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This review is from: High Heel Heaven: The Glamour and Seduction of Fabulous Shoes (Hardcover)
Every woman knows the power and the feel-good factor that you experience when donning a pair of heels - and you can get that same feeling by browsing the pages of this great book. Here are shoes from the delicate to the brazen and from the sublime to the ridiculous; dozens of illustrations of delicious heels depict pretty florals, stark geometrics, animal prints and tiny beads. The earliest heeled fashion shoe was recorded in 1533, worn by Catherine de Medici at her wedding, but they can be dated back to early civilization when both men and women wore heels for practical purposes. Combining history with modernity, this super book not only describes and depicts dozens of heels, both mainstream and designer, it is filled with fascinating information such as the history of sequins, or the significance of tribal colours. Many of the shoes shown here are works of art. Whether you're into strappy sandals, wedges, kinky boots or quirky OTT heels, this is a book to drool over!