It’s finally here! The big Royal Wedding will be taking place in less than 24 hours, which means for us fashionistas’ that we’ll finally get to see what Kate Middleton wears as she walks down the royal isle, on her way to becoming a real life princess. Of course, I’m more interested in the shoes! After all, what Cinderella moment would’nt be complete without a pair of fabulous heels? Ok so Kate is not quite Cinderella, but she’s certainly nabbing Prince Charming!
According to an article on WWD, designers were asked to share their creations should Kate Middleton walk down the isle in their shoes. Among the designers, Manolo Blahnik, Giuseppe Zanotti, René Caovilla, Cesare Casadei and Georgina Goodman showed their designs.
Of the four designs, my heart is set on Cesare Casadei and Manolo Blanik’s creations. Both of their designs are timeless, elegant and truly fit for a princess.
Cesare Casadei designed a single-soled silk pump with jeweled straps and embroidered floral details. Why? Because “Kate reminds me of a 2011 Audrey Hepburn. … This elegant design is customized with embroidery and multishaped clear crystals, to create a waterfall of stones dancing down the foot. I can see Kate dancing all night in this ‘new tango’ heel
Manolo Blahnik designed an ivory silk pump with organza lilies of the valley and sea pearls. He said “It represents springtime and everything fresh and new, which is what Kate Middleton is all about.”
Giuseppe Zanotti designed a black satin sandal with large sapphire centerpiece and surrounding diamonds, on a metal-tipped stiletto. “I wanted her shoes to match the classic and sophisticated elements of her ring, but with a younger, modern edge. Jewelry for the feet is my DNA, so designing for a princess comes very naturally.”
As much as I love Giuseppe Zanotti and these shoes, I dont know how the Queen mother would feel about her new Royal princess wearing black shoes to her wedding.
Georgina Goodman designed an antique Welsh lace pump with
Scottish seed pearls and pearl-inspired heel
“I wanted to create something special with an intrinsic emotional value; something old and at the same time mirroring Kate’s fresh modernity. … I have aimed for a balance between history and femininity fitting the occasion; a kind of luxury recycling.”
Hmm, I love it, but the heel looks a little bit scary! Kate does have a very loooooong isle to walk down.
René Caovilladesigned a white satin sandal with marabou feathers and multicolor Swarovski crystal gems. He said “this shoe is fit for a princess because the sandal is elegant, sexy and precious, and it suggests a magical atmosphere.”
Which one will she wear, or will she wear any of them at all? We’ll have to watch and see I guess.\
What’s your favourite pick?