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Mollie King teams up with Save The Children to design shoes for charity auction

by Lareese Craig Published on 24 September 2013
Mollie King teams up with Save The Children to design shoes for charity auction© Getty

Do you want to walk, strut and sashay your stuff like a Saturday? Now's your chance. Save The Children has invited the most stylish women in the celebosphere to design a pair of shoes for a charity auction. You can bid for Mollie King's high heels, walk tall in Kimberly Wyatt's punked up boots or slip into the ultimate party shoe thanks to Helena Bonham Carter's creation. Place your bids, high heel heaven awaits.

Investing in a pair of bespoke shoes can finally be a guilt-free affair now that Save The Children has recruited models, singers and actresses to create a stunning collection of high heels, all in the name of charity.

Getting your hands on Mollie King's heels has never been easier now that she's designed her own pair of shoes for the charity auction.

Mollie joins the likes of Kimberly Wyatt, Tasmin Egerton, Hayley Atwell, Helena Boham Carter and Erin O'Connor to create a one-off collection.

The celebrities were encouraged to take inspiration from their childhood dreams and memories and design a pair of shoes they'd love to walk tall in.

The result is a stunning collection of elegant and imaginative designs which offer a unique insight into the mind of each designer.

And the best bit? You can now win a pair of these beautiful shoes, lovingly hand-crafted by luxury made-to-order shoe label Upper Street in your size, and the only pair of its kind, by placing a bid now at Bid Boutique eBay.

Pop star Mollie King's love and passion for skiing was the inspiration behind her design - a chic heel with a classic brogue twist.

Mollie King teams up with Save The Children to design shoes for charity auction © Save The Children

She says: “I have skied my entire life and represented Great Britain up until the age of 17. I wanted the elegance of skiing, coupled with the power and strength it requires, to shine through in the design.

“The leather binding on the heel is a gentle nod to a vintage ski boot, combined with the sophisticated and refined ’20’s feel of the brogue detailing on the toe.”

We can't get enough of Hayley Atwell's To Kill A Mockingbird inspired shoes. Feathery footwear at your service.

She says: “I wanted my dream pair of shoes to be an elegant and visual representation of the novel, bringing to life key elements of the narrative.

"I focused on the mockingbird, a symbol of innocence, and the oak tree, a symbol of strength and endurance, both details subtly threaded through the design of the shoe.”

The money raised through the Born to Walk Tall Bid Boutique auction will help children growing up in the toughest parts of the world survive to take their first steps.

Bid in the auction between Thursday 26 September and Sunday 5 October 2013 at www.savethechildren.org.uk/walktallauction and follow the #WalkTall on twitter to get the latest updates.

Let the high heel haggling commence...

Check out the celeb shoes in our gallery below:

Hayley Atwell - To Kill A Mockingbird © Save The Children

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