The first item on the list of rare items I would rather enjoy talking about are the Vans Wellesley Hiker Boots. Before I was able to acquire these lovely shoes I had always had an eye out for them. It wasn’t so much the fact that they were shoes (because lets face it… I am obsessed with shoes), but because of how they were portrayed in Breaking Dawn part 1.
I know that must sound a little odd, but for some reason, the outfit Bella wore in the scene where she was practicing in her Manolo Blahnik wedding heels just seemed to come together in such a different way when she slid them back on. It really transformed the outfit, bringing it from a bit too clean and neat for Bella to girlie with a tiny bit of rough around the edges (which is what I adore most about Bella’s wardrobe).
Actually sliding your feet into these shoes isn’t as difficult as it may seem (Kristen Stewart did a great job of demonstrating this in the movie.) The laces are easy to loosen, and true to a boot design, you don’t necessarily have to lace them all the way up.
The actual support of the shoe is not the greatest. Some people may find they need to add inserts. Sizing however is spot on and true to size!
The color is actually very interesting to behold in person. Where you can easily say it is brown, the color goes much deeper than that. It is a cool reddish-brown, with slight undertones of blue, making the color come off as a cool burgundy color in certain lighting.
The cream-colored stitching and bottom of the shoes and the red and burgundy from the laces complement this complex melody of colors, and ties it all in.
These skater shoes still live up to their reputation of being hard to find. Ebay is a great place to look. Even though they hardly pop up, vans offer great alternatives as well. Other great places to check are Bella Swan clothing Facebook pages. A lot of collectors post what they are selling so they don’t have to deal with eBay!
That’s it for now! Happy hunting!
When MTV released the unforgettable Breaking Dawn 1 official teaser trailer, about 3 things stuck out to me. One, Bella Swan and Edward Cullen’s wedding invitation (I told my self I would definitely be recreating them for no reason at some point), two, the cut of the top of Bella Swan’s wedding dress (as a Bella Swan impersonator and cosplayer, every detail counts, and no matter how small the clues were, I grasped on to every bit of them) and three, Bella Swan’s heirloom bridal comb.
Seeing the hair piece, I KNEW it would be out in stores before the movie would be out in the cinemas. There was no way NECA (the licensed collectables company that produces prop replica jewelry for the Twilight Saga, among other things) would pass up this incredible opportunity. What twi-girl WOULDN’T want that comb?
A couple of months later, Necca did in fact release the comb in stores as well as online. At the time, I myself was unsure of whether or not I wanted to purchase it right away. In the end, I was obligated, being hired to work a Breaking Dawn wedding event for Fandango, but that’s another story for another time.
I was very impressed by the quality of the comb, and thought it a nice touch to add the blue velvet box. After seeing the movie, I couldn’t help but to think how Summit acquired THEIR comb. There could have been so many possibilities.
The answer lies with The Gilded Lilly, a jewelry store known for their pearls and unique styles, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.The Gilded Lilly was commissioned by Summit Entertainment to create the bridal comb, and actually worked with studio representatives. To read more about it, click here!
So now I’m sure you are all wondering if we can buy it. I’m pleased to say that the Gilded Lilly has made it possible to buy THE EXACT style used in the movie made with all of the same materials. Though the store offers different versions of the bridal comb from $29.99 – $36,000.00, the one used in the film goes for $399.00, and is called Bella’s Bridal Comb – Heirloom Edition. You can check it out here!
To check out more beautiful creations by The Gilded Lilly, Check out their website!
Finally, after all the anticipation, guessing, and the occasional trying to find leaked photos, we have seen Bella’s wedding dress! Great news to all us twilight fans out there, the dress has finally been released and is now being sold to the public!
The original dress worn by Kristen Stewart was designed by Carolina Herrera, and would retail around $ 35,000 – LUCKILY, Alfred Angelo released a replica of the dress for $ 800.00.
To see the replica worn and modeled, and to hear more about the dress, click here to watch the video!
Moving on to the very beautiful shoes. Bella Swan was seen wearing the most elegant pair of white satin pumps. Alice had really outdone herself with these.
Costing more than replica gown, these replicated, swan embellished Satin pump Manola Blahnik shoes cost $1,295.00.
PLEASE NOTE! – Thank you to Maria, the shoes are said to run a half size too small!
Happy Wedding Shopping!