By Shannon Adducci
In February, Marina Larroudé got dressed up to go out to dinner in her Upper East Side neighborhood in New York. The weather was still wintry, but the designer, who recently launched her eponymous shoe brand, was determined to wear a heel from her new collection.
“My son, who is seven and has seen me wear high heels his entire life, said to me, ‘Oh Mommy, you look high!'” Larroudé recalled with a laugh. “We were so used to wearing them in the past and feeling confident, tall and sexy, having the posture that comes with it. All of a sudden, after not wearing them for a year, when I put them on again, he saw that confidence, that height. We didn’t realize the power they had.”