Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Can't Resist the Resin

Recently I've been in a resin obsession.  These hot 70's inspired Gianni Bini platform sandals were the perfect cure.  They are partially supported by a lucite insert - which is just an acrylic resin, or shiny plastic as clear as a freshly Windexed window.  The desert coral snakeskin printed leather was the perfect date for a full length lavender Badgley Mischka gown I wore a few weeks ago to an outdoor wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  The thickness of the heel and the platformed toe allowed me to dance the night away, even sneaking it to the Toby Awards at one point just to keep this dancing queen going.  Looking for your own pair of acrylic resin pumps?  Find a pair with color or other detailing and stay away from a resin platform and heel combo, too much clear space can give them an ecdysiast vibe.  Not ready for plastic shoes?  A few other fashionable pieces popping up with a hard piece of plastic that is soft on the eye include jewelry, clutches, and even furniture.  Time to pull out your plastic to purchase some plastic, Pinheads!

Alexis Bittar - Clear Lucite Earrings

Judith Leiber - Frosted Lucite Handbag

Craig Van Den Bruelle - Lucite Desk