Magnolia Square

I’m Turning Japanese…

…I really think so!

All thanks to exquisitely beautiful shoes handmade from antique kimono fabric.  The brainchild of Amanda at Dames & Divas, and one of SP Emma Bowd’s most exciting finds from the Australian Shoe Fair!

Amanda will be showcasing her divine one-off shoes, handbags and accessories at Magnolia Square boutique market in Sydney Friday June 4th – Sunday June 6th.

Shoe Princess Convert

shoe princess cover - high resMy Darling Shoe Princesses

It is with immense pleasure that I offer you this snippet of loveliness from SP Laura Coleman, penned after her reading of The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy…and unwittingly solving a conundrum for SP Emma Bowd:

“I just read your book and really loved it….my own SP description was sadly lacking! 
The Late Bloomer SP
This shoe princess discovered her inner SP later than some of her counterparts and so her shoe passion is a source of delicious delight (she has ‘lost’ years to catch up on).  She has never bought a designer pair of shoes (and finds the prospect both scary and intriguing).  As a full time mum, some of her most satisfying moments come from having her shoes noticed!  She rarely wears heels as life has to be practical but loves a bit of height…she would love to have a lifestyle that warranted higher heels or, gasp, stilettos and often picks up hugely impractical shoes to stroke and admire…before going on to purchase a practical ballet flat.

This SP is very grateful to Princess Sapphire of Shoelandia for a hugely entertaining read which was such a welcome diversion from the grind and toil of life with a 2yr old and a 4 yr old!  An education…!

It was also good to meet you at the Magnolia Square market in Brighton recently. It has been inspiring to read your book and find that it took some time for you to craft your wonderful book. Thanks again for a great read, I found that my interest and desire to keep turning the page never waned – a rare treat!”

A genuine Shoe Princess convert…welcome to the fold my darling! xx

Shoe Princess woos Magnolia Square

My Darling Shoe PrincessesMagnolia Square MarketIt was my great pleasure to accompany SP Emma Bowd to the beautiful Magnolia Square for a book-signing.  Not only did we meet the most exquisite Shoe Princesses who shared many magnificent shoe stories with us (more on that later…!) but we rubbed shoulders with some of the finest artisans in Melbourne.

Completely inspiring and utterly enjoyable!

Here’s what the lovely Magnolia Square had to say about The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy (Aust/NZ; UK): “…..a very funny tale of the transition from shoe addicted working-girl to swollen footed new mum!  A sassy and original debut about one woman’s attempts to put her best foot forward. For plenty more laughs pick up a copy of Shoe Princess.”

Muse in Shoes

SP Chocolates

Tilbrook Estate Shoe Princess Pinot Gris 2008

My Darling Shoe Princesses

Chanel has Audrey Tautou and thankfully SP Emma Bowd has moi…for how completely dull her book-signings would be without my insistence on chocolates and a delicate drop of Pinot Gris!  If only every Shoe Princess could be so lucky.

Magnolia Square Market Book Signing





PS  Today we added marshmallows to our repertoire.  Mmm…a stroke of genius, even if I do say so myself!

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