I absolutely love
vintage 1950s decadent Polly of California shoes. I only have a couple of them but my plan is to buy more in many different colours.
These fabulous shoes were released in the spring of 1961 and were originally called the 'Genie' or 'Glamour Clogs'. In 1964 they became synonymous with the half metal/half wood heel that was deemed non breakable. It was an extremely popular show with Hollywood celebrities, showgirls, pin-ups and burlesque dancers.
The magnificent Genie was first advertised in a Fredericks of Hollywood catalogue in the early 1960s and were available in many luscious colors.
There are many fashionistas who reproduce shoes similar to Pollys that you can get today. These include Betsey Johnson, Remix
Vintage Shoes, Marciano by Guess, Patricia Field, Trashy Diva, Bordello and more.....
These shoes to me represent glamour, sophistication and scream 'Bombshell!!
The Polly of California store was re-established in 2010. So anyone can now claim a pair and feel like a starlet!!
Check out their website here: http://www.polly-of-california.com/#