Saturday, January 14, 2012

Photo Folie - Blush Sparkle

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images, top to bottom, left to right: rose dress and sunshine (Kiss the Groom), glittery dresses (Edyta Szyszlo), Sugar Lips, blush rose (happee monkee)

Happy Weekend!  As mentioned below, I am going to bring back Photo Folie posts.  {Photo Folie is a blog post in which I create a new pair of shoes inspired by a photo.}  This particular photo folie is a combination of several photos, tied around the perfect shade of pink.  As I have said many times, I have a love-hate relationship with pink.  On the one hand, it is the most trite little girl color, ubiquitous and can be entirely boring.  On the other hand, I have a deep-seeded sense of inner girlie-girl and do love pink, if it is done properly.  Plus, my own daughter is driving me crazy--CRAZY, I tell you!!--with her fervent resolve to wear nothing but the color.  {Honestly, just yesterday Mia and I had a 20 minute discussion over why she could not wear something out of the dirty clothes just because it was, to quote Mia, "the most perfect PINK dress."}

To me, the key to pink is all about the shade.  So, the factory and I went through several rounds of sourcing to find the perfect shade of blush glitter.  The result is more of a soft, burn pink with an undertone of champagne.  Also, sparkle shoes are everywhere, and if Joyfolie was going to do a sparkle shoe it had to be unique, with an unusual silhouette that couldn't be found anywhere else.  So, I designed a T-strap with a soft little chiffon bow.  The result are shoes called the Genevieve.  Releasing the end of this month in size 4 - youth 1:
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A few other favorite blush pink items, some glittered stars and a ruffled backdrop:
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One more photo of the Genevieve from our Blush and Black Collection:
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I will be releasing more styles from our spring collection over the course of the next two weeks, so be sure to check back.  Happy Weekend!





9 comments:

Kelly | Blushink said...

Oh my. I love these. And I just purchased that blush ruffle curtain for baby girls nursery. I have a feeling I will LOVE this collection.

Meredith Blunt said...

Oh Jessica, these are so beautiful! You are right, they are the exception in sparkle shoes (Bronwyn is a sparkly-shoe specialist these days, I think she would approve of these!).

Molly said...

Could be an ALL TIME fav! Beautiful! :)

Anonymous said...

Love these shoes....you always amaze me with your. You have a wonderful talent.

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

Haha - my littlest one is on my lap, and when we got to the picture of the shoes she said "Yes, please!"

Those are beautiful!!

Daneilia @ Anchors Away said...

Those shoes are absolutely adorable. My toddler would love (she happens to be a shoe girl lol)!

Windy Ridge said...

So pretty, as always! I just found some some pale pink fabric that I am dying to design with:)

Jessica Haley said...

Jen, it's funny you should post b/c you were on my mind these past few days. I hope Eden's Bouquet is well! We really should coordinate on something! I am always inundated with stuff to do. I wish you lived closer--think of the fun we could have together! :)

Jessica Haley said...

Meredith, I forgot to add that my Mia is a big fan of sparkle as well... She actually gave a lot of input on the shoes. She was emphatic about "non-scratchy" glitter and that we used velcro and not buckles. Isn't it funny how they are such tiny little beings yet have no shortage of opinions!

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