Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Love Kinky Boots? Time to work those Stilettos with CHYNA WHYNE!


Kinky Boots; a truly phenomenal West End show leaving you with joyful, exhilarating feelings proving this show worthy of the myriad awards it’s received in recognition of performance and brilliance. When a story is founded in true life it will clearly inspire people beyond any similar fantasy tale. The joy of Kinky Boots lies not solely in the performance, universally acknowledged as brilliant, but equally in the lessons it bestows that are beneficial to all sectors of society.

We are living in a world where people are striving towards ‘one love,’ yet at the same time there are countless divisions amongst us. Charlie Price crossed barriers that were unthinkable at the time this story unfolded, the time he met Lola (authentic showgirl who possibly inspired Barry Manilow!) and turned a dead shoe factory into a lively pulsating business. I don’t know to this minute how the musical, which was more thought-provoking than sad, caused so many people to snivel into their tissues! Emotion was conveyed in a very subtle manner through performance and song leaving you feeling as if you’re almost living the situation. It was certainly a great lesson in equality, inclusion, integrity and living the dream.

As a society currently obsessed with the law of attraction, we can see it at work for Charlie, Lola and even the factory workers; Charlie’s ex-fiancĂ© created the life she desired too. Charlie did not have a clear vision for his life and found it through default, his passion ignited by employee Lauren and a ‘co-incidental’ life changing meeting with Lola. When Charlie realised creating women’s boots for men was a real niche market, he maintained focus and ‘made it happen’ despite upsets along the way. Interestingly Charlie followed his gut instinct when he could have opted for easy pickings and sold the factory. Charlie took responsibility for the future of others putting their needs above his own. That legacy has expanded unbelievably beyond the factory, initially to the fashion show in Milan and now globally, providing  a beautiful addition to the careers of many talented people and bringing joy to thousands of audiences- through film and stage alike.

Watching the Drag Queens work those heels was something else as were Yanis Marshall, Arnaud  and Madhi when they danced in heels on Britain’s Got talent 2015- but how many of us women can walk really well in heels or wear them for prolonged periods? If heels are important to you, the way you walk in them will either add or detract from your image. Wobbling precariously on a pair of stilettos is not a good look, especially when clutching someone for support! Having worked with models, designers and catwalk trainers in the past I know how important it is to get this right; however, aside from aspiring models we can all benefit from improving or developing technique. The answer is to hand and if image is key, it’s actually more affordable than some beauty treatments such as face lifts. Once you have learnt how to walk in heels, provided you practice, you receive the additional benefit of improved health; possibly for many years to come. 

Chyna- credit: Siver Star Motors, Jamaica Pictures
High Heel Guru and singer Chyna Whyne, who has performed around the world touring with the likes of Bob Dylan, The Who and Peter Gabriel demonstrated her ‘stepping’ skills on popular programme ‘Daybreak,’ GMTV. Chyna makes mention of the Alexander technique which she combines with instructions as to the correct way to 'glide' on heels thus enabling perfect balance whilst taking good physical care of our backs through corrected posture. This is essential for people who constantly wear high heels and a definite must for top end business women, public speakers and anyone who seriously wants to look good and make an impact. I consider this business a real gem of an idea serving a niche in the market that compliments Kinky Boots!- I imagine Chyna would be open to training anyone who wishes to walk well in heels. Finding solutions to problems creates excellent business opportunities for astute minded people. Once Chyna discovered the Alexander Technique and resolved her back problems she quickly realised how to combine it with her experience of walking on heels to offer a service that really makes a difference to women.


This resulted in a wonderful new business with the catchy name, ‘Walking in Stilettos.’  I must say I’m very keen to try this out once I’m off crutches! Watching the video of Chyna’s TV appearance on her website and reading her story inspires bucketfuls of confidence. I believe in Chyna’s teaching ability and am positive those attending her classes will experience an educational and fun-filled session.

Now a quick flash of inspiration:

WALKING IN STILETTOS

I'm walking in stilettos baby 
You won't see me crash!
Gliding in stilettos
Coz I paid my cash.
Walking in stilettos
Feeling ten feet tall,
So you'll never see me
With my back against the wall!
... Up front, 
But not in your face
Moving mighty fine
I'm gliding in stilettos baby
Thanks to Chyna Whyne! 

Jaz McKenzie~ Word Magician

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