Tonight, I'll be singing Gloria Gloria Gaynor's tune "I will survive...."
1. If the shoe fits... It seems elementary to remind anyone that you should be sure they’re a good fit, but who hasn’t been seduced by the wrong shoe? Like men, we think we’ll mold them into the perfect specimen. #wonthappen.2. Be a heel … The number one mistake women make is that they gingerly walk on their toes, with their knees bent. (You look like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons dressed in drag.) Heel to toe. Heel to toe. Heel to toe. Repeat. 3. Practice makes perfect … It takes commitment! Breakfast in stilettos, anyone? 4. Line up… Imagine you’re walking on a straight line and place one foot in front of the other. This will give you that effortlessly looking sway that models have mastered on the runway. Relax, swing your arms and develop your signature walk. 5. Attitude adjustment … I read a recent quote from Jeanne Beker in the Globe and Mail on what it takes to wear heels. In a nutshell: Suck it up, buttercup. “High heels have always elevated me in so many ways. I have had painful moments in my heels, but often it’s a question of mind over matter. There are times when you just have to commit. You just decide that the image and the look you’re after is more important than the physical pain, and then you just do it. You strut it! Some people probably think I’m nuts for wearing super high heels from nine to five. I try to do it with aplomb and on those days that I just can’t bear it, I pack it in and go home early.” So tonight, Jeanne, I’m going to strut it. PS: Our editors will be tweeting from the awards on Feb. 1, starting at 6:30, so stay tuned for all the beauty buzz and style scoop from the Canada's biggest fashion event of 2014 so far. More reads Spring 2014: The top shoes from the runway The five pairs of shoes every woman should own CAFA Awards 2014: the complete list of nominees Style advice from Canada's most stylish people A perfect pair: How one woman found the perfect man. (Heels played a role.)