They say “The higher the heel, the closer to God.” But I say, “The higher the heel, the farther you fall when you trip in those heels and bust ass.” Stilettos are sexy as hell; they’ll give you the illusion of legs for days and can even boost your self-confidence, but the price of beauty ain’t cheap. Any woman who’s ever slipped on a pair of stilettos knows that new heights come with their own set of struggles, and cobblestone streets are just the tip of the iceberg. Here are 13 pain-in-the-ass problems all too familiar to the heel-wearing kind. Keep reading »
Early on Sunday morning, University of Houston Research Professor Alf Stefan Andersson was found dead on an apartment floor. The culprit was his girlfriend, Ana Trujillo, but this murder occurred in no ordinary fashion: he was bludgeoned to death with the heel of a stiletto. Keep reading »
If you ever entertain the notion that modeling as a job must be a piece of
cake kale, think again. We’ve seen so many models trip, stumble, and cry on the runway at this point, it’s practically old news, but every time it happens it’s impossible to look away. At yesterday’s Melbourne Fashion Festival, so many models removed their platform stilettos midway down the runway that it almost seemed like an organized revolution. I don’t know exactly how many girls participated, but it was apparently enough for Australian news sources to refer to the situation as a “silent protest” or a “runway revolt.” Seeing as this is the alternative, I give the models credit for knowing when enough is enough. The CEO of the festival, Graeme Lewsey, expressed his disappointment to the Sydney Morning Herald but he did confirm that “models know, if there’s the slightest problem, they have to remove their shoes for safety.” Indeed: one model told the newspaper that she removed the shoes in fear of “breaking an ankle or worse.” God, I’m so thankful I barely break five feet, but not at all. [Fashionista]
I’m a wedge girl, which sounds vaguely dirty when you write it out but it just means I prefer to wear wedge heels. The other day I decided it was time to change things up, to really break out of my shell, so I set aside my wedges and threw on a pair of 3.5 inch patent leather pumps instead. I spent the day teetering around like a drunk person and by the time I got home my feet were in so much pain that I was fairly sure I was going to need to have them amputated. I know for many women 3.5 inchers are a no-big-deal, daily footwear option, so tell me: what’s your high heel height limit? What size/style of heel is your favorite? [Shown: Madden Girl Platforms, $50, Zappos]
Lord help us, Tevas are re-populating. Behold the $330 Teva stilettos, made in collaboration with the shoe designer Grey Ant. Could any footwear be more unnecessary — or overpriced? [Or grotesque? — Editor] Sadly, I can see my hippie sister wearing these to a “formal” event. [The Gloss] Keep reading »
Cue the eyeroll. A British celeb style website called MyCelebrityFashion polled men on their girlfriends’ clothes and asked, “What trends make women look promiscuous?” Because you can tell a slut by what she’s wearing, duh.
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