Friday, March 30, 2018

High Heel School with Meghan and Melania

Meghan in Jimmy Choo heels, making it look so easy! PA photo.

Since my recent post on First Lady Melania Trump in an ice blue coat and sky-high heels, I am thinking about high heels even more, so I couldn’t help loving these photos of Meghan on a recent trip with Harry to Northern Ireland. I liked her whole look, and of course took note of her Jimmy Choo “Romy 100” heels (translation—4 inches). Meghan makes it look easy to walk around in them! A commenter over at Mad About Meghan noted she was having a hard time walking in new heels she had just bought and I chimed in saying I could relate and asking how ladies were walking in these things. Another commenter wrote in saying that the key to walking in high heels was a strong calf muscle to keep the ankle in place. Hmm, I will keep that in mind. I have to imagine a lot of it also comes from practice practice practice, like anything that requires some skill. It probably also helps if you don’t have to walk much! 

Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage.

These Jimmy Choos are 4-inches high! AFP/Getty Images photo.

Loved these floral pumps with a red suit at Mar-a-Lago at Christmas.

With Meghan about to become a British citizen, the High Heel Wearer-in-Chief in this country has to be the current lady resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I don’t know how many high heel walking hours Meghan has put in—I have a feeling her numbers are going to jump exponentially in the next few months alone—but ol’ Mel has been wearing super high heels for years before becoming First Lady! I loved the floral Louboutins she wore several times in 2017. And I could sit around chatting on the phone while in 5-inch heels with the best of them, just like Melania at Mar-a-Lago over Christmas.

Of course Mel can walk in these crazy high heels, which is the most impressive. She always seems to do it with complete confidence.

During a state visit to China. Gorgeous!

I was crazy for her pale pink “So Kate” pumps by Christian Louboutin that she’s worn multiple times in the past year. I also loved two outfits in particular she wore with them—the Gucci Chinese-inspired dress with pale pink fur cuffs, which she wore in China and which will go down as one of her finest fashion moments. The other look she wore the pumps with was a Dolce & Gabbana dress with an jewel-embellished shrug over it. Perfection!

It never hurts to have a man in uniform to hold onto while you walk in your Louboutins!

Let me know what you think of any of these looks or just the shoes themselves. If you have tips for high heel wearing, school is in session, please share them with us all!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sharon Stone and Her Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra Necklace

Sharon with one of her sons.

When I did my most recent post admiring an outfit I saw on Sharon Stone I remembered how much I love her Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra 16-motif necklace of mother-of-pearl (both gray and white) and onyx in yellow gold. I not only love the necklace itself, I love how she gets so much wear out of it! I have seen it on her over the years and she pairs it with casual outfits like the ensemble above, but also with dressier looks, like in the photos below. She wears it both in her regular everyday life and in TV talk show appearances. It is a very expensive necklace—it currently retails for $23,500 (ouchy ouch ouch). What do we think, did Sharon receive it as a gift from VCA (or an admirer), or did she buy it for herself? I can’t decide. I would love it if she bought if for herself, but, of course, if VCA gifted me anything I would wear it all over town for years too!

Dressing it up in October 2015. Love this look!

No matter how she acquired it, she makes it work with any outfit and it seems part of her regular jewelry rotation, which I appreciate.

Wearing it with peach again in August 2013.

With a summer shift and sandals. Photo from Pure/Trend.

Let me know if you have a necklace that can go with any outfit you wear, whether casual, dressy, or somewhere in between!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Melania in Ice Blue

Love this coat on Melania. Getty Images North America.

While looking for more detailed photos of Melania in her beautiful green leopard Brandon Maxwell dress, I came across this set of her during a recent White House visit made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara. I feel like it was established right from the Inauguration that Ice Blue is one of Mel’s colors! So of course she looks very elegant in this belted coat. I don’t know who makes it but it is gorgeous and suits her well.

Inside, during a visit from Netanyahu and his wife Sara. Getty Images North America.

What stopped me in my tracks, however, was the height of her shoes. They must be at least 4-½ inches tall and I’m guessing they are by Christian Louboutin but I can’t quite tell if I am seeing the trademark red Louboutin sole or not. If they are Loubs, I know those can go as high as 120mm (or maybe even higher?), which roughly translates to 4.72 inches, ouchy ouch ouch. I admire Mel’s high heel walking skills (I would love to take a class from her on the subject), but I have to wonder if these are actually shoes she wore because she knew she wouldn’t be walking much. High heels to sit in! Now this I could do with no problem. I love the metallic sheen to them The color seems like something from the 60s, but the heel height is definitely today!

Melania in the highest of heels! Photo Getty Images North America.

Let me know what you think of this look on Melania and if nearly 5-inch heels would present a problem for you like they would for me (unless we are all seated, of course).