A month or so ago I got an invitation that every girl wants to receive! I had been invited to meet the team at Upper Street, a British made-to-order luxury shoe label at their HQ in London to design my own pair of shoes… Whats a girl meant to say?! Hell yes!!
I was really curoius about the brand, you see I’ve never really been a high heel wearing kinda girl, Ive never really found them comfortable, so I wanted to get some advice and see what they do behind the scenes.
Afer a quick train ride to london to meet the lovely Alex from The Bijou Bride (my playdate for the day), we headed to a really cute, kind of hidden town house around the back of Oxford Street.
Upstairs was a really gorgeous suite full of every kind of shoe you could imagine. With 100’s of colours, heels, materials and embellishment choices, you can literally design your dream pair of shoes. No more trailing around the shops trying to find ‘THE’ pair of heels for you wedding day… it was all at your finger tips!
Although the shoes are available online, Upper Street also offers you a space at their HQ to come along with your mum, your girlfriends or even your partner to design a pair of shoes, perfect for a pre-wedding treat.
There was several pairs of shoes that caught my eye including a mid-heel court with snakeskin toe and also a round toe sparkly red shoe, designed by Helena Bonham Carter for Save the Children charity auction. I just HAD to try those beauties on; and they fitted! Swoon!
After talking my shoe issues through with Helena from Upper Street we were able to work out why shoes never really fitted me that well. Turns out I have one foot slightly bigger than the other, so a tiny bit of extra padding under the sole of one of the shoes was going to stop it from slipping! AmaZinG!!! Ive had 15 or so years of not being able to walk in heels and now it seemed possible!!
I was invited to watch their cool online system bring my dream shoes to life and then I was then given the option to personalise my shoes… So I decided to have them signed inside with ‘Mr & Mrs Unique’… my very own dream work shoes!
It was a few weeks later and my shoes were delivered in the cutest box alongside a written card from the team… and the most perfect thing about my shoes other than they look awesome, was that they fitted like a glove.
And the finished pair…
Thank you so much Upper Street! I hope to return soon to start building up the shoe collection I’ve always dreamed of!!!
If you would like the opportunity to design your own shoes for your wedding day or just because you LOVE shoes, then contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website here www.upperstreet.com Hope you have as much fun as I did :))