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WOMEN, FASHION, POWER, SHOES

I spent an afternoon at the Women Fashion Power exhibition at London’s Design Museum, and was fascinated to learn more about how our clothing and position in society have been so entangled. From corsetry to suffragette uniforms to 1980s club-wear, we follow the … Continue reading

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EXTREME SHOE TRENDS: NOT JUST FOR GIRLS

In the Mexican city of Matehuala in 2009, a footwear phenomenon like no other began. In recent years, Tribal Guarachero music has become popular in Mexico and parts of the U.S. A mash-up of traditional pre-Hispanic folk influences and electro, with Cumbia … Continue reading

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MORE FUN THAN HEELYS

Since Heelys have gone out of fashion, they have left a gap in the market for shoes that you (or your kids) can really have fun in. Skechers are launching Game Kicks in February: these trainers incorporate a light and … Continue reading

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THE SHOE CAPITAL

In the centre of England lies a city which was once a major player in the British shoe manufacturing industry.                               In the mid 1800s, the … Continue reading

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GO TO THE PARTY

Nordic looks are a huge trend in interiors, knitwear, and…..shoes! Emma Go produce lovely feminine footwear, designed in Denmark and manufactured in Alicante in Spain. For those of you not in-the-know, Alicante has long been a centre for excellence in women’s … Continue reading

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WEDDING SHOES AT THE V&A

I spent an enlightening hour or so at the V&A Museum this weekend. The Wedding Dresses exhibition displays a fine selection of the good, bad and rather ugly from 1775-2014. As you can imagine, my eyes were drawn to the more interesting … Continue reading

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THAT BOOT

Oh my, the Burberry boot of the season comes in five colour-ways. Each boot is hand-painted, and made in soft, supple deerskin. Slippers on a stiletto heel anyone? Who could resist this cool silver colour-way, to make you the centre of attention … Continue reading

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ULTIMATE BARBIE SHOE

Despite her inaccurate proportions, Barbie is a fashion icon. She was also the main reason I loved wearing my cowboy boots with skinny blue jeans when I was younger. The shoe I think of as being Barbie’s signature style isn’t … Continue reading

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HOW I FEEL ABOUT SHOES

If ever there was an image that summed up how I, and millions of women around the world, feel about shoes; it would be this one.                               … Continue reading

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SHOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!

I can’t think of a better way to finish off your witch/pumpkin costume this Halloween, than these fabulous Rupert Sanderson d’Orsay heels:               Is Halloween just another great excuse to buy shoes?

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