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By millyjshoes, Feb 5 2020 11:01PM

Milly J Shoes is thrilled to have been shortlisted for two Footwear Industry Awards. Receiving accolades from the industry heavyweights themselves is very humbling.


The categories I am shortlisted in are, Footwear Designer of the Year and Accesory Brand of the Year!


https://footwearindustryawards.com/finalists/

By millyjshoes, Feb 5 2020 10:39PM

In a mad rush, I received a call from the BBC Look East news team wanting to come in to chat to me - immediately. Catching wind of a special shoe I had just finished making for The Bridewell Museum.


The museum is holding a pop up event all this month in celebration of Norwich's historic shoe trade. The exhibit features shoes created by a cross section of women, with a special Milly J shoe sculpture which will be permanently housed in the Bridewell shoe section.


If you've not visited the museum, it has a magnificent room dedicated to John Newstead, a local pharmacist who received an MBE for his services to the pharmaceutical trade. Collections of quaint and curious artefacts from the Victorian era fill jars and shelves and my - it is a sight to behold! Inspired by this, the shoe scuplture created was in homage to this.


I will reveal the shoe properly soon.

By millyjshoes, Feb 5 2020 10:21PM

Fancy treating your mother to something a little bit different this Mother's Day? Well, now you can!


Once again, The Maids Head Hotel and Milly J Shoes come together to bring you a fun and delightful event on the 22nd March!

A traditional afternoon tea at the Maids Head Hotel, followed by a shoe accessory making workshop. Your wonderful creations can them be beuatifully boxed to take home with you.


To book please see below:


01603 272008


events@maidsheadhotel.co.uk


£45.00 PP

By millyjshoes, Feb 5 2020 10:15PM

A few top and loyal bridal businesses within the Cathedral Quarter area were invited to exhibit at the beautiful Maids Head Hotel wedding open day. The doors flew open to prosepctive brides and their parties. Blossoming bouquets supplied by Elizabeths Florits. Elegant wedding dress displays from Elm Hill Brides. Classic settings from Bob Lloyd Toastmaster. Fun and vibrant photography from Just Big Smiles Photography. A spine tingling setting from Forensic Minds and of course bespoke shoes from Milly J Shoes!


Please get in touch with these businesses from your event needs.

By millyjshoes, Jan 7 2020 02:46PM

There is something very powerful about coming together and collaborating with local fellow businesses. We are all in the business sector, not least the wedding sector and realise the importance of creating a cohesive project that benefits all involved and beyond.


The Maids Head Hotel, England's oldest hotel is no stranger to weddings and so organised a photoshoot with local brides. I hope you'd agree that the finished project looks great!


Businesses involved included:


The Maids Head Hotel

Milly J Shoes

Just Big Smiles Photography

Hairsmiths

Best Beauty

Elizabeths The Florists



Mandy Ames

Victoria Seminerio

Ana Sofia Moniz


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The Maids Head 1963 Bentley

By millyjshoes, Jan 7 2020 02:34PM

Last Sunday was a great occasion coming together for the annual EDP/Archant, Dunston Hall Wedding Show.


The event always sees a fantastic footfall of bride and grooms to be along with their family and friends. This year's show felt particularly smooth and relaxed with both the suppliers and visitors enjoying the extensive range of services on offer.


Wew look forward to seeing you at the two day, Showground event in February!

By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2019 10:15PM

To bring in the Christmas Spirit, Milly J hosted an afternoon tea and shoe clip making workshop at The Maids Head Hotel. The rooms were decked with classy decorations, our teacups were brimming and bellies full of scrumptious treats. The hotel did us proud.

The ladies who attended had great fun chattering and creating festive shoe clips to give as gifts. Streams of ribbon, bouquets of faux flowers, buttons, embellishments and more were offered to help create their wonderful clips. I took the ladies through demonstrations and then guided them through as they made their own.


As a partner with The Maids Head, England's oldest hotel, we are pleased to be hosting more of these in the future.

By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2019 09:58PM

Earlier this month I was invited to Marshland High School in Wisbech as a speaker and award issuer. Congratulating the GCSE recipients with their certificates and awards for achievement. Joined on stage by the Mayor and Mayoress of Kings Lynn, the event was full of pride and high achievement. However, not all students will achieve the grades they or their parents desire, but this in no means stops them from paving their own way towards success.


Thank you for the beautiful bouquet of flowers!

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.



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