Shoelaborations: Sophie Theallet for Nine West

Nine West launched a new creative platform this week named Shoelaborations, not only do I love the name, but I adore who they chose as the first designer – Sophie Theallet.

The Sophie Theallet for Nine West collection tells the story of “Sophie from Paris Takes a Trip to NYC”, which means instantly I am sold, I love Paris and New York. Then I saw the pieces and I think I actually squealed slightly, and I love Sophie’s take on summer essentials.

The line for spring/summer 2011 includes: a ballet flat, a double platform sandal, a raffia wedge *above – completely divine*, two satchels, as well as a charm necklace and bracelet *want, want, want!!*.

How cute is the girl and the Eiffel tower charms? So amazing – and if your initals are ST then this bracelet is so made for you.

“Partnering with a well-established footwear and accessories business such as Nine West has given me the opportunity to live out my life-long dream of designing on a larger scale. I was able to take one of my favorite patterns and create a collection that captures both my design aesthetic and the spirit of the Nine West brand.” Sophie Theallet.

The collection will be available globally, but in limited distribution to the top Nine West stores, but it will also be sold online, so keep an eye out from May. Pricing is also very reasonable, $36 – $109 for a double platform sandal or espadrille. UK prices haven’t been released.

But this collaboration will get better come autumn as Giles Deacon is the second designer to take part. I can’t wait!!