Walking into the spring with metallic shoes

Shoes are loved here in any finish: box leather, patent, snake, cow, goat, croc… but there is something indulgent about metallics that just keeps ticking the right boxes for me.

Luckily this season, a metallic pair is a great update to any outfit. Paris SS16 catwalks cemented the trend for this season and now it’s high time to shine, from our feet up.

Here are my picks:

Silver and fun, with its winkey eye, it’s ASOS Posey. I love classic court shoes, but when they come with a twist… oooh…. How pretty is this?


On trend, tie-up, ASOS Lordship, in pretty rose gold. So delicate! asos-lordship

Topshop Juliette retro pumps with block heels are also very on trend. A staple!


I can’t even tell how much Topshop Coconut tickles my fancy! Slingback, squarish rounded toes and a very warm gold. And oh yeah, this season’s sweetheart, he block heel in a super comfy height!



ASOS moral brogues are fun in blue and made for walking.


Dune gives the classic court Azzra that metallic twist: can’t decide between gold, silver or rose gold? No problems, you can have it all!


All stars, no stripes. It’s the super quirky bootie from ASOS, Radio



Pewter in this strappy, feminine and lovely Office number, Anchor.


Nine West Tarragon is another classic shape in a muted gold, a discreet way of adding some shine to a going out number.


Pretty caged sandals with a very manageable heel: ASOS Skyline.


For trainers lovers, a very affordable number from H&M.


Kurt Geiger Dolly’s comes with pretty ankle straps, block heels and a croc finish.


Miss KG Audrina is a flat dream Mary Jane with pointy toes.


These Next slingbacks are lovely and super in for spring in rose gold.


Devious, these flatform brogues from Office ticks many boxes for me. Love the metallic and cork contrast.


Another classic retro with block heels: Mia, from Office.


Boyish with a block heel, Topshop’s Jean adds metallic to an outfit in more restrained way.


And trust me, there are many more out there, waiting to be snapped. And let me tell you a secret: loads on sale!

What’s your favourite?




Shoes I won’t dare fall in love with

House of Borgezie Cleopatra stilettos

Platinum Cleopatra (image: .borgezie.com)

If you think the headline is odd to say the least, rest assured – you read it right. No, I am not ill. Carry on…

At £70,000 (again, you DID read it right) for a pair, I can safely state the House of Borgenzie platinum Cleopatra stilettos will never be the object of my desire.

As described on the site, “The Borgezie Platinum Cleopatra Stiletto is a worlds first solid platinum stiletto. Like the entire Borgezie range nothing like this has been achieved, or indeed possible before. Due to the extremely high temperatures required to work with Platinum, it proved to be one of Christophers greatest challenges. The Platinum stiletto took over four years of development. Finally the most noble of all metals was formed into the perfect stiletto.”

For a metal shoe, I wonder how comfortable it can actually be?!

House of Borgezie Cleopatra stilettos

Does it fit? (image: .borgezie.com)

Having said that, the shape is pretty, although I really don’t like that BORGEZIE is written across the heel and strap (which is much more visible on the gold version).

This is what I think Cinderella’s crystal slippers could’ve looked like if they were sandals (minus the letters – maybe have it to spell CINDERS?), although I much prefer Christian Louboutin’s version of  said slippers! 

The House of Borgezie is also behind the Eternal Borgezie Diamond Stiletto. And wait for it – encrusted with an astounding  2,200 diamonds, with a total weight of 30.00 (!!!) carats.

If the £70K platinum price tag is a bit too much, go for the more affordable white or yellow gold versions of the handcrafted, custom-made Cleopatra, at £60,000 (gasp! again).

House of Borgezie Cleopatra stilettos

Gold-stepper (image: .borgezie.com)

And there was poor me thinking my very small (but perfectly formed) collection of classic Loubis was something else…

If you want to take a peek, head over to The House of Borgezie website.