I can not believe how much I have not written in buzznet, so sorry to see him left abandoned, but the more unfinished projects emerge, the harder it is run at one time. But do not worry, each week will try to update my account and that I leave a beautiful article I found on one of my favorite blogs, Style Bubble, in which the creation of two infallible allies for women are consonants when we looked like a case risky, I mean the makeup and shoes!
Info via: Style Bubble.
Revlon approached Sophia with the potential of a collaboration based on their new range of Colourstay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks and so the most fantastic shoe collabs came to fruition. Sophia took her favourite shades of the lippy range such as "Muse" fuschia and "Backstage" burgandy and came up with a kiss motif to embroider on to Liza Get Lippy suede pumps as though it were a gradiating leopard print. Or she printed it on motif to update existing Sophia shapes like the Mimi mid-height slingback. There are pièce de résistance styles in the collection such as the spindly-striped-heeled Kiki Kisses (the ones that Sophia are wearing in the photo below) with a brilliant suede lipstick running up the back or the Millie Mwah suede slingback with a big smackeroo kiss on the toes. The lipstick or the lip combined with the shoe is no new pairing. Just look to Alberto Guardiani's iconic lipstick heel or Miuccia Prada's S/S 12 flaming lipstick sandals. Here though Revlon's lippie expertise comes together with Sophia's shoe with authenticity and verve and it just so happens that the lipstick motif plays into Sophia's own penchant for the kawaii, the kitsch and the girly, without veering too far into sickeningly saccharine territory.
Best of all, this isn't just a vanity project to pump up sales of lippies. These shoes will be available to buy on a made-to-order basis. As this post was being published, the special Suede by Sophia e-commerce page still wasn't live yet but I'm told all the styles seen here in these pics, will be available to buy with a six to eight week wait period for the production time. There's already a fair amount of Twitter/Instagram buzz about the shoes so with this lipsmackingly good partnership, it's probable that Revlon and Sophia have a hit on their feet.
Coincidentally, Sophia Webster has also relaunched her website with full e-commerce capability with the pastel backdrop and leopard colours already enticing me to click checkout on shoes featuring flamingos, Rio sunrises and all the rest of Sophia's instantly recognisable texture and colour clash mash language, which she is owning in the shoe world.