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By Holly Selby | August 14, 1997
Stiletto: (sti let o) n. 1. a small dagger, having a slender, tapering blade.2. a small, sharp-pointed instrument used for making eyelet holes in cloth, etc.3. what the really fashionable people will be wearing this fall.Yikes! Move over round-toed, comfortable clunkers. Spikes are back! Whether pumps with tiny ankle straps by Manolo Blahnik or pointy python boots by Donna Karan, shoes with high heels are suddenly must-have footwear.But when you read the captions in the fashion magazines, it's hard not to think that the whole concept sounds confusing -- and quite possibly painful:Techno bitch.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 24, 2014
The Homecoming Project Inc.'s 5th Annual Stiletto Dinner & Fashion Show is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at Water's Edge Event Center. 4685 Millennium Drive, Belcamp. The Homecoming Project Inc. is an eight-bed, female-only recovery facility in Bel Air. With a well-established and active recovery community, Bel Air offers many opportunities for the women of the Homecoming Project to build a solid foundation of recovery and re-integration as productive members of society. This year's Stiletto Dinner & Fashion Show will feature father/son, mother/daughter fashions in addition to elegant evening wear.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2009
Pelbea Griffin-Sharpe doesn't let her job in government (an international trade specialist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection) tamp down her style. The 50-year-old Forest Park resident loves to combine autumn colors and different textures to suit her "funky eclectic" tastes, while still dressing appropriately for the job. You won't catch Griffin-Sharpe looking anything less than sharp. She's not a jeans-and-tennis-shoes type. In fact, she says you will almost always find her in pointy-toe, stiletto shoes or boots, her fashion passion.
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By Meekah Hopkins | April 30, 2013
I've been skeptical of the "Skinny Girl" cocktail trend since … well, since it became a trend. We all have certain things we don't like to skimp, save or skip out on. For me it's (clearly) cocktails. I need flavor, I crave flavor; I want to drink in every essence and nuance and layer of a really well made drink. Then again, I am intrigued - particularly with the approach of bathing-suit-and-short-season - by the idea of low-calorie libations that aren't slim on taste. And somewhere, Bethenny Frankel must be screaming her "Real Housewives" head off because Flemings Steakhouse in giving her a run for her oversized, reality-television ego with their line of Skinnier Cocktails.
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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | October 16, 1997
I recently lost weight, and my husband bought me a long, slim column dress to celebrate. I want to wear it to the big party my boss is giving next month, but I don't know which shoes to buy.Each time I try on those fashionable high stiletto heels I am afraid to walk, let alone dance.Do I have to wear stilettos to complete the look?Designers show stiletto heels with the column dress to emphasize a fashion point, not to force women to wear them. If you wear uncomfortable shoes all evening, you'll show it.Joan Halpern of Joan & David suggests you look for a shoe with a slim silhouette to balance the new you. "Heel height is not important," she tells me. "The proportion and the symmetry will give you the look you want."
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April 7, 1992
Punch, the satirical weekly founded in London in 1841, will produce its last issue this week. It is losing too much money to be funny.Punch was irreverent, sardonic, mild, subtle, gentle, tasteful and upper class. Humor is alive and well but it tends to be vulgar, crass, loud and insistent, as well as irreverent, sardonic and cutting. Punch could not compete on those terms and be Punch. Some said it ceased being Punch years ago.In its day, Punch was the greatest repository of cartoons anywhere.
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By Cara Demski | July 20, 2011
Canton resident Cara Demski, 26, is kind-of obsessed with zombies. This Friday, she'll be exhibiting her love of flesh-eating monsters at the Zombies, Strippers and Beer Part Two rock show at 7 p.m. at Bourbon Street. b asked Demski for some insights into Zombieland.  Z ombies! Strippers! Beer!  Okay, well at first glance that got my attention, (and no this has nothing to do with the Jenna Jameson film, “Zombie Strippers”).  A Zombie Apocalypse is coming to Baltimore and the invitation requires that local Baltimoreans dress up in stripper heels and zombie makeup, listen to local Baltimore bands and drink beer.  “What amazing hell did I die and descend into?
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By J.L. Conklin and J.L. Conklin,Special to The Sun | March 14, 1991
Washington Part "Cinderella," part "Beauty and the Beast" and part "Nutcracker," the Royal Ballet's lavish production of "The Prince of the Pagoda" is a muddle of well-meaning but misplaced intent. The work opened the British company's two-week engagement at the Kennedy Center Tuesday evening.With sibling rivalry, a beautiful princess, an enchanted prince, a herd of suitors, a fool that is wise, a mysterious journey and a happy ending, the dance has all the elements of a classic fairy tale.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | January 13, 1993
Los Angeles -- "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," starring Jane Seymour, has suddenly become one of the most talked-about shows in the TV industry.Last September, CBS pulled the drama about a female doctor and her 19th-century frontier practice from the schedule on the eve of its debut. That's how little confidence the network had in the show.Now it's being called everything from "the one, genuine, new hit of the season," by CBS President Jeff Sagansky to "the show that saved Saturday night" for the networks in trade publications.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 25, 1999
Shoes that will never pinchWe've found a shoe that will make even the tiniest feet feel as though they belong to Cinderella's wicked stepsisters.In honor of the millennium, Willetts Designs and an artist known simply as "Raine" have joined forces to create Just the Right Shoe, a line of miniature shoes that celebrates the evolution of footwear over the years. The collection, out of California, has every style from Afternoon Tea (circa 1785) to the Leopard Stiletto (circa 1950). For between $12 and $30 a pair, you can splurge on as many wild styles as you want, and not feel guilty about never wearing them.
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By Evan Siple | March 12, 2012
Hampden's Alchemy may have one of the tiniest upstairs bars in Baltimore. But there are some serious, high-end cocktails being crafted in this small space. Dubbed "Potions" (see what they did there?), the cocktail menu features an extensive selection of hand-crafted and tweaked blends of traditional drinks that demonstrate a lot of care, craftsmanship and, best of all, lots of flavor. "It's fun, I love doing it. We find what's trending and give it our own twist," said bartender Matthew Ballinger.
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By Cara Demski | July 20, 2011
Canton resident Cara Demski, 26, is kind-of obsessed with zombies. This Friday, she'll be exhibiting her love of flesh-eating monsters at the Zombies, Strippers and Beer Part Two rock show at 7 p.m. at Bourbon Street. b asked Demski for some insights into Zombieland.  Z ombies! Strippers! Beer!  Okay, well at first glance that got my attention, (and no this has nothing to do with the Jenna Jameson film, “Zombie Strippers”).  A Zombie Apocalypse is coming to Baltimore and the invitation requires that local Baltimoreans dress up in stripper heels and zombie makeup, listen to local Baltimore bands and drink beer.  “What amazing hell did I die and descend into?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2009
Pelbea Griffin-Sharpe doesn't let her job in government (an international trade specialist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection) tamp down her style. The 50-year-old Forest Park resident loves to combine autumn colors and different textures to suit her "funky eclectic" tastes, while still dressing appropriately for the job. You won't catch Griffin-Sharpe looking anything less than sharp. She's not a jeans-and-tennis-shoes type. In fact, she says you will almost always find her in pointy-toe, stiletto shoes or boots, her fashion passion.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,Sun Staff | February 24, 2002
Behind her the set is brownstone New York. It could pass for any block in the city. It is her home away from home, complete with fire escapes and her neighborhood stoop. And make no mistake, Alicia Keys is at home. Keys is so high-profile nowadays, a media darling, burning up the charts and racking up a bunch of Grammy nominations, that it all seems a bit much. Can she really be all that? The unequivocal answer? Yes, she can. As her tour that included a January gig at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington has proven, Keys is the most slamming thing to emerge from otherwise tired radio waves, and she knows it. At 20, she exudes the confidence of a woman in the prime of her life, knowing that yes, this is the life, and expressing that by the one means she has instantly accessible: her God-given voice.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | November 19, 2000
Strappy, pointy, sexy and dreamy ... Manolo Blahnik's whimsical stilettos with the delicate, spindly heels often seem so akin to scrumptious confections or exquisite artwork that they've inspired women to indulge in some mighty strange acts. Take the West Coast socialite who poured Dom Perignon into a Manolo before gently hoisting the shoe to her lips. Or the wealthy Parisian who carefully lines up her Manolos on the mantel for display whenever she has parties. Then there are the New York high-society women who have been known to slip off their Manolos at swanky gatherings for friends to coo over and caress.
NEWS
By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 25, 1999
Shoes that will never pinchWe've found a shoe that will make even the tiniest feet feel as though they belong to Cinderella's wicked stepsisters.In honor of the millennium, Willetts Designs and an artist known simply as "Raine" have joined forces to create Just the Right Shoe, a line of miniature shoes that celebrates the evolution of footwear over the years. The collection, out of California, has every style from Afternoon Tea (circa 1785) to the Leopard Stiletto (circa 1950). For between $12 and $30 a pair, you can splurge on as many wild styles as you want, and not feel guilty about never wearing them.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,Sun Staff | February 24, 2002
Behind her the set is brownstone New York. It could pass for any block in the city. It is her home away from home, complete with fire escapes and her neighborhood stoop. And make no mistake, Alicia Keys is at home. Keys is so high-profile nowadays, a media darling, burning up the charts and racking up a bunch of Grammy nominations, that it all seems a bit much. Can she really be all that? The unequivocal answer? Yes, she can. As her tour that included a January gig at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington has proven, Keys is the most slamming thing to emerge from otherwise tired radio waves, and she knows it. At 20, she exudes the confidence of a woman in the prime of her life, knowing that yes, this is the life, and expressing that by the one means she has instantly accessible: her God-given voice.
NEWS
By MIKE ROYKO | November 15, 1993
To my disgust, the fax machine began humming early in the morning, spewing out terrible limericks about the Bobbitts.Being a highly sensitive and politically correct person, my conscience tells me to run them through the paper shredder.But I suppose they can be of some value to psychologists, sociologists and others who study the workings of the sadistic mind.So I will stifle my better instincts and pass them along as a service to scholars.One of the first to arrive was the work of Chicagoan Paul Stroili:When drinking in full regaliaSometimes your memory will fail ya'But John B. woke up thinkingI really must have been drinkingI have misplaced my genitalia.
FEATURES
By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | October 16, 1997
I recently lost weight, and my husband bought me a long, slim column dress to celebrate. I want to wear it to the big party my boss is giving next month, but I don't know which shoes to buy.Each time I try on those fashionable high stiletto heels I am afraid to walk, let alone dance.Do I have to wear stilettos to complete the look?Designers show stiletto heels with the column dress to emphasize a fashion point, not to force women to wear them. If you wear uncomfortable shoes all evening, you'll show it.Joan Halpern of Joan & David suggests you look for a shoe with a slim silhouette to balance the new you. "Heel height is not important," she tells me. "The proportion and the symmetry will give you the look you want."
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