Sheri Culver Mattiucci is the owner of La Bonne Vie Interior Design and Decoration (www.lbvinteriors.com). Sheri Culver Mattiucci is regarded as one of the top interior designers on the East Coast. Her talents and creations are in demand and on display all along the eastern seaboard. Projects include fabulous ocean front estates in Miami, beautiful brownstones in Boston, historic homes in Providence and Newport, country estates in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey and sleek and elegant penthouses in New York City. Throughout her 15 year career, Sheri has worked for world renowned Interior Designers, Penny Drue Baird and Cindy Rinfret. She also served as Senior Interior Designer at Leonards New England where she gained extensive knowledge of Fine Antiques and construction of furniture. Sheri Culver Mattiucci was educated and trained at La Sorbonne (Paris), The Rhode Island School of Design and The University of Rhode Island. Sheri strives to create classic interiors that are understated, yet elegant – sophisticated, but always comfortable – unexpected and unique. Continue reading below to find out more about this Shoe Queen.
FG: Who is the designer/What is the brand of the stiletto you submitted and where did you purchase your shoes?
SM: Christian Louboutin – Sexy Strass 100 Swarovski crystal peep-toe pumps
FG: Is there a story behind them (why did you purchase them)?
SM: I was in Paris for my 35th birthday and seeing as though this was important milestone in my life I wanted to reward myself with a fabulous pair of shoe’s. So I went to Christian Louboutin. Nothing really caught my eye and then I saw it–a flash of sparkle off to the corner. They were beautiful. I knew they weren’t practical, but I thought–what’s the harm? I will just “try them on.” I slipped the crystal encrusted 4″ stilettos; however, to my disappointment they were one size too large and try told me that my size was in the NYC store. The sales associate told me that these were “very special shoes–only 1 made in each size” and that the pair in NYC was being purchased by someone “very important.” Well, I thought–that’s a shame. Never did I expect these shoes to haunt me…but they did. Never did I expect to find them…but I did. Seven months later I found myself in NYC on a business trip and in need of a quick shoe fix. I popped into Louboutin, told the sales associate my story and, Voila! The shoes appeared. It was fate…I had to buy them.
Finish these sentences with your own phrase…
SM: Empowered, Sexy and Unstoppable
FG: If we could walk a mile in your shoes ______________________
SM: but you can’t. I don’t loan these out. (;
FG: Stilettos are like _________________ everyone _______________________
SM: Boyfriends…everyone has had a pair. It’s finding the keepers that’s important.