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Decorative glass shoes and slippers were a favorite of Victorian ladies in the late nineteenth century and Cinderella did not hold a patent on this concept no matter what you might think.

Fast forward to current times and you see another designer from Sao Paulo Brazil is applying these concepts to the modern world.

Footwear designer Andreia Chaves, has come out with a mirrored shoe, and each shoe is an individual work of art.  Raised in the busy metropolis of Sao Paulo, Brazil – Chaves understands that beauty can be found in chaos of every day life.  Andreia says that "The fact that I grew up in a chaotic city like Sao Paulo, full of contrasts, being in contact with such diversity and constant exposure to different visual inputs, has inspired me in how I think and conceptualize my shoes. Looking at my work, I can clearly see influence coming from my South American sense of versatility.  Also in the mix - what I have been experiencing in Europe."

During her travels, Andreia spent time in Florence studying form, texture & visual effect, and experimenting with different materials on footwear design. These concepts come to life in each shoe she creates. 

“The Invisible Shoe” has a mirrored surface, creating a deceptively obscured optical effect with every step taken.  The chameleon-like character blends in perfectly with any environment. Don’t get caught without your knickers while wearing these shoes.

Chaves is currently focusing on her final collection – an exploration about the moving body - which is to be presented in February 2010.

You can reach Andreia Chaves at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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