The stuff sparkly dreams are made of.
Back when we did the color poll for the Camille Edwardian Boots, we got a fair few comments about doing them in metallic silver and powder blue because they looked very similar to the “Star Princess” costume boots from Phantom of the Opera.
What started as a coincidence is now brought to life. I will admit to being completely ignorant of the Phantom stage costumes, so this is serendipity! The original design for Camille comes from a pair of boots in the Bata Shoe Museum, with additional influence from depictions of can-can dancers, Vaudeville, and circus performers of the period. Below are also several pairs of metallic and brightly-colored boots of the period.
The “Star Princess” costume in Phantom Of The Opera is worn by Christine Daae in the “Masquerade” scene at the beginning of Act 2. The glimmering pink and blue creation was originally designed for Broadway by Maria Bjørnson and has appeared all over the world in “Phantom” productions. The boots appear in various forms, but are always light blue and silver.
These are certainly a wildcard for us, but YOLO. What I love most about this crazy color combo is how weirdly versatile they are. I’ve seen comments and ideas from you all for historical Cinderella, Sailor Moon and anime characters, various ice queens and snow princesses, Can-Can, Vaudeville, and circus performers, Wonder Woman and other super heroines, video game avatars, even historical Lady Lucha Libre, which please somebody do so my life can be complete and I may die happy.