Monday, October 20, 2008

MELISSA “PLASTIC DREAMS” BY VIVIENNE WESTWOOD’S ANGLOMANIA AND ALEXANDRE HERCHCOVITCH




TRENDY CLASSICS BY BRAZILIAN LINE VAMPS IT UP FOR SPRING 2009

Words, Images Judith Ecochard and Courtesy of Harrison & Shriftman

Plastic shoes that are fashionable, affordable and destined to be the “IT” lightweight jelly type covering our peds …well that’s a tough order.

The Brazilian line MELISSA has really expanded the brand via genius collaborations with the hippest designers out there. For Spring ’09, Edson Matsuo, creative leader of Melissa - has teamed up with the timeless Vivienne Westwood (for her Anglomania line) and edgy fellow countryman Alexandre Herchcovitch to launch some of the coolest cobblers out there.

OUR PICKS:

The peep toe sky high plastic heels by Vivienne Westwood’s Anglomania are feminine and packs mod style galore. Love the shiny heart details at the toe.


There’s cute open toe flats imprinted with the crown Anglomania logo for gals that like to WALK too.

Mary Jane strapped shoes in pale blue and purple can be worn with jeans, frilly cocktail dresses, and more office-cy type attire…for the ultimate high/low ensemble












Wedge heel tomato red rain boots, lace-up sandles with kitten heels, and solid wedge sandals with wide band toe straps are all served up by Herchcovitch in a rainbow assortment of colors.
















































OVER THE TOP” Swarovski™ Crystals + MELISSA = $350 EXTRAVAGANCE!!!!!

ECO FRIENDLY:
Shoes are made of MELFLEX (a patented plastic)-that’s recycle-able and good for those with allergies.


Additionally, the 2.3 million (and counting) pairs produced each year and shipped worldwide… are made by Brazilian factory workers paid fair wages.


Practically all (99%plus) waste-water and by-products are recycled as are overstock styles.

INFO: MELISSA PLASTIC DREAMS