Aquazzura SS15 Belgravia 75 in Black Smooth Calfskin
Please welcome my 2nd pair of Aquazzura heels! This style was actually the first pair that had caught my attention when I saw them being worn by Kate Bosworth in The Edit from Net-a-Porter December 2014. The photography was beautiful and background scenery could not have been more charming. This style appears to be also one of the brand’s most popular and I was really ecstatic to receive it last week.
However when I opened the parcel, my heart actually stopped for a second as a wave of shock and unexpected feelings washed over me. I usually like to be well prepared for everything, so when I saw the shoes in smooth calfskin, I was initially really upset. The pictures and descriptions featured on Lane Crawford where I had made the purchase were all for black SUEDE. I then contemplated for a long time as to whether or not I should keep them because I would prefer the lush suede material but then the smooth leather is more practical, less likely to show wear/dust, and I can wear them out in the rain. In the end I did decide to keep them.
I did contact Lane Crawford about the inaccuracy in their product description, but no one responded back for like 2 weeks. I was pretty appalled by the misrepresentation of their products and actually wrote about it here on my blog… Then the next day, a customer representative had contacted me… I don’t know maybe someone from the company is reading my blog here cuz I wrote “BUYERS BEWARE” lol, but in the end they were quite apologetic about the entire thing and explained that they had actually sold out the ones in black suede. They had just received new stock in for these smooth calfskin Belgravias instead and decided to ship out the new inventory without informing me. They also didn’t have time to take pictures of the new inventory or update their online items… Ok… very interesting… This would never happen in North America… Anyhow they did offer me a 30% credit back so I guess that was a generous gesture. Nonetheless, I would still be cautious of buying from them again…
The shoes are very comfy but narrow at the toe box. I would say so far with my experience, Aquazzura’s run true to size. If you have wide feet, I would recommend going half size up to accommodate for the front. I love the dustbag which is very useful and is a real bag to carry your shoes around rather than the typical felt bag. I like all the attention to detail in this pair like the gold lace tips, pineapple logo, and the stitching is really well done.
J Crew necklace
Elie Tahari leather blazer
H&M stripe shirt
Roland Mouret for Banana Republic skirt
Celebrities and other pictures:
The gorgeous Olivia Palermo, campaign for FW14 collaboration.
Model in Woman Magazine Angola January 2014
Aquazzura’s cocktail party at Hotel Le Marois in Paris, September 2014
Barneys New York – The Window featuring what their stylists wear to work
Net-a-Porter featuring Aquazzura heels in July 2013