on tuesday, i flew from oakland to los angeles for the day to do some product research for one of my interior design projects in the la cienega design quarter (lcdq).
LA can be so amusing.
the christian louboutin shoe boutique on robertson blvd., between melrose ave. and santa monica blvd. (where i took a quick detour on my way to lunch…)
the (very west hollywood) shoe salesman
customer: ‘isn’t there anything any higher?’
shoe salesman: ‘those are 140 [mm]. the highest [that we have in stock] are lady peep, which are 150 [mm].’
me (thinking to myself): ‘how LA! 5 1/2 inch heels aren’t high enough if you can have 6!’
what the customer was wearing:
toms | yellow canvas classic espadrilles
photo credit toms
what the customer was trying on:
christian louboutin black patent double platform peep toe pumps
altadama | 140 mm high
lady peep | 150 mm high
photo credits christian louboutin
a writer-to-be, his companion, and a prominently displayed copy of the dramatic writer’s companion occupy an adjacent table.
photo credits joan’s on third and university of chicago press
we are interrupted by the commotion on the sidewalk as another customer makes a dramatic exit from the restaurant.
by falling off her (mile-high) platform wedge sandals.
christian louboutin | platform wedge espadrille sandals
almeria | 120 mm high
photo credit christian louboutin
can you think of a better way to explain the difference between southern and northern california?