It may seem like a far-fetched fairytale but one woman has experienced a ‘real-life Cinderella’ moment after she lost a shoe at the spring races.
Meg Landrigan, from Melbourne, had borrowed a pair of Givenchy leopard print heels from a friend for the Oaks Day in Flemington on Saturday.
Appearing live on Sunrise, the woman revealed she had placed the designer heels into her handbag after switching them for a pair of flats.
But when she arrived home, she realised she only had one shoe – and if she doesn’t find the missing heel, she will be set back $2,000 for the replacement.
Meg Landrigan (pictured), from Melbourne, has made an urgent appeal for a shoe she lost
The woman had borrowed a pair of Givenchy leopard print heels (pictured) from a friend for the Oaks Day in Flemington on Saturday
‘[I last remember seeing them] when I put them in the bag, to put the flats on to walk about 800 metres to the car,’ she recalled.
‘I don’t know [how it happened]. I popped them into a big tote at the end of the day. I popped a jacket over the top. And all I can think is it just hadn’t gone in properly.’
Ms Landrigan explained the heels have some sentimental value because they were purchased on a holiday with friends.
‘I think they’re special because a group of us had been in Mexico for a friend’s 50th and they’d been purchased in LA,’ she said.
‘And it was kind of sentimental at the end of the whole trip and my gorgeous friend loaned them to me just for Oaks Day.
‘So I feel dreadful.’
Ms Landrigan explained the heels have some sentimental value because they were purchased on a holiday with friends
After confessing to her friend about the missing shoe, she was met with a positive reaction
After confessing to her friend about the missing shoe, she was met with a positive reaction.
‘She’s been gorgeous,’ Ms Landrigan said.
‘She said to me “it’s just stuff, you haven’t lost one of my children. I’m obviously disappointed because I love them but it’s just stuff”.’
Prompting laughter from Sunrise host Samantha Armytage, her co-host David ‘Kochie’ Koch joked: ‘Did she offer one of her children instead as maybe a reward?’
Armytage interjected: ‘She’ll probably won’t let you babysit’ before Ms Landrigan responded: ‘I don’t think she’ll ever let me babysit again’.
As for the missing shoe, Ms Landrigan said she’s just ‘praying’ the cleaners haven’t thrown it into the bin.
‘My heart breaks,’ she added.
On Tuesday, she went to extreme lengths by making an urgent appeal at her work – 3AW radio station, calling for help to track down the missing shoe.