The Spring Summer lookbook for Irregular Choice came out this week. I was a huge fan of irregular choice back in the day. I have about 9-10 pairs of heels and 1 pair of boots from previous collections. I have always found they had the right level of comfort mixed with style and quirk. Loved it.
However my love affair of irregular choice ended last year when I noticed something. The shoes I had bought were not of the high standards I associated with the brand. In fact the boots I had were falling apart after one or two wears. Tearing at the sides with the heel worn down. Not only that but given that the boots are gold metallic. It's impossible to get them mended. So I wrote off a letter to IC. To be told it was none of their business and good luck.
Then on the day of a funeral I tore into my local supplier for a pair of sturdy but fashionable black shoes. Having just lost a family member, I was not in the mood to be tampered with. So imagine the state of me having to bring the shoes to be repaired IN UNDER FIVE MINUTES to a local shoe repair shop ( luckly enough across the road from my supplier) as the button holding the shoe closed was faulty!!!!!!!!! Now the leather is peeling off the button.
Not to mention my general upset at the design over the past few years. It meant I stopped buying their shoes. Which for me, a shoe obsessed size eight is a nightmare. I also have a pair of heel-less black glitter shoe boots which are now cracking. Don't ask.
So I had a quick look about the lookbook hoping that my impressions would change and I could go back to buying large amounts of their shoes again. Nope. It looks nice and slick. And well it might for a campaign shot by Wildfox designer Kimberely Gordon. But can you see the actual shows? No.
You can see an upclose shot of these flipflops (V 1994 - Whaddya reckon?) and that's it. everything else is at a distance. Don't even attempt the website. It's made for children.
I will give them another go at some point. But after their customer service, the breakages and the cost of the actual shoes. I am very reluctant to do so. Maybe it's different now. But in the meantime, if anyone knows where to fix gold shoes - holler at your girl!