Monday, April 19, 2010

AND THE WINNER IS... Danielle Steele

Oh I do love a serious shoe addict & despite the procurement efforts of Imelda Marcos & Paris Hilton (who estimates her collection to be in excess of 2,000) the winner is, Danielle Steele, with an outstanding 6,000 pairs of Christian Louboutin stilts.

In May’s issue of Vanity Fair, titled “The Godfather of Sole,” the shoe King professes his business grew by double digits in 2009 (he sells more than 340,000 pairs of shoes annually, with prices that can reach $2,000).

Louboutin’s best customers acquire dozens of shoes annually but his “supertop customer” is author Danielle Steel, who reportedly has at least 6,000 pairs. “She comes to Paris, & she literally buys everything. Then she flies back to New York, says, ‘I’m a little disappointed — there’s nothing in the store,’ & walks out with 80 pairs,” he grinned. “She is super.” Pretty romantic if you ask me!

With a reported net worth of approximately $50 million it is easy to see how she could invest in such a large collection of luxury footwear.

Best known for her mainstream drama novels, Danielle Steel has sold more than 580 million copies of her books worldwide and is the seventh best selling writer of all time.

Maybe it’s time to change my writing style? I could do romance & drama – surely…

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