Last spring, I wrote a post for the Farfetch Botanical Blooms style challenge to celebrate the arrival of summer by creating a style set around the Dolce & Gabbana floral pump. Farfetch have contacted me with another challenge--to celebrate their collaboration with Aquazzura, a capsule collection brought together by four women from a network of international boutiques. See their short film about the 'perfect heels' here.
The collection consists of The Very Holli, a black strappy pair, The Very Deena, a fun mix of leopard and zebra print, The Very Pascaline, a bootie with a chunky heel and tassel and fringe details, and The Very Claire (coming soon), a gold and glam platform.
My style set is created around my favorite, The Very Holli. In the film, Holli describes her perfect shoe as 'timeless'--what could be more timeless than a classic black Saint Laurent blazer? I love the length of this one, and the deep v-neck, lack of lapels, and concealed front fastening. I wanted something delicate and lacy underneath, and found this sexy Fleur du Mal bodysuit with rose lace detail. A pair of high-waisted trousers was in order; these velvet Philosophy di Lorenzo ones add the perfect shape and texture, and a unique accent with the dark blue shade. This crystal Dolce & Gabbana brooch and gold Rolex (though not literally timeless) add the finishing touches.
It's so fun putting together and wish-listing luxury outfits, or creating an outfit around one item. The finished style set can also serve as an inspiration board--invest in the shoes and easily recreate the rest of the outfit with pieces from your own wardrobe! (Though I suddenly find myself in dire need of velvet high-waisted trousers...)
How would you describe your perfect shoe?
Thank you to Farfetch for inviting me to participate in this challenge!