Dear readers, we know that you're a naturally stylish collection of ladies, and we know that you love your shoes. Shoes are the way to a girls heart, aren't they? They can elevate your status (quite literally), transform an outfit from glum to glamorous and provide that added bit of confidence you need to step out in style. We love shoes here at Love My Dress, especially when they are this pretty. Thus, we're a little excited this lunch time to be sharing these beautiful images with you that have been sent over by shoe designer Rachel Simpson – who we also know that our readers adore in their droves.
After an exciting year for both Rachel Simpson the brand and the person, the new 2014 collection has designed to bring together all the signature features of this well-loved footwear label. Just look at the pretty detail. There are at least 5 pairs I want to buy right now and I got married five years ago! (be warned, this post is long because there are lots of beautiful cut-out images provided at the end).
Whilst preparing for her own wedding (that we'll be sharing with you all very soon), Rachel took inspiration from all the elements she truly loves – combining the softest suede and leather with beautiful new vintage style lace and superfine contrast binding; twenties inspired silhouettes of delicate T-bars and tiny peep-toes- all tied up with a touch of fun around the edges, with girlie bows and collars and a subtle flourish of colour.
In addition, this season Rachel Simpson has launched a capsule range of co-ordinating handbags and accessories for bride, bridesmaid, mother and guest. Handmade in the UK using the key materials from the Rachel Simpson collection, the range offers a subtle colour palette in soft kid suede, metallic leather and the beautiful new vintage style lace.
The collection consists of thirteen beautiful new designs on four popular heel heights, from classic ballet flats to chic hidden platforms- all with the comfort synonymous with Rachel Simpson shoes. The showstopper of the collection is Catherine, a stylish suede court shoe framed by a classically vintage peter pan collar, and complete with handmade pearl & diamante brooch – a true original.
It is this elegant yet fun attention to detail which has made Rachel Simpson the go to brand for truly unique shoes with an unmistakable style.
This year, it’s all about lace, luxe and pretty – three key themes of the 2014 collection.
Leading the lace story, and designed exclusively for her own wedding, the Rachel shoe combines delicate ivory & champagne lace with a beautiful entwined leather t-bar and super fine metallic binding. A true signature style, complete with tiny vintage style peep-toe and wearable 8cm heel. Either wear alone or with stunning new golden pearl cluster shoe clips.
Alongside the sophisticated Catherine, the very regal Victoria sandal is a stunning showstopper of a shoe, with an elegant crossover teardrop strap, superfine metallic binding and intricate stitchwork. Available in ivory, vintage rose and midnight navy, it is perfect for brides and bridesmaids alike- perhaps even as a stylish something blue. The concealed platform adds extra comfort, on a chic 8.5cm heel.
Adding a touch of fun to the collection, and definitely the cutie of the collection, the Lulu shoe is a truly fifties inspired peep-toe with pretty double bow trim and contrast binding. Available in ivory, peach and sky blue, she is perfect for both a traditional look, or to add a subtle pop of colour or something blue. With a comfortable 6cm heel height Lulu is wearable from day to evening, and long after the wedding too!
Oh beautiful, beautiful midnight blue shoe. I love you so.
All the shoes you see on this page are now available via the Rachel Simpson website.
I'll see you on the other (shoe shopping) side ladies 🙂
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