Sunday saw top members of the footwear industry gather for the yearly, prestigious, Footwear Industry Awards. The likes of Nike, Skechers, Clarks and many others joined for a banquet filled evening of coveted awards and milestones marked.
My husband and I sat on the table with some of the organisers and it was an enjoyable affair.
Some of the awards included, Footwear Brand of the Year, Independent Retailer of the Year, Personality of the Year and Men's Footwear Brand of the Year. With all the awards going to big, well known and loved footwear brands. So the thought of receiving an award seemed certainly out of my league!
Somewhere amongst the glitz of the night, the Footwear Designer of the Year came up. I was up against well established footwear brand designers. A one woman business was not going to win this award. Though somehow... my name was announced. "And the winner of the Footwear Designer of the Year Award goes to Milly J of Milly J Shoes"!
Well, firstly was, there must be a mistake and then secondly was, how am I going to walk the aisle to the stage in these killer heels?!
So my wonderful Milly J supporters, there is a place for Striking Unconventionality and I thank the industry for crowning me their winner.
Posing With My Award Grinning From Ear to Ear!