Designer Shoes: Sergio Rossi


Sergio Rossi Filigree sandals | 125mm/4.9″ heel | shop at FarFetch for $1,698 or in red with a 4.3″ heel at Sergio Rossi for $1,655

The Filigree collection – including the butterfly sandals which we featured a few months ago, is the most decadent footwear of the Cruise ’14 season. Inspired by renowned works of art by Gabriella Crespi, creative director Angelo Ruggeri designed several over-the-top luxurious styles.

They feature intricate laser cut gold leather or red suede, gold chromium plated antique-looking heel, long leather laces and tonal insole. Half sizes are available.


Open-toe d’Orsay sandal with a black leather insole & 125mm heel; shop at Farfetch for $1,095


Layered laser cut leather pump with a chromium plated pink stone brooch at the toe; shop at Farfetch for $1300.00 & Sergio Rossi for $1,220

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Lupita Nyong’o wore Sergio Rossi Godiva pumps to the premiere of ‘Non-Stop’ held at Regency Village Theatre in L.A. They feature bronze metallic leather and 110mm stiletto heel. Godiva is available in bronze at Farfetch, black patent leather at LuisaViaRoma, red & nude patent leather at Forward by Elyse Walker plus several other styles at Sergio Rossi.

She may play a supporting role in the film but took center stage on the red carpet. Lupita shined wearing this Lanvin shiny lamè plissè strapless dress with a ruffled contrast exposed zipper detail and raw hem from the Spring 2014 collection.

She accessorized with a Fringe ring by Solange Azagury-Partridge and Janis Savitt dangle triangle earrings. My favorite finishing touch was her metallic blue eyeliner which not only complemented her bronze dress but also coordinated with her midnight blue manicure. She carried a Rauwolf Spring 2014 Constantinople clutch.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lupita.


Sergio Rossi ankle-strap sandal | 115mm/4.5″ heel | shop at Zappos or on pre-order at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,150

These opulent sandals are from the latest Cruise 2014 Filigree collection. They feature black satin toe & thin front strap, gorgeous metallic gold laser-cut leather resembling butterfly wings which wrap around the ankle, thin adjustable buckled strap, gold plated butterfly body attached to the heel strap and gold chromium plated metal stiletto heel.

This style is only available in whole sizes at Zappos or whole & half sizes at Saks Fifth Avenue. You can find a few more styles from this collection at Sergio Rossi.



Nicole Scherzinger was spotted leaving C London wearing Sergio Rossi ankle-strap pumps. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black patent leather, gold-tone metal caged heel cap and 115mm heel. You can find a similar style from the same collection at Shoescribe.

She enjoyed an evening out wearing a classic three-piece black outfit including a Pearce Fionda blazer and high-waisted Claes Iversen trousers with sheer floral lace panels. I love her softly highlighted layered long hair and she also carried The Milan grained leather bag by Milli Millu.

Nicole also finished her look with a Majdan Spike diamond cocktail ring and Rebel pendant.

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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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Salma Hayek was spotted on the set of ‘How to Make Love Like an Englishman’ wearing Sergio Rossi Oblò pumps. These heels are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black leather, round toe, high back with circular cutouts, and 110mm heel. Oblò is available in purple suede, metallic silver & black suede at Farfetch, pink suede at Neiman Marcus or black & pink at Sergio Rossi.

This upcoming comedy romance movie, also starring Jessica Alba, has been filming all over Malibu. Salma enjoyed a break wearing a sleeveless black top & knee-length skirt with a ruched waist. She also accessorized with Italia Independent cat frame sunglasses.

Check out more shoes spotted on Salma.


Olivia Palermo posed outside Kensington Gardens before the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014 show wearing Sergio Rossi Oberoj sandals. She’s worn these shoes throughout the summer. They’re from the Spring 2013 collection featuring a nude, black, white & salmon leather, fringe trim and 110mm heel. Oberoj is available online at Sergio Rossi.

She wore a classic black outfit including a Burberry stretch-wool pencil skirt and asymmetric zip jacket. This is too boring for Olivia…especially next to Sienna Miller’s beautiful outfit. She accessorized with her favorite vintage gold bracelet and carried a Fendi embroidered beaded Baguette bag.

Check out more shoes spotted on Olivia.



Olivia Munn wore Sergio Rossi Clash wedges to the Sunglass Hut Times Square Store Opening. They’re from the Spring 2013 collection featuring a geo tribal print, woven leather covered 4.3″ wedge, white leather fringe trim and mirrored gold leather heel detail. Clash is available (on sale!) at The Corner.

She posed wearing a backless Charles rayon blend black maxi dress by Reformation. Her super glossy locks were pulled back into a wrapped pony and she also added Kelly Wearstler Satka gold cuff. She finished her look with a carnelian red lip, winged eye liner and oversized pewter leather cuff.

Check out more shoes spotted on Olivia.

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Thandie Newton was spotted out in London after the ‘Private Lines’ press night wearing Sergio Rossi Oberoj ankle-strap sandals. These Spring 2013 heels feature a orange & green leather strap, black leather fringe trim, woven leather heel and 110mm heel. Oberoj is available online in pink/white at Moda Operandi and Sergio Rossi.

She was accompanied by her husband Parker wearing a white embroidered sheer blouse paired with a navy blazer and cropped pants. We’ve also seen Olivia Palermo wear the Oberoj sandal severals times this spring/summer.

Check out more shoes spotted on Thandie.

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Naomi Watts wore Sergio Rossi Oblo sandal booties to Showtime’s new series premiere of ‘Ray Donovan’ in LA. These shoes are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring cut-out black suede, open-toe and back-zip. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey first wore them to the Cannes Film Festival. Oblo is not online yet but you can shop the current Spring 2013 styles at BarneysShoeScribeThe Corner and Sergio Rossi.

She also wore a black sleeveless leather dress by Alexander McQueen with a fun flared skirt and curved notched neckline. Naomi carried a Proenza Schouler small Lunchbag matte python clutch and also accessorized with a coral pedi. Jewelry included Jennifer Meyer green sapphire triangle drop earrings, Hammered Disc necklace, Diamond Arrow cuff and opal ring.

Check out more shoes spotted on Naomi.

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