The story behind the store is pretty simple to be honest. A trio of like-minded cranky and opinionated friends and exceedingly pointy, i.e. cunty, shoes being found mostly on the fashionistas of East London at the time.
So that's me (Olly), Peter and Fiona.
The decision to set something up came after Pete and Fiona spent an unsavory few hours at the dawn of NYD 2011 waiting in Waterloo station, entertaining themselves with the spectacularly bad footwear on display. Covertly taking pictures.
We talked about what we should call a facebook page and to be honest I'm not quite sure where the whole Victorian came from...I basically came up with the name and then the character of Dr Cunty was born. A most elegant cobbler indeed.
At the beginning it was just a small group of friends uploading photos after night's out in time, sneaking a photo on the street, in the tube, wherever. Quite a lot of blurring. The idea seemed to capture people's imaginations and just a bit of their vitriol too. People love a good roast! Restrained Brits in social media especially.
Pointy Oxfords, Crocs, Tassled loafers, in fact anything with tassles, deck shoes and gladiator sandals were the key targets.
Favorite moment personally was whilst on holiday in Japan. The friend that showed as around (very sweet and polite Japanese girl) asked me why I was taking photos of peoples' shoes. When I explained, she started doing it too, following them around really blatantly.
After while it did seem like just an excuse for expletive laden facebook tirades, rather than being a bit more obliquely humorous, but that's cool; I think it's quite novel that we had something to do with what must be the most foul-mouthed and offensive page in the likey world of facebook.
Take your pick from the photos...the ones in the galleries are mostly the original uploaded ones, so can be used freely. Most of the wall posts are linked from other commercial photography. Pointy Oxfords, Crocs, Tassled loafers, in fact anything with tassles, deck shoes and gladiator sandals were the key targets. The triangle of cunty still makes me chuckle, as does Hip Hop granny in her blue uggs.
After we were banned it felt like our story had run its course to a nice conclusion - we could have spoken to facebook admins I suppose, but with the fans sustaining it themselves, it felt unnecessary. I'm amazed it's still as big as it is.
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