Introducing Laurel Lime X Rachel Simpson
Posted on February 01 2021
Today we are absolutely thrilled to reveal an incredibly special limited edition collaboration we've been working on behind the scenes. Say hello to the exquisite Laurel Lime X Rachel Simpson collection.
After launching the gorgeous Mimosa Emerald back in November we were blown away with the love- it's true, this bejewelled wonder is really capturing your hearts (and toes!), and we totally understand why. Never ones to miss an opportunity to create beautiful shoes, we got our heads together with the designer behind Laurel Lime, Becky, and came up with this unique collaboration.
Laurel Lime X Rachel Simpson is a collection of four of our most loved shoes which are hand embroidered with a dazzling cocktail of Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and Czech crystal diamante to name but a few of the elements which make up each embellishment. Every pair is individually hand embellished to order and takes days to complete- Becky is one incredibly talented lady and we are honoured to be working with her.
We began the design process by looking at the signature RS elements which make up each shoe- for example the petal shaped panels of Mimosa and the Art Deco inspired fan shape of Isadora and Amber. Becky then sketched up ideas for the stunning beaded panels, designing them to enhance, not obscure these details.
Each individual panel is embroidered onto delicate mesh, an incredible process to watch and see the skill and patience involved. Every one is a slightly different size, (also depending on the size of the shoe), and has to be precise to make sure they fit the detail of the shoe perfectly. Once complete, the panels are carefully cut out and attached securely to the shoe.
These really are once in a lifetime shoes to treasure. Each pair is unique and made just for you- it doesn't get more special than that.
After we'd completed the designs for the shoes we decided to create a matching bridal belt to match each one. Bridal belts are a beautiful way of personalising your look and can be worn with a wide variety of different wedding dresses. The beauty of course is that both the belts and shoes can be worn again too, to relive those magical memories. Whilst each individual belt has been designed to compliment a specific shoe, they actually go with the rest of the Rachel Simpson collection or just wear them as a stand alone accessory- they're as versatile as they are beautiful!
All this week we'll be introducing you to each individual style in more detail, and in the meantime you can see the full collection by clicking here. We hope you love this very special collaboration as much as we do.