Shoe Princess

Bravo Melbourne Shoe Princesses

twf-logoI know I’m supposed to be locked in my writer’s cave, but…..Congratulations to all of the Melbourne Shoe Princesses and Princes who took part in the annual Warwick Foundation’s High Heel Race…a 100m dash in heels to raise money for young adults (18-40yrs) with cancer.
The runner-up received a  bottle of Moet and a signed copy of Emma’s novel The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Much thanks for kicking up your heels in support of the wonderful Warwick Foundation . xx

Back to the Cave…

My darling Shoe Princesses

As SP Emma Bowd disappears into her writers’ cave to commence her next novel, she leaves us with this truly lovely little Shoe Video – High Heel Confidential – jam packed with fascinating shoe ‘goss’ for the shoe enthusiast and interviews with the likes of Manolo Blahnik and Stefano Ferragamo.

The video’s quite long, at 40 plus minutes…so find a quiet moment, put your feet up and enjoy!

Petite Shoe Princess Extraordinaire

#bootsoftheday.......Yes, once again...Louboutin...with PUG!!! on TwitpicThis weeks ‘Top of the Class’ award, goes from one Aussie SP to another…

SP Emma Bowd has great pleasure in crowning the darling divine SP Kylie Minogue ‘Petite Shoe Princess’ extraordinaire, thanks to her unwavering dedication-to-the-cause. Truly inspiring!

Here’s Kylie’s latest Twitpic: Louboutin of course! xx

What type of Shoe Princess are you?  Could you be Pernickety, Common Garden Variety, Practical, Politically Correct or Cinderella?  After all, there’s a little bit of Shoe Princess in all of us, my darlings.  Lots more shoe-talk in SP Emma Bowd’s The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy (UK/AUSTRALIA).

Petite Shoe Princess

Very high heels are a way of life for this SP…even her slippers have heels.  Her partner has never seen her barefoot, and she could easily run a marathon from lofty heights.  Her mantra is: ‘Why go to the gym when you can wear platform stilettos!’

Shoe Temple To-Die-For

Clever + Practical + Beautiful = BaBooShoe Booth The ultimate Shoe Princess accessory

Oh how I do love it when two Shoe Princesses put their heads together!

SP Emma Bowd was delighted to hear from the divine Aussie mother-and-daughter design team of Lesley and Amy at BaBooShoe (that’s short for Bags, Boots and Shoes) about their gorgeous new shoe booth, recently launched at the Australian Shoe Fair.

It’s no secret that I love a shoe temple, and thanks to Lesley and Amy’s ingenuity (borne from personal frustration at constantly fossicking through shoe boxes to find their precious jewels), Shoe Princesses can now store their shoes in stand-alone shoe booths – protected by (and of course admired through!) glass doors.

24/7 viewing is a must-do thanks to remote-control back lighting with two sizes and two finishes (gloss black or white) to choose from.  Heavenly!

Heart and Sole – Making Education a Reality

The Shoe Princess's Guide to the Galaxy author, Emma Bowd, leading the winter collection of clothing and food for the children's education charity Ardoch (Melbourne Weekly, June 2010)

Heartfelt thanks to the hundreds of mums who helped SP Emma Bowd collect many, many vanloads of clothing, shoes and food for her Shoe Princess Ardoch Winter Appeal over the past 4 months.  Word quickly spread amongst her gorgeous Shoe Princesses well beyond Bayside, with families and schools from all over Melbourne participating.  All of the donations were gratefully received by the grass-roots education charity and put to much good use during this, our coldest winter in many years.

In fact, SP Emma Bowd is extremely proud and delighted to announce that the food donation was the single largest ever received by Ardoch…all thanks to the generous and wonderful families of Loreto Mandeville Hall.

I always knew that my Shoe Princesses were gorgeous and fashionable on the outside AND with a magnificent social conscience on the inside! 

Thank you! xx

The Great Aussie Shoe Drop


My darlings,

I hereby decree Sydney and Melbourne STAR Shoe Princess City status!  All thanks to the divine Shoptilyoudrop Shoe Drop.

Simply follow the clues on Twitter @ shoptilyoudrop and weave your way through the CBD of Australia’s two premier cities to snare a pair of free designer shoes…the likes of YSL, Balenciaga, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Terry Biviano to name but a few…..truly!  In all, 50 pairs of shoes are up for grabs.

Little wonder author SP Emma Bowd calls Melbourne home!

The shoe hunt runs from Wed July 14th – Friday 16th July.

What are you waiting for….hop to it! xx

See Shoes Shine

Shoes @ Sadler's Wells, London, September 3-11

London-bound Shoe Princesses book now for Shoes @ Sadler’s Wells for a world-class revue of song, dance, music and film celebrating the highs and lows of life through none other than our beloved SHOES!!  

Composed by Richard Thomas (of Jerry Springer the Opera fame) and supported by award-winning collaborators, it truly promises to be an evening of unrivalled and utterly unadulterated Shoe Princess bliss.  xx

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.

All Hail Queen Danielle

H O T   O F F   T H E  P R E S S

My darling Shoe Princesses, it is with immense pleasure that I can announce Danielle Steele of romance novel fame as Monsieur Louboutin’s ‘supertop’ customer! With more than 6,000 pairs of his designer shoes in her closet – mostly garnered from personal shopping trips from her home in the US to Paris.

Ooh la la!  I think we have a new Queen of the Platinum Shoe Princesses.  Sorry Oprah, you have been dethroned!

(My humble author SP Emma Bowd can but dream….xx)

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