Gemma Cartwright writes...
It's been shoes-a-plenty this week as we've been enjoying one of the busiest weeks ever for the fashion team at Shiny Towers. We started off with a bit of live shopping for Catwalk Queen, followed by some very, very important meetings about London Fashion Week, and then our very first fashion shoot on Wednesday evening. With a glittery, metallic disco theme, our models were, unsurprisingly, shoehorned into silver slingbacks, bronze 'Dorothy' shoes and towering wedges. There's a video preview up already, and the results of the shoot will be on Catwalk Queen soon, so look out for that if you like a bit of glitz!
Today I'm back in the office bossing the girls about as usual, but I did find time in my lunch hour to pop into New Look for the launch of the latest Gold by Giles Deacon range, which includes all kinds of fabulous footwear. I did have my eye on a pair of zebra heels with jewels, but in the flesh they were just a bit too flashy for my taste, so instead I went for the chain detail leather sandals (£35). The heels are killer and I'm sure they'll hurt after five minutes, but with the new season's tough trends, they'll be perfect! They're also available in blue and cream if you like a bit of colour.
As the weather's got worse in London, the team have been forced back into old faithfuls like flat black boots, slouchy leather numbers and - in Isabelle's case - a pair of £8 'Dick Whittington' boots from a charity shop.
However, Laura braved the puddles in these babies from Office, which we've all fallen for. The picture doesn't do them justice. I'm completely converted to wide elastic straps now. No longer is it just a way of keeping the wrong sized shoe on the foot of a catwalk model, it's now a mainstream trend!
Finally, I'll leave you with one of my favourite photos of the week. I wish this Louboutin-laden shelf was in my room. Sadly, it's actually Cricket in Liverpool, the designer store where the WAGs buy all their Cavalli. *drool*
Gemma Cartwright is Shiny Media's fashion editor and the original Ms Shoewawa