Dear Mr. Louboutin, I want you to know that I love your masterpieces — the death-by-kick 5-inch heel, that hidden platform, and the red signature sole. I cannot resist the creative genius you have unleashed in your new Harletty crocodile boot for $21,995! Oh yes, I’m sure me and my friends will own a pair. Thank you so much for creating such a daring boot for women everywhere.
Snapping back to reality, I don’t know anyone personally who would spend $21,995 for a boot. Do these boots have a built in heater for those extra cold mornings? Do they transport you from place to place or give you extra special super powers? I have always wanted to be a super hero, so maybe this is my opportunity!
Christian Louboutin Harletty Boot ($21,995.00)
Okay ladies and gentlemen, it costs less than $21,995 to pay off my car, and for most women, they can pay their mortgage for the next 12 months with that kind of money. The sad part is that some women will miss the rent or the mortgage payment to buy designer things. We’ve seen it too many times on reality television — private jet rides they couldn’t afford, mansions in foreclosure, and maxed out credit cards. Please don’t do that to yourself. You do not impress me, and although you might be fooling yourself, you are not fooling those around you.
I was curious to see if anyone who could actually afford this boot would purchase it. So, I spoke with a relative who can actually afford to purchase these boots. When I presented the question of whether he would purchase these boots for his wife, he said that his wife is not interested in spending that kind of money on couture accessories. She would rather spend that kind of money on a summer vacation with the family. He spent a month in France last summer with his family and a month in Italy this summer with his family. His exact words were, “These are memories that last a lifetime.”
Some people have different priorities. For instance, for my birthday this year, I chose to buy stock instead of spending money on a designer handbag that I had been wanting for several months. There is nothing wrong with buying designer as long as you can afford it. I love couture and I could afford the handbag, but the older I get, I place my priorities in other things that have lasting value — investing in my future, creating wealth for my children and creating memories that my children will remember for the rest of their lives.
I do love exotics, and crocodile is one of my favorite skins. Mr. Louboutin, I am so in love with you, but until I become a multi, multi, multi, multi, multi-
millionbillionaire, I will not be seen coming around the mountain in the $21,9995 Harletty boot.