Rainbow launches prom, hen night and wedding shoe range

By Andrea Petrou on September 24th, 2009

RAINBOW pINK.JPGIf you don’t want to wear traditional wedding shoes on your big day and want a pair that is funky, yet easy to dance in, then you might like this new range from Rainbow.

The wedding shoe company has launched a range of prom, wedding and hen weekend shoes, which you can wear over and over again (well as long as you pick a suitable colour.)

All the styles in the range can be dyed to match whatever colour you chose and you can also dress your page boys and bridesmaids in these cute Velcro trainers to match your outfit and make sure there are no falls on the wedding day.

Sizes range from 3-8.


Rainbow Shoes launches wedding trainers by Diane Hassall

By Andrea Petrou on September 11th, 2009

We’ve all seen Runaway Bride, where Julia Roberts runs out on nearly every man she walks down the aisle to and yes, she’s been wearing trainers each time.

Now we’re not suggesting you run out on your groom on the wedding day but those brides that want a little bit of comfort on their wedding day will love these new bridal trainers by Rainbow.

Designed by Diane Hassall, the satin trainers can be hand coloured to any shade. They also have authentic eyelets and are available in sizes 3- 8.

The base shoe comes in ivory satin with bright silver linings. Brides that want to add a bit of colour can also opt for coloured shoelaces or opt for satin ribbon. The trainers cost £65 and hand dying is free at the point of sale.

Shoes, Vintage

Diane Hassall Vintage wedding shoes

By Andrea Petrou on September 3rd, 2009

vintage.jpgNow I’ve got a bit of a fetish for all things Vintage and spend hours scouting around shops to find my outfits.

Last night, when the shops were closed I did what every normal girl would do and turned to my trusty internet friend to help me continue the search and walked into these gorgeous pair of shoes that I had to share with you.

The Buttercup wedding shoe is a Victorian style half boot wedding shoe from Diane Hassall’s new range. They are created from ivory silk and are covered with vintage style lace, which I think gives a gorgeous romantic twist.

Now at 9cm tall, these probably aren’t the most comfortable of shoes but I love the fact that you can choose from a selection of ankle ties including soft organza.

And now for the bad news, there’s a six to eight week wait on all Diane Hassall wedding shoes because the shoes are hand made to order, however we found a company, which has a pair of size 5.5 stock. Call English Bridal Couture now on 01952 883939 to get your hands on these.


Shoes that will make a sparkling entrance on your day

By Andrea Petrou on September 1st, 2009

Bryony.JPGIf you’re looking for bridal shoes with a sparkly difference then we’ve found a new range that might have you jumping up and down.

Now, a warning, they aren’t the cheapest shoes around, so if you want bargain bridal shoes then look away now.

The new range by Aruna Seth are made from leather, thick cut satin and are embellished with Swarvoski Crystals and there really is a range for everyone.

We love the company’s Bryony shoe, which is a satin court shoe Swarovski crystal squared detailing rimmed around the edge. According to the company, you can wear these all day as they have special padding inside to stop the shoe from hurting.

However, we did warn you they don’t come cheap. These bridal beauties cost £550.

If you want to really stand out on your day then you’ll love these pearl descant snake-skin wedding shoes with a Swarovski strip at the back and embellished with a crystal bow. These are handmade one at a time so you will be extra special on your day. They cost £725.

Brides that want elegant flat shoes on their day, will love the perfect wedding ballerinas touched with diamante butterfly , which cost £325.00. Better get saving then.
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Accessories - Bags, Tiaras, etc, Shoes

Colour service that makes sure you have a perfect match

By Andrea Petrou on August 19th, 2009

You may have found your perfect match groom wise but if you’ve been looking for wedding shoes and a bag in exactly the same shade then we understand your pain.

Who would have thought there would be so many different shades of ivory, white, reds and pinks?

Rainbow colour match service.JPGThankfully the Rainbow club has come to the rescue. Its Colour Studio offers a hand colouring service guaranteed to match day or evening light.

The stress saving service is available on three of the Rainbow collections, designed by shoe genius Diane Hassall.

These include Else, which offers fun and flirty shoes, the Rainbow Club, featuring fashionable shoes and bags for special occasions, and Rainbow Couture, for the bride who craves catwalk style.


Alexandra Bridal shoes by Freya Rose

By Steph Powell on July 20th, 2009

alex_wedding_shoes1.jpgWhen you’re choosing your wedding outfit, a lot of people can get caught up on just the dress, but let’s not forget shoes! Possibly the only time in your life you can get away with wearing white satin heels.

These gorgeous ‘Alexandra’ bridal shoes from Freya Rose are actually Ivory Silk (that’s almost white satin) and are £295. The high back is really unusual and would look great shown of with one of the short gowns that are so fashionable right now. The shoes have a Mary-Jane style strap fastened with fresh water and silver pearl buttons.

Related: Wedding shoes for brides with big or small feet | Lace print court shoes channel two-tone trend


Planning to marry in Louboutins? How to spot a fake

By AbiSilvester on July 15th, 2009

christian_louboutin_petal_sandals.jpgI’ve been dimly aware for a while now that a number of sites based in the Far East are producing fake knock-offs of designer shoes, in particular the distinctive and hugely popular Louboutin styles.

But the trend seems to be reaching fever pitch this week, with many well-meaning customers reporting disappointment with sites they thought were the real deal. Thanks to a reader, we’ve managed to take down one fake supplier, from our own list of advertisers today, but I admit it’s easy to be fooled and their ways are cunning…

so what can you do to avoid being duped in this crime against shoe-manity? Read on for our advice…

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Georgina Goodman ‘Heidi’ lace shoes on sale

By AbiSilvester on July 2nd, 2009

I couldn’t believe my luck when I spotted my current favourite style by Georgina Goodman in the ‘60%’ off section over at My-Wardrobeearlier today. Ladies, I think the word is ‘squeeee!’

Goodman’s designs have the trend for elegant and perfectly shapely shoes down to a fine art, and as if that style alchemy wasn’t enough in itself, she’s added a beautiful lace overlay here that’s perfect for a wedding look with (my favourite detail of all) stripey soles! The shoes are now £120, which makes them a great choice for a special occasion or treat shoe. Pick up a pair here. The slightly more out-there ‘Agatha’ style is also on sale…

Related: Lace-print court shoes channel two-tone trend | Wedding shoes for brides with big or small feet


Wedding shoes for brides with big or small feet

By AbiSilvester on July 1st, 2009

size-2-shoes.jpgFeet are funny things. I know loads of people whose shoe sizes fall outside the standard range, and even within it you’re likely to have problems: my own feet are a ‘petite’ size four but are so wide that I’m limited to a very restricted selection of styles and most people I know who take a half size are seldom happy with the fit of their footwear. And I can’t think of any worse occasion than one’s wedding day to be stuck with ill-fitting shoes…

But setting aside the gripes we all have with our feet, let’s think for a moment of those who really can’t just go into a shop and buy a pair that’ll pretty much fit. The size two and size ten ladies who are sized out of the joy of shoe-purchases. Unthinkable isn’t it? But fortunately there are a few designers out there determined to ensure that they can get hold of a decent pair of wedding shoes.

Related: Silver bridesmaid shoes in size 9 | Larger-size shoes at Rainbow Club

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Lace print court shoes channel two-tone trend

By AbiSilvester on June 22nd, 2009

lace-wedding-shoes.jpgI love these elegant lace-pattern court shoes by Karen Millen in their own right, but it struck me that they’d be perfect companions to the crop of black lace overlay-style wedding dresses that are popular at the moment. Seen up close, the detailing on these shoes (particularly on the bow) is incredible – they’d be shoes to wear long after the big day!

£120 from Karen Millen

Related: Dramatic black and white dress at Tsarina Couture I Black and white ‘Noir’ wedding dress by Claire Pettibone


Occasion footwear is coming up roses

By AbiSilvester on June 16th, 2009

roses-shoes.jpgRoses are in full bloom on the catwalk this season, and even more of a feature in bridalwear. Whether or not you want floral motifs on your dress, the look can be set of beautifully with a rose ornament on your feet, and there’s a huge choice of styles out there at the moment that would work well for brides, guests and bridesmaids alike.

My favourites are the monochrome designs with juicy, plump flowers made from plastic or perspex; perfect for giving an outfit a touch of modish class. Karen Millen (top right) have the look spot on, with a slimlined shoe shape that contrast beautifully with the giant bloom. At £135 it isn’t the cheapest of the selection, but it’s certainly the most striking.

Read on for full details of each shoe

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Real Brides, Shoes

Real Brides: Gill’s fabulous shoes

By AbiSilvester on June 11th, 2009

jimmy-choo-wedding-shoes.jpgGillian Edwards writes: Once my dress was all sorted, my thoughts turned to what I was most excited about: wedding shoes. I knew I wanted ones I could wear again, so that ruled out anything remotely brida or made of satin.

So, the following Saturday I hot-footed it down to Selfridges shoe department to go shopping! First port of call was Gina, where I found the most amazing pair of sparkly shoes ever, which I instantly fell in love with and didn’t want to take off. Thinking I couldn’t find a pair I liked more than those, I then looked at Jimmy Choo, and found the less sparkly, but no less amazing classic gold slingbacks.

Related: Gill’s surprising dress discovery | Gill’s wedding countdown begins

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Bridal footwear bargains at the Shoe Studio

By AbiSilvester on June 2nd, 2009

Loking for some fashion-forward, well made footwear to complement your outfit? If so, I’ve picked out some shoe bargains for you that could make the difference between shelling out an extra hundred quid and pocketing the change — without compromising on style.

These styles by Bertie and Coast are utterly on trend, with the season’s signature floral look in wedding-friendly colours.

Roses are particularly big news in fashion at the moment, and work perfectly with bridal styles, and as a long-term lover of Bertie I can certainly attest to the comfort of some of these shoes. But best of all are the prices – I’m guessing they’ve slashed them because not many people are buying cream shoes right now – but it’s great news for brides!

All styles pictured are available at The Shoe Studio


And the bride wore Lanvin…

By AbiSilvester on May 26th, 2009

pink silk lanvin.jpgLanvin is the name that’s on everyone’s lips at the moment, and on the feet and bodies of the seriously cool. So why not make a statement on your wedding day with a pair that will look just as good gliding down the aisle as they will with your best evening dresses for many years to come?

This pair of satin peep-toe mules would look amazing with a princess-style or ballgown skirt and being not overly weddingy, will be well worth the £410 price tag. You know you want to! Find them online at Browns.

Related: ‘Pomposo’ shoes by Stuart Weitzman | Beautiful bow shoes for brides and bridesmaids


20% off all bridal shoes at Footlux

By AbiSilvester on May 14th, 2009

footlux-2.jpgFootlux have some gorgeous classic and contemporary shoe styles specially made for brides, and to celebrate their anniversary, they’re offering you 20% off all of their styles.

My personal favourite are these ‘Camelia’ slingbacks which are decorated with a beautiful and summery corsage that would suit so many of the dresses that are currently popular so well. There’s loads more to choose from in the sale though, including clothes and bags – whether you’re buying for your wedding, or just a girly treat.

Related: Wedding shoes for minimum dress-drag! | Pomposo shoes by Stuart Weitzman

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