Once upon a time there was a story that single-handedly linked footwear and fairytale endings together forever, where they, like Cinderella and her Prince, lived happily ever after. In the multitude of variations on the Cinderella story that developed over time, the glass slipper is the thing we remember most: delicately beautiful, beautifully impractical, just like many shoes we love today.

If footwear is the stuff of fairytales, this shoot for ANTIDOTE Magazine’s Shoe Issue focuses on those for whom the shoe didn’t fit. Photographer Giampaolo Sgura’s Cinderella story takes the androgyny concept a step further and has male models cramming their – let’s face it – less than dainty feet into the season’s finest slippers. Not to mention makeup and handbags, as well. And the shoot – boldly styled by Miguel Arnau – stands out.

shoe cross dressing

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Cendrillon by Giampaolo Sgura: Antidote Magazine
Cendrillon by Giampaolo Sgura: Antidote Magazine
Cendrillon by Giampaolo Sgura: Antidote Magazine
Cendrillon by Giampaolo Sgura: Antidote Magazine
Cendrillon by Giampaolo Sgura: Antidote Magazine
Cendrillon by Giampaolo Sgura: Antidote Magazine

It’s not just the Cinderellas of the world who love good shoes.

For the rest of Giampaolo Sgura’s shoot click on the thumbnails above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.