…and read the rest of this week’s Shoes News.
A few months ago I popped in to see Katie from Rogue Matilda, and she gave me a sneak preview of her new season styles. I’m very good at keeping secrets, you know. But, finally, I am allowed to tell you about them because they went on sale on Friday. Yay!
As you are probably already aware, I’ve been a big fan of this brand since it launched a few years ago; if you’re after a snazzy flat formal shoe that’s unbelievably comfortable, this is the place for you. I have a couple of pairs that have become absolutely invaluable members of my wardrobe for parties, job interviews, weddings and just everyday wear for days that you’re feeling a bit flash.
‘Tough Love’ in leopard, £185 (roguematilda.com)
And as you can see, there is much to be excited about this season, including leopard print stars (swoon), hiking boot-style eyelets (swoon) and a sturdy style that’s actually called Chunky Monkey (triple swoon!). Katie has also expanded her offering of ‘Sweetheart’ trainers to include denim and leopard print. Lovely.
En Brogue on Etsy
I’ve been illustrating flat shoes as long as I’ve been writing this blog. That’s six years! All that time I had dreams of producing greeting cards with my work, and this week I finally got my arse in gear and set up an Etsy shop to do just that. I will be selling packs of themed cards – The Brogues Pack, The Boots Pack etc – and for now you can pick up The Trainers Pack for £7.50. It includes four different designs printed on recycled paper, complete with envelopes, and left blank for your own message.
More designs will be coming soon, and as well as the packs I’m working on some cards for special occasions like weddings and births, and there will be Christmas cards too, obviously! I hope you like them – and if you fancy buying some, head over to my shop! Keep an eye on my Instagram account for new designs going on sale. And thank you SO MUCH to the people who have already bought some!
Charles & Keith
You may remember me telling you about Charles & Keith earlier this year – a new brand with brilliant designs and even more brilliant prices. Well, its new season collection has just dropped and I wanted to draw your attention to the lovely sneakers and matching ENORMOUS tote bags. Perfect for injecting a bit of a art to your look.