I am going to say this with a straight face – visiting Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard tripped and fell on the grass during her visit to Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial at Rajghat y’day. Now apparently it wasn’t the first misadventure with shoea and heels. She famously lost a blue suede shoe during an Aboriginal demonstration in Canberra in January. She was being whisked away from protesters and her footwear later turned up on eBay! More recently, according to Hindustan Times she slipped out of one of her shoes as she was taking the stage at an event in Sydney. She was reported saying she was distracted by admiring how another woman in higher heels had managed to negotiate the steps.
Anyway, the truth is that every woman who has tried to wear heels has fumbled. I have had friends who just won’t go out partying with me if I wore heels as they always had to carry my shoes while helping me walk to a cab. Alcohol kind of played a part in it but that’s another story. But wait a second why am I using the past tense? Just a few days ago, during Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week I was walking like a chicken in my heels. Kept tripping now and then (thankfully I didn’t fall) and eventually walked out of Pragati Maidan barefeet.
I wouldn’t say I didn’t laugh after watch Julia Gillard’s shoe tripping video (below) but a part of me went, “oh shit that could have been me!!!!” So basically what I am trying to say is ‘Julia (since I get you, we’re going to be on the first name basis now) I know heels can be total bitches but you gotta get into their inner circle of trust real quickly. Just ask mama Carla Bruni Sarkozy for a tutorial, I’m sure she’ll be happy to help!’ And one more thing, “Thank you for Masterchef Australia”