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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.
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!
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.
By millyjshoes, Mar 20 2020 05:36PM
Last week and (possibly the last talk I will do for the forseeable future due to the current situation - Covid-19), I was invited to share my story and business journey at The Assembly Rooms in Norwich.
It was a bustling room full of professional ladies from law firms including Steeles, Howes Percival and financial planners such as Loveday and Partners, to The Style Show and Jarrolds. However, due to Covid-19, you could see the numbers were more subdued than normal.
However, after a fine lunch supplied by The Assembly House, I took to the stage to share with the room my unusual story. It went incredibly well and I look forward to giving more talks after this has all blown over.
Please stay safe. Please also see the, Your Dream Shoes to Wear page for our Covid-19 promise to you.
By millyjshoes, Feb 26 2020 10:39PM
Just because as a brand you may have been going for several years, does not automatically suggest you'll receive a front cover! However, this year was Milly J Shoes' year for this surprise. I may be a bit biased, but it in fact, the focal point of the image - the shoes!
Bride Magazine is one of Archant's top publications and each magazine lasts for a whole year, so enough time for me to get used to the front cover.
Included in the magazine are also Milly J shoes dotted about. Thank you to Bride Magazine.
By millyjshoes, Feb 26 2020 09:50PM
I was invited by BBC Radio Norfolk to come into the studio to chat to Graham Barnard for the run-up yo Norfolk Day on the 27th July.
The county will be getting into the spirit of the annual event, as will Milly J Shoes! Find out what swe get up to soon.
By millyjshoes, Feb 26 2020 09:40PM
With Mother's Day approaching, it was nice to find a kind write up in the EDP Newspaper featuring Milly J Shoes' and The Maids Head Hotel's Mothering Sunday event, It was in fact listed as one of their top 5 treats.
We are hosting another fun and creative decadent afternoon tea and shoe accessory making workshop held at the iconic hotel.
Please see the home page for details.
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.
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