My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!

當我還住在紐約時,是我人生中每天都會穿高跟鞋的日子。當時我從加州移居到紐約,猶記我剛上班的第二周,老闆建議我換掉平底鞋,改穿高跟鞋!確實,穿上高跟鞋,讓我們的步伐更迷人,更女性化,穿任何服裝都都和高跟鞋非常搭配。最重要的,高跟鞋更讓我們「高人一等」,用不同的視角看世界!

When I was living in New York City, there was a time in my life when I wore high heels everyday. I had just moved to New York City from California. Around my second week at work, my boss suggested that trade in my flats for a pair of heels. Heels actually make our walk more attractive. They make women more feminine and you can dress up any outfit with a pair of heels. They also give you more height to tower over people.

My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!
My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!

如果說起投資高跟鞋,大家首屆一指都會說Roger Vivier!品牌在1954年推出了歷史上第一雙細跟高跟鞋。Vivier先生用了塑料的新技術為高跟鞋創造了足夠的高度;經過這麼多年,非凡出色的高跟鞋設計師陸續發跡,Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood, Aleaxndre Birman等等,不及備載。而其中,我個人最愛的就是Manolo Blahnik!

People often give Roger Vivier the credit of inventing the stiletto heel. Vivier debuted the needle heel in 1954.He used plastic innovations to create an extremely slender heel with enough strength.Throughout the years, there have been a number of incredible shoe designers, Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood, Aleaxndre Birman to name a few. One of my personal favorites is Manolo Blahnik.

My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!
My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!

當我讀了Blahnik先生在1971年設計了第一雙高跟鞋的故事,真的覺得非常有趣,當時他為某一服裝秀設計的鞋根本不實穿,因為他沒有設計鞋款的專業基礎,他根本不知道高跟鞋其實需要「金屬棒」才足以支撐載重,使得當時模特兒們走秀搖搖晃晃,那情景真的很經典!(笑)但一次的失敗,或許擊倒了很多人,但Blahnik先生不一樣,他反而更用心鑽研,就為了能設計出真正可以步行的美麗高跟鞋。

It was quite interesting to learn that the first pairs of shoes that Blank designed in 1971 for the runway were unwearable. Since he had no foundation in footwear design, he didn't know that the heels needed a metal rod for support. The models were wobbling down the runway. It was quite a sight! Many would have given up, but Blahnik worked even harder.

My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!
My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!

藉著無比決心與熱情,不難想像Blahnik先生的公司一直是業界頂尖,叱詫風雲了40多年。他創造了每一位設計師都想達成的境界。有一雙他設計的經典款,是我的最愛,名字就叫做「Hangisi」(鞋型是一雙尖頭高跟鞋),招牌特徵就是鞋面上的釦飾,手工製成,鑲嵌了144顆美麗美麗水晶。

With his determination and passion, its not wonder that his company has been on top for over 40 years. Blahnik created something that every designer wanted to do. He created a classic which I love. It’s the Hangisi pump. Each buckle is handmade and has 144 crystals.

My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!
My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!

即便到了現在,如今已高齡70歲的Blahnik先生,仍然堅持手繪草圖,再比照完成稿製成。他要求精確、品質與獨特性。我在時尚產業多年,真心覺得很神奇,會穿Manolo Blahnik的女性不侷限任何一種型,也從未特定一種族群。他的鞋,適合每個你。我想,這份成就歸功於,他真的很懂很懂女人的心!

Up until this very day, the 70 year old designer works on every last design from the sketch to the wood lasts to the heels. He demands authenticity, quality and uniqueness. I have been in the fashion industry for a long time, and it is quite amazing that the Manolo Blahnik girl doesn’t fit in one style type, or demographic. They fit everyone. He really has a deep understanding of what women want.

My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!
My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!

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最後和大家分享前些日子參加vogue舉辦的社群名人頒獎典禮,當天我也是穿著Manolo Blahnik的鞋款出席活動。整場典禮下來,除了替我增加優雅之外,也完美支撐,一點都不覺得痛。舒適,就是Manolo Blahnik一直能深受喜愛的原因之一。

My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!
My 高跟鞋日記, everyday都很amazing!

※圖片+文字:Vogue 風格達人-CrystalLee

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