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Perfect Party Feet

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

It's Christmas party season and no outfit is complete without the perfect pair of heels!

Brendan Scully - Brendan Scully has been making dance costumes & dresses for a number of years with his company 'STAR'. Similar to those seen on popular shows 'Strictly Come Dancing' & 'Dancing on Ice'.

In addition to these award winning creations Brendan has made one off red carpet pieces for such well know people as Sinead O Carroll, Andrea Roche & Fionnuala Sherry of ' Secret Garden' fame to name but a few.

More recently Brendan has styled various fashion editorials, music acts, fashion tours and corporate events. Credits range from hand created customised Swarovski crystal suit that launched their first store here in Ireland, Fashion shows for Debenhams, Byoung & Mcelhineys Department store and worked alongside well Irish fashion photographers such as Barry Mc Caul & Lili Forberg.

In addition to this Brendan also keeps up to date with break through new trends, what's hot and not through the day-to-day running of agency Bscene The Agency where he is one of the directors .

This season's heels are getting higher as the economy is getting lower. Brendan will be talking us through all the styles for the party season and beyond, and how to walk and wear those 7inch heels!

These are the category of shoes that are fit for that party occasion:

Patent Leather
Look 1: Lauren
KG Arnotts €139

Classic patent shoe is for all occasions and every woman should own a pair. These are similar to the Christian LeBoution shoes that will be on display.

Look 2: Faith
Manolo Blahnik
€695 Brown Thomas

If you are looking for a treat and intend to splash out on a special pair of shoes, you don't get much better that Manolo Blahnik & Christian Louboutin.
Manolo Blahnik

Red Carpet on a budget:
Look 3 - Sarah
Penneys €20
Penneys Sequins €1.95 per pack (holding up while talking about these)

Look 4: Faith
Debenhams €47

Fetish footwear is slinking its way into women's wardrobes this season thanks to show stopping red carpet appearances from the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese.

Platform Shoe
Look 5: Sarah
Carvela Platform Shoe
Arnotts €122

Look 6 - Lauren
Red Shoes
Fitzpatricks €595

Famous Fendi shoes worn by reality star celebrities such as Kim Kardashian &Heidi Montag from MTV's The Hills.

Sexy Sandals
Look 7: Sarah
Gold Sandals
Debenhams €47

Shoe Boot
Look 8: Lauren
Dior €540

On Display

Penneys shoes on to customize €20

Christian LouBoutin

Flats Leather Pumps €85 Arnotts reduced from €150

Surviving the stiletto.
Some celebrities are going to the extreme for foot comfort by injecting Botox into the ball of your foot! These are called Foot Filler treatments and the injections are tipped to become as common as breast enlargements or facelifts in the future.However the rest of us have to rely on gel pads and party feet, and at the end of the night there are loads of fold up shoes that can fit into your bag while you party and are there for the walk home..

On Display
Ball of Foot Cushion
Boots €6.30

Heel Shields
Boots €5.05

Redfoot After Party Shoes
Arnotts €35

Party feet insoles
Penneys €4

Party Slippers €50 reduced from €100. Prices may vary.
Eileen Shields
5 Scarlet Row

Flats Leather Pumps €85 Arnotts reduced from €150

How to walk in High Heels
1. Bring chest forward and head up to lift self up (to improve posture)
2. Tights abdominal muscles
3. Imagine that you have an orange between thighs
4. Loosen hip and knee area

And if you really want to give high heels the boot but still look stylish we have a trendy pair of flat leather pumps.