Marilyn Monroe once said, “I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.” In all sincerity, high heels have become the icon for fashionable women everywhere. Well-made footwear not only offers a taller stance physically but a grand sense of empowerment. They have the ability to transport the everyday woman into the Amazon, the Eiffel tower, the sky! With a great pair of heels there are no limits.

Nowadays designers have gone beyond the stiletto and have offered a plethora of shoe perfection. My favorite for spring is the fantastic and versatile wooden platform. There is something organic and effortless about pairing a shoe with something so natural as wood. It’s modern and really adds flavor to simple outfits from day to night. This Fashionista beat the gloom with her black suede booties paired with tights, skin-tight skirt, olive green sweater, and fringe bag. Her already tall stature is elongated with the chic intensity of the heels and the sleekness of the palette. The look is on the go with a twist of city sex appeal. Booties are just one of the tickets that can extend you to new heights. In dressing for L.A.’s sunshine and rays you want your footwear to propel you into showing some skin. For a stroll at the Getty Center gardens try a leather oxford sling back with a white silk blouse and navy draped shorts. At the Pasadena Flee Market embrace your 70's wild child with disco silver and gold strapped heels with rocker flair denim and a graphic tank. Nights in West Hollywood call for labels and edge, so try a lace-up ankle boot with a leather jacket and sequin tunic. Let’s concur with Ms. Monroe and show up glamorously with your killer footwear. In the end it’s all about going sky high and being the ultimate fashion star.

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