Designer Shoes: Monique Lhuillier

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Jaime King wore Monique Lhuillier heels to ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ LA premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre. These heels are from the Fall 2014 collection featuring a black suede asymmetric strap, black patent leather & clear PVC toe strap and 105mm heel. You can shop new Fall styles at Monique Lhuillier.

Outfit Details: Versace Resort 2015 sleek black sculpted neckline gown with a embellished gold thigh slit, Jimmy Choo Cloud clutch, a soft pink lip plus Jennifer Fisher large Double Pin pave white diamond earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jaime.

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Jessica Alba was spotted out in LA wearing Monique Lhuillier Dahlia caged sandals. They feature beige suede, cage detail sides, front lace-up closure and 105mm heel. Dahlia is available at Monique Lhuillier & Avenue K.

Outfit Details: Max Mara off white blazer, sheer blouse, Julia Koral berry colored cropped trousers, EF Collection diamond open 5 triangle necklace and gold trim Aviator sunglasses.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jessica.

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Nikki Reed wore Monique-Lhuillier Pippa sandals to the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. They’re from the Spring 2013 collection featuring sheer black floral lace, black suede trim and high-back collar cuff with a thin suede ankle-strap. You can find a similar style (with a closed, pointed-toe) at Shopbop.

She arrived wearing a Naeem Khan black caftan gown with coral rose-embroidery, dolman sleeves and black belt from the Latin-inspired Spring 2014 collection.

Nikki’s hair was styled in a center-parted chignon before finishing her look with a diamond disc ring by Amrapali and House of Lavande Art Deco marcasite earrings. She also carried a Lauren Merkin Mini Caroline bag.

Check out more shoes spotted at the Oscars.

Winter is upon us, which can only mean one thing for the ever-moving world of fashion: Spring shoes are just around the corner and a heap of new trends is going to come with it. It’s intimidating, but have no fear! While you’ve been zipping up your knee high boots, we’ve been hot on the trail of the best shoe styles of the upcoming season. Even though it was difficult to narrow it down, here are the trends we’re most looking forward to for Spring 2014:

Mules: Not to be confused with the animal, mules are shoes characterized by their exposed heel and this Spring 2014 season they are everywhere. Backless shoes are a trend everyone can rock, as they come in a myriad of heights. We spotted them on the catwalks of mega-brands Alexander Wang, Chloé, Stella McCartney, and Céline. Our faves? Of course, Gianvito Rossi is the master of the mule – he even designed Altuzarra’s gorgeous runway mules – but, we also can’t help but love  Monique Lhuillier’s gorgeous use of PVC in her heel-baring designs and Christian Louboutin’s bead-embellished creations.

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Placid Blue: This icy-toned blue is one of Pantone’s top picks for the Spring 2014 season. Dubbed “placid blue,” this hue does indeed have a calming and serene quality about it and designers latched onto it for their warmer weather designs. Used as both the main color and as an accenting neutral, we love the way this normally subversive color is taking control this season. From the curved heel of Walter Steiger’s glorious pump to Miu Miu’s chunky heeled platform, this color has proven itself to be much more than an Easter egg favorite.

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Freesia: As if to tell placid blue to move over and share the stage, this Pantone pick is a blazing yellow that commands attention. Freesia is the color of electric citrus, and where placid blue is a blue sky, freesia is the smoldering sun. Just a glimpse at the color instantly energizes you, which is why it isn’t surprising that designers such as Giuseppe Zanotti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Prada, ShoeRazzi favorite Jerome C. Rousseau, and John Galliano (spotted on the trendy heels of Rita Ora) have all utilized this vibrant color. After all, there is no better way to add a kick of ferocity to an outfit than with a sick pair of shoes!

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Sporty: This spring, the femininity of high heels are combining with an unexpected element: sportiness. We briefly delved into this trend in our recap of the hottest shoes on the Milanese runways, but this trend is proving to be much more than a footnote. Whether it’s through the use of athletic materials such as perforated leather (Daniele Michetti), woven nylon (Balenciaga), and neoprene (John Galliano), or through design like Emilio Pucci’s padded leather straps, Prada’s rubber bumpers and sole, or Christian Dior’s sneaker laces, it’s clear that one of the hottest trends of Spring 2014 is combining urban style with luxury.

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Funky Embellishments: For the past couple seasons, wild embellishments have been a designer standby to make their shoes really stand out, and this season is no different. We’re seeing a wealth of extravagant and unique embellishments that are making classic shoe designs total statement makers. From Sophia Webster’s spunky and vibrant butterfly wings to Bionda Castana’s ingenious use of lace and silicone to create a leopard print, using embellishments is the go-to way to make your shoes the most enviable soles on the block. Christian Louboutin even got in on the trend with his darling doorknocker embellishments and that’s how you know it’s a must-follow trend.

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Floral Appliqué: Along the same vein of embellishments, another incredibly popular trend during this upcoming spring and summer season is the use of floral appliqués. It makes sense when you think about it: what better way to celebrate warm weather’s flowers and gorgeous variety of colors than using those very vessels of vibrancy as shoe-spiration? The flowers range from subtle (Christian Dior, Brian Atwood) to a veritable bouquet (we’re looking at you Aperlai and Kotur!), but no matter the size of the flower, we love the elegance and femininity it effortlessly conveys.

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Beaded: By this time, you’re probably sensing a theme: next season is all about personality-filled shoes. The more accoutrements the better. Following the shoe jewelry trend (shoewlry? We’ll work on a name for this, we promise), some of the hottest shoes you’ll be seeing in Spring 2014 are ornately beaded works of footwear art. Emilio Pucci’s Masai-inspired beading is picture perfect, Paul Andrew’s floral inspiration combines two trends in one pump, and Aperlai’s caviar beaded platform shoes – seen on Willow Shields during The Hunger Games: Catching Fire press tour – is edgy while still being darling. However, the shoe that takes the bead-embellished cake is definitely Jerome C. Rousseau’s multi-beaded, multi-dimensional heel, which is sure to turn heads.

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Written by Shannon Weston



I wanted to get this post out last week but TIFF kicked my butt. I have such a soft spot for a good strappy shoe and NYFW did not disappoint. Manolo Blahnik had the most collaborations again this season, 20 total.

Highlights:
Brian Atwood designed his popular Evie open-toe pump in several yummy confectionary colors for Dennis Basso.
Gio Diev debuted his first collaboration with Sally LaPointe. The pumps were strong & sexy with a high-rise front, slightly padded straps & pinhole closures.
– I hope you like mules…they’re sky-high & sexy as ever. The standout designs were seen down the runway at both Altuzarra and Victoria Beckham.
Sophia Webster burst onto the scene with her debut collection last year. She has officially hit a whole new level and has already collaborated with J.Crew!

My favorites:
Cesare Casadei for Prabal Gurung is a brilliant match. This season we saw sexy slingback pumps with several thin straps wrapped around the heel.
Christian Louboutin for Marchesa‘s fairytale-inspired collection was extra dreamy & romantic with lace-up laser cut suede pumps.
Marissa Webb was my all-around favorite. Her slightly sporty pumps are wearable (4-4.5″ heel) and have the corset lace-up front which I’m crazy about.
– The super strappy pumps at Narcriso Rodriguez were another stand out, and this black & white snakeskin design is TDF.

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Monique Lhuillier lace pump | 100mm/4″ heel | shop online at Shopbop for $795

Finally Lhuillier’s debut shoe collection finally appears! These Spring 2013 ankle-cuff pumps feature delicate sheer floral black lace, black suede trim, high-back collar cuff with a thin suede ankle-strap and speckled suede heel. Half sizes are available.

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Stacy Keibler wore Monique Lhuillier cut-out booties to the Resource Natural Spring Water launch event in NYC. These Fall 2013 heels feature two-tone mauve suede & leather with a PVC trim. Check out more of this beautiful shoe collection (plus new Resort 2014 shoes).

I was surprised to know this isn’t a ML look head-to-toe and she’s actually wearing a Janesy overdyed sequin dress in purple rouge by Diane von Fürstenberg. Stacy accessorized with a complementary rose lip and Dana Rebecca Designs Lauren Joy black diamond stud earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Stacy.

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Julianne Hough wore Monique Lhuillier sandals to Tommy Hilfiger’s New West Coast Flagship Store opening in LA. These heels are from the Spring 2013 collection featuring blue suede, cut-out design and lace-up closure. Monique Lhuillier launched a new 15 style capsule shoe collection for Spring 2013 and plans to expand to a full line for Fall 2013.

Julianne celebrated the event wearing a Tommy Hilfiger blue gown with a key hole neckline, side slit and black leather belt. She carried a Roger Vivier Boîte de Nuit clutch and accessorized with diamond bracelets by Le Vian.

Check out more shoes spotted on Julianne.

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