Shoes Pleasure and Pain Exhibition (AND BEYOND)

It was a name that couldn't have been more perfect. As I strolled past each shoe, every step reminded me of the pain I felt breaking into my fresh Chalayan x Adidas wedges and how great they looked when I first saw them.

Winners at the National Footwear awards
"One shoe can change your life". A relevant statement for the launch of the exhibition justified by meeting the legendary; Dato Jimmy Choo OBE. 


"Shoes Pleasure and Pain" is an exhibition with two floors showcasing 200 pairs of shoes from traditional to modern design, or Adidas to Manolos. Located next to the small gift store, the ground floor displayed all the shoes, and the top floor had short videos showing the process of creating beautiful shoes and obvious shoe related quotes. I liked the set design of the shoe boxes on the top floor, it was the only thing that drew me towards the video placed within it.

Although most shoes had an interesting story/history, I felt bored of the set, the layout. If you're a shoe lover killing time at the museum willing to spend £12 on seeing the shoes, go ahead. It's definitely more of an exhibition to admire shoes rather than to be intellectual about them. Shame that the museum bans sketching inside exhibitions, otherwise I'd be willing to spend the dough to be in there all day.

Now I remember why I didn't buy that yearly museum membership.




Tampering with playlists: Lanyards

What does each lanyard actually say about your music vibes?

1. Blue Ivy Lanyard - You're electric, but know how and when to chill.

2. Charli Lanyard - You're an internet kid. Nobody is killing your cyber/heavenly vibe.

3. Red Hot Chilli Lanyard - You're intense, and energetic for sure.

4. Barbie Lanyard - You're still growing up, or still have a playful sassy side in you that'll never die!

5. Haze Lanyard - You only do wild stuff when you're on 1. Even without it you feel dazed and confused..always. You're definitely the best sister to the Barbie Lanyard.

6. Heathers Lanyard - Your life is basically like a dark comedy.

*disclaimer - all playlist ideas were stemmed from personal opinions. Some may have been thought of on an empty stomach..




CSM BA Fashion Print/Knit show atmosphere in a blur

All designs above were by Han Kim, one of my personal favourites.
Taken on my film camera, unedited, unfocused.

Pre-Press Show

The print and knit show was colourful as expected, and had a lot of volume. From nails on garments to exposed bare bums, it was definitely a fast-paced interesting show worth waiting hours for. We ended up sitting behind the row of judges selecting the designers for the press show, who had a list of the designers where they annotated, circled, and highlighted names.

Witnessing fresh talent from this years' batch of graduates was cool, but observing others reactions (especially that front row) was fun too. Nat noticed that one of the judges took one photo out of the entire show, and it was of the model with an actual teddy bear knitted on his plain white outfit. It isn't pictured above, but it was the most simplistic (looking) abstract collection that actually ended up getting selected for the press show.