July 16, 2017:
Hola! Where does the time go, Geez Louise! Half summer is already gone, and I am first now updating this from last December, tsk tsk. Bad Jan! So, been busy puttering around the yard, as always, and paying more attention than I probably should be to politics. The kitchen "remodel" is on hold due to budgetary constraints, but I hope to have that remedied before the end of the year. And I have yet to paint the guest room - it's only been 3 years now since I moved in to this version of Maison Newton, I'm not lazy or anything, nope... LOL! Take care and have a great rest of the summer. Jan

Friday, October 14, 2011

Shoe Booties = Whore Shoes

Hate the look - isn't this what Julia Roberts wore back in the 1980's hit film "Pretty Woman" when she was protraying an LA prostitute?  Come on, designers, can't we do better than this for NORMAL women?  Geez.

From what I've seen online, most shoe booties look like whore shoes. They suck.  Must have been designed by people who really, really hate women.  And we fall for it.  Stupid us!  Thankfully, they haven't caught on yet in Milwaukee (THANK YOU, GODDESS!)  Just a few examples - from Nordstrom's website, and Nordstrom really should know better, tsk tsk.

Dior 'Muse' Studded Bootie, $1,100.00.  Well, darlings, if you want to walk
around with your feet looking like dead octopus legs (arms? limbs?) hey, who am I to deny you?
Jeffrey Campbell 'Kelsey,' $164.95.  HOOKER HOOKER HOOKER...
Jeffrey Campbell, 'Zip-2' wedge, $189.95.  Are we in 7th century China with the bound-feet?
Is that the look the designer is going for?  Makes me want to puke.
Stuart Weitzman, 'Title,' $450.00.  Stupid is as stupid does...

Beverly Feldman 'Studs 'n' More,' $298.00.  LOL!  Beverly is laughing
all the way to the bank for every stupid woman who actually buys this look!

Come on, designers.  I'm 60 years old.  I'm a hot 60, yes, but darlings, really.  I'm not going to attempt to walk around in this kind of garbage "boot."  And the prices - ridiculous.  Are you pocketing all the money you aren't paying your slave-labor workers to produce this crap in Bangladesh and Vietnam (China's gotten too expensive to produce this kind of crap, there are actually 'labor movements' going on there now, much as the government tries to suppress them - gasp!) 

One other note - I haven't checked this out with any local podiatrists, but I'm fairly certain that the cut of these boots will lead to lots of broken ankles down the line.  They do not offer ANY support of the ankle at all and, let's face it, we haven't seen statistics but I'm fairly certain there are a lot of women falling 'off' of these damn things, without even trying! 

Come on, designers, there are about 50 million 'boomer' age women out there in the the USA alone, with LOTS of money to spend.  Most of us don't want to look like hookers or court broken ankles.  Bone breaks at our age can be disastrous, darlings? Don't you know this?  Haven't you read it - anywhere, at any time?  Don't you ever read anything other than NY Fashion rags? 

Give us something to SPEND our money on, for Goddess' sake!  Please!  There's a whole world of real women out here, waiting....

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