Tycoons £500 million divorce battle focusses on wife’s collection of 1,000 shoes.


The Malaysian tycoon who owns Laura Ashley has told the High Court in England that he was “shocked” to discover his wife was the owner of 1,000 pairs of shoes.

Mr Khoo Kay Peng, is resisting an attempt by his estranged wife Pauline Chai that their divorce hearing should be held in London. It is said that having the case heard in England could entitle Ms Chai to as much as £500 million.

As part of her attempt to have the case listed in England she has cited her collection of ladie’s shoes, saying that of her 1,000 pairs, she keeps 700 in Hertfordshire.

She is saying the couple have been domiciled in Hertfordshire since 2009 and that this means she is entitled to English justice.

Dr.Khoo is contesting her claim and has filed his own divorce petition in his native Malaysia.

Giving evidence to the High Court in London via live video link from Kuala Lumpur, he expressed his “shock and surprise” at the size of his estranged wife’s shoe collection and said it made him think of Imelda Marcos, the wife of the former Philippine president who it was claimed had 3,000 pairs of shoes.

He told the court:”I never told her I want to live in England. The tax is far too high.”

Ms Chai, 67, who is a former Miss Malaysia live a £30 million property in Hertfordshire which is owned by Dr Khoo.

Dye & transform your wedding shoes

Weddings can be expensive and when it comes to buying for your special day ideally it would be nice to have something you can use again and not something that remains forever hidden away in the loft.

It might prove a bit of a struggle to get back into your dress for an evening out with the girls however wearing your shoes again is now not so hard.



You want your wedding shoes to be perfect and the fear of spending too much money on a pair of shoes could hold you back. Although now you can have two styles for the price of one, if you chose one of Rainbow Club’s free colours you don’t need to pay any extra and even if you do want a specific colour match it’s only £25. Firstly chose your ideal wedding pair and enjoy looking fabulous on your big day, then when it comes to an end (and it’s all a bit sad) bring them in to be dyed a colour of your choice (that’ll cheer you up!). It really is that simple.

Turn them into your new LBS (little black shoes to go with your little black dress) or perhaps go for a bold and bright colour for an evening out. You could even get them dyed to match your dress for another occasion, perhaps your a bridesmaid or going to a friends wedding, save some money and adapt the shoes you love.

Some brides may be feeling apprehensive at the thought of dying their beloved shoes but look how amazing they can look with these before and after pictures.

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Rainbow Club – Linda – Plus fitting satin shoes – £75 – Dyed this lovely shade of purple.

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Be bold and go for this summer orange. Rainbow Club Mariella – £89.


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Add even more fun to your bejewelled bridal shoes by going pink! Rainbow Club Desario – £115. This is an available free colour as well called Wild Fushia.

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Go for  more subtle approach with these Rainbow Club – Tanya – £79 dyed dark grey.

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Be daring with these Rainbow Club Christy shoes £89 in a bright blue, it really does bring them to life!


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Rainbow Club – Faith – £69 – This colour will take you through to winter making them wearable for a number of occasions.

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Transform them into a whole new pair of shoes with this shade of red. Rainbow Club Avanti – £99.

You can even jazz up your shoe clips– chose a colour and they will dye them along with your shoes. Either match them up or go for two shades. You could even dye them to match another pair of shoes in your wardrobe, you decide!

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So never fear, you could be wearing your wedding shoes for many nights to come

10 tips to make your outdoor wedding a success

Thinking about holding an outdoor wedding but worried about the impact of the weather? Follow these tips to help things go smoothly.

1.    Place a microphone at your altar. You don’t want people to miss the “I Do” moment.


Microphone image courtesy of Sergio Bertolini

2.    Make sure the bridesmaids, and the bride, have somewhere firm to stand as you don’t want their high heels slowly sinking into the ground as they wait at the altar.

3.   You want your guests to be comfortable so make sure they have cushions for their seats.

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Comfy cushions image courtesy of Auntie P

4.    Sun screen is vital to keep everyone protected from burning.

5.    Ensure there is plenty of water in case people get dehydrated from being in the sun.

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Keep hydrated image courtesy of Pete Markham

6.    Buy some cheap sun glasses and attach personalised messages for each guest.

7.    Print your wedding programme on a fan – that way guests can use it to keep cool.

8.   Worried it might a colder day? Provide blankets to keep people warm.


Prepare blankets image courtesy of MTSOfan

9.   Use flowers and lights to create an aisle effect.

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Decorate with lights image courtesy of Stacey Shintani

10.  Do have a back up plan – just in case it starts pouring with rain.

These tips are from the Huffington Post.

For the best possible advice on bridal shoes and shoes for the mother of the bride or shoes for the mother of the groom, then visit Doris & Daisy. Our award winning store has the largest collection of the beautiful Rainbow Club range of wedding shoes in Dorset. Thanks to Rainbow’s unique colour matching service we can help you make sure your shoes are perfectly colour matched to your outfit

Handbag Sale!

It’s not just our shoes that have gone into the sale so have some of our handbags. We’ve got big, small, side, shoulder and clutch bags in a variety of colours with up to 50% off.

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These leaf frill leather handbags were £85, now  £51. Available in blue, pink and black. The frill detail adds a nice two tone effect and texture,

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These Abbacino stripe clutch bags were £54, now £43.20. Perfect for a summers evening or wedding and enough room for all the essentials.




If you like a bit more room, this Pell Mell mauve leather bag might be more suitable. With silver detailing and a zip fastening it was £95.00 now £67.19. (Size: 30cmx25cmx12cm) 





This soft leather Pell Mell bag in a nautical style has straps long enough to put over you shoulder. It was £95 now it’s £66.50.

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Add a bit of fun and colour to your summer outfit with these Volum pattern clutch bags. They were £64.99 now £51.99.

See the full handbag sale on the Doris & Daisy website, we’ve got something for all occasions.

Vidorreta presents their summer 14 collection

Have you ever wondered how companies prepare for the big unveil of their new fashion collections? We’ve got a sneak preview of how Vidorreta got ready for spring/summer 14. With behind the scenes footage of the fashion shoots and the making of the collection, here’s a little insight into the Vidorreta fashion world.

At Doris & Daisy we love Vidorreta shoes and each year get excited to unwrap the latest styles for the shop. Our team pick their personal favourites for summer…

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Maria chose these fun Vidorreta pink espadrille wedges which are now  £35.99 down from £59.99.

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Terri picked these Vidorreta white patent wedges perfect for holiday now £52.00 from £65.00.

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Lyn chose these Vidorreta gold espadrille wedges now down to £35.99 from £59.99.

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and Lydia chose this Vidorreta silver sequin espadrille now down to just £27.00 from £45.00.

What’s your favourite? Take a look at the whole range on Doris & Daisy and let us know what you think.

Worried about the cost of getting married? Why not try a mass wedding at the South Bank.

The Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank is set to host Britain’s biggest mass wedding ceremony.

Up to 160 couples can take advantage of the opportunity to get married on the main stage over the course of a weekend.

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Royal Festival Hall, image courtesy of Mark McLaughlin

More than 60 couples have signed up for offer which will see 20 couples at a time saying their vows. For £1000 the celebrants can invite up to 40 guests to sit in the auditorium for a 90 minute ceremony that will feature choirs, a glass of bubbly, quests of flowers and fanfares.

If you want to splash out an extra £1000 you can take part in a mass wedding breakfast at the Clore Ballroom.

Organisers were quick to point out that the ceremonies will be nothing like Moonie style weddings in South Korea, which can see more than 2000 people at a time get married. 

The weddings are one of the highlights of the centre’s Festival of Love which is has been planned for August with the mass weddings taking place on August 30th and 31st.


Four brides- Image courtesy of Katsu Nojiri

The Southbank’s artistic director, Jude Kelly, told reporters the idea was partly inspired by the legislation of gay marriage which took place in March.

She said:Weve got used to this idea that [it was inevitable that there would be] same-sex marriage legislation, but it wasnt. It was the result of years and years of campaigning. I wanted to celebrate it.

Also, its so expensive to get married. Its crippling. We wanted to say weve got this amazing space and we can do it for £1,000.

Each couple will take their the ceremony wedding vows individually, but brides and grooms will walk up the aisle en masse and be invited to a large-scale wedding disco.

Ms Kelly said that the Big Wedding Weekend may become an annual event. I had a hunch that people would want to do it, but you have no idea whether they actually will. I think that marriage needs to be reinvented a bit.

The wedding weekend is the culmination of a festival that begins on June 28 and celebrates eight different definitions of love coined by the Greeks.

Planning on getting married soon? Here at Doris & Daisy we have the biggest collection of bridal shoes in Dorset and Hampshire from sparkly to simple and killer heels to kitten heels we’ve got it. So have a look on our website of come and visit us to find your perfect pair.

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New space for shoes to shine at Fenwick Bond street

Last Friday Fenwick revealed their brand new shoe corner introducing nine new brands to their collection, including Alexander Wang, Valentino and Nicholas Kirkwood to name a few.

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The store has doubled the size of its shoe department in order to revamp and introduce these new designers, now reaching a total of 30 brands in over 4000 sq ft after swapping its space with the lingerie department.

But the designer Shayne Brady is keeping it in true vintage Fenwick style as it will be based on the original Mayfair town house store in Mayfair and the boutiques of 1920’s London. Filled with custom designed interiors and colour schemes of dusty pinks and grey it will be sure to capture that vintage glamour of the traditional department.

The space has been built around catering for each shoppers needs, making shoes available for every aspect of their busy lives. As well as offering an outstanding and refined shopping experience.

Their next big venture will see plans for a new handbag department run by Mia Fenwick, covering our two favourite things at Doris & Daisy.


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It’s Summer SALE time

It’s that time again already, our summer sale has started!

We have a range of sandals, wedges, ballerinas, pumps and many more all with up to 60% off. New styles are also being added all the time as well as our non sale stock having 20% off at the moment, so what’s not to love?

Here’s a taster of some of our discounts…

Summer sandals…


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Gioseppe, Marza ~ bronze jewelled toe-post sandal now £17.99 from £29.99.


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HB Ucraina Camoscio – black slip on wedge with studs now £53.99 from £89.99.


 Summer wedges…

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Riva, Otters ~ orange/pink slip-on wedge now £60 from £75.


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Adesso, Carmen ~ navy blue wedge now £52 from £65


Summer heels…

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The Flexx, Cash ~ cream/coconut peep-toe court shoe now £39.99 from £79.99.

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Hispanitas, Valeria ~ red sling-back now £44.99 from £89.99

Summer pumps ….


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Josef Seibel, Caspian ~ yellow trainer now £39 from £65.

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Adesso, Laura ~ purple elasticated closed-toe sandal now £31.99 £39.99.


Go to our website to see all the styles and sizes available.


Nathan Meijer

How the hen party can cost more then the wedding

We all love an excuse for a party and and what better than a wedding.

Well if you have a lot of friends getting married in the near future then you had best start saving up now.
A new survey says that the average cost of attending a hen party in the UK will set you back around £200.

While if you get invited to a celebration abroad that figure will soar to £700. For the actual day itself it is estimated that most women will spend around £360.

The rising cost of attending a hen do is because women have to fork out on making sure they have the right outfit, or even multiple outfits if they are heading abroad. Then you have to add in beauty costs and hair and that’s before you order the first drink.

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Drinks are prepared at a Hen-do, Image courtesy of MsSaraKelly

The figures emerged in a survey by Debenhams of 1,100 shoppers and explains why brides to be are now giving their friends at least three months warning so they can plan ahead and get saving.

After all your friends are worth it and you only have to see the excitement of the brides and their mothers who visit Doris & Daisy to choose their wedding shoes, to realise what it means.

Our Wimborne store is one of the biggest stockists of the popular range of Rainbow Club  wedding shoes that can really help make sure it is a day to remember.

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For mothers of the bride and mothers of the groom we also have a superb range of gorgeous shoes that can be died to any colour to match your outfit thanks to Rainbow Club’s unique colour matching service.

Doris & Daisy has been voted the best Independent Ladies Shoe Shop in the UK by a panel of industry experts, so you can be sure of getting the best possible choice and customer service.

Estimated cost of attending a UK hen party.
Travel/fuel/train/bus/taxi/limo £20
Cost of organised activity or spa day £40
Food and drink £50
New outfit for the evening £75
Total £185

Estimated cost of attending a hen party abroad
Flights/train tickets £150
3 nights’ accommodation £210
Toiletries/hair and beauty £40
Food and drink £150
Clothes/accessories £100
Taxis to and from hotel £30
Total £680

The unexpected shoe thief

 A woman in Leeds was first confused at the sight of a shoe in her back garden, but as she started to gain a new one each day she began to get suspicious. Surely this was too good to be true?

The problem got so bad that she had to display the shoes outside her house so passers by could reclaim them. However it wasn’t until recently that she caught the shoe thief and much to her surprise found out it was a fox.

The fox brought over a range of shoes from summer sandals to winter boots, although surprisingly none of them were chewed or damaged. It seems we’re not the only ones with a sneaky selection!

Image courtesy of DFBphotos

A suspicious fox Image courtesy of DFBphotos