Thursday 27 October 2016

Amy Huberman's latest footwear collection a shoo-in to be a fashion hit


Amy Huberman. Photo: Instagram
Amy Huberman. Photo: Instagram

Move over Manolo Blahnik.

Amy Huberman has retained her status as the High Queen of Irish style - unveiling her latest collection of shoes with Bourbon Footwear.

The IFTA-winning actress, who is married to rugby star Brian O'Driscoll, began designing with the Irish company in 2012.

She has returned for Autumn/Winter 2015 with a collection of 50 designs.

These include heels, flats and her signature shoe boots.

The different shoes are named after some of Huberman's favourite films. There's the Bullitt - named after Steve McQueen's 1968 film - the Atonement peep-toe heel, the Fame ankle boot and the Grease biker boot.

Amy's favourite style is the Flashdance pump, which comes in black and 'bling chrome'.

The metallic gold pair are predicted to sell like hot cakes, so style mavens better act fast if they fancy getting a pair.


Huberman's shoes are already a hit with Irish celebrities; Mairead Ronan (nee Farrell), Pippa O'Connor-Ormond and Sharon Corr all wax lyrical about her classic designs.

The mum-of-two is known for her impressive selling powers, with pieces she wears often selling out within hours - mirroring the 'Kate Middleton effect'.

Earlier this year, Buddha Brand - the company behind her shoe collections - saw their profits rise almost 30-fold thanks to the 'Amy effect'.

The Bullitt is similar in style to a classic Chelsea boot and should be a hit with trendsetting hipsters, while the Driving Miss Daisy has more of a rock chick vibe. The shoes will be stocked in 80 stores nationwide.

Huberman is currently writing a screenplay, Bolt, based on her second novel, I Wished for You.

The actress admitted she found developing the book for the silver screen a challenge.

"There are times when it's like water off a duck's back and then there are other times when it wears you down a little bit," she told Tatler.

"What you have to tell yourself in those situations is that no one owes you anything. The universe doesn't owe you anything."

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