Shoe Stories- Gemma Leslie AKA Pink Haired Princess.

Each week we want to share the wonderful stories of how Irregular Choice fans discovered the world of Irregular Choice and what made them fall in love with the brand.

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Gemma's Story-

Gemma Leslie

I remember seeing a pair of pink poodle print mary-janes in Schuh. You couldn't help but notice them as they were so unlike anything else at that time. They were elaborate and frilly when minimalist and boxy was "in". I thought they were absolutely beautiful. There was so much to look at on them, with colourful insoles and painted soles, then I turned them around and noticed embroidered steaming poo on the back. I thought it was absolutely hilarious and was hooked after that! Taking what looked like an overly pretty shoe and potentially 'ruining' it with the addition of toilet humour, took courage and that's part of what's kept me loyal. I've always liked unconventional and IC excel at that. They aren't afraid to push the boundaries, have fun and take it a step further and there is that "more is more" approach where they clash another print or add in another trim, but somehow it still works. They manage to give you the unexpected and have a knack of making something which on paper seems totally unappealing, completely desirable (I never expected to fall in love with gnome heels)!

The introduction of the character heels a few years ago, really blew me away. I couldn't believe that such out of this world creations could be made at an affordable price and that they would be wearable, while looking like art. We've since had music and sounds, flashing lights and twirling ballerinas-becoming more and more ambitious and making the seemingly impossible, possible. I still pinch myself that they really exist and I own them! Wearing and looking at my collection makes me so happy, because they are such bold and cheerful creations, full of character. I love the reaction they create too (people can't help but comment when you're wearing IC) and if the general consensus is confusion or disapproval, then I figure I (and IC) are doing it right! I'm not looking for conventional, I want unforeseen and unique. The brand have never remained stagnant, there's constantly fresh and innovative ideas, so I'm always so excited to see what I'll fall in love with next.

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