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Before flatforms came the Spice Girls. Before them, disco. And before disco was Salvatore Ferregamo. And before him? The history of the platform shoe is long and storied, and it hasn't always been about fashion.
The sky-high shoe assisted royals in dodging Medieval muck, gave Greek thespians a much-needed boost on stage, and was actually outlawed at a certain point. Take a little trip with us as we walk (and hobble) through the history of the platform shoe. Trust — you'll never look at Litas the same way again.
Illustrations by Isabelle Rancier
Illustrated by Isabelle Rancier
The new big trend in vegetables is…tiny! Miniature versions of everything from onions to eggplants are having a moment at fancy restaurants and farmers' markets across the country. Their diminutive size makes them lightning fast and mind-blowingly easy to prepare — and they often boast a sweeter flavor and more tender read
Celebrities often shy away from the camera when off the red carpet, but not Emmy Rossum. While running errands in West Hollywood this week, the Shameless actress hammed it up for the paps with a smile on her face that said, "Yes, I know I look good." Though her floral sundress and PS11 Tiny are stunning, it's her feet that read