These are the shoes that are currently sitting right at the very top of my “I want” list. They’re the famous Lady Dragon shoes from the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania/Melissa collaboration, and although I had my heart set on the nude/black combo, I wouldn’t say no to these ones, either, IF THEY WERE IN MY SIZE. Which they’re not. They’re also around £20 more expensive than they were when they were originally released last year, which is just the latest in a long saga concerning me and these shoes.
These, you see, are The Ones That Got Away. I managed to resist buying them when they were first released, telling myself that they were plastic, and what would I do with a pair of plastic shoes, really? But then time went by, and I thought, what WOULDN’T I do? And who knew plastic could be so. damn. pretty?
Anyway, I resisted, and then, of course, they sold out. Then they started appearing on eBay for £200 each. Which was around about the time I developed the Shoeperwoman Motto, which is:
“When you see shoes you love, in your size: BUY THEM. No, seriously: BUY THEM.”
Feel free to borrow this motto any time you like. You’re welcome.
The point of this post, however, wasn’t to whine about my lack of Lady Dragon shoes. (Well, it kind of was, but, you know.) No, the point was to inform you that they’re now back in stock at Coggles, although only in the blue/red shown above, and only in sizes 7 and 8 (UK). Naturally, I’m a size 4.
You know how it goes, though, folks: if the shoe fits, buy it – you can get them here.
Currently out of stock, but might be worth contacting them since they may not be in yet:
oh, thanks for the link! I’ve asked them to email me when the peach ones are in stock!
No problem. I’m eyeing up the green pair!
Do you think these will ever be available in Australia?
They are available in Australia. I placed my order over a month ago (I had to pre-order) from frockoholics.com.
Some stores do stock them but they’re in limited supply. I went to a boutique near where I live and she had lots of pairs in all the different colour ways but has since sold out in almost all colours and sizes. I think I remember her saying she’s getting another order in in August. Not quite sure.
Mine will be arriving at the beginning of next week 😀
I got the pearl and red ones 🙂
Some of the Vivenne Westwood Melissa shoes are adorable despite being made of plastic. These have to be my favourite.
Love these too! I have them in pearl with the read hearts – Amazing!
btw I got these from NY and they have a bunch in stock if you want to check it out… http://www.meilily.com/2009/04/melissa-vivienne-westwood-lady-dragon-back-in-stock-epaulet/
They ship internationally!
i got one… pearly white and red. Soooo cute!
I’m Brazilian and Melissa shoes are really really easy to buy here, and, even if they are made of plastic…
they are so. damn. comfortable.
I have lots and lots and lots of Melissa shoes, and some of them are my favorite, like the Harajuku( http://www.plasticmania.com.br/images/spt/melissa/secretgardens/harajuku/melissa-secret-gardens-harajuku-preto.gif), Ashia (http://modamodamoda.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/melissa-ashia.jpg), night (http://images.quebarato.com.br/photos/big/C/2/CF9C2_1.jpg) and – obviously – the Anglomania collection, specially the mary janes (http://www.plasticmania.com.br/images/spt/melissa/secretgardens/vw-maryjane2/vivienne-westwood-anglomania-maryjane2-preto.gif).
Hi, Just wanted to let everyone in, on a heads up……….asos.com are getting these in tomorrow! If you check last months asos mag it says they are due to arrive on the 25th of May! So fingers crossed they will!
One of my close friends has the black/nude ones… they’re also scented, aren’t they?;) Love them.
I know this post is ancient, but I have to say that I love these shoes! They’re so cute!