Pumps for Polo

Beyonce recently posted Kathyrn Wilson’s shoes on Instagram.

Now the footwear designer has given us another reason to write about her with the release of a sparkling limited edition line of precious pumps designed especially for the BMW Polo Open, Clevedon on February 23, 2014.

Wilson’s Ponsardin heel, named in honour of Madame Clicquot Ponsardin, will be released in February. Each shoe has been decorated with gemstones so that they sparkle like a flute of Champagne, and the style comes in three colours – black, cobalt blue and Champagne of course. No doubt Wilson will be wearing a pair in the Veuve Clicquot marquee.


As for Beyonce, the singer snaffled the sample pair of the Kathryn Wilson ‘Karlya’ loafer (named after fashion stylist Karlya Smith) from Wilson’s soon-to-be-released winter 2014 collection on her recent visit to New Zealand.

Wilson names her shoes after friends, including her those in the fashion industry. MiNDFOOD’s associate editor Carolyn Enting had a shoe, the Enting brogue, named after her in 2007. The silver brogue is one of many shoes on display at exhibition 10-Year Retrospective – Kathryn Wilson currently on show at Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery, Auckland and free to view. But you better be in quick. The exhibition is in its final days and closes end of day on December 3.

Bowled Over

The head toppers were replicated on fabric where they mixed with heart and star emblems that sported legs and walked against a backdrop of pretty peach, and French navy.

The silhouette was crisp as well as light. The fun and feminine prints sheathed the body in light layers of fine cotton, while a more grown up custom-made navy jacquard of tiny golden hearts is sure to be a must-have.

Twenty-Seven Names designers Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart took their inspiration from Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte for their winter 2014 collection titled “I’m Lost”. A few years ago the pair visited the Magritte Museum in Brussels and the idea of producing a collection around Magritte stuck.

Magritte’s famed symbols include the bowler hat and beating heat.

“We have a Magritte print in our workroom and Anjali has one on her wall at home,” said Easting.

Racing backstage MiNDFOOD captured the models in a final celebratory pose.