Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Everything old is new again

JustFab's mid month release for June is the Jessica Paster Summer Collection. Some of it's really cute. But, a lot of it is rebadged older stuff from mid-level designers.

"Mallony" is actually identical to the Madden Girl "Mellony" from last year (see what they did there? heh). I've always loved these and would get them, but I've got my Betsey Johnson Meeva's in a similar pattern and colors. I did have them in another floral pattern and I can tell you they're pretty comfy and fit nicely. Mine were also good quality. No complaints  - I just had too many black floral shoes to justify keeping them.
Vonnie in Red

Vonnie is made with a Michael Antonio fabric. He's been using it on tons of stuff this season, so I'm assuming these are rebadged versions of his shoes. They're cute though, and Michael Antonio almost always has good quality which is a plus.


Also included in the collection are some nautical looks with new twists. Shantay and Marcela are nautical stripes in unexpected colors and shapes. I'm loving Marcela but just can't decide on the green. It's a bit bright. Okay, it's very bright. I've got one final credit available, and I'm trying to decide if these are credit worthy or not.

I gotta say though, I'm disturbed by the sheer quantity of cork in this collection. I'm thinking that JustFab and ShoeDazzle both must have found a helluva deal on faux cork this season. They've both gone into overkill and are putting the crap on everything. I don't mind a little cork here and there, but it's starting to look like desperation - "OMG! What the hell are we going to do with all this spare material!?!?!? " "Oh! I know! Add it to every shoe left in the warehouse, rename it, and release it as brand spankin' new! They'll never notice!" It's just wrong. While I'm at it, it's the same thing with the studs that ShoeDazzle seems to have bought a literal boat load of. Like a cargo ship full of - t-h-e-y -- a-r-e -- e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. Again, it's okay in bits and pieces.

As for the Jessica Paster Collection, I'm sitting on my last credit until I see some real life pics. I did spend one of my final two credits on their Cool Crops in purple, which were just restocked. It just so happened that I was desperately trying to find purple crops at the exact same time. It's kismet. ;)

They are also set to release part of the Blink Sneaker collection at some point this month. If you don't know what those are, then consider yourself lucky. What has been seen cannot be unseen. <shiver>

Happy Shopping!

1 comment:

  1. SO TRUE! And agreed about the Blink collection!