It Didn't Seem Like Much at the Time - Maria Robinson

It was his shoes that attracted her. Sean wore brown suede brogues,with Khaki pants and a purple oxford shirt to the gallery opening in Soho where Martha was working as an assistant curator. The shoes said: I'm English, I'm eccentric, I'm savvy, I'm a dandy, I'm on the make.

Martha was dressed in the tight black, yet assymetrical uniform of art mavens, long coltish legs in Black suede high heels. Her shoes said" I'm art establishment", I can stand in these for hours and do deals, there's a personal trainer in my background and I come from money.

Within three months, the two were standing in the same shoes at their wedding in London. A bright affair at a Universalist hall followed by cocktails and DJ in Chelsea.