Liam Fahy – on the lust-list.

liam fahy boots

OK, it’s not actually Liam himself on the lust-list, though I did meet him and a very lovely man he was too. No, it’s his shoes. Beautifully-crafted, elegant shoes. Unfortunately for the majority of us, these shoes are some of the most expensive in the world – retailing at between about £400 and £800. You know me, though – if I can find a way to justify my spending then I will. And I have been practising how I’ll justify buying these boots:

liam fahy boots

I love everything about them. They are my perfect boot – a sturdy heel that’s still elegant and sexy, a nod to the equestrian and another to the military trend…and just look at the soles! Your very own horseshoes! Oh, how I can annoy the neighbours clip-clopping home at night!

liam fahy boots

So yes, I must have them. But I think that they will retail at £750. So, here goes with my justification train-of-thought:

1) I can somehow cleverly write them off through the company accounts. Because surely I wouldn’t be able to properly run A Model Recommends without a pair of Liam Fahy boots?

2) I am intending to wear them over 750 times. That’s less than £1 per wear. I once bought a pair of wedges from Ravel for £5 and wore them once, which in effect made the Ravel wedges five times more expensive than Liam’s boots.

3) I didn’t buy any boots this winter and I also didn’t invest in a new coat. Saving? Over £750! Therefore the boots are free.

4) If I don’t buy them, I’ll have to steal them. If I get caught and prosecuted, it will cost me money. I emailed my lawyers this morning and asked them to give me a quote for representation in this (potential) matter and after a few back-and-forths (and a warning that if I asked any further questions it would cost me £175 for their time) they came in at about £2,200. Providing there were no complications. Therefore, buying the boots will save me nearly £1500.

In summary, the boots will: save my business, cost five times less than my £5 Ravel wedges, actually be free and also save me the embarrassment of being put away for shoplifting. Oh, and the legal fees. They’ll save me the legal fees. It’s a no-brainer, surely?

Just tell me when I can get my hands on them, Liam Fahy – I’m there. I just have to decide which colour.

liam fahy boots

You can find out more about Liam Fahy on his website here – these boots are called Jolie and they’ll be available from July 2013.

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  1. Maggie
    March 16, 2013 / 7:08 am

    Maybe you can do a bulk buy for interested readers thereby reducing the cost. If we can get the price down to £450 I’m in. Size 38 black, please. Ha ha. Mxox

    • RuthCrilly
      March 18, 2013 / 11:35 am

      I’ll see what I can do! Haha, imagine – my house filled with stock, Mr AMR watching TV amidst a pile of shoe boxes…

  2. March 16, 2013 / 8:23 am

    fair enough, but there are two other similar models in the market right now, and they cost a lot less. The Kurt Geiger Carvela Sadie boots and the Aldo

    • RuthCrilly
      March 18, 2013 / 11:35 am

      Hmmm, they are not very similar I don’t think! But lovely all the same – thanks for the tip-off! x

  3. Marina
    March 16, 2013 / 9:14 am

    This justification reminded me of Rebecca Bloomwood in the Shopaholic books! Especially the prosecution bit haha! Amazing list of reasons, but don’t let us sway your decision! x

    • RuthCrilly
      March 18, 2013 / 11:31 am

      I won’t, I won’t… ; )

  4. Sue
    March 16, 2013 / 11:16 am

    Maybe reconsider the shoplifting option – I’m sure you wouldn’t go down for a first offence… x

    • RuthCrilly
      March 18, 2013 / 11:34 am

      Perhaps not! Good point. x

  5. Sue
    March 16, 2013 / 11:20 am

    Oh, and I’m sold on the horse shoe! Must have must have must have, slaver, drool… Can’t afford them tho’ and the Sales Policeman is always on duty at the mo’ as I officially have no money for this kind of thing! xxx

  6. March 16, 2013 / 12:16 pm

    hahaha I love your justifications for them! so funny! Those boots are gorgeous though!

  7. Shanti
    March 16, 2013 / 12:16 pm

    Love the dark brown!

  8. Gaya
    March 16, 2013 / 1:19 pm

    I love your reasoning Ruth! I mean how can you NOT buy them after that? The black ones are gorgeous. xx

    • RuthCrilly
      March 18, 2013 / 11:31 am

      I know. They are killer! x

  9. Beauty Loves
    March 16, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    your reasoning is inspirational & i may have to steal them! im not normally a shoe person, but i spent most of my childhood sticking drawing pins in the bottoms of my shoes so they would clip and clop, so its like someone has took my childhood desires and made them real! right, 4 months to save up….

    • RuthCrilly
      March 18, 2013 / 11:33 am

      Haha! I used to wear my tap shoes around the house for that very reason.. x

  10. Marinatal
    March 16, 2013 / 5:38 pm

    Go get them girl!

  11. Helen
    March 16, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    They look so chic and beautiful! If they do a flatter version with less heel, I’d be after those in a heart beat! Just something random, Ruth: the salad dressing which you featured in one of your cooking videos (the balsamic salad dressing) is absolutely amazing!! I love it how I can adjust he salt and pepper content (my taste buds are telling me that the salt somehow brings out some sort of sweetness in the dressing? From the garlic maybe?) and I use this dressing everytime I eat some salad with my fishcakes! Just love the fresh and strong crunch from the garlic with my salad and the dressing is so easy to make! SO thank you so much for teaching me how to do it through one of your cooking videos! Hope you’re having a lovely time in Belgium ;) xxx

    • RuthCrilly
      March 18, 2013 / 11:33 am

      Good to know! Thanks for the feedback. xx

  12. cassie
    March 16, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    Hahahaha! This was like reading my mind! I always do these ridiculous justifications for things. Just get them Ruth, or start seriously befriending Liam xxx

    • RuthCrilly
      March 18, 2013 / 11:33 am

      Yes. I may find out where he lives and start “accidentally” bumping into him at weekends… ; )

  13. Joana
    March 16, 2013 / 10:52 pm

    You are hilarious and your reasoning is impeccable but it’s simply too much money. I’m sure the materials are very good and the design is unique but I don’t want to you to get robbed. Just my opinion, your best interest at heart ;)

  14. sevda
    March 16, 2013 / 11:27 pm

    I’m in love. I read this post at around lunchtime and they have been popping into my head all day. I had a pair not unlike them by bertie about 10 years ago. Chunky heel but not too chunky, went with almost everything. I do actually still have them but put them away as I got a bit tired of them. But for 4 years I more or less slept in them. At the time it was an outrageous amount of money but price per wear meant I owe them money.

    Not a big fan of online shopping for clothes and boots but I just might. Can you pre book them or do you need to wait.

    • RuthCrilly
      March 18, 2013 / 11:32 am

      Not sure actually, I will endeavour to find out…

  15. Stacie
    March 17, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    I just Love..Love them ! They have the perfect heel, I love when you can look sexy and can walk with confidence. No wobbly ankles. I hope you get them. Do let us know :)

    • RuthCrilly
      March 18, 2013 / 11:31 am

      Yes, precisely! You hit the nail on the head!

      • Stacie
        March 18, 2013 / 1:44 pm

        Thanks ruth :) I’m glad I found your videos on utube, I’ve been enjoying them ever since. Look forward to many more!

  16. RuthCrilly
    March 18, 2013 / 11:31 am

    That would be a disaster! x

  17. Jen
    March 18, 2013 / 11:50 am

    Your ‘reasoning’ made me laugh – we’ve all done it! – but £750 for ankle boots? No.

    I know they’re hand made and artisinal and that part of fashion is lusting after pretty stuff you don’t really need etc, etc, but no. No. No. At the end of the day they’re just something you wear on your feet. Foot comfort is important, and investing in good basics usually pays off, but still…no.

    Possibly my first negative(ish) comment on here ever. Sorry to be so miserable. But £750?! NOOOOOOOO!

    • Jen
      March 18, 2013 / 11:52 am

      By the way – do you know his site has a 50% off sale on?

      No boots included though…

  18. Patricia
    March 18, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    That was awesome! You NEED those boots! I’m pretty sure I’ve used at least 3 of those justifications before myself. So hard to choose which colour for sure.

  19. Robin
    March 19, 2013 / 3:07 am

    Maybe all of us should casually tweet pictures of ‘m to zara? *bats eyelashes*

  20. Mercedes
    March 28, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    Why oh why have a looked at this page… now I’m coming up for reasons TOO! Enjoy them x

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