K James Couture Makes Twinkle Toes A Reality
Harness your inner Iris Chacón (sans the G-string and elaborate headpieces, that is) and sprinkle your wardrobe with some of the flashy rhinestones, sequins, fringe, and shimmering bits that made her dance costumes legendary. Sure, you want to avoid looking like a Vegas showgirl wannabe (or, worse, like a bedazzled Kardashian), but that doesn’t mean you have to banish the sparkle from your life. The key, then, is to find the balance between shimmer overindulgence and near monastical restraint. Fortunately, Los Angeles-based designer Kate Ferguson has made finding this tasteful middle ground easy for us via her custom footwear line K James Couture. The specialty line features sleek pumps with va-va-va-voom heels covered in Swarovski crystals, all painstakingly applied by hand so that each footwear style is one-of-a-kind.
Customers have the option of requesting a custom design or purchasing a pair of pre-fabricated heels handmade by Ferguson. Either way, they’ll be getting a sexy and sleek shoe with an unexpected bit of razzle dazzle at the heel. Platform pumps in various colors are available, along with othe heel styles, and customers are encouraged to specify which rhinestone colors they’d like to see along the heel. A pair of black pumps, then, can turn into a conversation piece with a geometric design created with teal, green, and gray crystals along the heel (as shown second from top); a pair of perky pink pumps can shimmer enough to make a Marilyn devotee blush (as with the pair shown at top); and so on.
The two-year-old company has already earned a cult following in Hollywood, with celebrities like Katy Perry slipping into K James Couture heels, and it’s now earning even more buzz along fashion insiders.
Pricing for these couture heels starts at $1,499. For more details, visit KJamesCouture.com