She Said “Tea Time with Suno”

Wedges are most certainly my cup of tea, mes chèrs. Pourquoi?

Simply, wedges are the complete package. They give you height and comfort. And these Loeffler Randall “Estrella” platforms from the SUNO collaboration are no different. The wooden wedge measures approximately 5.5-inches and the platform with leather sole measures around 2.2-inches. These wedges are stacked, and I have to say I am crazy about the satin upper. Though I questioned the look at first, the finely-detailed abstract floral print is ‘cool, calm and collected’ (in the blue colour story), and reminiscent of my grandmother’s tea sets. Whether you’re at brunch, afternoon tea, or work, these wedges will stay classy (…San Diego).

She Said “Elle Woods”

I’ve said it once, twice, three times (a lady). I’ll say it again: a simple shift in colour can make all the difference in a shoe.

When I first saw these crocodile effect mary janes, I saw them in black, and was completely underwhelmed. The ‘whelm’ then transitioned to shock when I found out they were Vivienne Westwood Anglomania for Melissa. I am usually a relentless supporter for Westwood. Thank goodness they came out with this Elle Woods-looking candy pink version. The high shine finish, concealed platform sole, and heart shaped pin buckle fastening on the strap are perfect for an ambitious blonde (fake or real).

She Said “Bye Bye, Betsey”

The fashion industry isn’t always what we want it to be. In fact, when companies start to lose control, the products may be vastly different from what we’re used to.

Let’s hope this won’t be the case now that all future Betsey Johnson shoes will be designed by Steve Madden. Since our quirky and lovable Betsey is no longer at the helm of her ship, I thought I’d share my favourite wedges from the last collection sans Madden. These velveteen lavender-pink wedges are now a vintage classic. Let’s keep our fashionable fingers crossed for the brand’s next collection!
Betsey Johnson Shoes

She Said “Sevigny”

If there was one underrated lady with style to stalk, it would be Chloe Sevigny.

Thank God for shoe collaborations, am I right? These platformed, mega-heeled beauties are from her partnership with Opening Ceremony and will be available tres, tres soon. The choice between the two pairs is completely non-existent. Both are necessary.

She Said “Pollini Power”

Kicking a name like Jonathan Saunders out as your creative director will raise an eyebrow or two. That is, until those eyebrows realise the replacement is shoe necromancer Nicholas Kirkwood.

Italian brand Pollini have done just this. In an intelligent move, they have now killed their ready-to-wear and are focusing on their strength – shoes and accessories. The new styles are fantastic, as you can see. In addition to his new placement, Kirkwood has also launched the Pollini ‘Forward Designer’ Project, a unique collaboration where five select designers had shoes for their Spring/Summer 2011 shows produced by the brand. Those involved included Preen, Manish Arora, Meadham Kirchhoff (favourite show of the season), Louise Gray and Michael Van Der Ham. Savvy.

She Said “Lanvin for H&M”

Today, the internet has been blowing up with the official reveal of the Lanvin collaboration with H&M.

Though designer Alber Elbaz‘s collection has a total of 72 pieces (including menswear and accessories), the shoes are obviously the key to my heart. Though the quality isn’t Lanvin-standard, they are still pretty impeccable and are hugely inspired from previous popular designs.

Best part? They are only £69.99. That’s essentially couture design for under £100. I’m hyperventilating.