Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Last week I was invited down to Claridge’s Hotel to view the new Chelsea Paris shoe collection. Side note: why have I never been to Claridge’s before? Furthermore, why do I not LIVE there? There’s a sofa in the lift! Anyhoo, back to the shoes – Chelsea Paris founder and designer Theresa Ebagua always had a love of shoes, particularly vintage ones, but when she couldn’t find ones she liked in regular stores, she thought what pretty much all of us have thought at one time or another, but never actually had the balls to do: why don’t I just make them myself?!
Shoemaking classes in Milan followed and the rest, as they say, is history. She’s lived a well-traveled life and that influence comes across in the shoes. The vibrant colours and subtle intricate details will light up the feet of any shoe lover. Check out some of the lovliness on show last week.