There are a few fashionistas that will swear up and down that their favorite pair of Louboutins, Jimmy Choos, or Manolos are comfortable. These are the same girls that live in their heels. They’ll walk five miles, dance the entire night away, and still have a smile on their face. Hell, these girls probably sleep in them! I am not one of these girls. Don’t get me wrong, I consider myself to be a shoe lover and standing at a mere 5’4″ heels are absolutely necessary, but I find it increasingly difficult to cope with the pain. Maybe it is the added stress my feet endure because of my running (I’m currently training for a half-marathon), or maybe my pain threshold is too low, but I can’t take more than a four hour stretch in heels! At night it isn’t as bad, because the alcohol numbs the pain. For day, I don’t leave the house without a pair of flats, blister block, and a stash of Band-Aids. And let me tell you, beige Band-Aids peeking out of your Louboutins is not attractive! Given that drinking a few too many gin & tonics will likely get me fired, an act that would leave me with no way of purchasing any fabulous pain-inducing shoes without posting shady ads on Craig’s list advertising “massage” services, I am going to have to stick with my current routine. My solution is to seek out cuter band-aids and I’m NOT talking about the kiddie ones, I’m talking about these fun and fashionable Band-Aids designed by Cynthia Rowley!
The limited-edition bandages come in a special metal tin and are available in fourteen designs featuring lace, sequins, gems, chains, and images from the Cynthia Rowley runway show. The square gem Band-Aids happen to be my personal favorite!
The tins of Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids are available for purchase at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in NYC, at Cynthia Rowley stores or online here.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Design Ignites Change, an organization that engages high school and college students in multidisciplinary design and architecture projects that address pressing social issues in their own communities.
See, fashion actually does heal all wounds! 🙂