This spring, you’re fully booked with outdoor weddings, baby showers, cocktail parties, brunches, and more — and there’s no question you’ll be needing a chic pair of shoes for every occasion. Polish off your easy dresses and weekend jeans with patent-leather ballet flats and buckled metallic sandals, or step into sexy nude pumps and strappy stiletto heels for your more formal affairs.
World-renowned designer Barbara Bui has been one of the leading lights of Paris’ fashion scene since 1983, when she opened her first studio-boutique on the rue de Turbigo. Marked by muted hues and spot-on construction, the Barbara Bui aesthetic relies heavily on hard-edged, rock-and-roll details. Her recent ready-to-wear collections boast much in the way of asymmetry, tuxedo accents, second-skin fits and chic color-blocking. Just as razor-sharp are Bui’s accessories — a tightly edited group of rockabilly boots, sacs (bags) and shawls, plus an array of chain-heavy jewelry — and her sleek, sexy shoes and boots.