By Lisa Finn
There’s an art to just about anything worth wearing, and heels are no exception. When worn right, heels elevate your dress from casual to classy — not to mention what they do for your height. Just like there’s a method to pairing clothing fabrics, textures and hues, there’s also a science to walking in heels. Don’t let your daughter walk on eggshells when it comes to sporting her heels. Take an hour and teach her how to walk in heels — everything from stacked shoes to stilettos. Then watch as she stays poised in pointy pumps and manages her mules.
Lean in With Love
Put on a pair of same-sized heels as your daughter. Walk toward her and slightly lean back into your heels. Have her notice your posture and how straight your back appears. The reason for this is that leaning back shifts the weight from the balls of her feet to a more even platform. Have her stand behind you and follow your lead across the room as you swing your arms a little to help with balance and give off some grace. You can also take a video of her so that she sees just how far she should lean.
Tuck That Tummy
Take a deep breath and show your daughter how it looks to stand up straight. Then ask her to keep her stomach muscles tight and focus on her core. She should feel grounded — like her feet are planted solid on the floor. Now instruct her to walk across the room while keeping her tummy contracted just a bit. Tucking her tummy like this helps fight off fatigue that occurs when heels are worn too long. It also eliminates unnecessary back strain because her core muscles are centered instead of slouched.
Bend for Straight Success
Have your daughter focus on your knees. Walk in front of her with a slight bend to this area and then do it again with straight legs. She’ll instantly notice how a little bend boosts balance and confidence. However, it she can’t stand up straight without bending her knees, her heels are too high. The key is to take a step with a relaxed hip and bent knee; then quickly straighten and extend the leg for a fluid walk. It’s also important to lead with your heels and land on your toes.
Practice Makes Perfect
Teach your daughter to stay safe on slippery surfaces, trudge on a thick rug and saunter over a sewer grate. An Italian shoe designer to the stars, suggests walking up and down stairs at least 10 times before heading out in a new pair of pumps. Show your daughter how to land the whole shoe on each stair — even if that means turning your foot diagonally. You should also tell her that staying steady on sandy or grassy surfaces includes walking on the balls of her feet. This way her heels won’t sink in the sand or dirt.
References & Resources
ABC News: Class Teaches Women How to Walk in Heels
Glamour: 8 High Heel Tips From Fashion Week Pros
High Heel Shoe Museum: 20 Great Tips for Wearing and Walking in High Heels
Glamour: 5 Shoe Designers Dish on How to Walk in High Heels
Oprah: How to Walk in High Heels
#1 The Ratchet Eye
This transcends ratchet with it’s amazing creativity!
Looks kinda like a cartoon superhero?
Looks pretty crazy, but I think it’s just extensions
Okay, at least you gotta respect the time and effort that must’ve gone into this.
Does this weave come with super powers?
Dolla Dolla Bills Y’all!
Well, if she has little kids I bet they like it.
Is that a patch?
Wonder what it looks like down? Wonder if it comes down at all?
Looks pretty good from the front, though?
This actually looks really difficult and complicated.
Wonder if she transforms?
Think she went hunting that day?
LMFAOOOOO….IM DONE!! 😄
Previous night the reality star and fashionista was crowned GQ’s Woman of the Year in London. She rocked a stunning Ralph and Russo Couture beaded skirt over a latex Atsuko Kudo body suit. However, for the October 2014 issue of British GQ Magazine, Kim opted for no clothing, as she is lies over satin sheets nude.
The photos were shot by Tom Munro and Kim told the magazine “What a huge honour to win Woman of the Year. It’s so special. I want to thank my husband for making me feel like the Woman of the Year every single day“. Aww how sweet!!! MAMACITAH
For a couple of months now Kim has had whirl wild moments, her marriage to Rapper “gone soft” Kanye West, delivering baby Nori as well as winning for her show – Keeping Up With The Kardashians at the Teen Choice Awards; honing in on her charisma in the fashion world and now covering the coveted GQ Magazine issue. Say being blessed!!!
Check out the racy editorial spread below.
For more information and editorial images, visit www.gq-magazine.co.uk
From time to time celebrities get their clothes so very, very wrong. You know, so wrong that they make us involuntarily shrink, or yell, or just howl at them.
There’s no contest to the fact that Rihanna is a good-looking sexy lady, however her shiny custom-made shear embroidered halter dress by Adam Selman is a little too risqué.
The singer entered the venue for the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDA) on Monday, June 1, 2014 and jaws dropped.
The Rude Boy singer showed off what her mama gave her in an outfit that took the term “see through” to the next level.
Riri we all love you but naaa…. you went off the rada here.
The dress is made with 216,000 Swarovski crystals and she themed it up with a matching sparkly turban.
She wore a nude colored thong to conceal a little stuff but was bare-chested.
But that in spite of her attire, Rihanna still received the Fashion Icon Award.
For those ladies who like to go commando style and end up humiliating themselves when photographers zoom in into their area…there might be a way out. A U.S. lingerie corporation has devised a strapless panty for those who don’t like any noticeable panty line under their clothing.
It’s called Shibue Strapless Panty and its a self-adhesive strip of polyester fabric, with a cotton lining and silicone strips, that reaches from the top of your lady regions back to the tip of your tailbone, and it can be washed and worn repeatedly. (Some ladies wearing it above)
According to the lingerie company, “The panty has no sides to leave unwanted lines, indentations, or bulges. Even your most stubborn outfit will succumb to the flawless look offered by Shibue panty”.
It’s the first and only strapless panty in the market and it costs $15, which is about Kshs. 2,100. Would you ladies wear this? For those interested, you can find out more on their website – here
Kim Kardashian is sure one hell of a hot bride-to-be and her motherhood fashion style is killing!
Her wedding to Kanye West is just in a matter of days, and Kim is looking better than ever!
The Keeping Up With Kardashians star stepped out with an adorable looking baby North yesterday in Paris and all we could see was a FASHIONISTA MOM!
The reality TV star looked sophisticated in a figure-hugging nude and black ensemble and a pair of black shades, while baby North was dressed in a grey tweed dress and a pair of black tights.
And just look look how lovely they both looked! Who says Kim is never camera ready?