Friday, April 25, 2014

Glamour Living: The Great Houseguest Debate: Do You Have a No-Shoes Policy Like AnnaSophia Robb?

Glamour Living: The Great Houseguest Debate: Do You Have a No-Shoes Policy Like AnnaSophia Robb?

Top-notch entertaining was the topic at hand this week at the celebration of Rachel Zoe's second book, Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour. Fashion A-listers like designer Prabal Gurung, model-musician Karen Elson, Olivia Palermo, and The Carrie Diaries star AnnaSophia Robb all stopped by to chat at the Tiffany & Co flagship.

I caught the young Carrie Bradshaw as she was sampling the tasty hors d'oeuvres on offer—the tuna tartare on a plantain chip, specifically—and asked about her own home entertaining. Turns out, Robb has one steadfast rule:

"I always like to entertain in socks. I have everyone take off their shoes. I mean, it's New York. Yeah, so dirty. And I feel like it loosens everyone up. Because if everyone's in their socks, then they just feel more like it's their home. So mi casa es su casa!"

I had never heard of AnnaSophia Robb. She is an American actress apparently. She plays a younger version of Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City in The Carrie Diaries.


Kelly said...

Has anyone ever explained to this young woman that it is extremely tacky to ask someone to take their shoes off?

Matthew Celestis said...

Kelly, we know what your opinion is on asking people to remove their shoes.

If you are not going to contribute anything new to discussion, I suggest you don't bother commenting here any more.

Kelly said...

Well, here is something new, then.

Surely AnnaSophia Robb can afford to hire a cleaning lady. This is beyond doubt. So her willingness to impose tacky rules on her guests shows her lack of taste and good manners. If she treasures her floors so much maybe she should not entertain at home at all.

Matthew Celestis said...

Which is basically just another way of saying that you think shoes-off rules are tacky, rude and unnecessary. You have already told us this nearly a dozen times.

Fine, you are entitled to your opinion.

Now if you have nothing else to say, then please go away.