Contestants Being Judged for the Decorated Heel Category
The second annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® (SABF) Pumps and Pearls was held Monday, April 26, at the historic George Washington Hotel in Winchester, VA. While Pumps and Pearls may be new to the SABF® it is definitely a highlight of the week--the heels were high and many of them were even adorned with miniature lights!
This year's contestants were divided into purchased pumps, decorated heels, and new to this year's event was a non-pump category that presented everything from bloomin' ballet shoes to pink and green wellie's to an ensemble of go-go boots. In addition to prizes for pretty pumps, several ladies carried away some spectacular door prizes including Mikimoto pearls and a Gucci gift certificate. Words to the wise if you're thinking of walking the pink carpet next year? Snazzy shoe designer Stacey Slaughter shared this tip: when painting, decoupaging, or bedazzling shoes it is best to size up as many paints and glues will cause the shoes to shrink!
As Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® has only just begun, there are many events left, but it's going to take more than a pair of 4-inch platforms to top Pumps and Pearls.
Cheryl Reynolds, Mica Perry (2010 decorated heels winner),
and Suzanne Conrad
Darlene Hess, Cheryl Greene, and Jean Toan
(aka team Apple to Go-Go)
Jane Vickers, Stacey Slaughter, Debbie Slaughter, and Bobbi Patton
Esteemed Shoe Judges: Carrie Kern Luebcke and Mary Willis White
Dee Dee Barbour, Holly F. Keck, Niki Wilson, and Faith Power
Janet Sfeir and Tina Marie Scully
Tina York, Nikki Woods, and Nancy Lamp
Sue Dyke, Katherine Johnson, Susan Bolton, Andrea Ligeti, and Casey Dowling
More Pics from Pumps and Pearls after the Jump!