These swoon-worthy, wing-adorned beauties were created by the most buzzed-about British shoe designer in the game—Sophia Webster. The “Chiara” Butterfly-Back Sandal with its delicate laser cut 3D butterfly wings costs $560 and comes in two different color combinations.
A former design assistant of Nicholas Kirkwood, Sophia Webster launched her eponymous footwear and accessories line in 2013. The collection was instantly well-received, earning numerous accolades and awards. Webster’s designs, which include sandals, pumps, boots, and handbags, are characterized by a whimsical, quirky aesthetic. The London-based designer collaborated with J. Crew last spring. Her latest creations were worn by the Victoria’s Secret Angels in December.
Webster has a cult following with Hollywood a-listers and non-celebrity shoe lovers alike. Her growing Instagram account is proof. According to Women’s Wear Daily, Webster’s Instagram following has grown by more than 50 percent in the last six months.
To celebrate her 200,000 follower milestone, Webster has started a contest for one follower to win a year’s supply (12 pairs) of her magnificent shoes. To win, Webster’s Instagram followers must sign up for her online newsletter to be sent details of how to enter, with a deadline of Feb. 19.
When Webster posted the news that the “Chiara”– a style that has since morphed into the “Evangeline” Angel Wing Sandal for 2015— had come back into stock on her web site, she said the label sold “200 pairs in 24 hours.”
Sorry, my lovelies. The “Chiara” is sold out on Sophia’s website as well as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter. Be sure to add them to the wish list section on the sites mentioned. Better yet, sign up for Sophia’s newsletter so that you can win these pair or any other of her wonderful creations. Good luck!