WORDS BY FLORENCE TROTT
Escape the Covid news-cycle with fantasy shoes by Manolo Blahnik, Roger Vivier and Amina Muaddi.
Between lockdowns and WFH, we’ve had a sad dearth of reasons to dress up in 2020. Our frocks have been furloughed and our heels left dormant on the closet shelf. In any other year, now would be party season. The stilettos would be out in force, with day-to-night dressing and “what-are-you-wearing?” top of the festive agenda. Don’t let the ‘rona stop you. The invites might not be flooding in this year, but there are still reasons to celebrate, and a pair of mood-boosting shoes will get you in the party spirit. We can’t lose ourselves on a packed dance floor this winter, but we can lose ourselves in the magic of Manolos. Take a break from reality with our pure escapism edit.
Have a rhinestone Christmas in crystal-studded shoes by Amina Muaddi and René Caovilla (both specialises in this particular kind). Their shoes will transport you to the party – whether there’s a guest list or not. Be playful in hot pink hues or deck the halls in Manolo Blahnik’s signature green satin. ‘Tis the season for princess shoes.
SHOP CRYSTAL SHOES
Need shoes for dancing feet? Even if there isn’t a DJ in sight (just your housemate on the Sonos), decadent Malone Souliers satin and delicate embellished mules are the at-home party girl’s go-to. These are fantasy shoes that look like they walked straight out of the pages of a storybook. You shall go to the ball – even if it takes place in your kitchen.
SHOP BEAUTIFUL MULES
Escape to Studio 54 with mood-boosting (and height-boosting) party platforms. When the furthest you’ve been all week is the end of the drive, a glamorous ‘70s-inspired aesthetic will make you feel like a disco queen (even if the bins go out more than you these days.) Cue opulent velvet by Tom Ford and Saint Laurent, and Roger Vivier’s signature embellished platforms.
SHOP PLATFORM SHOES
Dreaming of escape? Let your shoes be your ticket out of here. Take a walk on the wild side in Gucci muse and designer Harris Reed’s zebra platforms and flamingo sculpted heels by Sophia Webster. Now isn’t the time to hold back. Think ballerina-like sandals by newly launched Piferi, oversized Christian Louboutin bows and diamanté disco boots from Paris Texas. The more extra the better.
SHOP FANTASY SHOES
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