Like many women, I grew up with a passion for shoes, and a dream that one day I might be able to turn my design ideas into reality and create my own collection. I have always been interested in creative arts, and over the last few years, I have combined the pressures of being an independent mum with the chance to escape and express my creativity in areas such as hairdressing, quilting, ceramics and interior design.

After my trip to Sri Lanka, I spent many days filling my sketch books with ideas for shoe designs. With no formal training in shoe design, I turned to qualified shoe designers to help me with the technical specifications that were needed to turn the drawings into reality.

The next challenge was to source the high quality materials that would bring my shoe designs to life. I believe my first collection of shoes demonstrates the success of this search, with shoes made with stunning leathers and satins, combined with glitzy jewels and my signature A rivet.

This first collection is just the start, and I am already working on lots more exciting ideas. I hope you will enjoy growing your shoe collection with me for many years to come.