She Said “Cited Skin”

There is something very scary (and very sexy) about a monstrous heel and no platform.

But these Alexandre Birman sandals are worth the beautiful risk. While the ankle strap, buckle and sole are all corked out, the multi-yellow and brown painted python print keeps the Italian stilettos very fashion-forward. Even better? The skins are authorized by CITES (cites.org).

She Said “Oh, Bui Bui”

Lady Barbara Bui is playing with some interesting techniques, here.

Along with her black suede and python print (which pull in some beautiful charcoal tones), there is a pale pink hue that mirrors the leather insole of these high heeled sandals. It’s a 6-inch heel, but with a 1.5-inch platform, it’s not too bad. ;)

She Said “Under The Sea”

It is officially cold. The winter blues may begin to set in soon. *snuggle snuggle sniff sniff*

Don’t fret, mes chèrs! These Nicholas Kirkwood metallic python platform pumps will cure your winter sadness! The colours are reminiscent of The Little Mermaid (one of everyone’s favourite Disney movies, let’s be honest). The purples and blues of the metallic python create an almost water-like appearance – a shimmer if you will. Skinny leather straps make their way through luxurious snakeskin into a slingback strap. The heel measures 5 inches with the platform at approximately 0.5-inches. The padded insole will provide the comfort you need while swimming mingling with guests at a holiday party. A sure way to brighten up the holidays!

She Said “Best of Milan”

Milan Fashion Week brought the world enticing new pieces for Spring/Summer 2012.

The runways were rife with beautiful and enthralling shoes. For today’s edition of She Said Shoes, I have picked my favorite five to share with you!

Starting with number five, it is Antonio Marras’ yellow scale heel. It appears simple and straight to the point, but the scales and strap, along with a peek of bone, urge a second look.

At number four, it is Fendi’s leather top, chunky heel. The punctured leather with the black and white stripes of the platform and heel come together to make the perfect day shoe.

Etro brings us dear number three. With a geometrically shaped heel and a triangular gold buckle, this shoe is full of surprises!

Prada is number two for me with their 50’s car inspired shoes, especially this light pink and green wedge. The flower on the top mixes perfectly with the taillight trinkets on the back, creating a look that transpires through time.

And number one is (drum roll) Aquilano.Rimondi’s python and suede heel! This gorgeous shoe has five straps, two in the python material and three silver straps that swirl into the shoe almost snakelike. The suede part of the shoe has an almost-sweetheart neckline, making the heel super femme but slightly dangerous.

Enjoy creating your wishlist, darlings.

She Said “Python”

While I have a fear of our slithery comrades, I do adore a python shoe or handbag.

These Reed Krakoff python wedge boots are on my wish list. The iridescent taupe hue and design make these boots the perfect statement piece. With a 5-inch heel and 1-inch platform, you can easily tower and shine over every person in the room. The wedge is also python, making the leg line appear longer (and sexier!). The laces wrap around the boot giving it a little extra texture so the boot becomes slightly more edgy. Since python is mostly neutral, you can wear it with any colour you desire or even just stick to a more neutral palette.

She Said “Hiss”

I was ten when the obsession with Marc Jacobs began. Eleven years later, I am consistently inspired by the brand – using a lot of it in my own work as a stylist.

The above makes it impossible to dislike their python, red/”Pit Cosmo” velvet sandals. With a 4.5 inch round wooden heel, two bronze python straps at the front and a wrap-around python ankle strap with a snake head. The snake even has a red leather tongue and yellow crystal eyes. Colour pop, anyone?

She Said “Liam Fahey”

When a designer becomes the winner of the first Fashion Fringe (accessories category) and then gets selected by Colin McDowell and Manolo Blahnik as the protégé of Rupert Sanderson, you know you have found a winner.

African-born Liam Fahy is that winner. His latest hand-crafted collection is made of the finest (ahem, priciest) satins, pythons and vernice. Inspired by 13th century armory and jewellery, the cut of the lines and individual fixtures are the perfect physical ode. This new collection – including the femtastic heels below – will be released in May as a limited edition with only 500 pairs available. Mark your calendars.