Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Little Mix ft Charlie Puth Perform Oops into Touch | Finals | The X Fact...

What kind of year is it? It's the kind of year where I paused for a moment to consider if this clip of 4 thighbooted singers was worth posting. We've gotten SO spoiled.

Joanne Froggatt Talks About Wrestling with Typecasting Early in Her Career

The Downton Abbey star wears a pair of fringy suede OTK's in this excerpt.

More here-



The Cast and Director Discuss Their Film, "Coming Through The Rye" | BUI...

More from the BUILD Series. It's official, I definitely prefer "this years boot" in beige or grey over the light-sucking, detail-destroying black variety.

Billie Lourd's Grandma Debbie Reynolds Tried to Scare Her from Acting

This clip proves that without the walk-out scene, most talk show appearances are an exercise in frustration. Trust me she is wearing boots and at about the 2 minute mark you actually get to see them for a bit.

Veja os melhores momentos de Xuxa Meneghel desta segunda-feira (5)

Xuxa did a "throwback" episode recently where she dressed like this.  Her current program, a generic talk show,  is a mixed bag. Much of the time she dresses like Ellen Degeneres is her fashion guide, but every once and a while she'll break out a decent pair of leather OTK's. And on this one occasion  she remembered the outlandish style that made her famous. The clip below is too long, but showcases the outfit above.


Natalia brings new meaning to the phrase "shake your bootie."

Here's another one-


There's more out there, but most are of shockingly poor quality.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Little Mix X-Factor UK

Little Mix perform Shout Out To My Ex! ¦ Results Show ¦ The X Factor UK 2016 from Maria on Vimeo.

I don't normally post Vimeo links, but this clip has been completely scrubbed from Youtube.  You never know what the "high water mark" was until AFTER the flood has subsided.  Next summer when we're all bored it wouldn't surprise me if we looked back and said, "THIS was the bootiest it got in 2016/17."  I'm not saying "the best," but this is just......nuts.  

Olympian Missy Franklin, Dick Franklin & D.A. Franklin On Their Memoir, ...

More from the BUILD Series. Would not have minded if mom and daughter had switched boots

Joan Rivers Athena Swing Style Shirt on QVC

Tam Benz took time away from his hectic pace on The Newswomen blog to share this clip he calls "Must See TV." I could not agree more.  I LOVE the hostess's black boots/white pants combo and the "Swing" shirt just pushes it over the edge.

BTW-searching QVC's youtube channel for "over knee boots 2016" returns a number of watchable clips.

Ханна - Без тебя я не могу (Премьера клипа, 2016)

A tip from the comments section. Just a beautiful Russian (?) singer striding about in killer shiny thighboots. Multiple full views and close-ups. If you like that sort of thing.

Back around 2010 I spend a few months obsessed with R-pop. Looks like I'll need to revisit the genre.

Fergie Performs 'Life Goes On'

Fergie boots it up on Colbert.

Sara Sampaio and Adriana Lima On The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

A few months ago I said the "BUILD Series" on youtube would be worth following once the boot season started. I was right. Sara's high-heeled black "suede" thighboots suffer from imperfect lighting, but it is a half-hour interview without obstructing tables or desks.

Oh, and I hope you didn't need me to tell you that there were boots in this year's Victoria's Secret show.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

WON YouTube Presents-Supergirl: Endurance (Fan Film)

Forget about the spandex shenanigans in the second half, there's a long, tremendous section from around 2:45 to roughly 10:00 that features a KILLER pair of cuffed leather thighboots over shiny black pants.

Stylist Selects | How To Wear Over-the-knee Boots

Very nice indeed, I think I missed this somehow back in September.

Over the Knee Boots Style Out with Kyle Anderson

Who knew Nine West had a channel, this clip gets better towards the middle.

Hailee Steinfeld & EDGE OF SEVENTEEN Cast Talk First Crushes

This year's boots

Conversations with Kristen Bell and Ted Danson of THE GOOD PLACE

IMO, the boots Kristen wears in this long interview about her watchable, but bootless new show are about as good as knee boots get.

Till I Gain Control Again Alison Krauss

And Again

Alison Krauss "Cash on the Barrelhead" | The Life and Songs of Emmylou H...

This time Alison wears her leather thighboots.

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2016 | Alison Krauss "Gloryland"

For some reason I'm always surprised by Alison's fondness for thigh boots.

Linda Ronstadt - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA 1977-12-01

For vintage fans, from 1977-an entire concert by Linda Ronstadt wearing some classic 70's knee boots over jeans.

Man, What A Season

I don't know how it's been where you are, but in the world of TV ephemera (i.e. morning news/chat shows) this has been a boot season for the ages........if you like "suede" OTK's.  I find them to be somewhere between tolerable and quite nice, so I've been happy. Insanely busy, but happy.

It's a rare day that doesn't feature several pairs of "cap-able" boots amongst the 10 or 15 shows I monitor every day. The process of pulling boot scenes off my DVR is taking up a ridiculous amount of time. Time I would normally spend trimming and posting. Because I have limited space on my DVR, this is work that cannot be postponed.  As I type this, Samantha Ponder is talking college football while wearing over-the-knee boots. Just another Saturday morning.

Of course, being me, I'm still scouring youtube for clips. And finding a number of hidden gems. For a brief period I could fool myself into thinking that, "I'll share these when I start posting my own edits again." Far too many were going to slip through the cracks. So, until the current boot-avalanche subsides, I'll be using this blog primarily to share youtube clips, give programming alerts and to issue vague predictions and  pompous observations.  I hope that regular posting of my own trimmed clips will resume in the spring when things calm down a bit.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

It might be a while

Go, enjoy the Fall and what's shaping up to be a wonderful boot season. I'll be back when I'm back.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Random caps-pt B

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Truly a mixed bag. More Suzy, many random HGTV boots and Rosie Perez wears "suede" thighboots to interview an OTK shod Mrs Hughes (Phyllis Logan).

Random caps-pt A

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Suzy Kolber busy being adorable in functional boots, Queen Latifah chats in knee-scrapers and a tasty fashion segment highlights a pair of leather OTK's.

Random Caps-NFL

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Clearing out some folders, here's some footage from the lead-up to the Steelers/Packers Super Bowl back in 2011. The magnificent Alex Flanagan sports a pair of knee-scrapers 

Random Caps-HGTV

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I like home improvement shows, I like boots, I LOVE it when the two intersect. Here's a collection of boots from about 6 years ago.

It's Magic!

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Sittah is a Dutch magician who has miraculously flown under my radar for years.  Here she is from Masters of Illusion s04e12, but she's been wonderfully booted for ages. A google search reveals a number of booted pics. Below you'll find some youtube clips that I found in a matter of moments, I'm sure there are more.






Christina goes deep into her closet

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In the premier (and so far only) episode of Tracks, Christina Aguilera breaks out a 6-ish year old pair of boots.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Thanks TB

The esteemed Tamaro Benz shared this picture of actress Laura Prepon. . This was from her appearance on Amazon's Style Code Live webcast. Sadly Amazon doesn't keep a deep archive of the show, so the complete appearance seems to have vanished. Here's some video I found of her in the same outfit.

BTW-youtube thighboot style guide videos are out of control. I just barely escaped this session without sparking a major browser bloom.

Here's a thighboot segment from Style Code Live-

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Home and Family And Over-the-Knee Boots

Even with Tanya and Christina gone, Home and Family (on the Hallmark Channel) still manages to boot it up. The Friday, Sept 23 episode, which will repeat as the second show Monday the 26th, featured a segment on over-the-knee boots. For some reason Hallmark didn't upload this to youtube, but the segment is on their site. So here's a boring old text link to the video-

And because it's Home and Family and the usual rules don't apply, Paige actually wore her own OTK's for the rest of the show(below) and they're better than the pair she wore during the segment-

I've saved the show and will be trimming it down shortly, but I wanted to get this up before the episode repeated on Monday.

For DirecTV subscribers

The Audience Network is available free to DirecTV subscribers. If you can't find the shows airing "properly," they're available on demand for months. I've captured both of these specials, and will be trimming them soon, but wanted to give you a heads up.

Of interest to us- the episode of Undeniable with Joe Buck  featuring beach volleyball champion Kerri Walsh Jennings.  Why yes, I am interested in a well-photographed, hour-long interview with a 6 foot blonde wearing over-the-knee boots over "leather" leggings.


The special introducing us to The Sisterhood features both bandmates in over the knee boots, with Ruby Stewart (yes, Rod's daughter) deserving special mention for her wonderful black leather beauties.   Here's the promo video to give you a taste, except for one piano blocked number the entire special is quite nice -

I've just done brief searching for The Sisterhood and it's pretty fruitful, with Alyssa Bonagura (the brunette) being a prolific boot wearer. You'll probably be hearing more about them later.

Thigh High Boots Fall/Winter 16-17 Trend

Here's this fantasy I have. Someday, I'm going to find the complete videos of the shows highlighted here and trim them down to there bootiest bits. Someday.

Denim Chap Boots

So this is what it looked like when Rihanna wore them-

And J-Lo-

Music Video Here
And a writer for Glamour-
Article Here-Pretty nice actually
And Wendy Williams-


.....September has been a little hectic here. A week getting ready for vacation, a week on vacation, a week recovering from vacation.  Then I realized that if I was going to upgrade my DVR, this was the time to do it. It took a lot of time to capture the hours of recordings stored on my old DVRs, but the lure of a 5 tuner, whole-house system was too strong.  I won't bore you with the minutia of my process, but I'm MUCH better situated to preserve the ephemera1 (morning news shows, afternoon chat, etc) that will document the upcoming boot season.
The usual mix of new and old clips mixed with pompous musings and self-evident observations that you've come to expect should resume shortly. Oh, to clarify, the clips in the "New DVR" flood immediately below are NOT the product of either of my DVR's. Rather they're simply a collection of hastily assembled, random clips from my archive.

1Primetime TV and feature films are preserved for eternity.  I could find an episode of Chicago PD from 2014 in under a minute. If a guest on Good Day LA wears a great pair of boots, capturing it live might be our only hope.

Friday, September 23, 2016