This summer, ELLE Canada asked our readers to write us a 700 personal essay on "the fashion moment that changed your life". This is the winner, "Hospital Pumps", chosen by our panel of judges, and published in the November issue, on news stands now. I felt like Barbie at the funeral. Black dress, vintage necklace, sky-high platforms I’d bought in New York. They were faux croc with a peep toe and metallic golden soles. The dress was modest, cap-sleeved, gathered under the bust.