Queensmith Loves | Charlotte Mills Shoes
‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’. Plus a silver sixpence in her shoe.
Charlotte Mills is one of those companies that truly cares about every step of their design process, and creating something special for brides to treasure. Each shoe is finished with the age-old ‘something old’ saying inscribed, and topped off with a silver sixpence embedded into the sole as a token of luck. The sixpence is the bride’s ‘something old’, and the powder-blue inside lining the ‘something blue’. Of course the shoes are the ‘new’, and the ‘borrowed’ an envelope which comes in the shoebox, for the bride to return with a picture of the shoes on the big day. ‘Romantic yet fun’, Charlotte Mills creates shoes to stand out from the crowd and deliver and fresh take on bridalwear.
Sleek & Chic
There’s a Charlotte Mills shoe for every taste, coming in a range of eclectic designs and heel heights to complement any look. Fabrics and materials are sourced from Italy and crafted in Spain, eventually becoming the finished product in their Manchester-based studio. The designs of Charlotte Mills shoes are undoubtedly contemporary, with metallic accents, embellished Swarovski crystals and bold embroidery. Whilst modern, the colour palette largely sticks to traditional tones - white, ivory, nude and off-white are complimented with accents of pastel blues, pinks and glitter. The range of flat shoe alternatives has sprung Charlotte Mills to the forefront of the UK’s bridal shoe business - women wanting comfort no longer have to compromise on style. We love the Blond sandals, available in gold, rose gold and silver. For mid-heels check out Ameli, and for show-stopping height go for the disco-inspired Elda platforms. While trainers down the aisle might not be your style, consider the hand-painted Dana kicks, or the personalised sneakers for when you’re ready to kick off your heels for something more comfortable to dance away in.
Made To Last
Whilst aimed at brides to be, Charlotte Mills shoes are not strictly bridal. Created to be treasured, Charlotte Mills encourages a style that women will be able to wear in years to come. With questions of sustainability, value for money and waste all in mind when planning a wedding, the prospect of wearing wedding shoes more than once is something most brides of today will cherish. Of course, you can still appreciate the glory of Charlotte Mills shoes without having a wedding on the horizon. Fearne Cotton is a fan of the Elda Barbie heels for everyday wear - think Studio 54 meets metallic pink, chunky heels.