We couldn’t have anticipated the sheer number of stylish shoe addicts amongst you – entries flooded in by their hundreds, and once Abi Silvester, editor of Shoewawa has picked her favourite pairs, we asked you to crown our ultimate shoe-wearing champion.
The winner – 23 year-old Londoner Roshni Radia - wowed you all with her hot pink pair of stilettos, and today (( June) she got the chance to claim her prize – a £500 shopping spree at the Reiss Regent Street store.
Roshni was “delighted” to have won, and admits she “asked everyone I knew to vote – even if it wasn’t for me", adding "there was a lot of screaming in my house when I found out I’d been picked!”. She may be a shoe-a-holic, but she’s a charitable one, deciding to take her sister, Chandi, with her to share the spoils of the trip: “She had nearly finished her medic exams the day I won, so I thought it would be a nice celebration.”
Guided by the stylish eyes of Holly and Harry, Reiss’s personal shoppers, the self-confessed “jeans and t-shirt girls” were on the hunt for two very different looks. Roshni needed a complete wardrobe overhaul for when she returns to University to start a Masters degree, whereas some of the jumpsuits on the shop floor had caught Chandi’s eye.
After much lounging on the leather sofas, several trying-on sessions and some serious strutting in the personal shopping suit, Roshni came away with a pair of slim-fit khaki trousers, a peach chiffon top and a pair of fierce leather wedges “comfy enough for wearing to lectures but cool enough for a night out” (once again she impressed us with her impeccable taste in shoes). For a series of weddings and birthday parties this summer, she settled on a white shift dress with sequinned shoulders.
Harry managed to steer Chandi away from the jumpsuits, and into a navy silk dress with a nipped-in waist, with her deciding “I don’t have an occasion to wear this to, but I’ll find one!”.
With their haul safely packed away, the girls were off for a day of “more shopping” – and Stylist headed back to work before we bought anything…