The Art of Mastering the Heel

by cecylia on January 7, 2013

vintage Bruno Marentti Kitten heels perched on my favourite candelabra and books

Have you ever wondered how some ladies can totter around in towering heels, take manly strides and yet still look elegant? They are French. But for the rest of mankind, after many years of sole-searching, I finally have the answer for you. The secret is this. Practice. Practice. Practice. No one can suddenly, overnight, master the art of the stiletto. It’s impossible. But if you set aside your trusty flats along with your fear of heights, embrace kitten heels. And when you can hopscotch in them, challenge pumps. Then when high heels no longer make you grimace, speak these 3 fearless little words to platforms. Repeat after me, “Bring it on.” Congratulations. You now have mastered the art of heels. Wear them high. Wear them proud. Wear them every night.

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你, 会不会像我,对那些穿着超高跟鞋能跑能跳的但又优雅的小姐是否稍微有点敬佩?她们都是法国人。但我们这些‘凡人’其实也能有一天达到她们的境界。让我告诉你们这个秘密:练习,练习练习。没有一个人能通过一晚,突然间,就掌握穿高跟鞋的艺术。这是完全不可能的事。但如果你愿意暂时废弃你那双百穿不厌的平底鞋和你对“高度的恐惧”,来拥抱中跟鞋吧! 然后等你能穿着它们又跑又跳后,向高跟鞋挑战。当高跟鞋不再带给你疼痛,你就能向超高跟鞋说这2个字。请跟着我说。“来吧!”

恭喜你。你现在掌握了穿高跟鞋的艺术。多穿它们,可能你还会使法国女郎吃惊。

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Mica January 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm

hehe great tips! Beautiful heels and photos too :)

I really miss walking about in high heels, used to wear them everywhere before my knee injury :( they were the cause of my downfall in the end, haha!

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cecylia January 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

thanks you Mica! Aww what happened to your knee? Will it heel in time? Hope you get to enjoy heels too! Or just wear them to dinner and sit :)

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Mica January 9, 2013 at 9:13 pm

hehe yes I like to wear heels to the movies as I don’t have to walk much! Gone are the days I could wear them for shopping trips and days out! Managed to embarrass myself with a big fall one day, knee has been a goner since then. I still get to wear my wedges and the odd heel now and then, but not an every day item anymore. Makes them more special I try to think! :P

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cecylia January 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm

ooh that’s such a great idea- heels in the cinema! I’ve fallen so much when I was little without heels, my knees are a museum of bruises :D Yes wedges at good- for standing not for walking :D

Elena January 8, 2013 at 4:12 am

great post! Happy New Year!xx

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Melolimparfaite January 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Oh dear, I AM french and believe me, I am just as much in trouble as you when it is about heels ^^
http://www.melolimparfaite.com

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teddi January 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

i definitely like shoes with height. i feel uncomfortable in ballet flats, but maybe that’s just me. ;)

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cecylia January 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

i LOVE ballet flats too, they’re so perenially chic but heels empower and make you look ever better that’s for sure!

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Katie of Alaskan Weredork January 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm

It took me so practice to learn to walk in heels, but the thickness of the heel can make a world of difference. chunky, cute heels are starting to become popular again and those are really non-threatening for walking in. the super skinny heels can be frightening!

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cecylia January 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I agree! The thickness of the heel is directly proportional to the ease of walking in them! Practise does make perfect though. Also the quality of the shoe makes a huge difference too!

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