If you’ve visited M.I.S.S. before, you probably know that we are huge fans of Melissa Plastic Dreams. Famous for their partnership with Vivienne Westwood, Melissa has brought on more guest designers, brought back some oldies but goodies, and expanded its own in line product offering. In a first for Melissa, they’ve produced a collection of bedazzled shoes by J. Maskrey. The sparkly collection includes four bejeweled styles – each offered in two color ways. The crystals are Swarovski and it’s the first line of jeweled footwear Melissa has ever offered.
Melissa is continuing its partnership with Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and offering new versions of the Lady Dragon – this time, instead of big red hearts, the Lady Dragon boasts a large double bow. They are adorable (in a grown up lady sort of way)! I’m slightly partial to the bow because the styles with bows are available as heels or flats AND one of the color options is tortoise shell – I LOVE! The minute I laid eyes on them I decided that I had to have them (I think that a lot but I really meant it this time!) The VWA collection also included a new version of the Mary Jane III in glittery plastic in a rainbow assortment of colors. For those a fan of gladiator shoes, the 3-strap gladiator sandal is back in a range of eye-catching colors. One of the standouts is the VWA elevated 3-strap – a take on the ever popular covered platform toe box with 3 straps – a bit gladiator, a little Mary Jane and a dash of fetish thrown in. This sexy style is available in a gorgeous array of metallic jewel tones. Finally, the VWA collection also included the Ultragirl II ballet flat in a gorgeous matte black and some flocked versions as well.
Other amazing collaborations include more Alexander Herchovitch “Jazz’ shoes (a style called Joy) – a continuation of the ever-popular style from last season but updated in jewel-toned flocking and plastic styles. Zaha Hadid, the woman best known for her design of the Chanel Mobile Art Container, has an otherworldly style that is an exciting new take on a women’s heeled sandal. Another favorite was brought back from the archive – a style designed by none other than designer of all things, Karim Rashid. Finally, Doc Dog had a cute wedged style complete with ankle strap.
The collaborations are some of Melissa’s best products but their in-line collection has improved a great deal – it seems like they are taking heed of the benefit of working with some of the best designers out there. My favorite was the high-heeled bootie – available in flocked and plastic styles – the plastic version is THE perfect wintertime heel. It looks great AND you don’t have to worry about how the elements will wear on them!
Read the full story to see the rest of the photos.
- M.I.S.S. Vegas Review: Melissa Shoes at Project Tradeshow
- M.I.S.S. PROJECT: Melissa Shoes
- Vivienne Westwood x Melissa Shoes
- Blogger Project: Melissa Shoes
- Celebrity Style: Ankle Strap Sandals