The sexiest women, to me, are the "cookies." The slightly femme fatale, very independent women of cinema who arrive on their own at the private detectives for a problem that's a little scandalous.
They're inevitably greeted by a bartender, somewhere, saying, "Hey, cookie!" and they have the shoes to match.
The great news is that the rise in retro-style looks means that we can all be a cookie, if we can wedge ourselves into the dress. Here are some great places to get your cookie on.
The first is Pin-Up Girl Clothing, where they carry some gorgeous looks like this one:
Another great place to order from, or to visit if you're in London, is my favorite store, Vivien of Holloway:
Finally, if you're lucky enough to be in NOLA anytime soon, you have to hit up Trashy Diva. They also have a great website, where you can order such beauties as this coat dress:
Enjoy, and maybe we can all be cookies this New Year. :-)