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  • Christian Louboutin Exhibition(iste)
    For Christian Louboutin, “a shoe has so much more to offer than just to walk”. The fashion designer known for his over-the-topThe sign that impressioned Louboutin between 10 and 12 to work with heels footwear with the red soles, Louboutin was inspired to create a line of high heels after a visit to the Museum of African and Oceanian Arts. Here he observed a sign forbidding patrons to wear high heels because of the delicate mosaic tile floor. Inspired by the museum in the 12th arrondissement where he lived, Louboutin used motifs, architecture, color, Indian and Egyptian movies even the iridescent fish in the museum’s aquarium to interpret this multi-cultural neighborhood in his designs. Extended to January 3, 2021 the exhibit at the Palais de la Dorée is the backdrop for the Exhibition(iste) tracing thirty years of his designs. Le Pensées shoes were the first with red nail polish on their black soles. This is a fun exhibit full of music in each room, lots to see and read about. A vague attempt at remembering Andy Warhol’s Flowers series, led to the creation of Le Pensée shoe in 1993. Read the rest of the story and find links to three videos. Click on the title.

“If you are lucky enough
to have lived in Paris as a young man,
then wherever you go for the rest of your life
it stays with you,
for Paris is a moveable feast.”

– Ernest Hemingway

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  • Christian Louboutin Exhibition(iste)
    For Christian Louboutin, “a shoe has so much more to offer than just to walk”. The fashion designer known for his over-the-topThe sign that impressioned Louboutin between 10 and 12 to work with heels footwear with the red soles, Louboutin was inspired to create a line of high heels after a visit to the Museum of African and Oceanian Arts. Here he observed a sign forbidding patrons to wear high heels because of the delicate mosaic tile floor. Inspired by the museum in the 12th arrondissement where he lived, Louboutin used motifs, architecture, color, Indian and Egyptian movies even the iridescent fish in the museum’s aquarium to interpret this multi-cultural neighborhood in his designs. Extended to January 3, 2021 the exhibit at the Palais de la Dorée is the backdrop for the Exhibition(iste) tracing thirty years of his designs. Le Pensées shoes were the first with red nail polish on their black soles. This is a fun exhibit full of music in each room, lots to see and read about. A vague attempt at remembering Andy Warhol’s Flowers series, led to the creation of Le Pensée shoe in 1993. Read the rest of the story and find links to three videos. Click on the title.
  • Stroll at La Place Saint-Germain des Près
    Want to travel or go outside but cannot? Visit parts of Paris with Colleen’s Paris. Take a bus ride and a stroll (flânerie) with Colleen’s Paris on a 2-minute visit to La Place Saint-Germain des Près, Les Deux Magots and the Gothic Saint-Germain des Près with the oldest bell tower in Paris

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