Ralph Lauren for the Monday

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Manolo says, it is Monday and you are back again at your desk working away, while outside the spring has riotously sprung.

Suddenly, and unaccountably, you long to be out in the country, riding horses with tall, blond, very WASPy men in rugby shirts, which is exceedingly odd, as you have not ridden horses since the summer you were fifteen, when the only thing on your mind was ponies, ponies, ponies! (At home, somewhere in your parents attic, there are still five cardboard boxes filled with nothing but Breyer models and the collected works of the Pullein-Thompson sisters.)

Then, in September of that year, you discovered boys.

And so, to be now suddenly thinking of riding horses with the blond WASPs can mean only one thing, you passed the Ralph Lauren advertisement at the bus stop on your way to work.

Look! Here is the Velma from Ralph Lauren Collection, the horsey but sexy high-heeled sandal.

5 Responses to “Ralph Lauren for the Monday”

  1. VK May 12, 2008 at 12:28 pm #

    It can also be a yen to return to past dreams fueled by mid-life changes.

  2. Kori Ellis May 12, 2008 at 10:37 pm #

    You got me thinking now about where my Breyer models might be. I certainly loved those model horses decades ago, until I got a real live horse. Oh … and great shoes. You are right; they are a little horse-y but nice.

  3. bethgirl May 13, 2008 at 2:29 pm #

    as ever, Manolo, your words ring true. I was one of those horse-obsessed teens who never had a PONY(!) of my own, but collected several boxfuls of Breyer models, which now reside in my basement. I was more of a Black Stallion reader, however – I have never heard of the Pullein-Thompson sisters, perhaps I’ll investigate.

  4. oakling May 14, 2008 at 3:06 pm #

    I especially like the way they resemble an elaborate harness and bridle arrangement… for your FOOT. Pretty, but disturbing!

  5. Morgan May 14, 2008 at 4:17 pm #

    Wow I had completely forgotten about those Breyer horses until I read that and now I wonder if mine are still packed away at my parent’s house or if some young girl got hold of them after a thorough spring cleaning episode many years ago. But what cracks me up is that others had the same response. Oh and the shoes are pretty cool – I do picture Ralph Lauren models when i see those.