Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Roberto Cavalli and Cannes 2013

The Cannes Film Festival was hit by heavy rain this year. While this did not stop all the usual celebrity yacht parties, they were not quite what they were last year.

As a result of the heavy rain, Roberto Cavalli, fashion guru and world-class party host, made an exception one night and permitted celebrity guests to come on his luxury yacht with their shoes on. Apparently the decks were seriously marred by stiletto traffic.

I'm sure the glitterati are hoping for better weather next year and some stiletto-free boat parties!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Interesting Post about Shoe Removal in France

New York in Paris: BE THE CHANGE… AKA TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES, PLEASE

'It’s a tale as old as time. Girl meets Boy. Girl marries Boy. Girl moves to France where Boy lives. Girl is Korean so doesn’t wear shoes in the house. After many years, several arguments over cultural mores, and two babies, Girl convinces Boy to grudgingly happily accept that no one can wear shoes in the house. Girl starts noticing other French people doing the same in their homes. Girl feels victorious and almost like a cultural ambassador, which has always been her dream—that, and being an astronaut.

This is a true story.

Yes, I’m that horrible hostess who forces guests, visitors, deliverymen and construction workers to doff their shoes at my door. I told Dman the other day that I’m so very Americanized but this is one area—along with mainlining kimchi—where I’ve remained 100% Korean. I can’t apologize for A) being raised to take off my shoes indoors and B) knowing that tracking the shit from outside onto the floors where my baby crawls is dirty and gross.'


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Crunch

I went out on a brief walk today, wearing a pair of slightly old flip flops. When I came back. the soles were completely embedded with stones and bits of grit. Just imagine if i had walked into somebody's house wearing those shoes!