Designer Shoes: Alexandre Birman

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Alexandre Birman Sommer bootie | 4″ / 100mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman and MyTheresa.

These Sommer booties are a perfect showcase of Alexandre Birman’s expert craftsmanship. They are made from reflective silver leather with clear PVC panels which reveal slithers of skin. A walkable 100mm heel and back zipper completes the Sommer bootie. Style yours with mini dresses from Prada, The Row and Versus Versace.

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Alexandre Birman Clarita sandal | 3″ / 75mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman, Moda Operandi, Nordstrom,  Saks Fifth Avenue and Alexandre Birman.

We are loving this bright colored suede Clarita sandals that were specifically created as part of a special seven-piece capsule for Net-A-Porter. All of Alexandre Birman’s heels have been made in the label’s family-run workshop under the watchful eye of over 100 craftsmen. Adjust the ties around your ankle to find your perfect fit.

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Alexandre Birman Tanny mules | 4.5″ / 115mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman and Alexandre Birman.

Alexandre Birman’s Tanny mules are set to be just as trend-worthy as the famous Clarita and Lolita sandals. They’re set on a slim 115mm heel with woven leather that’s traced with braided trims. Wear them with faded denim skinny jeans, distressed shorts and embroidered skirts.

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Alexandre Birman Tanny Woven Leather Mule Spring 2018

 

Alexandre Birman Spring 2018 Lolita Glitter Sandal

Alexandre Birman Lolita sandal | 4″ / 100mm heel | available in glitter fabric at Saks Fifth Avenue & Bergdorf Goodman, in raspberry suede at Nordstrom and in blue/peach/tan suede at Farfetch.

Lolita is from Birman’s Spring 2018 collection feature three bow embellished straps, open toe and stiletto 100mm heel. Fun and flirty is how we describe this heel which would be the perfect accessory to any of your Spring ensembles this season. Pair them with solid colored midi, maxi and crepe dresses.

Alexandre Birman Spring 2018 Glitter Embellished Lolita Sandal

Alexandre Birman Suede Spring 2018 Lolita Sandal

Alexandre Birman Lolita Raspberry Suede Bow Sandal Spring 2018

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Alexandre Birman Clarita ankle-tie sandals | 4″ heel | shop online at Farfetch

For Spring/Summer ’17 Birman introduces a playful spin on his signature Clarita sandal this time adding another bow strap around the middle of the shoe. We love this charming design and the summer picnic-ready two-tone gingham version is adorable. They feature long ankle wraps and natural linen covered heel.

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Clarita’s also available in beige or multicolor suede and an equally dreamy style designed in black & white colorblock leather.

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The everyday, everywhere Clarita in pretty beige suede; available at Farfetch.

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Funky fun Clarita in blue, yellow, red, pink & black colorblock suede; available at Farfetch.

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My favorite, the classic black & white Clarita in leather; available at Farfetch.

This week superstar Shakira celebrated her 39th birthday! She’s kind of a boot fanatic and has made them work on several red carpets. Clearly she looks incredible…we’re just not a fan of these knee-high boots paired with her girly Alice + Olivia sleeveless dress.

Shoes She Should Have Worn to Disney’s premiere of ‘Zootopia’ in Barcelona:

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Sophia Webster Flamingo Frill ankle-wrap sandals; available at FarFetch
Given the animal-themed movie, these playful shoes would have been a perfect choice.

Rene Caovilla Swarovski crystal Web slingback pumps; on sale at Neiman Marcus
This is another solid option; check out how they looked recently on actress Lyndie Greenwood.

Altuzarra t-strap leather sandal; on sale at MyTheresa
You can’t go wrong with a strappy shoe and this one has enough ‘bite’ for Shakira.

Olgana La Sensuelle sandals; on sale at Matches
These two-tone sandals complement her dress and they’re still intriguing given the formal funky pleated white leather trim.

Bionda Castana signature Lana ankle-tie pumps; available at Bionda Castana
They’re a celebrity favorite and the ultimate femme fatale pump, featuring geometric black suede and mesh paneling.

Alexandre Birman Clarita jeweled velvet sandals; available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Aren’t they cute? They’re embellished with a crystal embroidered python toe strap. 

Which pair do you like for Shakira? Check out more Shoes She Should Have Worn posts.

During my [long] break from blogging, and even though I wasn’t writing everyday, I was still checking out the latest collections – once a shoe lover, always a shoe lover ☺.

One of the reasons I felt it took me so long to get back to blogging is that I couldn’t help but feel overall uninspired by everything I was seeing stocked in my favorite stores. Aside from a few standouts here & there, the designs seemed monotonous. Which is the reason why I have so much respect for designers who manage to balance creativity with wearability and staple pieces while at the same time maintaining a unique brand voice.

I was browsing through new spring styles and wanted to share the shoes which really caught my eye:

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Bionda Castana x LK Bennett checkerboard printed pointed-toe pump in navy and white leather.

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Manolo Blahnik soft orange suede pointed-toe pump with shiny blue piped leather trim.

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Marskin Ryyppy Merope strappy cutout pump in tangerine suede and metallic peacock green snakeskin.

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Chloe Gosselin cutout pump in vermilion red suede and matching leather.

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Paul Andrew Haikou pump in white satin with raffia & sequin flower embroidery in white and dragon red.

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Casadei cobalt suede sandal with natural snakeskin straps and long ankle-wrap laces with tassels.

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Tabitha Simmons natural raffia strappy sandals with blue starburst floral embroidered straps.

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Alexandre Birman sky blue suede sandal with tube straps and snakeskin detailing.

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Giannico Picasso mule with Beverly Hills palm print canvas and pale blue leather covered stiletto.

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Chelsea Paris for Jean-Pierre Braganza black leather cage sandal with multicolor details.

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Liudmilla jacquard Leandra sculpted wedge pump with a cutout heel and long gold leather ankle-wrap.

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Alejandra G. multicolor pastel snakeskin cage sandal with matching tassels.

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Oscar Tiye Kitty sandal in glossy black patent leather and contrast white stitching.

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Malone Souliers Ida gladiator sandal in a beautiful laser-cut teal leather with red patent leather and pretty pink laces; available at Avenue 32.

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Mary Katrantzou floral printed leather pumps with croc strap and sculpted gold-tone heel.

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Le Silla cutout sandal in platinum snakeskin and long corset-style laces; available at Le Silla.

Images via designers, FootwearNews, Vogue UK

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Lea Michele wore Alexandre Birman sandals to the 2015 Directors Guild of America Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA. These heels feature black suede, a bow detailed front strap and ankle-tie plus a 4.25″ covered stiletto heel. They’re available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Farfetch and Bergdorf Goodman.

Outfit DetailsBalmain sleek black crystal strap pleated gown and cuffs paired with Jennifer Meyer triangle studded earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lea.

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Alexandre Birman two-tone strappy sandal | 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Shopbop for $595

This cage sandal mixes several elements which make for a fabulous statement shoe including bows, a sleek stiletto heel and strappy silhouette. They’re from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection featuring two knotted suede bows with red leather lining, hortensia pink suede, fiery coral leather, signature slim swirly straps and nude leather lining. Half sizes are available.

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I wanted to share a quick look at my favorite new arrivals this week. Many more playful resort styles have landed and a few new spring shoes are also trickling in (on pre-order).

Notes:
Sophia Webster just launched her funky fun Resort 2014 collection and her signature Riko booties are (unsurprisingly) almost sold out however you can still snag them at Farfetch.
Christian Louboutin’s latest staple peep-toe pump, Youpi (which I think we will see on the red carpet very soon) is now on pre-order in a classic black patent leather.
Tamara Mellon’s debut collection has launched (have you seen the short film starring Karlie Kloss?)…it’s a relatively simple collection with select pieces now available at Net-A-Porter.

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Gianvito Rossi beige leather slingback bootie (delivery in March) with a buckled strap and 115mm heel | Sophia Webster signature Riko sandal bootie in mazarine blue suede with mother of pearl calf, pale lime yellow & pink patent trims

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Christian Louboutin Youpi peep-toe pump in black patent leather | Rupert Sanderson Elba pump in gradient effect pink glitter

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Gianvito Rossi black leather open-toe bootie with an exposed side zip | Giuseppe Zanotti Dea molded leaf embellished sandal, a metallic version of the Kanye West Cruel Summer sandals

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Tamara Mellon Submission black patent leather sandal with a honeycomb laser-cut panel | Alexandre Birman Fifi ankle-strap python pump in bright orange, pink and blue