Thank you Via Spiga for allowing Elan Image Management to celebrate your 25th anniversary with you. The winner of the April shoe giveaway in honor of the anniversary that was promoted on the Women’s Image and Wardrobe Examiner column is Susi Dupuis. Susi was selected from among comments to the question: why do you absolutely love shoes? Her response celebrates the beauty of shoes and the attitude they imbue to the wearer!
"Thank you for this article that celebrates finely crafted ladies footwear from the designer mecca of Milan, Italy. Without a doubt, it is our shoes that help us "feel" an attitude about our clothing and ourselves. I traveled in Rome in January and enjoyed the style and grace of the women there, particularly the staggering heels they wore while still managing to gracefully navigated along the cobbled avenues! As I said earlier, shoes inspire an attitude with their heels, straps, sparkles, buttons and buckles. Casual, business, evening and formal outfits are each often defined by the shoes chosen to go with them. There is a strut, a runway mentality that must go with strappy heeled shoes! And put on flats with a skirt to go about casually attending to what you need to do; then simply change into heels and take on the world! I AM attractive when I wear sexy shoes and I know I’m not the only one who feels that way. Thank you Via Spiga for inspiring the beautiful attitude in all of us! "
The contest offered 3 shoe choices and Susi selected the Ivory flats shown below.
The Image Diva, Elan Image Management