With the aid of my sister on her laptop and the notoriously slow to load pages at IC, I did eventually manage to secure the three pairs I wanted. I stared at them in my basket, not quite sure if I should go for all three or if I wanted other styles entirely. It took me until 10 past to put my order through, the slowest I've ever been of all these limited edition releases (usually I'm finished in 2 minutes). I spent a long time deliberating if I bought the right pairs and if they'd even fit, but by the end of the day I'd discounted the rest and was happy with my rather expensive decision. They arrived late this morning (Monday) and I have to admit to being somewhat happy that one pair were not as I expected. I rarely dislike a shoe when I see it in person, but this one just isn't what I thought, so I will be returning. However more about that later. Let's begin with the bunny heels I opted for, Fluffy Tail in pink. They also came in black, but the gold spots on them were too rich for my taste. The gold bunny heel is also available in a sequin shoe-boot, aptly named Disco Bunny, in either black or green/blue. I was really tempted with those mermaid ones, especially as the sequins can be flipped over to reveal another colour (bronze on those and silver on the black pair). Though I'm reminded of shooting a magazine cover, where we used this top with really large sequins on it. As the stylist, I spent the whole day running in and out of shot, flipping the sequins the correct way every time the model moved! Not cool! Anyway as much as I love me some sparkle, I love a bit of fluff more and Fluffy Tail come with a freaking fluffy tail!! Who doesn't want that on their shoes? I sure do, so that was the deciding factor for me.
The uppers are made from different coloured sequins (small, flat sequins as opposed to the more fish-scale like appearance of Disco Bunny) and the different colours create a large polka dot effect all across the shoe. They have a pink pleated frill trim, fasten with a buckle and remind me a little of old-fashioned school shoes. If you went to a really cool and crazy school obviously. The rounded toe and general shape are reminiscent of previous character heels, most recently Cherry Deer.
The white fluffy tail, dangles at the back top of the heel. There's a little movement, but it appears to be quite well stitched in (think I'll maybe panic the first few times I wear them that it'll fall off, though I suspect it's more secure than I realise). The black pair had a black tail which again was something I wasn't so keen on. Bunnies have light tails after all.
Then the heels are mirror gold, exactly the same shape as the original Flopsy. They have an almost wedge like shape, measuring around 4 1/2" (the shoe has a 3/4" concealed platform). The bunnies have gold metallic ribbons around their necks (my originals have spotty bows).
Size wise, I opted for the bigger size because almost all of my other character heels are a size larger (and I went into panic mode on the day worrying my usual size wouldn't fit). I'm glad I did in this case. They are naturally a little stiff when you first put them on, but I felt they were a good fit for me (not too big or too small). I know a 5/38 is usually 24.5cm and I think it increases by 5 or 6mm for a 6/39, so that would be around 25cm. I found these come in at just under 25cm, so are a good fit for someone like me who can be between sizes. So I think your usual size will be snug but possibly stretch enough to accommodate, if you are a half-size. If you have quite small feet, you'll probably be fine in your regular size. Next up, we have the unicorn heels. All three styles named Trixy were similar, just different colours. I'd initially set out to get the peach, then I fell for the black and afterwards that turned to envy for the turquoise! The turquoise are very much my type of colour, but I talked myself out of it afterwards as I felt the darker colour of the bow didn't fit in so well with the rest of the shoe and heel. The black shocked me on the day because I hadn't been expecting so much cream in the floral pattern. They seemed really cream in the promo shot.
In real life mine are quite cream too. I like it though. The black bow on the toe is made from glitter (that big ass, hard scratchy kind) and I love that little split with peaks at the front, it's really cute.
Again the heel is exactly like my original unicorns, but in gold. They measure around 4 3/4" and there's a small concealed platform of around 3/4".
Despite me thinking the bunnies looked quite large when I deboxed them and the unicorns quite small, they are the opposite on the feet. I find these a tad too large (again I sized up) and I'm wondering if with wear, they will stretch further and really be too big. They measure just over 25cm, so are true to size for a 6/39. I suppose they look most like the unicorn heeled Eternal Friend and I had a 5/38 in them as the 6/39 gaped (though the 5 are very snug). So I probably could've gotten away with my usual size. I'll have to try them on properly and see if it might become a problem and therefore exchange them if it is (I only quickly put one foot with the bunny on the other). Here's a heel comparison with the bunny.
My other Trixy pair are the peachy ones. From the promotional images I was expecting a soft peach and considering I don't have anything like this in my collection already, I was quite taken with them. They were the last pair I opened this morning and as soon as I saw a flash of them, I knew they weren't for me. I was shocked actually, the issue being the colour. They are neon. I'm not kidding, it's really bright. Not the soft colour I was expecting. When I began taking photos, I was getting rather peeved that on the screen and through the viewer, the colour wasn't coming across bright at all. However once I uploaded them, I was pleased to see it did come across. They call them 'coral' and I find them to be a true coral. I think my images lean more orangey (missing that pink element) but if anything they are brighter in real life than in these photos.
They have the same floral pattern in cream and gold and exactly the same shape. The glitter bow is adorable. I really love it on this one, as it's multi-coloured up close but from afar comes across as a taupey-gold.
The heel is exactly the same and although I didn't try these on, I'd expect them to fit the same as the black pair. All of the shoes have the same griffin sole (which I forgot to photograph) and I've said before, I really love the inside (holographic snakeskin with 'quilted' velvet).
It's not that I completely dislike the colour, it's just nothing like I was expecting and I know I'd find it difficult to style with my wardrobe. I also thought the bow was a big sparkly brooch thing initially (the promo shot was a side view), which was funny when I realised it wasn't. The colour of this and the pink bunnies initially looked similar-ish (they were both pale, though one was definitely pink and one peach), so I've compared them here to hopefully illustrate again how bright the coral really is and how completely unlike they are.
If I'm truthful I'm relieved that I'm returning one pair because I probably don't need both and this helped me make my mind up. Plus it's a lot of money when you buy three pairs (all styles are £125 each) and I've already got my eye on a pair of boots instead! I found it really hard to make decisions with this collection. Usually I know the colour/style I like most, but I was genuinely torn with all seven because the collection was that good. That's coming from someone who didn't think a gold heel would appeal! What do you think, do you like them did you get any?