The thing which really sets Amalia apart is the stunning embellishment on the front of the shoe. It’s made up of marquise shaped diamante and tiny little gold plated leaves- all twined together with delicate twisted gold wire. Every embellishment is hand made by award winning accessories brand Laurel Lime, and is like a beautiful piece of jewellery in it’s own right. For that reason we kept the design of the shoe fairly simple- a classic Rachel Simpson t-bar with an elegant peep-toe. It was really important that we chose the right colours for Amalia, and made sure they complimented the gold metal work. We went for suede rather than leather, because it gives an overall softer look which works perfectly with such a feminine, romantic shoe. We chose gold leather for the t-bar, to compliment the gold metalwork and add a lovely contrast to the soft suede. It also makes for a really comfortable shoe, as you just put them on, buckle them up and you’ll feel supported all day long- one of the many reasons we love a t-bar!