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Dsquared2 embellished sandals | 120mm/4.7″ heel | shop at LuisaViaRoma & FarFetch

For Dean and Dan these prim n’ proper show-stompers were the perfect finishing touches for their “samurai x Victorian x combat Fall 2016 collection“. They feature layers upon layers of fine floral lace, tassel fringe trim, black silk, high embellished backing, lace printed insole and double ankle strap. Plus, burrowed in the nest of lace there’s a triple pearl drop charm. Half sizes are available.


Our tour of the fashion capitals of the world continues. Next stop? Milan! Let’s take a closer look at our favorite Italian exports –nope, not the best-tasting pizza or the creamiest gelato there is –but shoes, of course! Whet your sartorial appetite with these shoes that are just, bellisima.

Dolce & Gabbana
Disney Princess wannabee? Dolce & Gabanna’s whimsical heels will make your fairy tale dreams come true. Metallic t-strap pumps were embellished with glitter, multicolored flowers and furry pompoms. PVC pumps were reminiscent of Cinderella’s glass slippers –you’d never want to leave a shoe behind, that’s for sure –midnight curfew or not.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo
Furry footwear also tickled the Ferragamo runway. Fur trim adorned the ankle strap on an otherwise classic, muted satin sandal. Toe caps of block-heeled pumps also got the furry treatment, giving the chic footwear the cozy touch of bathroom slippers. Zigzag-patterned lizard skin and suede booties and knee-highs were also playful and edgy additions to the flirty footwear collection.

Stilettos stole the show with its super ornate embellishments –tassels, cord lacing, beadwork, badges, ruffles, belts, straps and buckles were the perfect details to match the military mood of the edgy Victorian coats and Sargent jackets.

The Prada woman for fall is a traveller who treks, hikes and explores in style. Her nomadic footwear consists of lace-ups with wedge heels, multicolored laces and nautical detailing. Her Prada pilgrimage will continue with glossy patents and color-blocked leathers, adorned with golden buckles.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli
Now you can wear a pair of snakeskin platform boots for almost everyday of the week. The go-go boots came in a plethora of colors –black, gold, purple, blue and green –all snag-worthy for the glam-rock chicks out there.

Cropped and over-the-knee boots weren’t shy of details –the leg covering footwear were heavily dressed up in ruffled leather, scaling, garters and tapered heels. These beauties had an eye-catching color palette too, from cotton candy hues to super bold shades that would light up the streets in the fall.

Fausto Puglisi
With Madonna mash-ups playing the background, you can definitely expect a show that is equal parts sexy, rebellious and edgy. Stomp-worthy combat boots were bedecked with studs and colorblocked with blue or green covering. Cowboy boots were studded and buckled –super sexy when paired with short skirts. Then there’s that pair of metallic gladiator boots that are extremely feminine, fierce and totally hot!

Alessandro Michele described his dreamy collection as an ode to, as he said, “some of my passions” –the Seventies, The Renaissance and Street Style were celebrated through platform wedges paired with lustrous hosiery. Horse-bit loafers got a fun makeover and were spruced up with a pointed toe and block heels, while your classic round-toe Mary Janes turned into entrancing accessories with its optical illusion print.

It was a kitten heel parade. Leather ankle booties, got the modest-heel treatment, while pointy pumps already came with zipped up socks for a cosy touch. Ankle strap pumps got a little bit more height and color too. Our favorite? The fluorescent yellow capped stilettos with coral ankle straps.

Consuelo Castiglioni obviously likes to experiment with conceptual forms. Pointy pumps in high-shine neutrals featured wooden wedges with gold trimming –the shoes were like wearable pieces of furniture. Tall boots were also given added lift by wooden orbs, while other pumps were elegantly accented with curved, swirly-shaped wooden heels.

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About the author: Zenzhu is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. He thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

In addition to the blooming flowers, welcoming sunshine and green grass, strappy open-toe sandals are another sign that spring has sprung. Before you know it, it will be time to pack the boots away, treat yourself to a pedi (we suggest trying Dior’s new lilac polish) and slip into some strappy sandals – strappier the better.

Here’s a look at our favorite new arrivals for Spring 2016:


Tulum lace-up sandals embellished with fringe and gold-tone dome studs; available at Barneys.


Chelsea Paris Sultan lace-up sandals; in aqua at Grazia Shop or brown at Otte.


Sophia Webster Lilico underwater strappy embellished sandal; available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and FarFetch.


Giuseppe Zanotti strappy lilac suede lace-up front sandal; available in lilac and black at FarFetch.


Dsquared2 strappy ankle-wrap sandal in electric blue snakeskin; available at FarFetch.


Giambattista Valli nude suede multi-buckle sandal; available at FarFetch.


Sergio Rossi white leather cage ankle-strap sandal with a stacked heel; available at Lane Crawford.


Chloe Gosselin Bryonia sandals in metallic snakeskin; available at FarFetch.


L’Autre Chose strappy suede sandals in serenity blue; available at ShoeScribe.


Paula Cademartori Starry sandals in cobalt suede plus nude & black leather; available at Boutique1.


Stuart Weitzman XChain sandals in black glitter fabric and crystal covered straps; available at ShoeScribe.


Valentino Rockstud strappy gladiators heels in pale gold textured leather; available at FarFetch.


Paul Andrew Ella red suede cage sandals; available at LuisaViaRoma.


Gianvito Rossi black glitter covered strappy sandals; available at Barneys.


Bionda Castana Hazel laser-cut leather strappy sandals; available at Forward by Elyse Walker.

The footwear that made their debut on the runways in Milan was quite the mix of styles. We saw wooden platforms, thick tractor rubber soles and stitched satin detailing at Prada (much more wearable than last season).

Fendi says you can indeed wear Nemo (a clownfish print in fur) on your feet and presented colorful fur booties which complemented the other fur accessories including monster puff balls, mohawks and sunglasses.

I wasn’t too surprised by Versace’s designs as they were still “sexy rocker chic” as ever. They used the same spikey embellishment which we saw on several Tom Ford styles this spring.

Dolce & Gabbana’s Byzantine and Venetian mosaic influence translated into their footwear as well…particularly on the golden platform wedge. There were also a few golden cage designs with romantic floral wrapped around the bars.

One of my favorite styles was the cross-strap pump at Emilio Pucci which featured a stingray covered pointed-toe and skinny stiletto.

Credit: Vogue UK





Credit: ELLE


Credit: ELLE



Credit: ELLE





Credit: ELLE

The Paris Fashion Week review is coming soon! Check out the shoes spotted at New York and London Fashion Week.

Selena Gomez attended the 2012 Teen Choice Awards wearing a Dsquared² Resort 2013 dress paired with Hervé Léger leather sandals. Her pink dress is so cute however I was disappointed in the rather plain shoe choice. Remember the cute Brian Atwood sandals she wore to last year’s show? Plus, it was Selena’s 20th birthday, celebratory shoes were necessary!

Shoe She Should Have Worn: 


Dsquared² embellished pump; available online in gold & white at LuisaViaRoma
These pumps are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring crystal, glitter and studded embellishment. 

Charlotte Olympia Flora pump; available online at Bergdorf Goodman & Neiman Marcus
Flora is from Olympia’s Russian-inspired Pre-Fall 2012 collection featuring 3 pink floral appliqués.

Nicholas Kirkwood orange suede pump; available online at Boutique1
This pump is from the latest Fall 2012 collection with pink fabric and glitter on the heel counter. 

Giuseppe Zanotti pink glitter pump; available online at FarFetch
This pump is completely covered in pink glitter with Zanotti’s signature peep-toe.

Brian Atwood Encanta sandal; available online at Saks Fifth Avenue
Selena wore these sandals in her feature for this month’s issue of Elle The Encanta is from the Fall 2012 collection and we’ve also seen Eva Longoria wear it in tan.

Which heels do you like for Selena? My favorite are the Dsquared² pumps. Check out more Shoes She Should Have Worn posts and other shoes seen at the Teen Choice Awards.

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