Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Summer brights

Fresh and summery. Printed cotton flats in an array of colours. The shoes are cotton inside and out, making it ideal for the hot weather. The cotton allows the feet to breathe making for cool summer feet. The shoes are available at my stall at the neighbourgoods market at the old biscuit mill in Woodstock every Saturday from 9.00-14.00. Cost of the shoes are R350.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I have not blogged in a while and today I'm going to blog about some of the things that inspire me. Hope it will inspire you.


I have been thinking of bringing out a men's belt range. Something simple and elegant.
Taking inspiration from this styling:

Input welcome.


The Adriaan Kuiters menswear label, clean neat lines with a bit of nostalgia. The name comes from his grandfather who was a dapper dresser and like his grandson knew about style.
Watch out for the Adriaan Kuiters ladies collection coming soon.


You have to go and see the documentary 'Valentino:the last emperor' It is beautiful, funny and sad all at the same time. The documentary starts on the eve of the fashion house's 45th anniversary and the big question, will Valentino retire.

If anything go and see the film just to see how proper runway couture is made BY Hand, yes every dress every bead by hand

Monday, October 18, 2010


Soft camel coloured suede shoe with a creamy yellow grey trim. The shoe is lined with the same suede as the upper, making this shoe the ultimate luxury shoe. R 1200


A customer customized their shoes by choosing to have a black leather front with a dark brown suede back and to top it off a bright red binding at the back.
Email me at or phone me on 084 680 3995 to find out how to customise your shoes.

Monday, October 4, 2010

New stock in, come and get'em while they hot

New stock available at my stall at the Biscuit mill market.
David in black with purple stitching and David in brown with orange stitching, both fully leather lined with new rubber soles! Leather so soft you'll wear them forever. Sizes available 7-12. R750(Now on a special April price for R650)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Go to my new website to see some more shoes.
At the moment I only have my ladies shoes on the site but men's collection will follow soon.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Advanced Style

This is the classiest blog I've seen.
As their tag line says:
Advanced Style, proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.

My favourites:
Lady in red and the gentlemen in his red pinstripe suit, this guy knows how to wear a 'Zoot suit' old school style and the shoes so shiny.

Follow this blog! These guys know about real style.

Here comes the summer sun

Jeremy is all a bloom with colour, ready to take on the summer sun. Jeremy is best worn without socks and looks great with a pair of shorts. Jeremy is fully leather lined so you're feet will be nice and comfy. R750-R800(now on a special April price R650)
Come and see us at the Biscuit Mill Saturdays from 9-14:00

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Skattie what are you wearing...

'Skattie what are you wearing' is a new blog I found
and look who else I found enjoying a night out on the town...
Go to the 'Skattie what are you wearing' blog and look under the Fashion week, David West, after party post and see if you can spot the familiar sole.

And while you there join the blog, you'll definitely pick up some fashion tips.

Monday, September 6, 2010


I love the 'tip of the day' by Man of the cloth: how to use your best accessory, your smile

Monday, August 30, 2010

Maybe its got something to do with spring

The sun is shining where clouds have been
maybe its something to do with spring.
I feel no older than seventeen,
maybe its something to do with spring.

A feeling I cant express
a sort of lilt in the air
a lyrical loveliness seems everywhere

the spring is here dear
oh dear oh dear dear
cant you see the simply agonising sheen on every angry little tree
you must admit that its rather fun
to think that every single thing that nature ever does is rather over done
you see exactly what I mean it all looks far to clean
a badly painted scene,
the grass is far to green

Perhaps its something we have missed
I never could of been a sentimentalist
still there is something in the atmosphere
a sort of something near that makes me happy here

the sun is shining where the clouds have been
I feel no older than seventeen
maybe its something to do with spring
a feeling I cant express a sort of lilt in the air
a lyrical loveliness that seems everywhere

The spleeped expression is quite obscene
maybe its got something to do with spring.
Noel Coward

Friday, August 27, 2010

Shoes for summer

Zebra shoes to add some colour to your summer wardrobe. Zebra print with with multi coloured leather trims. Leather lined with rubber sole. R650.


Simon in tan leather. Leather lined with rubber sole. R 695

Blue suede shoes...

Jeremy in navy blue suede with tan leather binding. Leather lined with rubber sole. R800.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beezy Bailey willy print shoes

To see and read more about the collaboration between Beezy and myself go to his website

Saturday, August 21, 2010

All you can ever count on are the raindrops

I'm by no means blue but have always just liked this song.

Sit there and count your little fingers
What can you do,little girl you through
Sit there and count your little fingers
unhappy little girl blue

Sit there and count the raindrops
Falling on you, its time you knew
All you can ever count on are the raindrops
That falls on little girl blue

Won't you just sit there
Count the little raindrops falling on you
Its time you knew all you can ever count on
Are the raindrops falling on little girl blue

Ain't no use old girl
You might as well surrender
Cause your hope is getting slender
Why won't some body send a tender blue boy
To cheer up little girl blue
Nina Simone

Thursday, August 12, 2010

For a white wedding

'Cloe' off white silk with leather trim. Leather lined with resin and rubber sole. R 650
To see more bridal shoes please contact me at
Picure taken by Lavonne Bosman

For we must have music

Listen to the strain it plays once more for us
There it is again the past in store for us
wake in memory some forgotten song
to break the rhythm driving us along
and may...
harmony again at last call for us

play orchestra play
play something sweet and light and gay
for we must have music we must have music
to drive our fears away

while our illusions swiftly fade for us
lets have have an orchestra score
in the confusion the years have made for us
serenade for us just once more

life needn't be grey,
though its changing day by day

though a few old dreams may decay
play orchestra play
play orchestra play
Noel Coward

coming in September...for men and ladies

'Dolly' a patent leather beauty with a leather sole. Will also come in tan and printed fabric.
Ladies brown suede with red stitching and red lining. This shoe has a pointy toe for a more feminine look.

Men's brown suede with red stitching and red lining with a new rubber sole.

All these new shoes will be available in September at the Biscuit Mill Saturday market in Woodstock or I can be contacted at
All photographs taken by Lavonne Bosman

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Denim blue cotton front with suede back. Leather lined. 'Jeremy' R750

Tan leather front with canvas back. Leather lined. 'Jeremy' R750

Blue stripe cotton front and back. Leather lined. 'Simon' R550

Yellow stripe cotton with yellow cotton back. Leather lined. 'Simon' R550

Olive green stripe cotton with green cotton back. Leather lined 'Simon' R550

These shoes are part of my men's summer collection. I will have them at my stall every Saturday at the Woodstock neighbour goods market in the design tent from 9h00-14h00. These are all limited editions. I will have my fabric and leather swatches at my stall and you can come and choose your own colour combinations.
All photos by Lavonne Bosman.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


These belts are made from genuine snakeskin with a leather backing and covered buckle.
Each belt costs R450, they can be worn as a waist belt or a pants belt.
All photos by Lavonne bosman

Wine red

Mouse grey

Forest green

Adrian Kuiters and Ninon shoes

Keith Henning from Adriaan Kuiters invited me to do a shoot with him. Here is the final product. Above the model is wearing the David style in brown leather, a classic lace up based on the veldskoen.

Here the model is wearing Jeremy, an easy wearing slip on that works best worn with out socks.
In this picture the model is wearing Bobby a soft lace up, also best worn with out socks.
Here is Bobby again.

All the shoes in these photos are made from leather and are leather lined.
The cost of the David is R750, the Jeremy is R800 and Bobby is R850.
You can find both myself and Keith at the Biscuit mill market in Woodstock every Saturday from 9:00-14:00.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hup Holland

Die man van Holland wat die mooi skoene maak.

Go to his website