Fierce Shoes and Fiercer Brooches From Judy and Jane Aldridge
Eighteen-year-old Jane Aldridge has become something of a celebrity since launching her blog Sea of Shoes three years ago, wowing mouse-clicking style-o-philes with her sophisticated and unusual outfits (example: vintage YSL knickerbockers with a camel silk blouse, Dries Van Noten sandals and plenty of gold antique bling) and—of course—her palpitation-inducing collection of heels, boots and wedges. Not to be outdone by her glamorous daughter, Judy Aldridge, a former model and fashion designer, started Atlantis Home in 2008. On mom's blog, personal outfit posts (she mixes statement heels and second-hand accessories with battered Levi’s 501s and bold-shouldered 80s jackets like a lime green, bow-embellished Louis Feraud stunner) are interspersed with interior design inspirations, home recipes and precious finds from her travels in Texas and abroad. While both mother and daughter espouse an undeniably eccentric style, “we don’t ever wear our clothes ironically,” says Jane. Their collections are carefully considered—from the outré, couture-inspired pieces of Dallas-based Victor Costa to every pair of Jane's shoes and Judy’s trove of old-school jewelry (the duo also design an animal-themed collection of accessories with Judy's sister, Karen Babcock). The Aldridge ladies chat to NOWNESS about a few of their collectibles.