An Ode To Vivienne.
I’ve wanted these shoes for longer than I can remember, I’ve loved them from afar, from up close, but heart breakingly, never from my own wardrobe.
I lusted over them, standing woefully outside the Melissa store, wimpering over the sweet bubblegum scent and wishing the winged beauties would flutter into my life.
When they were released I was a poor, unemployed 16yr high school student, and in no way in a position to buy amazingly ridiculous shoes for $400.
I was flat out affording a dress at Sportsgirl full price (let’s be fair, I still shudder at paying full price at Sportsgirl) , let alone the loves of my life.
After seeing a customer come into my work recently with a pair of fire engine red ones, my love was resparked, I needed them in my life, and I would die without them.
I trawled the internet, ebay, private sellers, anything I could find, to no avail.
It seems as if once someone had a pair of these beauties they refused to part with them, understandably, once I had them there was no way I was letting these go.
After weeks of nothing except a few lookalikes from Russia and a handful of close contenders, my babies appeared. My size, in the grey marle and from a reputable private seller from the UK, and for 90 pounds (about $180) with shipping, it was a dream come true.
Top: Dotti – $19.95
Skirt: Thrifted from Savers – $4
Bag: Thrifted from Savers – $15
Shoes: Vivienne Westwood X Melissa – $180
Circular Moonstone Ring: Random jewellery store in Sorrento, Melbourne – $30
Quad Moonstone Ring: Tree of Life – $72
Rose Ring: Retrostar Vintage, Melbourne – $3
Headband: Colette – $9.95
Photographs by: Watson.