Aquazzura Temptation embellished Perspex and leather slingback pumps
It’s time to put on your Cinderella shoes, folks: yes, you SHALL go to the ball… although, in this case you’re going to need a cool £545, rather than a Fairy Godmother. Not much of a fairytale, is it?
(Aside: did anyone else ever find themselves wishing Cinderella had gotten something a little better than glass slippers to wear to the ball? I mean, ACTUAL glass slippers sound really, really uncomfortable, and probably a little bit dangerous, too, if you’re anything like as clumsy as I am. Can you imagine tripping on something and breaking them? Give me a pair of Louboutins any day…)
Now, I’ve no idea if the term “Cinderella shoes” is the right term for shoes like these, but it’s how I always think of them. There’s a lot of them around these days, too, and while it’s still easy to get it very, very wrong, it seems that perspex has just about made the transition from cheap and nasty to the kind of thing you generally see celebrities wearing on the red carpet. Interestingly, it also seems that the less there is too the actual shoe (i.e. the more transparent is it), the more it will cost you. In this case, most of that cost is justified by the crystals dangling all the way around the foot, but wow, that’s quite a price tag, considering the overall effect here will be the “barely there” look, don’t you think?
Still, barely there or not, these were still beautiful enough to catch my attention as I scrolled through Net-a-Porter the other day, and they were up against some pretty stiff opposition on that site, so I guess that’s a pretty good recommendation. Would you pay that much for a pair of almost-invisible shoes, though?