My mum Cathy, 52, who’s an events organiser, is a shoe fiend just like me. She had pairs all over the house and as a kid I’d happily spend hours clumping around in them, imagining I looked as sophisticated as her. When I was 10, my dad, Tony, 56, ran a recording studio and as a treat let me record a song with my friends. I dressed up for the occasion (I’m second from left, above) and borrowed my mum’s Vivienne Westwood black platform heels. I thought I looked amazing!
After Mum bought these £275 pearlescent cream heels from a designer in Spain, I borrowed them – without permission – to go to a garden party in July 2011. But I slipped over and got stains all over them. I scrubbed them with stain remover, but it removed the pearlescent covering. I ruined them and Mum was devastated – I’ve never seen her so angry. She still brings it up!
Heels can totally transform your mindset and boost confidence, which is why I decided to team these £65 Carvela shoes with a Primark dress for my first-ever job interview to be a social media manager at an ad agency last summer. I posted this picture on Twitter asking if it was a good interview outfit. Everyone said yes – and I got the job.
Last year I went out with a lovely guy for a month, and after a couple of dates he admitted he had a foot fetish. It didn’t bother me – even when he asked me for pic of my feet in sexy shoes. I was happy to oblige as I got to put on my £24 New Look patent heels for no reason.
When I put a pair of heels on I automatically feel sexier. I even walk differently – some might say I strut! The higher the heels the better, which is why these 5½in Kandee heels are my all-time faves. They cost £249, but after blogging about how much I loved them, the designer sent me a pair for free. Result!
I tend to wear cheaper high-street heels on nights out as things can get a bit messy. I don’t want to feel like I can’t have fun because of my heels. I’ve lost or broken many a pair in action, and after a night out in Surrey in June 2011, this £20 pair from a boutique in Spain were a complete write-off!
I must have about 120 pairs of heels. I’ve even got the same pair in four colours. Thankfully I have a huge wardrobe in my room at my parents’ house in Hertfordshire. One day, I’ll have a shoe wall to show my gorgeous heels off in all their glory!
Over the years I must have spent nearly £8,000 on heels. But I still can’t resist a bargain – even if it means buying a near-identical pair, which is what happened at a sample sale last summer. I just couldn’t decide between these two pairs of £25 Juicy Couture flatforms, so I bought both.