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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!
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 10:15PM
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, 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, Sep 16 2019 04:09PM
As a local Norwich lady, Milly J Shoes is very pleased to have been invited by one of the county's leading museums to create an exclusive shoe for their collection. The Bridewell Museum has an impressive shoe section which houses many of the areas leading footwear brands. Norwich of course was once known as one of the footwear capitals. So, to bring a shoe into the 21st century for them is a real pleasure!
By millyjshoes, Jan 5 2019 12:09PM
We will be exhibiting at the 2019 Dunston Hall EDP Wedding show tomorrow and to hit it off, we were featured in the 2019n edition of Bride magazine! See you there!
By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2018 07:04PM
According to the much respected EDP Newspaper, Milly J Shoes is the place to go for fabulous shoes, perfect for a christmas gift!
By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2018 06:53PM
BBC Radio stalwart, Chrissy Jackson is an enthusiastic footwear follower and apparently was kicking herself when Matthew Gudgin invited Milly J onto his show first!
If the interview is still available, you can find it on the BBC iPlayer and looking up the Chrissy Jackson Show. Milly talks to Chrissy extensively about her life, trends and business.
By millyjshoes, Oct 30 2018 05:00PM
I was very lucky to be interviewed on the BBC Look East News couch alongside fellow soloist, Emma Nuule. The slot was hosted by BBC stalwarts, Stewart White and Amelia Reynolds, discussing our night of performance and singing for the Mudeka Foundation.
It was a dash from the studios to the stage for the night's performance however!
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