As self-proclaimed shoe addicts, we know an amazing shoe designer when we see one. Case in point: the talented Jerome C. Rousseau. Since the launch of his eponymous label in 2008, Rousseau has produced a covetable assortment of high-fashion shoes adored by the likes of Kristen Stewart, Nicole Richie, and more! Much to our delight, Jerome treated us to a first look at his latest collection and stunning campaign, both of which are lovely to look at, so check them out in today's slideshow!
"This is a signature cut-out topline silhouette of the label updated for Spring 12. The orange ostrich makes a fun statement."
"Inspiration for the spring collection was partly drawn from images of Marilyn Monroe relaxing in her spare time. This colorful silk slide is my own tribute to Marilyn this season."
"The kind of girl I imagine wearing my shoes is cool, fun, and likes music, art, and dancing alone in her living room while listening to her favorite record in her favorite pair of heels."
"In every collection I try to have an element of handcrafting, and with this shoe I wanted to feature the leather hand-stitching. I like this shoe because it's a daytime silhouette."
"The Aizza is my signature pump. It has a distinctive chiseled toe shape and killer stiletto."
"I wanted to shoot at a location that reflected the minimal and raw inspiration for the collection. The idea of shooting nudes in the desert came from a brilliant photographer, Mary Rozzi. Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most beautiful places in California where you have rocks, sand, blue sky, and vegetation all in one location. The setting really sums up the optimistic mood of a spring/summer collection."
Model: Roxane Mesquida
Photographer: Mary Rozzi
Hair: Alex Polillo
Make Up: Amy Nadine
Producer: Annabel Schofield of Belle Bene
"This shoe really sums up the collection to me. I love the minimal lines; it's all about the cut and the silhouette. The transparency reveals just enough."
"Tesla is a playful sandal. The circular lines add a lot of movement to the shoe."