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Monday, August 17, 2009

Designer Spotlight: Hetty Rose Bespoke Shoes

Without a doubt, I love shoes. I love shoes more than so many things. So the idea of shoes made especially for me, makes me so giddy. The Hetty Rose label makes bespoke shoes.

Hetty Rose is the brainchild of Henrietta Rose Samuels. Samuels graduated from the London College of Fashion with a degree in Footwear Design & Development (Cordwainers). She studied for one year under the great footwear designer Georgina Goodman. She further honed her craft by working in London and Italy for handmade shoe companies.

The thought process: Hetty Rose "is based on a theory of re-using and re-working vintage materials in a creative and sustainable way, hand making gorgeous, feminine shoes to fit." Using primarily vintage Japanese kimono fabrics, a Hetty Rose original is born. Samuels selects the most interesting fabrics to work with to ensure that your prized possession is truly a one-of-a-kind design. The designs are very modern even though the styling is vintage. The two things that I love to see combined: modern and vintage = modern vintage. Love it.

Here are some of my favorite designs from her collection: