Getting Lippy with Sophia

Getting Lippy with Sophia

I'm not very good at verifying real FIRSTS but I do believe we have our first collaboration between a a global make-up brand and a shoe designer on a range of shoes (as opposed to a range of make-up products).  Do correct me if I'm wrong but I've been scratching my head trying to remember something of this special ilk.  And believe me, scroll through the post and you will find yourself swooning, coo-ing and OMG-ing in the way that women do when faced with delectable and delicious footwear.  Sophia Webster has made a smashing ascent on the shoe design scene with only a few seasons under her belt with an aesthetic that is eye-candy incarnated.  Trying on a pair of shoes on my feet literally makes me squeal with unabashed girly delight – something that normally makes me cringe but then again Sophia's shoes are rather exceptional.  

Revlon approached Sophia with the potential of a collaboration based on their new range of Colourstay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks and so the most fantastic shoe collabs (in my mind at least…) came to fruition.  Sophia took her favourite shades of the lippy range such as "Muse" fuschia and "Backstage" burgandy and came up with a kiss motif to embroider on to Liza Get Lippy suede pumps (showing just the right amount of toe cleavage if there is in fact such a thing…) as though it were a gradiating leopard print.  Or she printed it on motif to update existing Sophia shapes like the Mimi mid-height slingback.  There are pi√®ce de r√©sistance styles in the collection such as the spindly-striped-heeled Kiki Kisses (the ones that Sophia are wearing in the photo below) with a brilliant suede lipstick running up the back or the Millie Mwah suede slingback with a big smackeroo kiss on the toes.  The lipstick or the lip combined with the shoe is no new pairing.  Just look to Alberto Guardiani's iconic lipstick heel or  Miuccia Prada's S/S 12 flaming lipstick sandals.  Here though Revlon's lippie expertise comes together with Sophia's shoe with authenticity and verve and it just so happens that the lipstick motif plays into Sophia's own penchant for the kawaii, the kitsch and the girly, without veering too far into sickeningly saccharine territory.   

Best of all, this isn't just a vanity project to pump up sales of lippies (whilst I'm no beauty blogger, I am loving the moisterising and matte feel of Revlon's Ultimate Suede lipsticks).  These shoes will be available to buy on a made-to-order basis.  As this post was being published, the special Suede by Sophia e-commerce page still wasn't live yet but I'm told all the styles seen here in these pics, will be available to buy with a six to eight week wait period for the production time.  There's already a fair amount of Twitter/Instagram buzz about the shoes so with this lipsmackingly good (oh come on – SO many puns to play with…) partnership, it's probable that Revlon and Sophia have a hit on their feet… 

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Coincidentally, Sophia Webster has also relaunched her website with full e-commerce capability with the pastel backdrop and leopard colours already enticing me to click checkout on shoes featuring flamingos, Rio sunrises and all the rest of Sophia's instantly recognisable texture and colour clash mash language, which she is owning in the shoe world.    

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  1. GIAA

    2013-05-24 at 10:54 AM
  2. Rhoda Wong

    2013-05-24 at 11:40 AM
  3. WOWS

    2013-05-24 at 11:54 AM

    Awesome heels!!!
    Don’t miss today my Comfy MINT look….wearing for the first time my New Mint Leather clutch and amazing golden chain wedges.
    Kisses from
    http://www.withorwithoutshoes.com
    Bloglovin

  4. http://dotisalot.blogspot.com/

    2013-05-24 at 1:51 PM

    Sophia Webster is one of most creative person from young shoes designers:* We love her heels:*
    http://dotisalot.blogspot.com/

  5. Elisa Taviti

    2013-05-24 at 2:02 PM

    I’m obesessed by Sophia Webster shoes!
    I need them in my shoe rack!!!
    xx
    Elisa – My Fantabulous World

  6. Latest trend in perfumes

    2013-05-24 at 2:10 PM

    A magic land of shoes… Sophia Webster is fab creator of magic shoes…

  7. Latest trend in perfumes

    2013-05-24 at 2:10 PM

    A magic land of shoes… Sophia Webster is fab creator of magic shoes…

  8. Latest trend in perfumes

    2013-05-24 at 2:10 PM

    A magic land of shoes… Sophia Webster is fab creator of magic shoes…

  9. Katia

    2013-05-24 at 2:39 PM

    It’s really amazing and when I saw it, I would like to be designer.

  10. Ari

    2013-05-24 at 2:58 PM

    shoes shoes shoes. awesome…

  11. November Blue

    2013-05-24 at 5:49 PM

    these heels truly looks like toys, not real shoes. i will pass, too much sweetness

  12. Ana

    2013-05-24 at 9:23 PM

    I can finally comment on your blog again, yay!
    And: Sophia’s designs are wonderful, but I must say I like her previous two collections more than this one.

  13. Kim

    2013-05-24 at 10:47 PM

    I’m obsessed with shoes. Can’t pass a shoe store without stopping and staring!
    I definitely need to owe at least one of Sophia Webster’s creations.
    http://www.ourmyyour.com

  14. milex

    2013-05-25 at 2:14 AM

    That’s what I call the perfect choice.
    http://milexblog.blogspot.co.uk

  15. Constance

    2013-05-25 at 11:08 AM

    Thank you for this beautiful discovery! These shoes are amazing!

  16. TrashFab

    2013-05-25 at 4:03 PM

    OMG! I don’t think I could love these pumps anymore than I do! What a fantastic idea. It’s incredible how fashion is constantly morphing and evolving while still pulling styles from past decades…These are soooo amazing!
    http://www.trashfab.com/top-40-swimsuits-for-springsummer-2013/

  17. Rachelle

    2013-05-25 at 6:01 PM

    Absolutely fabulous! Combines two of the loveliest things a girl can have in the right shade: lipstick and heels 😉
    Coveting those shoes!!!
    Rachelle
    http://lilmissprimbutnotproper.com/

  18. Like__Enchanted

    2013-05-25 at 6:19 PM

    I love your post of the day !
    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3
    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

  19. INTIZ

    2013-05-26 at 5:15 AM

    Love the shoes so much! xoxo

  20. Denisa

    2013-05-26 at 6:59 AM

    Wow, that shoes like amazing and it seems like a dream paradise. xa. Have a great day.
    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

    • Blessing

      2015-01-12 at 8:51 AM

      I had no idea how to approach this beenof-orw I’m locked and loaded.

  21. Rae

    2013-05-26 at 2:47 PM

    Sophia is wearing some really cool T-shirts, anyone know the brand?

  22. francesca

    2013-05-26 at 4:02 PM

    love it! rad simons at dior was having a pink lip moment with his most recent cruise collection… as am I over at http://bondi-roco.blogspot.com/

  23. francesca

    2013-05-26 at 4:02 PM

    haha, raf! but he is rad!!

  24. Space and Time

    2013-05-27 at 9:44 AM

    I love the display and neon sign in the first photo.
    spaceandtimeonline.com

  25. Jia

    2013-05-29 at 5:56 AM

    Wow the style and photography on your blog is amazing! Revlon, shoes, lipstick, barbies…..I simple love it all!!
    http://www.catwalk-chic.com

  26. Emma

    2013-07-13 at 9:24 AM

    What an amazing collection of high heel shoes.. Loved it..!

  27. Sofie

    2013-08-05 at 4:10 PM

    i love it too !:DD

    • Tamber

      2015-01-14 at 7:56 AM

      Thank you so much for this arctlie, it saved me time!

  28. jessbuurman

    2013-10-25 at 6:56 AM

    love to wear high heels in each style

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