What little girl doesn't want a pair of Cinderella's magical glass slippers? I was fascinated by the eponymous fairy tale as a wee lass, long before I had any remote interest in fashion. The sense of wonder surrounding Cinderella's shoes lingers, though I have adopted a rather darkly comedic view of the erstwhile heroine now:
Let there be no controversy--this Cinderella needs no saving...from a 3.5-foot deep pool.
Random as it may seem, the pictorial tale does have rational origins. I'm just a big fan of lucite, and my interest in them has now expanded beyond vintage beads. I have been strangely attracted to colorful heels of shoes made of lucite; the unexpected transparency and glow of color just makes an ordinary pair of shoes much more interesting. So you can imagine my glee when I came across those shoes in Loehmann's last night.
It seems like the Loehmann's in Beverly Hills bought up the leftover stocks from the nearby Barney's. In addition to Barney's own shoe line, there was much footwear I recognized from last season's Barney's Warehouse Sale on the Loehmann's shelves. I walked down each aisle in search of hidden gems. While many people were cooing over the Jimmy Choos and the Pradas, which I had no interest in, I went after the avant garde. I found my Holy Grail--a pair of F/W 2007 Maison Martin Margiela lucite heel t-strap sandals, which I had seen online for at least twice as much just a couple of days before. The coolness factor is slathered all over the shoes--the fit, the rounded cutout shapes created by the straps, and of course, the awesome lucite heels that conjure the illusion of walking on air. Best of all, I know that they will endure long after midnight.
And now back to toiling in the mundane life...