Kapi-Mana News : January 10th 2012
11 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 10, 2012 FEATURE The Mad Butcher & Tegel -- Best Price -- Best Quality! Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971 www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 9th January - Sun 16th January. All Stores Open 7 Days Fresh Tegel Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets $11 only .99 kilo The Everyday Low Price for Mad Butcher Classic Fresh Sausage Range -- including Beef & Pork Flavoured, Chipolata Thin & Breakfast Sausages Fresh Tegel Chicken Nibbles $6 only .99 kilo Serving suggestion only Fresh Tegel Chicken Thighs $4 only .99 kilo Serving suggestion only 15% OFF PORIRUA SHOPPING CENTRE (Opposite Countdown), PORIRUA PH: 238 2563 4265304AA needed to feed addict's passion Beaut- ies: Kinky Flower by Cushla Reed: The Minx. Honour: The Enting Brogue by Kathryn Wilson. FROM Page 10 But Ms Reed isn t alone. I m defi- nitely guilty and Mr Blumsky said he found that when a woman bought a pair of shoes, comfort and cost were not huge factors. It s 60 per cent look, 30 per cent comfort and 10 per cent cost, he said. If they [women] find a pair of shoes, it has to be the one, then it completes the look. The need to have the outfit completely overrides the fact the shoes are more expensive. However, Ms Enting said comfort was one of the key factors in her shoe choices. It has to fit the foot. Good heels can be comfortable. So far we ve spent a lot of time on women s shoes. So I ll throw in a small quote here from Mr Blumsky, which helps explain why. Men s shoes are anonymous. Men don t even know they re wearing shoes. They re just there to protect their feet from the pave- ment. Well said, sir! Although men may not be interested in what s on their feet, Mr Blumsky said they should take note of what is on a woman s. Men need to acknowledge shoes are a critical part of the female psyche. Shoes, according to Mr Blumsky, can make or break the look of a woman. He said one of the most disappointing things for him was when ballet flats came into fashion. Those black ballet styles. When a woman is wearing a really nice outfit and they finish it off with a bit of a heel, it can look really sexy. It finishes off the leg. But with flats, the leg stops before it should. While flats might not be the most flattering shoe, they defi- nitely rank in terms of practi- cality. With Wellington so hilly, heels are not always the best option for walking around. Ms Enting has a solution. I tend to mostly carry a hand- bag that can fit a pair of shoes inside. . .Iputonmyhighheels on a park bench somewhere. Imelda Marcos has more than 1000 pairs, but Cinderella only needed one to change her life. So, how many pairs of shoes do you need -- or, should I say, want? Mr Blumsky, who has at least six pairs of sandals for his work in Niue, said businessmen should have three or four pairs of black shoes, which would make them last longer. Ms Enting said she had about 50 pairs of heels, with a few pairs of nice flats. I was hoarding them for a while. I m trying to get rid of a pair that were a one-season won- der. I keep them all in shoeboxes, so they re protected from the dust. And, this sounds so anal, I ve photographed the shoes and stuck it on the box. Otherwise you forget what you own. However, Ms Reed took the prize for the biggest collection. I said to my husband I need my own shoe wardrobe built because it s getting out of control. I call it archiving, because I keep everything. At the moment I probably have 120-odd pairs. Those with the shoe love-bug will understand when people talk about their favourite pairs of shoes. At the moment, mine are a pair of Cushla Reed: The Minx. Named Kinky Flower, these babies are the most beautiful black shoe ever and come with me to special occasions and even sometimes not-so-special ones. Ms Enting, too, has a special pair that she discovered at Paris Fashion Week in 2005 when she interviewed newly-emerged designer Gaspard Yurkievich. He had these beautiful shoes, vintage looking with an amazing pyramid heel. I call them my Cinderella shoes. I tried them on and I just had to have them. I ve worn them to death, and I ll never give them away. What was really fun was that about three days after I bought them, the guy who had set up the interview for me rang and said, You ll never believe it, but Gwyneth Paltrow came in the day after you and bought the same shoes . They re the most special pair of shoes I ve ever bought. Another special shoe moment was when friend and shoe designer Kathryn Wilson named a pair of shoes after her, she said. The Enting Brogue. That kind of made my year. An essential part of any ward- robe, shoes, it seems, are the key ingredient to a good outfit. But, more than that, is how a shoe makes you feel. The right pair of shoes can make you feel sexy, make you feel fantastic and make you transform into another person. Shoes can give you confidence from the ground up. Whether they are a $15 pair or a $1500 pair of red- soled Jimmy Choos, a well- dressed pair of feet will never fail to impress.
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