- By Stacy Igel -
If you’re looking for some whimsical and fantasy worthy accessories, let us introduce you to Sophia Webster. One word that describes her collection of party-ready shoes and handbags: FUN. The kind of fun that makes all your other shoes seem pale in comparison. The kind of shoes that make you ask yourself, “Where have you been all my life?”. Why wouldn’t you want to throw on a pair of sunset printed sandals or circle stacked heels?
British born accessories designer Sophia Webster, who apprenticed for shoe wizard Nicholas Kirkwood (who continues to be her mentor and supporter of her line), launched her namesake collection of attention-grabbing shoes and accessories last year, and is already filling the trophy cabinet. Webster was named Emerging Footwear Designer of the Year by Condé Nast Footwear News, and one of the Top 100 People to Watch on The Times 2013 New Power List. This is pretty incredible considering her Spring-Summer 2013 line marks her first official collection. Inspired by Brazil and artist Yayoi Kusama, Webster’s shoes are playful and imaginative, yet still remain chic and stylish. Bravo from one designer to another!
Sophia Webster sits surrounded by her shoes and accessories. Photo courtesy of Edmond So.
The best part is that each shoe and accessory makes a statement. Whether it’s an ankle strap, sequin-sprayed sandal with a patent leather bow, or neon-splashed PVC slingbacks, one thing is for sure – these are not for those that take life too seriously.
Click to shop our favorites from Spring 2013:
And a sneak peek at what we’re loving for Fall:
Sophia Webster is available online exclusively at Net-a-Porter.
-Stacy Igel is the founder and creative director of the young contemporary brand, Boy Meets Girl®. She is also the host of Behind the Seams™ with Stacy Igel as seen on Lockerz.com & MTVu.com. Stacy is a frequent lecturer on subjects including social media, branding and entrepreneurship in fashion, and she is deeply committed to a number of charities, including the Young Survival Coalition and BullyBust. You can follow her on Twitter @stacyigel or at her blog.