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The High-Heeled Gladiator

It's official. The gladiator sandal remains a firm fixture of spring/summer fashion. How do I know? Well when Christian Louboutin designs a shoe reflecting the trend, that's all the endorsement I need.

So this season we can expect a fresh offering of the warrior footwear - but unlike last season when heels were subtle and the emphasis was on comfort - this time it's all about the bold, high-heeled, ultra glam with plenty of drama.

Dune Model Shot: Gladiator Style Sandals

Personally, I'm relieved that gladiator sandals have had a bit of a refresh. It's not that I didn't enjoy them before, but now with the added height, we get the benefits of elongated legs, shapely feet and a more sophisticated finish.

Check out the new designs from Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti and Balmain - by far my favourite choice from what's out there right now.

High-Heeled Gladiators

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Pammy Sandals
- £85, www.dune.com
1. Paquita Crepe Satin Sandals by Christian Louboutin
- £547,00 , www.mytheresa.com
2. Moda In Pelle Marrianne Gladiator Sandal
- £85, www.vivaladiva.com
3. Strappy leather sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti
- £342.55, www.net-a-porter.com
4. Urban Gladiator Sandals by Balmain
- £670,00, www.mytheresa.com

Vintage Floral - Stepping into Spring

I'm so bored of winter. I can't wait for spring sunshine and blossomy breeze to banish winter and last season's wardrobe. And in much anticipation, I've been scouring the shops to find the best floral dresses to kick-start my spring/summer collection.

Primark Vinage Style Dress

I have to tell you, I've been rather impressed with what's on offer. You see, I'm big on vintage dresses and I'm pleased to find that most dresses for spring/summer are reminiscent of 1940s hollywood glamour and 1960s hippy chic. Bring on the sun!

Here's my pick of the best:

Floral Vintage Style Dresses

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Garden floral print bow dress
- £15, Primark

1. Rebecca mini dress by Luella
- £238.50, www.net-a-porter.com

2. Claresta bustier dress

- £20, www.boohoo.com

3. Cotton Satin
Sheen Party Dress
- £36, www.goddiva.co.uk
4. Vintage floral prom dress
- £44.03, www.riverisland.com

Wetlook Leggings: Sport Luxe Style

Today I'm thinking about wetlook leggings... You either love them of loathe them. Whatever your stance on them, the fashion world is flirting with them. Endorsed by Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and the Olsen Twins, I have a good feeling that they will be around for most of the year.

Ashley Olsen, Wetlook Leggins

Personally? I am under no illusion that just about anyone can wear these. Unless you have legs like Agy or V. Beckham, these will almost certainly look unflattering. That said, I probably will NEVER own a pair but I can see their appeal, especially as a staple piece for the sport luxe look.

Fashion Flirt term for today: Sport Luxe - The mixture of luxury fabrics with sporty shapes.

Anyway, here's how I would opt to wear them - a luxe tunic top, seriously sharp shoe boots, a boyish little cropped leather jacket and a few statement accessories thrown in for good measure.

Sport Luxe Look

Like it? Here's where you can get this look:

1. Two-Tone Clamp Bangle - £8.00, ASOS
2. Gold oversized top - £25.00, Dorothy Perkins
3. Box clutch by Bottega Veneta - £602, Net A Porter
4. Wetlook Leggings - £18.00, Topshop
5. Cropped Trench Jacket - £130.00, Warehouse
6. Black Helga Peeptoe Shoe Boot by Georgina Goodman - £322.00, My Wardrobe
7. Striped Ring Set With Glass Stones- £3.00, ASOS

Image credit: Ashley Olsen embracing sport luxe style courtesy of Fashionoa

Katie Holmes: The face of Miu Miu S/S09

Did you hear that Katie Holmes is the new face of Mui Mui?

When I heard, I was not convinced but here she is modeling the S/S09 collection. Truth be told, I never had her down as someone versatile enough to carry off such an edgy campaign. However, judging from these images, the girl's done good. Don't you think?

Speaking of good, I LOVE this collection. It's so rural, tribal, nomadic and cultured. To match batik and ethnic inspired fabrics with gorgeous sculptured shapes with such ease is a triumph in my book.


Image Credits: www.miumiu.com
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