Glass trips through the light fantastic with Miu Miu's enchanting sparkle
Sparkle reminds us of the stars – whether it the twinkly kind in the sky or the even brighter ones gracing our screens. We were seduced at an early age, the powers that be behind MGM and RKO produced movies big on shine and high on glamour. No wonder they called it the Golden Era. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in a satin whirl, gliding across the floor in the movie Top Hat; an aerial view of dazzling showgirls in a Busby Berkeley vehicle; a young, but incredibly engaging, Judy Garland lost in the land of Oz and suddenly in possession of some very sparkly shoes; the glimpse of light on a garment has always guaranteed a sure and steady rise into the firmament.
Our passion for the sparkly stuff continues unabated – this season being no exception. High-octane shine was all over the Autumn/Winter 2011 catwalks. Sparkly Teddy Boy sequined coats at Dolce & Gabbana; Glam-rock glitter at Balmain; 60s shiny plastic scales at Prada and rubber look sequins at Marc Jacobs. It was wonderful and engaging and very of the moment.
However the screen siren in us all longs for a little attention, so how do we get a soupçon of that sparkle and old school Hollywood glamour into our lives?
First seen on the catwalk back in Paris in the spring, the Miu Miu glitterboot was an instant success – building a loyal following of modern day starlets from Kirsten Dunst to Alexa Chung (via wardrobe mistress Anna Della Russo) – ensuring that they would become one of the most covetable items for our winter wardrobe.
Criss-crossed with contrasting fabric, stopped short at the ankle with trompe l’oeil straps and a banana heel – this isn’t a mere shoe, it’s a headlining act. A diva. It requires its own trailer.
So whether you’re dreaming of seeing your name up in lights, wishing to be elegantly twirled around a dancefloor, or simply a friend of Dorothy, like the wicked witch of the East you will find these boots irresistible. For once you put themon, they’ll never come off. Why? Because even when you’re looking down, you’ll always be seeing stars.
-This post originally appeared on glassmagazine