Shoespo • Double Trouble

Welcome to your Monday Shoespo! Are there only two types of women in the world? I certainly hope not. Today’s Shoespo speaks to the fact that we humans are so multi-faceted we can’t be pinned down.  Whether it’s boardroom, loungeroom, dance floor or park, red shoes give us that spring Read More …

Podcast Ep 5 • Monique Luttin

To continue celebrating our month of Women of Wisdom, my very special guest on today’s podcast is Monique Luttin. Monique and I attended high school together, but when we graduated we headed in our different directions, as most classmates do. I had no idea that years later, our paths would Read More …

Shoespo • Celine Tall Boots

Welcome to your Monday Shoespo! If I am one day the owner of a pair of these boots, I will die a very happy lady.  Meet the Celine Tall Boot (leather and suede versions):   What’s not to love? (Erm, maybe the price!) With echoes of Lynda Carter’s iconic Wonder Read More …

Shoespo • Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers

Welcome to your Monday Shoespo! When I bought my first pair of red shoes, I felt so grown up.  I was 18 years old, in Paris, and managed to conduct the entire transaction in what I believed to be fluent French but was probably glaringly Frenglish to anyone around me.  Read More …

3 Women of Wisdom You Need to Know

This month I celebrate my 2-year cancer-free anniversary! To honour this, I am dedicating this month to Women of Wisdom everywhere. You know who they are, right?  Those ladies who bring all their humanity to the table in an effort to guide and support others on their path.  Even if Read More …

Women of Wisdom

This month I celebrate my 2-year cancer-free anniversary! To honour this, I am dedicating this month to Women of Wisdom everywhere. You know who they are, right?  Those ladies who bring all their humanity to the table in an effort to guide and support others on their path.  Even if Read More …

Shoespo • Topshop Finest

Welcome to your Monday Shoespo! Meet the shoes I describe as “Edgy Ballerina” – the Finest Ghillie Lace Up Flats from Topshop. Perfect with jeans, skirts, dresses – I’d be tempted to have them peeping out from underneath a romantic flowing midi or maxi dress – a reminder that sugar Read More …

Shoespo • SJP Lady Pump

Welcome to your Monday Shoespo! The SJP Collection from Sarah Jessica Parker has been on my wishlist almost as long as wanting to live in NYC or visit the Northern Lights.  One of the top contenders for my first purchase is the divine “Lady” Pump: Sarah Jessica writes: This shoe Read More …

Dr Natasha Andreadis • The Body: An Intuitive Machine

At the end of last year, I caught up with Dr Natasha Andreadis: an integrative fertility specialist, gyaecologist and health coach practising here in Sydney, Australia. She’s such an interesting person: special skills include helping to make babies. (She also rocks the electric guitar) But what I really connect to Read More …

Shoespo • Aminah Abdul Jillil Red Bow Pump

Welcome to your Monday Shoespo! Let’s get the engines started on a Monday morning with the devastatingly good-looking Red Bow Pump from Aminah Abdul Jillil: Be still my beating heart. Life’s too short … wear the red shoes Emma PS. Have you spotted a divine pair of red shoes that Read More …

Podcast Ep 3 • Intuition

INTUITION noun. Direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process. The year Monique Luttin turned 30, she was living an Australian rite of passage: a single girl working in London, surrounded by great friends… and diagnosed with ovarian cancer. What happened next is astounding. Today I’m bringing Read More …

Podcast Ep 1 • It’s Cancer (AKA, When The Sh*t Hits The Fan)

Hello! Welcome to my very first episode of The Red Shoes Podcast. Over the coming months, I’ve got some great stories and conversations to share with you, about many different apsects of life.  But to begin with, I’d like to share a little of my story with you.  About what’s Read More …

The Moment of Diagnosis (or, When The Shit Hits The Fan)

“Endocrinologist. Endocrinologist.  Endocrinologist!” I’ve never seen an endocrinologist, I don’t even know what they do, but every night as I close my eyes, there is that word rumbling through my mind, like a runaway train. I make an appointment at my GP’s office, perch myself tentatively on the edge of Read More …

Inspiration

Adversity invites us to meet the inner strength we never knew existed.  Thanks Liz.  

The Red Shoes Story

I was 18 when I fell in love with my first pair of red shoes.  Mum and I had travelled to Paris together, and were enchanted by the European style and flair.  There they were: bright red Mary Janes, the softest leather, a sweet little ankle strap.  They made me Read More …

From Sole To Soul

When I was  diagnosed with thyroid cancer in January this year, my life changed. This might seem an obvious statement, but it did not change in the ways you might expect.  Or at least, not only in the ways you might expect. There were tears, fear and grief.  A reshuffling of priorities.  Scheduling Read More …