A pair of chic red sandals, slim-heeled, made in satin and with bow-adornment and elegant ankle straps. And they’re called Fatales. Really, it’s like Mr Paul Andrew is laughing in the face of our credit cards, overdraft and ability to restrain ourselves.

Paul Andrew Fatales

Andrew launched his first collection in Spring 2013 to quite some acclaim – everyone from Vogue and ELLE to the Financial Times and Style.com has been falling over themselves to heap praise on the British-born designer’s creations. It’s not surprising; Andrew honed his skills at fashion houses including  Donna Karan, Alexander McQueen and Calvin Klein before setting up his eponymous brand. And – of course – his beautifully-crafted shoes are handmade in Italy from the finest materials. Definitely an investment buy. Let’s hope the bank manager sees it that way. PS They’re also available in dusky pink. Oh dear.

Paul Andrew’s Fatales sandals are available to buy online here. For stockists and more information, see the Paul Andrews website.