Begun by a mom in her basement up in Northern California, her unique style of handcrafted slippers for children and women have been around for more than a decade. These “Bon Bons” have silk and velvet uppers with non-skid suede soles. The website claims that these are for “lounging in style.”
For me, some of the designs are a bit over the top, especially if the only people that are going to see them are my husband, my son, and our betta fish. However, the fabrics are gorgeous, the craftmanship beautifully done, and I could picture myself in some of the simpler designs. They run $29.00 for kids, $41.00 for women.
Would you purchase these for you and your kids to hang around the house? At least you can feel completely glamorous while loading the dishwasher!
Have you ever been indecisive about buying a pair of shoes for your child? Have you ever stared at them and thought to yourself, if only they had a great name, I would purchase these in a heartbeat!
I didn’t think so.
But apparently the marketing gurus at Kenneth Cole REACTION (uh, their caps, not mine) are under the impression that a saccharinely cute name will distinguish them from the rest of the pack.
Unfortunately, the word “distinguish” can be open to interpretation.
For those parents who want to give their children early exposure to, er, alternative occupations. No horizon is too broad for Kenneth Cole!
I’m not sure exactly what they were going for with this one. A word play on “amazing?” But why doesn’t it make an ounce of sense? And you lose me whenever you pretend u r 2 kewl to spell correctly.
How did they know? How did they know that making a not-so-sly reference to a horrible Jim Carrey movie would make me want to get these? Bonus points for making up a word that doesn’t exist in the English language!
Kenneth Cole, I’m beginning to think that your marketing department is harboring some sort of grudge against you. Sending down a couple of pizzas now and then couldn’t hurt.
Sounds like this one was made up after one too many losses at the poker table. It seems the bitterness didn’t stay in Vegas like it was supposed to.
And just to show that the girls have no monopoly on the dubious names, I present:
Seriously, these people have no shame. Even if it came with my own personal Sherpa, I wouldn’t get these because the name is just that bad.
I think there are some 6th graders who can come up with names that are just as good, if not better than the ones here. I bet they’ll work a heck of a lot cheaper, too.
Last week’s results should hearten any woman who breastfeeds, for they were overwhelmingly in favor of breastfeeding, any time, any place. Which is about how it goes, because a baby could care less that you are in the middle of 500 people, they are hungry now. But a whopping 59% requested that there be no “whipping it out” for all to see, please. There were zero people who answered in the negative categories of “it shouldn’t be done in public” and a “baby should be fed with a bottle in public.” Good news, that.
This week we move on to Suri. You know, Suri Cruise, the possible recipient of a pair of $2500 custom-made Louboutin shoes at the tender age of one and a half. Now it is all just whispers and rumor at this point, but let’s just for a second assume that it is true. Because, you know, it’s just more fun that way.
The rain in Spain falls mainly on the… wait, this is supposed to be about shoes. I have become a fan of De Osu shoes, which are hand-crafted in, you guessed it, Spain. Yes, they are a bit expensive, but the price is not unreasonable for shoes that weren’t mass produced in a country that rhymes with, uh, nevermind. No sense turning this into a Seinfeld episode.
Take for example, these infant/toddler dress shoes:
Red velvet perfection for the holidays!
How much do I love these?
Gorgeous! I want some for me, forget the toddler crowd!
Between “Thou shalt not mix reds and whites in the laundry” and “It is a sin to put A1 Sauce on a perfectly good steak,” there lies the 1,115th commandment:
“Yea, verily, thou shalt never combine sequins with unpolished leather…”
Because as we can see, the result is far cry from heavenly.
So, you were probably wondering, if you were a fundamentally sensible yet imaginative type as we all know you are, who, exactly, would wear Che Guevara children’s anklet socks with their bow-bedecked camo ballet slippers.
This girl would (click to enlarge):
Ah, they grow up so fast. Now she’s clearly getting a jump on her Britney/Xtina phase.