also in black | studded heel black | embelished black | hart studded black | pyton
embelished black & red | glitter python | wooden | animal red | animal black
ratsnake gold | black python | white | black angle strap | blue metallic
MONICA VINADER jewellery
PAIGE flared jeans
Although my list of classics is fast growing (just wait for the post on those Louboutins and Rockstuds) I wanted to talk about the seasonal ‘Candy’ shoe from Saint Laurent, because I think it’s one of the most interesting styles out right now. Gloriously bringing together the best of the 70’s and the 80‘s, this platform comes is a whopping 17 different colours combinations, or that’s how far I counted….
Best worn with flared pants, which is why I opted for the exception of a colour instead of the usual black. That was the original thought, I have to admit I’m slightly regretting this as the studded, black pair is still haunting my dreams. Definitely a shoe I would combine with a tailored, monochrome suit or some black suede fringes, but because of the bright colour, I would keep the 70’s reference sharp and minimal, to avoid the dreaded ‘ blast from the past’ look. There is also a skinny heel version, more of a classic Saint Laurent shape, that again comes in a whole range of colour combinations, but in this one the whole retro reference is missing, the magic is in the chunky heel!
They sit really tight and neat on the foot but because of the high platform, the shoes are quite heavy, making walking is a bit awkward.
The leather and finishing on these is beautifully smooth, as you can see in the images. However, these are the simple ones, most of the other versions are a bit too kitsch in my taste.
Purchase price: €695, Saint Laurent store in Paris.
The price varies from £620 – £1150 online.
Sizing: Runs a half to one size big.
I went down half a size (like I’ve done before with Saint Laurent)