Be my Valentino- Hello, heartbreaker! Adorned with bead, stud and jewel-embellished daggers and hearts, it was love at first sight when we spied these reworked Rockstud beauties from Valentino’s new Love Blade collection. Plus, the luxe-with-an-edge embellishment means they’ll look just as good with a satin slip dress and heels as they would a faded army jacket and trainers. Too much for your current state of heart? No fear: they also come in whimsical star and butterfly-embellished designs.
ALEXANDER McQUEEN- This season’s jewel, bead and sequin-embellished ‘evening bags’ are stepping into the light. Whether it’s glittering floral motifs or bold geometric patterns, there’s something about the daintiness of the intricate embellishment that feels so unexpectedly fresh with a classic daytime look. Play up the contrasts with an oversized bomber jacket and chunky slides.
NATHALIE TRAD – clutch bag Nathalie Trad’s otherworldly clutches look like they’ve just crash-landed from outer space. New to Selfridges this season, the Dubai-based designer took the bags’ angular shapes from rock formations and handcrafted them from gold hammered brass, black shells and iridescent mother of pearl. The best part is – like all our favourite metallic bags this season – they catch the sunlight equally as well as disco lights. We say, translate yours for daytime with an oversized trench coat and classic loafers.
FENDI – baguette bag Spring florals have entered the third dimension, thanks to this season’s retro-cool flower-adorned shoes and bags. Playful, pretty and ever-so slightly prim: Fendi’s baguette bag, with its cute Sixties-style Plexiglass petals and glittering crystal studs, is our pick of the bunch. The trick to wearing 3D florals? Offset the girlish detailing with rebellious wardrobe staples – think leather biker jackets and torn-up denim.
MARCO DE VINCENZO – mules At first glance, they look far too pretty to wear (who doesn’t have a collection of ‘display-only’ shoes at home? Or is that just us?), but our favourite street-style heroines have proven that even the most ornate footwear can pound the pavements with the best of them. They’ve also shown that for fanciful styles like these Marco de Vincenzo block-heel mules, it’s all in how you wear them – frayed-hem jeans are the perfect foil to the playful ruffles.
GUCCI – Hannelore platforms Three Gucci shoes for the price of one – sounds too good to be true, right? Alessandro Michele (aka the king of the multi-tasking shoe) has created these platforms with a detachable velvet slipper that can be worn separately, while the remaining platform can be buckled up as a sandal. Platforms + slippers + sandals in one swoon-worthy shoe. Genius. Finished off with a jewel-encrusted snake, lustrous velvet and a silky floral print (it is Gucci, after all) – just add this season’s minimalist, pared-back tailoring (the ideal partner for this season’s bling-loving footwear).