Sometimes I end up doing half an hour of research for one sentence. Sometimes the process frustrates me, but in the end I get the satisfaction of knowing that part, at least, wasn’t made up.
Top Ten Italian Shoemakers (italymagazine.com)
A good starting point for researching high-end, expensive, Italian-made shoes. From there I went to the different companies’ websites until I found the one that best matched my character’s sense of fashion.
Platform Vs. Wedge (answers.yahoo.com)
This may be picking at straws, but I did want to understand the difference. This helped. Doing separate image searches of “platform shoe” and “wedge shoe” helped further.
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