Thursday, February 24, 2011

B Brian Atwood





(photo credits: top, Kelly Stuart; bottom, Billy Farrell.)


Right before NYFW went into full effect, I had the pleasure of attending the B Brian Atwood launch party and interviewing the [devastatingly handsome] man, himself. If you're a shoe lover, you are probably already familiar with his eponymous line of sky high, insanely sexy shoes - even if it is sadly out of your budget (I'm pointing at me). But did you know there is a fresh new line in the works?

When I found out Mr. Atwood was set to debut a contemporary line of a more budget-friendly price point, I was cautiously enthusiastic. I love diffusion lines [when they are done well] but all too often the quality, construction and even the design - which is the selling point - get lost in the budget cuts. But as Brian Atwood previously conveyed, he doesn't consider this a diffusion line. Based on the higher-than-most-diffusions price tags alone, I immediately agreed. Though much less costly than the main line, at $200-$400 (with seasonal items varying accordingly), these are hardly cheap. Luckily for Brian Atwood maniacs (pun intended), the design and the quality of this line is beyond expectations. Beyond.

There are very high heels, yes, but don't expect a knock off of Brian Atwood: this line stands on its own. Some key differences that Brian noted in our chat: richer colors (though the blushes and nudes still had their own spotlight), disco influences, a little more downtown gritty to balance the uptown chic. Think studs, metallics, fringe, cutaways and bold colors - all in carefully curated moderation. While the main line brings to mind a refined young starlet with a hair and makeup team, B Brian Atwood embodies a girl about town, who doesn't think twice about doing her makeup in a taxi on the way to a girls' night out. Young, flirty and a little edgy, this fresh new line is made for girls who don't save their statement shoes for special occasions - they live in them.




I can't wait until I can show you the rest of the line. There was an entire room full of shoes!

23 comments:

  1. I loveee the gold shoe in the first photo!! So chic!! :D

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  2. Shoes galore! I heard about the B Brian Atwood collection last year and was giddy like a little school girl. I'm glad he didn't forsake quality just to achieve lower prices, but if only we were all so lucky to afford them, right? :)

    Can't wait to see more pictures of the hot shoes.

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    much love.

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  3. love the shoes!!

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  4. These are great! Love the gold ones!
    Are you able to find these anywhere online yet?

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  5. ah, i cannot wait to see the whole collection even though i could never walk in any! i bet you will make them look adorable :)

    <3 steffy
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  6. Fishing for Dragonflies: They'll be available for Fall. I think August!

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  8. Janet: That is amazing! He told me they were expanding to jewelry but I didn't know it was already in the works. Can't wait to see it!

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  9. Cant wait to see more shoes...Im quickly becoming an addict, lol..thanks for the emails about the makeup...Im going to give it a try:)

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  10. I LOVE that gold studded platform. amazing.

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  11. Oh wow! Can't believe you got to meet him! I'm excited to see more from this line. I love his shoes so much, they're gorgeous! And he's gorgeous!

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  12. I'm excited to see the line. While $200 is still expensive for me, I'm still curious.
    My Heart Blogged

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  13. I don't think I've ever commented this but I just LOVE the way you write. When I first found your blog I spent countless of days and hours going back to see all of your old posts, not only because of the outfit pictures but equally because I wanted to hear your story, your little anecdotes and random things. Okay, I'll stop now before I sound any weirder.:D

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  14. He needs to see this post, because if I were him I'd be compelled to kick you back some heels of your choosing on account of this writeup. Not that that's your intention haha, but I could see that happening. Great writing/reviewing.

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  15. I seriously need those gold wedges, they are the bomb!! I never realised B.A. was such a babe, btw. A handsome man with great taste in fashion? Can someone slip him my number please? :)

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  16. Wow! So incredible shoes!

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  17. Very exciting news, thanks for sharing! The $200-$400 price point makes buying a pair of those beautiful shoes more of a reality!

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  18. Those gold shoes are great and I love the color of the purple shoes!

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  19. Love love LOVE all the shoes, especially the purple ones! I absolutely adore his designs too, but we don't all have budgets like celebrities. No fair :(

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