Being tough doesn’t mean you can’t also be pretty. Just ask Melbourne designer Heather Potter. After working for animal and environment charities during her career in journalism and PR, she decided to create an animal-friendly shoe store which we know today as Show Envy.
Her Style Philosophy is simple – create glamourous, animal friendly statement shoes that make the average girl feel as though she can take on the world. Unlike other brands, Shoe Envy does not mass produce and ensures each pair of shoes is made from only high quality materials. Inspired by nature without the harming of any animals, customers can access styles ranging from contemporary trends to timeless classics. And the best part? Shoe Envy donates a portion of all sales to charities working to help animals.
I was lucky enough to give Shoe Envy’s signature heel labelled ‘Green Dragon’ a test run and let me tell you; they aren’t called the Green Dragon for nothing! Pop these bad boys on and already I feel slightly more powerful than I did 5 seconds prior. Heather describes this heel to a tee –“For me, the dragon shoe is the ultimate expression of feminine beauty. It’s gorgeous, primeval, alluring and a little bit dangerous”. It says, “Don’t mess with this girl today!”
And I must admit it’s hard not to agree.
Made out of a bold multi-tonal python textured fabric with striking rivets cascading the full length of the heel, it’s definitely a conversation starter. As the brand name suggests, the Green Dragon is a heel women no doubt will be envious of and men a little wary of for all the right reasons.
There are few things I love about this heel. It is not only great quality at an affordable price but is also versatile to style, meaning you can do no wrong. In case you’re not the high heel type or feel like mixing things up, they also come in Midi and Flat versions which are great alternative’s or a fab addition to your Shoe Envy collection.
Another great feature of this stylish pair of heels and something I can not go past when buying a pair of shoes is comfort. They have a built in hidden platform allowing your feet to rest easy, no band aids required! The Green Dragon is perfect for work and play and is definitely a piece I will be wearing all year round.
Shoe Envy is a boutique designer brand, available exclusively online. The Dragon heel is available in six colour variations and is currently on sale from $169.00 down to $99.00! www.shoeenvy.com.au
Review by: Lauren Grantley-Blake, Self confessed ‘shoe addict’, Bubbly office chicky and Styling Assistant for The Style Agency.
BONUS: RECEIVE A $50.00 SHOE ENVY VOUCHER WITH ANY STYLE AGENCY BOOKING MADE BEFORE THE 23rd DECEMBER 2014!
Now that’s a fab early Christmas present to yourself!