Talking Shoes with Marie Claire’s Jackie Frank

Let’s be honest – a woman can never have too many pairs of shoes! Whether it’s pumps, boots, sneakers or flats, the options are endless, which is why we enlisted the help of marie claire Magazine’s Publisher and Editor Jackie Frank to help us navigate this season’s footwear trends.


Myer: What’s your earliest memory of a favourite pair of shoes?
Jackie Frank: I was 18 years old and I had travelled to Paris with my mum. They were a pair of black and white flats that I talked my mum into buying. I told her we could share them. I absolutely adored them.

M: When it comes to shoes, what’s your philosophy?
JF: The more the merrier!

M: What are the shoe trends we need to know for Autumn Winter?
The military boot is huge this season, knee high or only to the ankle, this season you choose your preference. Thinking about evenings? Opt for metallics to lift your ensemble – slick silver or gilded gold.

M: What is the ultimate staple shoe all women should own?
JF: For me, it will always be the ballet flat, quickly followed by a well-crafted brogue in black or navy.

M: What shoes will you be living in this season?
JF: Flats will be everywhere and I love my little kitten heel pumps.

M: The sneaker trend is still going strong, how do we update our sneakers for Autumn Winter?
JF: Now that we have established that sneakers are a legitimate style statement, be brave and embrace bold patterns and brights.

M: What shoe trends of last season should we leave behind?
JF: This season there is a shift away from platforms which have been prevalent the last little while.

For the first time ever, marie claire brings Shoes First to Australia!

Come along to our Shoes First Shopping Events in Melbourne and Sydney for expert tips and advice and the opportunity meet Jackie Frank. You’ll also be able to meet the marie claire Shoes Style Squad for expert tips and advice while enjoying an evening full of shoe shopping, music, canapés, bubbles, giveaways and more!

marie claire Shoes First – Myer Melbourne City
Tuesday 24 March 2015, 6pm – 8pm

marie claire Shoes First – Myer Sydney City
Thursday 26 March 2015, 6pm – 8pm

Find out more here.


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One thought on “Talking Shoes with Marie Claire’s Jackie Frank

  1. Great interview – thanks for sharing! I love shopping (or window shopping when on a budget) for shoes. There’s something really nice about looking what’s on trend and some of the stylish pieces that will eventually become a wardrobe staple.

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