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!