Located in downtown Edmonton, just south of the Legislature building, EnPrivado is a loft featuring designer shoes, handbags and fashion accessories. It's a place to linger and relax with a cup of tea, while perusing the shoes. During our visits to select shoes, Rosanne, one of the resident shoe-aholics, was an expert source of advice given their many tempting choices.
For each of the 3 looks, ID Bohemia featured a different style from EnPrivado's shoe closet:
- Paco Gil Sequin Booties - the strong silhouette of these shoes was a perfect complement to ROOY Couture's architectural dress in gleaming white duchess silk satin. The sequin finish turns an otherwise deceptively simple design into something appropriate for your wedding day, and though not your usual bridal shoe, they'd be a chic choice for the fashion-forward bride. (After the wedding, they'd pair fantastically with dark denim or a little black dress.)
- Pura Lopez Ivory Bow Shoes - these sweet and flirty heels were chosen for ROOY's flowing white silk charmeuse gown with hand-beaded black French lace overlay and satin sash—a playful choice for Beauty's love-driven transformation into a Bride. In ivory silk-satin, this shoe is the most typically bridal of the three styles we worked with, but the audacious proportions of the bow detail ensure a daring and sophisticated statement for any bride. For evenings out, EnPrivado also carries this shoe in racy red and understated black.
- Paco Gil Black Strappy Wedges with Lacquered Heels - we paired this glittered wedge with ROOY Couture's hand-beaded and embroidered red Italian silk gown with lace-up corset bodice, for a look that is bold and romantic, yet distinctively modern.
(n.b: Though most of their lines are geared towards women, they have an equally stylish selection of mens shoes as well. After looking for Beauty's shoes with me, my partner Aaron said he'd be back to check out the mens shoes, and he usually hates shopping.)