|Spiny, prickly, weird shoes from Christian Louboutin.|
Whenever I see something in a magazine or newspaper that I think might interest you (assuming we’re interested by the same things); I rip and save. I like to think of these tidbits as “news” but sometimes they languish in my “dossier” — love that word, much more important sounding than “file” don’t you think (?), and, very French.
OK then, let’s begin the bulletins:
En Privé Interview
In a sort of take on the Proust questionnaire, Figaro Madame closes each issue with a “Private Interview” which could be with just about anyone. Sometimes I have no idea who the interviewee is or why the editors wasted a perfectly good page that could have been full of beauty tips — for example. . .
No matter. A recent interview was with Canadian model, Daria Werbowy (it seems to me when pictures speak louder than words, adjectives attesting to her physical assets are redundant), proved that she and I were on the same page — we’ll never be on the same page literally, but we share an opinion if you will.
The question posed to her: “What annoys you in fashion?
|How difficult is it to push-up a sleeve?|
A: Three-quarter length sleeves. (Ed. Note: Stupid, annoying. . . long sleeves can be pushed up.)
Q: What is your definition of elegance?
A: Self-confidence. (Ed. Note: What’s to say?)
All of this from a woman who is planning to take two years to sail around the world. She has already sailed across the Atlantic.
The In’s & Out’s of 2013
|Narcissus admiring Narcissus by Caravaggio.|
Silly, but fun, another treat from the French magazines.
In: Books (sorta dumb)
Out: Politics (that is good news)
|On the outside chance you forgot what you learned in your astrophysics classes.|
In: Astrophysics (you bet)
Out: Scandinavian chefs
In: Australian chefs
Out: Vintage from the 70s
In: Vintage from the 80s (pleeeeeese say it isn’t true)
More Shoes News
|You see, who can explain the sources of inspiration?|
Earlier in the week we examined the possibility of shoes inspired by a gigantic yellow bird. Today I would like us to think about the muse for these Christain Louboutin moccasins, a prickly pear cactus perhaps?