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More Creeper LOVE: 3939 x Underground Shoe Collaboration

MORE SHOES! I realise my creeper love is bordering on obsession now but seriously, how good are these?? The zip detailing on the toes! The leopard print! The Hate and Love heel studs! The deep, rich tones of the blue suede (and leather) shoes! The high shine of the black patents! It's love. They're from an exclusive collaboration between East London's 3939 Shop and creeper dons Underground London and are available here at £140 a pair. Check out the leopard and rose gold high heeled creeper wedges (£130) below too - too cool.

Check 'em out at: www.3939shop.com


Jeffrey Campbell's Aubrey Platform Wedges

New in over on one of my favourite shopping sites, NastyGal.com are these Jeffrey Campbell Aubrey platform wedge heels. How cute are they? Gaga-esque heel details, super sweet ankle straps and a breezily cool aquatic colourway, perfect for completing on trend ocean-inspired looks. Love.


Black Diamond Engagement Ring by Karl Fritsch

I'm afraid I can't tell you much about it other than that this 2 carat black diamond engagement ring, complete with a face engraved into the diamond (see the holes?), by German avant garde jewellery designer Karl Fritsch is one of the most incredible pieces of fine jewellery I've ever laid eyes on. So unique. 

If you're in the market for a seriously edgy bit of show-stopping finger bling check it out on www.deuxpoissons.com 


Spot On! Paige Denim Polka Dot Skinnies

WANT WANT WANT and in all three colours please. In a new twist on the printed denim trend, Paige have just released these brilliant cropped leg skinny jeans with a fun, all over spot print, available exclusively from Selfridges and www.selfridges.com for £220 each *gulp* 


Kate Spade's Chelsea Tea Party - Flowers, Frocks & Fun in SW3

You know me, I love me some colourful Kate Spade so I was delighted to be invited along to their Afternoon Tea party yesterday to celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show at their Sloane Square outpost.

The sun shone on the Chelsea store which had filled it's already colourful windows and displays with some of the most beautiful orchids and floral arrangements, with bright silks, denims and my favourite leopard print shift peeking through like a scene from the fashion amazon.

I was so taken with photographing the fabulous new Spring/Summer 2012 collection - including the first Kate Spade swimwear line which has the most major prints - I didn't find time for any Cocomaya canape treats but I'm assured they were as mouth watering as the collection's juicy colour palette.

These are just a few snaps from the event - more on the collection later or check it out over on www.katespade.com


Nike Iron Man Light Up Dunks - Mad Geek Love for Custom Superhero Sneaks

The pinnacle of comic geek chic, these AWESOME custom-made Nike Iron Man Dunk high tops are the work of Singapore-based customisation creatives More Than Art to Wear. Top timing too what with Robert Downey Jnr's Iron Man currently stealing the show in Avengers: Assemble.

The level of detail is just incredible - from the Stark Industries case to the light up uni-beam tongues to the backs which take the form of the Iron Man mask, complete with illuminated eyes. There's even an Iron Man lace charm. These are just beyond. 

Demand went so mad crazy they had to stop production, but hopefully not for long. For more images and details check out the super cool SneakerFreaker site.


Beautiful Ballgowns: V&A's British Glamour Since 1950 Exhibition Is Not To Be Missed

By now I'm sure you've all heard about the incredible Ballgowns exhibition which opens at the V&A this Saturday and seen all the twitpics of exquisite frocks from the likes of Giles Deacon, Ossie Clark, Marchesa and Gareth Pugh.  I'm not sure I've seen anyone post images of my favourite from the exhibition though which is this phenomenal silk satin Cindy Beadman number pictured here with matching jacket from the late 1970s. I appreciate the way she's combined evening chic with a snuggly, quilted style that doesn't look out of place today.  In fact, I wish I had this outfit so badly so I could wear it with these shoes.

With over sixty showstopping looks designed for the likes of balls, society and red carpet events, I can't recommend this stunning exhibition highly enough; the wonderful collection catalogues the rise of glamorous formal wear and charts its social influences - do stop and watch the old films showing early society girl catwalks which are projected onto the white walls of the exhibit's inner circle. It's more than worth a tenner of anyone's money.  

Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 19th May 2012 - 6th January 2013 - for more information and to book tickets visit: www.vam.ac.uk 


Hipper Than The Average Flower Delivery: Interflora's Multi-Coloured Rainbow Roses

Whilst being a good daughter and ordering a bouquet to be sent to my parents for their wedding anniversary, I was practically smacked in the face by these amazing multi-coloured roses from Interflora.  These crazy rainbow coloured fresh roses (I specify because I first assumed they must be silk) are hand dyed and come with a clear glass vase although personally I'd prefer to see them in a short, flat-coloured ceramic or plastic container - imagine a line of them in alternate yellow, pink and cerulean blue block vases down the centre of a long table for dinner parties... #LOVE


Ground Control to Major Tom: Nike's Mars-Bound Makeover from Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs' NIKECraft: Mars Yard Shoe, £325

Nike really are doing their best to convert me at the moment. Check out these super tactile NIKECraft designs from their collaboration with bricolage artist Tom Sachs coinciding with the launch of his latest art project, SPACE PROGRAM: Mars. 

Inspired by the athletic journey astronauts take to get them space-ready, these designs are a joint collaboration between Nike - who bring the tech - and Tom - who brings the space-geek chic. The range includes trench coats, jackets, the Mars Yard sneaker, pictured above (£325) and a couple of bags, and all are packed clever, astronaut-approved functionality packed design features like zipper pulls that double as storage.

Tom Sachs' NIKECraft - Lightweight tote, £480, TS Trench coat, £430

Aesthetically, I love the crafty, brown paper and packaging feel of the colour palette as well as the quirky, doodling, science geek detailing on the trainers' insoles and packaging.  Everything looks like it would crinkle and crunch if you touched it, especially the crazy fresh Lightweight Tote (£480) pictured above.

The NIKECraft collection is set to drop at the Nike 1948 store in Shoreditch (if you haven't been - go) on 18th May, then available from Dover Street Market from 23rd. Oh how I wish they were coming to Foot Patrol, if only for the sake of the post's title...

Check out more from Tom Sachs at http://tomsachs.org


Wearable Artwork from Fashion Rogues, The Rodnik Band

Andy Warhol's fav - Campbell's Soup dress, £1,195

I stumbled across pop culture punks, The Rodnik Band on Facebook the other day and can't stop thinking about designer Philip Colbert's avant garde  'Venus in Sequins' collection, featuring these 'wearable art' pieces. 

Brush Stroke twin set, £925

The London-based label is inspired by movements in modern art and splashes this collection with liberal doses of surrealism, pop art and some De Stijl, courtesy of the surprisingly wearable (but, I'm guessing, DAMN heavy with all those sequins) Mondrian twin set.  The Roy Lichtenstein-inspired suit above is my fav and I really like their clever twist on the Salvador Dali telephone / lobster piece 'Aphrodisiac Lobster' - now arguably better known for its makeover as a Lady Gaga outfit - reworking it as an alternative little black dress.

These designs are a great introduction to The Rodnik Band's work as you get a real sense of good old British tongue-in-cheek fun mixed with a sequinned sparkle and punk sensibility - themes which appear to have been amplified in their recent collection which riffs on stereotypical English icons from Beefeaters to red phone boxes. Check out what else these crazy kids are up to and follow the adventures of their big red bus, over on www.therodnikband.com/  Shop the collection at Not Just A Label.

Lautrec Urinal dress, £1,600

Mondrian twin set, £895


Met Gala 2012 Fashion - Tiers, Trains and The Death of Pink Tresses

Last night New York's Metropolitan Museum played host fash pack plus a few randoms (James Cordon?? Apparently he's big on Broadway now) at the US Vogue-produced annual Costume Institute Benefit, aka the Met Ball, or as Vogue prefer, the Met Gala.

Called the 'East Coast Oscars', the Met Ball is a serious fashion occasion where the Red Carpet is EVERYTHING but more often than not this year's event, held in honour of Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiapparelli, previewing the forthcoming must see Met exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, drew gasps in more of a hot mess kind of way, with only a few notable exceptions.

I adore the tasselled, tiered, look of Florence Welch in Alexander McQueen (as usual), pictured spinning to show off the dress' movement, above, and Scarlett Johansson's heavily embellished golden off the shoulder Dolce & Gabbana gown was exquisite but - given the fuzziness of the livestream - I thought she'd already arrived when I saw blonde bombshell no. 2, Amber Heard, make her entrance in this dusky Zac Posen number.

As Twitter blew up over supercool supermodel Coco Roca working pink hair on the carpet I thought it was going to be so major, especially teamed with Liz Taylor's canary yellow vintage Givenchy trouser suit (complete with Liz-spilled wine stain, not yet removed) but ohhhhhh... what a shame Tulisa of all people got there first, and on Britain's Got Talent too. So not high fashion. I think this has officially killed off the pink tips trend for good.

Trains and feathered hems were everywhere and with varying degrees of success (I love you Beyonce so I'm not even going to go into it) - my favourite was Cate Blanchett in another McQueen creation (below) but this time in chic but camera-unfriendly black. How Rihanna got into her slinky, scoop back Tom Ford sheath dress made from one piece of crocodile skin is a mystery (she said it was stretchy - what sorcery is this, Mr. Ford?) but it was perfect for her - maybe she should give her stylist's number to Kristen Stewart? #justsayin

PS. The livestream from last night is still available to watch on the Met's website here - I totally recommend it, especially for the paparazzi and their hilarious shouts at people blocking their shots, "COULD YOU GO TEXT SOMEWHERE ELSE??" etc. and mistaking Florence Welch, Cate Blanchett and McQueen supremo Sarah Burton's group arrival for early 90s girl band, Wilson Phillips - "oh no, actually it's Rage Against the Machine". Brilliant.

All images above from www.nymag.com - check The Cut for a comprehensive collection of Met Gala 2012 red carpet fashions. Rihanna picture, below from www.justjared.com


Global Hyper Color Style Phone Cases from Griffin - Rave On!

You know that saying about wanting to get your 'hot little hands' on something? Well, if you're one of those hot handed types (I'm not, I'm currently sat in my coat and considering lumping on a blanket as well it's so cold today) you'll certainly make an impact with these new colour changing iPhone cases from Griffin.

An extension of the technology made popular in the 90s by Global Hypercolor - those t-shirts that reacted to body heat, changing colour when and where they got warm - these iPhone / iPod Touch covers are a little piece of retro rave culture in your pocket. £24.95 from the Apple Store.

PS. I visited Global's design HQ as part of my school work experience and found a pair of Global Hypercolor jeans in the sample cupboard. THANK GOD those never made it into production - can you imagine?? There does definitely seem to be a bit of love about for the t-shirts again at the mo but having been there and literally having got the T-shirt, I think this is one 90s revival I'll swerve.


More Awesome Creepers from Underground Shoes

Regular readers of this and/or my Huffington Post blog will know I'm a huge fan of brothel creepers (now seemingly rebranded as just 'creepers').  Triple sole, single sole, suede, leather, patent, plain, print, I love em all.  The best, without a doubt, are by Underground Shoes who have just launched these pale grey suede and pink neon patent creeper wedges, £195 above, exclusively for ASOS.com. Neon AND creepers? Why, Underground, you is really spoiling uz...   Their other ASOS.com exclusives include the floral ditsy prints with a single white sole (£95), and all grey suede single soles pictured below (£89).  You can also snap up the super cute leopard print singles in yellow suede with a black sole (£95) and a host of other styles too. LOVE <3

Click here to shop this awesome shoe trend.