Team High Heel

Style icon Nasiba Adilova has a penchant for pumps

High heels can be an instant mood-shifter; your favourite pair will never fail to put a glimmer in your eye and a little added attitude into your step. No matter what you’re wearing, a high heel will elevate your look (quite literally) into the evening. Russian IT girl Nasiba Adilova is a big fan…

When did your fetish for footwear first become apparent?
My love affair with shoes began when I was a little girl. I have a very vivid memory of the first pair of shoes that I fell in love with. I was about four years old and they were a gift from my granny, covered in little sparkles with a beautiful swan on top. They were true princess shoes and I felt like a little princess in them – I still love shoes that make me feel special.

Which is your favourite piece in Mary Katrantzou’s Spring/Summer collection?
I absolutely love the coat that I wore in one of the photos. It is so versatile in shape, colour and fit – a piece you can throw over virtually anything and it can work as casual or dressy. It’s definitely a closet staple.

Do you have any style icons?
My mom has always been my style icon. Also, I have always adored Coco Chanel, Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

What’s so unique about Russian style?
I believe that Russians have their own flare for dressing, we are not afraid to experiment. I would say that Russians are bold dressers.

What do you have too much of in your wardrobe?
I tend to buy statement pieces that can last through the years so I wouldn’t say I have too much of anything, it’s a well balanced closet.

Where is your favourite place to be in the world?
Home.

What’s the ultimate romantic gesture?
Flowers, it seems so very cliché but I absolutely love flowers! They make my day and put a smile on my face.

Nasiba wears:
Callaway green dress, £1,380
Liv blue dress, £990
Pink top, £560
Black pumps, £455 and pink pumps, £455
Logan jewel print coat, £1,800
all by MARY KATRANTZOU

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