What is it about glitter on shoes at the moment? Can someone tell me? When I saw my friend Estelle at fashion week- it was a bizarre act of serendipity, actually, as I was replying to her text, while in the tube, making a plan to meet at Somerset House that day, knowing that it wouldn't send til I got to Embankment station, and who should walk onto the stop at that moment, mid-text, but Estelle! (and her blog name is Serendipity, and it's my two numbers: 23, and 7) and she was wearing these glitter shoes. I loved the way she paired them with red trousers - I love lavender and red, to me, it 'redeems' red - anyway, she said she got them at Primark, really cheap. Something like £6.
My previous post - and subsequent discovery that Office are selling a similar pair, the Larry, for £62 - reminded me that I'd forgotten to post this. There has been such a fuss, such a feeding frenzy, for the Miu Miu glitter boots, and court shoes - and I like them, and I LOVE Miu Miu as a brand (I love Miuccia Prada, period: as a person, and as a creative being).
The thing about me is, I instinctively bristle at any trends that start getting out of hand. I might like something on my own - like the way I admired Estelle's shoes - but I kind of shrink away from that crowd mentality, that fanatical 'everyone's wearing it' thing. Still.. there's something so Dorothy's ruby slippers in the Wizard of Oz mentality about these shoes - and it's a concept that has such legs.. sorry, the cliches are just running thru this post, I'll stop now.
Thank you to Estelle of Serendipity 2307, to Miuccia Prada, for your inspiration, and to Net-a-Porter, for inadvertently letting me steal these four product shots. This pair of gorgeously impractical glitter and suede peep toe booties, for example, can be purchased for a mere £555. They are boots meant for taxis, and parties, and most definitely, not made for walking.