by Penny Martin .

Alexander McQueen accessories

The rather swish Connaught Hotel in Mayfair was the setting for the McQueen accessories press day. There, the designer's signature round-toed heels, hand-tooled leathers and Novak bags could be seen in a variety of fabrics and finishes from pony skin and crocheted yarn to these Swarovski crystals, which, grouped in clusters, have the appearance of molten glass. Ingrid and I were particularly impressed that they took the time to cover the inner heels: it's those precious details that count!