Photo Credit: Jeremy Chou Photography
Okay, we’re one day past Tuesday Shoesday, but we’re going to side step that for a sec - because Claire Pettibone for Bella Belle Shoes just launched today (and the collection is SO GOOD it hardly needs a hashtag franchise to make it legit). The limited-edition, four-style capsule collection is pretty poetic as it weaves Pettibone’s whimsical aesthetic into Bella Belle’s signature romantic designs. The designs will be available for purchase on each of the brands’ sites, along with Nordstrom, from January 2019.
And brides, these shoes are beyond stunning - like “I have no reason to buy these, I’m not a bride, but they’re so beautiful I have to have them” kind of stunning. We’ve been watching the social media hinting posts across both CP and BB’s Insta feeds, and everyone has been psyched to see who Bella B is stepping out with on this new launch. Lots of you have already guessed, too, that Claire is behind the curated capsule - why? Because there are bridal details that every designer does, making them hardly recognizable or unique anymore, and then there are Claire details like vintage French lace and Guipure appliqués, phenomenally-photogenic pastels, and motifs like whimsical winged butterflies that are entirely inimitable and characteristically hers.
They’re excited“We invited Claire Pettibone to collaborate on this capsule collection as her designs embody Bella Belle’s spirit - thoughtful and exquisite. Her whimsical touch adds another dimension to our brand’s feminine DNA. Each design has that quintessential Pettibone touch and we enjoyed the creative process with her.” ~ Erina Ardianto and Veronyca Kwan, Bella Belle Shoes
Clues about the shoes
👠 The capsule is kissed with Claire Pettibone’s vintage style & bohemian touch - both of which have made her a household name across the globe.
👠 All four ethereal styles are available in soft pastel colors and handcrafted from silks and fine materials featuring embroideries, French lace motifs and Guipure appliqués.
👠 Price points range from $355 to $389 on www.clairepettibone.com and www.bellabelleshoes.com, as well as Nordstrom from January 2019.
“I was beyond thrilled to collaborate with Bella Belle as my dresses are often paired with their designs and to have the chance to put my romantic sensibility to one of my favorite accessories was a dream come true! This collection was inspired by many of the same elements that comprise my wedding gowns...details from nature with a touch of the whimsical.” ~ Claire Pettibone, Designer
A little “something blue” for a romantic nod to tradition. The Freya shoes make a delicate, romantic finishing touch with a double ankle strap, and tiny flower buds blooming on the heels. Just a tiny hint of shimmer with silver threads intertwined with ivory and baby blue embroidery and a few dew-drops of clear sequins.
A classic bridal pump featuring French embroidery patterns with a gorgeous scalloped edge to embellish the design. The removable silk ribbon bow is a nod to the iconic ballerina. One of Pettibone’s favorite elements as the bride can choose to customize the design with her own ribbon or heirloom piece. ((LOVEEEE THIS!))
Flora is a quintessential Claire shoe; Pale blush flowers with sage green and rose gold accents embroidered onto blush silk satin. A little vintage, a little whimsy, and all of nature’s beauty wrapped up into an utterly-romantic statement piece.
Iridescent blooming vines are stitched on the mesh upper, and Guipure lace butterflies (a Pettibone signature) have landed to take a sip of nectar. At the back of the shoe, two winged lovers have found each other, so when the heels are together, they make a sweet pair. The butterflies are hand-tinted, so each pair is unique, and this shoe is available by special order as a limited edition.
Follow Claire Pettibone and Bella Belle on IG for more on their kismet collab