Vouelle was created by two friends living in Paris, Melissa Regan deVogele and Michelle Boor.
Melissa Regan de Vogele—was missing one crucial piece of her trousseau as she planned her wedding: the SHOES. “I found two different pairs that I returned, and then bought a superexpensive pair, which I wore, and they tore up my feet,”....
A Paris-based former finance executive Melissa Regan de Vogele swiftly became a newlywed on a mission, enlisting her friend Michelle Boor, a Theory design alum and a fellow Paris transplant, to design a few wedding shoes.
Twelve satin, lace and Swarovski-studded styles and an order from Galeries Lafayette later, et voilà: Vouelle was born for fall 2008 with a bridal focus, which then expanded into a full evening collection.
The pair’s frothy lineup of peacock feather–festooned stilettos, python-wrapped pumps and satin slingbacks are such fun!
“The woman who wears our shoes is going out; this is not sportswear,”says Michelle Boor, who interned with Alber Elbaz at Guy Laroche after graduating from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.
After leaving Paris to accept the role of senior designer at Theory, she returned four years later to join Apostrophe and now holds the Creative Director title at Vouelle.
Originally created as a line of couture bridal shoes, Vouelle has stayed true to its bridal roots but has expanded into a line of the finest quality handmade shoes.
I love wearable Art...the creativity of these two ladies together is inspiring...
Being able to create a business that "soars with style" with a great friend in tow...now that's GIRL POWER!
(Merci': W Magazine, Achterdeschaussure.com, FredisBlog.com, MichelleBloor.net, fashionblogit.com, susantabak.com, lyst.com, HotPepperShoes.com, QueenInHeels.com)