How do you fancy placing your pedicured feet into some Louboutins whose previous owner was the queen of shoes herself, Sarah Jessica Parker? Or treasuring a pair of Russell Brand’s signature winklepickers? Or even having a whiff of some of Ricky Gervais’s footwear? Erm, perhaps not so appealing…
Well, for one night only here is your chance. On Wednesday 12 October the charity Small Steps will be taking over the Royal Society of Medicine for a night of bargaining and bartering with a huge array of celebrity shoes that have kindly been donated to the cause and are now looking for a home in return for some of your cash.
And even better, proceeds from the auction will go to a great charity. Small Steps is a humanitarian project that provide shoes, aid and medical attention to underprivileged children who are forced to live on refuse sites all over the world. Therefore by indulging in some luxury and some not-so-luxury footwear of celebrity standard, you can bag yourself a souvenir as well as ensuring that these impoverished children take their first steps in the right direction.
Sienna Miller, Rachel Weisz, Helen Mirren, Gael García Bernal, Liam Gallagher and Julie Walters (pictured) are among the list of celebrities who have donated some of their fancy (and also not-so-fancy) footwear to this great cause. I think if I had my way I’d be bagging a tiny bit of British rock history with the legend that is Brian May and his signed Converse.
The evening promises to provide a bidding frenzy, with some of the owners of these attending to bid farewell to their prized shoes so there’s even the chance to rub shoulders with style icons and celebrities. Not only that, but guests will also get the chance to see the first screening of the new Small Steps documentary, filmed on the dumps of Nicaragua.
So if it’s a love of shoes that you are pursuing or the opportunity to creepily bag yourself some of your idol’s DNA, why not head along? Tickets are priced at £35 and are available from the Small Steps website.
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Tel: 020 7290 2900