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Monday, 24 October 2011
Hot on the Highstreet Week 74
At London Fashion Week I was introduced to the funky footwear and eccentric accessories of the Cleo B girls. I was stunned by the happy bright colours and wild unique designs. I was especially drawn to the shoe clips, a genius invention to jazz up any weary pair of shoes. These innovative decorations work just like vintage clip-on earrings but are worn on your footwear. I snapped up a pair of the Pink Crystal shoe clips online, reduced to £29.50.
Cleo Barbour launched in 2008 in London’s Dover Street Market with an exciting collection that illustrated her desire to create footwear that is wearable, feminine and reasonably priced. All of Cleo’s designs are glamorous and eye-catching, for women who want to make a statement. The shoes are curvaceous and sculptural and are often made in bright jewel shades of pink, turquoise and purple.
The shoe clips come in a variety of forms: crystals clusters or clown-like fluffy pompoms or gold and silver art deco half moons. They are versatile and individual and will revitalise any pair of plain ballet flats. I love wearing mine, perfect for converting my outfit from day to night if I am out and about blogging an event.
In March 2010 the Cleo B flagship boutique opened, located at 147 Ebury Street in London. This sophisticated space is adorned with Cleo’s collection of vintage posters and antique furniture.
Visit the shop to view and buy Cleo’s glittering shoes and shoe clips, or see online here.