Monday, March 25, 2013


....At Selfridges Shoe Carnival

Following a little bout of networking on Twitter last week, I came across a tweet by Selfridges promoting an event in their store called the ‘Shoe Carnival’, which runs from 01 March -21 April. Well everything about this tweet grabbed my attention. Firstly, the fact that Selfridges - whom I have a new found respect for after indulging in the hit show Mr Selfridge - were hosting a free event; secondly, that the purpose of the event was to celebrate our love of shoes yeaah, and thirdly, the word ‘carnival’ conjured up thoughts of fun fun fun! For me this was tick tick tick!

So I took myself off to Selfridges Birmingham (unfortunately their shoe department is not as imposing as Selfridges London, but it does the job nonetheless and I'm just grateful we have one!) last week and as I stepped off the escalator I was immediately greeted by a show stopping performance by Cirque Du Soir, treats tricycles offering candy floss and smoothies, Miss Ballooniverse making miniature balloon sculptures and a live DJ, all against a backdrop of beautiful shoes!

I came away day-dreaming about sitting on my bed opening a box of my very own Jimmy Choos or Louboutins (similar to the scene where Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City opened her box of Manolo Blahniks), but alas I came away empty handed; my credit card didn't even get a whiff of the carnival atmosphere.

Why is it that we gals drool over and lust after expensive designer shoes, when a high street shoe at a tenth of the price can feel and look just as good?

Who is your favourite shoe designer? I know it’s cliché, but I have to go with the signature shoe that is….. the Louboutin, and when I'm not dreaming, any shoe by Kurt Geiger appeals!

Later x


  1. I do love Jimmy Choo 'cause they're very comfortable shoes (besides the fact they're super chic!!)

  2. Looks like a fun event!

    Hmm.. Shoe designer? Hard to choose one but I am partial to giuseppe zanotti. Xx

  3. Wanna,wanna,wannaaaaa wear this!:-)

  4. You are beyond extremely lucky to have events like this!!! Nobody is willing to plan (or pay for) such a promotional event here. And they suck.:) But how hot were those performers! And the shoes... I want at least 5 pairs from the pics.:D I'm happy with the eBay version of shoes, to tell you the truth, but I have to admit that I was very excited when I got my first Jeffrey Campbell pair in the mail.:) But if sky were the limit - a pair of Zanotti wedges, no doubt.

  5. This is amazing! So wonderful to find this kind of events! I am living a love affair with L.K. Bennett right now, but Louboutins will always be a legend :)

  6. Hi Colleen! Wow, must have been so cool!:) Im wondering why there isnt any kind of event like that also here!:) Love your photos and all the shoes you shot, in particular Jimmy Choo's heels, I die for them!:) Kisses and have a good day! xo

  7. What a great event, loving the shoe carnival,i am so silly i don't really have any favorite designer for shoes, i love styles and unique cuts when it comes to shoe, well i love Faith shoes so much, they are comfy and solid!!! It's a pity most of their shops are closed down, you can only find few online :(

  8. what unexpected mix, carnival and fashion :)

  9. Beautiful photos and great event!!! I love all the shoes!!!
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  11. A real celebration! the colors, the shoes and the shows.. Lucky you!

    I am dreamer too of the Louboutin.. Some day.. (hope a soon one):)


  12. that looks like it was an awesome event. I would love someone to give me free Louboutin....i know it's a wishful thinking lol

  13. the dresses in the first picture a soo pretty! want!
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  14. I spotted this Shoe Carnival on my last day in London but didn't have time to investigate. Sounds like you had fun without even using your credit card.
    PS I enjoyed the Mr Selfridge series too!

  15. Snap Colleen, I'm a Loubtion dreamer as well, lol, us girls can dream eh! This looks like so much fun, I'd get so tempted! I really want a pair of jeffrey campbells, for a shoe designer they are pretty affordable, but I don't think I could pull them off!

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  16. What a great mix, fashion and Carneval. The pictures remind me a little bit of a circus place.
    And it looks like a great event. I love louboutin shoes :)))

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  17. That looks like great event...I have to say that I am not dreaming about Louboutin...too expensive and not made for cruel London's pavements...I like Jeffrey Campbell, Ash, Sam Edelman and of course KG..

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  18. Fuuny show!!! Love these shoes!!!
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  19. Oh, it looks like a lot of fun!! Love those shoes! Following you on FB to stay in touch. It will be awesome if you follow me back. :)

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  20. Oh wow. I do love Jimmy Choos-saving for a pair is not going well though ;)

  21. So cute!! :) Amazing post!


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  22. Thanks for your comments fellow shoe lovers- I'm going to have to take a peek at some more Zanotti's and Jeffrey Campbell's as these seem to be a favourite among you guys x

  23. Oh, this looks like paradise :) My favourite shoes are from Acne and Isabel Marant and I don´t know, too, why I prefer this expensive labels ...

    xx Rena

  24. Clowns scare me..but the shoes look nice :)

  25. This is the candy world!! Ahahah very, very interesting post, i'm dying to have some of these shoes!!! Btw i'm very happy you liked my outfit, more ideas are coming! ;)

  26. It really seems it was a pretty fun event, and wooow the items featured are so incredible!



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