let's get straight to the point...
Oh I do love me a pointed toe on a shoe.
The pointier the better. So pointy they could do you a damage if you stand too close to me.
Of course, it goes without saying that I have heaps of them in the cupboards that I never wear. My love of this shape and style of shoe surely comes from my deep abiding love of old movies especially old MGM musicals. Growing up I callled them "pointy toed goblin shoes".
I will occasionaly pop them on and mince around the house but I never actually venture outside. *sigh*
If I had the funds for more shoes, that I wouldn't actually wear outside, then you can be sure that I would be heading straight over to J Crew for the delicious Sophia Webster Collection which has finally launched in store and online.
The partnership came about after J. Crew Creative Director and self confessed Sophia Webster fan, Jenna Lyons approached the young British designer about a possible collaboration.
“It’s a collaboration in the truest sense,” explained Webster. “Jenna and the team selected their favorite looks, then I was let loose with J.Crew’s entire spring/summer 2014 materials and colour palette. I was like a girl in a sweet shop!”
The result is a culmination of the two brand’s sensibilities, Webster’s playfulness and love of colour and pattern combined with J. Crew’s practical luxe. You can see J. Crew’s SS14 colour palette of monochromes, nudes and delicate pastels, worked into Sophia’s signature detailing from polka dots to tassels.
Standout pieces in the collection include the Poppy Pumps. Instantly recognisable as a Webster design, they feature cutout oversized check pointed toes, a monochrome harlequin print and tassel ankle ties. Whilst the Anneka Kitten Heels tap into spring/summer’s pastel trend with a pretty pink star print. While the most statement of them all are the Sophia Webster for J. Crew Finn Pumps. The Webster cut-out, peep-toe classic have been reworked in vibrant J. Crew checks ...
As collaborations go, this collection is far from cheap, with each design costing as much as a standard pair of Sophia Webster’s, at about £360 – £540.
But with the growing love, both of these brands seem to be inspiring, it will come as no surpise that some of these little beauties are sold out already ...
Which is probably just as well, for while I can manage a kitten or a modest heel, there is no chance in hell I could even stand up in killer stiletto heels like these...