Bella Belle believes sharing makes for a richer experience. We have the privilege to work with incredible talents in the industry daily, and are humbled by their perspectives. Every season, we invite a creative who embodies Bella Belle spirit to collaborate on our collection. Each designer infuses his or her aesthetics into Bella Belle shoes, resulting in a magical, multi-faceted designer collection. We are incredibly honored to work alongside them, and can't wait to share it with everyone. Life is more beautiful when shared!
for BELLA BELLE
Known for her elegant yet understated design, Joy Proctor
is an international wedding planner and designer based in Santa Barbara California. To know Joy is to love her. Her talents are only exceeded by how gracious and joyful she is to everyone around her. Her weddings and workshops brought her traveling to different continents all year long, from California to New York, Bali to Samujana, Tanzania to Paris. Whether designing one of her workshops, creative-directing for the content of highly coveted wedding publications, or styling her clients, she brings to life romance and fresh aesthetics with her touches. It is our honor to work with Joy and call her our dear friend.
It was an honor to design three pairs of heels for the Bella Belle 2017 collection. My design vision came from the colors, textures and shapes that inspire me most. Working alongside Bella Belle to source, sketch and sample the shoes from concept to factory was a fantastic experience. The heels we’ve designed reflect the elegant yet understated beauty that my design is known for, and offer a little something for everyone.
Taking inspiration from three great women in my life, I named the heels after my Grandmother, Mother and Sister. The Belle, an elegant sheer bootie with delicate tulle and pearl embroidery was named after my Grandmother, Virginia Belle Proctor. For the Adelaide, which was named after my Mother, I chose a traditional style Mary Jane and covered it in a natural linen and added muted embroidery blooms. The Elise heel was a girly yet elegant heel complete with a tulle bow, named after my little sister.
I hope you love this collection as much as I loved dreaming and creating it for you.