News

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

By millyjshoes, Jul 2 2020 02:04PM

Covid-19 has seen a surge in online chat portals, not least of all zoom. Before the pandemic, I was reticent to use any of these platforms, preferring to chat in person. But, like everyone else, I have had to accommodate the use of such tools!


With zoom in mind, Women's Institute, Golden Triangle branch invuted me to do a talk on my life and journey. It was a fun filled evening, as not only did I give a talk, but I asked the ladies to prepare their own lockdwon shoe designs and their favourite childhood shoes.


More online talks to come!

By millyjshoes, May 26 2020 11:08AM

With the exciting launch of, Norfolk Talks last week, I was invited to chat to Stephen Bumfrey of BBC Radio Norfolk about thefine East Anglian people we have set to be a part of the series.


In his usual ubeat manner, he was able to get me to reveal a few of the fabulous inspirers!


The interview can be heard at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08cf5w3 timing, 3:32:18

By millyjshoes, May 26 2020 10:57AM

I tentatively approached Archant with an idea and this is what I came up with! A new series of videos featuring some of Norfolk’s best known personalities and entertainers is being launched to inform and entertain people in the county through lockdown and beyond.



https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/edp-launch-norfolk-talks-anna-mudeka-1-6662720



By millyjshoes, May 26 2020 10:43AM

During Covid-19, the EDP has been very loyal and supportive of local business. Of course, locality of the news is important to the newspaper.


I received the news of being a Drapers Footwear Awards finalist during the height of lockdown, and The EDP Newspaper were keen to publicise this news to their readership.


The link can be found below. Happy reading!


https://www.edp24.co.uk/features/norwich-shoe-designer-milly-j-fashion-award-nomination-1-6649837

By millyjshoes, Apr 28 2020 01:23PM

Lockdown has been challenging for many businesses. Navigating new ways of working and continuing to reach out to clients has been part of this.


However, lockdown is not necessarily the moment to have expected to receive good news. Milly J Shoes has been made a finalist for Footwear Designer of the Year in the very prestigious Drapers awards. With judges including Adidas CEOS, Clarks, Schuh and many more.


https://footwearawards.drapersonline.com/2020-shortlist



By millyjshoes, Feb 26 2020 10:20PM

As always, Bridemagazine put on an amazing two day show for the bridal public at the Norfolk Showground last weekend. From catwalks sponsored by Bullens Jewellersto back drops supplied by Big Smiles Photography to wonderful hotwl services offered by The Maids Head Hotel. It was lovely to meet both new and seasoned suppliers.

By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2019 09:46PM

Milly J Shoes opened its doors to a group of refugee woman from across the globe. Working together with English + and The Museums of Norwich, Milly J Shoes hosted a shoe clip making workshop, Bringing the historic footwear element Norwich once housed back to its heart. A wonderful morning and afternoon creating embellishments for a special reveal that will become apparent soon!

By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2019 09:28PM

Helping to motivate and inspire the next generation has always been at the helm of Milly J Shoes. Receiving an invite from an outstanding school, Thorpe St Andrew in Norwich was a delight to accept. I was asked to give a talk and workshop with a series of textiles groups, as textiles has been removed from the curriculum. This was an opportunity to try to reinvigorate this subject within the students. We found ways to evealuate ways in which to design for clients with the students been receptive and creative.


Look out for future collaborations between Milly J Shoes and Thorpe St Andrew.



By millyjshoes, Oct 17 2019 03:42PM

A very kind, unknown individual had put me up for one of the global, Luxury Travel Awards. The first I heard of this was via an email. However, what is reassuring is that these awards are very diligent and sift through all the information they can find on the nominee before putting them forward. So I am delighted to say that I was phoned up to announce that Milly J Shoes has one the 2019/20 Luxury Travel Guide Award in the category of Wedding Specialist for Shoe Store of the Year!

By millyjshoes, Oct 17 2019 03:36PM

I have posted about this previously, but last week was the actual event. Women across Norfolk had been chosen by the public and then an esteemed panel of judges and The Edp to become one of Norfolk's top 100 Most Inspiring Women.


It was a truly inspiring day, as you can imagine with some very talented and clever women (excluding my self)! I was placed on a table with women who included the UK's first female firefighter, high profile stylist, Chrissi Rix, head teacher of Norwich School for Girls, Kirsty Von Malaise and others.


Wine was poured and food was readily consumed in the stunning venue of Brasted's. Delightful chatter and a few tears shed as women came together.


Thank you to Sophie Stainthorpe, The EDP's head of content for initially nominating me!


The 100 Most Inspiring Norfolk Women newspaper articles can be googled.

10929583_723789151074732_2305558038755364314_n Attachment 1 (98) photo (39) Attachment 7 (25) Attachment 1 (105) Attachment 2 (63) 00 untitled (22)

A small selection of articles

img_5033 (1) img_5034 (1) img_4053 img_4040 th2EA2XYH4 1796706_10153859182765314_1669814032_n 12196041_861388560648123_148768864845980598_n 12196256_861388590648120_7191983102112869584_n 10325621_10152232275509102_6365414704960267773_n 12088279_1700082416889538_7324138861866123643_n Attachment 7 (17) img_5035 img_0942 chris6 Four-Rooms 12313688_10156508721595314_38393095882265805_n 12342353_877735435680102_688478259087868217_n 12573174_905891322864513_2481734274060047695_n 12651094_905891379531174_3475072119580616703_n (2) Resized%20thumb%20web%201 12745660_926942247426087_6446327708089828860_n 12745980_926942210759424_4686208200238494986_n 12717269_926942144092764_5608915064478184843_n 12743629_933330473453931_8365752976599178097_n img_5910 IMG_9863