Friday, 22 August 2014

Friday Fantastics! 50s Lucite Heels

Well, this week I simply had to indulge my love of what I believe to be some of the most exquisite creations in 50s fashion - the Lucite heeled shoe.
Lucite is to me a fascinating material, first becoming popular in the 30s.  It really came into it's own I believe, in the 1950s when it began to be used on all sorts of items.  I am mostly interested in the beautiful Lucite bags and jewellery that was produced back then, not to mention these unbelievable shoes!!  I much prefer vintage Lucite to Bakelite - don't get me wrong, Bakelite is so beautiful, I own a few pieces, but I would much rather have a handful of confetti Lucite clampers!

I am hoping to do a little 'series' of shoe posts on some Fridays - there are just too many different styles to put into just one post.  So here are some absolutely astonishing shoes (and these really are just a few of the pictures I have stored over the years) I really would love to own all of them...