Originally, this award was called ‘The beautiful blogger award’, but our shoebsessed frashionista (= a shoe obsessed friend and fashionista) 40 Not Out decided to unravel the award’s rules, lay out its components neatly and nicely and put them together as something completely new.
She even made her Manolo’s star in the award’s trophy:
That woman is truly gifted!
Alors, instead of boring you with another seven facts about me, you are in for a bit of shoe porn. Draw the curtains, dim the lights and let the show begin.
Jimmy Choo Mary Janes in a glossy cherry red. I wore these to my wedding, underneath a floor length, empire style Pronovias gown in vintage-lace. The dress was way to innocent for me, and these shoes added the right amount of cheekiness.
Every girl needs a pair of pointy killer heels. I bought these ages ago in a super sale at Kurt Geiger for about 20 quid. They make me feel sexy in an instant. Worn with jeans or just by themselves. I’m kidding.
My Hugo Boss Christmas shoes. They are velvety soft like a puppy, but they make much less of a mess. And they don’t chew on other shoes.
What can I say? It’s a jungle out there. And every girl should own a pair of Louboutin’s. At least.
Black patent Mary Janes. Back in the days of consultant-jetset-living-hell I was passing these Bally lovelies every other morning at 6AM at Heathrow Terminal 2. I bought them when I finally resigned. And only recently started wearing them again.
Black crocodile print wedges I discovered in my favourite Islington boutique Wild Swans. Now I only need a little bit of sunshine to take them out for a walk.
Last but not least – my everyday, all day Jigsaw mummy-pacing-the-pavements shoes in grey silk. Little L loves them, too!
Did you think you’d be off the hook because you have not been included into the recent meme and award marathon? Looks like you held your breath too early. Show me your seven shoes and pass on the love:
Tim (for a little bit of diversity & inclusion)