T&F Slack Shoemakers offers a collection of unique, head-turning styles for Fall/Winter 2011. Certain to appeal to anyone looking for something different, the styles range from a suede saddle shoe with leather detailing to a perforated leather oxford with bright, colorful accents throughout...

That may be because he only just debuted his collection at the London College of Fashion 2011 MA graduate show two weeks ago! Apparently Gaga's stylists saw the show, loved what they saw and called in some pieces for the diva herself. Now that is some fast fashion! You have to love the celebs...

Mary Katrantzou is a new constant favourite of London Fashion Week. That may have something to do with her digital print work being second to none in the industry. This year, the designer took a trip to the Orient and created prints that seemed to awaken right before your eyes as models...

Pure Spirit is one of the dedicated areas of Pure London focussing on contemporary and progressive women's fashion. Several new brands debuted at Pure Spirit, such as Katie Prices' label Day 22, French womenswear brand Molly Bracken, and Pilar Vidal launched in the UK. Custo Barcelona also...

(Above: Bar manager Alessandro Palazzi created two signature James Bond martinis at the Dukes bar in London, where Sir Ian Fleming is said to have coined the phrase, "shaken, not stirred.") As Sir Ian Fleming's former watering hole, Dukes bar in London is a pilgrimage site for James Bond...

My final sale purchase came from Swear London, a shop operated by Farfetch, in the form of a beautiful pair of floral brogues. Queen Marie will know Swear best as my "hover feet" - a shoe I used to wear in the very early 90's which had a quadruple sole. She said when I wore them it always...

" Swear London x Cassette Playa | Playa 1 " Ambush x Cassette Playa Preview " Casa Brutus x Takashi Murakami

Oh, and as for maintenance: Ignore pretty much everything you've read on the internet on how to clean suede and listen to the advice from London custom shoemakers James Taylor and Son. They've been making bespoke footwear since 1857 and wouldn't steer you wrong.

One thing is for sure, my next stop: Dukes Hotel London! LoL, Sandra Deborah Dhugga framed by Cinnamon Circle's founders, Manuela Weber and Jörn Pfannkuch Photos: Courtesy of Dukes Hotel and © Sandra Bauknecht

 

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