Those of you who followed my blog before know that I loved making girly fun shoes. Working with Betsey Johnson as her shoe designer was one of the best experiences of my life. It was a perfect fit! I got to make shoes with flowers and bows and over the top cuteness, and I was so happy doing that. Then working with Gwen Stefani and launching the Harajuku Lovers line was equally amazing. They were fun and young and totally playful.
When I launched Cece L'amour it was during one of the hardest times of my life and I think that unfortunately, that showed in my design. I think I gathered momentum though, with the following seasons. I designed some really fun shoes that I truly loved, but maybe it was too late? Maybe it's the fault of bad timing? The shoe industry is changing a lot, and quickly. Launching a new line is always tough but it was especially tough a couple years ago. Whatever the reason, the line is currently "on hold" and it saddens me to think that there is a serious lack of fun girly shoes out there.
...But then the clouds part. Enter Sophia Webster.
I am obsessed with her fun and quirky over the top girly design esthetic! She's doing what I wish I could do. She's a 28 year old Brit who apprenticed under Nicolas Kirkwood for 2 years before launching her own line in 2012. I adore her shoes and I think it's a much needed change from a lot of the same old stuff out there.
Here are some of my favorites
I mean... SO cute, right?! I love them! And that cute little cluch!? Adorable.
Unfortunately they're pretty expensive with shoes starting at about $195, but since she's still relatively unknown, you can find them on sale if you search online :) Plus, they're literally works of art and so unique that I think the price is justifiable.
Maybe someday not too far away I'll be able to make girly, fun shoes at affordable prices again. If you're interested, Heels.com still has a few Cece L'amour styles, including my favorite wedges :) Amazon.com does as well. Check 'um out! I've linked the pages for you.