Getting In Her Shoes

Getting In Her Shoes


In Her Shoes of 2005… crap shit chick flick where Toni Colette's talents are sorely abused…

In Her Shoes of 2010… a diverting new exhibition by the wonderful Daisy de Villeneuve on the 4th floor of Liberty in amongst pieces of furniture that I can only aspire to one day having a flat full of…

I've followed de Villeneuve's work from her shoe boxes that she illustrated for Topshop back in 2002-4 (sadly I don't own one of those boxes…) and her felt-tip pen-on-lined portraits of disgruntled teens, their love woes and some pretty brave make-up and hair choices.  I think I may have gone wild on Barry M lipsticks after seeing one too many sets of blue/green/lilac lips on a de Villeneuve girl, angry with her best friend for sleeping with some boy she fancied…

For the Liberty exhibition, de Villeneuve has seemingly pulled out her favourite things and given them a felt tipped/Indian ink fix-up for a sweet set of works that also double up as sellable prints at Liberty.  She's also illustrated a set of candles that are also for sale.  I'm a simple fashion peep.  Nothing pleases me more than a hefty, slightly overpriced and whiffy candle…


Grenson's/Church's/Trickers or whatever other brogue purveyor there may be need to look into making these…

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Japanese Ikat or leopard print?


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Got a Luella flashback here…

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I also loved the little peek into de Villeneuve's flat that Liberty did showing us glimpses of her books and a bucket full of felt tips.  The Selby needs to take this to another level, surely?

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  1. Clare

    2010-04-06 at 8:43 PM

    Well aren’t these just lovely?
    Too right about Toni Collette, she should have stuck with Muriel’s Wedding…

  2. jeno

    2010-04-06 at 8:51 PM

    Hmmm..they look like a 10 year old kid’s drawings. Put them all together in one room and they look like…art projects of 10 year old kids. Hang them in expensive frames, they look like expensive drawings by 10 year old kids. Not my cup of tea but nevertheless, this post makes me wanna brush up with my drawing skills (and the lack of it) again.
    Besos from Spain!

  3. Catherine

    2010-04-06 at 9:03 PM

    Those brogues appeared in my dreams last night

  4. teawithonesugarplease

    2010-04-06 at 9:16 PM

    That film was on the other night – its just awful – how many leg shots were needed of Cameron Diaz?? These illustrations have got a slight Andy Wahol vibe about them.

  5. ninimo

    2010-04-06 at 9:29 PM

    Prismacolours! I love those markers! 😀
    *doesn’t add anything valuable to conversation*

  6. Raizel

    2010-04-06 at 9:45 PM

    I don’t really get the art. However, out of all of them, the bikini ones are my favorite.

  7. Leonidas

    2010-04-06 at 11:45 PM

    the swimsuits are gorgeous actually. i’d love to have one of these onto my wall..

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    2010-04-07 at 12:14 AM

    these sketches are so much fun

  9. Maxi Dress

    2010-04-07 at 9:19 PM

    not so keen on the face print but loving the drawing of the fashion objects. I’ve got a plastic bag full of those felt tip pens in my office (tria markers). they apply really well on paper, and smell really nice. mmm.

  10. Ruth

    2010-04-12 at 2:36 PM

    Hey Susie, so glad you liked the Daisy post, Daisy and her studio were so fab I couldnt stop snapping with my camera!
    Ruth @ Liberty

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