Karla Otto’s Spring 2012 press preview in London was heavenly for me.
Aside from the breathtaking pieces from Emilio Pucci, Thakoon, Vionnet and Valentino, there were shoes, glorious shoes everywhere.
Seeing the many styles on display, I have to wonder yet again why celebs stick to the same brands or the same styles.
Sergio Rossi certainly took things up several notches with a colourful collection of ombre sandals, floral-accented heels and some neon-coloured laser-cut sandals which are begging to be worn by Fergie or Katy Perry.
Whilst at the press preview I was introduced to Shamballa jewels.
Shamballa jewels have become known for their Macramé braided bracelets using 18K gold balls with precious stones.
They already have a huge celebrity following, which includes Jay-Z, Karl Lagerfeld, Jay Sean and Lil Wayne, plus many athletes have been spotted wearing them as well.
My personal favourites from this preview were the bee-accented Giuseppe Zanotti for Vionnet heels. Brooklyn Decker has recently made yellow heels very popular, so Vionnet are ahead of the trend with two yellow pumps in their collection.
The Rochas floral slingbacks were also much loved, as were their supple leather totes.
Other designers on display included Gareth Pugh, Dsquared², Viktor & Rolf, Loewe, Diane von Furstenberg, Givenchy, Celine, Maison Martin Margelia and Marni accessories which were to die for.
Credit: Pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards & Karl Lagerfeld picture is from Getty