A meeting of the minds, Ariel Gordon and designers Megan Papay and Cristina Palomo Nelson of FRĒDA SALVADOR have always valued craftsmanship and the allure of artisan details. To celebrate their likeminded sensibilities, the two California-based brands are launching a limited-edition collaboration, featuring a hand-engraved custom shoe medallion, the Signet Nameplate that slips right onto the laces of FRĒDA SALVADOR’s bestselling oxford silhouettes.
“When I moved up to the Bay I was so excited to tap into some of the amazing local fashion brands,” designer Ariel Gordon said. “We are both female owned and operated and we both believe in the value of craftsmanship and quality materials. The FRĒDA girls were instant fans of my signet styles so it was a no-brainer to combine the best of both worlds and put a monogram—a twist on my Slim Signet Ring—on their chic shoes.”
Redefining and refining femininity, the collaboration looks to blend the best of both brands, allowing each to design outside of their typical media. “Hardware is such an important part of our line,” Megan Papay and Cristina Palomo Nelson said. “We have been brainstorming ways to add removable hardware to our oxford laces for a while now and when we were introduced to Ariel by a mutual friend, it all came together. Her signature signet pieces are such a unique way to add a piece of jewelry to our shoes.”
Marrying together their attention to detail, artisanal quality and cool craftsmanship allow both Ariel Gordon Jewelry and FRĒDA SALVADOR to find their perfect complement. A signature of Ariel Gordon Jewelry, the hardware can be monogrammed with either initials or a choice word (some of our favorite phrases are GOOD TIMES, BE KIND, LOVE WINS, STAY WOKE, READ MORE... you get the idea).
Sold as a pair
Charm: 3/4" H x 1 1/2" W
Signet Nameplates are available in Brass and White Bronze and are sold separately from shoes
Unengraved nameplates are $65 and engraved namepaltes are $95
Each plate can hold your monogram or up to 4 characters.
Shoes available at agj.com are the Soul Mule in White Croc, Blush Calf, and Black Calf and the Wit D'orsay in Blac Calf, Ivory Calf, Luggage Calf, Navy Satin, Gold Satin, and Pink Satin size 6-10. For a wider assortment of shoe options, please visit FRĒDA SALVADOR
Nameplates are made in Los Angeles at AGJ HQ
The shoes are designed in Sausalito and made in Spain.