Designer Shoes: Gucci

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Prada
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.

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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.

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Fendi
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.

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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!

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Gucci
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.

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Versace
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.

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Marni
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: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She 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). 

Our top picks for this week’s Cruise & Spring 2016 new arrivals:

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Paula Cademartori Starry ankle-wrap sandals in red & wine leather and turquoise suede with playful star appliqué; available at Forzieri

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Gucci colorblock sandal with internse embellished metal hardware seen on the Spring 2016 runway; available at Gucci

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Aquazzura Latin Lover in biscotti leather with pomegranate suede fringe trim and rounded gold-tone studs; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Tabitha Simmons Flouncy ruched black leather slingback sandal with tonal zigzag stitching; available at ShoeScribe, in red printed linen at Matches

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Paula Cademartori signature Lotus lace-up sandal in light blue with a tangerine leather covered heel paired with alternating purple & neon yellow suede detail around the ankle; available at ShoeScribe

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Malone Souliers Eva ankle-wrap sandals in pink & clementine leather and hazelnut suede with a bright yellow based and intricate laser cut front; available at ShoeScribe

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Gianvito Rossi ballet-inspired white leather open-toe pump; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Sophia Webster Heaven Tempest sandals in mirrored silver leather; available at Net-A-Porter

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Rupert Sanderson Cassandra floral embellished sandals with pink PVC embellishment; available at Net-A-Porter

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Aquazzura Piña Colada colorful pineapple sandals; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Francesco Russo cuffed high rise ankle-strap sandals in pink suede & black leather; available at Net-A-Porter

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Malone Souliers strawberry suede signature Montana pumps with black leather laces; available at Nordstrom

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Aquazzura Milla pretty printed silk sandal embellished with matching crystals and white leather laces; available at Lane Crawford

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Gianvito Rossi white floral crochet peep-toe booties with white leather trim; available at The Corner

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Roland Mouret nude leather strappy buckled sandals with silver buckles; available at Stylebop

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Salvatore Ferragamo by Edgardo Osorio Angie polka dot ankle-strap sandals; available at Neiman Marcus

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Gianvito Rossi for Mary Katrantzou colorblock lace-up block-heel sandals; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Aquazzura + Poppy Delevingne celestial inspired Midnight gold leather strappy sandals; available at Matches, FarFetch & Lane Crawford

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Bella Thorne wore Gucci Leila platform sandals to the premiere of ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. They feature silver metallic leather, adjustable ankle-strap, 100mm stiletto heel and 50mm platform. We’ve also seen them on Kate Hudson. Leila is available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Gucci, plus you can shop more Fall 2014 styles at Neiman Marcus and MyTheresa.

Outfit Details: Gucci pearl white silk cady jumpsuit with a deep plunging neckline, glossy pink lip plus jewelry from Cartier.

Check out more shoes spotted on Bella.

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Kate Hudson wore Gucci Leila sandals to the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala held in LA. These heels feature silver metallic leather, adjustable ankle-strap, 100mm stiletto heel and 50mm platform. Leila is available at Nordstrom and Gucci, plus you can shop more Fall 2014 styles at Neiman Marcus and MyTheresa.

Outfit Details: Gucci Première nude blush shimmery sequin gown with a tulle overlay, a jeweled silver clutch and Chrome Hearts jewelry.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kate.

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Kate Beckinsale wore Gucci Mallory sandals to the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino held in LA. These minimalistic heels feature nude suede with square-cut Swarovski crystals and covered 114mm heel. Mallory is available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Gucci.

Outfit Details: Gucci Fall 2014 mauve longsleeve evening gown trimmed in crystal tube lining, Kotur clutch, shimmery peach colored lip plus Jack Vartanian diamond Glam earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kate.

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Blake Lively wore Gucci Naomi sandals to the 2014 Angel Ball hosted by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation in NYC. These heels are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring grey suede, two rhinestone-covered straps and back-zip closure. You can shop new Fall 2014 styles at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter.

Outfit Details: Gucci Cruise 2015 pale yellow evening gown with a plunging sequin trimmed neckline, a berry glossy lip and statement diamond ring and drop earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Blake.

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Bella Thorne wore Gucci booties to ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ premiere held at The Regency Village Theatre in LA. These heels feature black leather, multiple suede straps, almond toe, side zip fastening and sculpted 140mm heel. They’re available at Farfetch.

Outfit Details: Ninja Turtle gold studded vintage tee, H&M black leather mini skirt, neon green Eddie Parker Lara clutch, a gold Cartier Love bracelet plus several bangles and diamond finger rings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Bella.

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Beyoncé Knowles wore Gucci Claudie sandals to Gucci’s Chime for Change event held at the Fifth Avenue flagship store in NYC. They feature black silk satin, thin ankle-strap, towering 145mm heel and chunky platform. Claudie is available in black suede at Gucci, printed calf hair at Nordstrom or black satin covered in crystals at MyTheresa.

She posed next to Frida Giannini wearing a white stretch-silk halterneck jumpsuit with a plunging v-neck, tapered trouser and darted waist also by Gucci.

For her other accessories, Beyoncé added a Lorraine Schwartz platinum white diamond twist ring, seafoam mani and Charlotte Olympia clear acrylic Pandora box clutch.

Check out more shoes spotted on Beyoncé.

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Anne Hathaway wore Gucci Lili platform sandals to the 2014 Academy Awards. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. This style debuted in the Pre-Fall 2013 collection featuring black patent leather, thing cross-over straps, covered platform and 5.3″ heel. Lili is available in grey metallic or black patent leather at Gucci.

After Anne’s awkward fashion snafu last year and her choice to part ways with long time stylist Rachel Zoe, she really needed a shining red carpet moment. She presented the award for Best Supporting Actor wearing a Gucci black silk halterneck gown with a column skirt and mirrored crystal-embroidered bodice.

She also added diamond jewels by Neil Lane and carried a Gucci Aristographic black plexiglass evening clutch.

Check out more shoes spotted at the Oscars.

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Julia Roberts wore Gucci platform pumps to the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. These classic pumps feature black patent leather, tapered 5.3″ heel and 1″ platform. They’re available in black & nude patent leather at Gucci, nude patent leather at Bloomindale’s and black suede at Farfetch.

She also wore a gorgeous Gucci black leopard-print lace three-quarter sleeve short dress with a nude underlay, scalloped eyelash trim around the bateau neck, bell sleeves and scale-like gold paillette embellished along the hem from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection.

Julia’s hair was styled in the same side-parted messy chignon which we saw her wear on the last red carpet but this time she left the shorter piece draped in front of her right eye. She finished her look with a Roger Vivier Boite de Nuit gold minaudière and Wilfredo Rosado diamond cluster Armure ring.

Check out more shoes spotted on Julia.