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This Trend Spotting, Circus Circus, is my prediction as the next big thing. It hasn't really been styled in a complete look in stores yet, but there are tonnes of individual pieces around to help you compile your own take on it. Think velvet fabric, bowler hats, statement blazers, playsuits and frilly blouses, all ranging in a fabulous colour palette of maroons; black and white stripes; harlequin print; rich purple lavender; and, red and black with gold trimming. Circus Circus is coming, and it's a look you can have a lot of fun with! Get inspired with some of my top picks, styled by yours truly!
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Carvela by Kurt Geiger - Astro Ponyskin Courts

Carvela by Kurt Geiger - Astro Ponyskin Courts

Ahhhh ponyskin... it just always seems to be a winner when it comes to ponyskin heels, and this stiletto from Carvela by Kurt Geiger is certainly an example of ponyskin at its finest! Of course, the leopard print is probably another feature that's singing my sort of song, but nonetheless, I think the majority of shoe fiends are going to appreciate this one. 

The colouring is a burnt orange, with a heel height of a very comfortable 10.16cm (four inches) - perfect for work or play!

Chiara Ferragni - Spotted Ponyskin Laceup Ankle Boots

Chiara Ferragni - Spotted Ponyskin Laceup Ankle Boots

Taking a page out of the boys book, this boot from Chiara Ferragni sort of looks like one you'd spot on a gentleman on a day at the races, but we've seen this whole adrogynous theme gracing the runways all of 2013 so it should be no surprise that it is advancing into the wonderland of shoes as well! 

Asides from the total statement print, this suave boot features that delicious ponyskin fur and a lace up front.

Charkviani - Marilyn Boot

Charkviani - Marilyn Boot

It's dubbed the Marilyn boot, but what Marilyn is the question! If I had to take a guess, I'd actually suggest this boot from Charkviani is a mash up of the 50's/60's fashion icon, Marilyn Monroe, and the dark and gothic edge of Marilyn Manson.

What does that leave us with? This boot is a combination that could be garish but somehow isn't. It's a perfect balance between edgy and chic that surprisingly works. And you know what... I think both Marilyn's could wear it too!

 

Charlotte Olympia - She Wolf Embellished Leather Pumps

Charlotte Olympia - She Wolf Embellished Leather Pumps

I wish I knew how to type out a sound like the build up of a wolf howling because that's exactly what this pump makes me want to do! I've come to expect some pretty unique and eccentric designs from Charlotte Olympia, but this particular heel is one that definitely has instant appeal. 

With an amazing wolf design covering the entire body of the pump, the depiction of the wolf itself is actually quite subtle when you see the pump side on, but don't you worry! Just take a look at the toe of the pump and you'll see why I adore this shoe! 

Charlotte Olympia - Hollywood

Charlotte Olympia - Hollywood

From famed shoe designer Charlotte Olympia, this sandal/wedge combo is straight out of her Pre Fall 13 collection and appropriately dubbed the 'Hollywood'. Featuring an impressive wedge platform of six inches and two inches respectively, the design pays homage to the Hollywood sign with 'Holly' and 'Wood' emblazoned on either side of each wedge.

Quality is always of the essence with shoes from Olympia and this wedge is no different - the design made from suede and kidskin. 

Casadei - Arbok

Casadei - Arbok

Another fabulous heel from Casadei that is exuding a confidence that most definitely will be felt by anyone who manages to slip this pair into their wardrobe. Featuring the familiar steel blade heel, the silhouette is sexy and sharp like its Jungle Pop sister, but it's the colour that is truly striking. 

In a fabulous shocking hot pink, the Arbok heel has also hit the snakeskin trend and executes it perfectly.

Christian Louboutin - Pitou Cutout Printed Red Sole Bootie

Christian Louboutin - Pitou Cutout Printed Red Sole Bootie

For those arty creative types amongst us, acquaint yourself with this fabulous number from Christian Louboutin. A bit of a bootie/sandal cross, this heel features a number of design elements perfectly constructed together to make it worthy of a lingering gaze of admiration. 

The printed bazin fabric pattern is perhaps the most desirable aspect, in an elegant arty design, this heel looks like it could've come straight from Monet's studio.

Christian Louboutin - Lady Peep Python Red Sole Pump

Christian Louboutin - Lady Peep Python Red Sole Pump

Animal print is very in, and more specifically, it seems the shoe world is getting an abundant choice of snakeskin heels. At the forefront of your choices is none other than the fabulous Christian Louboutin with this python pump in a gorgeous shade of exotic pink. 

This peeptoe heel has a fabulous shape and a six inch heel with one and a half inch concealed platform. The inside lining is in an elegant nude and don't forget the red sole!

Casadei - Jungle Pop

Casadei - Jungle Pop

The name is almost as alluring as the shoe with this 'Jungle Pop' heel from Casadei. This gorgeous stiletto has an absolutely amazing silhouette, with a heel that is lacquered and real steel! 

The jungle animal print is in fabulous and fun shades of orange and fuschia pink with black animal spots, and just to class it up further, the heel also has embroidered Swarovski crystals!

Charlotte Olympia - Girls on Film

Charlotte Olympia - Girls on Film

It may be wintertime here in the southern hemisphere, but that doesn't stop us from being able to appreciate a decent sandal, and a prime example is this creative depiction from Charlotte Olympia. 

Featuring a six inch heel (including one and a half inch platform), the main design aesthetic is the film reel strap in a soft tone of sepia. 

Chinese Laundry - Twiggy Ice Grey

Chinese Laundry - Twiggy Ice Grey

I must admit, I don't own too many pairs of grey shoes. What can I say, I do find grey a bit drab, normally passable for a suede boot, but with regards to a pump it wouldn't tend to catch my eye. This heel from Chinese Laundry is definitely the exception and so startlingly simple but alluring, I may just change my mind on grey shoes from now on!

It's the colour palette combination which makes this shoe a winner. 

Christian Louboutin - Triboclou

Christian Louboutin - Triboclou

There are some shoes out there that are expensive but look cheap, some that look cheap and are cheap, and then there is this fabulous pair of Louboutin's... a pair that is expensive, but looks deliciously indulgent at the same time!

Featuring a bouquet of colours and animal textures including a zebra body, teal peep-toe, mandarin python heel, hot pink buckles, gold pipe trimming and of course, the fundamental part of any Louboutin... the classic red sole.

 

Chinese Laundry - White Danger Zone

Chinese Laundry - White Danger Zone

With so many black shoes featured in the Tuxedo Tales style edit, it was necessary to include its monochrome counterpart - white! And this stiletto from Chinese Laundry is bang-on trend for the sophisticated and chic image of the Tuxedo Tale girl. 

Finished with a white leather upper, the heel's main feature is the pointy toe with a metallic cap. The heel height is relatively low at just 3.75 inches, but surprisingly this doesn't compromise the look of the shoe.  

Chloé - Multi-strap Leather Pumps

Chloé - Multi-strap Leather Pumps

A boot that's not for the faint-hearted! This pair from Chloé is an interesting concept that meshes different styles, creating its own distinct design that is somewhere between boot and school-girl pump. 

The buckles are the main feature and give attitude an edge, while the round-toe provides the needed femininity. 

Casadei - Suede knee boots

Casadei - Suede knee boots

After some classic knee high black suede boots? Then these are the perfect fit! With a fantastic silhouette, these boots have the height, the shape and the finish to portray perfect glam! 

It should be no surprise I picked these for Sugar and Spice - they are the perfect transitional boot between chic and glamorous, to sexy and daring. 

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