It’s no secret that I love everything west coast but this one may come as a bit of a surprise. One of my favourite shoe brands was launched by the stylist sister duo in 2009 Maryam & Marjan Malakpour. This dynamic duo is not only based in L.A. but also manufacture there. All off their designs are hand made in California and you can tell.

Famed for their elegantly minimalist shoes they use the softest calf leather and kid suede. It is truly like wearing your slippers to the office but there’s no fluffy pompoms with these styles, think super chic, like a well fitting tuxedo, these shoes have an identity all of their own.


The original Melanie loafer is still one of my favourites and for AW16 it has been given a little je ne sais quoi of beautiful red piping against it’s original black background. Personally I will be opting for the slightly more adventurous monochrome option and can’t wait to pair it with a fabulous narrow leg-smoking trouser.

UK stockists include:
Fenwicks –
Matches –