Charlotte Balbier

friday fabulous: jimmy choo

October 6th, 2017 | Julia Braime

 

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Well, knock me down with a feather if these aren’t the most gorgeous wedding shoes, like, ever.

Ever, ever.

Viola 110 by Jimmy Choo, £1295

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friday fabulous: carvela kurt geiger

August 18th, 2017 | Julia Braime

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Kollette blue satin stilettos by Carvela Kurt Geiger, £110

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friday fabulous: aquazzura

July 28th, 2017 | Julia Braime

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What’s the use in pink without a pom pom?

Powder Puff pompom-embellished velvet pumps, £530, Aquazzura at Net A Porter

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friday fabulous: florence

July 7th, 2017 | Julia Braime

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Add a block heel for added aisle style.

Michelle by Florence, £235

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walk this way: new shoe styles by charlotte mills

July 6th, 2017 | Rachel Parry

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If, like us, you’ll happily forgo a latte or a mani from time to time in order to top up your ‘new shoe fund’ we expect that fancy footwear will rank highly on your wedding must-have list.

Surely more important than any other shoe purchase you’ve ever made (or at least that’s what you will be telling your hubby-to-be), this element requires careful consideration and an allocation of the big day budget.

Style is obviously key, though don’t forget about comfort too, as you’ll want to show off your heavenly heels from dusk to dawn! One designer whose shoes easily tick both such boxes is our talented Sponsor Charlotte Mills.

Having carved out a name for herself in the bridal shoe world, Miss Mills is known for her fashion forward designs that can continue to be worn far beyond big day (that’s another thing to mention when sweet-talking the hubby!). Featuring her fabulous signature heart detailing, glitter block heels and Art Deco inspired sandals, Charlotte’s latest Bridal Collection has something for all.

Favourites, including Becky, Betty and Cindy have been carried forward in the 2017/18 Collection, whilst new equally-stunning styles have been added too, such as Etta and Esmeralda, which will be particularly appealing to brides who favour lower heels. Here to tell us more about the new additions is the creator herself – take it away Charlotte…

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Can you tell us where the inspiration for the latest collection came from ?

charlotte says: As always hearts play a big part in the design of our shoes. We have also taken inspiration from Studio 54 and 70’s glamour.

Do you have a personal favourite out of the new designs?

I love Charlotte Rose! It looks great with a cocktail dress, ideal for wearing again after your wedding day.

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What are the main colours, fabrics and details used within the latest collection?

Our signature glitters still play a big part in the collection with new pearl and blue tones. Metallics, in particularly rose gold, are key. Block heels are so popular with our brides we have added more this season with low block heel courts and sandals.

Which design from the collection would you suggest for brides wanting to make a real style statement with their footwear? 

Dana our new personalised sneaker is so different to what is out there at the moment – I think it would really make a statement and you could dance the night away without having to kick your heels off at the end of the night.

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What would you say are your priorities when designing a new collection?

We want brides to fall in love with their wedding shoes so creating something with attention to detail, which is fashion forward, luxurious, unique and stylish are our key priorities.

What do you enjoy most about the design process?

Seeing my ideas come to life in the sampling process. I spend a lot of time in Spain working with the factory to ensure everything is perfect.

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How has the last collection been received so far by boutiques and brides?

Our brides love the fact there is something for everyone in the collection. Our rose gold and pale blue styles are super popular and we have sold out of the first two deliveries in many of the new styles.

Does the collection include any other accessories in addition to shoes?

Yes, we have joined forces with accessory genius’ Crown and Glory and created a range of hair accessories to match with our shoes. You can view the designs here.

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well heeled: 2017 wedding shoes trends

January 21st, 2017 | Rachel Parry

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This weekend we’re handing over the blogging reins to our guest writer, the lovely Sophie Grabham, Online Editor at Love Our Wedding Magazine, to fill us in on all the new bridal shoe trends for the year ahead…

sophie says: Gorgeous wedding shoes have always been the perfect finishing touch to any bridal look, but with shorter hemlines and high-low dresses growing in popularity, they’re more important than ever before!

Brides are now looking for show-stopping heels that play a big part in their overall look. So whether you’re in search of something comfy and low, or sky-high and striking, here are a few 2017 top trends to look out when choosing your perfect pair…

1. METALLICS - Rachel Simpson - Ginger shoe

Rachel Simpson – Ginger

metallics

Ultra-glam and bang on-trend, metallics are a great choice for stylish brides. Confident, fashion-forward brides can opt for a full-on metallic design, while those looking for a more chic and timeless style may prefer to stick to metallic detailing or muted tones. Check out this gorgeous design from Rachel Simpson, for a vintage twist on metallics.

sequins

Following on from metallics, sequins are also big news for 2017! This trend is everywhere in the wedding world right now, from bridesmaid dresses to table runners, so it’s no surprise that shoe designers have embraced the trend, too. From all-out glamour, to subtle hints of sparkle, make the sequin trend work for you by finding a design to suit your style. Rainbow Club have a stunning selection of sequin shoes and matching clutch bags this season, as do Pink by Paradox.

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Pink by Paradox – Eve 

colour

A great way to add a pop of colour to your bridal look is by wearing a funky pair of colourful heels. Feeling brave? Go for a bright and beautiful pair to really stand out from the crowd, perhaps with a bold floral print – another key trend for 2017. If you’re more of a pastels girl, try chic shades of blush, champagne or nude. Or, why not choose a blue shade, so your heels can double up as your ‘something blue’? Rainbow Club offer a great shoe dyeing service, making it easy to match your shoes to your scheme.

boots

One trend we adore, especially for autumn/winter weddings, is bridal boots. We love this chic pair by Harriet Wilde that will keep you looking stylish and feeling warm! What more could you ask for?

3. COLOUR - Rainbow Club - Harlow shoes

Rainbow Club – Harlow

barefoot sandals

Forget heels sinking in the sand, the latest trend for barefoot sandals is a real game changer for those marrying abroad. The romantic boho designs simply adorn the top of the foot, and are ideal for laid-back summer celebrations. Forever Soles have a stunning range, including silver, beaded and crochet designs, that will have you looking effortlessly elegant.

shoe clips

Personalise your look and jazz-up a plain pair of heels with beautiful shoe clips. Customising a non-bridal shoe will mean you can wear them again and again after the big day, and is also a great option for matching up your bridesmaids shoes, too. Again, Rachel Simpson has some stunning designs, including embellished and floral style clips, that will instantly make your footwear fancy. Check out Brides Up North Sponsor Charlotte Mills‘s collection too.

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Rachel Simpson – Simone shoe clips

Love Our Wedding is stocked by hundreds of top bridal boutiques, venues & fairs nationwide. Visit loveourweddingmag.com to download or order your FREE monthly copy today. 

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