By Sarah Kleinhenz, Guest Blogger
I'm obsessed with heels. Ok, there I said it! I would rather walk miles in my stilettos than some boring ol' flats. So I always love going to check out brands I haven't heard of because I just know I'm going to find something my closet can't live without. Enter, Aruna Seth.
This British shoe designer makes the most elegant and exquisite shoes I've seen in a long time. Not only is she gorgeous and personable, but she's insanely talented (obviously). So much so, Pippa Middleton chose to wear one of her designs to a Royal Wedding event. Eek! To me, that's one of the biggest compliments you can receive! I met with Aruna at the London Hotel in NYC to see what styles she has in store for us for fall. I know we're all jumping into our peep-toes and wedges, but seeing what fall has coming makes me extra happy!
Aruna uses a crystal butterfly as her "signature" trademark, if you will. Just about every shoe in her collection has one on it somewhere. Whether it's on a gorgeous blue wedding pump or a removable strap on a sky-high bootie. She makes every design look like a piece of art. With the Queen's Jubilee coming up, Harrods had all of the British shoe designers design a pair of shoes for the event, and Aruna's were to die for! They're her signature wedges adorned with blue Swarovski crystals and the Union Jack flag on the back heel. They run about $4,000 and she was kind enough to let me try them on. Eek again! All I can say is if I were the Queen, I would wear those beauties to every event possible!
Investment shoes, these most definitely are. But Aruna uses high-quality Italian leather with all of her shoes and bags. So you definitely get your money's worth with this brand. Now all you have to do is decide which pair to add to your closet. And that will be the hardest decision to make...
[Editor's note: Um, the leopard wedges below, please and thank you??)
[Photo Credit: Sarah Kleinhenz]