We have *a lot* of original vintage and antique shoes in our ever-growing archive. We use these for inspiration, to study, and to take molds and patterns from. In addition, we draw inspiration from old magazine and catalog ads, antique footwear in museum collections, and old movies.
|"Downton Abbey" used a great many original shoes in production, like the gold pair Lady Rose is sporting here. These inspired our "Roxy" directly, couldn't you tell?|
|1930s inspiration influencing the "Lillian" Mary Janes in navy blue and ivory. (via)|
|1920s inspiration - sage green and ivory/tan leather mary janes with all kinds of beautiful cutwork. Shoe Icons Museum.|
|London College of Fashion - a beautiful 1930s spectator oxford.|
|1920s metallic leather shoes were all the rage. These are from Antique Dress.|
We're very proud of the new girls, and we hope you like them too! To check out all of the Darlings, inspired by the shoes in this post (and many others), please visit RoyalVintageShoes.com.
Pre-Order for all of the Deco Darlings opens
March 23rd at RoyalVintageShoes.com