SHOE shopping is a religious experience. Whenever the wearer stumbles across a heart-stopping pair, there is a moment of clarity that all is well in the world.
It is this blind faith that propels each purchase, spreading joy with every card transaction.
That elysium-like state as you slide into a sexy sling back is the closest some of us will ever get to heaven. And that’s not just because of the hefty eight inches projecting you skywards – it’s spiritual.
I’ve been toying with this sensation while drawing up shoe designs recently.
This connection south of my ankle has made me do some pretty mental things over the years.
At my shoe height there were more than 100 pairs in my wardrobe.
Then, there was the time I spent a mortgage repayments on a pair of Alexander McQueen angel sandals.
Said sandals graced the front cover of my book and I even wore them when I got married.
They are not just shoes. They say something about me without the need for nattering.
This beautifully sculpted angel that forms the heel looks ornamental and expressive.
She is guiding me on my way.
Willing me to put my best foot forward. And now she’s even spurring my design process along.
For anyone upset that they can’t make London Fashion Week in person, Mulberry is live streaming the show in its Multrees Walk store on Sunday. Edinburgh really is the centre
of the universe!