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V&A – Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

V&A – Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

So apparently one pair of shoes can change your life, well according to Cinderella. I understand that footwear can provoke intense feelings of desire and lust, we all have those killer heels on our wish-list, but can a pair of shoes really change your life? Well the V&A’s latest fashion exhibition, ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’, is much more than just showcasing gorgeous heels, it delves into the transformation power of extreme footwear, as well as exploring the agonising aspect and euphoria of wearing shoes.

There is a lot to see, more than 250 pairs of shoes are on display across two floors, with some spanning from as early as 30BC, a delicate gold leaf decorated pair of sandals discovered in Egypt, to those Jimmy Choo feathered beauties that Carrie lost in Sex and the City.

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Wedding Wednesday – Sophia Webster Bridal

Wedding Wednesday – Sophia Webster Bridal

I’m a huge fan of Sophia Webster’s humour, since hitting the scene she really has adding a lot of fun to the fashion and accessories market, and brides-to-be get ready as the fashion’s hottest footwear designer has put together a gorgeous collection for your big day, and to say that I’m a little jealous that they didn’t come out in time for my wedding is an understatement. 

Just like her mainline, there are slogans, I love ‘Wifey for Lifey’ so much that I’m considering getting them, well I am a wife after all, there are also some fun strappy fluffy pompom sandals, bejewelled beauties, and even her signature butterfly wing heels have been given an ethereal makeover, which can also act as your something blue.

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Shoe Loving: Which Charlotte Olympia Kitty Are You? 

Shoe Loving: Which Charlotte Olympia Kitty Are You? 

I’m a lover of Charlotte Olympia, so much so I joined the gang recently with my first purchase – some gorgeous green beauties, but I think my heart will also belong to her Kitty flats.

Before you just had to choose a colour, I have the classic black on my wishlist, but now you can choose your personality with the new Kitty & Co capsule collection.

So are you feeling Clever, Pretty or in a Party mood? Or how about showing off your fun side in the Cheeky or Pouty Kitty flats. Or are you madly in Love, acting a little Hippy, or a totally Superstar? I love how each Kitty really does portray the personality perfectly.

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Shoe Lust: Charlotte Olympia – Cruise 2015 ‘Down Mexico Way’

Shoe Lust: Charlotte Olympia – Cruise 2015 ‘Down Mexico Way’

Lusting over designer shoes seems to be at the top of my to-do lists at the moment, I am searching for a pair for my wedding, and top of my wish-list has to be owning a pair of Charlotte Olympia, so I was in heaven this week when I got the chance to check out the British footwear designer’s Cruise 15 collection, Down Mexico Way.

Like with all Charlotte Olympia collections this is one fun line-up of statement shoes and clutches, filled with tequila references, maraca detailing, hibiscus florals, cacti prints, chillis, tacos, pinatas, and my favourites being the striking Day of the Dead designs with embroidered skull and skeleton appliqués. It is basically everything you can think of when it comes to Mexico in a kitsch, fun way, and I basically want it all.

The collection is huge, I am only sharing a small selection, basically my favourites – from the ‘It Makes You Happy’ tequila bottle-shaped clutch bag to the heart adorned ‘Sacred Pandora’ clutches, which have a Romeo & Juliet feel about them, and the gorgeous, wear all summer ‘Rachera Sandals’ with their colourful woven design that kind of makes me think of a Mariachi player. I  also really adore the chilli print, the ‘Fiesta Magazine’ clutch, and the ‘Tequila Sunrise’ court shoes with a tequila shot glass as the heel.

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