By Claire Brayford
I’ll always remember my first pair of red shoes and even now, scarlet shoes are my signature as I find whatever my outfit they somehow always work. If I could only wear one pair of shoes for the rest of my life it would be a red stiletto. But what a thought! (Britton red heels, £250, Kurt Geiger London)
The biggest trend for party shoes this Christmas is laced sandals and shoes with stars, stones and sparkle. We have also designed flats that combine function with full-on fantasy. The big trends are slippers and skaters in touchy-feely velvet with brooches and bows. And the LBB (little black boot) is always a go-to for the party season. (Lavish flats, £69, KG Kurt Geiger).
As well as being beautiful, I find a heel gives me confidence. I'm tiny and shoes are the only things to make you taller! (Bailey courts, £110, KG Kurt Geiger).
At the last count it was over 500 pairs. I love shoes and I am an avid collector so I now have my very own shoe chandelier to catalogue them. I don't have a pair that are particularly meaningful. I wouldn’t say I'm sentimental about shoes but seeing [Mad Men's] Jon Hamm wearing our men’s collection was a memorable moment. (Bond black lace boot, £270, Kurt Geiger London)
It’s an incredibly exciting time for accessories and particularly shoes. Accessories have cult status. They transform your shape and you don't have to have a model's proportions to fit into them. (Solo black boots, £130, KG Kurt Geiger).
Coveted by stylish women all over the world from Beyonce to Sandra Bullock, our signature Kurt Geiger London stilettos would be my choice to go party-hopping in this Christmas. Crafted in Italy, the metal pin-heel gives a seriously sexy silhouette. The Britton and Bond are the perfect blend of practicality and craftsmanship. (Bond stiletto, £270, Kurt Geiger London)
If I had to be reincarnated as an accessory I would rather come back as a bag and be elevated to arm-candy status. As a bag you would also hold all of the secrets. (Britton pouch, £150, Kurt Geiger London).