Next up in my High Street Fashion Week series is the stunning Kp Boutique. Kp Boutique is a fresh and unique brand that specialises in crystallising striking heels for every occasion. Each shoe has a vast assortment of jewels, pearls and other eye-catching crystals which have been applied individually by hand by Essex based designer Kelly Pierou. Every pair of heels are unique so Kp Boutique are able to offer the ability to produce your own personalised heels, which really does make them one of a kind. Kp Boutique shoes are at the height of fashion (in more ways than one – check out the height of those heels) and are loved and worn by members of the well-known ITV2 series The Only Way Is Essex. Kp Boutique describe their wearers as confident and stylish and are ladies who like to stand out in the crowd!
As a self confessed shoe addict I was very much looking forward to interviewing Kelly Pierou on her fabulous brand. I am immediately drawn to anything sparkly so her shoes are right up my street!
What inspired you to start up KP Boutique?
To be honest I have always loved shoes, what girl doesn’t? But I am the only girl in a house of 4 and everything is fighting, army and constant battles. I wanted something pretty for myself, a hobby you could say. I started on an old pair of heels just over a year ago and I found I was actually quite good at it. My friends then asked me to create dream shoes from them and that was when Kp Boutique was born.
How would you describe your footwear?
Glamorous, bold, adventurous and a statement shoe. We like to get noticed and stand out from the crowd.
Which celebrity would you like to see wearing your shoes?
I would love to see someone like Katie Price as I think she is a typical Kp Boutique girl. She’s glam, confident and a defiant head turner.
If you weren’t designing shoes, what career path would you of followed?
I attended London College of fashion just after I left school and completed a Fashion design & technology national diploma with the dream of becoming a clothes designer. I totally loved the whole experience designing and constructing garments. As many woman out there I have always had a passion for fashion. I later went on to complete a business enterprise degree and thought that one day I would combined the both. After graduating from London Guildhall I became an assistant diamond buyer for a large jewellery company, I think this is where my love for bling grew, and the rest is just history!
If you could collaborate with any designer, who would you choose?
I have teamed up with Urban Charm, who is extremely talented jewellery designer, creating amazing jewellery for all occasions. We have come together to make some amazing looks that totally complement each other which we hope will totally blow high street fashion away!
What do you enjoy most about creating your own designs?
Seeing the finished product and the reaction I get from people, it’s amazing, it gives you such a buzz knowing that people want something you have created.
If I brought a dress to you, would you be able to create matching shoes?
Totally, Kp Boutique not only have amazing collections but are able to offer a bespoke service to create your dream shoes to compliment any outfit.
How did you get involved with HSFW?
Twitter, a friend saw the tweet and thought it would be perfect to promote and show the Kp Boutique brand.
How is preparation going?
It’s all coming together slowly but surely. I have a full time job during the day and I have a husband and 2 young boys to look after. Trying to fit everything in 24 hours is sometimes tricky but I’m getting there.
What are you looking forward to most about attending?
I’m really excited; I’m looking forward to getting feedback from people, getting views from buyers and the press to what they think of Kp Boutique and what the future may hold for us- Fingers Crossed!
In my opinion I don’t know how anyone could refuse these shoes. My absolute favourites have to be the black pearl heels shown above. I will definitely be treating myself to a pair!