in the press

in the press

Thea’s work has appeared in many fashion books and in major international magazines, and has been exhibited in museums. Currently her work can be seen in Northampton Shoe Museum (UK),  Shoes – or No Shoes? Museum in Kruishoutem (Belgium) and The National Gallery of Victoria (Australia).

Thea’s creations are used as an example of shoe design in the seventies, and continue to be an inspiration for designers and shoe lovers today.
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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

In Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, iconic creations by celebrated designers sit alongside masterpieces by unknown craftsmen. Embracing men's and women's footwear, from Qing-dynasty China to the contemporary catwalk, this richly illustrated book explores the cultural significance of shoes – it is an authoritative guide to the history of footwear.

V&A Publishing edited by Helen Persson

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Shoes Or No Shoes? Museum

Shoes Or No Shoes? Museum

The name came about when we asked ourselves whether shoes created and fashioned by artists and then put on display, actually represent works of art or not? Are pre-historic sandals just old footwear or are they cultural manifestations that tie people together or perhaps differentiate people from one to another? Under the roof of this building, these possibilities flow together.

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4, Vandevoordeweg 2,
9770 Kruishoutem,
Belgium
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Shoes: The Grace, the Glamour and the Glory...

70s Style & Design

by Dominic Lutyens and Kirsty Hislop | Published by Thames and Hudson | Book site

Once dismissed as the decade of avocado suites, lava lamps and shag-pile carpets, the 1970s are now being enthusiastically mined for trends from the fashion, music, literature and vibe of the time. 70s Style and Design unlike other studies devoted to the decade presents the 70s as a vitally important period in the creative arts, which united such defining trends as the Art Deco craze of the 1920s and 1930s and the Pop movement of the 1960s, and continues to influence todays trend-setting taste makers. 70s Style and Design is sure to inspire everyone from dedicated followers of fashion to even the harshest critics of the decade. Hislop and Lutyens have rescued the 1970s from parody, and produced a study that is sensationally illustrated, meticulously researched, and wittily written.

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Shoes: The Grace, the Glamour and the Glory...

Shoes: The Grace, the Glamour and the Glory...

by Stephanie Pedersen | Produced By Studio Cactus

From the moment little girls first read about Cinderella's glass slippers or Dorothy's ruby slippers, they are invariably hooked on shoes. This beautifully packaged gift book is a veritable shoe bible, allowing readers to put best foot forward down the footwear hall of fame, pausing at every significant development in the evolution of shoes. From the earliest moccasins of 8000BC to the latest innovations of the 21st century, Shoes: The grace, the glamour and the glory charts the rise of shoes from comfort to couture, and features top designers, trendsetters, celebrity shoeaholics and fashionistas, guaranteed to excite and inspire glamour girls everywhere.

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Shoes

by Judith Miller

Charting shoe fashion from tight-laced Edwardian boots to the eccentric designer classics of today, with stunning full-colour photography, this chunky and fun collection appeals to the princess in every woman. Special feature spreads shine a spotlight the major designers, their influences and their most famous clients on celebrities and their shoes including Elton John and Naomi Campbell. The perfect gift book for any woman who loves shoes, this is the first title in a new series. Future titles in this series include: "Teddy Bears", "Watches", and "Vintage Gems".

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Shoes: The Grace, the Glamour and the Glory...

Vintage Shoes

by Caroline Cox

Decade by decade, the lavishly illustrated "Vintage Shoes" recounts over 100 years of shoe history. Accompanied by archive images, stunning fashion photography and specially commissioned photographs of rare period footwear, the most collectible and fabulous footwear designs are showcased. An invaluable reference as well as a visual delight of times past, the book explores the key designers, technical developments and cultural influences that shaped shoe fashions, revealing exquisite and groundbreaking work from such luminaries as Salvatore Ferragamo, Charles Jourdan, Roger Vivier, Beth Levine, Vivienne Westwood and Manolo Blahnik.

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Shoes: The Grace, the Glamour and the Glory...

Shoes: A Lexicon of Style

by Valerie Steele

This chic book taps into the fetish and fashion of shoes, from the pump to the sneaker, the boot to the stiletto. All the major players are represented here: from brand-new interviews with Manolo Blahnik, master of the skyscraper heel, to witty quips from Tom Ford, the designer who sparked the resurgence of the famous Gucci loafer. Subjects such as the merits of platforms, or the 'Designer Bofs' and 'Techno Urban Warriors' of the sneaker-buying public are tackled with humour. Not limited to designers and trends, Shoes also explores the relationship between shoes and sex, and gender roles.

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Shoes: The Grace, the Glamour and the Glory...

Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers and More

Linda O'Keeffe

The history and mystery of women's shoes is divulged from the early sandals of the ancient Egyptians to the wooden chopines worn by Venetian women in the fifteenth century to the platform shoes of the 60s and 70s. The main focus of attention, naturally, is the art of shoemaking with various materials and decorations of tulle, brocade, sequins, glass, fish skin and bird feathers. After all, regardless of all practical considerations, shoes were often intended first and foremost to be seen. Among these must be included the unmistakable footwear of Chanel, Jackie Onassis's pumps, and Marilyn Monroe's stiletto heels.

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Northampton Museum - Cloud & Rainbow shoe

'Cloud and Rainbow' shoe designed and made by Thea Cadabra in 1979.

Thea Cadabra learnt her shoe making skills from a Turkish shoemaker working in London. She used these skills to make fantasy shoes for herself. Other people asked her to make shoes for them and in 1976 she set up her own workshop.

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