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I Want Those Shoes by Paola Jacobbi


I Want Those Shoes by Paola Jacobbi

'Shoes possess magic powers,' writes journalist and shoe obsessive Paola Jacobbi as she totters her way through the history of women's footwear and wonders why it is that women ( from Imelda Marcos to Carrie Bradshaw) love their shoes so, so much. Jacobbi pontificates (sandals are the bikini of footwear); psychoanalyses (the relationship between shoes and sex); and has fiery opinions (ankle boots are quite simply a no-no). She also has plenty of good advice: choosing the right heel for your physique, how to keep shoes lasting long and how to judge a man by his footwear. Witty, charming and stylish, I Want Those Shoes is an irresistible little book, almost as irresistible as buying that one last pair...

About the Author

Paola Jacobbi is a journalist and special correspondent for Vanity Fair. She lives in Milan. Simonetta Wenkert is a translator and novelist.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th November 2006


Paola Jacobbi

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


176 pages


Consumer advice
Fashion & society



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