RCFA x Fenwick of Bond Street #ShoeCorner Collaboration

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I am very excited to announce my collaboration with Fenwick of Bond Street. We are working together to promote the launch of their Shoe Corner, which opens tomorrow (July 11).

What’s so great about that? Well apart from the fact that it’s going to be an exquisite 4,143 sq ft space transformed into an alluring Gatsby-esque playground for shoe lovers – displaying 35 brands from Acne to Zanotti – it will be the first time a department store will feature a shoe department on the ground floor.

I had the honour of being sketched by fashion illustrator and celebrity portrait artist David Downton, who has worked for Vogue and various other publications sketching the likes of Cate Blanchett for the 50th anniversary of Vogue Australia as well as Dita von Teese, Iman, Sarah Jessica Parker and many more.

The illustration will be placed in the windows of Fenwick of Bond Street from Friday (July 11) and remain there for the summer alongside Hilary Alexander’s sketch.

I wore my favourite Osman Resort 2014 dress on the day with Topshop flats.

In the sketch you can see me slinging an orange Valentino ‘Rockstud’ pump over my shoulder.

More details about this exciting project will follow.

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  • Tania

    Gorgeous!!! congratulations, xx

  • Yay, I went past it today Catherine. Gorgeous, big congrats!

  • mattison

    That dress and the pops of color in your makeup are driving me absolutely insane- you’re stunning! Congrats, what an amazing achievement and thanks for making your readers feel like we’re right there with you every step of this incredible journey πŸ™‚

  • Sa’a

    New wallpaper anyone?
    A big YES from me!congratulations you deserve so much more. Please hire me…….

  • katie

    Aw FC I am estatic for you. No one deserves it more, all your diligence is paying off, rightly so too!You are rocking your dress, the colour is fab on you.

    I saw the rockstud Valentino’s on your site, being worn by Alessandra Ambrosio. I had to buy them!!- in pink. I still adore them!

    • Thank you…you are so very sweet. The rockstuds are very cute in pink too

  • Mary

    Fabulous girrl πŸ™‚

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  • TL

    Oh my God that’s wonderful, congratulations FC. Love the sketch and love your dress, you look absolutely gorgeous. wish we can see more of your photos and styles soon.

  • cherrysoftness

    I’ve been visiting this site for years, clicking the link to Vogue with your illustration gave me chills! You are so hard-working, and spot-on, and you’ve become such a big influence to us your readers, you really deserve all of this. Congratulations!

    And, ahem… perhaps this is a big step in your advocacy against black pumps and triple stacked platforms destroying people’s outfits?

  • TL

    Oh my God that’s wonderful, congratulations FC. Love the sketch and love the dress you wore, you look absolutely gorgeous. Hope we get to see more photos of you and your styles.

  • EmmaWoodhouse

    This warmed my heart. Kudos to you–this is a beautiful honor and SO well-deserved. That picture is just gorgeous! A real hang-in-the-front-room-and-keep-forever image…wow, I’m so excited for you!!!!!!!! <3

  • HL

    At first glance, I thought the poster was BeyoncΓ©!

    Congrats FC!

  • neli

    Congrats!! Xx

  • easyBlake

    Congrats FC!! I get so excited hearing about your collabs/features, as though it were happening to me, lol. It’s because you have such an inviting blog.

    • you are so sweet. Thank you… I hope to share more in the future. x

  • Yeliz

    These are such amazing news! I am loving the sketch and am very happy for you Catherine, congrats!!

  • Nat

    This is absolutely wonderful FC! Congratulations!

  • CreoleLady


    FC, I am just wondering if you get a copy (or the original) of that fabulous portrait to hang in your home. I hope so!!! Congrats and thank you for taking us along for this glorious ride….

  • sophie

    FC what was Mr. FC’s reaction to this? I’d be smug *g*

    • He was really proud. has no clue about fashion, yet very supportive nonetheless

      • sophie

        You gotta work your magic on him FC, like Diane Kruger on Mr. Kruger. But you wouldn’t tolerate sneakers on a red carpet unlike Queen Krugelz. πŸ˜‰

  • HM


    CONGRATULATIONS FC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now that I’ve let that out of my system…I just have to say that as a follower of your blog since god knows when, this is truly a well deserved honour! I follow David on instagram and he is an absolute talent…I am green with envy! Enjoy the experience FC and thank you for sharing with us your journey.

    P.S. If Loreal comes knocking on your door next and you start doing rounds at Cannes…I expect big poofy Elie Saab dresses embellished to the core day in day out! HAHA πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you so much…now you have me dreaming of walking on the red carpet at Cannes alongside Blake and Aishwarya in an Elie Saab gown…what a Cinderella moment that would be

  • Nicky

    Wow that’s so exciting! Love the sketch and those Valentino pumps! Hope you get some free shoes LOL

  • mm

    So where do you plan to hang the sketch in your home.

    Vivid colors that you adore.

  • Hey Girl, Congratulations. Just spotted this. Wish I could check it out but off on hols to Japan in a few hours. When I get back let’s talk shoes. Beautiful image of a beautiful woman. Best from Pat

  • gabis

    Wow, this is so great! Congrats, FC! πŸ™‚

  • dee

    Great news. The sketch is cool. Congratulations.

  • tod

    this is so cool! congratulations! you look stunning!

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  • Joy

    CONGRATULATIONS! What an exciting endeavor. Your continued success is much deserved!

    The sketch is so beautiful! What an honor! I’d be pinching myself for sure.

    Oh and personally I adore Valentino Rockstud heels!

    Wish I was traveling to London in the near future to see the showroom in person. And buy some shoeeez!

  • Alina

    So happy for you, Catherine!

  • DM

    Congrats! What exciting news. May you continue with your success…your hard work is really paying off. Your loyal readers are thrilled for you! Great sketch, by the way.

  • Lee Ann

    DavidDownton is also the resident artist at Claridges. what an honour. I also love that Osman dress

  • Christine


    Can’t wait for American brands to collaborate with you. We need to see more if you in the press.

    This is fabulous!!!

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