Posts tagged "high heels"

What’s Your Daily Fashion Pain Threshold?

Finally, a celebrity admits that lookin’ good ain’t easy. Beyonce complains, “I’m always in pain! My earrings are heavy, and my heels are hurting — they hurt all the time. But you know you have to sacrifice for beauty. You just get kind of numb after a while.”

Are you always in pain due…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 11, 2010

Platform Shoes Can Seriously Eff You Up

OK, ladies, I’m going as crazy for platform shoes right now as the next fashion-obsessed lady, but I will state for the record that I’m a heel wimp. When it comes to rocking heels, I may have a higher-the-better mentality at the moment, but to be perfectly honest, I probably wear elevated shoes about once…

By: Erin Flaherty / February 8, 2010

About Those Alexander McQueen Armadillo Shoes

Over at The Daily Beast, Rebecca Dana declares Alexander McQueen’s so-called “armadillo shoes” the “it” shoe of the season. We’ve written about these 10-inch heels from McQueen’s spring 2010 collection several times here at The Frisky, and while reviews remain mixed, I love them. As Dana confirms, though, I won’t be wearing a pair anytime…

By: Susannah Breslin / February 8, 2010

Would You Wear Heels In The Snow?

I’m a high heel lover, but even I have to admit defeat when it snows. My rubber-soled boots win every time because I like my limbs. Anyway, I’ve noticed quite a few women wearing their heels in the snow on my favorite street style site, Chictopia. So I wonder, do you wear heels in the…

By: Annika Harris / February 6, 2010

Who Wore These Lightning Bolt Heels?

Who wore these Zeus-inspired lightning bolt high heels?

1) Lady Gaga. Duh.
2) Beyonce. She’s a freak.
3) Rihanna. That’s my fashion icon!

Find out the answer after the jump.

By: Susannah Breslin / February 4, 2010

The Fashion Police Are Having Their Own Emergency

If, that is, they’re caught wearing these crazy heels. Wow. [Yanko Design]…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 2, 2010

Nicholas Kirkwood Designs Shoes Fit For A Mad Hatter

We’ve written about shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood’s zany creations before, but this time he takes things to a whole new level. Kirkwood, along with several other designers, was asked to a concoct a pair of “Alice in Wonderland”-themed heels for display in the windows of the Printemps store in Paris. The image you see u…

By: Susannah Breslin / February 1, 2010

Quotable: Mariah Carey On The Hazards Of Being Mariah Carey

“This height of heel is what I wear. Even my slippers. I can’t even walk in flats.”Mariah Carey (gesturing at her high heels) explains her diva behavior [Guardian UK]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2010

Attack Of The Glamazons!

Cooly cranky ad dude Copyranter points us to these Amazon-themed ads created by Soho, a Zurich-based clothing store chain, that suggest their high heels will make you feel so high, you’ll be able to kiss the sky. I love these ads because a) they make me think of that wacky fetish called macrophilia, and b)…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 8, 2010

Those Are Some Killer Heels You Have There, My Dear

Gianni Barbato’s boots with skulls at the top of the heels are some serious you-know-what kickers. Definitely a perfect fit for the upscale girl with a penchant for the gothic look, they ain’t cheap — marked down from a whopping $870 to a mere $609 — but they’re sure to score their fair share of…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 6, 2010

Jean-Charles De Castelbajac Takes “Kitten Heels” Literally

Definitely not for the dog-loving fashionista, these Jean-Charles de Castelbajac leopard heels are perfect for the shoe freak who wants to take her footwear to a whole new level. I’m sure I’ve seen shoes that look like cats before, but I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a pair that has actual tails. In case…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 15, 2009

High Heels Mess With Posh’s Posture?

OK, so maybe all those “high heels can kill you!” stories are a bit extreme, but wearing 4-inch stilettos everyday could potentially do a number on your posture. At least that’s what Victoria Beckham claims, although this sounds like a case of paranoia—she’s been “concerned” that wearing high heels over all these years has give…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2009

Collagen Injections Not For Your Lips, But For Your Feet

Recently it seems that high heels are causing more trouble than ever. From all this news about stilettos causing health problems and ladies getting crazy foot surgery, you’d think that women would just give up and switch to flats. Alas, pumps will never go out of style, and ladies will never stop enduring the pai…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 9, 2009

Wedges That Take Stripper Heels To New Heights!

Someone should tell the craftsman who whittled the lil’ pole dancer on these 7″ wedges that stripper heels are usually made of clear plastic. But, hey, whatevs. The $175 price tag on eBay is a steal for such an, um, unique item. (Although we’re pretty sure falling off 7″ tall shoes will break your neck.)…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 1, 2009

Running In Heels Is Painful, But Worth It

Running in heels is a talent — one which my boyfriend is very happy that I possess, because somehow we’re always running late. But I never knew that my skill could earn me prizes. I also never heard about the National Stiletto Championship run. Boy, I was missing out. Over the weekend, 96 women took…

By: Bianca Posterli / November 23, 2009

Stilletology: The Science Of High Heels

You probably don’t think a lot about how your shoes are made … until, that is, you’ve been standing in them for two hours and you’re thinking in dire agony, What the eff kinda person thought these heels would carry me through the day … or the next two blocks?! Despite the painful downfalls of…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 22, 2009

Alexander McQueen’s Crazy Shoes Are Hot Items?!

If conceptual fashion is wearable art, then the runway is the museum it stays in. Some designers present collections with saleability in mind; others like to make a point by going the artsy route, in which case what lands on the shelves might not be quite what you saw at the fashion shows. Apparently not…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 12, 2009

Ever Bought Shoes You Couldn’t Walk In?

I very recently bought a pair of Christian Louboutin heels for $85 at a sample sale—ah-mazing deal, right? Well, turns out, not so much. They’re a size too small and perilously high, way too high for my heel-walking abilities. But, yeah, I still went ahead and bought them even though I could barely walk around…

By: Nina Carbone / October 28, 2009