I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.

Shoes – Courtesy of Upper Street, Anklet – ASOS, Nail Polish – Organic Phramacy

Shhh, shh for a second, do you hear that screeching? That, dear readers, would be the noise coming from the cogs grinding in my cage as I try to make decisions. Back when I was in uni, Ellen and I used to shoo away our waiter five times before deciding on what to get – we’d eenie-meenie-minie-mo the menu and end up with spinach goo, apple crumble and carrot juice. Think it would’ve been tastier to catch a tiger by the toe and grill that instead. I KID YOU NOT, this Upper Street session took longer than it took for me to write my dissertation. Wait, that’s not saying much is it, all you students already know it was written in the bus on the deadline morning… After hours of rotating the virtual foot round and round, consulting my inner genius shoe-designerness, I sort of… ended up copying this Calvin Klein Collection sandals from SS11. (China Woman had no part in this.)
I was actually really surprised at the quality of the final product and the effort they made into interpreting the extra requirements I added in the order (two straps in different colours…etc). I was worried the straps would make it too flimsy, but the Upper Street technicians managed to deliver a well-functioning contraption and I therefore managed to avoid falling in the algae-infested canal with a snapped heel.

Do you think if I eenie-meenie-minie-mo’d the shoes, they’d end up looking like Kit’s design?  (I love you Kit, really)

Thank you Upper Street & PushPR!

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  1. Wow those are really great shoes hun. I just checked out the site I think I’m about to purchase a pair. =) lol

  2. Love your 90s style hazardy shoes with a touch of lady elegance, glad you didn’t fall into the oxygen-sucker-algae-infested canal.

    I have yet to post mine as I haven’t found any vibrant bottom half to go with the shoes :S I didn’t realised my design is er *cough cough* OTT.

  3. love the shoes!! but, oh dear, clicking on that website was a baaaaaaad idea ……..

  4. Awesome, awesome shoes!!!

  5. it’s a very pretty heels :)

  6. loving the two different color straps!


  7. The anklet makes it all the better (:

  8. Cool shoes and cool website!

  9. It’s lovely that you can customize the heels with small unique features that match you!


  10. wow! i just tried this out! this looks like such a cool company! if i had an extra three hundred dollars, i would totally go for it!

  11. Those heels turned out remarkable! The dual strap detail around the ankle totally had me smitten. Chic and stability? Total plus.

    ♥, Jamie

  12. these are really cute!

  13. Michelita

    wowww. but yours look better hahaa, thin straps like in the Calvin Klein ones just look off. Thicker straps are the way to go!

  14. Those are beautiful shoes!

  15. What a great way of make decisions!! So trying next time I’m baffled with which one to choose from. LOVE these shoes, pretty colours and the height looks just right! XX

  16. This is a wonderful site, can’t believe I’ve never seen it before! Pretty shoes :)

  17. Wow, great heels!

  18. perfect heels! :D

  19. No offense to Kit, but her design makes me want to hurl just a little bit. Sometimes minimal is better than print overload (no offense Kittykit).

    Shini, you designed such a beautiful design. Love the shots of you contemplating what to choose at your computer.

    p.s. never thought I’d see the day where you’d wear a metal ankle chain.

  20. Woooow! I would wear that shoes! You chose a great nail colour too.

  21. Great shoes and thank you for the idea! I will think about it… :)
    If you have a moment, I would be delighted to know what you think of my last post about Christian Dior Couture… http://goldielondon.blogspot.com/2011/08/christian-dior-retrospective.html
    Have a nice day

  22. Wow.. the Upper Street is a shoe-customized website???

    I laughed out loud when you referred to your bicycle, C.W. hahaha


    I love reading your blog : )

    And the shoes looks good.

  23. So pretty shoes, just the style I like(:

  24. this is soo cool :D The site is cool And you. The shoes look terrific on your feet :) but not soo much on the screen.

  25. oh dear shini i think i’m now hooked on upper street!! I adore you colour combination…the shoes look fab!

  26. these wedges are just so yummy


  27. really cute shoes!
    upper street website is quite nice!

  28. Love that shoes!

  29. Oh love these fabulous xx

  30. love the shoes and the first photo! xx


  31. I like the shoes, i think you should use the word inspired rather than copied hahaha

  32. love the shoesXxx

  33. Rachel

    Shini, your pictures are always sooo on point! And your creation is perfection in great taste! I’m also pining over delicate heels over big chunky ones this season xx hope you’re well!

  34. ok now I need white shoes just like these !
    I like the blue nail polish too with it, today I’m wearing green nail polish but my bf hates it !

  35. Love the shoes and your style – wonderful! Really enjoyed the pictures


    Tanja van Staal

  36. jenny

    Hi there… I stumbled across your blog after reading A Pair & A Spare for most of the morning. I have to be honest, I don’t know the first thing about fashion but your space here is one of wonders. The photography, the writing style, everything you’ve created is great. The blogworld is so saturated.. it’s really nice to find a place that has aesthetics and smarts. :)

  37. This shoe is beautiful. ^ ^

  38. Wow, those sandals are amazing. So feminin. And I am loving the white detail.

    x Katarina

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  40. They are gorgeous! A love the two ankle straps.

  41. This whole “build-your-own-shoes” concept seems almost far too futuristic. I’m in disbelief.

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    I’m in love with this shoes!

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