Have you ever purchased a piece of clothing, a pair of shoes or an accessory that, when you wear it, you feel instantly transformed? You know what I mean, you feel like a million bucks. What makes that happen? Is it just good product marketing? Or has the designer seen into your very soul and created that special item so you can let your self shine? That’s a lot of pressure to put on a designer. Or on a pair of shoes…
High heels are definitely one of the most important items in any girl’s wardrobe. A good pair can make you feel elegant, skinner and glamorous. The designers at Alexander McQueen hit the mark with their BOMBE 5.5 inch stilettos. Wearing these shoes, I feel like a movie star. Sarah Jessica Parker, I just bumped you off the best dressed list. BAM!
Did you know the history of high heels can be traced back to Egypt, 3500BC? Historic murals show upper class citizens wearing heels for ceremonial purposes… AND Egyptian butchers wore them to make it easir to walk through the blood of dead animals (you can thank Wikipedia for that mental image).
Despite this, it wasn’t until the 16th century that high heels were claimed to be properly invented. The year was 1533 and Catherine de Medici decided to wear heels at her wedding to Henry II. The story goes that Catherine wasn’t really a beauty and her husband had a tall and hot mistress. So, to dazzle the French on her wedding day, she opted for two-inch heels to have a more towering physique. It is said that she set the rage in Paris for heeled shoes. Heeled shoes became popular with the rich and powerful and was seen as a dividing line between classes. Hence the phrase ‘well heeled’ used as a reference to rich upbringing.
Fun Fashion Friday AND a wee history lesson. Because being smart is the BEST accessory!