Well, they may have been a while in coming but the Poodles have finally arrived and boy- you are in for a treat!
Release the hounds!
So, the range consists of one heeled shoe, one brogue and one boot along with the cutest bag and purse combo.
This new launch is part of the Spring and Summer 21 collection so of course it features some gorgeous pastel shades and materials- just what we need as we see the daffodils popping up around us.
Let us have a closer look at them individually.
These stunners come in two colourways- red and black. Both are adorned with embroidered hearts along with the Eiffel Tower and of course the star of the show: The Poodle, who herself is dressed in a set of pearls and hat. The main body of the boot is covered in stripes and spots and is finished off with a wide ribbon lace. The boot sits on a mid-heel measuring in at 7.2cms which is the same as a Ban joe so great for dashing around and looking fabulous while keeping those feet comfy. Size wise we found them to be a little generous- possibly even being able to size down if you’re between sizes and of course being a tie closure, they are more forgiving if like me you suffer with chunky ankles. Shoe Emporium are currently only stocking the red colourway as they felt the colours popped more on those. As these are a new style, they have the new season Hilda the Hippo sole and come in the new season box to match.
Retail at £129 available in sizes 38-43
The heel in this range is based on the popular Fancy this/that which has been released in several colours and designs over the years. I always think of these as a Nick of Time with a strap if that helps anyone. These come in three colourways (all of which are available on Shoe Emporium) Black, lilac/Pink and Yellow. Each of the designs feature a printed poodle design on the main body of the shoe with an embroidered ‘Oh La La’ over the outer aspect of the heel and oh course it’s all topped off with a big glittering bow to the front. Although these are higher than the boots, they still come in at a wearable height which is 9.2cm. The strap is fastened with Velcro which I personally love as it can be adjusted according to the width of your feet. We found these to be true to size. As these are based on a returning design, they have the Iconic flower sole and box to match.
Retail at £89 available in sizes 37-43
Right, first off, I am not a brogue Kinda girl but……. I love these! They come in two colourways; Red and Black (again we went for red- must be a theme there!?!) they of course again feature our new favourite poodle only this time she is fluffy! I cannot tell you how happy this makes me that she has cleverly been given some depth on a flat shoe which has been further detailed by having a lead attached to her collar which is made of tiny pearl like beads. The actual poodle this time is also a stitched piece of suede like material which just adds to the amazing detail on these lace up shoes. When combined with the patent like main body of the shoe along with cute gingham accents, this is sure to be a showstopper! The sole on these is a rubber like material with grip patterns so you’re sure to stay upright while strutting your stuff! From a sizing perspective we found them pretty much true to size.
Retail at £129 available in sizes 37-43
Onto accessories now, Paris Parade is the only bag in the range and is a similar size to the Genie bag amongst others. This beauty features Miss Poodle in all her finery- this time with a bow in her hair. Again, IC have used the furry body to create a more 3d effect on a flat applique. She stands next to a glittering Eiffel Tower, surrounded by hearts and pearl beads on a background of baby blue gingham. The bag has a zip top main compartment with the usual inner zip compartment and pockets that you know and love.
Park Princess is the only purse and perfectly matches Paris Parade. The main body of the purse is the same baby blue gingham material we saw on the bag and it is adorned with an embroidered Poodle and the words Oh La la that we see on French Fancy, it’s a clasp close purse that measures in at: Length 16, Width 10.5 and Depth 2cms.
I hope you’ve found this blog helpful- Ive certainly had fun writing it for you!