Tuesday, March 31, 2009
"BREAKING NEWS: LA LANPHEAR HAS TRADED IN HER HEELS FOR DANCING SHOES!!!
AFTER SEVERAL RUNINS WITH THE PLATINUM BLONDE, SHE’S MADE IT CLEAR THAT SHE JUST WANTS TO DANCE. LOL. I KIND OF SUSPECTED IT WHEN SHE EXCITEDLY DANCED HER WAY OVER TO ME AT ALEXANDER WANG AND THEN DANCED THE FOLLOWING NIGHT AWAY AT CLUB SANDWICH. SHE TOLD ME OVER DINNER LAST NIGHT THAT WHAT WAS CONSIDERED TO JUST BE WEEKEND SHOES HAS NOW BEEN REPLACED AS HER EVERYDAY SHOES. THEY’RE NOT BY ANY DESIGNER IF YOU’RE WONDERING, JUST SOME LOCAL FIND AT A SHOE SHOP. SHE HAD THE METAL HEEL REPLACED WITH A WOODEN ONE AND NOW SHE FAITHFULLY WEARS THEM EVERYDAY. SHE SAID SHE WAS A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LONG TERM EFFECTS OF WEARING SUPER HIGH HEELS AND WOULD RATHER BE COMFORTABLE DURING THE LONG HOURS OF FASHION WEEK, THAT’S UNTIL PARIS FASHION WEEK ARRIVES AND IT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT BALL GAME. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST: JUST DANCE, DON’T WOBBLE."
From Jak and Jil
Of course, Jak and Jil is talking about the super stylish and badass Kate Lanphear, Senior Fashion and Style editor for Elle US.
I just love how she found non-designer shoes that she loved and had them re-heeled to make them wearable for every day. It's fun to DIY sometimes but if you don't have the skill-level for something like a drastic alteration, tailoring or shoe modification, don't let it hold you down; you can always get it done somewhere close by, usually for cheaper than you'd think. When my favourite pair of Payless lace-up oxfords lost one of the pieces on its heel, I took them into a shoe-repair shop and had them fixed (the noisy plastic heel-caps replaced with new, better, rubber heel-caps) within a day and for only 6 dollars! I was amazed at how cheap it was and so far my heels have held up swimmingly. It's also nice to frequent local family-owned businesses like seamstresses, tailors and shoe-repair shops because in this economy, they HAVE to do quality work and bring in clients to stay afloat so you know you're getting the best service that can be offered.
Now to find some gold disco shoes at Value Village...