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!

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

Oprah’s Shoe Closet Cleanout

Our Favourite Platinum Shoe Princess, Oprah (Photograph: Ruven Afanador)

My Darling Shoe Princesses

Our favourite Platinum SP, Oprah, is having a Spring cleanout of her shoe closet!

She’s nominated dozens of shoes (and clothing items) which will be auctioned soon on eBay to benefit her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

Though I am pleased to note that her Shoe Princess credentials are still firmly in place, with the declaration that there are some shoes she’s simply not prepared to put under the hammer!  Like her favourite pair of (unworn) ivory lace knee-high boots that she describes as a work of ‘sculpture‘ and ‘closet jewelry’.

What are you waiting for SPs?  Skip on over to for all the details in aid of a very worthy cause.

And who knows, you may be walking in the footsteps of Oprah – quite literally. 

Good luck! xx 

Platinum SP 

Money is no object and expensive shoes are amongst the many fine possessions in her life.  This SP loves having gazillions of shoes in her colour-coordinated designer wardrobe as a sign of her self-made success and financial independence. She’s often quoted as saying that she still has her feet on the ground – but just in more expensive shoes! (Think Oprah.)

ARDOCH School Shoe Drive


Oceans of thanks to the darling little junior Shoe Princes and Princesses of Bayside Melbourne, who polished and buffed their end-of-school-year black leather shoes and donated them to SP Emma Bowd’s Shoe Princess School Shoe Drive for the Ardoch Youth Foundation.  A staggering 80+ pairs of shoes were collected.  Thank you! xx

Shoe Love

Jane Debster ShoesJane Debster and The Shoe Princess

Congratulations to the 10 divine Shoe Princesses who won a copy of SP Emma Bowd’s perfect summer holiday beach-read, The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy (AUST; UK) from Jane Debster shoes. 

For more special treats exclusive to Jane Debster see Club JD.   

Happy reading my darlings!

Pontiac by Jane DebsterPS.  Before you pack the sparkly sandals and beach tote, may I suggest a quick peek at the black, patent leather ‘Pontiac’ peep toe stiletto.  A timeless addition to any shoe collection with a clever (and comfortable) platform, and ultra-flattering dip-sided silhouette. xx

Shoe Show

Craft victoria Shoe Show
Shoes by Phong Chi Lai (photo Richard Brockett)


Indulge your senses Melbourne Shoe Princesses and hot foot it down to Flinders Lane and Craft Victoria for their Shoe Show  a visual feast of contemporary shoes and boots from up-and-coming bespoke shoemakers.  

Be inspired! 

No excuses – until November 28. xx

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