Saturday, November 10, 2012
Posted by Gai Dormitorio On 5:44 PM No comments
Wear this and look like a ballerina faun.
The wearer slides her foot into the ballerina toe shoe-like insole and must lean forward to balance her shins against the “heel.” Designer Leanie van der Vyver creates towering bird-like, backward high heels calling her art "Scary Beautiful".
Fortunately, these shoes are not made for walking!
The designer's goal was to “challenge our current beauty ideals by inflicting an unexpected new beauty standard.” Leanie sees the shoes as another way of manipulating fashion just like how people undergo plastic surgery or mold their bodies to a certain style standard.
“Allowing this project to explore what lies beyond perfection, scary beautiful challenges current beauty ideals by inflicting an unexpected new beauty standard.”