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Spinning Plates Podcast With Sophia Webster

May 2022

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 for privacy and opt-out information.

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