And so starts a whole new year…of shoes! I have so many plans for 2014. Some will happen, some may not, but I’m looking at the year’s developments with optimism and excitement. Want a sneak peek? Here’s what on the boil…
In Production or Just Finished
Redevelopments for 2014 – New and Improved
“Georgiana” – it’s been years since we’ve had the dyeable 18th c. satin shoes. The new Georgies have the Kensington shape, leather soles and lining, and improved fit.
“Pompadour” in Black – following Pomps in ivory, the new black Pompadours have a revised toe shape, swankier fabric, and the lovely, historically accurate white rand.
“Pemberley” – the 1790s staple returns with a pointier toe, higher vamp, and revised Italian heel shape.
Shiny New Styles for 2014
“Gettysburg” – side-lacing, leather and wool, foxed booties with square toes. These are adorable on, and work for the 1830s through 1860s.
“Tissot” – the square-toed, low-heeled, dyeable satin staple of the Civil War ballroom.
“Nankeen” – Regency fabric boots with soft toes and leather soles.
“Savoy” – heavily beaded Edwardian pumps with cutouts, and a low, comfortable French heel.
Wait, is that all?
You may have a favorite you know is in development, but you don’t see here. Don’t worry – some are not ready for photos to be shown yet. Here’s what else is pending…
“Madison” 18th century leather shoes
“Renoir” button boots – 1860s through 1880s
“Abigail” Signature Collection shoe based on Abigail Adams’ yellow Regency slippers
We will also re-stock styles currently in the shop, and may add a new colorway here or there.
Now, of course, the difficulty is in deciding which style to do when! (I’m hoping you all can help me with that – look for polls and surveys to come)