It’s not fair! Sophia Webster, you know our weakness so well, no other designer can play with our thoughts like that. Her name is synonymous to luxury when it comes to women’s footwear, and I’m about to give you a sneak peek into the newest Sophia Webster Barbie shoe collection. Be prepared, it’ll blow your mind (and probably the bank account too). Whether you consider yourself a Barbie doll or are just a fan, these shoes will catch your attention, as that’s what they were inspired by – the almighty Barbie! Even if you don’t like overly pink shoes, you hardly ever pass by. You have to look once.
Webster says that “creating a shoe collection for Barbie has always been her dream project.” I can probably speak for thousands of girls that had a dream to wear a Barbie shoe. I also had a time like that, but childhood used to be our Vegas, all of our bizarre dreams always stayed there. Until now. Would you ever imagine that our dreams would come together in such harmony?
The Sophia Webster Barbie collection consists of 9 styles. Six of them are meant to be worn by adults. The styles for grown-up Barbies include trainers, flat sandals, and high heels. Another 3 styles are meant for the real professionals in this business – kids. Now they can really critique Webster’s creativity.
The collection will be available on Webster’s official website starting with August 27 (only a week left!). But the Barbie trend doesn’t stop there. Webster is getting ready to launch her exclusive, limited-addition doll that would be showing off a pair for Riko trainers (be careful, there’s some glitter involved!). Once the shoe collection makes the right noise and the buzz becomes viral, the doll would be ready to make the epic entrance in a specially designed box. Make sure your kid doesn’t see it, otherwise you’ll have a hard time saying “no.” She does know how to sell a fashion eye candy, doesn’t she?
Thankfully, Webster probably knows how “fictional” some of the shoes from her collection look (not that you can’t wear high heels with butterfly wings). She points out: “I love that this concept strikes a balance between dreams and reality.” I’m not sure I agree with this. The Liudmila fairytale shoes could be addressed as the Footwear Crossroad of dreams and reality, but when it comes to Barbie, you should just say “the entertainment industry and the reality.”
Webster explained her inspiration more by telling us how she wanted to set the Barbie loose in East London and follow her with her concept. While the Barbie shoes find their place in the fashion demands list, I’d love to see the reaction of tomboy girls, who played with cars and sticks, and considered the popular Barbie particularly intriguing. Would they ever consider wearing any of these pairs? We’ll never know if you don’t give us your feedback. Let us know how much you liked Webster’s Barbie collection.
Photos courtesy of Vogue