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Friday, 23 November 2012

Why did Chloe do anything next?

"What Chloe did next",  I don't know about you, but my first thought after reading those words was 'Why??'. Given the last CJG collection I didn't think we'd be seeing another one, but then again a parent's love is blind.

You've got to hand it to whoever wrote the feature on the Topshop website; if I had had no previous knowledge of the first collection I would have been excited to see what the next page had in store for me. But alas, the world isn't perfect and given said previous knowledge, phrases such as "Lavish sky-high heels...and dainty ballerinas", "high fashion twist" or "soft velvety suedes and delicate mesh overlays" had me under no illusions.

The monstrous heels, as well as the monstrous prices, are back. Except this time with some biker boots and flats added into the mix (monstrous is an apt description for them too). Maybe it's just a matter of personal taste, but I don't understand how a collection made up of a combination of studs, 6 inch heels, snake print and could ever look anything other than trashy? Maybe that's an opinion that could be proved wrong with the right outfit, but I don't think I'll be parting with upwards of £115 to find out. I'd rather put the money towards a pair of actual designer shoes, or fruit. Imagine the amount of pomegranates I could buy with that.

And speaking of actual designer shoes, the CJG version of the red Louboutin sole is back with an exciting new "stamp of individuality" - her signature charms print. Sorry what? Don't try and twist someone else's trademark idea into your own by adding a new dimension. Any design on the sole of a shoe will never be original, and so it's a territory better left untouched.

I'm not really sure what else I can add. I think it's pretty unlikely I will ever be a fan of CJG for Topshop but obviously someone out there is (size 36 in the 'stud lightening platform sandals' has sold out). Nonetheless it's always fun to rant about these things, and we all know how much I love a good rant. I've given you my opinion, now it's time to decide your own. I would say 'here are some of my faves' but obviously that doesn't apply here so instead, here is a selection from the collection (have no fear, the rhyme ends here).

Un besito guapos

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