Tuesday, September 18, 2012

There's No Business Like Shoe Business

Recently, I took a stroll through Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC.  I haven't been there for a long time, but they have created an entire floor of designer shoes on the eighth floor, so I decided to peruse it.  What someone might find heavenly, I found it to be disturbing.  All the shoes are both obscenely expensive and high.  My perception is that all the shoes are made by men.  If there is a female designer, it isn't apparent.  There are Jimmy Choo's, Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and many more.  There were women trying on shoes that they couldn't even walk gracefully in and loving it.  There were husbands or sugar daddies shopping with their women picking out crippling shoes.  

Now, to be fair, I am on the extreme.  I don't/can't wear heels.  Women may look at my flats and think ugh.  I think, I can out run you.  I really don't understand why women are such a slave to fashion. For this go round, I lay it at the feet of Sex and the City and Sarah Jessica Parker.  That show revolutionized fashion for television viewers.  Ladies, remember, they are actors wearing 4" heels. They can take them off when they aren't shooting and get into their slippers.  All the women in entertainment have promoted these ridiculous heel heights.  Now they have 6" heels and women are buying them.  They cost hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars.  Seriously?  So, women are paying preposterous prices and ruining their feet, ankles, knees, and backs. Why?  Why do women do this to themselves?  In modern society, it is the equivalent to binding the feet of women in China. It keeps women less than. Doll like. Specifically, like all the Barbie dolls that we all played with as children.  The unrealistic ideal and shoe designers are helping to perpetuate the myth.  Really, ladies, why are you buying into it?  I know you aren't comfortable.  

Sidebars:  Saturday Night Live premiered with Seth MacFarlane. The political skits were promising. Seth MacFarlane was questionable.  I know he's very talented but he brought a cringe factor to his opening monologue. The Shark Tank premiered again Friday night.  I think everyone should be watching.  It's a tremendous family show for all ages and promotes conversation and thought.  Give it a try. The Voice still doesn't disappoint.  What really concerns me is that they are swapping out Cee Lo and Christina Aguilera for Usher and Shakira in its next season.  In writing, doesn't work for me at all.  Could be downhill.  What about the new American Idol judges?  Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban??  Won't commit, but will definitely want to see Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's interaction.  Won't mind hearing Keith Urban's Aussie sound either. Sorry Jeff Probst. Your daytime show is a huge bomb. The soaps are starting to look good....Enjoy your Tuesday!

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1 comment:

  1. I agree with everything - the shoe thing is ridonkulous. and I'm bummed about CiLo and Xtina too. No way that Usher and Shakira are going to be able to step in, in my humble opinion. Part of what makes the whole show so enjoyable is their interaction and banter. xo