Sarenza shoe Ambassador – Living in shoe heaven

Trying to choose just one pair of shoes from Sarenza is like choosing your favourite choccy from the box of Celebrations, there’s just so many varieties, how can you pick just one? But just occasionally your eyes gaze upon a mystical object of sheer gorgeousness,and you fall deeply in LUST. And that is how I feel about my choice.

These are little beauties, Burlesque Beauty to give them their full title. As you might have guessed from the gorgeously pretty yet quirky design, these are from Irregular Choice. I love them for so many reasons – for the name ‘Burlesque Beauty’ which just evokes images of the glamour of Dita Von Teese, for those purple/violet bouquet that festoon the front, for the neat heel which wouldn’t induce vertigo, and most importantly, I love them because they remind me of Marilyn Monroe!

IRREGULAR CHOICE burlesque beauty 

Marilyn Monroe…am I confusing you? Well, allow me to explain.I’m a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe, and one of my favourite pictures of Marilyn is this shot of Marilyn taken to promote the film River of No Return in 1954. In the film Marilyn plays a saloon singer/Burlesque Beauty and wears a series of rather gorgeous corsets. And just look at the one she’s wearing in this shot..doesn’t it remind you of a certain irregular Choice shoe? I have to wonder if Marilyn was the Burlesque Beauty in the mind when this shoe was created.

Sarenza are looking for a new shoe ambassador and that sounds like my perfect job…the only difficulty would be choosing one pair of shoes from the huge collection to wear. But I would definitely start with the Burlesque Beauties – a style icon in shoe form!


Terry De Havilland shines at Sarenza

Hi shoes have been beloved by the coolest of celebrities for more than 40 years. He’s known as the Rock and Roll Cobbler, and, in 1972, he created the now iconic Margaux wedge, a shoe so beautiful that Kate Moss is still wearing it 40 years later. He is Terry De Haviland, and his new shoe collection is now available at Sarenza.

TERRY DE HAVILLAND Margaux £463.50 

This is an amazing  collection of must-have shoes that stay close to Terry’s rock and roll roots. The Margaux is still there, of course, but we are also introduced to some brand new designs, which give more than a passing glance to the 1970s heyday of glam rock.

There’s the Zia, which is a stack heeled Ziggy Stardust of a shoe, in stunning metallic shades of blue and silver, or red and gold. Then there’s the elegant, peep toed Charlie, that could,ve belonged to Faye Dunaway in her Laura Mars glory.  The Pennie is Margaux’s more grown up big sister, in striking gold and black this is your ultimate going out shoe, with a jewelled buckle for that extra special touch.


TERRY DE HAVILLAND Charlie £369.90 

TERRY DE HAVILLAND Pennie £463.50 

And then there’s the Lisette, a show designed to get you in mind for Summer, with rope style ribbons to lace around your leg, perfect with a cheesecloth sundress or a pair of capri pants.


The whole collection is a glorious hurrah to the supreme talent of Terry De Havilland, featuring shoes that are iconic items of lust.