Saturday, January 22, 2011

Humble Beginnings

For the longest time I'd been meaning to start blogging to document my (often opinionated) thoughts on life and the long list of things that interest me - fashion, food, art, pop culture, technology, travel...I could go on.

I never really intended to start a blog so obviously titled and perhaps indicating a fickle focus on just fashion and shoes, but then a week ago I was given some fantastic news: I had been chosen as the winner of's Ultimate Shoe Subscription Competition. Yes, that's right folks, I'd won myself a year's supply of designer shoes (of my choosing!) from one of my favourite online boutiques. My winfall inspired me to start blogging to follow my year long shopping journey (and everything that happens in between) and so, in honour of this year's shoe journey, "A Shoe Affair" begins.

Christian Louboutin 'Anemone' - an all time favourite classic

Image thanks to the one and only,


  1. Hello! I found your blog via vogue, I think it is wonderful that you won such a great competition, and an amazing idea for your blog! (Maybe you should link it to NAP when you have a few followers??? you just never know...) Anyway, I think your first 3 purchases are very wise, and cant wait to see what is to come!

  2. Thanks for commenting and visiting lil-miss :) Hope you enjoy reading about my shoe journey as I continue to blog about it and feel free to comment more! I'd love to hear your thoughts

  3. Wow!! You are soooo lucky to have won that :D

    I'd love a years worth of Loubis and Miu Miu heels *sigh

  4. I do feel like the luckiest girl in the world! I never thought people actually ever won these types of competitions :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. Oh wow! How lucky are you!? Once upon a time I won comps like this too... well not quite like this ;) My biggest win was a $3000 Country Road voucher (but before they became cool). Still it was very exciting at the time. Enjoy it!

  6. Karolina - that's a fantastic competition win with Country Road, I'm sure you enjoyed lots of fabulous wardrobe items that year!

  7. Hi, I just found your blog through VF.
    Wow!! That prize is truly amazing! I'd love love love to just win one pair, let alone a year's worth!!
    And the Louboutins you featured is just gorgeous!!

  8. omg I had no idea you won this competition! How lucky were you???? WOW I would just die to be having designer shoes for a year!

    1. Yep I count myself very lucky! When I got the email I was in shock :)