Red Hot Heels & Silky Slips: A Look at Mariah Carey’s Christmas Campaign

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Sleigh Belles & Stilettos: Mariah Carey Dons Festive Footwear for New Lingerie Campaign

Leave it to the Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, to ring in the holiday season in true diva style. The elusive chanteuse brought tidings of comfort and glam this week with the launch of her new holiday-themed lingerie collection for Australian brand Honey Birdette. Dubbed “All I Want for Christmas,” the 40-piece limited edition capsule exudes Carey’s signature over-the-top flair.

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In the campaign images shot by Ethan James Green, a glammed up Carey lounges in luxe loungewear and spicy lace intimates in various shades of red, white and rose gold – a festive palette befitting of the pop icon. “I wanted to create something special for the holidays and Honey Birdette gave me full creative control to do that,” said Carey. “I love how we captured the spirit of the season in a really fresh way.”

But it was her enviable footwear that truly caught our eye. The photos showcase Carey’s passion for vertiginous heels, even when off duty in barely-there negligees. In one sultry snap, she pairs a body-hugging polka dot dress and faux fur stole with red suede Aquazzura slingbacks featuring a 4-inch stiletto heel. The Italian label’s signature sensual silhouette got a festive makeover with vibrant red grosgrain and crystalline embellishments on the heel.

Mariah Carey

In another image, the songstress slips into metallic gold Jimmy Choo pumps with a sharp pointed toe and jeweled ankle strap. At 4 inches, the Saeda heels provided the perfect amount of lift for Carey’s curve-skimming slip. The shimmering shoes aligned with the rose gold and gold accents seen throughout the collection.

For her, sky-high heels go hand-in-hand with lingerie as an expression of femininity and confidence. She’s not afraid to bring some drama even to her at-home ensembles. The five-octave vocalist has long shown an affinity for statement shoes, particularly platforms and stilettos. Red carpets aside, you can often catch Carey in vertiginous heels for casual affairs – she’s been spotted pairing Uggs with fishnets and mini dresses.

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On stage, Carey relies on gravity-defying footwear to showcase her legendary pipes and curvaceous figure. The star favors leg-lengthening nude pumps and lucite heels from Aquazzura, Saint Laurent and her own eponymous brand. She also loves embellishments, rocking platforms dripping in crystals or metallic studs. For her 2018 “Caution World” tour, Carey stomped across stadiums in rhinestone-encrusted boots and booties designed by Giuseppe Zanotti, who she frequently collaborates with.

Off duty, you can find Carey in comfier, but no less extravagant, footwear. She owns an extensive collection of designer sneakers and fuzzy slippers. The singer loves lounging in Ugg boots and even sells her own line of slides adorned with butterflies and “MC” initials.

Carey has previously designed shoes inspired by her greatest hits. In 2015, she dropped a “Fantasy” collection at HSN featuring bedazzled heels. She also crafted a line of colorful jelly shoes and pumps covered in glitter, bows and butterflies.

With “All I Want for Christmas,” Carey gifts us nostalgia served on a silver platter. The new intimates collection channels the magic of the season through luxe fabrics and feminine details. Dreamy shades of red and pink capture the sparkling wonder of Christmas. Festive bows, lace trimmings and sequin accents add playful romance.

Mariah Carey

As she frolics and flirts for the camera, Carey fully embodies the holiday spirit – and proves you’re never too glam for a little festive fun. The songstress herself said it best: “I’m all about comfort and glamour.” Both abound in this campaign. Carey lounges confidently in delicate lingerie, with her trusty heels giving her the extra dash of dazzle she desires.

So while we may not be able to hit a heavenly high note like Mimi, we can certainly take a page from her book and slip into something sequined this season – with a sky-high pair of heels, of course. ‘Tis the season for a little sparkle, after all.

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