Addiction thirty-seven: THE NUDE HEEL


The ONE item you must have this season is the nude heel. They replace the black heel as the classic shoe that goes with everything, it will keep your look fresh and modern. A black shoe not only looks wintery but feels old fashioned. If you saw the royal wedding last month you would have seen most guests in nude heels.

Don’t be afraid to invest in a fabulous pair as this isn’t a passing trend, nude is here to stay. Like black, nude will go with all colors but unlike a black it will make your legs look longer, BONUS! There is so much out there to chose from you’ll be sure to find a pair to suit you whether it’s a kitten heel, open toe, slingback or a sky scrapper.

Here are a few of my favorite patent pairs...


Christian Louboutin at Net-A-Porter.com, $595


Sam Edelman, $114.95


Steven Madden, $79.95



Jimmy Choo, $750


Franco Sarto at Nordstrom, $89.95


Addiction thirty-six: THE ROYAL WEDDING part two

Part two: The BEST and Worst dressed guests

BEST….

The Beckhams looked super stylish as usual with Victoria in one of her own dresses, Louboutin heels and a hat by Philip Treacy. David Beckham wore a morning suit by Ralph Lauren.


Carole Middleton, Kate’s mother, wore a gorgeous and elegant wool crepe coat and dress by Catherine Walker with a hat by Jane Corbett. I loved the bold shoulders!


Sophie Wessex, looked amazingly elegant and stylish in her elaborately embroidered Bruce Oldfield suit and Jane Taylor fascinator.


WORST....



Royal cousins Princess Beatrice of York (the Fergie lookalike) wore an elegant Valentino Haute Couture dress and coat but went a bit crazy with her Philip Treacy fascinator and dark eye make-up.

Her sister Princess Eugenie of York (Prince Andrew lookalike) wore an ill-fitted and unattractive Vivienne Westwood dress. Her fascinator also by Philip Treacy could have been stylish with a completely different outfit.


British socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was dressed head-to-toe in one color, big fashion faux pas! This is such an old fashioned style. The gorgeous blue was overdone with all her accessories in exactly same shade. The dress was by Deborah Milner, fascinator by Stephen Jones and heels by Nicholas Kirkwood.


Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden also had the same problem with her entire outfit in only one color. Dress by Elie Saab.



Chelsy Davy, Harry’s on and off again girlfriend wore an ill-fitted Alberta Ferretti jacket, it just made her chest look frumpy. Fascinator by Victoria Grant.



Anne, The Princess Royal just looked ridiculous no need to say more.

Addiction one: CLOGS

This is a new addiction for me, I‘ve NEVER been a fan of this style of shoe, they always look so heavy and uncomfortable.

However since I’ve seen Alexa Chung wearing a pair earlier this year at the Chanel Couture show I think I’ve fallen in love! The chunky high heel worn with grey tights and classic white Chanel dress looked fantastic! Alexa clearly must be in love too as she can be seen wearing a pair on the cover of the March British edition of Vogue!


Ever since then I can’t stop thinking about clogs. In the past I have always been put off by them as I thought they would be really clunky and heavy (as I’m very clumsy I HATE heavy shoes). However while shopping for some ankle boots at Kurt Geiger (I was desperately in need of some with all the constant rain we’ve been having in London) I decided to try on pair. I was pleasantly surprised to feel how light they were. It was clearly a misconception I had.


I know clogs aren’t everyone’s taste however I know this look will be everywhere this season. So many fantastic designers have included them in their SS’10 collections; Chanel, Kurt Geiger, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Gucci, Celine and my personal favourite Miu Miu. They have done them in the cutest prints; doves, daisies and even cats! Apparently there is already a waiting list for them and I want a pair!

Top row:
£500, Gucci
£314, Miu Miu at mytheresa.com
£314, Miu Miu at mytheresa.com
£295, Jimmy Choo

Middle row:
£285, Miu Miu
£150, Kurt Geiger
£500, Gucci

Bottom row:
£355, Christian Louboutin, 020 7491 0033
£314, Miu Miu at mytheresa.com
£355, Christian Louboutin, 020 7491 0033