Like many of my female counterparts, The Biscuit has a serious Heel fetish. No sooner do the Clarkes come off than the teetering foot candy is slipped on. More often than not the objects of her cordwained desires matching her in height and personality.
It was with this same enthusiasm that she recently approached (or more accurately, instructed me to approach) a tall, bottle blonde with the all important query as to where she obtained her beautiful cherry red shoes. “Punky Fish” was offered in response, as the woman turned on her very high heel out the cafe door. And so it was that “Pucky Fish” stilettos became the topic of discussion for a good half hour following our brief interaction....which brings me to the subject of this very post.
There is something so undeniably alluring about Heels. Women fantasise about them, men fantasise about women in them and little girls teeter down the hallway in them.As an experiment, I once wore a pair of jeans and T shirt with loafers and walked out the door - not one rubber neck or double take between here and the High street. I returned home and swapped my loafers for a pair of Heels – miraculous! Two wolf whistles, one horn toot and a few “I wonder where she got those” looks from random female passers-by.
So, it was with much anticipation that I planned to treat the biscuit to an afternoon inside ‘Shoe Heaven’ aka The Selfridges ShoeGalleries, dubbed “The world’s largest shoe department”. Housing a total of 100, 000 shoes with 5,000 of them on display at any one time, it was a safe bet that good times awaited.
To add to the excitement, our planned trip would coincide with the SGG’s champagne popping first birthday celebrations; including not least Ex - Prima Ballerina, Sarah Toner’s “How to Walk in Heels" master classes (Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22, and Friday 23 September 2011)....yep, a non CGI Ballerina teaching the art of graceful gliding on designer tippy toes.... Get me my heels!
P.S We promise to take some lovely snaps for you.
Selfridges Shoe Galleries
400 Oxford St
*Photo credit - Selfridges &Co