Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Falling For Shoes

This post was going to be all about how I love the Marc Fisher shoes, exclusive at Macy's, and what a great deal they are. But then this happened:


That's Laura on the floor of Macy's Herald Square shoe department after she fell trying to pull on the spike-heeled Marc Fisher spectator. So now this post is about Laura's relationship with heels.


Let's start just before the fall. Here's Laura walking round Macy's with one shoe on:


While struggling to put on the left shoe, she got distracted by Puma hi-tops and these colorful Keds:

pretty! but Laura already lives in sneaks









Meantime, I was being distracted by the other Marc Fishers:

click to see the red print, pretty! wedge is $55, sandals are $79












And then we were both distracted by her fall, which we'll call lesson 1: Don't try on heels while standing up unless you're a yoga instructor. So why such difficulties for Laura? If you remember her from the video or the Biviel shopping trip, you know she'd rather spend money on these Frye boots ($238):

ooo, I want them too!














than any of these :

(NaNa, blue and gold in Juniors on 4, $79.50; soft pink Mia, in Juniors, $41.80; and Marc Fisher spectators, black, $89 & bone, $79.99)

















Laura claims she "can't walk in heels." This is true; currently she walks heel-toe which looks kind of like this:

But what Laura doesn't know is that she's dealing with a woman who, if there was a PhD in heels, would have two. I spent many years walking up and down department store and shopping mall runways. This was not just simple strutting in high heels, but often involved prop management. Besides canes, umbrellas, streamer guns or suitcases, there were drooling standard poodles, rabbits that jumped into food court fountains, and the cast of some local Wizard of Oz production. Oh, I could go on and on, but I'll end with a query: if you were once queen of the shopping mall runway, can you teach anyone to walk in heels? Even Laura, the die-hard, anti-heel sneakerhead?  This post may evolve yet again, perhaps into a Fashion Herald video how-to starring our Laura, the girl who falls in shoes.

more Laura! Soon she'll be gracefully twirling with bunny rabbits in her arms and not falling down...










Macy's Herald Square,
151 W. 34th btwn 7th & Broadway

22 comments :

Cammila said...

I only started getting the most tenuous grip on walking in heels a couple of years ago, so post that video! I need all the help I can get!

Kira Fashion said...

so great shoes and adds!!

a kiss!!

WendyB said...

I definitely think the floor at Macy's Herald Square should be avoided. God only knows where that floor has been.

Imelda Matt said...

If Laura needs Yum Yum to whip up some Fantasy Island nails for video let me know...bring on the video post!

fashion herald said...

so young, so innocent (cough, cough), so didn't care her bare skin was touching the floor!
and yes, imelda, we'll be desperate for yum yum nails come video time, thank you!

Times of Glory said...

God, I'd need some professional help for sure, if I were there. Please put the video on, that' be fantastic xx

Wendy said...

Oh god, I can't help myself around shoes!

Lipstick said...

I agree Fashion Herald...walking in heels is a kind of art until itself. You know what I love...when you wear some high heels for awhile and get used to them then they don't seem all that high anymore so you get some that are even higher...

enc said...

It's challenging to acquire the walking-in-heels skill, but one worth the effort.

I hope she goes for it. She seems to love the look of those heels.

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh my word, I do remember the video and the not very high heels Miss Laura was wearing.
I can certainly understand the distraction factor upon looking at the Puma and Keds she was looking at... it's not her fault! From a completely selfish perspective, if you can teach Laura to walk in them, then there is hope for The Princess! I'm on my way!
BTW, do you get hazardous duty pay?
Grins,
TP

The Clothes Horse said...

Please, teach her to walk in heels and give us tips! Because I can only do it if I go very, very slowly...

fashion herald said...

Bring it on, Princess! hmm, I was kind of joking but maybe for the next video we'll add a class, "How to walk in hooker heels." Because they only seem to be getting higher. And don't forget what M. Louboutin says, "There's no such thing as shoes that are too high." we should be very afraid.

The Seeker said...

I also think you should bring the video on. It will be helpful and fun.

xoxo

Inspire the Starling said...

I've only just discovered your blog, and I love it. witty writing...a rare talent to have. Oh and by the way, I still can't walk in heels ;) Cx

Always In Style said...

I just discovered Marc Fisher on my last visit to Macy's and I am totally in love - can't believe he isn't in more places.

Anyway, great pics, looks like you guys had fun.

fashion herald said...

thanks, starling! and the marc fishers are great and not pricey!

andtheend. said...

i also love those darling little red mary jane flats i see so sadly discarded on the floor.

fashion herald said...

Those are the Biviel's she bought during a former macy's trip! love those shoes.

Crispy Banana said...

i looooove the spectators! i need a pair in my life!!!!

Lucy said...

Very classy looking shoes

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