Spinning Plates Podcast With Sophia Webster
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.