She Said “A Beautiful Future”

I would say I’m bias to Sarah Burton (the designer for Alexander McQueen) but when someone is this talented, I can promise you, I try to be as judgemental as possible.

Fact is, I’m in love with these horseshoe-soled floral platform heels. A supermodel-making six inches of heel under a 2.5-inch platform, these fantastical sculptural sandals are on another level. Inspired by “a beautiful future”, the heels combine red, purple and shocking pink enameled paillette roses as well as bead embellishment with tulle backing which buckles at the ankle. Statement shoe synonymous.

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 “Curvy Reds”

Like I mentioned on my fashion blog, I am a little bit obsessed with a new shopping find: Farfetch.

Though it – on paper – is simply a website with great designer choices to shop from, the Cool Factor runs much deeper. The point of Farfetch is the worldwide availability of over 1000 of the best designers that you can cart in one online community and have delivered absolutely anywhere in the world.

As a huge Alexander McQueen fan, one of the first things I searched for on the site was Alexander McQueen shoes. And boy, did I find some. From the US, to London, to Paris, Farfetch had some of the best footwear choices from McQueen’s HBIC fashion designer, Sarah Burton, available anywhere.

Take these curved red velour wedges with peep toe, ankle strap, gold tone buckle, and 5.5″ heel (with a 1″ platform!). Great design and great colour are always worth your time. In China, red is the color of prosperity and joy. Red roses symbolize passionate love. Red is also the color of passion. Then now I’ve seen these heels? Red is the colour of the week.

It may be a long aesthetic stretch from Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, but Sarah Burton shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. Love love love.

She Said “Petunia Pink”

It may not be the infamous skull and crossbones, but it is still Alexander McQueen awesomeness.

Though these petunia pink suede ankle boots are a slight departure from the Lee McQuen aesthetic, the 5.5-inch heel is uniquely definitive of archived shapes. Smart move, catering to a more femme-friendly look there, Sarah Burton.

She Said “Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2011″

If there is one designer label that can make me stare foot-before-garment, it is Alexander McQueen.

While the fashion is obviously incredible in it’s own right, the footwear is on a whole other level. Sarah Burton – the label’s new head designer – kept it more muted than many previous collections but made it feel like Lee McQueen had a watchful eye over each heel. Some are even wearable.