She Said “Cheap and Chic”

Moschino’s Cheap and Chic line is not everyone’s idea of ‘cheap’, but the line is definitely chic.

This adorable heel has a certain vintage femininity about it. Neutral-hued polka dots spot the heel – at a fabulous 5 inches – and the silky ankle wrap. Instead of an ankle strap, the wrap ties into a tasteful and glamorous bow which will provide a true fit around the ankle. The leather upper is simple and beautifully constructed with a peep-toe cutout. A straw-like platform measuring 1.5 inches gives texture to the heel but does not compete with the overall look. While Moschino‘s heel is uber amazing, it is a day heel. Wear these with cropped trouser pants to work or a flirty skirt or dress on the weekends. No one will say you’ll look cheap in these shoes.

She Said “Anita”

I simply couldn’t stay away from another Jimmy Choo Icons Collection entry.

The “Anita” bootie – featuring a striking animal print – reflects the bold, graphic design of “Carly” and was designed to celebrate the opening of the first Jimmy Choo store in New York City. Laser-cut details provide the intrigue a normal bootie could not. The details end perfectly in a peep toe. The heel measures approximately 4.8 inches. A zipper on the heel of the shoes is encased in black patent and leads straight to the stiletto heel. Whether you are an on-the-hunt sex kitten or dining with your girlfriends, these booties will complete and compliment your ensemble.

She Said “Burdine”

As the holidays are fast approaching, it’s time we start thinking about what we are going to wear to all the fabulous parties and family dinners.

This holiday season, sequins and sparkle are definitely on trend…and I am loving it. These Aldo “Burdine” peep toe pumps are dazzling. The heel measures 5 inches with a compensating platform measuring 1-inch. A navy blue sequin upper makes these perfect for any upcoming events. A sweet update on black shoes, navy heels are the way to go when searching for a statement piece, unexpected and just the right level of ‘flash’. Mingling in the “Burdine” pump will be a piece of cake – or pie.

She Said “Skull”

Normally skulls make me think of poorly dressed children. However, these Alexander McQueen pumps are absolutely delightful.

The royal blue suede provides a lively touch of elegance against the gold studs and crystal-embellished skulls. The colour – along with the skulls – screams power. Move out of the way for the woman wearing these. The heels measures approximately 5-inches and the concealed platform is approximately 1.5-inches. These peep-toe heels embody the label’s classy yet edgy aesthetic. When wearing these, try something a little less classic from your wardrobe, ie. leather pants or a shredded cardigan. Even if you aren’t feeling particularly daring, I will bet these heels will spin your mood right around.

She Said “Kirkwood”

It is getting colder, darlings, I know, but that does not mean you should have to hide your manicured toes in unflattering shoes.

Monsieur Nicholas Kirkwood had the right idea when designing these beauties. An aubergine bootie is fabulous in itself, but a suede aubergine bootie with an architectural wedge heel is divine. The heel measures approximately 4.25-inches and the platform approximately .75-inches. A side zipper allows easy foot access and the adorable peep toe allows those manicured toes to breathe. This bootie is just edgy enough without sending you overboard. This is a wonderful start for anyone that wants to try out the architectural shoe trend.

She Said “Robyn”

Take your look from plain to radiant by putting on these tan Robyn suede shoes by Yves Saint Laurent.

The gold and silver pleated leather wedge and platform take this shoe up a notch – goddess level. It’s simply my favorite part of this wedge. The pleats turn this wedge into a lightweight-looking shoe, like you’re walking on a cloud. The tan suede is beautiful for daywear. It also comes in black suede, which takes this shoe to a more contemporary level and perfect for nighttime soirees. The perforated detail is simply sweet when added with the ankle strap and peep-toe. The wedge measures 5.5 inches and the platform comes in at 1.2 inches. This is one fabulous wedge to brighten even the cloudiest day.

She Said “Glittered Peaches”

As soon as I wrote ‘glittered peaches‘, I considered buying some peaches and trying to locate some glitter food colouring

But, EH, better things to spend my money on. These Miu Miu glitter and suede peep-toe ankle boots, for example. Not only is the suede a black-trimmed, picture-perfect peach, but the glitter is glossed over a gorgeous leather that makes these strap-covered heels both quirky and quality!

She Said “World Domination”

So, I was convinced I was going to jump of the nude-heel train until I saw these Alaïa* platforms.

The brand new cutout, peep-toe sandals are fitted with nude and black leather, silver stud and disc embellishment, and 6-inch block heel upon a perforated platform. I will rig these to shoot lasers, k? I AM THE DANCEFLOOR WONDERWOMAN.

* “An a-what-a?”
“It’s like a totally important designer.”
“And I will totally shoot you in the head.”

She Said “Tutti Frutti”

Here is your barely-once-a-month flats edition of this here shoe blog. I shall try to sound enthusiastic*.

I mean, when it comes to flats, they have to be something pretty interesting or style-ridden to find their way into a review. It surprises me to say it, but these Charlotte Olympia “Tutti Frutti” leather and suede flats are adorable. Peep toe, cut outs, gold web plaque at the sole; while they won’t be receiving my latest £850, they are a must have for the well-off who won’t heel.


* I lied.

She Said “Greissimo”

The Christian Louboutin “Greissimo” is a heel I always wishlist, with a sky high heel and peep toe front.

SO WHY DON’T I EVER PURCHASE THEM? I think it has something to do with the fact that I am not going to prom, and the ruffle-tie front screams “I just got my make-up done at a beauty counter and oh em gee my shoes are qt!”. I am a grown woman, which means purchasing the Fall 2011 edition of these babies in the new “York” sparkles (a silver/gold that offers a rainbow effect when lit, seen below!) makes me a living contradiction.