In 1970 I walked past a boutique window in the Chalfont-Haddon Hall Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey and fell in love. The object of my desire – mauve suede knee-high lace up boots-rounded-toe, boxy heel, black grommets and laces. Italian, expensive. I could tell the leather was soft as butter. They reminded me of the boots Nancy Sinatra was singing about in “These Boots are Made for Walkin'”. I love that song. I was 8 years old. Sadly our relationship was not meant to be, but my passion for shoes was born.
Since that day I have appreciated shoes as an admirer, customer and collector. My next adventure? Designing and making – yes, MAKING shoes. I look forward to sharing all musings shoes (and other obsessions) with you as you accompany me on this fantastic journey.