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By Linda Muller
KISS the shoe. Pretend that you love it."The photographer
is giving instructions to Jessica Kwiecien, 23, of Sheldon
-- instructions which are moot to a girl who is a self-
confessed shoe addict.
"I do love my shoes --- I do. I am my shoes. You have no idea,"
Jessica's 60-plus pairs of stilettos are proudly arrayed in a teak
cabinet, the primary focus of her room. In the centre is her shoe
money jar -- pink of course for a girl who loves all things "girly"
Jessica is in high spirits (and, yes, in high heels as well) as she
should be given that her fetish has now become part of her
profession. Importer of the Bordello brand of heels, Jessica has
started an on-line shoe store (named Alice Who?) to sell the
American imports which feature rhinestones and polka dots,
bows and glitter -- and"excessive"height.
"I have never seen anything like these in Australia. They are
beautiful and different and I have been getting great feedback
about them," she said.
The shoes have reached some notoriety of late as a feature in
the Miss Unkon show at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week in
May and will hit the catwalk at the Mercedes-Benz Brisbane
Fashion Festival in August.
Jessica herself has eight pairs, and is already ogling more
amongst her 90 pairs of samples. Most recently, she chose the
pink pair with the frilly socks to wear to the opening night of
Sex in the City2 at the Regent theatre.
" These are probably not the shoes that
you would wear all day every day. Most people
would buy them for an occasion, but I am fine
with wearing them all day. They are the
epitome of fashion," she said.
"A girl can never have too many pairs.These are shoes that add
happiness and sparkles to the world. These are shoes that go
everywhere on a girl who wants to be seen."
These shoes were
made for fashion
Continued page 7
Which pair? Jessica Kwiecien admits to a
shoe fetish. Photos by Melissa Gibson
Footwear is a fashion necessity to Jessica Kwiecien
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