A girl can never have too many shoes!

A girl can never have too many shoes!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

The Shoe Interview

While it would be great to write about the latest addition to my shoe collection or what's on offer on the high street, in this current climate I can't simply write about what I've bought or what you can buy.  While I would honestly buy a new pair of shoes a week (okay, a new pair a day) the current financial climate means I can't and I won't. But I still want to write about shoes, I love shoes, it's not materialistic, some woman like handbags, others collect art or figurines . . . I love shoes, always have been a shoe person, always will be.  This blog is really about my love of shoes, with other bits about my life mingled in.  So to mix it up, but continue with the theme, I'm going to explore what my friends, families and colleagues think about shoes too.  Look at what they like, memories surrounding their shoes and why they were bought.  So here is my first 'shoe interview'.

Chrissie is both a friend and a work colleague, she's married with two children, loves travel especially biking holidays (so she definitely knows how to pack a capsule holiday wardrobe) and is known her love of multi-coloured painted toes.  So Chrissie brought three pairs of shoes, that are some of her favourites.

The family heirloom - These amazing green shoes were passed to Chrissie from her husband's aunt.  Bought and worn in 1976 for her sons wedding, the shoes today are in a great condition and bang on trend.  A great pair of vintage shoes, the colour and detail are so unusual they'd definitely make a statement!  Chrissie has not had chance to really show them off but I'm sure this Autumn would be a great time to wear them out with an LBD and some coloured tights.  I tried to attempt some research on Manfield shoes but didn't find any information on the company.  If anyone has any info then it would great to know.
keeping in it the family
Now the next pair of shoes, Chrissie had to travel miles to meet!  Bought on a trip to Singapore, at the Marina Boulevard shopping centre for $30 sing dollars (around £15).  Bought because she simply fell in love with them and had to have them!  The picture doesn't really do them justice, the colours are really unusual and the shoes are so delicate.  Chrissie is still looking for the perfect outfit to really show them off and is open to suggestions.

she just had to have them!
Now the last shoes are the most recent purchase, Chrissie is achieving the shoe boot trend for the Autumn/Winter months.  Like the majority of us, Chrissie loves a bargain and these grey-studded boots from Tesco definitely met the challenge. Originally priced at £18, Chrissie paid £12 at the till.  I like these kind of surprise bargains, doesn't everyone? The boots have made Chrissie's daughter green with envy so I can imagine she may have a struggle keeping them to herself.  Chrissie is currently rocking the boots with skinny jeans.

So there was my first shoe interview, I'm now looking for my next victim candidate, let me know if you are interested.


Victoria said...

Cool post, I love those green shoes :)

I'm holding a giveaway over on my blog, make sure you check it out http://my-favourite-fashion.blogspot.com/

Have a great weekend! xxx

CameronPoe2409 said...

I know those green shoes are gorgeous and in perfect condition! I will check out your giveaway! Hope you've been having a great weekend! xxx

Vintage Sparkle said...

LOVED this post!! xx