She practiced walking in high heels. She sprained her ankle.
She practiced putting on makeup. She stabbed her eye with a mascara brush.
She practiced styling her hair. She burnt her hand on a curling iron.
She practiced shopping by looking at fashion magazines. She got a paper cut.
She practiced elegance by reading blogs. She developed carpal tunnel syndrome.
She practiced being herself. No one got hurt.*
*I speak from experience. Several of these attempts at elegance, ending in disaster, have happened to me.