Designer Shoes: Bruno Frisoni

Yesterday I received a press email saying Beyoncé wore one of my favorite Elie Saab dresses to the RocNation Pre-Grammy Brunch. It’s from the Spring 2013 RTW collection featuring a long sleeve v-neck and bold abstract print. Although she skipped the red carpet, luckily we caught a glimpse of her full look when Solange Knowles tweeted a photo.

I loved Beyoncé’s hair, dress and Reece Hudson Bondage bag but was surprised to see her Louis Vuitton footwear choice. She wore the Florida blue satin platform sandals from the Cruise 2013 collection with a yellow lucite acrylic sculpted heel. These shoes were last spotted on Naomi Watts and worked with blue gown however they’re too mod for Beyoncé’s dress.

Shoes She Should Have Worn: Beyoncé


Elie Saab two-tone pink leather t-strap sandal; from the Spring 2013 collection
Her dress was presented on the runway with a hot pink t-strap and this shoe would have been an obvious but beautiful choice.

Nicholas Kirkwood mesh bootie; available at Bergdorf Goodman
These booties are from the Spring 2013 collection with a sheer mesh upper and black suede/glitter trim.

Tom Ford black croc & leather t-strap sandal; from the Spring 2012 collection
This collection had several covetable designs and she also wore a sculpted wedge from the same season last year in Paris.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle in neon pink patent leather; available at Barneys
Beyoncé wore a nude Pigalle to Art Basel in Miami and I liked the 4″ heel style on her. Plus, this rose matador fluorescent pink shade is perfect.

Gianvito Rossi pointed-toe pump; available at LuisaViaRoma
This is a new aqua color for spring/summer featuring nappa leather and 4.3″ stiletto heel.

Brian Atwood Alisée pink snakeskin sandal; from the Spring 2013 collection

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


Carly Rae Jepsen wore Brian Atwood Zenith platforms pumps to the 2012 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon in NYC. This beautiful rose gold color debuted in Victoria Beckham’s Spring 2011 presentation. They feature a hidden platform and skinny ankle-strap. Zenith is available online (on sale!) in black satin at Saks Fifth Avenue and Brian Atwood.

Carly posed in a cerulean blue Rachel Zoe Collection Ginta cap-sleeve dress with a cut-out back. I only wish she ditched the oversized clutch…it wasn’t necessary. Katy Perry was also at this event wearing Oscar de la Renta embellished d’Orsay sandals.

We’ve most recently seen the Zenith pumps on Amy Adams, Ashley Greene and Jessica Biel. Check out more shoes spotted on Carly.

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Last week when I stopped in at the InSole store at the Wynn, Las Vegas I asked the sales associate Tony if they go through inventory quickly. He said most visitors don’t even make it down to their store (it’s a tad hidden). Tony also mentioned that if people are willing to spend $500+ for new shoes they usually go for the red soles = Christian Louboutin. I love Christian Louboutin. He is genius and his work is brilliant. However if you’re only looking for the red soles, you’re missing out other amazing designers! Here’s a quick list of designers to check out:

1. Nicholas Kirkwood

Okay, okay I’ll stop. I think I talked about him enough here & here : )

2. Jerome C. Rousseau

Absolute brilliant young French Canadian designer – one to watch this year. See his spring collection here .

3. Chrissie Morris

She uses really fun textures like iguana and stingray. See her spring collection.

4. Behnaz Kanani

I love the unique textures and bold architectural shapes Behnaz uses. You can see her latest collection here.

5. Bruno Frisoni

He’s the creative director for Roger Vivier and his spring collection is filled with an array of textures including leather, suede, silk, elastic, patent leather and more. See his spring collection here.

6. Ruthie Davis

Ruthie isn’t exactly new to the shoe world, her brand has been around since 2006. However, the candy colors, encrusted heels are always refreshing and cheerful. See her spring collection.

7. Camille Skovgaard

Camilla also launched her shoe collection in 2006  and is in charge of shoe design for Matthew Williamson. Her signature “saw” soles and bold designs have gained extreme popularity last year.

8. Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte is a relatively new designer based in London. Her designs have also been catching a ton of popularity this year from celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Moss. We’re told Charlotte’s new website will be up soon. Until then you can find her designs on LUISAVIAROMA & Net-A-Porter.

9. Raphael Young

Paris based Raphael Young was taught how to design shoes by his uncle Alexandre Narcy who designed for Yves Saint Laurent. His shoes are described as “hard rock couture, sexy, edgy, strong shoes with an attitude”. View his spring collection here.

10. olsen Haus

Elizabeth Olsen has been the Creative Director at Tommy Hilfiger and designed for Calvin Klein, Bulga, Nine West, Jodi Arnold MINT, and many others. Olsenhaus uses alternative, sustainable and renewable plant-based and man-made, non-animal material. They are 100% vegan: no leather, fur, wool or silk is ever used.

Have a favorite that’s not on the list? Leave a comment: