Here goes a new interview with Rachel, complete with new photographs, about how Rachel has designed shoes for Charity to be sold at Selfridge’s to benefit the British Heart Foundation!
Step2wo has joined forces with The British Heart Foundation’s Mending Broken Hearts Appeal to create The Heart & Sole collection; a line of children’s shoes available exclusively at Selfridges from 4 July. Three stylish mums, Rachel Stevens, Charlotte Church and Jasmine Guinness, have each designed unique shoes and boots for the collection. We had the pleasure of talking to them about the cause, their inspirations and their shoe collections.
Why did you decide to get involved in the British Heart Foundation’s Mending Broken Hearts Appeal?
Rachel: I jumped at the chance to get involved – especially when I heard it involved designing children’s shoes to help fundraise!
What were you inspired by when designing your shoe range?
Rachel: My main inspiration was my daughter, Amelie. I wanted to make them really pretty and girly, but stylish and fun at the same time.
Will your own children be wearing them? Which is their favourite?
Rachel: Amelie is already showing signs for a love for shoes – like mother like daughter!! Her favorites are the gold ones with the bows on the front.
Can you choose a favourite pair of shoes that you own?
Rachel: My favourite shoes are a pair of black and white striped Charlotte Olympia shoes.
Which brands do you head for at Selfridges when buying for your children and yourself?
Rachel: I love a bit of retail therapy. For Amelie there’s lots of choice and there’s plenty for me to look at too!
How do you find balancing your career and being a mum?
Rachel: Balancing my career and being a mum works really well most of the time. I have great family and friends and feel very lucky that I have a lot of support around me.
You can now shop for Rachel’s shoes at your local Selfridge’s or via their website!!