By Kristiana Hall
This little girl really does want to follow in daddy’s footsteps – and become a shoemaker just like him.
Cute Cocono Rowley, five, wrote a note during a class at school saying she wanted to take up her dad’s profession because she loves shoes.
Despite father Kevin being surprised by the letter, photos of Cocono at home show her staying true to her word.
The curious little shoemaker can be seen helping her dad and even having a go at constructing her own pair.
Her dazzling collection also betrays her passion for footwear.
Kevin said: “She actually created the note at school. I was completely surprised, but it was lovely to read.
“I’ve been making shoes since 2010 after the birth of my first daughter Momoko.
“At the time I was splitting my working week as a traditional cobbler in Marylebone and a lecturer in art and design on the south coast.
“To celebrate the birth of our first born I wanted to buy my daughters first pair of shoes. However, after spending all day searching London boutiques it became apparent to me that there was a distinct lack of British made shoes on the market.
“Eventually I found a suitable alternative pair of shoes in a very ‘high end’ French designer boutique. They were lovely I have to admit, but when we were fitting them I noticed the manufacturer’s label stating they’d been made several thousand miles away in Asia.
“It was at this point I decided to make a couple of pairs for Momoko and that’s how it actually started.
“After making a few pairs for my daughter I was asked by friends and eventually stores started asking me. And that’s how this interesting journey began.
“It was a side line for my own children, but as time has gone by the brand has built up steadily and I’ve quit my teaching posts to give it more time.”