Just this evening, Carpetblog received the following query from Suze, college roommate and well-known gossip columnist:
"The real reason I write is to seek your advice in an area in which you are an expert. My husband gave me Devushka boots for Christmas. What should I wear with them?"
R u for serious? Regular Carpetblog readers should be able to predict our response to this question. Those are MAN BOOTS! Those are what you wear to go hiking. Call us when those heels are increased by a factor of three or four and we'll recommend some rabbit fur accessories and a couple of those skirts you wore sophomore year.
And then it occurred to us. Suze WAS a devushka in college --a Scottish/Irish/Catholic devushka. We feel comfortable living among devushkas as an adult because we spent so much of our formative years observing a devushka and her curling iron in her native habitat.
Unfortunately, since it was the late 80's, there are no digital photos of my devushka college roommate in my vast library, but I would happily replace this facsimile with the real thing, should a helpful reader scan and email one.