And on shoes this sexy, why would you want her to? Simple fact: no one does sex appeal like Alaïa. Nor does anyone do animal prints with the same indulgently chic grace (Yes my heart was broken by the studded pair last week but I heal fast and I inspected these carefully, not a drop of glue anywhere!). These booties have all the pizzazz and none of the cheese of your typical leopard print. The intricate design has the same form-conscious appeal as an Alaïa dress.
Soft calf hair on a low-key stacked heel with luscious lacing is all you could hope for on an open-toed bootie. Look closely at the touches of ivory stitching that soften the look and the calf hair at the toe of the sole – such close attention to detail (at this price, I wouldn’t expect anything less!). But it’s the lace-up cutout front that really takes these over the edge into seductively cool territory. Consider this a spotted investment to last you nine lives. On Net-a-Porter for $2,225.
Pair with: Bally’s canvas and leather shoulder bag might seem like a conservative choice for such a sassy shoe, but that’s the point. You’ve got to keep them guessing! Bally Canvas and Leather Shoulder Bag, $861.