avatarNylon magazine’s March 08 cover-girl is the always adorable Rachel Bilson. Nylon Magazine CoverIf you’ve been reading my blog, you’ve probably already deduced that I’m a little height-challenged. So I admit this makes me have love all the more for fellow shortie Rachel (she’s anywhere from 5’1″ to 5’4″ depending on your source – but since most actresses are 5’6″ or taller, any of those heights still meet the short category).

Knowing this, Nylon‘s stylists, of course, put her only in platforms. The Marc Fisher heels below are almost a dead ringer for the Marni’s she’s wearing on page 169. And I can totally picture her in the polka dot Irregular choice heels. Polka dots, by the way, are also one of Nylon‘s key Spring trends according to their article on graphic patterns: checks, stars, stripes and spots. See the mag’s page 126 for more ideas. (Am I the only one who has a tiny hope in their heart that the heart and star shaped frame sunglasses come back? I’d be completely entertained seeing them on a crowd of faces when walking the streets).

If you’re a tall glamazon, please don’t pull a Nicole-Kidman-with-Tom-Cruise, you definitely can and should still wear the platforms! Just look for a slightly smaller platform like the traffic-stopping patent red version below by Tapeet (imagine with a mini black shift dress or creamy tan wide-leg trousers and a billowy white top- too cute!).

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carlos santana rhapsody irregular choice


Left to right: Marc Fisher black patent Fedie d’Orsay heels, Tapeet red Cutout Heel Gladiator Sandal, Carlos by Carlos Santana blue and gray Rhapsody platform wedge sandals, Irregular Choice black and white 3137-3D espadrille platform heels.