The career woman’s right to beautiful shoes: Peponita Shoes
When it comes to the New Year, making lifestyle choices such as cutting down on takeaways or going to the gym four times a week, always seem to top the New Year’s resolution list but here at Your Coffee Break we believe that rejuvenating your style is the best way to start the new year. As the age-old saying goes, when you look good, you feel good and we plan on strutting into the New Year with our favourite new London-based luxury shoe brand boutique, Peponita Shoes.
Short, stacked 50’s style heels were all over the catwalks for Spring/Summer and Peponita’s founder, Sigrid Gelati-Meinert is taking the trend mainstream, designing beautiful, office-friendly shoes for women with heels you can actually walk in. As professional women, we are constantly on our feet and although we love our towering Louboutin heels, nothing deteriorates the look of a powerful woman quicker than shoes she cannot walk in. Enter Peponita’s fusion of comfortable and chic designs, with stable 2.25-inch block heels and luxurious leather soles; perfectly practical without sacrificing our sacred style. Designed for “a free thinking and independent woman, who appreciates quality, craftsmanship and style”, Peponita’s designs are made in Italy, with exceptional care and attention by a family who have been producing shoes for five generations, resulting in gorgeous heels with amazing quality.
Staying true to her Londoner heritage, Sigrid has named every shoe, such as the Brockwell Berry, after a different part of London: “The shoes are all named after places which are important to me. I want the brand to have a strong connection with London as it’s the city I grew up in and love.” Each pair beautifully combines classic style with a touch of vintage and Peponita’s debut collection of versatile shoes and boots can carry you through your entire schedule.
We love the The Marylebone Dot and Pimlico Berry, the hints of leopard make them perfectly on trend and add a little touch of attitude to work wear ensembles. To present an image of quiet sophistication, the chic black detailing of the Marylebone Berry and the gutsy laced Brockwell Blue Heels are perfect paired with a leather skirt and white blouse (le sigh!).
And if you happen to be feeling glamorous why not channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and pair the Lambeth Walk boots with a slinky black dress and gold statement necklace; Holly Golightly would most certainly approve.
It’s an exciting time for Peponita; the brand is currently based solely online but after a very successful pop up shop on Columbia Road, there are plans for more dotted around central London and the finishing touches are being added to their first Spring/Summer collection. “We are working with our factory to source some really fabulous and unusual textures which we know our fans will love,” says Sigrid. Personally we can’t wait to see what they offer for spring, their signature style will be perfect for accessorizing our favourite summer dresses.
For a transferable office-to-evening look, the high-quality Peponita collection is the ideal brand. Create a self-affirming mind-set this New Year, with positive and comfortable fashion choices that will leave you looking fabulous and feeling refreshed.
Peponita is available online and in pop up shops across London. For more information, visit their website: http://www.peponita.com/