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Come and meet our new friend – she designs shoes!


Here at Honeys Lingerie Boutique we are always on the look out for fresh, new designers, offering simply gorgeous collections, that sit alongside our exclusive designer lingerie.

No more so than Rachel Simpson who designs exquisite shoes to compliment our bridal lingerie and silk nightwear so beautifully.

So with great pleasure we introduce you to Rachel Simpson Shoes (www.rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk) – we got chatting to her recently about her company and her aspirations for the coming year, here’s what she had to say:



“When did you start your company?”

R “We started trading in August last year and launched to the public at the National Wedding Show in September, so just under a year ago!”

H “Who buys your shoes?”

R “As the shoes are vintage inspired the collection isn’t really age defined and so appeals to a wide spectrum of women.  Our customers are fashion aware but have their own sense of style and appreciate good quality.

H “How can people buy from you?

R “Customers can visit our website at www.rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk to view and buy the full collection, or to find their nearest stockist.  Alternatively they can call us on 0121 428 2698.

H “What inspired your designs?

R “I take a lot of inspiration from 1920s and 1930s footwear, when the look was elegant and glamorous, with delicate attention to detail and gorgeous materials.  I try and offer something a little different to a traditional wedding shoe, so they can be worn again after the big day.

H “Who do you look up to in the design world?  Who is your favourite designer?

R “Ooh tricky one – I love the forms and lines of Salvatore Ferragamo, who also had a fantastic eye for colour and fabric combinations.  I’m also a big fan of Guiseppe Zanotti for his truly show-stopping creations!  In the past few years I’ve admired Rupert Sanderson’s work, the design and quality go hand in hand to create some amazing shoes.

H “Who else should people be looking out for?  Up and coming designers, fresh new talent?

R “Shoes really are at the forefront of fashion now rather than merely an accessory to an outfit and there are some fab designers making a real name in the fasihion world  - I’m loving Nicholas Kirkwood’s amazing shapes!

H “What are you looking forward to for the rest of the year – launches, designs, travel etc?

R “I can’t wait to launch the new collection at the British Bridal Exhibition Harrogate in September, then it’s the National Wedding Shows at Earls Court and the NEC. I love doing the shows and meeting loads of happy brides to be! It makes it all worthwhile when  you see the shoes in action at people’s weddings.

H “Give us a little taster of your new season collection

R “Ooh that would be telling!  It’s a new direction to the bridal collection so I’m really excited to be showing something different, watch this space!

H “And finally for now Rachel, what’s your biggest fashion no-no?

R “I have done that female thing of buying shoes that are too small because I fell in love and they didn’t have my size, but I have an excuse now though, as I buy lots of tiny vintage shoes for work!”

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2 Responses to “Come and meet our new friend – she designs shoes!”

  1. PianoMan
    10:53 am on October 27th, 2009


    Megacool Blog indeed!… if anyone else has anything it would be much appreciated. Great website Enjoy!…

  2. Raymond Weil
    2:14 am on January 14th, 2010

    Thanks that was a good article!

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