Once upon a mere moment ago, there was a girl rather obsessed with shoes; red ones, patent ones, lace-up designer-ones, soft suede over-the-knee treats, biker chick ankle beauts, flat ones, scarily-thin stiletto ones, block heels, espadrilles, hidden wedge and biker tread – in every FORM, in every COLOUR, in every HEIGHT. But, no matter how many pairs she bought, it was never enough. She couldn't quench her solemate thirst. Her bank balance moaned and her husband grumbled and THAT GIRL despaired (especially with the sight of a financial balance beyond repair)...
THAT GIRL dreamed of a spacious Carrie-Bradshaw shoe-drobe, fit to shelve each and every pair. To be friends with Grace Coddington and delight in her artistic flair. To befriend and cuddle Karl's Choupette and brush and comb her hair. To wear dashing high-tops and classic courts, all without the designer price tag. For days she'd sit on the beach in biker chic and ponder this shoe dilemma; picturing a life where new shoes came (but never went) forever and EVER.
The Fashion Shoe Gods heard her plea, stopped playing with their Choos, and sent down the news: “the NEW collaboration from Deichmann and fashion blogger, Hanneli Mustaparta launches today! Not only is it CHIC, on-point and perfect for the sartorial shoe lover, but it's AFFORDABLE (and includes ten adorable styles)!” Flaunting everything from cute monochrome slip-on kicks, ankle boots, patent Chelsea's, charming brogues, rock 'n roll, over-the-knee biker boots (as seen above) and a pair of SHOWSTOPPING heels (calling for the red-carpet), it was with SHOE-LUST that THAT GIRL bit her finger and realised her knight in shining shoes had arrived.
Sitting back (a Raspberry Magnum in hand) and a small smile upon her face, THAT GIRL delighted in her FLASH new patent brogues (courtesey of the collection of course), and stared off into the distance deliberating over which pair to buy next. No longer did her bank balance grimace, her husband object, her shoe-worries invade her; now that DEICHMANN X HANNELI MUSTAPARTA have delivered covetable style at COVETED price tags, fit for any shoe-adoring princess.
THAT GIRL: is me.
THAT COLLABORATION: is Deichmann x Hanneli Mustaparta's.
SHOP MY LOOKS:
1. Over the knee boots, £34.99, Hanneli Mustaparta Edition at Deichmann (find them HERE) / Knee-ripped jeans: Topshop / Grey top: H&M / Faded check shirt: Zara Man
2. Loafers, £39.99, Hanneli Mustaparta Edition at Deichmann (find them HERE) / Tee: New Look / Sleeveless jacket: Coast / Printed clutch: Rianna Phillips / Shorts: ASOS blogger swap shop (second hand)
Photography: Maddie Sims Photography