South African actress and model, Aretha Bauwens, has launched her a collection of statement stilettos and wedges online and we’re crushing hard on almost every beautiful pair! Aretha started her acting career portraying the role of Thivhulawi on local soap opera, Muvhango. Since then she has landed numerous TV commercials throughout Africa as well as set up a thriving hair extension business. And now, she’s working on conquering the fashion world! In 2015 Aretha started working on her collection of high-quality PU heels. Here’s a look at the stunning collection.

Aretha says she designs her shoes for successful women who love to make a statement; “the kind of woman who commands respect without even saying a word when she walks past”, she explains. “She is stylish, a lady in every sense of the word who means business and oozes confidence.” Her sophisticated shoes are designed to be worn through all the seasons. Inner soles have built-in cushioning for added comfort while outer soles are a signature AB orange, evocative of fashion giant Christian Louboutin.

We love the Zebra Killer platforms and the Floral Seduction Stilletos – both will allow you to make a statement of note, no matter how simple the rest of your outfit. Other favourites include the daring Red Rush, cage heels and the oh-stylish Floral Crown. Prices for the shoe collection range from R1290 to R1990. The collection is available online from the Aretha Bauwens website.