louboutin-lady-highness.jpgThe great thing about Mary Jane shoes is how they can be so many different things: girly, innocent, vampish or - as in this recent style from Christian Louboutin - just downright sexy. Made by anyone else, these shoes would probably verge on the tacky, but with the give-away red sole and unmistakable curvaceous glamour you'd expect from the King of Heels, they are just divine.

What better way to strut your stuff than in these incredible peep toe shoes? They're high, even by Louboutin's own lofty standards, but fortunately the strap adds support, as does the platform, whose substantial height is visible through the open toed section at the front. They are £650 at Net-a-Porter for those who want to indulge... 

There are those who say that Christian Louboutin's best work lies in what he knows best, and these killer heels are really just a subtle twist on the designer's most classic lines. They're a good option for the investment buyer, particularly one who is after her first pair of Loubies.