In relation to shoe collecting, in a blog that I found, the blogger talks about the most famous shoe hoarder of all time; Imelda Marcos. This former first lady of the Philippines collected over 1000 pairs of shoes during her husband's reign as the Philippine dictator.
The blogger writes about her obsession in buying shoes, and how her collection over the years have accumulated. She writes " I like to survey my collection of boxes-each labelled with a photograph- and sometimes get them down and pull out an old favourite shoe contained therein, and run my fingers over the embossed leather." Now that's shoe fetish ladies and gents.... Oh, the blogger even mentioned how she and the first lady of USA have the same fetish for shoes. First Lady Michelle Obama went to a charity function last year and wore $540 Lavin brand sneakers to the function. I have to agree with the blogger in this one...was it really necessary to wear such expensive shoes to a charity function when the economy is at it's worse? Really now....where are you getting the money to pay for such expensive shoes?! The smart way to go would have been to wear converse, keds or even flips flops or something, but name brand shoes to a charity event? Come on now first lady...I know you're smarter than that. Quoting the blogger in this one... " Let them eat cake, right Michelle?"
<-------- $540 shoes!!! sooooo not worth it!
Compact challenge? I'm still going strong! I have yet to buy any shoes or clothes this quarter. But wait....does it count if someone buys it for you as a surprise? I come home to find new shoes.... my mother knows my weakness and it kills me to tell her that they don't fit right.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! May you all have a prosperous new year!
POST # 7-- APRIL GATPAYAT
D.C. Hans. Sneaker Freakers. Ed.Simon Wood. New York: Penguin Group. 2005
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