Now ladies (and gents) I have always had a thing for shoes, so it was inevitable that one of my first few blogs would be about shoes.
I often spend hours in the Shoe Galleries in Selfridges, hours! (worse thing they ever did was build those galleries!) After going in to buy a cup cake or a salt beef sandwich from the foodhall I somehow end up in the shoe galleries with a couple of Selfridges bags in tow. How did a cupcake turn into two pairs of shoes?! I often find myself drifting into the Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin section and drifting straight back out again. Empty handed. (who am I kidding! )
Shoe Galleries Image source: Big Fat Blog
Picking my wedding shoes – another overwhelming task to add to the ever-growing list! Like candy in a candy store – there is just so much choice! I did consider the flat sensible option for all of 5 minutes but am swaying to towards the ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa’ type heels. No pain no gain! :o)
Whilst trawling through several websites one Sunday evening, my bright sparks brother (who happens to be an illustrator), suggested I have them made….genius! Something I had never even considered. The boy did good! He then referred me to a delightful and very talented shoe designer Anna Kichenside! – Ever thought about having a pair custom-made for you? Not a bad idea at all – Read on. :o)
All image content below copyright Anna Kichenside
Nu Bride: How long have you had a love for shoes?
AK: I never had a strong love of shoes until I worked part-time in a shoe shop and saw how beautiful shoes came fully packaged, wrapped and boxed with the immaculately un-creased tissue paper and never-been-worn soles. Albeit I was already at University studying shoe design, I saw what I designed more of an object rather than a beautiful pair of shoes.
Nu Bride: Anything else you would like to add