While I was in London the other week for "work" (I use that term loosely as too much fun was had for it to be considered work), I had a bit of time to do a wee bit of shopping (enter roaring laughter here). I was lucky to have one of my favorite partner's in crime, my bestie from NYC who knows how to whip in/out of stores in record time, but also pause for contemplation when faced with a very serious purchase.
Many shops were having tantalizing sales, and I was able to scoop up a final pair of Swedish Hasbeens that had been missing from my (growing) collection. But what was placed in the window for all to see? These adorable, beyond words, cute shoes for girls. As my jaw dropped looking at them, I realized that I had seen them before somewhere - ah, that's right - the Ecouterre website featured them a few weeks ago and I had said to myself "if I ever see those shoes, I'm SO getting them for Lil'Miss". Well, I didn't - not because I didn't love them, but because I was in fear of choosing the wrong style/size and hearing about it for weeks on end (Lil'Miss has become very Suri-Cruise-esque when it comes to dressing herself). There are 4 styles to choose from, and they are not your usual run-of-the-mill plastic shoes: these are made by Melissa Plastic Dreams who uses an alternative form of PVC that is recyclable, breathable and non-toxic. And oh, did we happen to mention that these mini beauties are the brainchild of Vivienne Westwood? Oh yes, that explains the price tag as well (in the UK I spotted them for 60GBP and in the US $100) which may make you pause for contemplation but once you clamp eyes, then your little girl sees them, I think you'll be hard pressed to pass on them.