Dare to reach for the sky- My love affair with high heels.
I got my first pair of heels when I was 8. They were meant to impress that great guy in the sky: God. The most powerful man I knew at the time, whom I was finally going to meet during my First Holy Communion! This was taking place during a pre-Lelli Kelly-era, in a small village in the South of Holland, so we had to go on a long, arduous mission.
On the big day, I was ready. Mini skirt? Check. Flowers in my updo? Check. Heels? Check. Not quite as high as I had envisioned, more of a queenie heel, but they sufficed. As I stood by the altar I felt close to God. (the big hair definitely helped) But mostly, I felt ready for life. I had a hot date with destiny.
Since then, I have worn heels on all my dates. If the dates are hot enough, I wear them to bed afterwards. I wear heels when I cook, when I camp and when I conduct. (more on my controversial choice of footwear during Maestro later) I wear them when I’m alone, designing, or when I’m in front of a crowd, inspiring. My heels are me.
You can imagine how much I treasure my shoe collection! Some highlights: Louboutin’s thigh high boots with buttons all the way up the sides, dove grey Gucci gladiator platform heels and sky high stripper shoes that light up when I dance. My all time favorites might be Yves Saint Laurent’s Tribute sandals; I bought them in several colours.
Some women feel wobbly in heels, which I understand. Maybe it’s just not your thing. For me though, it’s the opposite. I feel grounded and rooted in my feminity. And like that day in church, al little over 40 years ago, when I wear heels, I’m reaching for the sky. I’m sure God doesn’t mind.
Trying to become a Maestro!
For a television program I am competing with 8 other Dutch personalities to become THE “Maestro”. The last few weeks have been nerve wrecking; I found my new passion.
My week; an inside look
I never have a week with a same sort of agenda as the week before, or the week ahead. That’s because I sometimes live the life of four different people.
Funny, Feminist and Fearless Lena Dunham
Writer, director, and feminist Lena Dunham was in town for her book tour. I have been a big Lena fan for quite some time, even before she was the well-known lady she is today.
Sisse Marie wears the Leading Strings
I really wanted to share the pictures of this powerlady with you. Sisse Marie seems to love wearing my designs and we all love to see her wearing it!