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M.I.S.S. VEGAS 02.09: Melissa Shoes at Project

Melissa Shoes at Project: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa Three Straps Elevated

Melissa Shoes at Project: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa Three Straps Elevated

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.

Melissa Shoes at Project: Melissa Ankle Bootie

Melissa Shoes at Project: Melissa Ankle Bootie

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!

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14 Responses to “M.I.S.S. VEGAS 02.09: Melissa Shoes at Project”

  1. ELROD says:

    hey there,

    i’m absolutely in love with your site and the shoes on this particular post…i’m practially drooling over these things… but check it out: I, like many of my amazonian sisters, have freakishly large feet. well, i don’t know if you consider 11 freakish, but i do. i figure it must be an odd thing, since designer shoes NEVER come in sizes that large…oh what is a GLAMAZON to do? oh, and may i add one more thing? if, by some crazy chance, a designer decides to promote larger shoes for larger girls [that are NOT drag queens… by the way, where do those ladies get their pumps?], by the time those cute little sparkly size 6’s get to an 11…the no longer look cute and look like they should come with a set of ski poles. i [and many other big-boned bunnies] would love you till the end of time, if you did some research and found designers who make large SEXY shoes.
    it’s rough when you have an addicton, and your drug of choice can’t be found anywhere. you’re left to settle for the crappy 2nd choice [men’s nike’s….sigh*]
    much love and respect,

  2. Kayta Hackman Kayta says:

    OH! I just died of lust.

  3. Jen says:

    where can i get these???

  4. Denia says:

    So, I think I just found my new favorite shoes?!! These are absolutely to die for. I remember when I used to sport the Melissa jellies all the time. These designer Jellies are a miraculous comeback. My mouth is so watering right now. Thank you so much for posting this!

  5. Gabriella GDK says:

    hi leanne!
    thanks for writing! the grass is always greener . . . i am a size 5.5/6 and i WISH i could fit into boys sneakers :) i’ll see if any of our writers want to take this on and find some goodies for you. :)

  6. Gabriella GDK says:

    The styles are part of the Fall/Winter 09 collection so they won’t be in stores until this summer. I’m not sure what stores will have them but their webstore is coming soon so I’m hoping we can get them online. I’ll keep you posted because I’m definitely interested in getting some myself!

  7. Ditto on absolutely loving your site! but I am on the fence myself about these shoes except for the high heeled bootie and I do agree that they would be a fabulous addition when dealing with yucky weather.

  8. Jen says:

    i found a pair in philly last night! the ultra wedge in flocked black (that means they have the fuzzy velvet like material over the plastic). they are outrageously comfortable and they run a size small (im usually 8.5 or 9 and got an 8), so Elrod, a ten might just work for you!
    also, epaulet, eluxary and tobi all have good selections online.


  9. Niesh Money says:

    i need all of the vivienne westwood ones in my life <33333

  10. Carolyn says:

    I’m going to Project in NYC in July… were you able to purchase the Melissa shoes at Project LV? I’ve never been to one of the shows before.

  11. Gabriella GDK says:

    No, I don’t think so. It’s for wholesale only so they’ll sell to you if you have a store but the stuff is delivered months later.

  12. Carolyn says:

    Rats. Thanks! I guess that’s why they call their site Melissa Plastic DREAMS. grrrr.

  13. Lisa says:

    I really want the Melissa Couture Ultra Girl Flats in Clear but I can’t find them does this site have a store

  14. Charlotte says:

    Hi, I have a pair of the 3 strap elevated and they are wonderful I have never worn such a comfortable pair of heels in my life…Since the age of 8, I have been in nothing else really appart from DMs and when I have tryed to buy heels they always made my feet hurt within the first 5 mins….But these well I can honestly say that if you have never worn heels before these are a great place to start….so I would like to say thank you too Vivian westwood and Melissa for these wonderful shoes..xx


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