words/images Judith Ecochard
H H Brown's comfort brands takes a fashion forward step for Fall 2012...with three of its collections- Born, Born Crown, Isolá and Söftt serving up wearable styles that have a lot going for them, visually speaking.
Born and tad more sophisticated-urbn street chic- Born Crown collections including the Spring 2012 samples available now.
|Belinda full grain leather upper/lining in pretty colors|
|Metallic leathers--Albright-Born Crown|
|Shay-espadrilles sporty in solid or stripped fabrics|
|Reflecka-fun-decorative raffia wrapped wedge-ethnic boho chic with a strappy leather upper|
|A Born claim to fame-the polyurethane outsoles that absorb impact, grip, and are durable.|
|Lace-ups inspired by mens' Derbys-Oaklyn saddle shoes-full grain metallic or burnished full grain leather upper,---Joely full grain leather or metallic leather upper-both with leather lining|
|Virginia $260 lace-up Victorian inspired boot-Ismelda $165 -equestrian jodpher style boot w/punch out details, nice brown finish|
|Iselle $295 asymmetrical zipper with cute buckle strap|
|Kylin $140 solid heel tassel pump/loafer hybrid|
|Kylie and Roslyn Bootie-$185|
|Jamal $210 multiple buckles easy side zipper for easy on/off|
|Niala $140 staple work shoe-can go with jeans too.|
|Lamm ($150-left) Agatha ($150-right)|
|tuck leggings into these-Cady $260|
|mad for plaid-chic blend of plaid and suede with a feminine velvet bow.|
|Stowaway snake print ballet flat $130|
Velvet is a winter fabric---and is put to good use in solids and pretty prints in a take on the classic Belgian slipper.
|Samella-right $140-alos in gray plaid too|
|Brigid $160 plaid velvet|
|mod go go boots for the 21st century|
"Sexy, confident, inspired..."feminine and glammy for sure...yet Isolá fits the HH Brown comfort mission with dual density (impact latex/cushioning foam) construction built in- and Grade A buff leather with TPU inserts or total TPU outsoles that absorb shock and protect one's investment...
|summer sandals-Madra in fun croc or snake embossed leather|
|Peeptoe Dela-gold foil metallic|
|Oasis snake print wedge sandal|
|Tory-esque (or C Wonder?) Dore patent prrptoe-with grosgrain ribbon detail|
|ballet flats Brit|
Loved-these gladiator style sandals and rope wedge -stunning from any angle.
|Olencia in bold color block patent|
|Alary-patent and bold hardware-gold tip insole makes pedis look even better|
|Blanca-patent suede high heel-delicate buckles ankle cuff-love.|
|height with comfort-the wedge.....with a neat chevron middle seam detail|
|mixed textures on the uppers and the heels-|
|open toe suede...nice snake print trim on the outsole....|
|Balta- a carry over that gets refreshed in black snake print for Spring 2012---and metallics and suede for all 2012|
Vaguely scandinavian sounding---Söftt is a new to us but apparently is a huge seller at Nordstrom's---as it is known for its high style with lots of comfort---in a huge range of sizes and widths too.
|side pocket detail on a slight wedge leather boot-tuck jeans/leggings into these---|
|perforated suede boots-can wear these all year round|
|love these---mdern not clunky-with clog's benefits like all day comfort|
|Mary jane with a button snap ...cute|
|another look we love...side zip, solid rubber soles make theses practical, uppers-in leather, contrast stitching...make them stylish|