nicholas_kirkwood_2013.jpgNicholas Kirkwood painted leather and printed silk-twill sandals >>

I had to share my love for these incredible leather and silk-twill sandals from Nicholas Kirkwood today, a designer who continues to tug at the heart-strings with every new design. This style takes the designer's sculptural approach to form and brings it neatly into the current season with its graphic prints, clashing patterns and vivid shades of blue. 

The laces that hold the two halves of the sandals together are a triumph in themselves: harlequin-style diamond detailing ensures that there is style and interest evident in every square inch of these fabulous shoes - and they'd be the star of any outfit they might appear in.

If you have a spare £796 knocking around, these shoes are yours at Net-a-Porter. Definitely now first on the wishlist for that lottery win! If you don't, I can certainly recommend some of the current season's shoes at Zara, which show a clear resemblance to Nicholas Kirkwood styles.