It’s misty in London today, so here’s a little something to brighten your day. Or at least, your feet. You all know I have a wee penchant for animal print shoes, but this season it’s taking a leap into more colourful territory. My most recent skate shoe purchase (my Y.M.C. Liberty print pair have now been packed away until next summer) are adorned with a neon pink leopard print and I LOVE them. So practical, so comfortable, and properly cool (if I do say so myself!). They’re by Essentiel Antwerp and you can pick them up at Mania Mia on the Kings Road in London.

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I’ve also been lusting after these pink boots by Senso since I painted them for Harvey Nichols’ Shoetopia department. I’m not usually a fan of pink shoes, but I like how the animal print toughens the colour up and makes it less girly. These, like the Essentiel Antwerp ones, have a ponyskin texture which always makes animal print shoes look more luxe. Here they are in their non-painted form, but you can see my illustration here.

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Biba ankle boots, Β£180, harveynichols.com (BUY ME HERE!)

I’ve fallen hard for this amazing pair of creepers by Bimba & Lola, along with at least five other pairs of shoes on the website, and as such you’ll be seeing a lot more of this brand on here. It has LOADS of brilliant, really cool flats; the sorts of shoes you can’t get out of your head once you’ve seen them!

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Masculine shoes, Β£190, bimbaylola.com (BUY ME HERE!)

I’m also rather fond of these ballet pumps from Cocorose London, though they’re more useful to someone who actually wears heels; they fold up really small so are perfect for carrying in your handbag as emergency flats.

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Farringdon, Β£90, cocoroselondon.com (BUY ME HERE!)

And it’s not just leopard that’s been getting a colourful update for AW13. Snake is available in every shade under the sun at the moment but of course, most of the time it isn’t actually snake, just a print. It looks particularly lovely on ballet pumps as it gives them an edge, but my favourites have to be the Derek Lam boots below. Divine!

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Nice, Β£98, lucychoilondon.com (BUY ME HERE!)
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Henrietta, Β£180, frenchsole.com (BUY ME HERE!)
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Monks, Β£209, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, shoescribe.com (BUY ME HERE!)

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