Almost a year to date in the making, I am beyond excited to introduce you to the ‘Jenny Perfect Block Heel Pump!’ If you’ve landed here, I am pleased to share this EXCLUSIVE EARLY ACCESS LINK to shop before launch day!

Honestly, this collaboration has been almost seven years in the making. Since owning my first pair of Sarah Flint shoes, I have dreamt of collaborating with Sarah. I not only admire and identify with her artistry but her brand pillars are created with purpose and intention visible in each shoe that is sustainably handcrafted in Italy. I am immensely grateful to Sarah and her incredible team for this creative opportunity.

In case you missed my story last week, my shoe design was inspired by Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace and the iconic Empress Sisi. This silhouette draws direct inspiration from the burgundy velvets found throughout her room. Then for the shoes lavish accessory; diamond-encrusted edelweiss pins inspired by the barrettes Sisi wore in her iconic portrait. It’s the key design element that is adorned on the toe of the pump.

A 85mm block heel with a pointed toe is the perfect Holiday pump that blends luxurious style with extreme comfort. I am always searching for a shoe with technical design elements that make it a “conversation piece” – you know, that one thing you wear that people always start a conversation with you about? I wanted to create a shoe that was also comfortable to wear all night long to a holiday party or dinner out. The block heel, expanded toe box to ease foot crowding, anatomical arch support, and 6mm of extra footbed padding make this shoe the “Perfect Block Heel Pump.” Family-owned artisans create each shoe in Italy on small-run releases with high-quality materials and comfort-driven designs.

When designing the shoe, I had versatility in mind. One shoe, two ways – how great would that be! When I couldn’t make up my mind, buckle or tie, I asked Sarah if we could do both…so we did! This thoughtfully designed pump can be worn in more ways than one and comes with a satin ankle tie and the embellished buckle strap. Simply slide the strap or tie through the loop above the heel for a versatile look!

My favorite part of the design process was working alongside Sarah. Observing her process was inspirational, and our design was incredibly collaborative. At times we would nearly finish each other’s sentences regarding ideas about fabrications, trimmings, and design. Sarah was extraordinarily receptive to my ideas, and because of this, the shoe is truly representative of what I imagined it to be!

Sarah and I will be having a Q&A panel on Tuesday, November 1st at 12PM est. A $50 off discount code will be shared for all attendees so definitely worth joining if you can make it! We’ll also be discussing everything from inspiration to design and manufacturing, and even opening up questions to you. Just click the link HERE to RSVP and we’ll see you there!

We can’t wait to see how you style the ‘Jenny Perfect Block Heel Pump,’ and if you share to Instagram, be sure to use the hashtag #SarahFlintxJennyCipoletti.