‘To celebrate Harrods Shoe Heaven, we invited key designers
and brands including Dior, Christian Louboutin, Prada, Jimmy Choo and Giuseppe Zanotti
to each design a limited edition shoe as part of the exclusive Silver Lining Collection.’
As I have mentioned before, Harrods Shoe Heaven is literally one of my favourite places to go; it’s incredible to be able to be up close and personal with the shoes I lust after for so many hours online.
In commemoration to this haven, the designers have each designed a particular shoe for the ‘Silver Lining’ Collection. With a total of 27 shoes in total, it’s absolutely incredible to see the different visions and creations when all the direction you’re given is- Silver Lining; there are so many different kinds of shoes given to us in this collection: heels, boots, stiletto’s and ballet flats, literally everything anyone could ever want to wear.
I would love to show you each of the shoes that were contributed but I think you need to see them all for yourself so that you have the full experience of visiting the harrods website and discovering each of them for yourself.
All that’s left for me to do is pick out my favourites and give you a little taste of what you can expect….
‘Shoe Heaven is super sexy shoes that are so comfortable, you can dance the night away.’
‘Being a shoe designer, I get to design the shoes of my dreams! my wall of shoes in my dressing room is my own shoe heaven.’
‘A pair of high heel shoes is the sexiest accessory a woman can wear to feel in heaven.’
(Heaven is) A place where you can sit back on a cloud and winged cherubs bring you shoes
that fit like a glove and shine like the second coming.
*heads up, this one hasn’t really got anything to do with shoes, sorry.*
So this week I had an interview with the one and only Ted Baker; I was so nervous and worried it was ridiculous! I always manage to work myself into a worried frenzy before an interview, no matter how many times you go through one, for me, it never gets any better.
I guess it’s because I’m worried about putting myself out there, I can talk and write for hours on here about my love and passion for anything related to clothes, shoes or fashion, but in the real world where people can judge that’s where I get worried. I think it’s because i’ve never felt feminine, like ever. My height made me the tallest girl in my class all through primary school and I wasn’t exactly a skinny thing back then, it took me until I was almost 20 to buy my first pair of heels and feeling like an actual girl isn’t something I can naturally relate to.
Weird how now that I’m almost 24 I’m almost completely obsessed with shoes, literally everything about them I love and fashion as a whole is starting to become more of an influence for me.
I have a lot to be thankful for because of Ted Baker; it was the very first designer item I bought myself, it was the one shop I used to lust after on my daily walk to work and the first company to give me a chance of starting a new career in London.
It is also the company that made me think about why exactly I want to be involved in this industry; at the interview last week the lady asked me why I should be chosen above the other candidates who have come from fashion college and have had a desire to be involved in fashion for a long time. I have no fashion degree. Right now I don’t know what my end goal is. I don’t know what I want to end up doing.
This got me thinking about what I do know. (My boyfriend is always on at me to focus on what you do know instead of what you don’t, I can kind of get too focused on the unknown sometimes)
I know that I am truly passionate about shoes
I know that I am dedicated to catching up on all the knowledge my competitors have over me
I know that starting at the bottom and working your way up is more satisfying
I know that I won’t be held back
I know that no matter what my previous ideas were, I now have a plan
I know that your past can not dictate your future. I can’t let myself be held back by the person that I used to be- the tall, chubby girl who never wore anything remotely fashionable and lived in trainers and over sized jeans and hoodies. I need to remember this, especially the next time somebody asks me about what I like; I can’t be hiding in the shadow of my past.