Back-breaker and show-stopper: Ms MaryMac
If you like colour and stay away from the dull and boring, you need to meet Ms MaryMac – her motto is “You’re Not a Simple Girl, So Why Wear Simple Shoes!” making her sound rather like some kinky headmistress of colour and heels. The shoes she creates are most definitely for the free-spirited and open-minded individual.
With Ms MaryMac’s shoes on your feet, you are making a bold statement when entering a room or walking down the street. The shoes scream “Here I am!” These wild shoes are only ever made in three pairs, and each shoe comes with its own personal name, sometimes named after its recipient. Signature bows, ribbons and border detailing add to the femininity of the shoes, appealing to a woman of any age.
Let’s look at Gyro: the 5.5-inch wedges with a 1.5-inch platform take a real woman to walk in them. They are not all too expensive at the price of £92. Gyro, with its mixture of blue, white and orange printed pattern. is finished off with a lime-green bow.
Maryetta Finkley, the brain-child behind Ms Mary Mac Shoes, has been creating them for nine years and turned her hobby and passion into a business in 2009. “My love-affair began as a little girl, around five or six, when I got my first pair of Kmart jellies. I was so excited about the jellies because of all the colours they came in and all the colours I was able to get! My first pair was purple with sparkles, with a little peep toe. I wore them all the time and remember that pair specifically. My love affair even goes to sneakers – I can’t get enough of them either!”
It is as though Steve Madden went wild with a pot of paint on one of his shoes. According to Maryetta, the hottest shoe trends seem to be the glittery and mixed-and-matched print and textured shoes. Big, bold, statements are very much “in”. Four inches is the minimum height she likes to use, but she will customise a shoe so you partake in its designing. You will have the opportunity to explore ideas with the shoemaker herself or just let her creative juices flow on their own into what can be called a “walk of art.”
All of us have one person we admire or would like to work alongside. Katie Perry, I do hope you a reading this, as Ms MaryMac would love to design a pair of heels just for you, with sparkles and all. However, I do think the Rainbow Hart would be the perfect fit to add to wardrobe.
If subtle shoes are more your style, Maryetta caters to your needs too with the likes of the Kavala wedges at £86, or Peggie Sue presently on sale at the mere price of £51.
All said and done, Ms MaryMac puts the “lover” back in “shoe-lover”. To see her full range of pumps, wedges, platforms and stilettos, visit here.