Friday, 27 January 2017
Irregular Choice Cinderella: Faith In Dreams
Today I have Faith In Dreams, another pair of Cinderella shoes from the Irregular Choice collection to review. I do have one more after this, though I didn't keep those and then I took the opportunity when I had all five to photograph them together and compare. I took these photos last year after the collection launched, so it was quite nice to familiarise myself with them this week. Faith In Dreams (FID) along with Call Me Cinders (which I reviewed here) and Believe In Magic all came in the same fabric, which was also used as the lining for all styles in this range, along with a small portion of the sole repeating the print. It almost turns the shoes into optical illusions with the outside blending with the inside! FID are a court shoe in the typical IC cortesan shape with wide toe box and bulbous, upturned toe which comes to a point. It perhaps sounds like an oxymoron, but is a shape synonymous with IC now.
The uppers are entirely the dreamy castle print aside from wings down each side. The wings are fixed (unlike Wing Invador for example) and quilted. They are a soft peachy pink with a beautiful sheen and were what immediately drew me to this style. Another big draw are the large hearts on the toes. I can't get enough of hearts and these are padded with a digital image from the movie, trimmed with scalloped holographic material and sitting atop a large lilac satin bow. One shows the castle and the other, Cinderella in her ballgown with the Fairy Godmother beside her. There's even small red embroidered hearts on each one. They are really lovely, even if I did find the heart digs into my foot and needs tucked back out every time you put them on! Though it has it's issues, I do love the placement of it, covering most of the top of the shoe and almost sitting up onto your foot.
The heel is the standard shape for the cortesan style (measuring 3 3/4") and midway there's a gold bow ring, which so many of the Cinderella styles had. The mega cute thing on these though is, there's printed birds pulling a bow, which merges with the metal one and it looks like they are tying the ends. I love it! Further up there's more birds alongside a quote, split across the two shoes. One reads "have faith in your dreams and someday" and the other "your rainbow will come smiling through". It works well the name of the shoes and the overall style as they are just very dreamy!
As with all the other styles, the soles differ right to left, with the castle and horse and carriage and then Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother, mirroring the heart trims. Size wise I initially bought my usual (5/38) and though the shoe itself wasn't too bad, the heart really pressed into my foot and looked a bit unsightly. That whole area felt very tight, so I decided to order the size up to compare. In the end I kept the 6/39 as I really couldn't see much difference in how the shoe fitted in length, but the tightness across the foot and heart digging in was eased a bit. I still have to adjust the heart when I put them on and the scalloped edges still leave little grooves in my foot, but it's not painful. I found the whole Cinderella range very muddled in size as I've kept three different sizes (37-39) across the 4 styles which is highly unusual for me. You can find more in-depth discussion to sizing of all 5 styles I tried here on The Shoe Girl Diaries if you're seeking extra help.
What do you think of these? Next up I'll show you Gracious Dreamer, then that comparison post I spoke about.
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