I bought these Lady Page in November or October, I can't remember. To this day, they have been my favorite purchase of all time. But it pains me to say that I no longer have them. And frankly, I'm absolutely livid as to why.
I had an awful/flaky/inconvenient/disrespectful person named Jennifer contact me awhile back in regards to strassing a pair of maroon patent Pigalle 120. My current friend Elle was looking to sell the exact same pair, in the size Jennifer Sierras wanted. However, Elle opted out of selling them and offered a pair of Miu Miu spectator pumps instead, the ones Alice eventually bought(whom I also hate, and who has blocked me on Facebook). Jennifer was thrilled about the Miu Miu, and sent me over 20 emails asking me to negotiate with Elle for them. At first, she seemed legitimate, reliable if you will. We discussed her wedding dress, if the Miu Miu would match, embellishing some accessories, and also strassing her pairs of white satin Tsar and plum patent Lady Page. The only problem: Elle would only give up the Miu Miu in exchange for the Lady Page.
The Lady Page were my pride and joy. I scored them for an unbelievable $285 and intended on strassing them first in Purple Velvet, but later in Light Siam. Seeing as Jennifer seemed like a promising client, promising to tell all of her Manhattan friends about me and saying she would ship the Tsar out soon, I gave in and sent Elle the Lady Page. I was really sad, to be honest; livid, to be completely frank.
The Lady Page were going to be show-stoppers, shoes that would rival Dita Von Teese's. However, I put my trust in someone that never followed through. Jennifer later went on to ignore most of my emails, eventually saying she had been advised against using me. So after compromising my artistic integrity, I was out my favorite pair of shoes, a client, and now had a pair of Miu Miu I really didn't want to strass. Not only did she lack the courage to email me and let me know she changed her mind, but she pressured me into ordering crystals for the Miu Miu saying that her wedding was within two weeks. In the back of my mind, I sometimes doubt Jennifer Sierras was even a real person. You and I both can now thank her for making me less trusting.
Despite all of this, I am still on a mission to get my Lady Pages. If you own a brand new pair, in sizes 36-39, I am willing to give you 75% off my services in exchange. I will also buy them off you, so name your price!