Welcome to my Shoe news. Fabulous updates and Milly J news
By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2018 07:00PM
Milly was invited as an “industry expert” by the BBC for The BBC Apprentice with my designs and clips sent to the team as inspiration, the winning team used the interchangeable clip idea.
Last night the, Milly J Ming Dynasty Teapot Shoe makes an appearance too!
By millyjshoes, Mar 9 2018 02:45PM
I am delighted to announce that I am a current prestigious, Drapers Footwear Awards finalist in the category of Footwear Designer of the year.
I do not have high hopes for my win, as I am up against some seriously well known footwear individuals and brands. Some of the finalists include Louboutin for Premium Footwear Brand of the Year to Skechers, Cheaney Shoes, Fit Flop, Clarks and many more!
The glitzy award ceremony is held in the summer in London where the winners will be crowned!
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2017 10:17AM
Last night saw a host of NATWEST Great British Entrepreneur Finalists gather at the RBS head offices in London. Celebrating the finalists before the grand award's ceremony next moth. Meeting with some very inspiring businesses. The cocktails and stories were flowing everyone revved up about what brought them there in the first place. Reminding us all of the importance of being a unique entrepreneur.
By millyjshoes, Sep 15 2017 01:36PM
Receiving an email from BBC News Look East's, Susie Fowler-Watt inviting me onto their news couch was quite surreal. Upon hearing of my shoes, awards and business endeavours, Susie immediately got me to chat to both her and Stewart.
A fascinating evening going behind the scenes, finding about the news process. Susie was enthralled by her Milly J Shoe clips and plans to visit the shop soon!
The footage can only viewed until 7pm GMT tonight. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b094dg76/look-east-evening-news-14092017
the footage begins at 20:06 timing.
By millyjshoes, Sep 13 2017 10:37AM
What a fabulous surprise to receive an email from NATWEST's, Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017, saying that I have been shortlisted for an award! I have shortlisted for the High Street Entrpreneur of the Year Award for my brand, Milly J Shoes and shop - All About Shoes.
As the shop has only been open since last November, to receive recognition already is wonderful news.
The judges include James Caan CBE, Haley Parson OBE and many other notable business people. The awards are hosted in November with glitzy ceremonies taking place right across the UK. With despite being based in Norwich, my area will be London.
The judges said of my work:
“Understanding as a teacher and profound life experience are key driving forces within this entrepreneur as she journeys to fulfil her artistic potential. Milly J Shoes brings unprecedented creativity to footwear and fresh imagination to the high street.”
By millyjshoes, Sep 13 2017 10:24AM
After a few attempts and previously being told I was not ready, I am delighted to be shortlisted for the well respected Footwear Friends Awards.
The Footwear Friends Annual Awards are now established as one of the key awards for developing British Design talent.
These sponsored Awards enable Footwear Friends in recognising young entrepreneurs who are the future lifeblood of the industry.
The Awards for 2017include
The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers
Award for Innovation/ Entrepreneurship of £5,000, is to further Designers/Entrepreneurs business expertise. Additionally there is a twelve-month tailored mentoring programme by industry specialists.
Judges included Guy West of Jeffrey and CEOs of Clarks.
By millyjshoes, Jun 12 2017 02:44PM
A fabulous day was had for Norwich's, Most Curious Wedding Fair. Which is also held in London. The wedding fair of course for the style savvy individual. Exhibiting alongside other quirky suppliers and designers, the day was full of a magnificent buzz, also helped along by the glorious sunshine we were lucky to have!
By millyjshoes, Mar 9 2017 10:32AM
Milly J is so thrilled to announce that after waiting to announce this news for two months, she is able to confirm that she has been made a finalist for the prestigious, Drapers Footwear Awards.
One of the biggest footwear awards in the world, the event sees the innovative and forward thinking brands and individuals of the footwear world! With last year's winner being Jimmy Choo's creative director and designer, Sandra Choi! So to be considered within this awards ceremony is a true honour.
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.
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