Octavia Pink Suede Shoes
Back in the day you would either be a ‘gold’ or ‘silver’ person, and then when rose gold exploded onto the scene, let’s face it, we were all obsessed. Nowadays it’s difficult to choose, so when we designed Octavia we decided to combine all three, to create the ultimate mixed metallic shoe. As with Luciana, we kept the basic design of the shoe fairly simple, amending the first sample to ensure that the edge of the shoe hit the foot at the perfect point to flatter, and not look too heavy or old fashioned. The teardrops are the real features- a trio or gold, silver and rose gold. This stunning triplet of straps meets in the middle and ties with a delicate rose gold satin ribbon, (you could always replace this with a wide organza ribbon to add a wonderfully romantic edge). As with so many Rachel Simpson designs, Octavia is a gorgeous result of adding just a little something to an otherwise classic concept.
We originally drew Octavia as a two part style, with the teardrop shaped straps sitting on their own in the middle of the shoe. It looked great on paper, but in reality it wouldn’t be as comfortable or supportive as the final design- plus you lost a bit of the teardrop shape as the straps went underneath the bottom of the shoe. So we modified it a little whilst keeping the scoop at the sides as low as was practically possible. The great thing about this is that it shows a lot of the foot without being a sandal, so you get all the glamour of a strappy shoe with the comfort and security of a closed toe.
We designed the beautiful Opal suede bag to perfectly compliment both the Octavia and Ophelia shoes.
Can feel slightly snug in your usual size. This will give during wear, but if you're in between sizes we'd recommend going for the larger of the two.