Manolos Forever

My thanks to the divine Chuck and his stunning team at Dymocks for their wonderful hospitality at a book-signing today!  As always, SP Emma Bowd and I had much fun chatting with an array of lovely Shoe Princesses and hearing their wonderful shoe stories!

We even had a SP demonstrate walking in her fascinating MBT shoes (that’s “Masai Barefoot Technology” for the uninitiated).  Now…they were funky and red, but, let’s face it, any shoe with NO heel that markets itself as an anti-shoe is hardly going to rock my world!  Best left to the dear little Masai men and I’ll stick to my Manolos. xx

    Dymocks Southland (Westfield) Pick of the Month 1 - Shoe Princess  Dymocks Southland (Westfield) Pick of the Month

Recessionista Shoe Princess

Manolo Blahnik shoes by Venetia Sarll
Manolo Blahnik stilettos (all illustrations by Venetia Sarll*)

My darling Shoe Princesses, have I got an adorable story for you!

Sent in today by the divine SP Lorraine – formerly a steadfast Cinderella SP but now, thanks to a purple suede pair of strappy Manolo Blahnik stilettos purchased at her local thrift shop (!) a very happy Recessionista SP.

Over to you Lorraine:

…”Was bursting to tell someone and thought you would be the only person on the planet to truly understand!  My very first pair of Manolos came complete with original box, tissue paper (sooo important) and dust bag.   This is the highest pleasure… ‘a gift from a shoe goddess’ as opposed to the guilt of an expensive credit card purchase!  Am eternally optimistic after such a lucky find that my life will now take a turn and live up to my new shoes!”

SP Emma Bowd can’t help but wonder how the (almost-new) Manolos ended up in the thrift shop…could be the beginning of another book…xx

shoe princess cover *More magnificent shoe illustrations by Venetia Sarll can be found in SP Emma Bowd’s novel The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy (Australia; UK).

  ‘A tale of love, friendship and shoes…what more could a girl want?’

COSMOPOLITAN Magazine, June 2009

‘Advantages: Funny, well written, not too long, good characters
Disadvantages: None unless you don’t like shoes!’

Shoe Bag

SP Emma Bowd's 'Be A Bag' by Anya HindmarchMy Darling Shoe Princesses

To celebrate my joyous launch in the UK today (The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy, Bloomsbury), I’ve convinced my humble author SP Emma Bowd to showcase her trusty work bag – much commented on by Aussie SPs at book signings to date! 

It is, of course, a Be A Bag by the lovely British designer Anya Hindmarch – featuring a favoured pair of Dorothy shoes from SP Emma Bowd’s personal collection. 

A true Shoe Princess clearly wears her heart on her handbag! xx

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