To know me is to know my love of shoes (See “Red Shoes and Glass Slippers”). As a little girl, when others were looking forward to their Easter baskets filled with jelly beans, chocolate-covered eggs and marshmallow peeps, I was looking forward to a shiny new pair of Easter shoes. I’m still that little girl who tingles all over at the thought of a new pair of shoes.
As far as I’m concerned, it’s all about the shoes. And choosing the right shoe for the right job can make all the difference. Here’s what I mean:
Shoes for Running
|Nike Running Shoes|
Shoes for Strolling
|Cendrillon (Cinderella) Ballet Pumps –Repetto|
Shoes for Driving
|Clarks Dunbar Racer in Tomato Red|
The rubber strips on the sole and heel of this leather driving shoe insure a firm grip on the pedals, and there’s enough support to make them a great all-around walking shoe. So, save the wear and tear on those expensive high heels you scrimped and saved for and invest in a good driving shoe.
Shoes for Flirting
These gorgeous “Dorothy” stilettos from the delightful Blog “High Heels and High Notes” are just made for fun and flirting. And, should things start to heat up with that sexy stranger with the hazel eyes, you can be (no place like) home in three clicks of your heels. What happens next is up to you!
Shoes for Dancing
|Red Pointe Shoes|
Last month, New York City Ballet principal dancer, Janie Taylor, danced her farewell performance in the arms of her husband, principal dancer Sébastien Marcovici. At the tender age of 33, the ballet world lost one of its brightest stars to a progressive auto-immune disease.
Ms. Taylor’s fragile beauty always stood in stark contrast to the incredible athletic vigor she gave to every performance. It was a mesmerizing combination. She will be greatly missed.
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, she revealed some of her beauty and travel secrets, and said she was “…looking forward to wearing more attractive shoes after retirement.” Aha…a kindred shoe spirit!
A few years ago, Ms. Taylor danced with choreographer and fellow corps de ballet member, Justin Peck, wearing a Chloé collection. The collection, called “Ethereal,” was inspired by the art of the dance, and clearly the pairing between the clothes and the dancer was also inspired.
Janie, we will miss you. Happy shoe shopping!