My first pair of Melissa shoes have just arrived from Vestiaire Collective, in positively pristine condition & including the dust bag. This is the way to buy second hand people! In case you’re not familiar with this type of designer shopping on a budget here are a couple of tips to follow. Always remember to ask the seller the precise condition of the item & whether it is true to size, if they’re unsure of the size get measurements & check against something of your own. Finally & most importantly ask whether they have authentication. There are 2 basic reasons to do this 1) So you know how it will fit you (obvs) & 2) So it is on record that you asked in case there is a discrepancy & or you’d like a refund. In the case of Vestiaire Collective or Vintage Heirloom they take the authentication issue out of your hands & guarantee it so you’re covered with them, however you do still need to ask the other questions to avoid any cock ups.
Why Melissa Shoes?
I’ve coveted Melissa ever since I noticed the sexy 1950’s glamour style of the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania collaboration. The Brazilian label that came to prominence back in 2008 with its injection moulded plastic shoes has partnered with many other high profile designers. The likes of Zaha Hadid, Karl Lagerfeld & Jason Wu. Melissa also add a divine bubblegum scent to their already tactile & beautiful shoes making them uniquely perceptive to 3 out of 5 of our senses!
My new little beauties are the result of the recent partnership with fellow Brazilian Pedro Lourenco. I can’t wait to wear them tomorrow night, although I haven’t decided on the outfit yet I have decided on my toenail colour…Is that weird? Come to think of it I often match my outfit to nail colour I want to wear instead of the other way around! Does anyone else do that?
Take a look at this post to see what I wore…
See ya, Mx