Friday, September 17, 2010

Design Your Pedestal PINK! Atelier Shoes' Couture for the Cure

As many of you are all too well aware, October is breast cancer awareness month and this year, Atelier Shoes is getting involved in more than one way!  We recently partnered with to specially design a pair of heels to be auctioned off as part of their 10-year anniversary, Rock The Ribbon, celebration.  The Antoinette shoe, as shown below, is a silver metallic satin wedge, with a custom-designed pink ribbon charm.  The winner will have the Antoinette shoe made to fit following the auction.  All proceeds from the auction will go to  
Atelier Shoes has also specially designed a signature shoe for our very best friend Lisa Lee who recently lost her battle with breast cancer.  Lisa was a beautiful and loving mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend and we, more than anything, wanted to make her proud.  Lisa, like every other woman, loved shoes and she was one of our first supporters and biggest fans.  So, without further ado, we present to you the Lisa shoe--a small 2 1/2 inch wedge heel in camel and pink, with the signature pink ribbon on the heel patch.  The Lisa shoe is available for purchase for $85.00 (including shipping) with 50% of the proceeds to be donated to   The Lisa shoe is available for pre-order now by visiting the Design Your Pedestal PINK page in the Atelier Shoes' boutique. 

And, finally, beginning on October 1st, 2010 and running through October 31st, 2010 we will be hosting the Design Your Pedestal PINK campaign.  During this campaign, any custom designed shoe orders using the color pink and placed through our Online Design Studio will result in a donation being made to is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.  More information about this organization and their efforts can be found by visiting their website. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Style File: A Lovely Glow

We are loving the custom beadwork and flow of this wedding gown by Atelier Aimée Montenapoleone!  A gown this beautiful truly deserves a pair of shoes equally as beautiful, so we paired it with our Sally shoe, made as a three inch wedge in ivory satin, accented with our custom stonework design. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Getting Married? Custom Design Your Own Wedding Shoes!

We always thought that June was the month of brides, and maybe that's true, if you're talking about the month in which brides become wives.  But, as it turns out, the fall is the month in which girlfriends become fiancees. 

Many newly engaged women focus on the dress, and, we agree, that's the focal point for the evening for sure.  Nothing will showcase you as well as the perfectly picked wedding gown.  But, we encourage you not to forget your feet, as nothing will make you feel sexier under those yards and yards of satin, silk and organza as some sleek heels.  Whether you want to go with a traditional ivory and dress it up with a fun accessory, or go for something more outrageous, such as pink patent with zebra fur accents, we're here to make sure that you are dressed for the occasion--truly from head to toe!  See what we've done in our gallery!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Beat the Shoe Blues-Get 30% off your Custom Order

This afternoon Atelier Shoes made a quick trip to some of our favorite shoe stores to get a sense of this fall's style options.  And, to put it mildly, it was a gloomy day.  Plenty of black, brown, beige and boring to choose from, but nary a stitch of color.  Talk about a case of the shoe blues!  
Babs Shoe with Teal Leather and Brown Snakeskin Accents
Now, we get that even the most liberal spenders are watching their wallets a little more closely these days, but we really, really want to see some fun-loving feet on the streets this fall.  So, we've decided to extend a "Color Me Original" gift to our biggest fans for the month of September.  From now until the 30th, get 30% off a custom-designed shoe online order by entering the promotional code "Beattheblues" at checkout.  Incorporate brown if you must, but pick yourself out something a little more fun!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Engagement Season is Upon Us!

Courtesy of Aginet Photography
Atelier Shoes is pumped (no pun intended) to be a part of our brides upcoming weddings.  Initially, we worked with brides on customizing our existing line of shoes for their weddings.  Sara J. designed this really cool, very funky pair for her wedding, and honestly, we LOVE a bride with a sense of adventure! 

Since Sara J.'s wedding, we've expanded our offerings for creating the ultimate pair of shoes for each brides special wedding day.  Julie F. contacted us wanting a pair of baby blue satin wedge heels with flowers on the shoes.  We took that request and approached it with gusto, picking out different flower accent pieces and sending Julie photos of the possibilities so that she had the final say in her wedding shoes...and here she is wearing them on her wedding day!

The self-proclaimed Ultimate Wedding Shoe
And, with Julie's inspiration, we are now really engaged (again, no pun intended) in helping brides design the perfect shoe.  We're now working with local designers to create original, handmade bridal shoe adornments to compliment each brides wedding gown, floral arrangements and color selection.  And...we're having a blast doing it!  Here's one of the shoes that we recently put together, but be sure to check back here, and in our gallery to see our latest creations! 

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ladies, Help Your Guy Get It Right This Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and it's that time of year for dropping hints, such as, hints for a new pair of custom designed shoes.  Now, we understand that there may be more pressing hints that might be at the top of your hint-dropping list (such as, for example, an engagement ring), and if that's the case, we hope that you'll keep us in mind for your one-of-a-kind wedding shoes or for getting your bridesmaids together to design their own bridesmaids' shoes.  But, if you're looking for something more unique than a box of chocolates, a little something that you can slip into for that "I feel oh so [fill in your own blank]" feeling, then might we suggest you point your devoted to our gift certificates page where he can pick up a gift certificate for you to design a pair of your own shoes. 

And for those ladies who just as happy to spend the evening among the fairer sex, perhaps you should plan a Girls' Night In with your best girlfriends to design your own shoes at an Atelier Shoes' shoe party

After all...a box of chocolates won't make your legs look longer.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Weather Outside is Frightful

As anyone who has been reading the news lately knows, it's been a chilly month for the better part of the United States.  With temperatures in Florida threatening the citrus crop, it makes one hesitate in the morning when selecting the day's footwear.  While Uggs might be tempting, consider this--it's a great time of year for suede.  Warm shades of brown, fores green, hunter orange and cream can keep you your most fashionable self and Atelier Shoes can help you design the perfect pair to suit your style... just wait a few weeks on the peeptoes.

Of course, if you've got a tropic vacation planned, now might be the time to indulge in a custom-designed open-toed stiletto to show off those freshly pedied toes.  Go exotic with tropic shades of aqua blue and lime green. 

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The New Website Is Up! Preview Your Shoe Designs Before You Purchase!

It's been a long time coming and we've been slacking on our blog updates in the meantime, but the new website is finally up and we are so proud of it! Now, visitors can customize one of our template shoes, choosing the exterior upper, interior upper, heel, sole, footbed and label and preview their design in our new and improved Online Design Studio before making a purchase!  Check it out at