WEDDING SHOES Q & A WITH ICONIC SHOE DESIGNER SOPHIA WEBSTER
Can you tell us what your inspiration was behind the Bridal Wifey for Lifey collection?
When I first launched the collection, I was engaged to be married myself. The market at that time was quite traditional and conservative and I wanted something a bit bolder for myself and thought there wasn’t much around like that on offer. I also wanted to put some thoughtful details in like subtle references to ‘something blue’ so I designed in sock and sole details as well as our iconic Wifey for Lifey emboss on the sole, a light hearted touch. I wanted the range to cater for the spectrum of bridal looks, be that simple elegance or contemporary, so besides classic pumps I also introduced a bridal option of my iconic Chiara. Over time I layered on bestselling styles from my mainline collection such as Evangeline which features an angel wing at the back and our bestselling sandal Rosalind which features a crystal bead heel.
Which are your favourite shoes from the collection and why?
I designed the ultimate princess shoe in a style called Royalty which features a sparkly tiara at the front of the shoe, it’s very romantic and extra! But I will always love the products featuring our signature bridal slogan, ‘Wifey for Lifey’. This includes a pump, flat sandals and our Cleo, a marquetry box clutch.
What makes Sophia Webster shoes the unique choice for a bride on her wedding day?
People always tell me it’s the detail that really counts. If you have an incredible dress on, you want your shoes to really reflect that and complement your look. We have a bridal shoe for every personality, some are very embellished or with my signature wings, others are more minimal and traditional. All of our bridal shoes also come with ‘Wifey for Lifey’ on the bottom, which makes for a fun, personalised touch.