Shoes … they’re a great addition to every outfit! However, when hitting the catwalk, it’s important to have the right shoes (unless provided by the designer). Here are my tips for choosing the right shoes for the runway.
3 to 5-Inch Heels are Best – Unless you’re a young girl, the kitten heel isn’t sexy. However, 6-inch stilettos are not ideal. The higher the heel, the more it affects your walk. In general, 3 to 5-inches is a good range that gives the right look without hindering your strut.
Ankle Support Scores – A simple strap around the ankle can keep your heels from slipping out of the shoe. Simple ankle support is key, 1 buckle, or 1 zipper up the back to minimize time needed to put on or remove shoes.
Simple & StrappyStilettos – Simple strappy stilettos are always winners! They can be worn with party dresses, gowns, slacks, swimwear … they’re universal! But not too strappy that they distract from the garment. Also, stay away from wedges.
Neutral Colors – Have a solid stiletto heel in black, nude, silver, and gold, and you’re set! Some designers may request a colorful shoe, however you can’t go wrong with these basics.
Platforms – Platforms are definitely not necessary, but they provide extra support on the ball of the foot that comes in handy if you’ll be standing/walking same shoes for a long period of time.
What to Stay Away From …
Too high heels
Slippery/hard to walk in
What are your favorite shoes to strut in? Let me know in the comments below!
Y’all!!!!!!! I’m super excited about this! I guess people really do read my Runway Monday posts! LOL
I’d like to give a special thank you to Warith Niallah of FTC Publications for reaching out about posting an article based on my last Runway Monday post, How to Determine Your Model Rate. I’m juiced that this post resonated with him because I think it’s really important for freelance models to take charge of their ability to make money, and I hope that my post can help someone to determine how much they should be charging for their services. Know your worth, models!
So, Warith’s article is on two different platforms, which you can see below. Please check them out! 💋
At the start of each year, I imagine where I would be on December 31st of that year…
who will be in my life?
who will no longer be in my life?
where will I live?
what am I proud of?
what did I learn?
2016 had a few bumps in the road, but I made it through, I accomplished, I conquered, and I learned. As 2017 begins, I’m excited for the opportunities to come, and I challenge myself to walk in my strongest confidence, to be unapologetically me, trust my gut, and no longer care what others’ think about me. Those are my big goals for this year, and I expect be that and more! We can do it together! No more fear, stand strong, walk boldly, and take no mess! #STRUT #WalkInLifeLikeOnTheRunway
Check out my vid below. It is a reminder to me of the confidence I exude when I’m walking in my purpose and passion. This is how I will walk through life.
It’s on again!! Yet another 102.3 KJLH, NTG & Onlavé fashion collaboration!
Saturday, August 20th is the Beauty & Fashion Affair, featuring the Strut Your Shade Runway Show produced by NTG & Onlavé.
Plus, we’re holding a Model Search this Saturday, July 30th at Sage Hyundai from 12-3p. Judges include actor, Lamon Archey, Ontwanet Moran & Lauren LaGrone of Onlavé Signature Productions, Nicole Spruill of Project Working Model, and yours truly!!
We’re looking for STRONG walks with BIG runway presence. Grand prize winner gets $500, and the opportunity to walk in the upcoming Strut Your Shade Runway Show. The winner will be announced on 102.3 KJLH on Monday, August 1st at 5pm.
Models, bring two photos, and be prepared to walk!
Check out the KJLH radio commercial airing now, in this vid I put together with some added pics! 😉
It’s that time of year again! LA Fashion Week (LAFW) is coming back in March. What better way to prepare for LAFW auditions than with one of these two workshops coming up on February 27th in Hollywood, CA:
ADVANCED Runway Refresher, 12-1p
Perfect your runway walk at this ADVANCED Runway Refresher, and return to STRUT STATUS just days before LAFW auditions begin. This fast-paced, one-hour coaching session is NOT for beginners. Refresh your audition technique, tip skills, and correct walk blunders all in the same time it will take to watch one episode of Scandal!
Sign up for the Beginner Runway Workshop with Nikol Davis, days before LA Fashion Week auditions begin! Learn how to walk with confidence, get great action photos, and have astrong runway presence through specific techniques only taught here!
So blessed and excited to be runway coaching LA Fashion Week events again this October!
First, I’ll be working as Model Director and Runway Coach for Metropolitan Fashion Week on Saturday, October 10th at Warner Bros. Studios! It’s my first time working with MFW, and I’m super excited to be able to work with a brand new client, and meet new models! Tickets can be purchased at www.metropolitanfashionweek.net.
Next, I will be working at LAFW Design Competition’s Design Warz! I am proud to be returning to LAFWDC for the second year in a row as Runway Coach! This time, I’ll also be producing the event! This design competition will feature international emerging designers, and will even feature judge, Urbana Chappa, whose NYFW & LAFW shows I walked in and coached in 2013! This event is also taking place on Saturday, October 17th. Tickets can be purchased at www.lawfdc.com – seats are limited, so get your ticket today!!
Finally, I’ll be coaching the models for the Sun & Seeds Designs runway show during Style Fashion Week LA. This show will take place on Sunday, October 18th, however the eventtakes place October 14th-18th. Check out www.stylefashionweek.com to view the schedule.
I really thank God for these opportunities to utilize the gift that He gave me, and to shine in my purpose! Hope to see you at one of these fabulous events!