Beyonce wore 6-inch platform boots when her family went to the Louvre: ugh?


Beyonce, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy are still in Paris. They’ve been in Paris for a month now. Their original reason for staying there was the final leg of the On the Run Tour, which ended when HBO filmed their Paris concerts for a special. But weeks later, they’re still hanging out in Paris. I guess they just really like it there. It also seems like they’re reconnecting away from the constant buzz of New York, their homebase, and the city where a lot of sh-t has gone down this year. The Met Gala elevator beat-down, the rumors of Beyonce’s solo apartment hunting, the New York papers declaring that their divorce was inevitable.

Anyway, these photos show the Carters’ trip to the Louvre. Going into the museum, Jay carried Blue while Beyonce snapped photos. Then as they were leaving, Bey carried Blue while Jay looked exhausted. Answer me this, mothers: is Blue Ivy old enough to appreciate a museum like the Louvre? I know some museums have special kid-friendly areas, but it just seems like Blue is still too small to really appreciate the Louvre in particular.

Also: I can’t say that Beyonce’s outfit screams “museum sightseeing,” right? Six-inch platform Louboutin boots with leather pants and what looks like a heavy nylon shirt (so breathable, right?). Something nice: her pigtails are cute.

Beyonce dropped the official (??) video for the “Flawless” remix featuring Nicki Minaj. It’s a live-performance video, I guess filmed during one of the Paris concerts. The Hive is thrilled about this video but I was slightly underwhelmed. As I was watching this, all I could think about was how Beyonce’s body is completely different these days. Her famous booty is gone, her thighs are much smaller, everything seems… different. It’s weird. It’s especially noticeable when she’s standing next to Minaj. NSFW language but that’s it.



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  1. Charlotte says:

    I’m going to look at beautiful Blue Ivy instead. What a sweetheart.

  2. Ellie66 says:

    They get on my nerves badly (not the baby) but Blue and her daddy look too adorable together. :)

  3. Loopy says:

    Lol you should see the clip where Jay Z snapped on some tourist filming them. Those shoes do not look practical but I guess she is so used to it her feet probably hurt when she wears flats.

    • QQ says:

      I think that last bit is exactly it! I have a high arch and been wearing heels for a LOOOONNNGGG ass time and when I wear flats/flip flops/sneakers is when I actually need to sit down and put my feet up etc, it’s super uncomfortable… and I don’t dance in heels day in day out or wear the real nice designer’s kind that would probably feel like walking on sunshine LOL

      • Brionne says:

        All I got is Yonce Yessss! Werk it honey! Anything over 3 inches and I’m praying to the high heel Goddess for mercy!

      • paola says:

        Oh no QQ! I have many designer shoes and they still ache like crazy. I have these fabolous Miu Miu heels that I can only wear when I don’t have to walk too much because they kill me. They hurt like i can feel my feet anymore from the ankle down!
        But I don’t wear heels 24/7 so maybe that makes a difference.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        ” I have these fabolous Miu Miu heels that I can only wear when I don’t have to walk too much”

        I call those kinds of shoes my “valet shoes”, as in, “we will need to valet the car because I am not walking a long way through a parking lot in these shoes!”

      • paola says:

        Oh Tiffany! You finally gave me a name for those shoes!
        my bf always asks me why do I wear them if I can’t walk in them. Obviously he’s dumb for asking that kind of question. They’re awesome that’s why. no pain no gain.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Boys can be so silly sometimes! Great shoes with an outfit are like a great frame on a piece of art. It can really set the tone and polish up an entire look!

      • Wilma says:

        Yes, I used to wear high heels 24/7 then had to start wearing flats after a car accident. Took me months to walk in flats without a backache.

    • Bridget says:

      At this point I would guess that her tendons have shortened and she can’t really wear flats anymore.

  4. Kiddo says:

    Blue is adorbs. I liked museums of all kinds, from a very young age.

    I could NEVER walk in those boots and they are not museum-strolling-friendly. They are a monstrosity in looks and practicality.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      She’s so cute. I used to be a guide for children’s tours at an art museum. It was so fun. Kids have such access to their artistic spirit. I think reasonably short visits to museums are great for kids.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I ADORE museums – I can spend a day in a place like the Prado – and could never in a million years wear boots like that for any length of time. My back is hurting just thinking about it, ugh.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        I love museums as well.

        I’m confused by her outfit. Leather pants and those…shoes, plus a baggy T-shirt? I’m not feeling it.

      • Kiddo says:

        I always think of Beyonce’s casual style as ‘random’. Like she spins a wheel of fortune that selects separates.

      • paola says:

        Yeah Kiddo, I agree. I always see her as getting dressed in a pitch black wardrobe with Stevie Wonders and Ray Charles having the last say on the outfit.

      • BoredAndExtremelyDangerous says:

        Oui. Impractical, inappropriate, and that t-shirt… Tres ugh.

    • L says:

      She obviously likes them, and she clearly can walk in them while carrying her child.

  5. DavidBowie says:

    No, the Louvre is not somewhere you would take a small child.

    • Anon says:

      It actually is somewhere you would take a small child. Every time I’ve been there, I’ve seen small children.

      • Ripley says:

        Headed to Paris in 2 weeks with my 16 month old and we plan on going to the Louvre and Versailles and wherever else we want to go. Will he remember it? Nope. Will my husband and I enjoy it? Hopefully! To be honest, as long as the kiddo is around people and his parents, sees different things (art is perfect) and is allowed to be mobile every once in a while, he is more than content.

      • The Original G says:

        Yes. More children with their engaged parents at the Louvre and less of them laying on the nail salon floor shrieking or unsupervised in the hot tub at 5 star resorts.

    • Heather H says:

      I agree with Anon. I took my children to the Louvre, there were plenty of children there. Exposing the young to art is so very important.

  6. AG-UK says:

    She can’t be walking far in those…

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I couldn’t walk two feet in those shoes. How do people do it?

    • Kiddo says:

      Why do people do it? That’s not even attractive.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I don’t know. To me, it’s sort of sad that you would do something so painful and bad for your feet just to look fashionable, especially since it looks ugly, too, but maybe it doesn’t hurt everyone the same. I feel like the balls of my feet are on fire if my heels are really high. Lol

      • Kiddo says:

        Have you ever seriously sprained an ankle? That’s all I see when I look at those boots and maybe also Frankenstein’s monster. Whoever designed those boots has a serious underlying hatred for women.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yes, I popped a tendon once – ouch. I was on flat ground and stepped in a hole. You could break your leg in those shoes!

      • JenniferJustice says:

        I think the reason some women wear monstrously high heels is because they beleive by elongating their legs, that they must look slimmer. It doesn’t work that way, but she can wear whatever she wants. BI is cute.

      • Kiddo says:

        @JenniferJustice, obviously she is wearing whatever she wants, was that even a question?

      • Ag says:

        I have sprained an ankle running in high heels heels actually (I was STARVING and running to Chipotle, my heel got stuck in a cobble stone) and ever since then I’ve been mortified of heels higher than a couple of inches. It was a shitty experience and a lame way to painfully sprain an ankle. :)

      • Tiffany :) says:

        When I was in college, I thought when people said high heels made their feet hurt, it was about the ankles. I had strong ankles and it never hurt at all to wear heels. I ran in some stilettoes once and cracked the heel and I was so upset, but my feet didn’t hurt!

        Now, I realize the pain doesn’t come from the ankles but the balls of the feet! The balls of my feet kill me when I wear too high of heels for too long. A thicker heel takes some of the weight off the front of my foot, but just a little bit. I think I read that the padding on the front of your feet will thin with age. Some women get fillers injected into the balls of the feet to make it less painful.

      • L says:

        Different strokes for different folks.
        What is attractive to you is most probably hideous to her.

      • Kiddo says:

        @L, yeah and I’m okay with that. We all talk about fashion here, what we like and don’t. I happen to hate those boots.

      • Dommy dearest says:

        Actually with the way the platform is raised in the front and looks to be about equal to the heel in the back it’s very easy to walk in heels like that. It’s more comfortable than wearing the heels (designer, target, Payless all those heels) with the height in the back with little to no lift in the front. Why I know this: I use to be a stripper. I wore 6 inch, 8 inch and sometimes 10 inch heels (and could run in them) for a year until I landed a job in my field.

    • Tiffany27 says:

      I would break every piece of my neck trying to walk in those things.

      • lucy2 says:

        Me too. I’m lucky if I can stay upright in flats.
        And to wear that to a museum is ridiculous, and surely a sign of needing attention.

    • L says:


      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I did practice L, I promise! I bought the prettiest pair of heels and I was determined. I walked in them 10 minutes a day for 2 months. The balls of my feet just feel like they are on fire. I’m hopeless. :-/

    • Meghan says:

      Eh, I’ve got what I call my stripper boots, of course they came from Target not Louboutin. And with the platform toe, it’s not really so different from just wearing a regular pair of heels. But it does take some getting used to. And I would never wear them to a museum or on a tour of anything.

  8. andypandy says:

    Blue always looks so much more connected with her parents than you know who and yes we know annoying photogs are around

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yes, she looks very relaxed and comfortable in Daddy’s arms. No “oh hello…have we met?” look on her face. Like some we could name.

  9. aang says:

    So sick of them both. Fame whores. Something nice, cute kid with cute hair.

  10. Allie says:

    Blue Ivy is identical to her dad. It’s like she’s mini me of him. Soooo cute.

  11. mernymerlyn says:

    The Lourve is better than a fashion show any day , ahem Kimye.
    And Beyoncé is used to the most uncomfortable outfits on stage. This would be torture for me but for her it’s whatever.
    PS- First post long time reader! Love this site!

  12. Lulu says:

    As a mother… I think Blue Ivy is small enough to have fun wherever her parents bring her. If she can appreciate the art? Who knows. Who can really tell who appreciates art the right way anyway.

  13. Abbott says:

    I first went to the Louvre at 14 and still think I was too young to appreciate. Then again, I’m not the Chosen IV, created from angel parts and children’s laughter, brought from the heavens in a platinum satchel carried by Pegasus.

    • Sabrine says:

      The baby just enjoys being with her parents. It was an outing they obviously all enjoyed. She looks like a happy child that gets enough attention from her parents. As for the boots, I don’t care what she wears on her feet. It’s her deal and all I care about is that it’s her wearing them and not me.

  14. Jenni says:

    That kid and igNori will grow up with a lot of issues.

    • Ashley says:

      Being that Blue spends time with her parents I doubt she’ll have any real issues. Now North, that’s another story….

      • Jenni says:

        Two words: Alexa Joel.

      • Ashley says:

        Alexa Joel has issues with her love life. Her boyfriend left her and she attempted suicide. What does that have to do with Blue Ivy? How can you even predict IF she will have any issues when she’s grown?

      • Tania says:

        That was an incredibly unkind thing to say of Alexa Joel. You’re going to use one example, one stupid thing she did in her 20s as an example of someone who had crappy parents? Why not look at Lindsay Lohan instead. I’m sure Alexa Joel’s parents actually gave a sh!t about her and were present in her life.

      • Dommy dearest says:

        Pretty sure it was meant as Joel having plastic surgery due to how much she looked like her dad. Blue looking like Jay, Compass looking like Kanye.

  15. bns says:

    Her sense of style is a tragedy.

  16. Tiffany27 says:

    Blue is in Paris with a peplum leather jacket looking cute as all get out. I’m jealous lol.

  17. Celia says:

    I hate when people wear thin high heels to a museum or a library with stone floors. They make such noise.

  18. shunty says:

    Re: her body during the performance, believe me Beyoncé I’d thicker than what you saw in that video. I was amazed at how thick she looked cos I stood close to her for a hot minute. But who wouldn’t look small standing next to minaj with her fake body?

  19. Jaderu says:

    I took my daughter to museums starting when she was about 3. She’s now 20 and an artist. I’m not saying the trips to the museum had anything to do with it, but I think it opened her mind to things other than more traditionally child appropriate forms of media. You’d be surprised what tiny little heads can absorb. I think if they are well behaved in quiet or reserved situations and aren’t obviously bored and cranky, why not.

    • lucy2 says:

      My mom took me as a small kid too, and we still go all the time now. And we’re both artists as well. :)
      I think it’s great to expose kids to that as much as possible, but of the parts I’ve seen of the Louvre (and only parts, that thing is too huge) there might not be a lot a little kid would enjoy but it’s still good they brought her.

      • Jaderu says:

        That’s great Lucy2! Whenever I go to visit her in school, that’s where she wants to go. To a museum!
        Her walking me through and hearing her explain an artist’s “technique” or how she interprets certain works…priceless for me. And to hear her say “MOM, you’re standing next to a friggen Matisse!” makes me laugh. You worry as a parent on whether you did anything right. This helps me know I did something right.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I love the idea of kids and museums. Museums should be for everyone, and kids approach art in such a different way than adults do, without all of the “rules” and shoulds and shouldn’ts. It may not be the only reason that your daughter is an artist, but I think it’s lovely that you gave her the experience of art from such an early age and nurtured, maybe even planted, the little seed and let her take it from there.

  20. BlueStockings says:

    Truthfully I could never, nor do I want to, wear boots like these. But they are six inch heels with a 3 inch platform so the stress is offset … really 3 inch heels. I’m sure her leg muscles are stretched into a shape that she can ‘only’ wear heels now … just like I can only wear nice flats now because I refuse to wear heels. It’s her profession and it’s a 7/24 job to be Beyonce. Beyonce was branded at a very young age.
    The baby is adorable and they seem like very good parents within their world of a public life. More power to them. I wouldn’t use Beyonce as a role model of womanhood because of the way she presents her ‘art’ but that is just my opinion.

  21. Micki says:

    Beyonce was probably trying to make her legs appear longer and slimmer than they are because she won’t have control over the snapshots other people may take.
    Otherwise the shoes are good for nothing

  22. Mon says:

    Well, who does not love Paris?! The city is just fab! and no, parents should not be brining their small children to museums . Not only they wont be able to appreciate that but easily get tired and bored. And its simply inconsiderate towards other visitors. Either take your child to places designated for them or leave with a sitter. Blue Ivy does look beautiful though and her outfit is lovely. This is how you dress a baby girl – watch and (not that its ever gonna happen…) learn KK!

  23. FingerBinger says:

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Blue Ivy going to the museum with her parents. At least Blue Ivy isn’t wearing matching leather pants and heels.

  24. Mrs Darcy says:

    Ofcourse a kid can appreciate and enjoy the Louvre, including Blue Ivy. The sculptures specially are fascinating for all ages,

    I think the real question you need to ask is, does Beyonce have the intelligence/sensibility to appreciate a museum like Louvre.

    An her shoes! That’s insane. Although the galleries that display paintings in Louvre have comfortable seats but in those shoes your feet have got to be killing you after a few hours standing…which will only matter if she was interested in the art in the first place. I think it was a filler trip for her instagram :D

  25. tifzlan says:

    I don’t like Beyonce but i can’t deny, she puts on one hell of a live performance and i hope to go see her live someday.

  26. Artimis says:

    Why ‘ugh’? They’re just heels.

  27. allons-y alonso says:

    I don’t know if this is relevant but here we go – My earliest memory was seeing the most beautiful Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus in a museum exhibit. I was nearly 3 years old. Now at 27, I have a degree in Egyptology and museum studies. Some things just stick with you. So, yeah I think at some level, taking young children to museums like Louvre can be great for children.

    • Sumodo1 says:

      Exactly. We lived in Washington, DC when my son was small. He remembers a trip to the Hirschorn Museum in great detail. He was around three years old. He never fussed, just was amazed. To this day, he loves modern art.

  28. snowflake says:

    I think beyonce has had lipo. she used to have my thighs, thick and muscular. now all of a sudden, they’re skinny and not curvy and she looks a lot smaller to me. her waist is not as big as it used to be also. even when I was doing major running, my legs did not get that thin. I told my husband I think she’s had plastic surgery. that started a fight that lasted all night! he would not believe that and got mad at me for suggesting it.

    • Lee says:

      I’m inclined to agree with you on the lipo. Her arms in the top photo aren’t really all that slender, and look like they’d belong to her old figure.

    • mernymerlyn says:

      It’s funny you say that because I was talking about how different her body looks to a friend of mine and she said, “people love to hate on Beyonce’ boy!” and I am a huge fan of hers! But I can’t deny how different she looked when her album came out in December.
      But when I saw her in concert in June, she looked like her regular self so now I’m not sure.
      She could do wraps and stuff to her body that none of us ever do so who knows really.

    • shunty says:

      You think does not mean she did. This woman is always naked. And has been touring heavily in recent years. We saw her transform from thick to svelter. If surgery was involved, there wouldn’t even be any time to heal (someone mentioned she looked different from how she looked in december) and there would be scars and she won’t always be naked

      • RiddlesKitty says:

        First of all, lipo is barely surgery. These days, it’s more like a procedure. In fact, with lightly and delicately done lipo, you can be walking about the next day, and fully recovered in 2 weeks. And it does not leave scars. The incisions are 5 – 6mm long, and heal without scarring on most people.
        So no, there would be no way anyone would know if she did. I’m inclined to believe she had lipo, because as pointed out, if she had lost the weight naturally, her arms would be slimmer in proportion. That is one classic tell of lipo.

    • Tania says:

      I agree, I think she has lipo’d and sculpted her lower half. Her waist, butt and legs. Everything looks smaller except her face and arms. This is a woman who understands she is a brand/icon and believes in perfection. She is not above surgical intervention.

    • L says:

      she is thinner now, it’s very obvious in her upper body.

  29. Dolce crema says:

    I do like some of her Instagram fashion but most of her street wear is too flashy and borderline tacky (even though it’s not cheap to buy) for me. The girl bedside her in black with ripped jeans and messy hair looks cuter to me.

  30. Chris2 says:

    Galleries bend over backwards to justify public funding in the face of predictable whining about cultural élitism……and here someone queries Beyoncé’s right, intellectually, to visit one of the wonders of the world. That stinks.
    As for the shoes….I reckon every young woman these days has an extra gene, and wearing these things poses no challenge. Not only could I not mince around in them….I’d fall over just standing still!
    But the Louvre… as we know from Prof Tom Hanks in the movie, the parquet floor in the Grand Gallery is a priceless artefact in itself…..I’m surprised *any* heels are admitted.
    Whatever…. I hope Blue Ivy enjoyed the Eyptian statues, any kid would!

  31. KelT says:

    I suppose if you’re used to walking in shoes like that it’s no big deal, but it’s definitely not practical. Is anyone surprised, really?

    If they hadn’t brought BI with them, the media would be all over them for not being with their child. There’s no pleasing anyone here.

  32. Ag says:

    Insane boots.

    While Blue is too young to “appreciate” any museum, I’m sure that she loves running around there and looking at stuff – it’s novelty to her, not art. It’s awesome to expose kids to different experiences at any age, and I think it’s great that they took her there. Never too early to start developing an eye for the aesthetic. :)

  33. Mmtahoe says:

    Having been to the Louve 4 times (and still haven’t toured the whole thing, it’s massive!), the floors are tile, concrete, or wood/parquet. That she would wear these shoes and take a young child is absurd. Very young child I’ve ever seen in there are bored and restless. Yes, there are benches to sit and admire exhibits, however they are always full. Unless you are the Carter’s and quite likely had the room cleared of peasants.

  34. QQ says:

    I love nicki and Beysus interacting together cause it seemed they had fun and Nicki was in IG geeking out about the whole thing … that was super cute

    Also the line “Princess Cut Diamonds on my Disney” will NEVER not give me my life!

  35. Delia says:

    She always wears heels. She performs in heels. It’s weirder to see her out of heels in my opinion. I don’t see what the fuss is all about

  36. HappyMom says:

    We’re going to shade them for exposing their kid to culture? Really? I used to take my oldest in her stroller-she loved looking at the pictures and sculptures. I wouldn’t spend the day there-but for an hour or two-it was fun. I think bringing your kids to museums and concerts (Baltimore Symphony had Saturday Family Concerts for young families) is a great thing to do.

    • Dommy dearest says:

      Of course they are. Parents with children can’t do anything as far as this site and the comments go. I think it was last week someone was saying people with young children shouldn’t go out to eat because it disturbs others. Like people with children that make their money have to stay inside and do nothing because others can’t accept the world doesn’t cater to only them.

      People have commented up thread about going to places at age three (museums or landmarks) and remembered all of it or their children remembered all of it. But most don’t read the comments from others and only offer their opinion.

  37. DrFunkenstein says:

    Of course she’s too young to appreciate the Louvre. She won’t even remember the visit. Another example of the nouveaux riche approach to life demonstrated by these folks. “Look at me! I’m cultured!” LOL

    • Chris2 says:

      What century are you in, speaking snootily of nouveaux riches? Is access to culture reserved for those who inherit, rather than earn, their money? What a mean and small-minded view.

      • Dolce crema says:

        Think of it this way, would prince w and his Catherine bring their kids to the louvre at this age? Would Chelsea Clinton or a bush girl? No but a palin would. So she’s kind of on that level here, I agree with others, it screams of “look how cultured we are”

      • Chris2 says:

        I really do strongly disagree but wonder if it’s a European thing. I’m used to seeing young kids in galleries and art museum everywhere, and having a great time, and I also think early exposure to both art and venerable public spaces is a good thing for young kids to absorb. But I accept that there’ll be two schools of thought re kids.
        Really, the important point in the thread to my mind is the suggestion that Jay and Bey are not intellectually equipped to visit the Louvre. I think that should have been shot down in flames imnediately. And it ties in with your claim that they are pretending to br cultured unlike others who don’t have to pretend: well that smells really bad to me. It’s just snobbery but it also suggests that art is not for everyone to enjoy.
        How do you become a cultured person, if that label is your goal? Blœdy well visit galleries for a start, and to hell with those who sneer at your efforts.
        Hey I’m sorry to bang on about it…..I just could not believe the comment yesterday about Beyonce being unsuited as a visitor.

    • Dommy dearest says:

      I suppose sitting on the couch and watching Dr. Who or some documentary makes you cultured then? But only if the shows aren’t from or about your country, right?

  38. word says:

    What’s wrong with exposing your child to culture? She’s not a newborn, at this age she is taking things in (even if it’s just visual). It’s better than her parents leaving her with a nanny while they go sight seeing. They want to include their daughter…that’s a good thing.

  39. Brionne says:

    Does that kid have on a leather peplum jacket? Tina Knowles has attacked her grandbaby’ s closet and cheekily sewn Peplums onto the tots things! Naughty fashion granny!

  40. Jen34 says:

    I think it’s great they took their child to the Louvre. That said, I would have been afraid to take mine at that age because I am sure they would have touched something, especially my son. He is 8 and still loves a hands on museum.

  41. rudy says:

    Took my girl to museums at a young age, in a STROLLER.

    I cannot bear watching these moms in sky high heels carrying their kids. I keep seeing them crash to the ground, kid sprawled on the sidewalk.

  42. TOPgirl says:

    She has her child with her, she needs to relax and put on some relaxing shoes and just chill. Be a mom for a moment. I’m sure her daughter would’ve appreciated that and perhaps jayz too.

  43. I Choose Me says:

    Still not a Beyonce fan but I will shamefacedly admit how much I liked that live performance. High energy, Bey, as always, held her own with the dancers and never missed a beat with the song. I even enjoyed her part of the rap better than Minaj’s. Seriously, she puts on a hell of a performance and is always bringing it.

    OT: I don’t get platform boots at the Louvre but if you got ‘em wear ‘em I suppose. *shrug*

  44. L says:

    Well, they’re her feet, if she’s comfortable wearing them, more power to her.
    if you can not wear them heels like those, that’s you’re problem and has nothing to do with people that can.

    I don’t get people policing women’s shoes.

    this coming from someone that wears trainers and flats 90% of the time.

  45. pnichols says:

    I know I will catch holy hell for this but that kid is not cute. …..aaaand start yelling at me.

  46. Debutante says:

    I’m not gonna yell at you pnichols. That kid looks just like Daddy. Not good for a girl !

  47. rlh says:

    Her outfit? Yes, ugh. Blue Ivy at the Louvre? Yes, too young. Even at 5, 6, 7 major museums are a snooze fest for MOST kids (please don’t reply about exceptional children you know, there is always an exception). I go to the Met in NYC frequently and these days there are children running around like it’s a play ground. I have often seen the museum workers asking people to reign in their children and my viewing experience has been tainted by unruly youngsters. I have friends that have taken their kids to the Met since before the kids were one year old; it was a horror show…the kids are bored, they get hungry and cranky. I don’t go with them anymore. I wish people would treat their kids like kids, not like they are all gifted and exceptional and exposing them to sophisticated environments is going to add something special to their up bringing when they are still babies or toddlers. Major ugh. There are children’s museums in almost every major city. Sorry for the rant. This is a personal pet peeve. As often as possible I avoid museum’s on the weekends because of people like this.

  48. Amy says:

    I personally think the Louvre is overrated just because it’s soooo massive. I get so overwhelmed every time I go. Not sure I’d bring my toddler there but little kids can ooh and aah at pretty things in museums just like adults. I would have brought her to something smaller like the Rodin Museum or the Centre Pompidou (Paris’s equivalent of MoMa, it looks like a huge hamster cage with all the tubes running around it) with all the modern art, there are super bright and weird things for kids to look at. Hopefully they take Blue to Disneyland Paris–I have fond memories of going there when I was a kid.

    And I’m not a heels person so I don’t get women who like to wear super tall thin high heels. I have flat narrow feet and my arches roll in. I have never found a pair of heels (apart from some wedges) in which I do not step out of the shoe as I walk. It is impossible for me to find heels that fit my feet and in which my heel does not step out, making me unbalanced. I just can’t do it and I pity the feet of these poor women who insist on torturing (and ruining) their feet.

  49. Just Me says:

    All I see is that L Lens. I wonder how serious she is about photography? I can’t imagine what it would be like to have enough money to buy any and every L Lens in existence. God, that must be nice. No shade. Just admiration.

  50. melain says:

    I think Blue Ivy is wearing the perfect shoes for sight seeing. That’s about my speed, too.

  51. Someonestolemyname says:

    Love Blue Ivy’s footwear. Does Bey not know the Louvre has a lot of steps? …Or do VIP’s get to use private elevators to each section?
    One thing about the Louvre , if you really want to see it fully , there’s a lot of walking. It took me two visits,two days and I went back the second day in more comfortable shoes than the first day I went.
    All my nieces seem to be able to wear huge heels everywhere, I just marvel at their ability to manuver on those huge heels.

  52. CL says:

    My son (preteen) and I went to the Louvre this summer. My first thought at seeing B’s heels was, “She’s a genius! She’ll see over people!”.

    I surprised my tour leader in the Louvre at the end of the tour, when he was telling us about one of the last paintings on our tour, by saying, “Also, this paining was used as the cover of a Coldplay album,” to which my son replied “Viva la Vida!”. The tour leader laughed and said he’d never made that connection before, and he owns a copy of the album.

  53. Anotherdirtymartini says:

    Just last night, I was standing in line for the restroom at Staples Center in L.A., and at least 5 women in front of me were wearing crazy footwear. This was a Kings game (ice hockey), and it is FREEZING the minute you walk through the doors. The loonies were basically barefoot, wearing sandals (flat and platform), and I’m thinking “really!? At a game? WTF?” BUT, it IS Southern California…I’ve seen moms at Disneyland walking around the park in stiletto heels. This really irks me. Does anyone else see this in other areas?

  54. iseepinkelefants says:

    I haven’t heard anything about these two. I guess the French jut don’t care. If they were in town why no mention of them at Fashion Week? No dinner with Kimye? Ha.

    She’s certainly not walking anywhere in those. My feet hurt wearing kitten heels. I can’t imagine those. I once saw a woman in 7 inch Louboutins and the whole time she kept looking at the ground. One cobble and she would have face planted, in fact she almost did. Cobbles are not your friend in heels.

    As for BIC it’s cold here, I wonder why she isn’t in pants.