Our two favourite models were back last week to show off our new shoes.
The perfect place for a candy bracelet!
Loving our Tangerine Puffin loafers with Georgia’s Scanlon and Theodore peplin top
Bared Raven Boots
Frankie was back strutting his stuff.
Frankie taking a rest.
Our favourite models chilling out.
I know that I am busy when I get yet another call from the Kinder because I have forgotten to pick up Gil. The little man then proved very helpful carrying boxes and ordering everyone around as we played tetris in our way too small shop! The time has definitely come to find somewhere bigger.
Whoever is taking the photos is usually aware that we only take photos of my legs as I am the most uncomfortable looking model. This shot proves that it should stay that way!
Our little helper
With the arrival of our new ‘Sandpiper’ sand shoe and some more ‘Wagtail’ brogues we decided that a travel themed shoot was in need. Somehow most of our shots look more rebellious school girl than world travel. Oh well they are still pretty cool.
Poor George did a lot of leaping across the car park!
The dumpster never lets us down for a great photo.
Another dumpster shot
It was great to have Alex back on the team for a few days. Her internship at Russh mag has proven very handy behind the camera. Hopefully she gets Sydney out of her system soon and heads back to Melbourne or I need to hurry up and open a store in sydney!
I was cleaning out some of my old files the other day when I came across this photo of Frankie as a puppy taken in the Toorak store just before I opened it in 2008. In some ways it seems like yesterday that this picture was taken and in other ways it seems like a lifetime ago. We bought Frankie on a whim one day a few weeks before I opened the store. He spent the first year of his life in shop and proved a handy draw card to passers by.
Since this first photoshoot Frankie has proven a very handy prop for photographing shoes. He is at the right level to add a little bit of cute to every shoot!
These are some Frankie’s appearances in the Bared photo shoots.
A word of warning. These are the best dogs in the world but for those of you about to head out and find a puppy for yourselves make sure you take out a good pet insurance policy. We know all about this as poor little Frankie had to have spinal surgery a few months ago!
My Sausage Dog obsession has also found its way into other areas of my home.
I am constantly gluing these books ends back together but I do love them even if they are not sturdy like a book end should be.
Even my crafty collage for Gilbert’s room when he was tiny featured a sausage!
We decided that the car park out the back was not going to work for our summer shoot so we ventured out to the gorgeous ‘Paynes Rise Winery’ in the Yarra Valley. I think that I was still in the head space of organising my Daughter Eliza’s 1st birthday party when it came to styling this shoot. It seemed to end up very girly! A swing, a rocking-horse, some pretty balloons, spring blossoms and some amazing clothes made for some fun shots.
‘Skin and Treads’ is one of my favourite destinations for summer and winter essentials. We were lucky enough to be able to borrow some of their gorgeous clothes for our shoot. Pop into their High street store next time you visit us or jump onto http://www.skinandtreads.com if you love their stuff as much as we do!
‘Skin and Treads’ outfits with our ‘Puffin’ Loafer and ‘Peacock’ sandals.
‘Skin and Treads’ jeans and jacket with our Flamingo sandal
We were very excited when ‘Obus’ recently moved into the shop next door to us. This is another great brand that you should check out. I love their unique prints and cuts and I am currently living in a grey knit dress that is part of their traveller range. Check them out at http://www.obus.com.au.
Obus playsuit with out mint ‘Wagtail’ oxfords
The Gorgeous Obus dress and some behind the scenes.
Gilbert was not happy when someone let go of the balloons!
The runaway balloons!
The sandals have just arrived in store so I had better go and unpack them.
Enjoy your spring!
The Lovely Mollie Stevens is a Stylist/ Model and Blogger for the allaboutedie Blog. Only recently returning from a trip documenting New York, London and Paris fashion weeks, she has made the time to style three of our shoes the ‘Mollie Stevens’ way: ‘Wagtail’ mint lace-up’s, ‘Kingfisher’ tan ankle boots and the leopard ‘Starling’ slipper loafer. Here is what she had to say about our shoes and some tips on how to style them yourself:
“The thing I love about Bared Footwear, apart from the fact that their comfort factor is out of this world, is that their styles are extremely tran-seasonal and scream versatility! With the warmer weather right at our door, teamed with a playful little skirt or short, the ‘Wagtail’ Mint brogues would be perfect to team with an outfit of pretty sorbet shades. Throw on the ‘Starling’ Leopard Loafers with a pair of casual boyfriend jeans, a basic tee and a structured blazer and you are all set for a balmy day of shopping and lunching. Another must have essential, is the ‘Kingfisher’ flat ankle boot. The ghost grey hue of the boot isn’t too harsh for Spring and is a stylish alternative to flats. Paired with some denim cut offs and a loose printed tank, I could see these bad boys being a hit at the up and coming Summer festivals.”
With our new motto `A Treat For Your Feet’ we have had some fun this week shooting our new brochure. Here is a sneak peak.
We really don’t have too much time on our hands!
Our very technical set design!
It is certainly handy to have attractive staff and friends to help out with some impromptu styling photos. Ally popped into the shop this week to help Alex out with some PR ideas and Alex couldn’t help throwing her in the dumpster out the back of the shop for some action shots. I think the results are pretty cool!
We have the gorgeous Mollie (blogger/model/stylist) form allaboutedie featuring on our blog next week. She will be doing a style shoot for us explaining how to wear our ‘starling’ slipper loafer, ‘wagtail’ brogues and ‘kingfisher ‘ ankleboots.
Hope you are enjoying the warm sun spring has brought us!
We didn’t pick a great day on Friday decide to have another photo shoot but I had just received a size 39 pair of all of our new shoes and I couldn’t wait to get them on George for some photos. The painful wait on these boots and loafers continues with the ETA remaining the first week of June.
Most of the gorgeous clothes are borrowed from Arabella Ramsays. I absolutely love her stuff and we are lucky enough to have her beautiful shop right next door to us in High Street, Armadale. Check out her latest collection at www.arabellaramsay.com
We had to get Frankie into these shots that have us styling Arabella Ramsey’s dog print leggings!
There are more photos to come. Stay warm and have a nice long weekend.
We decided to get the gorgeous George back for some more photos. This time we managed to use the right lens from the start.
Behind the scenes.
The car park at the back of the shop gets another run as a location. Hopefully it is not obvious but our styling was a combination of what Georgia, Alex and I happened to be wearing on the day. Lots of clothes swapping.
As you can see it was all extremely professional!