Thursday, 24 April 2008

This week

I spent the early part of the week in the North of England. Following my visit to Portobello and Alfies I put together some storyboards for a client and travelled to Manchester to present them on Monday. So that was another weekend working which has to be done when it's busy like this!

I'm now back in London, sketching platform shoes for someone else.

March and April are the busiest time of the year for us, I had to take yesterday off because I had eye strain - my right eye has gone all bloodshot. You can look at too many shoes folks, it is possible!

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Turkish Shops

I love the Turkish Owned grocery shops of London, I especially love the photographically printed vinyls they sell. Very kitsch. Very fabulous....

Vintage markets

I spent yesterday doing the vintage markets in London. I'm making storyboards for a new client and I haven't been to Portobello for a while. As is traditional, as always when I go out into the wide world to do my research, it was terrible weather. No rain, but bitterly cold.

As I was buying shoes on a stall in Portobello, the stall almost blew away, the tarp behaving like a big sail!

After Portobello I went to my most favouritist vintage market, Alfies. This is a brilliant, brilliant place to pick up anything cool and vintage - I especially like The Girl Can't Help It, owned by the aptly named and pin up proportioned Sparkle Moore
Anyway, I came back with lots of shoes.... my haul is above. In front of my traditional canalboat wood bucket. Family heirloom that wood bucket, perhaps some of the shoes I bought are as old as that bucket, I dunno...

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Homeys on soccer am!

The Homey - which I helped Dan to create was featured on soccer am this morning! Fantastic -

to get your very own pair of Homeys, visit Dans' website

but first of all, make yourself a cuppa. You deserve it.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Good Evening and Welcome!

Welcome to my shoe design blog - hope you enjoy reading it

Lots of love (and shoes)