|Pompadour (1680-1740) shoes in black brocade with leather-covered, custom Louis heel, and satin ribbon tie|
Hi Ladies! I haven’t died, promise. I’m still working on new historical shoes for you, but we got a little delayed with the Astoria fiasco, and Chris and I didn’t feel like it was right to run another pre-order until we’ve delivered all your Astorias and Kensington shoes.
The Pompadours are coming, though! Originally they were scheduled to be released today, April 16, but now the new pre-order release date is Monday, May 14th.
|The 2.5 inch leather heels have been custom made just for the Pompadours, and future American Duchess shoes needing an awesome, chunky French heel.|
Here’s a first look. Pomps will come in ivory brocade as well as the black you see here. Each will have a ribbon tie with it, but the fun part will be pimpin’ your Pomps with any kind of ribbon, pom-pom, or decoration you like.
You’ll be happy to know, too, that the new ivory leather Kensington 18th c. shoe will also be available to pre-order on May 14th. I know several of you have been waiting so patiently for them.
|Kensington will finally be available in ivory, at the $99 pre-order price.|
There will be more news and photos about what’s coming soon. Until we meet again, most sincerely…
Vienna La RougeApril 16, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Hooray Pompadours! Can't wait until the pre-order 😀
Now my only conundrum; do I get black or ivory?
Maybe I'll just do both, hehe! I can hear my wallet whimpering in fear already.
Lauren RApril 16, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Tough call – they're the same, but so different!
Lizzie SiddalApril 16, 2012 at 11:40 PM
They're perfect! I'm looking forward to their release (and the Victorian boots too!) *__* as I tried my dyed Devonshires in the rain and muddy paths just yesterday and they were SUPER comfortable and suceeded without a scratch! You do an awesome job with these and help us people who aren't crafty enough to make our own!
Thread-HeadApril 16, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Yaaaayyy Pompadours! I eagerly anticipate owing you 90% of my current net worth.
Marianne P.April 17, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Oooooooh my. Let me get a mop for the drool here.I need these shoes. NEED.
AnnaApril 17, 2012 at 12:31 AM
So, so excited, just sad that they won't be ready by my biggest early-June event 🙁
AnonymousApril 17, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Wow. Those are too gorgeous.
Olympe de la Tour D'AuvergneApril 17, 2012 at 1:57 AM
I don't think "need" is a strong enough word for how I feel about these. I've never been more excited to get a pair of shoes in my life. The only question is how many?
Stephanie LynnApril 17, 2012 at 2:51 AM
Oh, yummy! I don't even do costuming in this period but I may have to get a pair. I think they'd be fabulous with jeans!
CarolineApril 17, 2012 at 3:41 AM
These might be my favorite shoes yet! Such a cute shape! I can't wait to get some.
Anne ElizabethApril 17, 2012 at 8:21 AM
They are so gorgeous!
enlightenmentgirlApril 17, 2012 at 3:44 PM
MUST HAVE THESE SHOES! Sorry for yelling, but the late seventeenth/early eighteenth century is my favorite period. It thrills my inner Queen Mary II to see these shoes 😀
Sue McCaskillApril 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM
Can't wait to get my Kensingtons, and the later pre-order date for the Pompadours means I have longer to get the money together!
MrsC (Maryanne)April 18, 2012 at 9:03 AM
OMG these are SO GORGEOUS!!!! They are the wantiest want of shoedom wantiness!!!
Little MothballApril 19, 2012 at 7:37 PM
Fantastic, Lauren! Very excited for these and all the other wonderful shoes you reproduce!
Lauren RApril 19, 2012 at 9:00 PM
I'm so glad you ladies love them. I think they're fantastic, and we really noodled around on the design for quite some time, trying to get that heel right, and the balance. I wish we could just start the pre-order now!
Kelsey VonCastleApril 24, 2012 at 5:51 AM
Hello babies. . welcome to my closet~!
Sandra BrakeApril 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM
YES YES YES, I will be having a pair of each. But which ones will I give the red heel treatment to?????? Aaargh!