You may have heard of getting the 3rd degree, but last week Modish’s branch in Green Street Cambridge was treated to sometime, errmmmmm, 120x better than that, if ShoesieQ’s maths is correct (which, to be fair,it often isn’t).
Because the lovely and talented Mark Swanson brought his special camera along, and low and behold in half an hour managed to make Modish into a movie!
It’s really clever too, just like Google Street view where you can have a good old nosey at the outside of people’s houses (or is that just me?). Just click on the arrows and you can move around the entire shop, getting a really great close up view of every pair of shoes if you so wish.
The only very slight quibble, if ShoesieQ is being picky, is that Google says that you have to blur out any faces that appear. So if you check out the tour you’ll see that ShoesieQ rather resembles someone off of Crimewatch than her usual, ahem, more glamorous self…………..
And if you do decide to take a look you’ll see that for a bit of fun we added a few items that are less commonly found in an establishment selling fine footwear.
See if you can spot them - here’s the link:
Look – it’s true!!
For those of you who know her, the title of this post may, at best, elicit a raised eyebrow. But it’s true! Look – here’s the pic to prove it!
And she’s dead dead chuffed, as it’s been over 2 years since ShoesieQ joined the rather wonderful Entrepreneur’s Circle (EC to its friends), but this is the first award she’s bagged.
For those of you not in the know, the EC is a group for small and medium sized companies that basically gives advice on what they need to do to succeed in the often cut-throat world of business. And it’s made the world of difference to ShoesieQ’s little shop Modish.
If there’s anyone out there who also runs their own business you can find more out via the EC website below, or drop a line to the wonderful Vida Barr-Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a quick post before ShoesieQ dashes out to the very first catwalk event of the very first Cambridge Style Week! Yes, East Anglian fashionistas, the long wait is over – CSW is finally here!
For those of you who are, say, a little behind the times (!) Cambridge is about to be treated to a 5 day celebration of style and fashion, starting tonight with an opening show based on The Best of British. Which is going to feature amongst many exciting things lingerie-based delights from Prohibido, super-stylish raincoats from The Cambridge Raincoat Company and a few pairs of shoes and boots from ShoesieQ’s very own little shoe boutique Modish.
And as the theme is all about the UK we couldn’t resist slipping a few pairs of these little beauties in the mix
More to follow from the front row! But if you can’t wait that long or haven’t yet booked your tickets check out CSW’s excellent website www.cambridgestyleweek.com
And not just any old telly – oh no, we’re talking prime time CHANNEL 4! AND not just any old programme either, but a documentary hosted by the multi-talented actress/comedian and all round lovely person Sharon Horgan. The show’s called “On the Verge of a Midlife Crisis with Sharon Horgan” and features six women who have gone through midlife crises to find out what happened and how they coped.
You know how everyone is supposed to have their 15 minutes of fame? Well that was mine. Apart for the 15 minute bit. More like 1.5 seconds of me. As I’m afraid C4 weren’t very interested ShoesieQ’s midlife crisis. But they WERE interested in ShoesieQ’s Cambridge shop Modish, which featured for a good 3 minutes, and was made to look utterly beautiful thanks to the tender ministrations of producer Chloe Thomas and her lovely film crew.
If you’re quick you can take a quick peak via this link – the programme should be there til February 5th 2013. Modish is part of the setting for the penultimate interview and if you don’t have the time to watch the whole thing we’re on at about the 34 minute mark.
Modish makes the Front page!
This is just a quick post on a busy Saturday to big up a wonderful new book that was launched this week.
In the spring of this year ShoesieQ met Anne Prince through a mutual friend (thanks Caroline, aka @cambridgelass!) and she told me all about her plans to support the wonderful Independent shops and businesses that make Cambridge so special. And just 8 months later Anne delivered!
So last Wednesday the great and the good of Cambridge found themselves in the gorgeous surrounds of Member’s club 12a to celebrate the launch of Anne’s book – Independent Cambridge. It’s a good read too – with lots of stories about the people behind each business. And if you root through it for long enough you’re bound to find a great shop,cafe or restuarant that you’ve never heard of before.
Even more thrillingly, this morning when ShoesieQ was on her way to work she picked up a copy of the Cambridge News – and found herself looking at a little picture of herself on the Front page!
No time to say much more – other than if you know anyone in the Cambridge area this book will make a great pressie! And here’s a link to Independent Cambridge’s website, followed by a copy of the article in the Cambridge News
Cambridge News 24 Nov 2012
Cambridge Edition loves Modish!
It’s not often that ShoesieQ is lost for words, but this rather wonderful article by Cambridge Edition magazine about her shoe shop Modish seems to have managed to pull off this, frankly unlikely, stunt ;o)
Am genuinely touched. And if you click on the link below you’ll see why (we’re on page 21)
All I can add is a big thank you to the talented (and perceptive!) author Olivia Marsh, not to mention Cambridge Edition.
Perhaps you’re thinking “That’s a bit of an odd question!”. But it’s one ShoesieQ was asked about a year ago when she first met Cambridge photographer Howard Guest when he popped into Modish to talk about footwear, and it didn’t half make her think!
The reason Howard asked was because he was working on a book called just that - ‘Significant Shoes’. Inspired by a good friend who was recovering from cancer, Howard was intrigued by the elegant shoes she was wearing one day and that started them chatting about that age old question men often find themselves thinking. No, not that one (!) but ‘What is it with women and shoes?’!
So to cut a long story short Howard decided to meet hundreds of women to ask them! And he’s come up with a fascinating range of answers.But the one thing that is common to everyone he spoke to is the simple fact that it’s the stories that link the shoes to the person that creates the significance, not the shoes themselves. And that every story is different.
Howard’s now put these stories on a website which is well worth a look. Last week’s in particular was a corker! It featured a remarkable young woman called Laura, whose significant shoes replaced a pair that were ruined by the Aldgate bomber on July 7th 2005. Though I’m afraid that, in all honesty, ShoesieQ has to report that this week’s tale is rather more mundane, mainly cos it features yours truly!
But seriously check out Howard’s site
And in case you were wondering what shoes ShoesieQ chose and don’t have time to click on the link she went for these beauties by Spanish designers Audley. But if you want to find out why, ‘fraid you’ll need to go onto Howard’s site and hover on my pic for the full story!
ShoesieQ’s significant other…………