Saturday, 1 May 2010
SHOES - Cinderella Me, The Shoe Saviour
This week I gave the service offered by Cinderella Me a try. It's a designer shoe hire website giving those who aren't in the market to spend £500 on a pair of designer heels the chance to wear the likes of Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin and Gucci from just £40 for a week's hire. Don't weep as you watch Carrie Bradshaw and the SATC2 girls flaunt their gorgeous stilettos this May, simply get some for your self...
Every pair of shoes provided is genuine with a unique Cinderella Me tamper-proof hologram and so you know you are getting shoes in good nick, no pair of Shoes is hired more than eight times. After each wear the shoes goes through a rigorous process of cleaning, hygiene and quality control before they are despatched to someone else.
Even actress Keira Knightly admits that "I haven't bought any (shoes) in quite a while. Now I just rent them for the day.”
I chose to get sent a pair of Alexander McQueen heels, super-high peep toes with a shocking pink heel and sole. The canyon python skin gives the shoe a fabulous texture... I love! The box arrived at my work address carefully packaged with tissue paper and a McQueen dust bag.
When I got them home I tried them on and walked around the house in them for a bit. My oh my they are high! The skinny heel is not quite what I'm used to and I don't know if I'd be confident wearing them for a great length of time... these are shoes for a meal and drinks, not drinks and dancing.
All in all I think this service definitely offers women an opportunity to wear something they might never otherwise be able to wear. For a wedding, anniversary or special occasion it's the ideal option for making a statement without putting a nasty dent in the bank balance. And what girl doesn't love shoes?
See all the styles and designers at Cinderella-me.co.uk - which pair would you pick?