Geox Nebula sneakers: So what’s the biggie?!

21 Apr

You’ll have to be blind to have missed the publicity surrounding Geox’s latest shoe launch: for the Nebula sneaker. But ShoesieQ must admit to some trepidation when she first heard about them. After all trainers are everywhere these days. Just what could Geox do that’s so special?

Well once ShoesieQ tried on some of the early samples about 6 months ago she thought she’d give them a go at her shop Modish, as they really are fabulous.

Incredibly lightweight, flexible, ultra-cushioned and supportive and fully breathable, plus, crucially, they look really neat on the feet. ShoesieQ has had shoe shops for over 8 years now and she’s never come across anything quite like it. Sure other brands can come up trumps with one of two of these benefits: but she’s never come across anything that does all of them!

Geox describe it like walking on clouds, and they’re not far wrong.

In fact she was so impressed she bought them in 6 colours! Which bearing in mind she’s only ever stock 3 colours in any one shoe max shows how good they are!

If you’re sceptical (and ShoesieQ can understand if you are, she was too!), just pop into Modish and try a pair to see for yourself! Or if you’d rather just take a look online here’s a pic of one not moving around at, followed by a link to all the colours we’re selling at Modish

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http://www.modishonline.co.uk/?searchStr=nebula&x=0&y=0

 

Cambridge Style Week 2016 has arrived!

19 Mar

ShoesieQ won’t blather on too much today, doubtless to the relief of many😉 But she did just want to quickly mention that the rather wonderful Cambridge Style Week is upon us once more. And her shop Modish was delighted to be invited to pair up with our Green Street neighbours OSKA. We hit the catwalk last night and here’s how it went!

PS If you’re quick and at a loose end tonight it looks like there may be one or two tickets left. Here’s the link you need if you fancy going: cambridgestyleweek.com/events

#CSWStyle

 

 

Spring Shoes – the 3 trends that will last!

13 Feb These ankle boots by Manas fit the bill beautifully. £125

Now ShoesieQ is sure the more shoe-obsessed amongst you will have doubtless noticed that the shops are starting to fill up with gorgeous spring shoes and sandals. But what to buy? Fret not my lovelies, as ShoesieQ is in the fortunate position of being in the middle of buying her collection for Autumn Winter 16, and she’s spotted 3 trends that will take you through the rest of the year in style:)

The 1970s

This is probably making some of you wince, but the 1970s trend is surprisingly wearable! All it really means is you’ll be seeing plenty of:

  • Blocky heels and platforms
  • The colour tan (in suede and leather)
  • Cowboy boots (especially the ankle version)

and

  • Lots and lots of fringing!
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These ankle boots by Manas fit the bill beautifully. £125

Sneakers

Not entirely sure this counts as a trend tbh, but the growth of activewear in clothing is more than matched by the number of trainers and sneakers in the shops. If you’re not entirely sure this is for you but want to dip your toe in, give these low wedge trainers by Geox a go.

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Persephone by Geox, £90

Pewter

Well, strictly speaking it’s the colour silver that’s making the Fash Pack go weak at the knees. But ShoesieQ rekons you’d be much better off giving pewter a go. It’s a little softer, a little darker and much less bacofoil-y than silver😉 Plus the fact that they’ve got a reflective surface means that, chameleon-like, pewter shoes tend to pick up the colours from the rest of your outfit, so they literally go with everything. Clever huh?!

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Ok, so you’ll not be wearing these in December, but they’re too pretty not to include! Tamaris £39.99

Best way to beat the Bag charge!

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ShoesieQ was lucky enough to stumble across this rather lovely stall when she was walking through Cambridge the other week.  Just goes to show how much attention she pays when she ambles around Cambridge – according to the stall owner, the rather charming Dave, he’s been manning said stand for over 40 years!

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So ShoesieQ must have walked past it many many times without paying it any heed whatsoever. Mind you, the design of their fab new shopper is impossible to ignore – even for dreamboats like yours truly. Especially for those of us who take a keen interest in anything footwear related……….

Anyway it seems that shoppers are having a bit of a moment, if the numbers turning up at ShoesieQ’s shops are anything to go by. And the recently introduced carrier bag tax can only encourage such an admirable trend!  So if you fancy giving one a spin, Dave can be  found in Cambridge market most days (usually just opposite Gap). Fraid ShoesieQ can’t remember exactly how much they cost, other than it was definitely under £20. Bargain, eh?

ShoesieQ Shopper

WARNING: Cambridge Art Fair is Upon us!

29 Sep

Sarah with The Lake

To the uninitiated it may seem slightly odd that this blog starts with a warning. But trust us – The Cambridge Art Fair has the potential to be life changing!

ShoesieQ came to last year’s Cambridge Art Fair she had NO IDEA that she was about to come face to face with the love of her life. A good friend invited her along thinking it would be interesting, plus that ShoesieQ might meet a couple of new people. So there she was, happily wandering around, large glass of wine in hand when it happened. ShoesieQ looked along one of the corridors, and right at the end taking pride of place on the stage was The One. A painting so beautiful she stopped dead in her tracks, mouth agape.

Now ShoesieQ had no intention of buying anything, and a discrete enquiry about the price confirmed that this work of art was somewhat out of her (paltry) budget. So, with many longing backwards glances she walked away.

But ShoesieQ spent the weekend thinking about little else, so on Monday morning she called the gallery to check if it had sold – and it hadn’t! And to cut a long story short ‘The Lake’ by Tess Recordon now has pride of place at the end of ShoesieQ’s bed, as you can see from this pic:

And if you want get a proper look at just what could inspire an old cynic like ShoesieQ fall in love at first sight, her shop Modish is devoting the window of her Cambridge store to the painting, which will take centre stage for the duration of the Fair ie Thursday October 1st until Sunday 4th. Plus prints and cards of the utterly gorgeous ‘The Lake’ will be available for sale too, as ShoesieQ has more than a sneaking suspicion that there are going to me more than a few other people who are about to fall in love with it too😉

Modish-The_Lake_window_part_1Even more excitingly ShoesieQ is working with the wonderful Ruth Brown from 10:AM Design to make this window the best one Modish has ever seen – it really is going to be going to be more than a bit special.  Here’s a sneaky peak/little clue-ette to give you an idea as to how we (well, Ruth really!) is translating a gorgeous painting onto a gorgeous window………..

 

And finally, if you think your financial resolve is strong enough, or even better, that your bank acoount is healthy enough, you can find out more info and get tickets for this wonderful Fair from http://www.cambridgeartfair.com

RANT OF THE WEEK: Extreme Heels!

1 Aug

Uber high heelsNow ShoesieQ ie fully aware that she’s in danger of sounding like your dear old mum here. But listen up! For when the mega cool and sexy Cara Delevingne tells Vogue magazine that, “The worst part of being a model? I hate high heels, more than anything” surely that’s worth paying attention to, no?

 

Especially as that interview was over 2 years ago, and the extreme heel has been banished to fashion Siberia for a good couple of seasons now. Yet the uber-heel refuses to die.

 

Proof if proof is needed came for ShoesieQ earlier this year at the otherwise wonderful Cambridge Style Week. This marvellous event featured ShoesieQ’s shoe shop, Modish, amongst the likes of LK Bennett, Hobbs and many more illustrious local and national stores.

CSW HappyAnyway, an acquaintance of ShoesieQ came up to her afterwards and commented that hers was the only catwalk where the models smiled. Now ShoesieQ had been far too busy being nervous to notice, but said mate was bang on! All the rest of the brands put their models in the highest heels possible – and it showed in their faces. How is being miserable a good look?!

And that’s before ShoesieQ gets on to the physical damage they wreak on us. Yes, she knows, she really DOES sound like your mum now. And that may be so, but ShoesieQ has just 3 words for you, if you’re a devotee of skyscraper heels. And they are:

Victoria Beckham’s feet.

Now ShoesieQ did consider adding a pic here to illustrate the point, but decided against it on the grounds that it may disturb readers of a nervous or delicate disposition ;)  But if you really want to see something truly scary – Google them now! High heel devotees – that is your future! And probably sans the delights of being married to the divine David, which even ShoesieQ suspects would easy the pain somewhat (unless those rumours are to be believed………..)

Anyway, the really mad part of this, is that these days you can buy great looking shoes that don’t crucify you. Lose an inch or two off the heel for starters, and look out for shops with brands that aren’t just about high fashion.  Cos even if you still want that classic sexy high heel, there are still some great options out there that won’t crucify you.

 

129002_hogl_black_suedeTake these beauties by Hogl that have just turned up at Modish. They’ve got mega soft uppers, a light and flexible sole, plus the special “softline“ tread that is Hogl’s trademark.

So if, despite everything, you just can’t give up your high heel habit, pop a pair of these babies on. Your feet will thank you. You have ShoesieQ’s word on that!

Festival Footwear!

21 Jun

If you were of the female persuasion and going to a music festival, it used to just mean one thing. At least when it came to what to put on your feet. And that,as any fule kno, is Wellies. Which is fair enough, who doesn’t want dry feet as the heavens open? Plus there’s the added bonus of channelling one’s inner Kate Moss. Only problem is they’re so so heavy, they chafe your legs, and when (?!) the sun finally decides to make an appearance, there’s nothing more hot and sweaty than encasing your feet in rubber. Plus we don’t know about you, but whenever ShoesieQ’s seen pics of herself in a pair she’s looks more like a wannabe Alan Titchmarsh groupie than anything😦

So, what’s the alternative? Well, you can go two ways. The first, and most obvious route, is to grab your trusty Converse. Now, to be honest, we’re not entirely sure how they made the humble sneaker look cool on everyone, but they do, and that’s just a fact.

brookeThe other suggestion will work a treat if you’re going to one of the more “hippy” fests, e.g. Latitude, Glasto and Bestival and the like, are these babies by Adesso. Colourful, fun, comfy, fully machine washable and only £30, they’re made for festival feet. Plus, and this is where they beat most Converse, they have a platform of about an inch. Which might, just might,be enough for you to peer over the shoulder of that annoyingly tall man who has just decided to stand in front of you, so you still have a fighting chance of actually see the band!

And yes, ShoesieQ is fully aware that her last post was also on Adesso shoes. Plus no, she is not, we repeat, not obsessed by them. But she is a bit worried that they’re about to sell out, and she wants the last few pairs to go to good homes…………. aka those belonging to people such as you, dear reader:)

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