Looking for some shoe inspiration this Christmas? Looked at all your usual style icons and found nothing to your fancy? Then why don’t you take a look at some of the shoes sported by those stars of the festive season, the panto characters? Not convinced? Then read on…
Principal Boy = Irregular Choice
The Principal Boy has always been traditionally played by a pretty girl, often in a rather short costume and some form of shoe boots. Irregular Choice have some amazingly quirky bootie style shoes that are quirky and original enough to have been the star of any Pantomime, but being Christmas, my key pick have to be the gloriously sequined Baby Beauty’s.
Cinderella’s glass Slipper = Jerome C Rousseau
The most iconic of all pantomime/fairy tale shoes are those worn by a certain lady with bad timekeeping. Cinderella’s slipper was, of course, made of glass, but that is such an impractical material for a shoe – imagine the smears! I think Cinders would choose the beautiful silver glitter heels from Jerome C Rousseau given half a chance…and who could blame here – they are gorgeous!
Alice in Wonderland = Clarks
Now, Alice was a sensible girl, and her choice of footwear reflected that. Flat Mary Janes are perfect for shopping the sales, pounding those pavements when getting the last few Christmas pressies. But sensible Alice also realised that sensible doesn’t mean the shoes can’t also be glamorous, so her Mary Janes were in shiny Patent – a bit like the Frothy Soda’s from Clarks.
Puss in Boots = Hush Puppies
And that brings me to my final pantomime inspiration, which can only be Puss in Boots. After all, what other pantomime has actual footwear in it’ title? I’m rather partial to this image of Puss, in a snazzy pair of red boots. Those boots were definitely meant for walking, and you can channel this fab look with the Lottie boots from Hush Puppies.