Welcome to my Shoe news. Fabulous updates and Milly J news
By millyjshoes, Aug 17 2017 10:44AM
As part of my commitment to society and the community , I am often asked to attend talks, seminars, schools and institutions to share my story. A surviving against the odds story that encourages the community and especially the youth to find other routes within their lives through the power of creativity, the arts, entrepreneurship and STEM.
So it was a true honour to have been chosen by North Walsham High School to be a part of their mentoring scheme several months ago with a minimum two year commitment. As an ongoing commitment, I have of course many things in store for my very inspirational students.
By millyjshoes, Apr 2 2017 06:01PM
Milly J Shoes was surprised to be told that there was a little write up in the Resident magazine, Norwich when a couple of shoppers walked into her shop the other day.
If you happen to spot my shoes in a magazine, do let me know, as quite often we are not told and it's always nice to hear we are makling the rounds!
By millyjshoes, Dec 23 2016 12:11PM
I was contacted by Archant's television network, Mustard Tv to appear on their live show - the Mustard Show, interviewed by Nick Conrad. Talking the opening of my new shop - All About Shoes in Norwich's, The Lanes.
I appeared in tow with an assorment of my bespoke shoes and other beautiful gift.
Please come and visit my new shop which is located on St Benedicts, Norwich. NR2 4PG.
The interview can be seen in part 2 here, http://www.mustardtv.co.uk/episode/the-mustard-show-664/
By millyjshoes, Dec 23 2016 11:36AM
What a treat it was for me to be contacted by BBC Radio Norfolk to interview me on their early morning breakfast show!
As I have just opened my first retail shop - the news reporter popped round to my shop - All About Shoes on Norwich's, the Lanes to chat live about my footwear, endeavours and creative inspiration. You can certainly pop in and find an array of beautiful bespoke shoes and unusual shoe gifts too!
The interview can be found on BBC iplayer for the next few days.
By millyjshoes, Aug 16 2016 01:53PM
With a long vetting process, I am pleased to announce that I have been chosen by UK'S leading Speakers for Schools as one of their new speakers!
Inspiring through the very key importance of individuality and mutiple potential areas, my work will involve talks, workshops and activities that will cover not only footwear, but tech to music!
If you'd like to book me to share my story with your school or establishment, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
You can now view my profile here!
By millyjshoes, May 7 2016 11:00AM
Being made a current finalist for the well respected, Federation of Small Businesses Awards, 2016 came as a lovely suprise. The FSB Awards are a national award, broken into counties. Covering my area, Hertfordshire and waving the flag for the Creative Business of the Year!
The awards ceremony will be held later in the year surrounded by grand settings in Hertfordshire and I'm proud to be a part of them.
By millyjshoes, Feb 26 2016 12:29PM
I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited by a girls' school buzzing with creative and academic vitality to inspire at their International Womens Day event. I will be alongside the CEO of Women For Women, Brita Fernandez-Schmidt and Paralympian, Wendy Smith.
The school had spotted me previosuly in the press and wnated to get me to share my unusual and inspiring story saying the audience of students, media, parents and governors were sure to take something away from it. I will also be singing a song from Handel's Opera, Semele and If I Loved You from Carousel.
I will be looking to do more for the community in terms of sharing my story for inspiration and strength.
Below you can find the upcoming event in the press and a larger version in the right column.
By millyjshoes, Jan 27 2016 01:19PM
It was a treat to be contacted by the editors of Germany's leading equestrian magazine, Cavallo, wanting to feature my Ladies Day shoes this month, alongside their usual horsey news! You may also remember seeing my shoes featured in Horse and Hound a few months ago too.
The Ladies Day Shoes are inspired by Ascot and the flamboyant hats of the day, only despicting this into footwear.
By millyjshoes, Jan 11 2016 03:19PM
Interviewed by inspiring business woman and coack, Christine Griffin in her influential blog. Please have a read here http://www.griffinity.co.uk/exceeding-despite-the-odds/
By millyjshoes, Oct 30 2015 01:28PM
A great course was had yesterday at The British leather Centre and John Lobb headquarters.
To be surrounded by individuals who took the utmost pride in their work was actually quite inspiring and that's how it should be. Taking such care and precision for the end result. The over 100 year old John Lobb shoe brand is steeped in tradition with a pair setting you back at a mere £1000! Though you can now see why.
The course covered aspects from lasting to leather work right through to packaging.
Thank you to the British Footwear Association for organsing the course and content.
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