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Indian celebrity dancer Sweta Keswani is hit by a mishap during a televised dance contest held in the Netherlands. As she danced, Sweta’s shoe came off, and for a second, her future looked bleak in the contest. But she handled the situation well and in fact got into the character and invented a step impromptu with the other shoe. (link)
Photographer trying to get close shots of singer Geri Halliwell takes a tumble and falls over her heels. One of her heels get entangled with the photographer and left behind as she continues walking. She managed to get back and pop it on quickly. (link)
Nicole Kidman was knocked over by a photographer on a bicycle as she returned to her New York hotel after attending the Calvin Klein Fashion Week show. She fell to the ground when hit and one of her shoes came off. Nicole attempted to slip back into her high heels but then realized it was better to leave it. The star was seen hobbling into her hotel with one shoe on as she escaped from the scene after the nasty spill. Find by “Dip Dang”. (dailymail.co.uk)
Colombian actress and model Sofia Vergana has spent one-boot times while shoe shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue. Contributed by “Napo Suzuki”.
Dancing on Ice star Chelsee Healey drinks a bit too much and had trouble exiting the club and heading into the car. She lost one of her shoes in the commotion and had to have it handed back to her through the car window.
Randy Jackson Jr. carrying a one-shod girlfriend…
During her concert in Toulouse, French pop star Jenifer kicks her Louboutin high-heeled pump into the audience! (bright spot on upper right hand corner of the photo) Luckily, the shoe is thrown back on the stage, and she runs back to recover and put it back on. Contributed by “Pete”. Click here to watch on youtube.
At ITV Daytime Christmas party, Presenter Jenni Falconer was unlucky enough to lose her footing in public. As she left the bar where the party was held, she hit the floor and lost a shoe in the process. Contributed by “J-Mac”. (dailymail.co.uk)
The Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence was attending a dinner in honor of Silver Linings Playbook at Little House, guided by security, when she tripped and fell. In the process, Jen lost her shoe. (hollywoodlife.com)
A little mishap finds Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt while stepping out of her limousine at Elysee Palace in Paris. (corriere.it). This one was discovered and contributed by “Dip Dang”.
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer attended the Chanel Fall-Winter fashion show in Paris. Claudia showed up at the Grand Palais where the show was held. The model however, dropped her shoe on her way in so she had to jump around on one foot until someone picked her shoe up and handed it back to her! (posh24.com)
When it comes shoe blunders, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is probably unmatched champion amongst celebrities. In less than a month, she managed to add her third and fourth entries under this section! First, during a state trip to India, Gillard fell face down and lost both shoes in the process. After being helped to get up and put back her shoes, she said; “My heel got stuck in grass, I'm fine. For men who get to wear flat shoes all day every day, if you wear a heel it can get embedded in soft grass and when you pull your foot out the shoe doesn't come and the rest of it is as you saw" ” she said. Ms Gillard famously lost a shoe as she was being whisked from the Australia Day riot in Canberra in January 2012 and has also lost footwear during the last election campaign. She brushed off suggestions she could wear boots, saying that would lead to fashion critique in Australia about wearing boots with a skirt. In her second "Cinderella moment", Ms Gillard walked on stage at Sydney's Customs House to launch a cyber safety initiative when she slipped out of one of her high heels. As a male guest helped her put it back on, Ms Gillard could be heard telling him "it is a Cinderella moment".
Kirsten Dunst loses a shoe after attending a party at Bootsy Bellows nightclub in West Hollywood. In an effort to ditch photographers, the 30-year-old actress and her gal pal dodged around a tree but their high heels got caught in one of the tree grates! Thankfully, a good Samaritan crouched down to help the actress put her shoe back on. However, she recovered the wrong shoe and walked off wearing the mis-matched pair. The red-sole of the Christian Louboutin stilettos worn by Kirsten blonde companion gave the game away - as the right foot shoe worn by the actress - was missing the iconic painted look. Thankfully for the weary actress she was ushered away by her friends back into the nightclub and left through an underground exit to spare further blushes.
In CW's newest show, The Beautiful Life, following the fictional lives of aspiring fashion models, Mischa Barton leans against a horse-buggy on Fifth Avenue and wears one shoe, just one. We tried to find alternative photos, but it seems as though she was pretty adamant about keeping only one shoe on. Channeling Cinderella, perhaps? (stylecaster)
One more account of Mariah Carey losing a shoe on stage, from June 2003. She is known to be in one-shoe state, and at the very bottom of this page, there is a list of the whole variety of her incidences: "I spoke to Mariah (who) had just finished her show in Fukuoka and was glowing from the experience. The only problem was, I lost my shoe on stage during Honey, she reported. I couldn't find it, so we just covered until I got off stage." Other than missing shoes, Carey says the Japanese tour is going great guns. (mcarchives)
Niki Hilton is missing a shoe and hiding from the cameras. (popsugar.com)
Miss Universe 2011 Pageant in Sao Paulo. September 12, 2011. It appeared that Vanessa White, 21, had over-indulged as she left Movida nightclub. She had to be lead by a number of people to the taxi home but she fell over getting into it, losing her shoe in the process. Vanessa's shoe lay by the side of the car after she lost it. (hello-celebs)
For Boris Becker's wife Sharlily 'Lilly' Kerssenberg, things are looking a little frantic in the last-minute rush, as she picked up her stepson from a friend's house wearing only one shoe. The leggy 35-year-old hardly appeared to notice that one of her very high platform heels was missing. Click here for more captions.
Cassie Scerbo loses a shoe at the "2011 VH1 Do Something Awards" event at the Palladium Theatre in Hollywood. This was found and contributed by "Steve".
Michelle Trachtenberg loses her shoe as she walks around the set of the hit show "Gossip Girl" filming in New York City. Another contribution by “Steve”.
Meryl Streep: As she proceeds to stage to accept the Leading Actress BAFTA (2012) award, she steps out of one shoe and leaves it behind. Click here to watch. Thanks "Susan Goodings".
Sarah Jessica Parker: She has one flying off the stage in Oprah’s Show. Click here to watch, go to 40th second. Contributed by "Kinja".
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard clung to her bodyguard as she was dragged to safety through a crowd of angry protesters in Canberra. Riot police formed a shield around the prime minister as they helped her force a path through the protesters who surrounded a restaurant where she was attending an awards ceremony. Miss Gillard stumbled after losing a shoe in the scuffle, but was caught by her personal security guard and managed to get into a waiting car. One of the demonstrators showed later their trophy of the day: PM’s discarded shoe! They first said it was going to be auctioned on eBay to raise funds, but said later they want to return it to her. Interesting enough, this was not the first time PM Gillard was experiencing loss of footwear during a public appearances. Scroll down for another mishap to have happened while visiting a warehouse.
Forklift driver Rob Stewart places Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's shoe upon her foot after it dislodged when she stepped off a forklift pallet after addressing workers at the Linfox Distribution Centre in Altona on August 6, 2010.
A better shot of the Prime Ministerial slipper lost by Ms Gillard.
During the 16th October broadcast of “Music Core”, Miss A’s Min dropped her shoe while performing “Breathe”. The incident happened at the end of the performance when Min’s shoe came out from her left foot and it flew on stage, though it was rather embarrassing, she professionally continued the performance. (link)
Nicky Hilton followed in her sisters steps walked the Heatherette runway show at Olympus Fashion Week in 2005, and she was every bit as disgraceful! She lost her shoe on the catwalk and stopped to put it back on while laughing and excusing herself, a big mistake! Everyone has set times on when to go out and if one model stops to put her shoe back on, it might disrupt the whole show. (link)
“So You Can Think You Can Dance” live show in Omaha. Randi, seen here dancing in the show, one shoe on and one shoe off. I didn’t get the scoop on why she had only one shoe on, but I imagine it probably fell off during the dance. Show must go on, right?
From an interview with TV show host, Lauren Gilmore: I had an audition for a shaving cream commercial and, of course, they want to see you in bathing suit. So I do what any Irish girl does: spray tan, grab my highest heels, and lather myself in shimmering lotion. However, in the midst of making myself rainbow bright and finding the place, I lost a shoe. I walked into the audition with one shoe on, and the casting directors had a field day. Get in a fight in the parking lot? Well aren't you a 'shoe-in'?
Getting off the boat at Venice Film Festival, Abbie Cornish loses one shoe on dock. Discovery by “Dip Dang”.
While visiting Spain, Princess Sheika of Qatar suffers has her shoe stuck in grate. (elpais.com) (shaika1.jpg) Thanks kinja.
Disney star Demi Lova lost a shoe in a concert. Click here for youtube. Thanks Kinja.
Actress Jessica Biel enters coffee shop with both shoes, comes out one missing and goes on. Click here for full acount...
Leihgton Meester: While shooting an episode of Season 4 of this TV series, actress Leighton Meester stands for a while in one shoe. The scene takes place in an art gallery.
Soccer kick: Danish tennis celebrity Carolina Wozniacki loses a shoe.
Bolywood Loss: Recently, at an event, (Indian celebrity) Sharman Joshi went through a lot of trouble to retrieve his Toh Baat Pakki co-star Tabu’s lost sandal. They were in
Chandigarh for a music show to promote their film. The show organizers announced that Tabu and Sharman would be coming to the show and automatically, most of Chandigarh turned up. Despite police and other security, it took Sharman almost an hour to get Tabu into the car safely, without them getting mobbed by the crowd. Tabu, then realized that she had lost a sandal in the crowd. Sharman; despite Tabu repeatedly telling him not to, darted back into the crowd to look for the sandal! He returned with the sandal 15 minutes later. Tabu was grateful to him and kept thanking him until they landed at Mumbai airport. Found by “Kinja”.
Desperate Housewive’s Nicolette Sheridan and her Golden Retriever buddy Oliver after lunch at a Greek restaurant in Malibu, CA. At one point, it looked like Nicolette was going to lose control of Oliver, who seemed startled upon leaving the restaurant by a swarm of papparazzi, and then while running to the car, she lost a shoe which was recovered by a courteous photographer -- at least he didn’t keep it and try to sell it on eBay! (celebritydogwatcher)
Oops! Sophie, Countess of Wessex, tries to steady herself after losing her shoe while walking through the parade ring at Royal Ascot. (Dailymail)
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark reaches for shoe as she and Crown Prince of Denmark Frederik are given a tour at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. (Daily Telegraph)
Contributed by "kinja".
Chelsie (of US Dancing With Stars)with one shoe.(fanpop)
Nadine Coyle had a Bambi moment as she loses her footing - and her
shoe - on the steps of her London apartment. (dailymail.co.uk)
Perhaps it was the bumpy ground. Or maybe Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester is still mastering the art of walking in high heels. The actress nearly came a cropper yesterday as she tottered around in a pair of yellow Christian Louboutin stilettos before losing her footing (and one of her shoes). (dailymail)
Mongolian pop group Aagiinaa: Ye Eun’s shoe fell of during dancing. If you look carefully, Ye Eun was shocked that her
shoe fell off (her mouth was opened). But the dance still has to go on. YooBin why are u so happy? Becoz YeEun’s shoe fell off! Haha! It is tough to carry on dancing without her shoe becoz the heels are soo high.?
Amy Winehouse admitted she was on the verge of a breakdown after a night of worryingly shambolic behaviour - even by her standards. She arrived at her Camden home at the end of the night with only one shoe and looking horribly dishevelled. See link.
From celebrity.aol.com: Victoria Beckham is rarely seen in public looking anything less than pristine. Which makes it all the more bizarre that she has been snapped in Paris with one shoe missing. Now, if it was Amy Winehouse, Mischa Barton or even Lindsay Lohan, we wouldn’t bat an eyelid… but when one of Posh’s Louboutins simply disappears, we can’t help but be a little shocked.
Apparently, Marilyn Monroe suffered a momentary shoe loss during 1955 shooting of the famous scene of the movie The Seven Year Itch.
Brazilian top model Gisele Bundchen caught one-shod at Bananas boutique...
Miley: She was spotted outside her Miami hotel missing one shoe. What happened — did she simply forget it, lose it or just want to start a bizarre new fashion trend?
Hill meets heel: In a scene that reminded many of the fairy tale of Cinderella and Prince Charming, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tripped and lost her shoe when she arrived at Elysée Palace to be rescued by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy.The incident took place on the steps of the Palace when she accidentally stepped out of her black shoe. However, Sarkozy immediately stepped in and rescued Clinton from further embarrassment. Both the politicians later shared a laugh about it at the top of the stairs.
Girls Generation: During an unidentified outdoor performance of Girls Generation (Korean group of 9 female singers), the rain made Seo-hyun's turquoise heel to slip off when they were singing their latest hit, “Genie.” Apparently, this happened to her twice more. Here is the youtube link to one of them.
Paris Hilton: Two random photograps to have caught her missing one footwear...
Mariah Carey: Celebrity pop singer Mariah Carey is a well-
known shoe fetishist. Less known is her preference for being in one shoe condition. In several of her well posed photos,
she is in one shoe (see examples below). Besides, there are several accounts of her losing or disposing off one shoe. The following are some examples. All coincidences? Hard to believe...
In her Madison Square Garden concert as part of the Rainbow Tour 2000, her shoe broke at stage. She
was kicking it off and her assistant came up from backstage and was trying to fix it for her, but Mariah said "just take it off I'm never wearing these again". She walked up laughing and threw it into the audience. She finished the song with one shoe on and one shoe off. After her concert appearance, apparently Mariah spent some time with the fans, and one of her Versace sandal shoes fell off. She handed it over to a fan, then threw the other into the crowd. The guy to have received the shoe put its pic in her website. The guy wrote “…and also sent me a VERY lovely picture of Mariah that he took, I believe! This is seconds before Mariah hands her shoe to one of my VERY best friends Anja! Unfortunately, none of those links work anymore.
Mariah's shoe also broke at the Blockbuster Awards, and she had difficulty retrieving it (perhaps couldn’t retrieve it at all) because of her extra tight mini-skirt. I don’t know whether it is the same event as this one, but nypress makes mention of the "Legends of the Fall" photo montage in which celebs trip on the red carpet (Mariah Carey completely loses one shoe and then has trouble retrieving the Jimmy Choo kitten heel, as her miniskirt was apparently surgically implanted). And still another one; the Celebrity Lounge segment makes mention of a shoe loss. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the story itself, but the text mentioning it is as follows: “These embarrassing backstage peeks were nothing more than idiotic "interviews" hosted by an Entertainment Tonight personality so shallow she made Leeza Gibbons look like Christianne friggin' Amanpour. Which do you think was her biggest journalistic coup? Getting to the bottom of the Mariah Carey losing her shoe story?”
In one interview, she went into record with following remarks on being in one shoe: “Mariah Carey launches fashion trends like other people change socks. Indeed, as she waited for a TV crew to get its lighting right during a recent interview, Mariah laid back on a chaise longue, kicked off one sparkly high-heeled shoe and had another inspiration. "Maybe I'll do the interview with one shoe off, just to be crazy," she said to her manager, who looked over and laughed. "Wouldn't that be great, if it caught on and people started wearing one shoe?" Don't laugh. It could happen, and Mariah would be OK with it.