New Blue

If I’ve been quiet on the school-run shoes front recently it’s not because I’ve fractured a toe again and had to resort to flats, rather it’s because the persistent rain (it’s been wet weather, like, pretty much a year now) has limited me to my wellies, waterproof DC trainers (sneakers) or gold Kurt Geiger boots – with only a few sunny heels days thrown in for good measure.

But finally today was one of those rare sunny days here in the UK – at least ’til sunset (yes, it’s raining again now) – so here I am wearing my United Nude colour block wedge Delta shoe-boots (or something) with a pair of black skinny jeans from Next.

This reminds me: if you haven’t yet invested in a pair of Next’s Lift, Slim and Shape jeans I suggest you do – if you can get hold of them, that is, as only the black skinnies ever seem to be in stock as they’re seemingly less popular (I’ve been after a blue pair for months). The jeans also come in Bootcut and Slim styles in both blue and black.

Anyway, being a colour block fiend, when I first saw these crazy Delta shoes online I just had to had them. And so I waited until the sales – no, not the United Nude 30% off sales, but the End Of Season ‘you will never see them this cheap again, up to 70% off’ kinda sales. Not that they were cheap, per se, since they’re United Nudes, but they certainly weren’t the original £310 (I know – can you imagine?!), so really I saved money. Well that’s how I justified my £93 anyway…

These Deltas are heavier than I’d anticipated, and since I’m good at high heels, believe it or not they’re trickier to walk in than I’d expected (mainly because the inner sole is so hard under your feet), but thankfully the chunky platforms balance out any potential ball-of-the-foot high heel related discomfort. And they look fab. Right?!

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United Nude Block Pumps

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I bought these patent charcoal Block Pump United Nudes thinking they’d be versatile: good for rainy school-run days when you need to look smart (when wellies just won’t do), and also when even elegant boots don’t go with what you’re wearing.

I tried the Block Pump out with this outfit, and I liked how they slightly jarred because of the awkward heel. It made me think that they’d make any plain outfit unusual. A good subversive shoe for the office, perhaps?

The charcoal colour of the shoe also softens the severity of a black dress, and the patent shine which emphasises the charcoal makes this footwear really quite beautiful – albeit in an attractive off-kilter way. Quirky!


Print Clash Fash

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Since I’ve never been very good at wearing black, and in the name of eclectic fashion, here I’ve teamed my French Maid Dress by J.W. Anderson for Topshop with bright pink floral tights from Primark. They make my legs look like economy sausages, but hey, they go with my pink hair (which I’ve styled into a fake mohican to counter the austere tailored dress and the smart cut of the coat).

Speaking of which, my snakeskin print trenchcoat is by Helene Berman by way of House Of Fraser, and my heels are Block Pumps by United Nude because my addiction for this shoe brand knows no bounds – other than never buying a pair at full price as they have great sales (don’t worry, you can thank me later).

So go on, clash that fash: out with the old and in with the bold!

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Style: Lady Gaga Courts Fame at Macy’s NYC

Following on from my post last week on the launch of Lady Gaga’s Fame perfume at Macy’s NYC, I’m sure you’ve all been wondering what the inimitable Gaga wore to go with her climbing men United Nude platform shoes.

Well, wonder no longer, as here we have the lady herself dressed as the opera-singing offspring of Predator and a cockroach, conceived in a Stealth Bomber en route to planet Fifth Element. And if you think that’s confusing, check out these pics…

 


United Nude Goes Gaga

One look at these United Nude shoes, and I had to share them with you: how could a pair of boots say so much? And, er, what are they trying to say, exactly?!

It will come as no surprise that this exceptional footwear was designed for one Lady Gaga, who is due to wear them today at her Fame Perfume launch at Macy’s in New York City. Let’s hope she delivers – she certainly did when she wore United Nude’s exceptionally crazy ‘Synesthesia’ heels, below, in Sydney last year.

We can’t help but think that the climbing man tattoo (also below), might be the perfect accessory… *gets Gaga on speed dial*

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Lady Gaga Official Website


United Neon

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These are far brighter than my iPhone allows, despite the fact they’ve got a little grubby over the years (if anyone knows how to clean fabric shoes, please let me know). However, they are one of the pairs of shoes I own which get the most comments.
I don’t know if it’s because they’re multi-coloured, because they manage to be multi-coloured and smart, or if it’s just because they’re frankly awesome. I favour the latter two…


Time For Teal

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On one of those sunny but cool days that heralds the end of summer and the coming of autumn, there’s nothing more appropriate than a dress with three-quarter length sleeves.
This is me in my teal coloured Dorothy Perkins ensemble, with an unusual tan leather belt from the Zara sale and my extremely comfortable United Nude Fold Peep-toe heels. The La Bagagerie orange patent envelope clutch – which I love – was a present from France. Unfortunately the gorgeous vividness of the orange doesn’t come across well in this picture – ditto the shoes with their bright neon stripes – and even the belt has lost its tan-orange tone in photo translation.
Anyway, I’m now looking forward to coat season so that I can do some serious colour-clashing!

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