Friday, August 13, 2010

What's the News, Kitty Cat?

Linen shoes in the Kitty Chronicle newspaper print. Black panther shoes with heirloom lace and sparkly gems. Gabbi shoes in cream. They're the cat's meow for your little fashionista.

I'm sorry it took me so long to get this post together. I shot all the images and loved the composition--I thought they had the perfect amount of light and shadow. When I opened them up, they were all much too dark. All that work had to be scrapped and redone. *sigh* In the interim, I received a very exciting email. I've been praying a lot about my little company. It's very difficult to have a business and have balance. My children are still so little. I don't want to look back with regret, and I have been praying for confirmation and encouragement, if going forward is His desire. He answered in such a big way. I hope, a little further down the road, I can tell you all the details.

In the meantime, here are some photos of new designs. I have, as mentioned, over 100 pairs of shoes in the studio. My fabulous intern, Paige, went back to school. I have yet to hire a replacement.

One of the first of those styles I will offer is the newsprint shoes below called Kat. I love this fabric. It's the perfect shade of linen with black newsprint letters from the "Kitty Chronicle." It would be so cute in a peep toed bootie like these.

Additional designs are the black panther jersey print with a bit of reclaimed lace and silver gem. Like I said in a previous post, these would be perfect with a silhouette t-shirt and distressed jeans or a ruffly cream little dress.

I'm disappointed with how these photos turned out. I had much more elaborate chalk sketches and lots of stylized photos with beads and fabric. In the end, my concentration was totally thrown, and I had the kids leaning over my shoulder, stealing beads and trying to "dust" the ground with my reclaimed french silks.

I am not sure when I will offer the shoes. I am thinking Thursday evening for all 3 styles. I was planning on sooner, but a project {mentioned above} came up that I will be working on earlier in the week. All of them are in my full range of sizes: 2-8.

I'll close with another photo of my gorgeous little niece. You can see more photos of her here. I have a new photo friday design, but I still haven't gotten to take the pictures. I'm working on it! Have a lovely Saturday! XO


jenna said...

You have a beautiful line filled with magnificent collections! I can't help myself however, because I really think that some of these adorable items would be perfected with a flower headband! I have fallen in love with Gigis Apparel flower headbands and hats, and I think they'd look great paired with some of your accessories!

Mande said...

Cuteness!!! Love these! Cannot wait to see more. xo

Prencie said...

Super cute Jessica!!! I can totally see these on Paris;) hee hee! I just recently made a headband that would go great with these!!! LOVE! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

Marley's Momma said...

Beautiful shoes! Can't wait to see what you have created!

Dear Lillie said...

Ahhhhhh - okay, these are definitely my new favorites! I have such a weekness for any kind of script fabric! Just realized I never e-mailed you back so I will later today!

Dear Lillie said...


Jessica said...

I'm running behind here. I was contacted about something unexpected this afternoon. I wish I could say what right now, but I can't. Just keep Joyfolie in your prayers! {It's possibly a very good thing!} Will post more pics over the next few hours!

Brandy said...

Beautiful little shoes!!

Jenni said...

in my thoughts and prayers!

these shoes are so beautiful! love 'em!

Prencie said...

OMW!!! Jessica! You're killing me!! The Kitty chronicle in the peep boots, I AM JUMPING up and down!!! I would LOVE a PAIR!!!! LOVE, Love, LOVE!!! Awesome pics btw! I adore the chalkboard background and flowers! Very cute!!! Can't wait to see what's up your sleeve!!:)

Angel Warrior said...

you are incredible!!! These shoes are just fabulous!!! I am always so impressed and excited about your work! Will keep you {and joyfolie} in my prayers!!!

Alisha said...

I love all these, they are so beautiful. I think the Gabbi's in cream are my new favs :)

Megan said...

love all the shoes! can't wait for the peep toe boot :) but my favorite pic is of your niece! oh, i try and try to get photos like that of my kids and nothing ever comes out right, so i am going to fly down after the baby boy is here and have you take a few seriously amazing photos of him :) you are a great photographer, what type of camera do you have??? maybe thats the problem, the camera... not the person behind it! :)

Megan said...

oh and fingers crossed and prayers going your way on whatever the news is that you can't tell us!!!

Jessica said...

It's so great to hear other mom's struggle with the same thing! I've been working on my own little side business ( and struggle with focusing on the kids, while working part-time from home and trying to design. We have a 3 month old and 2.5 year old. Thanks for being so open! Praying God's blessing on your life and balance!

Anonymous said...

These are great pictures but how do I look at buying the poka dot linen pair??? I don't see anything about purchase. I started on your website which said to go to facebook for more pics and now what do I do?


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