With close to a hundred pairs in her collection, fashion influencer Nellie Lim is a self-confessed shoe addict and admits: “It’s a problem I’ve been trying to work on.” Here, she shares her footwear philosophy.
Definitely a wearer! I don’t believe in collecting shoes without wearing them.
Nothing really. I just like having options when it comes to shoes.
It was almost a decade ago! A pair of strappy Isabel Marant heels that were sold out everywhere. I found mine on Vestiaire Collective for about $1,500.
My Edgardo Osorio for Salvatore Ferragamo heels with colourful feathers – it probably cost around $2,500.
Ed’s note: Massimiliano Giornetti, artistic director of Salvatore Ferragamo, invited Edgardo Osorio to design 12 exclusive shoes for the Italian brand’s 100th anniversary capsule collection. This one of them.
My patchwork embroidered Dior boots (from FW ’18). I’d been hunting it down for very long because it’s such a statement piece, and I finally found a brand new pair on Vestiaire Collective!
They used to go by a colour system, but now it’s just mainly by height.
It clearly doesn’t apply to me. Some shoes I keep purely for sentimental reasons; others I keep so I have options when it comes to styling my outfits.
I’m not very careful with them. I wear them in and live by the motto that there’ll always be more shoes to buy if this one is damaged.
Heels! I just love how they look and make me feel.
I’d wear my Gianvito Rossi Feather heels, they’re such a fun pair and they’re really comfortable to wear out too!
Is it a statement piece? Do I already have something similar?
I’m not much of a sneaker person, and I’m very specific about the sneakers styles I like, but I do think that sneaker collaborations are always a good investment, just not for me.
Dior, Chanel, Giuseppe Zanotti and Jimmy Choo.
This article first appeared in the October 2020 issue of Her World.