Review: Vivienne Westwood Melissa Ultra Girl Ribbon Black Shoes

I’ve had an (almost) lifelong Vivienne Westwood obsession, stemming first from her historical association with the Sex Pistols then morphing into a pure love for her designs. I’m lucky enough to own a few pieces of Vivienne Westwood jewellery, but have never owned any clothes or shoes of her design…until now! Introducing… the Vivienne Westwood Melissa Ultra Girl Ribbon Black Shoes!

On Thursday, after I’d finished my second year of university, I had a small breakdown and decided to buy a pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes that I’d been lusting after for a LONG time. I was on a complete retail high for about a day afterwards, and knew I had to share them with you as soon as they arrived – which was today!

Vivienne Westwood Shoe Box

When the doorbell rang, I literally ran down the stairs and physically squealed – yes, seriously – when I started to open the bag. I couldn’t quite believe that I’d bought them, and when they arrived it all started to seem very real…

Vivienne Westwood Melissa Shoes

Vivienne Westwood Melissa Shoes Bow

They are pure beauty in a shoe! As you’ll be able to tell, the shoes are made from a special kind of rubber – one of the softest yet sturdiest kinds I’ve ever  come across. The bow is kind of marbled and multi-coloured, and the peep toe at the end is just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Yes, I am aware of how much I’m gushing! The material also smells of bubblegum, which to me is the perfect finishing touch.

As soon as a slipped them on, I was stunned by how comfortable they are. I know for the price, £85, you’d expect them to be, but they seriously are heavenly. There is also the tiniest pad at the heel which gives your foot a little extra support. The rubber doesn’t feel hot or sticky, and because its so flexible your feet don’t feel constricted.

I know they come with a price tag, but I would seriously recommend these shoes to anyone. Without a doubt one of the best purchases I’ve made all year, and most definitely my new addiction!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. May 16, 2011 / 6:14 pm

    You’re so flaming lucky! I’ve always wanted anything by Vivienne Westwood! When I went to London, I saw these amazing sky blue shoes like this with a plastic heart on the front!
    Lucky, lucky girl!

    • May 16, 2011 / 7:12 pm

      I do feel super lucky 🙂 and I know the ones you mean! They’re gorgeous xx

  2. Lizzie
    May 16, 2011 / 6:28 pm

    well that certainly is heaven in the form of a shoe. Lush <3

    • May 16, 2011 / 7:12 pm

      Hehe 😀 totally!! x

  3. May 16, 2011 / 6:59 pm

    I’ve been planning on buying some of these beauties when I start work in September. I think they’ll be perfect for wearing with my suit on the Tube & then slipping into my bag when I pop my heels on!

    Thanks for the insight!

    Elspeth xxx

    • May 16, 2011 / 7:12 pm

      Oo they will be perfect! They are just so comfy too, you wouldn’t regret it 🙂 xx

  4. May 16, 2011 / 8:09 pm

    I’ve seen the blue one with the heart aswell, i love them ! But it was love at first sight when i saw this kind of orange wallet with the beautiful logo on it <3 I saw it in Bluewater (this big shopping center in Kent) and i'm so saving to get it !! I discovered Vivienne Westwood in the manga Nana which is one of my favourite !!!

    Your shoes are gorgeous, i'm sure it suits you perfectly =)

    • May 17, 2011 / 10:28 am

      Ooo lovely! And thank you very much 🙂 Vivienne Westwood is my absolute designer obsession, I’m not particularly fussed about others! x

  5. Petra
    May 16, 2011 / 9:18 pm

    They are so cute! I didn’t think they look very comfortable until you said they’re made of rubber. I love the ribbon, you can pull so many colors from it. So worth the cash. Shoes always make me feel great!

    • May 17, 2011 / 10:28 am

      Ahh thank you! It’s hard to describe just how comfortable they are – I love them 😀 xx

  6. May 16, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    Cute shoes, great that they are comfortable because often ballerina shoes can hurt in the back of your feet :/ They look lovely on you! 🙂

    • May 17, 2011 / 10:29 am

      Ahh I hate it when that happens, that always seems to be a problem for me. Thanks Lisa 😀 x

  7. Kait
    May 17, 2011 / 12:11 am

    Those are so adorable! And they’re made of rubber- i think im in love!

    • May 17, 2011 / 10:29 am

      😀 thank you!! x

  8. Sofie
    May 17, 2011 / 10:54 am

    Wow, they’re amazing! I’m so jealous right now! 😉

    • May 17, 2011 / 11:04 am

      Hehe aww 🙂 thanks xx

  9. May 17, 2011 / 10:56 pm

    The shoes are cute! Are they confortable? =) xxxx

    • May 18, 2011 / 4:13 pm

      They are SO comfy it’s crazy, I adore them 🙂 xxx

  10. May 26, 2011 / 9:07 pm

    Chyaz i just wanted to say hi and ask a few questions! Could you do a tutorial for make up on the beach? Tht wld mean the world to me!!! Thx!!!

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