Sophie Theallet for Nine West

(LaDress “Evita” dress, Madewell collared blouse, Korea tie, Forever 21 ring, H&M socks, Sophie Theallet for Nine West “Tinna” espadrilles) Hype on Lookbook here. Shot last April 25, 2011.

Designer Sophie Theallet, know for her sweet and feminine aesthetics and French background, has collaborated with Nine West to design a collection of shoes and handbags that are perfect for spring and summer. One can never go wrong with ribbons and stripes!

If I had to choose another item from this collection, I’d totally get the adorable “Emma” straw handbags in both colors. They come with small keychains and charms inspired by French and American culture. Spot a tiny version of the Eiffel Tower! Nothing short of cute.

View the Sophie Theallet for Nine West collection here. View the Facebook gallery here. Available in selected locations in the United States.

Fashion has a lot to do with inspiration, and being inspired to dress up, as well as being inspired by not only trends but also even the most mundane things around us or even the silliest memories from the past.

When I found out I was getting a pair of Sophie Theallet shoes (Thanks to Sharon of Digital Brand Architects), I knew it would be the perfect time to inject some form of French inspiration in my blog post. In this case, funny enough, I got it a little help from childhood pop culture. This was inspired by no other than Madeline, a cartoon series I used to love when I was a kid.