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Instead of reading Tolstoy like any
proper intellectual and writing an opus
on the meaning of life, as I had
planned, last weekend, I had to sac-
rifice saving the world to make an
unplanned shopping expedition in cel-
ebration of the return of the editor-
in-chief of this newspaper.
Here's the Return of Judy Raymond
list: Dolce and Gabbana perfume; black
and white Bandolino pumps; and some
serious blingage, in the form of a silver
rosette ring I ordered from a talented
designer who, inexplicably, uses the
name Artsy Fartsy for her distinguished
Thing is, I don't even like silver. I
have been a golden girl since my chris-
tening when the cute little blessed ring
was placed on my finger.
Aaah, the things I do for Ms Ray-
But that's the kind of gal I am---tire-
less in the service of others. I ordered
Ms Raymond to buy some shoes herself
(six-and-a-half English size, I hear),
to mark, if not celebrate, her return to
the newsroom, but she does not always
listen to me, which might be why she
has no wrinkles, as well as no purple
The right shoes, like the perfect tai-
lored suit, can be like battlegear---
empowering. Some people would like
to see the editor-in-chief walk the
plank. Others want her to kick some
serious assets, stomp all over the com-
petition, and get the paper into top of
the Market Facts and Opinion polls.
Either way, Ms Raymond would need
the fabbest footwear. Nobody ever
scaled a mountain or conquered in bat-
tle in so-so sandals.
Ask Jennifer Lopez, an expert in hav-
ing the right shoes for the right job.
For example, on the day she opened
up to newswoman Katie Couric about
her divorce from Marc Anthony, she
wore a leather tunic and leather pants,
and a pair of dominatrix Christian
Louboutin patent red-soled high heels
with silver spikes, which looked as if
they could be used as weapons to nail
Marc Anthony's head to a fence.
J-Lo may not understand men very
well but the queen knows shoes.
She even wrote a song, Louboutins,
which is sort of an anthem for anyone
leaving something or someone. "Watch
these red bottoms, and the back of my
jeans. Watch me go, bye, baby.''
The sentiments just would not be
the same if she were belting out, "Watch
these vinyl knock-offs.''
Being the best opinonista anyone
could ever have, I immediately called
up J-Lo on the hotline (a number only
her close personal sister-friends possess)
and asked her advice on how best I
could assist Ms Raymond in putting
her best foot forward, after her march
Like a trooper, J-Lo promised to Fed-
Ex an emergency pair of her own
Louboutins and also suggested that Ms
Raymond change her ringtone to J-Lo's
song Mile in these Shoes.
Here's how it goes: "Strangers always
got some mess to spread. But I have
learned to flick them off. Can't walk a
mile in my YSL's. I strap em on and
I walk it off.''
So, walk it off, Ms Raymond, walk
it off. Let the pages of the paper speak
for themselves. The readers will know
well enough whether the newsroom is
packed by cowardly lions or actual jour-
nalists doing a difficult job.
When things get rough, sit back, put
those red soles on the desk, and turn
up the volume on J-Lo in Mile in these
"Even if they try they still can't walk
a mile in these shoes. They couldn't
even lace em up right. Honey, these
pumps are too big to fill."
Step lively to
Heidi Klum has been nominated for her
fourth Emmy Award. The supermodel has
been listed in the Outstanding Host for a Real-
ity Programme category for her work, along-
side co-host Tim Gunn, on Project Runway.
It's the fourth time that Klum has been nom-
inated for the accolade, although, despite the
continuing success of the show, she has never
won, having lost out to Survivor host Tim
Probst and Dancing with the Stars presenter
Tom Bergeron in the past. This year, she faces
stiff competition from the likes of American
Idol's Ryan Seacrest and Cat Deeley, presenter
of So You Think You Can Dance?
The 40-year-old has been the face of Project
Runway since it launched in 2008. The com-
petition-style show pits aspiring designers
against each other to complete a series of chal-
lenges, with one contestant getting eliminated
each week and the winner getting the chance
to show their own collection during New York
The show has also been nominated for Out-
standing Reality Competition Programme, Out-
standing Picture Editing for a Reality Pro-
gramme and Outstanding Cinematography for
a Reality Programme at this year's Emmys.
The 2013 Emmy Awards will be held on Sun-
day September 22. (vogue.com)
Project Runway host up for Emmy
The Project Runway duo, Heidi Klum, left, and Tim Gunn. In
2011. Trinidadian designer Anya Ayoung Chee won Project
Elsa recommends a pair
of Christian Louboutin
shoes for T&T Guardian
patent red-soled high
heels with silver spikes.
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