When I first see the word, I think of.. a stereotypically bespectacled, nerdy boy wearing a checked shirt, shorts, and suspenders. Who nibbles on stale cookies.
But recently, I’ve come to know Bertie as Bertie Shoes – an up-and-coming brand of footwear, part of The Dune Group, boasting two new stores in London (South Molton St and Covent Garden). Last night I went with Emma to the launch of the SS ‘11 collection at the Covent Garden store.
It was my first time seeing their shoes in person – they’re nice! Not as edgy or as colourful as I like, but the quality was good and designs still kept in line with current trends.
Here are photos.. we had lots of fun. Especially in the photobooth.
I was saying, “If I’d known there’d be a photobooth here I would’ve brought my OWN props too!!”
My masks, moustaches, funny glasses, hats, etc
This could be attributed to either 1) I was hungry, or 2) They’re really colourful
They’re the best
They really do look amazing on
Unfortunately, I’m not a very patient person
So in fact, these were really the only ones I sat down and tried on
I’m not the kind of girl who trots around in high heels unless it’s a special occasion or if I REALLY feel like it (in which case I’ll pack some flats in my bag, unless it’s one of those rare, comfortable pairs).
Walking and skipping and dancing and hopping
Running around and pretending to ice-skate when it’s slippery
Prancing through grass and racing up steps
I really love the tapestry one
And I decided, one day I’ll be skipping along the canals wearing them
Outside my new flat in Camden
Honey! Butter! Custard!
The Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz!
We went four times – Bertie kept one copy and Pecan has the other
We like looking like idiots