A brilliant new exhibition hits the V&A this month – Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. This exhibition will look at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers. All I know is that in my life, it always seems the prettier the shoe, the more pain!
Caroline Groves Parakeet Shoes 2014 courtesy of ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’ Exhibition’V&A
And if that’s not inspiration enough to get busy with summer shoes, here’s something for you. My Top 10!
Well, according to the bleeding calendar – summer is upon us. Now for me, who is always cold, the idea of my little pedicured tootsies even peeping out of a sandal, sends shivers, literally, down my spine. However whether we like it or not, summer stock will be exiting stores soon to make way for winter clothes – so we need to get our kids’ summer shoe act together. Pronto. Let’s go!
1. I love everything by fave brand of mine Louise Misha – she owns summer! €65