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A girl's best friend

Published:Monday | December 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM
The shoe of today - an element of vintage with a modern edge. Available at Traffic Mode.-Gladstone Taylor/Photographer

It's not diamonds but shoes that are a girl's best friend. Thoughts of Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin and Prada, are enough to get most women salivating. Yes, for most women, a shoe is the way to their heart. Today, Flair explores that passion and fulfils that desire. A desire that spans the decades - from the 1950s stilettos by Roger Vivier, the 1970s wedge by Terry de Havilland, shoes have come full circle on the revolving fashion wheel.

Shoes stepped into the spotlight in the early 1900s when hemlines became shorter, exposing them. That changed the social attitude that men's shoes are for walking and women's for attracting men.

High-heels that were around from the 16th century went from being just for riding horses to keep the foot securely in the stirrups to being entirely feminine and exotic. That continues today, and men love a woman in a great pair of shoes as much as women love their legs in a great pair of stilettoes. Enjoy.