As well as a lot of nerves (Rescue Remedy lip balm anybody?), an unnecessary fluffy jumper, and a habit of over dressing in all situations (note to self: sometimes a beehive isn’t always essential, and will look odd among lots of beachy waves)- I’m pretty confident in saying my first day at FN Platform went well.
The morning was spent exploring the floor, weaving in and out of the rows and picking out a handful of shoe samples to talk about at one of our many panel talks and round tables with the other bloggers. Aside from falling in love with a certain style of Ted Baker loafers (masculine meets sugary pastels? Yes please), I headed over to the British Invasion section (nope, it wasn’t just Jaz and I there) and caught up with the London Sole team- who spoke to me about their new gorgeous heart detail flats, and the classic ballet pump- pretty dreamy indeed.
The first afternoon bought more amazing discoveries and my first ‘Shoe and Tell’ (you know how much I love a pun)- in which I picked out some of my favourite trend led pieces from the floor to give a little chat about- as normal I opted for shoes that either a professional bowler, 5 year old or 1920’s flapper would have opted for (read: never a bad thing) and headed to Swedish Hasbeens(always fail safe and v. cool), Brit favourite Dune (need I say more) and new pick- C. Petula from Paris- c’est chic!
I was also lucky enough to chat to, and drop in on a couple of seriously creative cats giving talks. I managed to catch up with the awesome Creative Director of Dune (who even more amazingly knew of my blog) and catch BCBGeneration’s inspiring creative CEO, Joyce Azria give a talk- both of whom left me feeling pretty chuffed to be in a place packed with such creativity (#cheese).
Stay tuned for my fourth and final Vegas post tomorrow, documenting my second and third days!