Zalando
Though I mostly post shoe-related things to my shoe blog, I had to show all you Fashion Masters and Fashionistas my latest obsession.

These Buffalo booties/ankle boots from Zalando are essentially perfect. As I don’t exactly tower over people at the five-feet-and-one-inch level, I absolutely adore a skyscraper heel. At the same time, working as a stylist and writer means my days are spent running around like a headless – and hopefully sartorially sound – chicken. Stilettos just aren’t practical. When I saw these babies on discount, I had no chance of leaving the browser empty-handed. The wedge and platform gives me the boost I love while keeping me comfortable. Proof: you don’t need to suffer to pack a stylish punch!

With the ‘comfy mindframe’ engaged, I also basketed these Tamaris heeled sandals with leg shaft (quality product down from £44.95 to £13!), a Korres Mango lip balm (not only the smoothest balm on the market, but a reminder of Thailand!), and coconut bath salts from Lavera (again…Thailand!).

Amazingly, all four items still totalled under £100. I definitely had to stop myself from breaking my set budget; Zalando has a selection of items that many other e-tailer’s don’t seem to invest in. The range was high and the temptation…mighty.

Rihanna Vogue
It’s a sexy Rihanna package! This Vogue US cover for April 2011 looks like a homage to either Ariel (The Little Mermaid) or Jessica Rabbit, even though the red-haired songstress wears a stunning embroidered Chanel Pre-Fall 2011 dress. With such a game-changing cover, the actual spread – “Living Out Loud” – left me slightly disappointed.

It is their Shape issue, so I understand the use of the red hot Hervé Léger by Max Azria cutout swimsuit with Alexander Wang open-toe booties, but the styling (by the usually-adored Tonne Goodman) was uncharacteristically minimal from there on out; a Chloé one-shoulder mesh dress and a Donna Karan midnight-blue bodysuit. I believe it is the combination of forced style and the fact that the editorial – photographed by Annie Leibovitz – seemed poorly lit, but after such a cover the rest of the images felt slightly ‘travel catalog’. I hold all four names – Goodman, Leibovitz, Riri and Vogue – in the highest sartorial regard, so expected something a little more inspiring. Video and spread for you below! View Post