If you haven’t heard of Sophie Gittins yet, don’t worry: I’m sure you’ll be hearing lots more about her soon. Or I certainly hope so, anyway: if these shoes are anything to go by, I think this is one young designer with a shoeper future ahead of her!
I found these shoes on a site called Young British Designers, which showcases – er, the name kinda speaks for itself, really, doesn’t it? The designer may be new to ShoeperWoman.com, however, but the shoes themselves aren’t particularly new: in fact, they’ve been around long enough to have gone on sale, and you can currently buy them for £199, down from the original £399. The bad news is that sizes are limited because of this (ShoeperMan will be relieved to know that mine is already sold out), but if your size is still available, these are stunning shoes, by a brand not many people will own (or not yet, anyway).
I adore the red suede upper (you just can’t go wrong with a red pump, as far as I’m concerned), but I’m mostly impressed by that amazing asymmetric bow, which is so stylish, and so different from anything else I’ve seen recently. You wouldn’t think there would be that many different ways to re-invent the classic bow pump, but good designers always seem to manage, and thank goodness for that!
My styling of these shoes revolves mostly around this amazing little faux fur jacket by Ted Baker. My obsession with faux fur coats continues, but luckily there are plenty of them around right now. Red and grey has always been a favourite colour combination of mine, and I think the bright red of the shoes really pops against the more muted tones of the dress and jacket.