Check out our September must-haves! New from Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Tamara Mellon, Tom Ford & more:


TAMARA MELLON Gladiatrix embellished suede sandals; I love these small gold studs but now I actually prefer them in black suede (which I’ve only seen available at Saks Fifth Avenue).


CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Casanovella fringe sandals – don’t they make you want to prance & sashay around? We’re crazy for the long front fringe panel which falls nicely on the front – you can also find them in a fun textured navy variation resembling denim.


IVY KIRZHNER Mount wedge sandal boots; Kirzhner has caught the attention of Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé…we love the long leather wrap and two-tone combination.


DSQUARED2 embellished black lace-up sandals – they have such a strong strappy footwear collection this season…we love all of them but especially this sexy shoe covered in gold hardware with a patent leather stitch design.


TAMARA MELLON Possession patent-leather pumps featuring a triple strap design and glossy black patent leather; this style is selling fast and also available at Stylebop


TOM FORD patchwork denim and leather sandals; they’re jaw-dropping! The thin leather wrap-around laces seal the deal.


JIMMY CHOO Rosana ballet pink velvet and black nappa round-toe pumps with satin ties. Have you seen the new campaign starring Kate Hudson wearing these? – so beautiful. They’ll sell out and you can also find them at Nordstrom and MyTheresa.


AQUAZZURA Tutto Buckle sandals; easily one of the best designs of the season and our personal favorite. They’re carried exclusively at MyTheresa and also available in black leather or leopard print calf hair at Moda Operandi.


CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Gela Davis tulle firework embellished pump in black silk satin. We love this standout design featuring thin cross-straps and the super dramatic oversized tulle flower.


TAMARA MELLON Black Magic butterfly black & white sandal; Black Magic was designed in several colors but this contrasting monochrome style is our favorite.


GIANNICO Super Lola nude & red lip pump; designer Nicolò Beretta picked up the award for best footwear at Vogue’s ‘Who Is On Next?’ 2015 competition and you can find several playful styles from the fall collection now stocked at LuisaViaRoma.


CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Houghton May white platform sandal – okay, technically this style debuted in the Marchesa Spring’15 runway show but we’re still in love with it – plus, since I live in Miami they’re an appropriate “florida winter white”. It’s also carried in black and white.

We’re excited to announce our new collaboration with FootwearNews.com! We’ll be publishing ‘Celebrity Weekend Shoe Sightings’ every Monday highlighting celeb-favored shoes that have caught our eye. FN is the ultimate destination  (for over 70 years!) bringing shoe lovers the latest in footwear industry business, trends and key influencers.

This week we spotted Rihanna wearing a two-tone sandal by one of her favorite designers (hint: Alaïa), Cara Delevingne rocking the popular Saint Laurent Jane sandals on the red carpet, Eva Longoria & Nicole Scherzinger showing us the importance of good summer staple shoe plus many more – read the post here.


Also, follow FootwearNews on Facebook and Instagram for 24/7 shoe news!

We couldn’t wait any longer! Before the holiday weekend officially begins, we had to share a peek of the beautiful new Christian Louboutin Fall 2015 collection!

Check out these just-released campaign images debuting seven styles – you can see more designs featured on the Christian Louboutin Facebook page.


Our review (including more styles!) will be posted shortly but here’s a look at the latest designs and new arrivals.

You can pre-order this collection at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin.

Our current favorites include the Benedetta sandal, Fetish pump and Toerless Muse in red suede.


Araknene 120mm bootie in black leather with sheer fishnet panels; available at Christian Louboutin, similar style with a platform & peep-toe at Saks Fifth Avenue


Akenana mule in black leather with silver & gold chainlink trim and 100mm heel; available at Saks Fifth Avenue


Benedetta strappy t-strap sandal in black patent leather with a small platform and 120mm heel; spotted on on Kate Beckinsale


Carapachoc colorblock suede bootie with small spike stud trim and 100mm heel


Casanovella t-strap sandal in black leather, full fringe front and 120mm heel


Casanovella sandal in nappa glitter serene and black patent leather with a 120mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus


Decoupadiva sandal in white snakeskin with floral laser cut detailing and sculpted 120mm heel


Decoupadiva sandal in glossy black patent leather with laser-cut detailing and 120mm heel


Decoupadiva sandal in nude suede with floral laser-cut detailing and 120mm curvy sculpted heel


Degraspike 120mm pump in a patent ocean & amazon dégradé-effect; available Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


Dolly Birdy Mary Jane pump in aquarium patent leather with a glitter covered 30mm heel


Dollyparty 120mm pump in black leather covered with silver chain embellishment throughout


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Elastagram sporty cross-strap in white, orange & blue with a mirrored pale gold covered 120mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus


Elastagram sandal with glitter elastic straps, mirrored gold leather and tech mesh; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


Electrapump in horizon baby blue leather with a spike-accented 100mm heel and silver studs


Electroboot in black suede with a tapered 100mm heel, spiked heel and gold studs


Fetish d’Orsay pump accented with a grosgrain bow, silver padlock ankle-strap and sky-high 130mm heel


Follies Spikes 120mm pump in patent rose digitle with a dégradé-effect at Christian Louboutin


Iriza half d’Orsay pump in alucuir anthracite with a 120mm heel


Iriza 120mm half d’Orsay pump in gold glitter luminor fabric; available at Christian Louboutin


J String sleek t-strap pointed-toe pump with a 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Neotrente ankle-strap pump in horzion pale blue with silver glitter details and peep-toe


Nicobar strappy sandal in black suede with sheer mesh nude paneling and tapered 100mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus


Nicole strappy sandal in mirrored gold leather with a 120mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus and black at Saks Fifth Avenue


Perucora pointed-toe pump in black velour velvet with multicolor embellished heart-shape detailing at the toe and 120mm heel


Pigalle Follies 120mm pump with a dégradé-effect in glossy red & nude patent leather


Salonu in dentelle sevillana ivory and 100mm covered heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Saudade 160mm pump in shiny black leather  pump with a triple stacked platform covered in silver studs and almond toe


Sharpstagram pump in glossy black patent leather, 100mm heel and elastic cross-straps; available at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue


Signifiamma nude sheer mesh peep-toe bootie with black suede detailing and silver chain embellishment; available at Neiman Marcus


So Kate pointed-toe pump in nude & black patent leather with a dégradé-effect and 120mm heel, spotted on Emma Stone; available at Christian Louboutin


So Kate pointed-pump in laser-cut black leather and mosaic-inspired lining; available at Christian Louboutin


Tac-Clac half d’Orsay pump with a v-cut front and glitter sirene covered 100mm heel; availbale at Saks Fifth Avenue


Toerless Muse triple-strap pump in black leather with a 120mm heel


Toerless Muse strappy pump in gold glitter luminor fabric; as seen on Rihanna


Toerless Muse triple-strap pump in suede-oeillet with a 120mm heel; available in red at Saks Fifth Avenue


Treliliane round-toe pump with a 30mm heel in horizon blue patent leather embellished with small silver spikes


Vampydoly 120mm pump in black leather with an asymmetrical front, high-rise back and thin ankle-strap


Vampydoly in suede nuit with a 120mm heel, sleek pointed-toe and matching ankle-strap

Images via WWD, Footwear News and Christian Louboutin

After a decade at Donna Karan as the VP of collection and refining his craft at Calvin Klein plus Alexander McQueen, among others, Paul Andrew burst onto the scene launching his namesake footwear line in 2013. Our love for his designs continue grow with the release of each new collection – we’re total fans.

The guy makes good shoes. His designs are incredibly versatile transitioning harmoniously from the red carpet (as seen on Lupita Nyong’oAmy Adams and Elizabeth Banks) to the feet of our favorite personal style bloggers including Jane Aldridge and Bridget Helene.

The accessories virtuoso continues to garner attention winning the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and collaborating on runway designs with Emilia Wickstead and Tanya Taylor.

Here’s a look at 15 of our favorite styles currently available:
You can also find 5 special, limited-edition Paul Andrew for J.Crew designs now on pre-order available beginning June 3.


Black leather lace-up sandal with gunmetal lace-guards; available for pre-order (in arrival by early August) at Neiman Marcus


Zenadia floral printed grosgrain with a lavender suede covered heel; available at LuisaViaRoma


Metropol sandal boot in soft blush suede & leather and snap button strap; available at Stylebop


Tarsus strappy white leather sandal with black leather trim; available at Shopbop


Zenadia multicolored suede pointed-toe pumps and black heel; available at Matches


Hercules strappy black leather sandal embellished with silver cone studs; available at Shopbop


Tempest black suede and snakeskin strappy sandal; available at Matches


Arta strappy sandal in several shades of blue with a chunky heel and funky tassel embellishment; available at Avenue 32


Petra pointed-toe pumps in natural raffis with a glossy black patent-leather trim and heel, plus hand-stitched cream grossgrain detailing; available at Matches


Katerini black suede, mirrored gold leather details and double ankle-strap; available at Matches

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Pheonix bright azure blue suede pointed-toe pumps with black, white & coral patent leather flame design; available at The Corner


Dimitrios black and white leather strappy slingback sandal with black laces and tassel aglets; available at Barneys


Lexington white leather open toe sandals with thin cross straps, high back ankle cuff and 115mm heel; available at Barneys


Tempest teal suede and matching snakeskin sandal with long tonal laces; available at LuisaViaRoma


Arta sandal in mirrored gold leather and black patent leather with a cluster of gold tassel embellishment; available at Moda Operandi

Support the designer and follow Paul Andrew on Facebook and Instagram.

This season many footwear designers and brands, from Nicholas Kirkwood to Valentino, retired the celeb-favorite pin thin stiletto opting for the return of a chunky, block heel. This trendy shape is 70s infused with a hint of modern bohemian glamour that would make Bianca Jagger proud.

We pulled 10 fabulous examples of this trend now at retail…I guess the question is: will you be swapping your skinny summer-ready stilettos for this blocky silhouette?


Nicholas Kirkwood psychedelic printed satin platform sandals; available at Net-A-Porter


Givenchy lace-up d’Orsay black & white leather sandal; available at Saks Fifth Avenue


Proenza Schouler black leather fringe banded mule; available at Neiman Marcus


Pierre Hardy Monolite natural beige linen pointed-toe pumps; available at Forward


Valentino multi-colored Rockstud strappy sandals with gold-tone pyramid studs; available at Tessabit


J.W.Anderson blue suede lace-up bootie with a mother-of-pearl heel; available at Farfetch


Giama Aztec printed cotton platform ankle-strap sandals; available at Farfetch


Christian Louboutin Bella braided leather houndstooth printed platform sandal; available at Nordstrom


Saint Laurent Candy crystal studded black leather sandals; available at Forward


Giuseppe Zanotti black suede strappy sandal with antique gold studded heel; available at Neiman Marcus


After teaming up on a limited-edition book benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society last year, the playful footwear designer and instafamous fashion illustrator Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson’s collaboration doesn’t stop there. They’ve also released several of Atwood’s signature styles featuring Donald’s iconic Pop Art lip print on white canvas from the latest Spring 2015 collection.

Miley Cyrus is a big fan of this quirky collab – we’ve spotted her wearing the Lallie mules and Karin sandals.

Here’s a look at the collection:
(our favorite styles are the Tie Me Up sandals and Gitte ankle-strap pumps)


Sterling chunky platform slingback sandal; available at Shoescribe


Alis pointed-toe pumps with piped black patent leather trim and 90mm heel; available at Net-A-Porter



Tie Me Up sandal with black patent leather laces and red suede covered slingback strap; available at Shoescribe


Lallie bombshell mule with a thick front strap and 90mm heel; available at Net-A-Porter



Karin double platform  sandal with adjustable halter strap and piped black patent leather trim; available at Net-A-Porter


Gitte ankle-strap pump with a sleek pointed-toe and 100mm heel; available at Shoescribe



Degas kitten heel 50mm pump and Lallie mule with a slightly higher 100mm heel; both available at Saks Fifth Avenue

I wanted to write a quick post – probably the last of the year – sharing an update on the web site and life, really. This year proved to bring some difficult and trying changes but you know what? – I came out stronger, happier and full of life. I can already tell 2015 is going to be incredible and we have some fun projects in store for you! Some of you have been reading my blog for over five years (!) – I sincerely can’t thank you guys enough for the continued support.

I’m currently living in Los Angeles and started working with talented photographer Will Tee Yang. We went to go play at The Grove with a few of my favorite shoes and God bless Will for having the incredible skill to capture these photos because a model I am not.

I’m wearing the Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps and Gazolina boots:










Cheers to more shoe love ahead in 2015 and for more beautiful photography, follow Will on Instagram (real models included).

Beyoncé attended the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon wearing a merlot knotted draped dress by Haute Hippie with a thigh-high side slit. She paired it with Gucci horsebit-embellished Claudie ankle-strap sandals in brown leather. These chunky 70s’-inspired platforms don’t do anything for her outfit…and they feel out of place.

Shoes She Should Have Worn: Beyoncé

Gianvito Rossi Gianvito iridescent leather pumps
You can’t go wrong with this beautiful single-sole shoe. This silhouette elongates the leg and also works perfectly paired with her 5:31 Jerome coat.

Oscar Tiye Zoe cage sandals
Since it’s December and the event was held in NY, I’m not crazy about an open-toe shoe however this unique tassel-embellished sandal in the warm rose gold is a playful option. P.S. – I have these shoes baby blue, j’adore!!!

Daniele Michetti Sveva slingback pumps
This spicy yellow snakeskin is a perfect complement for her burgundy dress. They also feature a low-cut heel counter and black woven leather trim.

Bionda Castana Dekota pump
I love these femme fatale inspired shoes with sexy corset-style laces, geometric leather paneling and sheer mesh sides. Check out how they look on the foot.

Gianvito Rossi Carey strappy pumps
I can’t get enough of these beautiful Fall ’14 shoes in natural python with three thin buckled front straps.

Nicholas Kirkwood colorful pointed-toe pumps
Beyoncé’s previously worn many shoes by Kirkwood and these pointed-toe heels are my wildcard choice featuring multi-color Mexican-inspired needlepoint embroidery. I like this shade of pink & aqua paired with her dress.

Which pair do you like for Beyoncé? Check out more Shoes She Should Have Worn posts.

We may be heading into the homestretch of the dog days but our craving for all things summer – including cheery footwear, is still very much alive. Before we dive into fall styles (boots & boots galore) we want to share our favorite styles from Oscar Tiye’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

We’re huge fans of their bold designs and love supporting emerging brands who really bring something new to the shoe game. After being named “One to Watch” by WWD, designer Anima Muaddi went on to become a finalist for the 2014 Who is on Next? competition organized by Vogue Italia and AltaRoma.

You can shop this collection at FarFetch, LuisaViaRomaAntonioliAvenue32, The Queen and Passhion.

Check out these photos we snapped earlier this summer in West Hollywood:

Signatute Malikah winged ankle-strap sandal in radiant purple suede

Niyaf two-tone red & brown suede ankle-strap sandal; as seen on Zoe Saldana

Zoe sandal in mirrored rose gold leather with black tassel laces; as seen on Sarah Hyland

Rawan pointed-toe pump in sunshine yellow leather; as seen on Nina Dobrev

Jamila white snakeskin pumps with thin white leather straps and clear PVC toe insert

Rawan pointed-toe pumps in baby blue and yellow leather with the signature magenta insole

Malikah ankle-strap sandal in purple suede; as seen on Hailee Steinfeld

We love stalking photos of Parisian and Milanese runways, but it just so happens that a lot of the brightest shining soles aren’t the ones name dropped during late night television, they’re crafted by names that are just starting their ascent into greatness.

Here’s a list of our favorite up & coming designers, burgeoning brands and impressive footwear designs that have caught our eye. Since we began compiling this list months ago, several designers are already that much closer to fashion stardom! Many have spotted their work in an upcoming September issuegraced the feet of Hollywood’s finest or even landed a coveted spot in the iconic Bergdorf Goodman window displays.


Sarah Flint
With internships at both Diane von Fürstenberg and Proenza Schouler under her belt, it isn’t surprising that the stunning shoes designed by Sarah Flint have a decidedly architectural bent. Adding a twist to classic designs, layered suede and shaped 3D leather are all a part of her impressive repertoire. As for us? We’re dying over her heeled Hayworth sandal.


Henri Lepore Dezert
You might remember Henri Lepore Dezert from our recent interview with the designer himself, but just in case you need reminding, he’s a man with his star on the rise. Unafraid of mixing antique embellishments and sentiments with ferociously confident modern day flair, his designs are classic, yet sensual; perfect for work and for play.


Melis Yildiz
Blending traditional themes with high fashion touches (think: PVC detailing on a classic suede pump or metallic and textured thick heeled sandals), the punchy colored soles designed by Melis Paciotti for her brand Melis Yildiz are nothing short of show stoppers. Turkish born and Italy-based, elegance is met with vibrant sass with fabulous results.


Alejandra G.
Alejandra G. has one goal in mind: make an impact and make it big. The larger than life combinations of cherry red and leopard print, platform pumps and tassels, and snake print and studs just scratch the surface of the gotta-look-twice collections designed by the ever-fierce Alejandra. Slipping into a pair of these celebrity-endorsed sky-high heels will definitely make you the center of attention.


Nicolò Beretta is a luxury footwear wunderkind and his brand Giannico reveals this 18-year-old’s massive talent. Giannico’s collections take architectural embellishments and flair to an entirely new level, weaving 3D geometric shapes into dramatic curves and swerves that have been snapped for the pages of Vogue Italia and Marie Claire Italia. Endlessly creative and new to the game, we’re sold on Giannico’s eclectic elegance.


Gianluca Soldi
Contemporary, sleek, confident. In a nutshell, that is Gianluca Soldi, whose designs balance the razor’s edge or romantic and modern. After freelance shoe designing for little brands you might have heard of (Kenzo, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace to name a few), Gianluca started his own brand to fully encapsulate his vision. The result is sleek lines and vibrant color combinations, pin-thin heels and exotic skins, and we can’t get enough.


Giseli Dias 
For every understated Sofia Coppola, there’s a Lady Gaga to balance her out. If Lauren Marinis is the Sofia in question, Giseli Diaz must be Gaga circa Pokerface. Her shoes are stratospheric in height, the patterns and colors are brighter than Oz, and there are enough rhinestone embellishments to make Elizabeth Taylor lose her cool. Fierce and unique, Giseli Diaz’ shoes make a bold statement.


Lauren Marinis
You might think that sky-high 5 inch heels aren’t for everyone, but one glance at Lauren Marinis’ vibrant, unique, and undeniably elegant collection will change your mind in a heartbeat. Using iridescent greys, teal snakeskins, and dyed calf-hair to prove sophistication can be vibrant, luxury never looked so obtainable. Her pumps will fill you with confidence and make you look like you have legs that go on for months, what more could you possibly want in a killer pair of shoes? Excuse us, we’re swooning over here.

Chloe Gosselin
Chloe Gosselin has stated that music, vintage aesthetics, and visual arts deeply inspire her collections and the resulting dark romance of her shoes is palpable – every design in her fall 2014 collection was named after a poisonous flower, after all – and yet, she never loses a sense of deep-rooted luxury or sophistication. Every discrete detail and hint of snakeskin belie an adoration of immaculate quality that would be at home on any cobblestoned Parisian street, and that sense of easy chic is priceless.


Malone Souliers
With a keen eye for detail and an adoration of luxury, Mary Alice Malone – the genius behind the brand – brings new life to staples. Flawlessly, she blends pops of color, ropes of suede as ankle straps, sleek lines evocative of equestrian gear (unsurprising, as she was a member of the Junior Olympic Equestrian Team as a youth), and exotic skins into soles that demand to be worn to work and to a ritzy soiree after. Simplicity doesn’t denote mediocrity and Malone Soulier’s not-so-basic basics seal the deal. We especially love the strappy peeptoes and the ankle booties.


Charkviani is a brand with modern aesthetics with an international twist, aiming to make their footwear collections wearable art. Their shoes are fit with fringes, ruffles, patent tortoiseshell leather, and thick ombre plexiglass heels, making the concept not for the faint of heart, but for the fiercest of the fierce. Having aided the shoe designs of Diesel, Chloe, John Richmond, and Kanye West, Charkviani is leading the charge to make their own name.


Thomas Lieuvin 
Dedicated to comfort and to style, Thoman Lieuvin is a brand that almost seems too good to be true. Fanciful and feminine, every minute detail of his collections – from the vamp zipper to the superfluously chic straps, from the combination of printed calf hair and vibrant leather – urges you to take a step out of your comfort zone and into a new, chic state of mind. Think of it as Alice waking up in a Technicolor Wonderland, where you are Alice and Technicolor Wonderland is Bergdorf Goodman.


Andrea Wazen
After studying fashion design in Paris and learning the ropes from internships at Rupert Sanderson, Elie Saab and Christian Louboutin, Andrea Wazen launched her own namesake luxury shoe line. Her designs exude feminine elegance topped off with their own “distinct personality” which you can shop at her beautiful boutique in Beirut, Lebanon.


Poise Design
Candied apple sweet and Betty Page sassy, Poise Design is the perfect brand for the women who love a little (or a lot) of glitter to go with their electric pink, who love their pink loafers studded and their bows emblazoned with rhinestones. There is a very good chance that slipping into a pair of Poise Design’s shoes will make you feel like you’re playing a round of Pretty Pretty Princess, but when Cinderella herself would be jealous of your shoe collection, all you should feel is pride.


Karen Gallo
If this day and age in fashion has one singular runaway trend that has exploded with unforeseen popularity, it’s blending urban flair with uptown sophistication and that fierce combination is honed to a gorgeous leather point in the hands of newcomer Karen Gallo. If structured lines, a monochromatic color palette, and contemporary verve is a hint of the collections to come, we’re officially waiting with bated breath.


Ffion Lloyd 
Inspired by the gorgeous vibrancy and intricacy of nature, Ffion Lloyd is a London-based footwear designer specializing in bringing atoms, crystals, cells, and other little-noticed microcosms to fashion life. She’s worked for Tom Ford, Sophia Webster, and Marc Jacobs, which only spells a positive future for her solo career. We personally can’t wait to see the stunning, mother nature-inspired collections she creates.

Written by Shannon Weston