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Welcome to my Shoe news. Fabulous updates and Milly J news

By millyjshoes, Nov 9 2015 02:11PM

You can listen to my BBC Radio Interview from last week here.


I had a great time and hope you enjoy what I had to say! I think it starts around 30.07 minutes.


Please copy and paste link into your browser


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p035mk4l#play

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.

By millyjshoes, Oct 30 2015 01:13PM


Still glowing after winning the Prime Minister Endorsed, Precious Award in the categoryy of Outstanding Woman in the Creative Industries.


You can read the article via the link or through the image.


http://www.thecomet.net/news/business/stevenage_shoe_artist_whose_fans_include_kylie_minogue_and_boy_george_wins_top_award_for_quirky_designs_1_4287413






By millyjshoes, Sep 5 2015 03:14PM

Whaaaaaat?!



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.


My New Baby!
My New Baby!
The exciting tickets!
The exciting tickets!
Posing With My Award Grinning From Ear to Ear!
Posing With My Award Grinning From Ear to Ear!
The Night's Winners
The Night's Winners
Gearing Up For The Night
Gearing Up For The Night
A Sumptious Affair
A Sumptious Affair

By millyjshoes, Sep 5 2015 02:35PM

Milly J Shoes has not been going very long at all and in fact was probably the newest brand in the room. This was the first time Milly J Shoes has been up for Footwear Designer of the Year and somehow, it managed to bag, The Highly Commended Award at the Footwear Industry Awards for Footwear Designer of the Year! What's next year...?

By millyjshoes, Sep 5 2015 02:31PM

A few weeks ago, Milly J was invited by a top secret person to film on a tv programme with her shoes. It's very secret squirrel at the moment. Though Milly J woos the people involved and even bags something extra! Find out what soon...

By millyjshoes, Sep 5 2015 02:01PM

We are thrilled to say that our roster of retailers is growing. We can be found in upmarkert, award winning gallery, Gallery 1066, gorgeous bridal boutique, Hannah Emily Bridal and funky bridal shop, The White Wardrobe. Excitingly, we have more retailers we are currently in talks with or creating for. Find out who soon!

By millyjshoes, Sep 5 2015 01:49PM

A big thank you for our nominations! We are thrilled to be once again nominated for these prestigious awards.



Last year we were nominated in 6 categories and this year we have made it to 7!



Our categories include:



Ladies Footwear Brand of the Year


Fashion Footwear of the Year


Footwear Brand of the Year


Ladies Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year


New Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year


Best Use of Technology


Footwear Designer of the Year



You can vote for us under our categories by pressing the Footwear Industry Banner on this page



Thank you, especially as Milly J Shoes is a small homebased business!


By millyjshoes, Sep 5 2015 01:42PM

Can you believe that we were approached by a fashion author to write about our shoes in her published book?! Author, Tracy Martin has written countless articles and books and regularly appears on television as a expert in her field of fashion, collectables and antiques. This book includes some fabulous pictures and covers shoe designers from Westwood to Louboutin and of course, Milly J Shoes! It is now available to pre order.

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