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 www.lavonne.co.za
Keith Henning from AdriaanKuiters www.adriaankuiters.withtank.com 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.
I started my business Ninon shoes in May 2007.Since 2010 I have extended my range to men's shoes, handbags and belts. All the products that I design are made here in Cape Town. Some of my shoes are made by a shoemaker who makes the shoes by hand and works from his workshop at home. Other shoes and the handbags are made by a family run small factory. My belts are made by a belt manufacturer that has been making belts in Cape Town since the 1970's. I insist on maintaining a high standard of quality.
The most interesting part of working with shoes is... the way a pair of shoes can lift a mood, change an outfit, the way you can look at a pair of shoes and fall in love and the way you can stare at your feet admiringly and think how beautiful the shoes are making your feet look. A beautiful pair of shoes, whether they are plain and just perfect or slightly over the top and quirky, is special and should be looked after and treated with respect. The more you love them the more they will last for you.