Melissa was the person who convinced Jean-Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler to go ahead with their jelly shoe range. Her own shoes sell at the hotcake figure of 2.3 million pairs a year. And to think she started off by selling plastic packaging for wine crates. Melissa, together with her plastic shoes, is officially our generation’s Cinderella.

Together with her fairy godmother in Vivienne Westwood, Melissa shoes hold this season’s hottest pick in the form of injected plastic mary janes.

Aren’t they a work of art? You can get yours in Manila at MixeDenim in Greenbelt 3 (hey, if you’re willing to fork out for a pair, you might as well go the whole nine yards).