April 6, 2009

Flats Flaunted

The reign of flats has arrived! For all of you women out there who can't abide high heels for all the teetering and soaring height they afford, fear no more. Flats are more in style than ever much to my relief as a 5' 7" woman whose stunted coordination requires a close proximity to the ground. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I like the wholly feminine feel acquired by sporting a pair of darling pumps or flirty heels (you will never see me in stilettos). My favorite heels are a pair of open toed red leather heels with the cutest ruffle you ever did see (they do, however, give me the worst blisters you ever did see).

My fondness for flats is shared by the First Ladies of current political and fashion scenes. Michelle Obama, at a cool and sophisticated 5'10", sports the sweetest low pumps and flats. And, she recycles her shoes, displaying frugal fashion unknown by past White House sirens. Famed songstress and French First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy also enjoys wearing flats (although one wonders if this isn't because her husband is a solid 5'5"). The Huffington Post likened these political leading ladies and their love of grounded footwear.

First Ladies in Flats: President Barack Obama (far left), First Lady Michelle Obama (left) with President Nicholas Sarkozy (far right) and French First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (right) (The Huffington Post)
Tres mignon: Little black flats worn by Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (The Huffington Post)

Sassy Silver: First Lady Michelle Obama spots some shimmery silver flats (The Huffington Post)

And...sandals by Michelle (The Huffington Post)

Some jeweled gladiators brought to you by Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy (The Huffington Post)

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