In the past year, I’ve probably reached for high heels only about five times. It’s partly the fault of L.A. (so casual here!), and it’s partly because I no longer feel compelled to stand at 6’2″ (I’m 5’10″). I have no beef with my height, but there are certain shoes in my collection that kind of just make me feel like a tranny. And never did I feel more awkward or tranny-like than in Las Vegas this weekend, as I went lurching around the casinos and their respective night clubs in stilettos. Have you guys ever noticed how too- high heels pitch you forward and give you the profile of a galumphing horse (unless of course, you have a crazy arch and can stand perfectly upright). It’s just not attractive.
Anyway, Regina and I took a few precious hours on Saturday to shop the strip—which was ripe with 60 percent off sales. (Seriously, HUGE discounts out there right now.) And I found the heels that are going to get me back into heels again. It helped that they were 50 percent off at The Wynn’s in-house shoe boutique, but they were also so pretty—bi-color blue—I might have sprung for them full-price anyway. Like Kate, I’ve always had a crush on Pierre Hardy’s high tops, but I’ve never really given Pierre Hardy heels a second glance. Too high. But there are actually a handful in the line that are a bit more kittenish—without looking like a shoe with a mullet. Anyone else know of any brands that have perfected the 2.5″ heel?
clockwise, l-r: PIERRE HARDY BI-COLOUR PUMP, $284.00, Farfetch; PIERRE HARDY POINTY-TOE PUMPS, $295.00, The Webster; PIERRE HARDY POINTY-TOE PUMP, $595.00, Barneys; PIERRE HARDY NEON PINK SLINGBACK PUMP, $230.00, The Webster.