Here’s how shoe addict Nellie Lim’s collection looks like
Be awed by her extensive shoe collection
by Debby Kwong /
October 13, 2020
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.
Nothing really. I just like having options when it comes to shoes.
What was the first pair of shoes that you really wanted and saved up for?
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.
Your biggest shoe splurge?
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.
What’s the most special shoe to you?
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!
How do you organise your shoes?
They used to go by a colour system, but now it’s just mainly by height.