Terry de Havilland sure as hell aint known as the rock n roll cobbler for nothing. For the past five decades his iconic and extremely covetable creations have adorned the tootsies of (deep breath) Marianne Faithfull, Shirley Bassey, Bianca Jagger and David Bowie, and more recently, Dita von Teese, Marilyn Manson, Angelina Jolie and Alison Goldfrapp. If his shoes were people they’d be seriously debaucherous good fun, the flamboyant dragging you up-on-the-tables to shake and shimmy types, champagne bottle in hand dressed up to the nines in glitter and feathers, turning heads, and definitely the last to leave the party.
Terry de Havilland, and the footwear he designs, are legendary and this year the shoe that shot him to stardom, The Margaux, is celebrating her 40th Birthday. The Margaux is the original iconic wedge but far from being over the hill (as if!) she’s back and looking her glam-rock greatest in silver and gold python. Psychedelic illustrator extraordinaire Grande Dame, who I interviewed for this blog last year, has designed The Tiffany, a neon Oriental print platform sandal that is crying out to be worn on the dancefloor. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at them when she came as a speaker to our Dalston Darlings meeting and oh my daisies I fell head-over-stiletto in love with them. To be frank I love them all, but my Must-Hav (‘scuse the pun) is the canary-yellow Margarite, the younger and sassier sister to Margaux, worn below with stripes is EXACTLY how I’ll be wearing mine!
You buy these babies from the Terry de Havilland website here www.tdhcouture.com
|The Isis wedge featuring the print-tastical work of Grande Dame|
|Psychedelic loud & proud “Tiffany” designed by Grande Dame and named in her honour. Available for purchase here|
|The Birthday Girl, “Margaux”, which you can buy here|
|Let me introduce you to “Margarite” the younger and sassier stiletto-heeled sister to “Margaux”|