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The 70’s Platform Heel

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

A trend that has carried over from Summer is the return of the sassy Seventies.

This summer we saw lots of boho blouses, peasant dresses, tassels and ghille lace up gladiator sandals, but this Autumn the trend has taken on more of a Studio 54 vibe.

Smarter and sophisticated this 70’s update will see a huge focus on possibly the most famous footwear from the era, the platform heel. Whether its a boot, a sandal or a wedge, the platform heel is a definite must for the Autumn season.

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We have selected some of favourite new in styles to get you ready for the injection of Autumnal colours into your wardrobe and to keep you towering above everyone.

Platforms are generally the more comfortable heel shape as even though you are pretty high up, your foot is slightly more balanced with the addition of a platform sole. If you really want to elongate your legs and stand tall then the Twin platform heel in patent moc croc leather and the Taller Super Wedge in burnt orange suede are your go to styles. Wear with straight leg ankle grazer jeans and a tight high neck tee or jumper.

Keep things a little lower with the Vagabond Tyra ankle boot or Question Loafer and pair with a cute pinafore dress and long sleeved stripy tee.

If you want a true nod to the glam 70’s, the high leg Indigo ankle boot and Tilly Platform sandal in leopard pony will look fab with some ankle flared blue jeans and a tied up flannel shirt.



Sneak Peak | AW15 Trend: Upper East Side

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

While we bit farewell to what is left of the summer holidays, there is one thing we can get a bit excited about and that’s our new AW15 wardrobe. Its a shame that the weather will be cold but it gives an easy excuse to wear more layers and fully show off our new looks for the season.

New York is a huge fashion reference this Autumn and we thought we would give you a sneak peak at another trend you will be seeing on the streets very soon. Moving away from the downtown grungy style that we looked at previously, this trend takes us uptown to the Upper East Side. Time to rewatch Cruel Intentions, Gossip Girl and Devil Wears Prada  and uses as a key style influence for this look.


It is a bit prissy and girlie with an edge of Seventies, Studio 54 glamour. The skirts are high waisted and A line, the trousers are flared and the tops are draped and feminine.

Footwear definitely nods to the 70’s with detailed loafers, slim, block heeled knee boots and platform Mary Janes. The colour palette is a lot of earthy browns and tans mixed with black, burgundy, cream and dusky pink. Fabrics for this trend are suede, corduroy, thick knit and leather and the footwear will see elements of moc croc, pony effect and embossed leather.

The great thing about this trend is that you can use elements of your summer wardrobe and rework them for Autumn. The Seventies was a huge hit this summer and we all have a suede skirt or boho blouse that we can style with thick tights and some knee boots on colder days. The look is smarter and less hippie chick but the foundations are already there from this season to take you through until next. Often its the shoes and the accessories that make the difference and help transition your look.



That 70’s Show

Friday, April 10th, 2015

The trend that is on everyone’s lips and has transported us back to Woodstock is of course, the Seventies.

Time to invest in some flared denim, crochet crop tops and a suede, fringe jacket for the ultimate Almost Famous look. Chunky, platform sandals, clogs and fringe loafers are you new shoe essentials to get the look.

Camel, burnt orange, navy blue and cream are your go-to colours and make sure you have a suede skirt and stripy top to hand for an effortless ode to the era of Disco, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix.


Wear some Princeton platforms with a pair of high waisted denim flares, a sleeveless turtleneck and a fringed kimono, a perfect look for night out or a dinner with friends.

Pair your ghillie lace up Wild Thing heels with a button down black pinafore and a stripy long sleeve tee for shopping trips or a casual day at work.

To fully embrace the look, a pair of clogs is a must have, pair the Wildwood Clog with some flared ankle grazer jeans and a denim shirt, go double denim.

The Seventies are well and truly back, we have borrowed our parents vinyl, said goodbye to our skinnies and hung up a dream-catcher to channel our inner Joni Mitchell.

Peace and love baby!


Business in the Front – Slingback Flats

Friday, March 13th, 2015

We are all about the mule and the sling-back this Spring/Summer but why should the heels get all the fun. Our collection of new flats are all business in the front and party in the back, ready to flaunt your tan on sunny days.

This delicate, feminine style of flat is easy to wear and can be worn smart for work or dressed down for those shopping till you drop days.


The pointed Luther or Laguna looks great paired with some black cigarette trousers, slim tee and a long duster coat or dressed down with some high waisted mom jeans and a cropped jumper.

The grungy style London and Lava are great for the girl who’s wardrobe is full of chunky platforms, Dr Marten’s and Vagabonds. Pair these heavy-tred sling-backs with some super skinnies and a high neck crop top or add some feminine flair with a cute smock dress and some ankle socks.



Get the Look: The Oscars 2015 | 87th Academy Awards

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Last night played host to the 87th Academy Awards (Oscars), celebrating the top films, acting and directing talents of the last year.

The film stars graced the red carpet, the girls wearing gorgeous gowns from the likes of Elie Saab, Tom Ford and Givenchy and the guys looking dapper in their immaculate tuxedos.


Beautiful actress Jessica Chastain oozed Jessica Rabbit glamour in her deep navy Givenchy gown and her thigh high split revealed her simple 2 strap navy heels, just like our minimal Parallel high heel.

Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne also went for navy with a smart Alexander McQueen tuxedo and velvet loafers just like our Poste Aristocrat, to match the lapels of his jacket.

Fellow Brit Rosemund Pike looked sensational in her crimson Givenchy gown which like Jessica Chastain split up to the thigh to reveal some matching red heels, get the look with our red Swirl heel.



Heart-throb and last years winner of Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto made a style statement in a pastel tuxedo and white mono shoes, get the look with the classic adidas Superstar.

Young actress Emma Stone dazzled in a peridot green Elie Saab gown and matching heels, add a touch of pale green to your wardrobe with our Passion heels.

Hunk of the moment Chris Pine looked every inch the perfect gentleman in a Giorgio Armani suit that he paired with some polished brogues, similar to the Ted Baker Hann Brogue.





Winter Sun

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

The snow has finally hit most of the UK and the rest of us are moaning about how cold it is every morning. However there is a lucky few who are escaping the winter weather and jetting off to a tropical destination.

Whether its a paradise island in Thailand, a travelling adventure in Brazil or a party trip to Australia, you need to make sure you are packing all the essentials, which obviously means…the perfect shoes.

For days in the city and wandering around the markets, arm your feet with some lightweight Converse All Star Hi’s or a metallic Lily Loafer which will look great with a tan.



When lounging by the pool or topping up your tan on the beach, it is all about the slider sandal, easy to wear and throw on and off when walking to and from the beach bar. The new Oblix and Orlando sandals will be your holiday bestie and a sunny day wouldn’t be complete without a trusty pair of super comfy Birkenstocks.

For chilled evenings at a nice restaurant then a cute pair of Oceania sandals will look great with your summer dress and brightly coloured toenails.




LCM : London Mens Collections AW15

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Yesterday saw the end of the London Collections: Mens AW15 and the designers, models and celebs were out in full force at the shows and presentations.

London is slowly becoming the go to place for men’s fashion and we saw a mix of 70s silhouettes, oversized, sporty looks and baby soft fabrics. KTZ and Astrid Anderson both took on some military styling this season, opting for oversized, utilitarian shapes. Astrid’s collection echoed Russian rebel with large fur hats, chunky knitwear and hiking style Nike sneakerboots.


JW Anderson and Oliver Spencer went a bit 70’s with tan and camel colour palettes, using soft suedes and shearling panelling. Boxy jackets and wide leg trousers were paired with hi shine loafers and smart monk shoes.

Playful brands Sibling and Moschino went for super bright colour palettes and unusual fabrics for Aw15. Since Jeremy Scott has arrived as creative director at Moschino there are no fashion boundaries. The catwalk show saw Tarzan like leopard print shorts, yeti fur boots and PVC trousers, not to mention an in house snow storm. Sibling went all pink with big tracksuits, faux fur panelling and giant teddy bears as accessories.




Outside the shows, the street style was just as impressive with the fash pack out to be papped in their classic and crazy outfits. The adidas Superstar is definitely back and set to be huge this year, which was evident in the amount of fashion followers we saw in them. Loafers, Chelsea boots and monk shoes were the favourite smart styles this season and were reflected in the catwalk shows, so it would seem these will carry through until AW15.

Military style Timberlands and casual Clarks Original Wallabee’s were spotted in many a fashion show queue. Guys were pairing theirs with turn up, dark jeans and thick knits.







NYE: To party or not to party?

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014


Chilled house party

House parties can make the best New Year’s however a smart/casual dress code can sometimes prove difficult. With our Coven ankle boot you get the best of everything, comfortable, on trend and with gold detailing wear with rolled up jeans and a sparkly top for your laid back evening.

Loafers are all over the catwalk for next season so start the trend fashionably early by rocking them this NYE. Try metallic ones like our best selling Extravaganzas for the perfect dressed down party look. Team with a short girly dress a la Dakota Fanning.




All glammed up

If getting glammed up is on your New Year agenda then you’ve come to the right place. Channel superstars like Rihanna and Rita Ora with our high heel Saintly Sole Sandals in festive colours like silver and burgundy. If you’re willing to brave the cold for this high fashion look then we applaud you!

The over the knee boot trend will continue well into 2015, ring in the New Year in style with our sleek, Neve boot. Wear with a plain, short dress like Nicole Scherzinger or leather leggings for extra warmth.

Fireworks & Cocoa

If over Christmas you out did yourself and just want an early night and some good, clean fun then it’s always good to throw on your old reliables! These classic Dr.Martens are perfect for watching the fireworks with a loved one, comfy and durable they’ll get you through hail, rain or (hopefully) snow!

If you still want to make an effort while retaining maximum comfort then why not ‘bling’ in the New Year with the Bailey Bling Ugg boot. Grab a cup of cocoa and get ready for the countdown!


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Nine to Five

Monday, September 1st, 2014

With new season comes a time for a mega wardrobe refresh for work so you arrive back to the office looking your best. Say goodbye to bare legs and shoulders and welcome thick tights, structured blazers and chunky loafers.

The glam, power vixens of the office can match their pencil skirts and cigarette pants with sharp pointed stilettos, like the On Tops or t-bar Selina and a pale chiffon blouse.

For those who like a heel that’s not too high and a bit of premium detail, then the Solstice cut out heel or Ted Baker Moniirra court are just enough to pair with a simple shift dress or tapered trousers.



For the tomboys and girls on the go, chunky flats like the Vaccine monk buckle shoe or the classic Extravaganza loafer will have you running for a morning coffee with ease. Go ’90s style and wear with a girly pinafore or sport some androgynous styling with a grandad shirt, slim tailored trousers and a tux jacket.




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School Daze

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

With September around the corner and summer holidays coming to an end, it is the perfect excuse to get new shoes, accessories and stationary treats to show off at school.

We have taken some inspiration from classic TV shows and movies of the ’80s and ’90s that made school look like the coolest place to be.

Classics such as Saved by the Bell, Sweet Valley High and Clueless still manage to inspire fashion, with girls loving chunky t-bar flats, quilted ballerinas and the guys channelling their inner Zack Morris with varsity jackets and Nike Air Huarache’s.


Tomboys will love some Kickers brogues or Kennedy Lace Ups and can girl it up with some frilly or knee high socks and pleated skirt.

Showcase some Cher Horowitz style with a classic ballerina flat like the Karmen, or add a bit of height with the Gossip, both are sure to make you the most popular girl in school.

Bookworms will often be found in the library sporting some retro loafers like the Extravaganza and Volt Chain Slipper, but don’t underestimate the style of the ‘nerds’ as geek is most definitely chic.




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