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Gifts: A Valentine's Day present to send Mommy and Me head over heels

February 12, 2011 |  8:01 am

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa Lady Dragon - Red Heart Gold (2) 
Proceed with caution: The adorable factor here may spark a hug-and-kiss trampling of sorts.

These rubber jelly heels designed by our fashion heroine Vivienne Westwood in collaboration with Brazilian shoe brand Melissa are only for the young and young at heart. Signs that she's a fit include having a quirky-cool sense of style, a love of plastic toys, an uncanny resemblance to Barbie, and/or an inclination to make these her practical rainy-day shoes. Seriously, footwear infused with a signature bubble gum scent must be taken extremely lightly.

Vivienne-Westwood-Anglomani And listen up, Dad! There are matching tokens of your affection for that kitschy mom's mini-me. (For Mom, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa Lady Dragon Love Heart slingback jelly heel, $185, at, and for the girl in your life, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Mini Melissa Heart jelly flats, $99, at Saks Fifth Avenue.)

Please note that non-moms with that same off-the-beaten-fashion-path sensibility are also highly likely to fall for these heels. As are nieces and cousins and aunts and friends.

-- Ingrid Schmidt

Photo credit: Melissa

We're giving you Valentine's Day inspirations all week. Sunday, we wrap it up: To have and to hold