January 21, 2013Posted in: Designer Bytes
“Since all great journeys begin with a single step, you should probably have on a beautiful pair of shoes at the beginning of yours”
A gorgeous pair helped Cinderella find her Prince Charming, Karen had a pair of red shoes that she danced in and Dorothy had a pair of magical ruby slippers. Do we really need to convince you to convince yourself to buy more shoes? We think not!
If at all, you do find yourself in a dilemma, we have a cure for that too!
Hand cut, hand crafted, drenched in swathes of pure silk and crepe with hand painted enamel heels – shoes from Trishuli aren’t just another addition to your covetable shoe closet. They qualify as bespoke art!
A brainchild of Shruti Kaul Sachdeva, the collection of shoes from Trishuli are enough to get those discerning eyes dreamy and ‘em admirers weak-kneed. Riding high on comfort with pretty little details such as an intricately designed under sole and a hard-to-believe perfect finishing, we won’t be surprised if anyone ends up writing an ode to these beauties!
We caught up with the talented shoe-maker to know a little bit about her. Did you know that she does Mother of Pearl heels? *LOVE*
Luxury shoes – what made you go that way?
With the entire family business revolving around shoe components, machinery and finishes, Guess it was a obvious choice. My dad holds all my strength, he showed the confidence in me and I followed through to TRISHULI .
What was the first thing you ever designed?
A cocktail dress
What are some of your favorite clothing & footwear stores/websites?
Clothing : Spendthrift , Zara , Evolv
Footwear : united nude , Zara
What is your current inspiration?
Anything that I feel connected to can become an inspiration . For now it is the handicraft industry that i love !
What do you splurge on?
We are particularly intrigued by the mother of pearl heels. Tell us a little about that.
The MOP heels are handmade by craftsmen who have learnt their trade through generations. Each piece is hand cut and individually applied . The intricate detailing of these beautiful shoes makes them unique and classy.
What are your favourite, colours/materials to work with?
Pure hand-woven silks,intricate embroidery and mother of pearls.
Which is that one thing you wish you had designed?
Maybe someday i’ll design my own house.
Who are your favourite designers?
Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood and Alexander Mcqueen
What in your opinion should be the 5 must-haves in every woman’s shoe closet?
A freshener for suede shoes , A shoe horn , Gentle cleanser (ezee) for fabric shoes , A pair gel socks for those tired heels, a poster that says “I love u all ..”
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
55 pairs approx
Who or what would you choose to bring on a weekend getaway?
Weekend getaway is beaches for me so funky flats would be good