Getty Images photoWednesday night, I watched a historical show on...no, not life during martial law or the Japanese occupation of the Philippines or the evolution of the impeachment process. I found myself glued to the Lifestyle Channel watching every minute of "Love, Lust & Heels." I'm not a fashionista but I enjoyed the show because I am a trivia junkie and there was a lot of that in the hour-long presentation.
Did you know, for instance, that the first person to popularize high heels wasn't a lady but a guy? In 1661, French King Louis XIV wore heels because he was only 4'11" and he wanted to look like a six-footer. All the men at court wore heels which became a status symbol for the aristocracy. That's where the term "well-heeled," which means prosperous or wealthy, comes from.
In 1774, Marie Antoinette was married off to Louis XVI at age 14. She was referred to as the teen queen, the Miley Cyrus of her time. Since she was just a trophy wife, she spent most of her time buying all sorts of luxuriousRead More »from Sex and high-heel shoes