Turn sidewalks into catwalks!

Discover the secrets of walking with elegance and confidence in  high heels from real-life model and fashion show producer Suzanne Fetting.

~Wearing a great pair of high heels can make a woman feel beautiful, elegant, sexy, powerful, and confident. But as young women, we are not taught how to walk correctly in high heels   –we are just expected to know how to!
I know because I did not know how to walk in high heels until I became a model.
Now,  I can glide effortless on any surface, be it a catwalk, sidewalk, or marble floor.

Speaking from experience,  I can tell you that nothing FEELS or LOOKS the same as a great pair of heels!

Want to learn to walk like a model?

A couple of nights ago, I was sitting on a restaurant patio in downtown Vancouver, enjoying a nice bottle of wine and a delicious meal with a close guy friend of mine. Halfway through our dinner I saw my friend checking out a gorgeous woman walking down the street. She was wearing an amazing pair of high heeled stilettos. My friend, along with several men on the other side of the street, were all mesmerized.

Half a minute later, another woman walked by. She was equally pretty – her outfit just as hot, her high heels just as tall. But this time, my friend cringed after half a second and took a big gulp of his wine. The boys on the other side of the street started snickering before looking away.

What made the difference?

The way they walked in their heels.
The first woman had walked with the confidence, grace, and charm of a model. The sounds of her heels hitting the sidewalk was like music to the ears. The second girl had dragged her heels painfully along the sidewalk without any class or social acumen, completely oblivious to the comments and snickering everyone around her was noticing.

It was embarrassing to watch, really.

Are you aware of how you are being perceived in heels?

As a woman, you must have noticed how magnetically drawn men are to women in heels. You may have experienced how upsetting it is to be out with your boyfriend and noticed how easily he gets distracted by the women wearing sexy high heels. But here’s a question for you:

How comfortable are you in a pair of high heels?

  • Do you feel confident?
  • Do you know how to move yourself in such a way that men can’t help but pay attention to you?
  • Do you know how to be graceful and charming?
  • And most importantly, do your heels feel like they are a natural extension of your body?

I wish my mom had taught me these methods as a child!

As young girls, we are not taught how to walk correctly in high heels. We are just expected to know how to!
I know because I did not really know how to walk in heels until I became a model.
Now, I can glide effortless on any surface, be it a catwalk, sidewalk, or marble floor. That is why I started to conduct local classes here in Vancouver on how to walk in high heels. It was tremendous success. I was even featured on Macleans magazine, as a news story on Global National and a guest on BreakFast Television and 24 Hours. Check out my MEDIA PAGE

Did you know?

1) The average North American woman owns 30 pairs of shoes.

2) There are the more women in the work force and more female CEO’s that ever before.
Women need to be confident and carry themselves with confidence in the workplace. And when purchased correctly and worn correctly, high heels will make a woman feel more powerful and assertive and CONFIDENT. And there is NOTHING more powerful than confidence!!

The message high heels give is not “I want to turn you on’  but:  ‘ I’m able take you on.”

STATISTICS CANADA survey stated that:

  • the percentage of female employees doubled since 1995
  • women in the executive group showed the largest increase among knowledge-based occupations since 1995
  • 65% of all women with children under the age of 3 are working

A recent survey conducted by COMPEED,  in the UK, showed that 48% of British women stated they feel more confident when wearing high heels at work.

3) Heels are at an all time high.
Fashion trend experts have noted a relationship between the state of the economy and the shoes women wear.

According to CBS News, there is historical evidence that the sale of heels goes up when the economy goes down. There’s been an increase in high heel sales since the economy has taken a down turn, particularly in the very high heels 5 & 6 inches.

The Wall Street Journal stated that in 2008 high heel sales are 25% of the market.

Author of “A History of Women’s Shoes,” Elizabeth Semmelhack, claims that in tough economic times the height of heels gets higher, due to “a greater need for escapism.” This was noticeable in the Great Depression in the 1930’s, the oil crisis in the 1970’s and when the dotcom bubble burst in the 2000’s.

Christian Louboutin, fashion designer who has popularized ultra high heels, said that his business grew by the double digits last year, in Vanity Fair magazine, May 2010 issue. He sells more than 340,000 pairs of shoes annually, ranging from $495 up to an amount he won’t reveal. He estimates that 3,000 women have 500 pairs of his high heels each, *WITHOUT any advertising or promotions!
Christian Louboutin, saw his 6 and 7 inch heels selling so well that he introduced 8 inch high heels in 2008 because “Women keep asking for them.”

Manolo Blahnik, one of the world’s most prominent high heel shoe designers sells $50 million a year in high heels just in America!
150,000 pairs of heels each year globally *WITHOUT advertising. (Although all his shoes being featured in Sex and The City probably helped out 😉 )
In 2008 (after 30 years in the business) he introduced his first 6 inch heel. It is now 30% of all of his sales.

4) High heels were originally created for MEN – to keep their feet in their stirrups of their saddles while riding horses.

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