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melissa + pedro lourenco shoes

My first pair of Melissa shoes have just arrived from Vestiaire Collective, in positively pristine condition & including the dust bag. This is the way to buy second hand people! In case you’re not familiar with this type of designer shopping on a budget here are a couple of tips to follow. Always remember to ask the seller the precise condition of the item & whether it is true to size, if they’re unsure of the size get measurements & check against something of your own. Finally & most importantly ask whether they have authentication. There are 2 basic reasons to do this 1) So you know how it will fit you (obvs) & 2) So it is on record that you asked in case there is a discrepancy & or you’d like a refund. In the case of Vestiaire Collective or Vintage Heirloom they take the authentication issue out of your hands & guarantee it so you’re covered with them, however you do still need to ask the other questions to avoid any cock ups.

melissa + pedro lourenco shoes

melissa + pedro lourenco shoes

Why Melissa Shoes?

I’ve coveted Melissa ever since I noticed the sexy 1950’s glamour style of the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania collaboration. The Brazilian label that came to prominence back in 2008 with its injection moulded plastic shoes has partnered with many other high profile designers. The likes of Zaha Hadid, Karl Lagerfeld & Jason Wu. Melissa also add a divine bubblegum scent to their already tactile & beautiful shoes making them uniquely perceptive to 3 out of 5 of our senses!
My new little beauties are the result of the recent partnership with fellow Brazilian Pedro Lourenco. I can’t wait to wear them tomorrow night, although I haven’t decided on the outfit yet I have decided on my toenail colour…Is that weird? Come to think of it I often match my outfit to nail colour I want to wear instead of the other way around! Does anyone else do that?
Take a look at this post to see what I wore…

melissa + pedro lourenco shoes

melissa + pedro lourenco shoes

See ya, Mx

  • Comments ( 6 )

  • avatar
    Vintage Heirloom

    Thanks for the mention – glad our website helped with your search for vintage and preloved – loved the shoes!

  • avatar
    lc@goffs.herts.sch.uk

    Interesting colour! and very sexy ankle strap! Can’t wait to see the rest of your outfit and your varnish in a photo shoot. Lisa 🙂

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Lisa, I think the nude colour will work with a lot. x

  • avatar
    keit

    Wow,these are second hand? You’re messing with me! Teach me master! 😀
    I love the color and design, they are sexy as hell, can’t wait to see them in an outfit post!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hahaha yes Keit I kid you not they are indeed second hand, albeit unworn second hand, they even still have the yummy bubblegum scent! Gotta love a bargain hey?

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