British family footwear brand Bourne is renowned for its thoughtfully designed, glamorous shoes that are guaranteed to have you feeling fashionable and feminine at work and play. Their S/S12 collection is made up of a stunning selection of bright, bold print peep-toes, sultry chic sling-backs and sexy sandals that really make a feature of your feet. Plus, their luxurious quality will walk you through day to night in style and comfort. We're already drooling over these gorgeous LBD updaters in all the colours of the rainbow but who's behind Bourne, who's wearing it and how shall we wear ours!? Team LBD sat down with Bourne's designer, Shaun Barker-Newton to find out this and more... SS12-Invite-2 What is the inspiration for Bourne? We are inspired by the latest trends, but as we design so far in advance we have to use our own instincts as to what we think people will be wearing in 12 months time. We think about the Bourne customer and her likes and the trends that will inspire her. Who is the Bourne customer? The Bourne customer is contemporary and stylish, aware of the latest trends, but not dictated by them. Relaxed but sophisticated. Which is your favourite Bourne shoe? I can't pick one! From the Spring/Summer 12 collection May. And Adele. And Agnes! Which Bourne shoe would you choose for a first date/ party/ meet the parents/ work party? For a first date it has to be the striking Agnes in Pink and for a party go sophisticated, chic and a little bit daring with the Adele in Natural Snake. When you meet the parents you want to look fresh, fun and innocent so the Amelie in Yellow. For the work party swap your trusty flats or boardroom black heels for May in Gold. Who is your LBD style icon? Michelle Williams, Olivia Palermo, Emma Stone Who is your favourite designer? Right now I really like Carven and Markus Lupfur. Which shoe designers inspire you? We take inspiration from all of the designers, we don’t always just focus on footwear though- we're often inspired by gorgeous garments on the catwalks and use this in our shoe designs. Can you remember your first pair of shoes? Oh God. Yes. Green Doctor Martens! You never forget your first do you....! Board-2 Who would you love to see wearing your designs? Emma Stone, Michelle Williams and Olivia Palermo. Bourne shoes has been in the limelight quite a lot recently hasn't it...? We have been seen in Vogue, Elle, Grazia and Cosmopolitan which is of course very exciting. What is your fail-safe outfit? Depends on the mood, but generally some colour is involved. I rarely leave the house without something colourful on! Have you got any advice to first time Bourne shoppers? Shoes can change any outfit. How should Bourne shoes be styled? In a polished way, very simple, chic and sophisticated, think relaxed cocktail dressing. What is your ultimate Bourne shoes look? I'd team the Agnes in Pink with a pair of 7/8 length trousers in either a bold colour or a print, with a relaxed white T-shirt and a statement necklace. Keep all other accessories minimal and let your shoes do the talking.   bourne1   Shop Bourne shoes in the LBD Boutique here now.