Miu Miu charges ahead on their bright path of irresistibly glittering shoes for Resort 2012, and who can blame them? Their sandal-effect Trompe d’Loeil bootie put sparkly shoes on the map this season – and was the most-worn shoe of this past Fashion Week.
Now they have changed it up a bit, but the styles are as twinkly as ever. They’ve also injected their massively popular Lucite heel into the cocktail.
Is a silver-glitter sandal ($990), shining like a disco ball and trimmed in metallic gold leather, overkill once you’ve added a heavily bejeweled heel? Not for the die-hard, trend-loving fashionista who would never utter the words, “less is more.” No, less is just less – and these are lots!
Or elect a more controlled dose of sparkle with the slightly nuanced T-strap style ($990). Blush-nude and black suede mellows it out a bit. Take it into genuine seventies territory courtesy of a retro-inspired wedge ($650)– red suede and black glitter makes for an interesting twist that can carry you from holiday parties to resort-wear fun.
From Miu Miu, the message is loud and crystal-clear: never, ever stop sparkling.