This killer pump is by young British designer, Chrissie Morris, who takes inspiration from Art Deco's romantic geometry but pushes it to extremes. Specialties include towering heels (which she sculpts herself), retro-futuristic styling (with nods to Salvatore Ferragamo, Roger Vivier and Blade Runner) and exotic or metallic leathers. Marlene, above, has a stunning, cantilevered profile, hidden platform and stingray inserts. Guaranteed, as the name suggests, to turn any girl into a lightning rod for the right sort of trouble.
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