I stopped by the Stuart Weitzman store today to peek at their upcoming spring 2013 collection, and was really surprised at how much I liked it.
I usually tend to stay away from shoe brands my mother gravitates towards, so brands like Ferregamo, Cole Haan, and Stuart Weitzman - albeit classics - don't really register on my radar. But despite being a hardcore shoe girl (and I am a total shoe girl), there were a lot of elements that caught my eye.
This particular collection had a lot of subtle details that embellished and redefined a classic design. The classic black pump shown here has a very familiar shape. The pointed toe, the patent leather finish - all expected, but then there's the skinny silver stiletto peeking out from the back as an unexpected little twist. It's the perfect day to night heel to add to your staples.
Other designs that caught my eye were these raffia weave loafers that came in Easter ready colors. Ideal for the quirky Buckhead mom or upscale hipster. (They would also work wonders during the monsoon season in Asia, although I might opt for those studded jelly flats because of their tough girly charm.)
And my quest for a comfortable high heel brought me to eye two particular designs. One of them was a transparent heel wedge (we all know I'm a sucker for transparent heels), and the other was this magnificent cut out wedge with neon accents. With more cushion than a baby's bottom, I might be tempted to trade in my red Chloe platforms for a shoe I can wear for more than three hours.
The next Atlanta trunk show will be at Stuart Weitzman's Perimeter Mall location on Nov. 7 & 8, but you can pre-order the styles until December.