The Netherlands: Anouk auctions Eurovision-boots for charity

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These boots were made for walking… and gracing the Eurovision stage! And now Anouk will auction them for a good cause.

Dutch rock star Anouk has created Anouk Veiling (Anouk Auction) in order to raise money for several charitable causes, selected by the singer herself.

Among the personal objects previously up for auction were various Eurovision-related items, and the current item are the boots that Anouk wore on the Eurovision 2013 stage in Malmö, Sweden.

Shoes that graced the Eurovision stage

The boots for Eurovision 2013 were selected by Anouk and her stylist Jos van Heel, and come from Anouk’s personal wardrobe. The boots are by French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaïa, who passed away in 2017.

Anouk’s quite simple Eurovision outfit was based on the concept “something old, something borrowed, something blue”, completely in line with Anouk’s no-nonsense approach, wanting to feel comfortable on stage.

Besides the boots, she wore trousers and a belt by Balmain, a Tiffany-necklace, specially designed golden earrings, and her favourite shirt by Alexander Wang – stylish yet comfortable.

In co-opration with Backstage and the Dutch Sickle-Cell Fund (Sikkelcelfonds), Anouk is auctioning the boots for the benefit of patients who suffer from sickle-cell disease – a group of hereditary and often deadly blood disorders, the most well-known being sickle-cell anaemia. The money from the auction will be used for research.

You still have six days to bid on the boots via Anouk’s official auction website.

Anouk at Eurovision

Anouk Teeuwe (The Hague, 1975) represented the Netherlands at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden. With her dark ballad Birds she ultimately reached a respectable 9th place in the Grand Final, receiving 114 points.

She also wrote the Dutch entry for Eurovision 2015, Walk along, performed by Trijntje Oosterhuis.