On Women in Shoes:
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR A WOMAN TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A PAIR OF HEELS?
It has to look good on the foot. The leg should make the impact, not the shoe.
YOU HAVE A LINE OF NAIL POLISHES. DO YOU HAVE THOUGHTS ON COLOR CHOICE?
When doing shoes, I saw that the toes look longer if you don't have color. So if you have short toes, nude nail color looks better. Like the nude shoes I do for different skin colors, I have different shades of nude polish, from very fair to very dark.
WHAT IS THE BEST SHOE MOMENT IN A MOVIE?
Irma La Douce, a film from the 1950’s where Shirley MacLaine plays a prostitute who wears black patent pumps and a beret. It inspired the first version of the Pigalle pump.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Mainly in Paris–near the Place Vendôme. I also have homes in Egypt, Portugal and L.A.
MORNING WAKE-UP TIME?
I travel frequently but when I am in Paris, around 7 A.M.
In the morning I prefer to drink tea (Earl Grey), but I have coffee in the afternoon–usually an expresso or two.
COCKTAIL OF CHOICE?
White wine or champagne.
SCENT YOU LOVE?
Lemon, honeysuckle, orange blossoms, tuberose. Also, wood and
magnolias. All these scents are a remembrance of moments for me.
PLACE WHERE THEY KNOW YOUR NAME?
Bistro Volnay–one of my favorite restaurants in Paris.
I love movies – it’s so hard to pick just one! I love documentaries. I always follow the big Bollywood blockbusters. I have seen every single Marilyn Monroe movie, I have seen every Marlene Dietrich movie, I have seen every Greta Garbo movie, I have seen every Lana Turner movie.
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