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Less Champagne on a Shoestring More Champagne from a Shoe

Ah, I adore this picture and the woman in it (Tallulah Bankhead, a flamboyant personality of American show business) is surely a woman after my own heart.

According to good old Wiki, apparently drinking Champagne from the shoe of a courtesan was a custom that originated in the 18th-century. On March 3, 1902, Prince Heinrich of Prussia visited a Club while in the United States to pick up a ship built for his brother. The sisters planned a bacchanalia for the visiting prince. During one of the dances, a prostitute’s slipper came off and spilled Champagne – naughty, naughty. One of the prince’s entourage drank the Champagne, and thus he began the trend of drinking Champagne from a woman’s shoe.

I say it’s high time we started drinking Champagne from shoes again. Only, let’s do it the Christian Louboutin & Piper Heidsieck way.



Image: angustrumble.blogspot.com


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