HELLO! It’s been a while and for that I can only apologise, but it turns out that writing show reviews at fashion week for the Evening Standard takes up a fair bit of time. PHEW! I’m off to Paris today for the last leg but I had a few days’ break to bring you up to speed with all that is new in the world of shoes.
Second Store exclusive discount code with En Brogue
Second Store is a new female-only online sneaker store that opened its virtual doors earlier this year, and this week you can get 10% off any purchase with my exclusive discount code. What I love about this website is the unusual brands that it stocks – no adidas or Nike in sight; instead you’ll find some of my favourite niche labels including Rose Rankin, Spring Court and the fantastic deliberately odd socks brand Oybo, as well as Superga, Veja and Saucony. Plus, coming soon, London’s very own Good News (they have CORDUROY trainers, guys!) and British Heritage brand Walsh.
The code you need at check out is ENBROGUE10 and it’s live from today (Saturday September 30th) until 11.59pm on October 7th. Head to second-store.com for a browse – happy shopping!
En Brogue goes Rogue
I was thrilled to be asked by Rogue Matilda to be part of its Rogue Girls series, which focuses on London-based female entrepreneurs and includes the likes of the very talented designer Cleo Peppiatt. What I’m doing in the mix I have no idea (!!) but I was very flattered indeed to be included!
Anyway, it means that I had the fantastic photographer Asia Werbel come to my house to take pictures of me and Grenson and, of course, I got to wear my gorgeous Rogue Matilda Starstruck shoes. You can read my interview and see all the pics here.
Fashion week was full of flats
Christopher Kane’s new Swiftwater Crocs shown at London Fashion Week
After last fashion week, when heels started to creep back onto the catwalks, I started to get a bit worried. The thought of vertiginous heels being the norm again, and therefore having a negative knock-on effect on the variety of flats we see in the shops, really worried me. But thankfully flats were really well represented in all four cities for next season, so there was no need to panic. As I wrote in the Evening Standard this week, even big glamour houses like Roberto Cavalli, which usually shows all of its outfits with heels, opted for flats with most looks, and concealed mini wedges were as high as it got.
The Christopher Kane x Crocs Swiftwater Sandals will come in five colours
In London, Christopher Kane has collaborated with Crocs again – but this time the result is some much less Marmite trainer-sandal hybrids in place of the precious stone encrusted plastic clogs – Pringle of Scotland showed its collection with Teva sandals, and my good friends at Rogue Matilda teamed up with designer Cleo Peppiatt (see above) for some gorgeous bespoke loafers.