ECCO World’s Longest Catwalk
These legs, on these feet, in these shoes walked the World’s Longest Catwalk. Yes they did. ECCO invited me to be part of the attempt to break the World Record for the longest catwalk in Sydney on the 24th August 2012. If you’re asked to come to Darling Harbour to wear shoes, I mean — hello — a girl can’t say no to that. I would do many things for shoes, especially amazing shoes like the Moki Wedge Sandal I wore on the day. Check them out up close.
Hosted by Mia Freedom from Mamamia, with adjudicator David Thompson from Record Setters monitoring the catwalk (the man in the yellow jacket), the aim was to smash the existing record of 2.69km set in Turkey last year. It was such a blast to be part of this event, so let me share parts of the day with you.
Backstage, we were briefed on where to go and in what order. Can you see me? Yeah, I’m the one with my eyes closed at the back right. What can I say? I was up very early for my flight from Brisbane.
Eleven was my number, and I was fine until called on stage. “Kelly from the Be A Fun Mum blog wears…” Far out! Nerves hit me as I walked down the steps. Let’s just say, I have a new found respect for professional models.
Once I got down the steps without falling, I felt awesome! It was a beautiful day in Sydney, and I couldn’t stop smiling. Walking in great shoes around Darling Harbour is like a dream come true for a shoe-lover like myself. I was stopped by many onlookers with, “Nice shoes!” Big smile. Thumbs up. Wave.
Shoes are amazing to a girl, aren’t they? They make you feel powerful, and fun, and pretty, and fabulous. I did the almost-three-kilometre walk easily in the tall wedges because they were so comfortable. Seriously, felt like I had soft foam under my feet. I love finding shoes that are both comfortable and gorgeous; perfect for my lifestyle.
ECCO successfully achieved the title of World’s Longest Catwalk at 2.81 km and I feel privileged to be part of it. I especially loved how all the models for this event were everyday women (and a few men!) of different sizes from all walks of life. ECCO’s focus on functionality, style, quality and comfort in shoes were all showcased in this clever, fun and history making event.
Who I was with
I travelled to and from Sydney with fellow Queenslander, Melissa from Suger Coat It. Melissa made me laugh, all day. I loved travelling with her so much, that now I miss her. I always enjoy seeing Andrea from Fox In Flats; the sort of conversations you have with Andrea stay with you for a long time. It was fun to meet Twitter friend Penny in real life. She’s beautiful!
Plus, at an AMAZING lunch hosted by Reprise Media at Black by Ezard, I spent time with Gaynor from The Modern Woman’s Survival Guide, Cecylia, Miss Chaigyaru, Phoebes from Diaries of Bella, Megan from An Australian Wintour, Jessie from The Velvet Bow, Joelyne from The Sydney Girl, Melissa of Suger Coat It and Penny from PennyWebb.
And yes, I got to keep the shoes. Big smile.