Sunday, 27 March 2011

Shoe Heaven

On Wednesday this week I went along to the Bertie SS11 bloggers event to see their lovely new shoe collection. Being a massive shoe fan, I am always on the lookout for new shoes to lust over and Bertie did not disappoint, their SS collection being the perfect mix of unique styles that are also highly wearable.

The main colours of the collection included Spring staples tan, cream, cornflower blue, nude, cherry red and obligatory black. Soft leather was the material of choice and key details such as laces, buckles, lazer cut holes and weaving made an appearance. There is a relaxed feel to the collection, heels are glamorous but in shades that would compliment every Spring outfit rather than taking it over and brogues and loafers are light and comfortable.

My favourites from the collection are as follows:


Wonderful wedges seem to be the order of the season at Bertie, love this cornflower blue lace up 'Mont Blanc' style for £75, would look lovely with a white Summer dress.

These 'Prespa' mega wedges seemed to be a clear favourite with the majority of attendees, available in tan, black and cherry red as seen below for £95. Very 70's and in such a beautiful colour, try clashing with blush pink and caramel shades.

I snapped up a pair of these lace up peep toe 'Sandia' wedges in taupe as seen here, also available in black, £85. THE perfect pair of daytime wedges with a comfortable heel height and in a nude shade that will go with pretty much everything. Love them!


There was a large selection of lovely flats in the collection so I have narrowed it down to my favourite three pairs (always hard for me!), first to catch my eye were these buckled soft leather 'Santis' pumps for £85. They come in black and brown and wouldn't look out of place on the feet of Alexa Chung, I particularly like the buckle detail around the ankle that sets them apart from a standard pair of black flats.

These beautiful blue 'Galatea' brogues are next up. Such a stunning shade of blue and the perfect way to inject some colour into your daytime footwear collection. Would look perfect with a preppy outfit topped off with a Letterman jacket. Also comes in tan and black if you're not sold on the colour, available now for £75.

Last pair of flats to catch my eye were these floral tapestry loafers that I noticed tucked away in a corner (please excuse my awful photography). I can't seem to see them on the Bertie website at the moment but hopefully they're not far off being in store, definitely ones to keep an eye out for. Love the tapestry detail, giving them a vintage feel and I have a definite soft spot for loafers wearing them most days to work so I'll definitely be purchasing these asap!

Aside from the shoes we were treated to a DJ, lovely snacks and drinks by the great team at Bertie along with an amazing photo booth which myself, Amy and Catherine made good use of! See our silly pictures below and check out the rest from the event at the Fun Booth website. Overall it was a lovely evening, thanks again to the team at Bertie for inviting me along. Feast your eyes at the full collection at


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