We have a new collection in the shop here at re-souL, Walk by Anat Dahari. Founded in 2011, Walk is the perfect combination of modern minimalism, artisan manufacturing and comfort all in one beautifully designed women’s shoe collection.
Sketching pattern onto shoe last.
Anat working in her studio.
Walk shoes are designed primarily for the basic act of walking, hence the name WALK. Anat’s purpose was to create simplified footwear for comfort and softness. Great care is taken in the choice of materials, the manufacturing as well as the packaging. “I uphold a loyalty to the materials, using the simplicity and rawness of the distressed leather to guide the design process.”, says Dahari.
Anat was trained as an architect and is an alumn of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. After completing her studies she decided to study shoe-making with local artisan craftsmen in Tel Aviv. She found her passion for making shoes. She began designing shoes in the pursuit of working in a hands-on manner with materials. Her designs marry her minimalist style with functionality. She views each shoe as a special object and you can see her architectural influence in each style that she designs.
Each Wednesday we’ll answer the ongoing question: “What do I wear with these?” It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we feature the Kupuri “Serraje” sandal.
Happy Wednesday everybody! Today we are featuring this gorgeous dress sandal by Kupuri. We love the architectural elements of copper, wood and leather suede. Metallics have grown in popularity as of late on the runways and in home interiors. We like them because they are very neutral and can be worn with anything. Whether you are dressing for day or evening, pair these sandals with your black staples such as a simple skirt or slouchy black pants for an extra punch to your over all black. Complete the look by adding some copper, rose gold or wood accessories to your outfit.
Last week we officially launched our new re-souL shoe collection for women. It’s a big step for us to launch our own brand and yet to us, it seems like a natural progression. Over the past 12 years in our shop, we are honored to have met countless customers and friends and we have a pretty good feel for their look and their style. Recently, in our travels to the marketplace and to trade shows, we have these customers in mind and it just felt like their needs are not being met by the usual brands. So it makes sense to us, with our background in shoe design, to take it to the next level and design our own collection.
Our shoes are very much styled after specific people that we know and love. Everyday basics, stylish and comfortable, they are up-to-date and available in colors because that’s what she wants to see. For the next few weeks we will regularly feature a shoe from the new re-souL collection. We’ll portray a personality of someone we know that inspired the design of the shoe.
This shoe was inspired by our dear friend Bret. Bret’s background is interior design but she is a woman of many talents and has style to spare. Bret is all about her family and keeps them close. Her favorite color is white, she has a weakness for chocolate and she is never far from her iPhone. A diligent planner who is always on the go, she is constantly juggling projects, chasing kids, writing letters or baking. No matter the task, she makes it all look easy. She is on it and her style reflects her confidence. She is a gal who always looks put together in her sophisticated neutrals of black, white and taupe, even when she is not trying. Her accessories are modern and reflect her design esthetic, clean and simple. This shoe is for the woman on the go and she knows what she likes, she knows she looks good and her secret is that she feels good too!
To see more of our re-souL collection visit resoul.com.
Last Saturday night we had a party to celebrate the launch of our new shoe brand; re-souL! It was a fun evening of munchies, bubbly, lively conversation and of course shoes!
the re-souL spring collection
the re-souL “Leslie”
launch party invitation
the real Misha and Bret with Maggie
yummy munchies from Bastille
the re-souL “Bret”
Pete’s Perfect Butter Toffee
friends and customers in the shop
the re-souL “Lizzie”
happy customers Chris and Sarah
A special thanks to Pete’s Perfect Toffee, Portalis and Bastille for catering our event! A most sincere thank you to everyone who came to the party to help us launch this new endeavor. We could not do it without you and we are so grateful for your continued support!
XO – team re-souL
After many months of sketching, conceptualizing, and collaborating and then many more months of waiting… our shoes are here!! They are really here! Many pairs of shoes arrived at our doorstep early this morning, and we’re still in the process of unpacking, organizing, and admiring. Just a few more days and it’ll be time to pop the bubbly and celebrate the arrival of the re-souL colleciton. Our Launch Party will coincide with Ballard’s Second Saturday ArtWalk, so we are looking forward to a lively evening full of design and art throughout the whole neighborhood.