Shoe obsession – Melissa’s plastic fashion

If there is one brand of shoe I am more than a little obsessed with, it has to be Melissa’s. The Brazilian brand, that was founded in 1979, has managed to create ultra fashionable shoes with a total point of difference – they’re plastic. And not just any old plastic, the plastic of Melissa’s always smells like the sweetest and fruitiest Haribo’s imaginable. No wonder I’m totally in love with them.

LADY DRAGON 11 WESTWOOD Pearl / Red  £ 143.99 click to visit Spartoo

LADY DRAGON 11 WESTWOOD
Pearl / Red
£ 143.99
click to visit Spartoo

I first fell under the spell of Melissa when I saw their collaboration with Vivienne Westwood. My first pair was a Mary Jane style in black mock croc. I was shocked at how comfortable they were, and just how pretty they looked. Since then I have got another two pairs of Westwood/Melissa collaborations, as well as a pair of  iconic Lady Dragon’s that were a collaboration with Jason Wu. They are the shoes that I have worn to fashion shows, special occasions, Style Birmingham Live, basically any event where I have dressed to impress. They seem to elongate the legs, add height, and just make me feel ultra glamorous.

Wearing my Red Melissa's at the Harvey Nichols fashion show

Wearing my Red Melissa’s at the Harvey Nichols fashion show

Shoe giant Spartoo currently have an amazing range of Melissa plastic shoes. They have a wide variety of styles, from the Floret with it’s ultra thick wedge style heel, to the Incence Garden, which has a beautiful floral design on the back that calls to mind Charlotte Olympia. There are also new variations on the Lady Dragon’s, including more fabulous collaborations with Vivienne Westwood.

LADY DRAGON 11 WESTWOOD Aurora Purple  £ 140.99 click to visit Spartoo

LADY DRAGON 11 WESTWOOD
Aurora Purple
£ 140.99
click to visit Spartoo

INCENCE GARDEN Black  £ 96.99 click to visit Spartoo

INCENCE GARDEN
Black
£ 96.99
click to visit Spartoo

FLORET Stone  £ 83.99 click to visit Spartoo

FLORET
Stone
£ 83.99
click to visit Spartoo

LADY DRAGON CLUSTER Black  £ 91.99 click to visit Spartoo

LADY DRAGON CLUSTER
Black
£ 91.99
click to visit Spartoo

What I really love with the current range of Melissa shoes is that there are also some great flat styles available, and (squeal!) sandals and flip flops – just in time for holiday season. I have my eyes on a beautiful pair of Harmonic Links Westwood in gold glitter which I think would offer perfect poolside glamour.

 

HARMONIC LINKS WESTWOOD Gold Glitter  £ 55.99 click to visit Spartoo

HARMONIC LINKS WESTWOOD
Gold Glitter
£ 55.99
click to visit Spartoo

HARMONIC 11 JASON WU Blush  £ 41.99 click to visit Spartoo

HARMONIC 11 JASON WU
Blush
£ 41.99
click to visit Spartoo

ULTRAGIRL 11 ORB COIN WESTWOOD Red Rose  £ 93.99 click to visit Spartoo

ULTRAGIRL 11 ORB COIN WESTWOOD
Red Rose
£ 93.99
click to visit Spartoo

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End of the Month Shoe Lust

Tomorrow will be the 1st of May, so for many of you, today is the last day of the month, and that means payday, and the time for a special treat! This is probably why, after browsing on shoe websites for a couple of hours, I felt a real compulsion to theoretically fill my virtual basket with the sort of shoes that I would buy if money was no object.

Shoes are a bit of an addiction for me. I have more pairs than I need, many of them that never get worn, being too small, too big, too uncomfortable, too tight or too high. But I would never part with them, still reveling in their beauty, thinking one day, maybe, they will actually leave the house on my feet. Shoes can be more than something you wear – they can be a work of art that just makes you happy.(Shallow – yes, but definitely true.)

So these shoes that I have selected today are a little impractical, but most definitely beautiful and almost in the category of works of art. There are the scented gorgeousness of the Vivienne Westwood Melissa’s and the sexy streamlined kitten heeled, metallic toed See by Chloe designs. There are super high heels from Guess in a snake print that would just compliment every summer outfit in Studio 54 style, and then there is the Parisian chic of  the monochrome Ava sandals from Sonia Rykiel.

Total Shoe Heaven!

 

GUESS ARNAUD BEIGE £ 145.99 click to visit Spartoo

SSE BY CHLOE SPECCHIO ALCUME BEIGE £ 216.99 Click to Spartoo

Nine West FERDINAND White / Multicoloured £ 113.99 click to visit Spartoo

Paco Gill GICOL Blue £ 166.99 click to visit Spartoo

Sonia Rykiel AVA Black / White £ 371.99 click to visit Spartoo

Melissa LADY DRAGON WESTWOOD BEIGE / Pink £ 138.99 click to visit Spartoo