Seventies chunky heels at Spartoo

The Seventies trend shows no sign of disappearing. The recent SAG awards saw Angelina Jolie, Tilda Swinton and Rose Byrne all embrace 1970s trends in dress. But what about shoes? I personally adore the variety of shoe styles available from the 1970s. By this, I’m not talking Noddy Holder or Ziggy Stardust type shoes, but the stacked heeled, cork heeled sexy platforms that were usually in natural colours like tan and browns. These were shoes that have stood the test of time, and are still worn to great effect by the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Kim Kardashian and Jessica Biel.

 

I have recently discovered the French shoe stylist Spartoo. Spartoo have an amazing range of shoes from many different brands, including Fornarina, Clarks and Rocket dog. They currently have an array of gorgeous 70s style sandals, from platforms to wedges. I think you should make a pair of these shoes your first buy of the new season. They elongate legs, look great against tanned skin and are so versatile. Look at how fabulous Lauren Conrad looks in a simple dress and stacked heels.

Here are my picks from Spartoo.

I adore the reptile skin and dark wood combination of these heels. This gives them a definite evening feel.

PATW Black £ 86.40 

If ever a shoe represented seventies style, it would be the platform wedge. Kate Moss adores these and they are a truly comfortable option.

CALVIN Beige £ 98.50 

These Gracie brown suede sandals  from Clarks have the look of Jennifer Hudson’s chunky heels. I MUST HAVE THESE!

GRACE FIRE Brown £ 53.40 

Pastels are so hot for the new season, and these baby pink sandals are just so pretty.

VANITY GLINC Pink £ 66.60 

Showstoppers! Wear these vintage, retro styled peep toes and have all attention focused on your feet!

REGALITO Multi-coloured £ 163.20 

 

 

 

Paris Fashion Week – Front Row Style.

Paris fashion week is well-known for the starriest and most stylish front rows, and this year has been no exception. From Princess Charlene who shone in gold on the front row at Akris, to Clemence Poesy and Uma Thurman flying the flag for Chanel, the front rows have been a good combination of star power and style power.

Here are some of my favourite front row looks, and how you can channel the look for a fraction of the cost.

Carinne Roitfeld and Jennifer Hudson both looked fabulous in the simple, but very stylish pencil skirt and shirt combo.  Pencil skirts are a hot story this year,it was only last week that the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted buying a green version from Topshop, and they can only ever look chic. You could take inspiration from this look on the high street at Oasis and Miss Selfridge. Of course, the amount of buttons you leave open is up to you…

Oasis ponte pencil skirt £30 click to visit oasis-stores.com

Miss Selfridge black utility shirt

Little black dresses

Olivia, Clemence and Uma prove that the little black dress can mean many things to many different people. Olivia wears the daring see-through creation to dramatic effect. This can be copied on the high street in a range of maxi skirts with sheer panels. Clemence looks so pretty in this embellished design that has a Black swan feel to it, whilst Uma is the epitome of traditional Chanel, in the timeless boucle style jacket and frayed edged dress. All three looks show that, once again, black is back.

Oasis Boucle jacket £65 

Miss Selfridge Black Macrame maxi dress £50 

Miss Selfridge black split maxi skirt £37 

Princess Power

Whilst London Fashion Week  had P-Middy at Alice Temperley, Akris had the lovely Princess Charlene, who took her place a few seats away from Anna Wintour. She wore a golden Akris dress and sandals. Golden/Champagne shades look so much more flattering on most skin types than nude shades, and Reiss has a range of beautiful dresses in most caramel/gold shades.

Reiss Casablanca asymmetric draped dress £179 

Coast Annalee dress £135 

The Bright’s

Liv Tyler and Poppy Delavigne were on hand to bring some colour and pattern to the proceedings. Liv’s directional floral tunic style dress was an unusual style which I’m not altogether sure of, but I did love the bright flower print. Poppy Delavigne went for a gorgeous pleated dress in one of the seasons hottest colours, royal blue. The block shade looked great against her blonde hair as she posed outside the Dior show. You can take your style inspirations from Liv’s large flowers and Poppy’s shade of blue this winter.

Oasis floral print tunic £60 

Dorothy Perkins blue crossover pleated dress

Alexa

Alexa Chung arrived at the Stella McCartney show very late, but showed star quality later at the YSL show in her black and red satin dress. Her look was probably my favourite from Paris, just loving those pockets in that dress!