Lynne McCrossan: Sole searching after shoe trouble

Erin Cork 22, spotted on Market Street. Erin's little leather shorts looked fabulous dressed down with her checkered shirt. The shirt was picked up in a charity shop, her top and necklaces are Primark. The shorts came from Urban Outfitters and her boot are Topshop.

Erin Cork 22, spotted on Market Street. Erin's little leather shorts looked fabulous dressed down with her checkered shirt. The shirt was picked up in a charity shop, her top and necklaces are Primark. The shorts came from Urban Outfitters and her boot are Topshop.

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A twist in the third act is exactly what any good story needs to add a bit of spice to life. What you do with the detour is completely up to you.

Initial frustrations can lead to calling time on a project, or alternatively something exciting can swoop in to steal your attention.

The capsule clothing collection I’ve been working on has hit a bit of a brick wall over the summer.

Sourcing materials, conversing with manufacturers and finding time to design were proving unproductive.

Right at the same time as I was having shoe trouble.

Fashion shoots are a footwear minefield, with most retailers reticent about stock leaving the shop floor – utterly understandable as even the slightest of marks on soles can leave shoes unsellable.

It can have its perks, being forced to purchase a pair of shoes due to damage is initially pleasing until you end up overrun by them and your personal bank balance takes a battering.

The solution is investing in pieces and using them instead of borrowed stock. But sometimes what you really want to go with a cracking piece of clothing doesn’t exist, leaving your shoot vision compromised. Cue my detour. The capsule clothing collection is out and a small shoe line is now in.

Ironically, there used to be massive shoe manufacturing in Leith, an industry which disappeared a generation ago. So this Scot has to look further afield for her shoe dream. Spain to be exact.

I’ll let you know how the road trip pans out.

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