Are you addicted to high heels for the elevation they provide? (Paging Jessica Simpson!) Then you’ll love the new “skyscraper” heels by Romanian designer, Mihai Albu, so named because the towering sandals add 12 impressive inches to your height.
“Heels have an advantage because (many women) don’t have long legs,” Albu told the Associated Press. “They reposition the waist.”
The high heels are hand-crafted and cost about $1,525. One style features three wedge sandals that are stacked to make one very tall shoe. (See photo, left.)
Other styles feature chunky platforms and colorful rosettes. (More photos below.)
We love the height that these sandals would add to our frame, but we can’t help asking a silly question — how is anybody supposed to be walk in these things?
Never mind, fashion has never been about function anyways.
Summer is the perfect moment for fast fashion. The season of beach and barbecues will scent your clothes with that distinctive sweaty, sloshed drink smell anyway, so why not spend your cash on new margarita glasses instead of clothes that will be one season wonders?
In this spirit, here’s our challenge: to assemble a complete outfit–from head to toe–for under or around $50. And to save time and energy (it’s hot outside, and there’s fun to be had), these picks are from just three stores.
♣Perfect For: Saturday Afternoon Errands (add your own jeans under the dress for a completely new outfit). Dress: Forever 21, $18.90; Shoes: Payless, $24.99; Bracelets: Forever 21, $6.80. Total: $50.69
♣Perfect For: Hot Nights Out. No accessories necessary: this outfit is tough enough as is. Dress: Forever 21, $36; Shoes: Target, $26.99. Total: $62.99
♣Perfect For: Ladies Who Brunch. The combo of high waist shorts + platform heels = long and lean = requests for your trainer’s number. Shirt: Forever 21, $19.80; Shorts: Forever 21, $24.00; Shoes: Target, $19.99. Total: $63.79
♣Perfect For: Summer Wedding/Baby Shower. Shirt: Target, $8.99; Necklace: Forever 21, $7.80; Skirt: Forever 21, $15.80; Shoes: Target, $19.99. Total: $52.58