From the previews, I had expected to like these 'fascinator' heels in black or ivory. Looking at the online product images though they just came across as looking a little too cheap. I like the shape and I like the t-bar detail but the materials don't do them justice and this pair look like they'd belong in the regular line because of that and I wouldn't shell out £39.99 for them.
This next style, I don't really have anything bad to say about them...or good. They're just an ok shoe. Strappy with a mix of suede and leather but nothing to write home about.
I saved the best til last though. What about these wedges? This is what I want to see from a design school collaboration, something new and innovative and exciting. Something a little different from what you'd normally expect to see in New Look but still in keeping with their 'look'. I seem to be alone in my thinking though after a nosey at what people were saying about these on Facebook, out of 70 comments, maybe only 3 or 4 actually like them. 'Ugly' and 'Gaga' seemed to be the most popular phrases (and not Lady Gaga in a good way apparently), but there were also murmurs of horrible, hideous, awful, unfortunate, vile, nasty, gross, freaky, horrific and some that made me laugh...
Excuse the direct quotes in 'down with the kids/facebook talk, wassuuup people'!
"Yeh nice.. if you want to look like you're wearing noddy's car on you feet!" btw, I like Noddys car-always super shiny and isn't it red anyway?
"HORRIBLEEEE WHAT U TRYNA DOOO WALK LIKE A FRIGIN LOSER OR LADY GAGA" Whatevs, na na naaaaa!
"that's pretty...awful. Only gaga could dare walk in this" You've never seen my blog then!
"U-G-L-Y, that pair of shoes has no alibi, its UGLY" I thought my sister, Mum and I were the only ones still immature enough to sing that song! And now it's going to be in my head all day!
"nasty unless ur a humpa lumpa" what the hell? Does she mean an oompa loompa? And fyi, they're orange not yellow!
"UGLY new look is meant to be fashionable not gwenny" I have no idea what 'gwenny' means? Gwen Stefani? Gwyneth Paltrow?
"I would prefer to wear croc's" Surely nottt!!
"There like brats doll shoes!" It's 'they're' and 'Bratz' with a Z and thank God, I love Bratz shoes!
So I immediately purchased the yellow wedges online (before I'd seen the comments and it wouldn't have changed my opinion any)! They're £49.99 but I used a 20% off code (NLVCTWJ) and delivery was free (I bought a dress I've had my eye on for a while too). I just hope they fit! The heel is apparently 7.3"-haha, insane! I've been getting a different perspective with me 'walking' when shopping recently rather than taking the wheelchair and I never realised how tall I was! I'm towering above everyone and can reach everything! In my family I'm classed as a giant, even taller than the men, but then it's because I'm always in heels. I've always had really tall friends though, so at 5 ft 5 1/2" I've felt really short beside them. Anyhow, I couldn't give a rats arse about how ugly people think these shoes are-even I would agree they're not "pretty" shoes, but a statement pair. I'm keen to know what you think though, U G L Y, they ain't got no alibi, they ugly, hey, hey?