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Ted & Muffy do good boots (and shoes)

October 16, 2015
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I was a little bit in heaven last Thursday. I got invited to the launch event for the Ted & Muffy A/W collection at the newly renovated and refitted store on Milsom St in Bath.

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The evening began with some nibbles, Prosecco and a browse around the store, before we were given an introduction to the shoes and the story behind Ted & Muffy. The brand has come from what used to be DUO, but it’s been given a serious makeover in terms of their offering and the general look and feel.

The shop was lovely too, with lots of exposed brickwork and a clean white finish that, with the lighting, set off the shoes and and boots beautifully.

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And can we just take a moment to appreciate the branding. I love it! The drawings are just lovely and fit brilliantly with the whimsical, yet classic, style of the store and the boots themselves.

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The brogues were beautiful too. A girl can never have too many brogues… (pretty sure that’s a well known saying somewhere).

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We were invited to try on any pair we liked, and although I was totally torn between over-the-knee boots and a pair of lace-up ankle boots, in the end the over-the-knee style won me over. I am totally indecisive most of the time, and the amazing choice didn’t make it any easier!

The leather is so soft, and they fit like a glove. The expert fitters were on hand in the store to make sure I got the perfect fitting pair – they not only make sure you’re wearing the correct shoe size but check your calf width as well, to make sure that the boots look and feel great. This pair are the Quest boots. And when I wear them I certainly feel like I can go anywhere and do anything!!

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Having not been exposed to the Ted & Muffy brand much before I am a complete convert now. The shoes are expensive, but they appear to be very well made, and so I’ll be checking out how they fare over the rainy Bristolian winter. If they survive that, they’ll survive anything! Add to that the amazing sounding plans for the next season, it looks like Ted & Muffy are on to a winner.

An outfit post with these boots will be on here very soon!!

<3 Sofia

Something different

Colourful shoes, yummy cocktails and sparklers – a perfect Tuesday evening!

November 7, 2014
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Now first off you’re going to have to excuse the extremely grainy photos…my camera doesn’t do well in low light! So instead of the usual ‘Friday Appreciation Society’ today I thought I would share what I got up to on Tuesday night.

At the Square Club in Clifton, a night was organised by The Rainbow Club with the theme ‘colour, cocktails and catherine wheels!’ which sparked my interest immediately! So on arrival, and after a nice glass of Prosecco, we were led to a lovely outside garden where we got to pick a shoe, a colour, pick some accessories and decorate our chosen shoe to our hearts content. The prize for the best decorated shoe would win £100 Harvey Nichols vouchers! I didn’t win (not pretending like I was ever going to win, and anyway it’s the taking part that counts…) but Michelle from Eclectic Threads won with an amazing emerald green creation that i’m not sure anyone could have competed with. A very well-deserved win!

We then had a yummy BBQ and cocktails, and had the chance to mess around with some sparklers. Why not?!

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The Octane PR girls giving us our lesson in to how to colour our shoes (remember, ALWAYS WEAR THE GLOVES!!)

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From left to right – Amie from Credit Crunch Chic with her sparkler / our shoes all lined up and ready to go / the aftermath of the shoe decorating / me

I had such a fun night, despite feeling like I was coming down with a dreaded cold that has been doing the rounds at work. I met some other lovely bloggers,  and at the end we got to take home a pair of real Rainbow Club shoes that had been professionally dyed to our chosen colour…I went a bit crazy and decided to go with emerald green diamante. What do you think?! Watch this space for an outfit post featuring these beauties!!

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Lots of sparkly, rainbow shoe love xxx

Sofia <3