Jane, Tess and Libby went to the Top Drawer Trade Show at Olympia earlier on in the month and found some wonderful vintage inspired handmade jewellery by a company called Demoda. At trade shows you seem to find that a lot of the jewellery is the same, and that there isn’t a lot of originality, just regurgitated designs. However when we saw the Demoda stand, we were ‘ahh’-ing and ‘oooo’-ing over their collection. The jewellery is dainty, feminine and incredibly chic. The collection features, vintage pocket clocks, roses, keys, cameos and even tea cups! We, of course, placed an order, and the jewellery is now in store and online. Check outhttp://www.stuartsshoes.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=17_20for our range. Until then, below are a sneak preview of what we have to offer you! It is all too pretty!
For the second A/W season, the over the knee boot has been the star of all boots. Whether heeled, or flat, these boots have been a massive hit amongst all fashion forward consumers, with top designers and the hight street producing numerous styles, in numerous colours. Our favourite celeb’s are putting their fashion feet forward with these beauties, and we can’t help but follow suit.
We have recently received a delivery of over the knee boots from the brand Softwaves. Softwaves were established in 2003, and their brand principles lay upon a foundation of brand new shoe technology and up to the minute trends. Their name derives from their famous soles, the ‘Wave Message’ which gives the foot a soft supported sole. Made in Portugal these ‘marine’ blue boots are extraordinarily comfortable and classy. The image makes them look black, but they are actually a very deep blue, hence for the name ‘marine’. Made from nappa leather, they are incredibly soft and their quality is second to none. If you are looking for a sturdy boot that will take you through the winter without compromising on style, then these are the boots for you. RRP: £150. Check them out at http://www.stuartsshoes.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=15
We cannot get enough of Ravel this season…. ‘Halo’… a multi coloured snake print stiletto court shoe with a chunky platform are now in store and online!
With London Fashion Week in full swing, we’ve had our eyes on what people are wearing on their feet. Usual Autumn/Winter colours such as black, navy & brown are of course a popular choice. But then we have this seasons joker… the python print is prancing around making a scene and proving a point that we don’t all have to follow the classic (however boring) trend of dark, dull colours. For those that have the courage, the lilac python shoe is the fun and flirty alternative to the standard winter shades, and our Ravel ‘Halo’ shoe is a perfect combination of colour, comfort and class.
For those of you who are a little cautious about leaping out of your fashion blanket with these promiscuous python print pair…. we have also ordered ‘Halo’ in patent black. Both are available in store and online, at www.stuartsshoes.co.uk.
We’re giving Stuarts Shoes fans a heads up… for those out there who will not leave the house on a Saturday night without skyscrapers on their feet… we are expecting in a delivery of Ravel heels VERY soon.
The Ravel ‘Holiday’ Shoe (pictured below) is a very elegantly shaped ankle boot with a slim stiletto heel. The lace detailing would look stunning when worn with either denim or black jeans. Or wear with tight ‘wet-look’ leggings, a plunging silk blouse and an oversized blazer for a sensuous tailored ‘borrowed from the boys’ look, the ‘Holiday’ boots will add a feminine spin.
This season everyone is dressing in the most delicate of fabrics. Lace was once reminiscent of ‘nanny’s nighty’… however dressed up or dressed down, this season’s most popular material can be worn girlie, glamorous or prim and proper. Forget your sequins and glitter, this season we’re going for an understatement with subtly suitable lace.
The nude and black ‘combo’ was recently pushed to the front of the fashion highway when Rhianna was snapped in an Alexander Wang dress. We appreciate that its nice to be individual and to not follow the crowd, so we have only ordered limited sizing, so make sure you’re the first ones to grab a pair. We will of course be in touch as soon as they are in!!
The ‘Fresh Cargo’ flip flops are made in Kenya, crafted by six Maasai tribesmen. Designed in the UK, these recycled sandals are fair trade and are made using local components. The ‘wow’ factor to these flip flops are they’re tread, they’re made from disused tyres…. yes you read correctly TYRES. This means that every shoe is individual as the tread on the tyres change.
If you were looking for wearable sandals that are substantial enough to actually last a British summer, (as we all insist on wearing flip flops in the rain just because it is the summer months) then these are the shoes for you! An average tyre is supposed to last for 35,000 miles so you have a lot of walking to do…. and with the upper made from hemp, a softer, warmer, more resistant fabric, Fresh Cargo have provided the British public with a fashion forward, fair trade shoe for men and women. The men’s design is a more masculine shape in navy, red, black and brown.
It is a truly inspirational product, that aims to avoid compromising the well being of people’s lives. We all have a pair….. and are wearing them in the British summer rain!
We’re very excited to announce that Stuart’s Shoes has seen the start of the arrival of our new autumn winter stock. Stock from Wonderweave, Mischa Barton and Josef Seibel have started arriving, with Ravel due soon!
Wonderweave are a brand catering the most beautiful scarves, wraps and capes in numerous colours, most of which are highly versatile and can be worn a number of ways!
This week, Stuarts Shoes took a delivery of stock in Wonderweaves Autumn/Winter colour range, including charcoal, aubergine, and mulled wine. We particularly love the ‘Wonderboa’… a very stretchy, very soft scarf which can be worn in at least 6 different ways… its versatility is incredible and there’s a way to wear it to compliment any body shape! The brilliance of the Wonderweave products are that they can translate from daywear to evening wear so simply, and at a competitive price point, we guarantee they will become a staple item in your wardrobe this winter. Jane has already ‘stolen’ a black wrap!
As someone who is addicted to handbags….I had forgotten how lovely the Mischa Barton handbags are. The new range features a mix of clutches, totes and shoulder bags in tan, midnight and black. The quality of every design is impeccable, and the price points are extremely reasonable… we expect these bags to fly out!
The Josef Seibel military boots featured in last month’s Image magazine are also now in store. We cannot get over how comfy they are, we have all been trying them on. That’s the best part, getting the delivery of stock you have ordered months in advance! It sometimes feels like Christmas day!
Please look at our facebook page for images of the new stock: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuarts-Shoes-Etc/188220451235533?ref=ts
Mischa Barton launched her first handbag line in 2008 following a collaboration with Ri2k. She says:
“My design philosophy has always centered on creating a product that is directional without compromising on quality and functionality. Each collection is a reflection of my personal style. I have a variety of influences, from my British heritage to my love of 70′s rock music and their iconic characters.”
The collection has grown and developed throughout the years, incorporating Mischa’s sense of style and the demands from her consumers. The Autumn/Winter 2011 collection is full of gems, striking statement bags with a vintage appeal and we’d like to give you the opportunity to view a couple of the styles which will be at Stuart’s Shoes come Mid August!
We just cant wait for these beautiful bags to come in, and as soon as they do we will of course let you know!!
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