If you know me (or backtrack this blog) you know there's something I love above Star Wars... above all else. Alice in Wonderland. I nearly peed when I read there was going to be and IC/Disney collab. So this time I was prepared, alarm set for 15 minutes before they went on sale... laptop, phone AND tablet set up to refresh the page... and oh my was it necessary! Within seconds of the collection going live the webpage had crashed hard but I persevered and finally got a pair of the beautiful shoes into my cart. Paypal rinsed (not gonna lie, they're expensive) and I was beyond excited.
I watched as the rest of the lovely shoes quickly went from available to sold out, again within the hour and cursed not being able to buy more. I really loved these 'Flowers Can't Talk' and 'Cheshire Cat' heels but money talks, and my money says "DENIED!".
|Flowers Can't Talk|
A few days waiting patiently by the door like a puppy and.... taaa daaah! THEY'RE HERE! So without further ado, here's my unboxing of... IC's 'Card Soldiers' flats!
Out of the postal cardboard box popped this beauty, it looks like a book! Completely adorable, this is one shoe-box I'll be keeping. Classic Disney images all over and a trad blue and white Alice colourway, I heart the IC design team.
Oh maaaan, even the tissue paper is pretty...
I couldn't love them any more if I tried. They are perfect. Two colour geo embroidery on the sides (yellow on one side and teal on the other) with metallic threads, a glitter encrusted low heel, Alice print on the sole and the shoe lining. Best of all - The Mad Hatter (fave character) and The White Rabbit doing tea and being late things on the sole and on the toes, inside a playing card soldier from The Queen of Hearts' royal guard. I LOVE THEM.
Irregular Choice have always spoken to me, incredible craftmanship and attention to detail, and I've always loved that as a brand they've put as much effort into making super special flats as they do heels. But these really take the (unbirthday) cake. I simultaneously want to wear them everywhere, and am too afraid of hurting them because they are so beautiful.
If I could have designed a pair myself to add to the collection? I think I'd have gone with The Walrus and The Carpenter, the little Oysters with their pearly faces could have been cute.
Did you snag a pair from the Wonderland collection? What would you like to have seen on a Wonderland shoe?