Long time, no speak! However, I'm reviewing White Rabbit, my final Irregular Choice Alice shoes for you tonight. Firstly I want to apologise for the lack of blogging lately. I've been spreading myself a little thin this past month and something had to give. So I concentrated on TSGD and PHP got ignored, sorry! With this post, I've now shown you all of my Alice shoes in both reviews and on the foot, so I'll do a mega link at the bottom of the post if you've missed any.
White Rabbit were a style I'd seen early on, albeit partially. I kept finding new photos, revealing a little bit more (!) until I'd seen the whole shoe. I was intrigued by them straight away, but there was a little uncertainty too. I'll be honest and say I wasn't totally convinced. I loved the pale pink colour, the sequins, the lace frill, but the heel together with the shoe and the fringing at the front, were the bits I wasn't so sure about. On the day of the launch, it was revealed they also came in black, but there was something about the pink that still fascinated me, so I ordered those. When they arrived, I was blown away by how amazing they were. Truly, they shot up to (maybe) my favourite of all 5 pairs I bought (and you know how much I love All Mad Here). My Mum wondered why I was ordering them in the first place, as she thought they were ugly, but likewise, she completely changed her opinion when she saw them. She thinks they are beautiful and are definitely her favourite of the bunch.
The shoe itself is high sided and mainly covered in peachy pink sequins. They are attached in such a way that they can be flipped over, if you wish. I believe the black pair are silver on the back, these are just matte peach, so I much prefer the shiny side up. They are more peach than pink in reality, but come across quite pink in photos. There's a yellow and green flash in the light too which you can see in some of my images. They feel very mermaidy as there's so much texture in the way the sequins sit. The shoe is trimmed with pink metallic material at the back of your heel and on the fringe down the front. This is super pretty as it's pearly, but with a high glossy finish over the top. As you can see at the back, there's little hearts punched out and a zig-zag edge. The upper edge of the shoe is trimmed in white broderie anglaise, which is gathered in a pleated fashion. I squeal every time I look at this, as it sticks out from the shoe, it's so cute.
The fringed tongue, down the centre front has red embroidered hearts on it (a large central one and a smaller one on each side) and each 'fringe' has a heart cut out of the tip like the heel section. The top part sits upwards from the foot, higher than the vamp. The fringe splays out over the toe. Now because of the high sided style and lack of visible fastening, I figured I'd need to size up. The opening to get your foot in, does look rather small doesn't it? I am so pleased I did, this style is definitely a full size small. I can just ease my foot down and once in, my toes touch the tip (not in a sore way) of the shoe. There is however, a small section of gold sparkly elastic underneath the fringed tongue. It's nifty and much needed with this shoe shape, I'm so glad they had the foresight to put it in. I have to say though, I really love the feeling when I'm wearing these, they hug your feet, it's comforting! They are probably the comfiest or at least, best fitting for my foot of all the styles I tried.
Around the lower front of the shoe is deep bronze glitter with a scalloped edge and even on this section, there are heart cut outs with the pink metallic material peeping through. There's a 1" concealed platform on the shoe. At the back of your heel there's a large fluffy bunny tail in white. It's considerably larger than the tail we saw recently on Bunnie Love and Hop Along or Izzy Bear from last winter. It's not long haired like the one on the gold bunny heeled Fluffy Tail. The shoe already has a lot going on, but I swear I'll never turn down a fluffy pom pom, it's the perfect addition, I love it.
Then we come to the heel, the White Rabbit itself, which was also available on the I'm Late, I'm Late style in this range. It's a chunky shape, 5" high and heavy like the teapot/teacup on One Lump Or Two? and All Mad Here. I've tried to decipher if one is heavier than the other (suffice to say I'd never win a game of 'guess the weight...'), but I feel the bunny might be a little lighter (though the solid platform on those other styles add weight compared to the concealed one on this). The Alice character heel on Tea With Alice and Flowers Can't Talk is much lighter, lower and slimmer, plus neither of those styles had platforms. The rabbit is dressed in pale blue trousers, a red jacket with yellow trim and purple painted bow. He doesn't really stick out the back of the shoe, he's in line, underneath the sole. His bent arms do ever so slightly stick out the sides, but not enough that I've noticed it being an issue when walking. He carries the giant pocket-watch (time 12.25) and there's no right and left heel, both face the same way. His own bunny tail is sticking out of the back of his trousers and is not only painted white, but carved to look fluffy. His head holds up the shoe with his ears sitting backwards under the sole. As with all Irregular Choice character heels, no detail is neglected because of where it's situated. If you detached the heel from the rest of the shoe, it would be a complete rabbit figure, with a flat head of course! As you'd expect, he's a little slimmer at the head and feet, with the heel expanding around the middle section. In saying that, there's still a good steady base for the heel tip (his two feet side by side). His face is full of character, with his open mouth, raised eyebrows and glasses perched perilously on the edge of his nose. You really do feel he's late, he's late, for a very important date!
As with all the styles in the Alice range the inners feature the same multi character printed fabric. The soles on these are different to each other, though are both of the White Rabbit in different scenes from the movie. The main image is situated on the flat part of the sole and tapers off into the multi print from instep to heel.
Like I said at the beginning, they are seriously impressive. There's so many different aspects I love on them and such attention to detail. I can definitely see me wearing them a lot. I hope you've enjoyed these reviews and a closer look at the details on all of the shoes. I love sharing these bits that you'd perhaps miss when looking at stock photos. I also want to add that once more I continue to be amazed by the concepts Dan Sullivan conceives. After all these years and all the shoes I've seen or owned, I'm still excited, engaged and impressed by what they offer, when I could so easily become jaded. That's why I'll always love Irregular Choice, the ideas never get stagnant, there's constant stimulation. What do you think of these bunny heels and can you pick a favourite from the 5 styles I bought? Links to all previous posts below.
Wearing White Rabbit on The Shoe Girl Diaries
Wearing One Lump Or Two? on The Shoe Girl Diaries
Wearing All Mad Here on The Shoe Girl Diaries
One Lump Or Two? and All Mad Here review
Wearing Tea With Alice on The Shoe Girl Diaries
Tea With Alice review
Wearing Flowers Can't Talk on The Shoe Girl Diaries
Flowers Can't Talk review
Irregular Choice Alice In Wonderland stockist information.
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