Disappointed

Oh Prada! Why do you build me up baby just to let me down, and mess me around? ;)

Remember I did that post like forever ago (ok, 5 months ago) about how OBSESSED I was with the runway shoes? Yes. Good times.
Well that post wasn’t even half of it. As soon as I decided that I needed them in my clutches I drove my ass over to the Prada boutique and hunted down a sales person and practically begged her to help me out.
“Can’t I pre-order them? I can pay now! I neeeeed these shoes!”
I was a woman possessed. Like a huntress stalking my prey… I’d make these shoes my own!

It took THREE visits before someone took me seriously (weird, right? why are you saying no to a sale?) Maybe they mistook my passion as psycho-ness. Maybe because I was 5 months ahead of the ship date. Whatever.

So I pre-ordered 2 shoes a couple of weeks ago, both wedges, without seeing them in person. Going off the runway photos. This wedge in grey with a pink stripe at the bottom (!!!!!)

And a green and black striped one with a peep toe and and orange stripe at the bottom. (can’t find a photo)

My Disappointment? Well, sometimes department stores get versions of the shoes before the boutiques do. Makes NO sense but happens all the time. I saw some wedges at Nordstrom and they were less that impressive. Why? The height. The runway shoes were sky high, just how I like my shoes. Like many designers do, to the frustration of people who believe the higher the better, they lowered the shoes that were made for the masses. They look kinda dumbed down and not nearly as exciting. Miuccia has played this trick on me before.

With this shoe (circa 2008)…

That became this shoe for the masses…
Totally different right? Tisk tisk Miuccia.
Now I may be speaking prematurely, and I hope I am. I’ve only seen the runway heels in person, not the runway wedges so MAYBE they didn’t change them too much. Fingers crossed!
I will, of course let you know as soon as I get them in my greedy little hands. 

Filed under: hot shoes · prada · runway

Comments:

  • chekka cuomova May.20.2011, 4:06 pm

    I got the same disappointment about the Prada banana shoes circa 2008! I haven’t worn it since I bought it (online) because when I received it, the height turned out to be not as high as I expected :(

  • Marie Smith Apr.29.2011, 8:55 am

    I saw some wedges from the same collection in the Prada store in Milan on holiday a week or so ago and they most definitely had an inch or 5 hacked off:( …perhaps this particular style will escape the same fate xxx

    hypnotherapy training

  • Marie Smith Apr.29.2011, 8:37 am

    Did you design those Rock & Republic Alicia ankle boots? Wowza, great job! I love them Celine =) xoxo


    hypnotherapy training

  • Marie Smith Apr.29.2011, 8:35 am

    Did you design those Rock & Republic Alicia ankle boots? Wowza, great job! I love them Celine =) xoxo

    hypnotherapy training

  • imagination monk Apr.27.2011, 7:32 am

    I am so sad for you getting something you weren’t expecting when you ordered your shoes.
    The shoes are really awesome though.
    I love the sneaker bottoms.
    I am obsessed with sneakers.
    http://fortheloveofnike.com/
    I’m really enjoying your blog!
    you’re very talented!

  • Jennifer Apr.03.2011, 5:45 am

    I love the first pair of shoes so much!
    they are sneaker-esque

    check out my blog http://fortheloveofnike.com/

  • g Mar.27.2011, 4:04 pm

    Jessica Alba wore the green striped version the other day and they seemed to be pretty high

  • ande Mar.19.2011, 6:52 pm

    December Vogue featured the Prada shoes in brown leather, closed toe, with orange/brown stripe on the bottom- so fab!
    I just purchased the new Sam Edelman “lorissa” pumps in nude…to die for, you must check them out!

  • Helen Mar.17.2011, 9:49 am

    If they’ve been altered from the runway design, you should kick up a fuss and ask for your money back!

  • lalaland Mar.17.2011, 8:28 am

    I saw some wedges from the same collection in the Prada store in Milan on holiday a week or so ago and they most definitely had an inch or 5 hacked off:( …perhaps this particular style will escape the same fate xxx

  • william Mar.17.2011, 6:56 am

    I completely agree. The motivation to lower the heel makes sense, but it always kills the shoe.

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  • LoveE ♥ Mar.17.2011, 4:58 am

    Love those first pair, they’re so retro!

    http://itsthedollhousebaby.blogspot.com/
    x

  • ShoeTease Mar.17.2011, 4:28 am

    Runway to reality is almost always a sad, sad, path. I feel your pain :(

    xo ShoeTease

  • FASHION SNAG Mar.17.2011, 3:49 am

    Did you design those Rock & Republic Alicia ankle boots? Wowza, great job! I love them Celine =) xoxo

  • Tori Mar.17.2011, 3:43 am

    Boo that’s so lame!! I always say…the higher the better…who cares if half the population can’t walk in them, we can!!

  • lapetitefillechic Mar.17.2011, 2:38 am

    Ah that is so unfortunate. I saw the first picture of the Prada shoe, pretty much drooled onto my keyboard with excitement, then scrolled down and saw how much lower the heel was! The heel is still nice, but the little bit of height really does make such a difference.

    http://lepetitefillechic.blogspot.com/

  • Fashion Rehab Mar.17.2011, 2:16 am

    Totally different. I would hat it if that happened to me.

    Fashion Rehab

  • gina luv Mar.17.2011, 2:11 am

    bah! I don’t like the “new and improved” version…;(
    gina

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