At the NRDC (that's Natural Resources Defense Council to you and me) Forces for Nature benefit in New York the other night, we couldn't help but be transfixed by Stella McCartney's punched leather boots/leggings (FYI ladies, these aren't actually trousers, just incredibly high thigh boots). But after a few minutes frantically looking through the A/W ’09 collection, we couldn't locate these on the catwalk in such elaborate form. Plain black ones, yes. But these beautifully crafted ones? Don't say they're for Stella and Stella alone... No, they aren't, we just got overexcited and didn't spy them on the pins of model Catherine McNeil, worn with an oversized mannish tux. Phew. And for the second shock of the evening? Looks like McCartney could be in the mood to up sticks to NY Fashion Week for the future. 'I'm half New Yorker. So I'd love to.' Look, Stella, if you're going anywhere it's back to London. Because not only do we miss you, but we just have to rip those boots off your feet too!