Five Favourites Thursday: Platform-less Heels.

When it comes to heels, the saying: “the higher the heel, the better you feel” could not be more apt. I mean after all I’m somewhere between 5’4/5’3 so I’m not one to complain about wearing a six inch heel – if anything, I’m the one begging and pushing for a six and a half inch heel (as evidenced here and here); with the secret of my getting away with such a high heel boiling down to a high platform. However, in recent weeks my attention has been pulled away from the high platform heel, and settled on the platform-less stilettos whose heel height averages from between four to five inches (quite the downgrade if you see what I mean). Actually, now that I come to think about it, I completely blame Ms Olivia Palermo-Huebl… So anyway, below are five of my favourite designers feeding my new obsession for lower heels and no platforms.

AQUAZZURA

Aquazzura  front    Aquazzura  front    Aquazzura  front

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Christian Louboutin  front    Christian Louboutin  front    Christian Louboutin  front

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI

Giuseppe Zanotti  front    Giuseppe Zanotti  back    Giuseppe Zanotti 

SOPHIA WEBSTER

Sophia Webster  front    Sophia Webster     Sophia Webster  back

ISABEL MARANT

Isabel Marant  front    Isabel Marant     Isabel Marant 

And while I may not be close to affording any of these in the near future, I’ll definitely be dreaming about them and visiting them in my wish list for a while.

alice

xo

Friday Foursome.

Yeah so the novelty of it being Friday may have worn off (unless you couldn’t tell today is Saturday), but that won’t stop me from celebrating a few of my new favourites that made my net-a-porter wish list.

PAIGE

Paige     Paige     Paige  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Burberry Prorsum     Sergio Rossi     Stella McCartney 

MARCHESA

Marchesa     Marchesa  close up    Marchesa  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Charlotte Olympia     Marchesa     Jennifer Fisher 

IRO

IRO     IRO  close up    IRO  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Stella McCartney     Jimmy Choo     Chloé 

LOEWE

Loewe     Loewe     Loewe  outfit

Styling Suggestion

The Row     Stella McCartney     Giuseppe Zanotti 

Happy Saturday folks!

alice

xo

Black, Lace, Leopard.

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, so todays picks are somewhat sombre, laid back and calm – I mean you can’t get any more sombre, laid back and calm than black, lace, leopard print and a dash of cosy grey, can you?

CARINE GILSON

Carine Gilson     Carine Gilson  outfit    Carine Gilson  close up

Styling Suggestion

Current/Elliott     Alice + Olivia     Charlotte Olympia 

KENZO

KENZO     KENZO  outfit    KENZO  close up

Styling Suggestion

J Brand     Converse     Jimmy Choo 

THE ROW

The Row     The Row  outfit    The Row  close up

Styling Suggestion

Versus     Jimmy Choo     Bottega Veneta 

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI

Giuseppe Zanotti     Giuseppe Zanotti  outfit    Giuseppe Zanotti  close up

Styling Suggestion

Marc Jacobs     Helmut Lang     Anya Hindmarch 

See what else is new today on net-a-porter.com, here.

alice

xo

Pink.

I’m sure we’re all more than aware that glitter is my favourite colour. However, whenever those really annoying people continue to press me about a “real” favourite colour, I always go with pink – I mean after all, who could hate the colour? Anyway, as you can probably guess, yesterday net-a-porter offered a beautiful assortment of pink picks and here they are. Stella McCartney wowed me twice with her matching coat and dress pink set (FLOTUS perfect or what? I’m thinking Jackie), that could really only be worn with each other unless you have an equally chic pink extra to wear them with. Then RED Valentino (who for today should probably be referred to as PINK Valentino) impressed me with such a cute pink mini dress that I’m looking for a cheaper alternative as we speak I type. Tory Burch rounds off the group with (what I think is my favourite of the lot) a silk jacket, great worn with jeans or a mini skirt, depending on the occasion.

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Giuseppe Zanotti     Kotur     Oscar de la Renta 

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Emilia Wickstead     Christian Louboutin     Alexander McQueen 

RED VALENTINO

RED Valentino     RED Valentino     RED Valentino  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Saint Laurent     Bottega Veneta     Rosantica 

TORY BURCH

Tory Burch     Tory Burch     Tory Burch  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Hervé Léger     Christian Louboutin     Charlotte Olympia 

See what else is new here.

alice

xo

Gisele X Paris Vogue.

It’s no secret that Gisele is one of the hottest and most sought after models in the world. And yes it would seem that since hanging up her wings in 2007, she’s been just as busy as ever, appearing now on the upcoming cover of Paris Vogue.

Excuse me while I go and work out.

alice

xo

Candy Pieces.

Today’s picks look as though they could easily have come from Dylan’s Candy Bar, and leaves me craving a little sugar for my sweet tooth. Victoria Beckham’s classic leather shopper (which I think definitely has the power to surpass the infamous Birkin given time) appears twice, once in cream and a second time in luminous orange; while her equally stylish tennis dress also makes an appearance in dusty pink. Fendi’s metallic leather flats remind me of a pair I had as a little girl that I really hated at the time, but now looking back I kind of miss them. It’s been a while since a sweater graced the blog, and what better way to reintroduce my coveted wardrobe favourite than with Theory’s super snuggly cashmere offering – I’m in sweater heaven with this baby! Oscar de la Renta, the king of ballroom call never disappoints whenever I’m looking for some candy, and he really didn’t let me down with this cutesy cropped baby jacket that I’d wear over something really simple like a pair of blue jeans and a white tank. Finally we have Gianvito Rossi rounding up the pack with his nude colour pumps, ideal for practically any occasion.

VICTORIA BECKHAM

Victoria Beckham     Victoria Beckham     

Styling Suggestion

DKNY     Victoria Beckham     Karl Donoghue     Robert Clergerie 

FENDI

Fendi     Fendi     Fendi 

Styling Suggestion

The Elder Statesman     J Brand     Mulberry     Givenchy 

THEORY

Theory     Theory     Theory  outfit

Styling Suggestion

J Brand     Christian Louboutin     Charlotte Olympia 

VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM

Victoria, Victoria Beckham     Victoria, Victoria Beckham     Victoria, Victoria Beckham  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Isabel Marant     Giuseppe Zanotti     Bottega Veneta 

VICTORIA BECKHAM

Victoria Beckham     Victoria Beckham     Victoria Beckham 

Styling Suggestion

Victoria Beckham     One Vintage     Alaïa 

OSCAR DE LA RENTA

Oscar de la Renta     Oscar de la Renta     Oscar de la Renta  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Banjo & Matilda     J Brand     Dolce & Gabbana     3.1 Phillip Lim 

GIANVITO ROSSI

Gianvito Rossi     Gianvito Rossi     Gianvito Rossi 

Styling Suggestion

Biyan     J Brand     Stella McCartney 

See what else is new here.

alice

xo

Autumn Shades.

We end the week with some ultra chic classics in nude and burgundy shades that match just perfectly with the autumnal weather going on at the moment. Christian Louboutin certainly knows how to bring a girl to her knees, especially with his “So Kate” pumps that literally have me clawing at my screen trying to reach them. Then Burberry hits the upcoming winter spot with their brown wool pea coat (I’m such a sucker for them), making me excited for kicking brown leaves in the park. Rounding off the list is Equipment and their luxe cashmere sweater that’ll definitely come in handy; and Oscar de la Renta’s FABULOUS feather and crystal embellished number that has me wishing I got invited to cool holiday parties.

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Christian Louboutin     Christian Louboutin     Christian Louboutin 

Styling Suggestion

Emilia Wickstead     Oscar de la Renta     Dolce & Gabbana 

BURBERRY BRIT

Burberry Brit     Burberry Brit     Burberry Brit 

Styling Suggestion

Band of Outsiders     Christian Louboutin     Bottega Veneta 

EQUIPMENT

Equipment     Equipment     Equipment 

Styling Suggestion

J Brand     Giuseppe Zanotti     Valentino 

OSCAR DE LA RENTA

Oscar de la Renta     Oscar de la Renta  back    Oscar de la Renta  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Saint Laurent     Charlotte Olympia     Erickson Beamon 

See what else is new today. Happy Friday.

alice

xo