Guess Who’s Back…

Hello! For those of you who don't know me, I'm Celine- The Shoe Girl. I'm back to blogging after taking over a year and a half off. Wanna know what the heck I've been up to?? Ok, so... last time we spoke I was packing up my shoes and moving to LA (all my old blog posts are linked to this blog if you wanna play catch up). I moved in with my sweet friend Jena in the cutest warmest apartment in the coolest area. I had to downsize my shoe closet to a shoe wall, but it was totally worth it. Jena and I […] Read More

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Home Sweet Home!

Hello friends!! I'm home :) I can't believe I was gone for so long... almost a whole month! Here's a little wrap up of what I was up to over there...I flew into London where we only had one day to shop. London has some of my favorite window displays like these featuring some seriously amazing shoes. (Lanvin)(Louboutin)Then it was off to Italy- Pisa to be exact. From Pisa we drove to Florence where we stayed and shopped for the day. I finally got to go to Luisa Via Roma and I felt like I was going to the motherland! While I was there I met […] Read More

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Love and Paris

Internet connection sucks here... I lost my iPhone in Milan which had lots of pretty pictures to share with you :( but now I'm in Paris and I'm taking lots more photos! I'll be in touch soon... miss you guys!My friend Amita is here too (you know, the lovely manager over at the Louboutin boutique at South Coast Plaza?) so you know were gonna get into lots of trouble.Financial trouble... hahaà tout à l'heure mes amis!Get it? LOVE and PARIS?? hehe ;) […] Read More

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Off to Europe!

Well friends, I'm off! I'm leaving my puppies and husband behind for a whirlwind of shopping mania! A couple co-workers and I are going to be running around soaking in all the latest trends in footwear and fashion for the next week or so, then I'm off to Morocco with my parents and sisters. I'm excited and overwhelmed at the same time. Were going to 3 countries in 4 days and packing for a 3 week trip is really hard- especially when it's basically 3 separate trips. Shopping/Fun/Family.Anyway- I'll try to keep you updated as much as possible. I went back and forth on whether […] Read More

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Shoes At the Museum

We had a little down time in London and decided to pop into the British Museum before the shops opened. I, of course, was interested in the shoes... So I scoped them out.The Ancient Egyptians seemed to favor the thong sandal. Is it just me or does this look totally phallic? Long and skinny. HAHAMaybe they had such long flat feet 'cause they didn't have proper arch support?They painted their yucky sarcophagus (mummy holders) really beautifully, including details like bejeweled sandals.They even included the soles of the shoes on the bottom. I think footwear has always been important... even before taste was invented.Cleopatra was there!!She looked frumpier […] Read More

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