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.
Coming home for xmas
Confession: I am a total Xmas fanatic. I LIVE for the holiday season. While my usual taste can best be described as austere and intellectual, come Christmas, I’m into kitsch. Big time. Bring on the glitter, the glühwein and the sentimental songs!
Real life Cluedo with a sexy twist
Forget about stressful family gatherings and long, boring dinners; let me show you how to survive the (Christmas-) holidays in sexy style!
Embrace your dark side – get inspired for Halloween
Imagine if there were a night where it would be socially acceptable to indulge your deepest darkest dreams. An annual opportunity for women to dress like their sexual fantasies – be it a blood-thirsty vampire or a flirtatious nun – without getting ‘slut shamed’. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Well there is a night just like that, and it happens to be one of my favorite moments of the year: Halloween.
Welcome to the Signature collection
Welcome to the Signature collection, a showcase of the uniquely seductive work of Dutch lingerie designer Marlies Dekkers.