So, I ordered the Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon shoes.
And the very next day, I sent them right back. I know, I still can’t quite believe it either. But quite apart from the fact that after my last little shopping excursion I’d vowed to buy no more shoes for the foreseeable future:
a) They were too big for me. (The size down was out of stock, and I could tell it would’ve been too small, anyway. Woe!)
b) In real life, the “peach” colour, which I’d hoped would be not too far off “nude”, was a lot more orangey than I was expecting it to be: it hasn’t really shown up properly in my photos either, but it was much more lurid than it looks here, and it made my feet look a really odd colour next to it.
Now, I could have exchanged them for a different colour (I really like the baby blue, for instance), but for once in my life I decided to do the sensible thing and just send them back. One thing I will say, though: I ordered the shoes from My-Wardrobe and was really impressed with the service. I placed my order on Friday morning and the shoes were with me early on Monday, having been trackable all the way. When I had to return them, they were also collected from my door free of charge, so there was no trip to the post office – always a bonus. (I hate the post office with a fiery passion).
There are a couple more photos under the jump: I’m still gutted these didn’t work out – I still love the shape of them, and although I wasn’t sold on the plastic (it stunk to high heaven, and Shoeperman thought it looked very cheap and a bit cartoonish), if Anglomania were to ever make a version of these in leather, say, I’d be ALL OVER THEM…
This picture gives you a slightly better idea of the colour, although it’s still not 100% right. As you can see, they were too big for me anyway, unfortunately.
My-Wardrobe have a fabulous, free luxury packaging option, which makes you feel like you’re getting a gift. Even although you’re totally not.
These are starting to sell out again in a lot of the sizes, but if you want to try your luck, you’ll find them here.