Bloody shoes

I recently took my Christian Louboutins to the Leather Spa to repair the red sole. At first I didn’t really think I needed to replace them. However, after seeing the results I’m glad I did. Without a doubt owning a pair of Loubs is considered an investment. I don’t plan on buying replacements so its important to take care of them. I decided to try Leather Spa after some extensive research. They have various locations in midtown so I utilized the most convenient location which is Grand Central station.

Once you drop off the shoes the Leather Spa team examines them carefully. Honestly I was expecting to spend $35 per pair as advertised online. But, things started adding up once they pointed out what needed to be fixed. One pair costed $80 dollars to fix as they were boots. As much as it hurt I dropped them off and left. They called me back about two weeks later informing me the shoes were ready.

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I absolutely recommend repairing your Louboutins (or any other shoes). They did an amazing job and the shoes are basically spanking new. The cheapest way would be to protect the red sole as soon as you purchase a new pair. The less they have to repair the cheaper it cost to fix.

With love,

Ookaykaren

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What you need to know about the Harvey Weinstein scandal


In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal which was brought to light by a New York Times article- its apparent that speaking up about sexual harassment is still taboo.
Sexual misconduct in the work place is prevalent across every industry. But those who experience it often times remain silent in fear of consequences. Within the last month dozens of women have accused Harvey Weinsten of sexual harassment and rape. Actors such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Cara Delevingne among many spoke up about the famous Hollywood producers improper behavior. So many questions arise as the accusations come to light. Why did it take so long to break the silence? Why are men in executive positions getting away with such disgusting behavior? It took one brave person to speak up to cause this ripple effect which continues to unfold.

Weinstein reportedly demanded sexual favors from actress in exchange of a promising career in Hollywood. Those who rejected the producers demands felt major backlash in their career. Although Weinstein has issued a public apology his reputation is tarnished.

Evidently Individuals in positions of power prey on inexperienced subordinates. It is easy for them to take advantage of those who want to make “it” in the industry. Harvey Weinstein historically was known for being inappropriate. But it took years for the victims to finally step forward.

Below are three tips on how to manage sexual harassment in the workplace:

Speak up – If you suddenly find yourself in a situation where you feel taken advantage of – confront the abuser. Let he or she know that their behavior is unacceptable. State that you will no longer tolerate disrespect but remain professional at all times. Remove yourself from that environment if possible.

Contact HR – Familiarize yourself with the HR partner – know your rights. Raise this issue to a human resources professional. Their purpose is to help and guide you through difficult work situations. Seek assistance from external counsel if necessary.

Document where possible – evidence is key – save all emails, phone logs and any other evidence that demonstrates sexual harassment. Having documentation will support your allegations if you decide to take legal measures.

Sexual harassment shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you’re ever in this situation please speak up as it can serve as an opportunity to raise awareness.