Handbag and accessories designer Patricia Nash to make Western Pa
Oct. at the Macy’s in South Hills Village on Oct. 28. Nash has been designing premium leather handbags for over 20 years while with other companies. She honed her expertise designing for a wide range of global brands from Disney to Warner Bros. to Banana Republic, Express and American Eagle. She launched Patricia Nash Designs in 2010. Aug. at Macy in South Hills Village.
Meet Nash and see her latest collection of purses, crafted with Italian leather and delicate, hand finished detailing including dying, cutting and sewing, with a hand embossed logo in every design. Aug. 28. See the latest of the store fashions on the runway outside at 328 Allegheny River Blvd. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer Association. Tickets are $100.
For such a small area, your feet can hurt in a number of surprising ways, Allure magazine says. “The easiest fix is to “vary your heel height each day,” says Katherine Lai, a clinical instructor of orthopedics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City. Now, tell the doctor where it hurts.
The cause: High heels shift most of the weight onto the ball of the foot.
The fix: “Try to walk on carpeting,” says Lai, who is kidding, sort of. She also recommends heels that are two inches or lower. Metatarsal pads, like Dr. Scholl Dream Walk gel cushions, will also help by absorbing some impact.
The cause: Wearing flats that are too flat. Flats with a flimsy sole and no heel don have enough shock absorption, and they don engage the arches, which creates a lot of pressure at the heel, says Rock Positano, the director of the Non Surgical Foot and Ankle Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
The fix: Wearing shoes with heels that are an inch to an inch and a half high redistributes pressure to the arch area.
The cause: “As shoes taper in, the outer edge of the foot and toe get squeezed and irritated,” says Lai.
The fix: Shield the area with a moleskin pad or corn protecting nonmedicated foam stickers. “The redness is a signal that you could develop a corn there, so it important to cushion that spot,” Lai says.
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