Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry

Launched in 1981, Chinese Laundry now has several sub-brands lurking under the main Chinese Laundry banner including CL by Laundry, Dirty Laundry and a collaboration with Kristin Cavallari. The shoes are about style and value, while incorporating a mixture of textures, fabrics and styles. 

Check out the full range on the CL website!

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. 

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.  

Chinese Laundry - Lannie Black Suede

Chinese Laundry - Lannie Black Suede

This cute wee bootie is perfect for nailing the 'good school girl' look, aka, Campus Chick! It's black suede making it sexy, but the demure lace up and stiletto heel give it a sophisticated chic finish. 

From Chinese Laundry, it's a really versatile heel which you could easily transition between work and friday night drinks. Great for A/W and a sheer pair of stockings. 

Chinese Laundry - Touch Down Black Micro Suede

Chinese Laundry - Touch Down Black Micro Suede

Suede normally makes for a killer heel, but although this is claimed to be 'black' suede, it looks to me to be a deep rich colour of purple plum, and for that reason it is total style heaven. 

The metallic studding detail down the back of the heel is in one word - striking.