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This Spring, Sophia sat down with Sophie Ellis-Bexter to feature on her new podcast series Spinning Plates! Find out more about Sophia from her iconic shoe designs to family life and everything in between! Click the links below to listen to the episode…
Episode 65: Sophia Webster
Spinning Plates with Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Sophia Webster is a sought-after British shoe designer whose business took off like a rocket soon after she left college. We sat at the kitchen table in her colourful house in East London and chatted over a cup of tea. Sophia described how her shoe designs have mirrored her own life, with her adding a bridal range and a children’s shoe range along the way. Also how her husband Bobby became her business partner very early on which means there is no work/life balance in their house – but she wouldn’t have it any other way! I was struck both by Sophia’s modesty and drivenness, as well as the perfectionism she brings to her shoe designs. I was also impressed that she makes very little of the painful health issues she’s experienced – endometriosis and post-natal foot problems. Alongside her business, she is mum to three girls (including twins) and stepmum to a 16 year old son. And as we spoke she was heavily pregnant with her fourth child – so I was extra grateful for this chat at such a busy time in Sophia’s life. Spinning Plates is presented by Sophie Ellis Bextor, produced by Claire Jones, and post-production is by Richard Jones. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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