I’ve long been a fan of Christian Dior, its one of my favourite fashion houses to watch in awe. I was so pissed at John Galliano for what he did which led to his dismissal from Dior, I always looked forward to all of his collections. Well now I can get over it! Raf Simons delivered a wonderfully chic vision for the fashion houses AW12 Couture collection. He took elements from the New Look of 1947 65 years ago and made it newer for 2012! There were so many personal faves from this collection the tip of the iceberg are the orange and check strapless dress, the red T with full skirt, the red coat dress, the gold belts, the lack sleeveless coat dress, the strapless peplum tops, the…

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As a big shoe enthusiast I was excited to be invited to a preview of the Shoes for Show exhibition. The chance to see Beyoncé’s futuristic Gareth Pugh heels as seen in her ‘Girls’ video up close and personal was something I could not pass up.

Christian Louboutin for Rodarte
Terry de Havilland ‘Sweetheart’ for Ghost 90s

Christian Dior Couture Spring 2008

Miniature Armadillo Alexander McQueen for the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Christian Louboutin Ballet Heels for National Ballet

Rupert Sanderson for Royal Opera House

Natacha Marro for Shoes for Show

Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Shoes 2010

Gareth Pugh for Pitti Immagine 2011

Vivienne Westwood Rocking Horse Shoes AW 1986

Manolo Blahnik ‘Babylon’ Project

Chau Har Lee

Katie Eary for Nike

The exhibition featured one-off shoes loaned by fashion’s finest including Daphne Guinness, Nicholas Kirkwood, Christian Louboutin, Gareth Pugh and many more, Shoes for Show spotlights high heels to be appreciated for their beauty, rather than their function.  It offers an exclusive look at couture pieces from the private collections of well-known figures, one-off designs created for their two minutes of catwalk fame and heels that can only be described as an art form. Shoes for Show: The Sculptural Art of High Heels was curated by online shoe store


Jewellery is a big vice for most gals, I’m a total magpie when it comes to anything remotely sparkly. The perfect piece is something beautiful that is in limited stock, so vintage jewellery is absolutely ideal. (more…)