The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

13 September 2007

She's so good with her stiletto

Or so Camilla Morton would have us believe:

Since writing the book How to Walk in High Heels, I have felt duty bound to practise what I preach. In my six-inch stilettos I keep my head held high and my eye on the goal. They are my shot of confidence and secret weapon against any rivals.

Well, of course they're a weapon. They'd better be. Because you certainly aren't going to run away from anyone in those six-inch heels.

There is a downside to living half a foot closer to the clouds, though:

It's true that as a heels devotee, plasters, pedicures, paracetamol and taxis have become an integral part of life. I also have to admit that cobblestones have become the bane of my life. But then, what work of art was achieved without pain, tears and the occasional blister?

I suggest that if you're going to think of yourself as a work of art, you should probably take better care of your canvas.

Then again, I suspect my viewpoint lies along a different axis than hers:

At a recent in-store evening at Browns, beautiful actress Rachel Weisz was wearing such incredible YSL high black patent heels that I didn't notice anything above her ankles.

If I get to the point that I don't notice anything above Rachel Weisz' ankles, either I've been affected by a combination of pesticides and radiation or I've been epoxied to the floor.

(Via Jezebel.)

Posted at 9:42 PM to Rag Trade


"Since writing the book How to Walk in High Heels, I have felt duty bound to practise what I preach. In my six-inch stilettos I keep my head held high and my eye on the goal. They are my shot of confidence and secret weapon against any rivals."

I see a 2-picture deal in this woman's future.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 10:42 PM on 13 September 2007

All the same, the lady has a good point. I've seen men repeatedly pay court to a relatively plain woman in heels, while an objectively better looking woman in flats languished in obscurity close by.

This doesn't make sense to a lot of people -- particularly, to a lot of women. Nevertheless, the effect is consistent. Watch for it and tell me you disagree.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 3:49 AM on 14 September 2007

52nd Street is one of the best albums Billy Joel ever recorded.

I'm sorry, what was the rest of the post about?

Posted by: Brian J. at 10:38 PM on 14 September 2007