3.07.2009

Saving Cinderella

The brain needed a break, so I obliged. I decided to do something a bit creative and a bit irreverent.

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:

[Outfit details: Lee Angel necklace, J. Crew gold lame shirt, Target tank top, Mike & Chris coat, Earnest Sewn jeans, Maison Martin Margiela Ligne 22 lucite wedges.]

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...

11 comments:

yulanda said...

omg, those shoes are AMAZING. from far away, it looks like like you're tip toeing around.

enna. said...

SO. GOOD.

The color is fantastic and the far-off shots are ace.

Sales Rack Raider said...

Thank you! I had a lot of fun with this shoot.

When I was out and about today, I did catch a few people stare directly at my feet...they didn't even bother trying to be discrete. The optical illusion is a thing of wonder indeed.

ambika said...

I am seriously envying your shoe collection.

Lindybug said...

Did you wear these last night? It was so dark inside the restaurant that I couldn't tell your heels were clear. I thought you were trying to tell me something but I hadn't read the post yet so I was clueless. =D

Sales Rack Raider said...

Ambika--I just get very, very lucky when it comes to shoes =)

Lindy--yeah, I did wear them last night. It was pretty dark in the restaurant. Oh well, you get to see them now!

Frugalchick said...

Those shoes are amazing!!

The Clothes Horse said...

Those shoes are amazing!!! You look as if you're floating.

Sales Rack Raider said...

Thanks!

Alice X said...

O M G i thought you were tiptoeing around everywhere but no, that's just mmm messing with me. amazing heels!

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Chic$tylez Personal Shopping said...

Uber Chic!!!