Fashion accessory forecast for Spring 2012

When reviewing the looks and details of fashion in 2011, bigger did seem to be better this year. Fortunately, at the Shoe Design Studio, you can design a shoe to go with any style!

Truly a new year in every sense including fashion and accessories, 2012 is looking a bit different.  Bright colors are making way for pastels, and have been dropped to merely accent status when it comes to accessories for the coming year.

Pretty pale pinks paired with shimmering silvers are taking over bags and jewelry this spring, weaving the colors and textures together.  The hand-held clutch is the “it” bag of the coming season.

This spring, choose a long waist belt that wraps around you multiple times. Wear these belts in color, using bright shades to complement an outfit rather than frame it.

Hair pieces will be very much in focus this year. Look for oversized hair clips with lots of detail, and in feminine designs and shapes. Thin alice bands in pastel shades and subtle, bronzed metallic will be popular this year, too.

The theme and tone for accessories this year is pretty, feminine and subtle. That doesn’t mean it has to look understated – mix up statement colors and layer lots of pieces for a more intense look.

Delicate is in, so choose accessories that are graceful, soft and accentuate the feminine.

Flight of fantasy…sharing a shoe I just loved!

Christian Dior Shoes

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I went on a search today to find some inspiration for designing my own shoes–and we will be sharing the Thursday Inspiration right here tomorrow–and I found it!

I love this shade of blue, and the balance of shape, color and art are nearly perfection in my eyes! I invite you to take advantage of our new “Create from Scratch” feature on the Shoe Design Studio website. Once inside “Create from Scratch,” you will have all the tools you need to literally build your own shoes from the ground up. It is an amazing process, and an even more amazing fit.

Once you have designed your very own shoes, please share them with all of us on the website and on our Facebook page, We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

News from The Shoe Design Studio!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

First, we’d like to thank you for taking part in our Holiday Sparkle contest. As we announced on our Facebook page, the contest winner is Stephanie La Plante!

Her entry was unforgettable, and so is her outfit! She wins the OPI Holiday Mini Collection, and the votes of many of our fans!

The Shoe Design Studio is preparing to launch the most creative aspect of our site, ‘Create from Scratch’. Create from Scratch allows you, the designer, to mix and match shoe parts to form a complete shoe design. After you have created your unique shoe design, you will then be able to apply your selected materials to the various shoe parts.

Stay tuned to our blog, Facebook and Twitter to find out precisely when it will be ready!

Until then, Happy Holidays, and stay creative!