Post-war Germany was not all rosy, but 1949 wasn't 1945-47.
    Reconstruction was already underway East and West and there was much enthusiasm (after all one also wanted to leave behind the war years quickly).
    Political and economic conditions in the Soviet zone (since 1949 GDR) were of course much different, but it wasn't only barbed wire and propaganda ralleyes either.
    Eastern Germany was to become the economic power-house and had the highest standard of living among the Eastern bloc.

    Berlin and the Leipziger Messe (trade fair) were showcases in Eastern Germany, where the authorities highlighted the advances and diversity of their economic output.
    Much of the stuff was hardly (or impossibly) available for the average consumer.

    Nevertheless particularly regarding textiles and shoes, Eastern Germany was very strong and productive.
    Also due to lower costs a large part of West German (and other countries) clothing was in fact produced in East German factories, before they began outsourcing to developing countries.
     
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  5. W-D Forties

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    What if it was muddy? Or you stepped in something!
     
  6. GHT

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    Lipstick & moisteriser, all in one!
     
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    Fake tan?! Bleughhh!
     
  8. sheeplady

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    I can think of things I would want to keep stashed in my heels if a date went really sour, but lipstick wouldn't be one of them. ;)
     
  9. St. Louis

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    A stiletto? (Pardon the pun.)
     
  10. sheeplady

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    lol

    How did you know? ;)
     
  11. Edward

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    A stilly heel is fine all on its own for that sort of thing. You've seen Single White Female, right? ;)

    Stashing things in the heel will always remind me of Sickboy's secret heroin stash in Trainspotting.
     
  12. B. White

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    Maybe these shoes where used to carry some other things? (not lipstic)
     
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    Much more practical to carry the lipstick in the purse, lol.
     
  14. TimeWarpWife

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    I wouldn't have enough coordination to get the lipstick out of the heel without falling over probably. When I was 15 my dad told me that my being extremely clumsy was just a phase I was going through...I'm now 53 and I'm still waiting for this phase to end. :eusa_doh:
     
  15. Amy Jeanne

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    I say NAY to this one lol

    If it unscrewed from the bottom -- eew! Those heels go on the ground where there is all kinds of unpleasant matter!
    If it was accessed from inside -- eeew! Your sweaty foot was in there! I hate feet lol
     
  16. sheeplady

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    In my high school education (which I don't pretend to be at all factual in much of what was taught) we were taught that there were significant differences between East and West. To quote my teacher the year we covered WWII in world history, "In East Germany they were living in the rubble. In West Germany they were picking up the bricks, cleaning them off, and rebuilding. But that wasn't happening in East Germany. They just left the bricks there and lived around them."

    It doesn't surprise me that what we were taught about East Germany was actually non-factual given the way Russia was actually portrayed in much of my education (highly non-favorably). I was taught this after Russia became a "democracy" and during the brief time the United States seemed friendlier towards Russia.
     
  17. Fastuni

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    Idiocy. In West Germany they modernized the cities more extensively and at a much faster pace - thus destroying lots of old buildings that could have been restored. In East Germany they retained (until today) relatively more of the old building substance (though it now is again in decay in more rural and sparsely populated regions). Of course they had their countless concrete high-rise buildings, too. While it is true that war-damages and rubble heaps were more widely encountered in the East for many years after the war, the same was to be found in the West. On the outskirts of the prosperous West German city of Munich the giant rubble heap was converted after 30 years to the park for the Olympic games 1972...
     
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  18. sheeplady

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    Like I said, not surprised. I have since found many things (including many things in our textbook) that were similarly erroneous, and often for political motivations. (Even worse was also what was *left* out of my education.)

    I remember that quote, as well as several others that represented things that just seemed illogical at that time.
     
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    Great gimmick for spies. Can't help but wonder if maybe these were invented under the auspices of the KGB?
     
  20. Fastuni

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    Would they advertise their gimmick to the world on the largest trade fair?
    This might be the case if it was a rejected idea and they thought it was only good enough for actual lipstick (which BTW seems to be inserted sideways into the heel). :p
     
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