Jessica Alba in Fendi – InStyle February 2013

Does anyone else feel like it has been an absolutely eternity since seeing Jessica Alba in a fashion spread? I’ve missed this beautiful lady!

As you could conclude, Mrs Alba is the cover star of February 2013′s issue of InStyle US. In Fendi colorblock sandals (currently available in black). Winning. These heels are from Fendi’s S/S13 collection – a collaboration with Nicholas Kirkwood – and have layers of lizard print leather to balance a fully studded heel.

Additional props include a S/S13 floral dress from Marni, a Delfina Delettrez Infinity rubber choker, Infinity gold plated necklace, and her two daughters. (I kid, I kid.)

She Said “Cake Topper”

When I saw this month’s subscriber cover of Elle UK, I was triggered into shoe hunt mode.

On the cover, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was wearing my version of the ideal heel. I knew I had seen them before, but it took me a day to track them down as next season’s Dolce & Gabbana crystal, leather, and rose-decorated sandals. With hand-painted details, these heels have a massive resin platform of 50mm and resemble something of a fashionable cake topper. You can pre-order them here! Haute cake-ture.

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 “Mojito”

Woah, baby! Forget bikini-ready. All you need to do to prepare for the Summer is get shoe-ready.

Preferably with these leather and raffia sandals from Brian Atwood – the “Mojito”. With a small platform, this 4.5-inch stiletto is an aqua-accented dream heel. And look at that, they threw in a buckle for safety! Maybe not the cheapest shoes on the block, but with this kind of originality on your feet…who needs to pay rent?

She Said “Milford”

Delightfully, this – and next season’s – tribal trend that has popped up have left many of us wanting to try something different.

There comes a time when you have to put down your basic nude pumps and step into a totally different tune. The Burberry Prorsum “Milford” sandals will do just the trick. A raffia print patent leather sandal from the Burberry Prorsum Cruise 2012 collection can lead you on the right track to creating a versatile tribal wardrobe. The t-strap provides the shoe with the vintage look I usually turn to, but the print and criss-crossings of the straps take a scene-stealing turn. The heel measures 5.5 inches with the platform measuring 1.5 inches. A très parfait look to bring some wow to your work week.

She Said “Feathers”

Mister Brian Atwood creates some of the most fabulous shoes and these B Brian Atwood sandals are no exception.

Fulfil your tribal trend quota with these metallic leather and exotic feather-embellished open-toed sandals. Short and long feathers mingle together in three different shades giving a luxurious effect. An adjustable ankle strap with grooved links secures the feathers, which cascade over your foot. The heel is an almost-forgiving and practical 4 inches. Leather lining and sole along with the padded insole create a plush surface for your feet to rest. Pair these sandals with a simple top and skinny jeans or skirt and let the feathers do the talking.

She Said “Viola”

If I was going to attend a crystal ball I would happily trade in my Prince Charming for these anthracite leather sandals.

With the “Viola“, we’re talking a 5-inch heel with crystal-covered straps, light-gray mesh inserts at the sides, and two buckle-fastening ankle straps. God bless you, Jimmy Choo.

She Said “Vitello”

Because sometimes, it is good and right to worship shoes that you could never wear outside.

Most white shoes fit in that category with no other information needed. These Ann Demeulmeester Vitello Fine Bianco sandals, however, are worth being house-bound in. There is no hint of wedding shoe, here. It has a gorgeous, strong silhouette and the perfect dose of masculinity.

She Said “You Animal!”

At times, animal print looks like it belongs solely on street corners. So, how do we werk it without ‘working it’?

Via Emilio Pucci, of course. These animal-print suede and calf hair sandals from the designer are the perfect fashion alternative to zebra-printed pleather thigh highs. With black suede and black python-effect panels, these 5 inch heels with stud embellishments help you up your wardrobe’s ante.

She Said “Lamia”

Sometimes, seeing nude heels make my (unfortunately tiny) legs look like stilts makes me want to live in them.

But we all know I’m a colour girl. These Beatrix Ong heels offer me a playful middle. City-chic camel and turquoise contrasting leather sandals can do no wrong. 5-inches high with a platform, the straps have crossed arches and there is a circular self-tie detail at the open toe. Pretty much perfect!