Designer Shoes: Sergio Rossi

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Nicole Kidman wore Sergio Rossi Lady Jane Cult pumps to a press conference discussing her new film ‘Grace of Monaco’ during the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival. They feature black suede, ankle-wrap straps, gold details, a purple cap-toe and stiletto covered 4.1 inch heel. Nicole opted to tie the straps at the back of heel instead of twice around her ankle. Lady Jane Cult is available at Sergio Rossi.

Outfit Details: Salvatore Ferragamo long sleeve coated leather effect knit dress with a gathered mock neck and draped accent at the waist, berry pink pout and simple gold hoop earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Nicole.

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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.

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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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Written by Shannon Weston



Sergio Rossi’s Spring 2012 Collection is tropical,vibrant and sexy. After looking at the spring campaign it’s obvious this collection was inspired by female physique and nature. It’s filled floral designs, colorblocking, and crystal embellishment. One of the standout designs, the Chloris, was inspired by the South-Pacific island breezes and in Greek mythology means the goddess of flowers or spring. We’ve already seen Jessica Alba wear the Milady pump several times, Ginnifer Goodwin in the crystal embellished Song platform and Amanda Seyfried wear the Milady pink satin pump.

I listed below where each shoe is available online & also check out Sergio Rossi’s online store.
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Chloris floral sandal, available online at Zappos
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Here is my (monster) list of the most fabulous Spring 2011 sandals that are available online right now. I order heels online because 1. I can find what I want & 2. shipping & returns are usually free. Also, don’t forget to to look at the fit guide (I learned my lesson) – I’m a half size different depending on the designer. Whether you’re looking for a platform, wedge, chunky heel, or sans platform sandal this list complies the best designer sandals I’ve found online.

P.S.- Share with me your favorites! X

Camilla Skovgaard platform pump in blue |  5 1/4″ heel | available online in blue at Endless, black at Luisaviaroma & in taupe at Shopbop.

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These Skovgaard sandals are amazing!

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Giuseppe Zanotti cross strap platform sandal; available online in brown at EndlessZapposLuisaviaroma, in leopard at EndlessLuisaviaroma & in cognac at Shopbop.

Giuseppe Zanotti Brown Clog platform sandal

Zanotti joined the chunky platform trend & created a beautiful, trendy spring sandal.

Giuseppe Zanotti leopard platform sandal

Lanvin lucite platform wedge; available online in black at Luisaviaroma & Barneys and in animal-print perspex at Net-A-Porter.

Lanvin lucite platform wedge

These lucite Lanvin wedges have recently been spotted on Cameron Diaz.

 

LANVIN Leather and animal-print Perspex sandals

Versace cutout patent sandal; available online in black & white at Luisaviaroma & in black at Neiman Marcus.

Versace cutout patent sandals

Versace rope & leather platform sandal; available online at Luisaviaroma & Saks Fifth Avenue.

Versace rope & leather platform sandal

Khloe Kardashian has been seen in these Versace rope sandals.

Yves Saint Laurent suede cage Trybal wedge; available online at Luisaviaroma & Net-A-Porter.

Zoe Saldana was the first celebrity to wear these Yves Saint Laurent wedges on the red carpet.

Yves Saint Laurent strappy Trybal wedge; available online at MyTheresa & Nordstrom.

Yves Saint Laurent strappy Trybal wedge

Yves Saint Laurent web wedge sandal; available online at Barneys.

Yves Saint Laurent web wedge sandal

Miu Miu tri-color double buckle Mary Jane sandals; available online at MyTheresa & Saks Fifth Avenue.

Miu Miu tri-color double buckle Mary Jane sandals

Miu Miu two-tone peep-toe sandals; available online at MyTheresa.

Miu Miu Two Tone slingback sandal

These recently just appeared online. I love them because they still feature the beautiful neon colors but the style is not as extreme as the other heels from the Miu Miu Spring 2011 collection.

Nicholas Kirkwood lace platform sandal; available online at Bergdorf Goodman.

Nicholas Kirkwood Lace-Up Lace Platform Sandal

Miranda Kerr wore these to the MET 2011 Ball.

Nicholas Kirkwood Dalio platform sandals; available online in metallic silver at MyTheresa & in gold at Bergdorf Goodman.

Metallic Silver Nicholas Kirkwood platform pump

Kelly Ripa was spotted in the silver Dalio sandal.

NIcholas Kirkwood metallic gold platform sandal

Casadei t-strap platform wedge; available online at Endless.

Casadei t-strap platform wedge

Casadei triple platform cutout sandal; available online at Endless.

Casadei triple platform cutout sandal

These remind me a bit of Elie Saab’s heels spotted on Mila Kunis at the Academy Awards.

Donna Karanmetallic gold platform sandal; available online at Zappos.

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canvas & woven leather platform sandal; available online at Zappos.

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Cachet Antiope platform sandals;

available online at Zappos in gold with crystals, at Sergio Rossi in champagne with crystals, also in dark grey at Sergio Rossi with crystals and in black at Zappos.

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The gold platform sandal with crystals is stunning. I expect to see this heel on the red carpet.

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Cachet Cage gold plated platform sandals; available online at Luisaviaroma & Sergio Rossi.

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Alexander McQueen platform sandal with samurai chain; available online at Zappos, in white at Net-A-Porter, in tan at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Alexander McQueen Samurai Scrimshaw Scale platform sandal; available online at Zappos, Net-A-PorterAlexander McQueen.

Alexander McQueen Samurai Scrimshaw Scale platform sandal

Charlotte Olympia Rio platform sandals; available online in black at Matches & Charlotte Olympia, in red at Kirna ZabeteCharlotte Olympia.

Charlotte Olympia Rio platform sandal

Charlotte Olympia Miranda leopard print platform wedges; available online at Bergdorf GoodmanCharlotte OlympiaKirna Zabete.

Charlotte Olympia Miranda Wedge

This wedge is very high on my wish list, I’m so happy to see it still available online.

Elie Saab cutout leather platform sandals; all three featured below are available online at Boutique1.

Elie Saab cutout blue suede platform sandals

Sharing my secret – I’m obsessed with Boutique1 & they carry the super coveted Elie Saab Spring 2011 sandals right now.

Elie Saab leather cutout platform sandal

Elie Saab cutout leather platform salmon sandals

Alaïa embellished leather platform sandals; available online at Net-A-Porter.

ALAÏA Embellished leather platform sandals

This sandal is selling out quite quickly, but it had to be on the list!

Alaïa cutout suede platform sandals; available online at Net-A-Porter.

Alaïa cutout suede platform sandals

Jimmy Choo Vivienne mixed media platform sandal; available online in brown at Net-A-Porter & Jimmy Choo and in black at Saks Fifth AvenueJimmy Choo.

Jimmy Choo Vivienne mixed media platform sandal

This sandal has been my favorite ever since I spotted it on Diane Kruger in January.

Jimmy Choo Vivienne mixed media platform sandal

Jimmy Choo Emily suede cage sandal; available online at Saks Fifth AvenueJimmy Choo.

Jimmy Choo Emily Sandal

Jimmy Choo Della beaded sandal; available online at Bergdorf GoodmanNeiman Marcus.

Jimmy Choo Della beaded sandal

Pierre Hardy striped wedge sandal; available online at Barneys.

Pierre Hardy striped wedge sandal

This Pierre Hardy amazingness was spotted on Leighton Meester in a pink & orange color.

Pierre Hardy buckled wedge sandal; available online at Net-A-Porter.

Pierre Hardy buckled wedge sandal

Christian Louboutin Balota lattice sandal; available in a platform snakeskin style at Neiman Marcus, Barneys & Bergdorf Goodman, available in glitter at Saks Fifth AvenueBarneys.

Christian Louboutin Balota platform sandal

Louboutin has a massive Spring 2011 collection but the Balota is my favorite sandal right now that is also pretty easy to find online.

Christian Louboutin Balota sandal mini glitter

Gucci Jasmine lace-up sandals; available online in python at Net-A-Porter & in suede at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Gucci Jasmine lace-up python sandal

Gucci Inga metallic gold strappy sandal; available online at Bergdorf GoodmanSaks Fifth Avenue.

Gucci Inga metallic gold strappy sandal

Kim Kardashian debuted these heels in Harper’s Bazaar.

Brian Atwood Aurora satin sandal with crystal heel & silk flowers; available online in purple at Colette & in white at Net-A-Porter.

Brian Atwood Aurora sandal

BRIAN ATWOOD Aurora embellished satin sandals

Dries Van Noten multi-strap suede sandal; available online at FarFetch.

Dries Van Noten multi-strap suede sandal

Dries Van Noten floral print sandal; available online at FarFetch.

Dries Van Noten floral print sandal

Fendi purple snakeskin platform sandal; available online at Neiman Marcus.

Fendi purple platform sandal

Jennifer Hudson was spotted in these python sandals.

Fendi colorblock sandal; available online at Neiman Marcus & Barneys.

Fendi Colorblock Sandal

Fendi Colorblock Sandal

Giambattista Valli pony print fringe sandal; available online at Kirna Zabete.

Giambattista Valli Pony Print Fringe Sandal

Giambattista Valli giraffe linen wedge; available online at Kirna Zabete

Chrissie Morris Zena cross front platform sandal; available online at Kirna Zabete

Chrissie Morris Zena cross front platform sandal

Chrissie Morris Priscilla buckle platform sandal; available online at Kirna Zabete

Chrissie Morris Priscilla buckle platform sandal