Tabitha Simmons: The British Fashion Designer Behind Timeless Footwear

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Born in Cambridgeshire, an East Anglian county in England, in 1971, Tabitha Simmons is a British fashion designer best known for her elegant and timeless footwear.

She graduated from Kingston University with a set design and film degree, and after working as a stylist for several years, she launched her own shoe line in 2009.

Simmons’ shoes are known for their intricate details, luxurious materials, and impeccable craftsmanship. She is a favorite among celebrities and fashionistas. Her celebrity fans include Meghan Markle, Cara Delevingne, Keira Knightley, Miranda Kerr, Sandra Bullock, Teresa Palmer, and Olivia Wilde.

Tabitha Simmons is a British fashion designer, stylist, and magazine editor whose numerous awards include the Designer of the Year for Glamour UK Accessories and the Footwear News Achievement AwardTabitha Simmons is a British fashion designer, stylist, and magazine editor whose numerous awards include the Designer of the Year for Glamour UK Accessories and the Footwear News Achievement Award (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

Simmons’ designs are inspired by a variety of sources, including art, architecture, and nature. She is also a passionate collector of vintage shoes, and her designs often incorporate elements of historical footwear.

Simmons is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Launch of the Year award from Footwear News in 2009 and the Accessory Designer of the Year award from the British Fashion Council in 2012.

Personal Life and Family

In 2008, she married Robert Livingston Mortimer, who was previously married to socialite and Real Housewives of New York star Tinsley Randolph Mortimer (née Mercer).

Their wedding was held at the Church of the Resurrection on the Upper East Side of New York City on June 9, 2018. Their daughter, Violet Elizabeth Mortimer, was born on January 29, 2018, at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Karen Elson and Tabitha Simmons attend the 2018 Footwear News Achievement Awards at IAC Headquarters on December 4, 2018, in New York City (Credit: Jeff Grossman / WENN)

Tabitha also has two sons, Dylan and Elliott, from her marriage to British fashion photographer Craig McDean, whom she divorced in 2013.

Elizabeth Banks Ditches the Glam: Actress Enjoys Low-Key Outing in LA

It’s pretty rare to spot Elizabeth Banks out in public, but when we catch a glimpse of her, she looks nothing like the extravagant characters she portrayed in movies like “Hunger Games” or “Power Rangers.”

Her off-duty style is so simple that the paparazzi could easily miss her in a crowd.

Elizabeth Banks was seen laughing heartily as she savored her iced coffee in Los AngelesElizabeth Banks was seen laughing heartily as she savored her iced coffee in Los Angeles on July 21, 2017 (Credit: WENN)

Elizabeth ditched the puffy skirts and caked-on makeup to enjoy a simple afternoon stroll in Los Angeles. Wearing a white blouse and a dark printed skirt, the actress was spotted in a fit of laughter as she polished off her iced coffee.

Elizabeth Banks, devoid of makeup, resembled any mother enjoying a laid-back breakElizabeth Banks, devoid of makeup, resembled any mother enjoying a laid-back break (Credit: WENN)

It’s hard to imagine Elizabeth as Rita Repulsa or Effie Trinket when we see her in a plain button-down shirt matched with a printed skirt. The makeup-free actress looked just like any mother enjoying some downtime.

Elizabeth Banks showed off her feet in white Tabitha Simmons "Leticia" sandalsElizabeth Banks showed off her feet in white Tabitha Simmons “Leticia” sandals

Elizabeth accessorized with a pair of tortoiseshell cat eye sunglasses, a silver watch, and a leather wallet. The actress carried her outfit’s monochrome look down to her feet with a white pair of Tabitha Simmons “Leticia” sandals.

Elizabeth Banks adds a girly touch with a pair of Tabitha Simmons "Leticia" sandalsElizabeth Banks adds a girly touch with a pair of Tabitha Simmons “Leticia” sandals (Credit: WENN)

We barely recognized Elizabeth’s fresh face! But seeing the star looking just as casual as the rest of us would on any given day was refreshing.

Elizabeth is married to author and producer Max Handelman. The couple shares two sons, Felix and Magnus, who were born via surrogate.

Her gorgeous sandals were available in different versions but have unfortunately sold out.

Tabitha Simmons 'Leticia' perforated sandals

Tabitha Simmons 'Leticia' perforated sandals

Tabitha Simmons 'Leticia' perforated sandals

Tabitha Simmons 'Leticia' perforated sandals

Tabitha Simmons 'Leticia' perforated sandals

Tabitha Simmons 'Leticia' perforated sandals

Tabitha Simmons 'Leticia' perforated sandals

Tabitha Simmons 'Leticia' perforated sandalsTabitha Simmons “Leticia” Perforated Sandals, $695

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