By now, you’ve probably all seen the clip of Emma Thompson presenting an award at the Golden Globes on Sunday, properly sauced and holding both her Christian Louboutin Pumps and a martini in her hands at the podium. The Golden Globes are notorious for letting stars drink and fraternize while the awards are given out, and that means that the crowd becomes progressively drunker as the night goes on. As any adult woman knows, the drunker a group of women gets, the more likely a member of the group is to discard their high heels. This time, it was Thompson, an Academy Award-winning actress, and we absolutely love her for it.
Shoes are often uncomfortable, even the flat ones, and truly gorgeous shoes are almost always excruciating. I don’t believe 99% of women who have told me that their high heels are comfortable; they all seem more like they’re trying to convince themselves than they are me, and even Christian Louboutin himself has publicly admitted that his shoes aren’t foot-friendly and aren’t intended to be. Sometimes that’s fine (usually in the first hour of the evening, when you’re still excited about your own choice in footwear), but usually it just makes you want to sit down and rub your feet, something that is generally not appreciated at the kind of events that necessitate fancy shoes. We’ve all wanted to do it, though. Badly.
Emma Thompson, Oscar-winner, sophisticated woman, elegant Brit that she is, finally just did it. She went on live television, in front of millions of people, in a borrowed gown that costs thousands of dollars at retail, and she was honest. Her feet hurt, she’d had a martini or two, and when it came time to decide whether or not she’d hold on to her shoes or her cocktail, she chose her cocktail. As I would have, and as maybe some of you would, too, if you’re being honest. Being a lover of beautiful shoes will only carry a woman so far.
If you missed the shoe-fling for the ages, check it out below, courtesy of E!