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Alberto Guardiani lipstick pumps | 115mm/4.5″ heel | shop at LuisaViaRoma for $806

These maquillage-themed pumps are truly the ultimate girl’s girl statement shoe. Donned by Hollywood’s leading ladies including Katy Perry and Lana Del Rey, Guardiani’s signature lipstick shoes are the perfect “spotlight accessory”.

They’re designed in a beautiful holographic snakeskin featuring a bright red lipstick tube stiletto with mirrored silver leather details, black patent leather covered heel, black leather covered sole and silver leather insole.

Half sizes are available and you can also find them stocked in black patent leather or several other styles at Alberto Guardiani.

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Gianvito Rossi Frantic sandals | 105mm/4.1″ heel| shop at Montaigne Market, LuisaViaRoma and Gianvito Rossi (EU + UK only) for $1,020

Gianvito Rossi’s Pre-Fall 2014 collection is beginning to hit retail and not surprisingly many styles are flying off the shelves. This alluring Frantic sandal blends my two key ingredients for a stellar shoe; it’s both classic and stylish (& not to mention super strappy!).

They feature black suede, angular trim, low cut sides, super thin long leather laces, high-rise back with a concealed zip and nude leather lining. Half sizes are available.

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Sophia Webster Lacey sandal | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus for $695 on pre-order, shipping no later than June 23

I fell in love with this style when I spotted them on Sophia Webster herself via Instagram (and she also wore them on her big day!) This style marries two things I currently crave in a shoe: a strappy cage design and rose gold. They feature leather cord loops straps, lace-up front with super long leather laces, high-rise cut out sides & heel, concealed side zip and thin tapered stiletto. Half sizes are stocked and you also find Lacey available in black leather at Sophia Webster or black & white striped leather at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Daniele-Michetti-Thali-Studded-PVC-Cap-Toe-Pump Daniele Michetti Thali pump | 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at FarFetch for $947  or LuisaViaRoma for $975

I first questioned the PVC trend which really took off with Christian Louboutin’s ‘Bis un Bout’ pump from the Spring ’12 collection. Since then, more & more designers, such as Gianvito Rossi, Rupert Sanderson and Stuart Weitzman, continue to embrace this material. When even the most classic shoe maestros, Manolo Blahnik, designs his own PVC cap-toe shoe you know it’s not just a fad but a true footwear trend here to stay.

One of Daniele Michetti’s signature design details is adding a cape-like bow attached to the back of the heel. The Thali pump is from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection featuring a black leather covered cap-toe, clear PVC sides, black leather insole, oversized bow in snakeskin with leather trim, gold-tone pyramid studs and black leather covered stiletto heel. Half sizes are available at LuisaViaRoma only.

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Giuseppe Zanotti pointed-toe pump | 115mm/4.5″ heel | shop at FarFetch ($922) and Giuseppe Zanotti ($950)

Through design or composition, Zanotti includes at least one Americana-inspired style into every collection. These paisley puppies are absolute statement makers! They’re from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection featuring red Western bandana paisley-printed silk, black asymmetric leather cap-toe, whipstitch trim, two buckled leather straps, and leather covered stiletto heel. Half sizes are available and you can also find the same print in a crazy maxi wedge flatform.

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Sophia Webster Elle pumps | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue for $560 or Sophia Webster UK for $£410

This standout single-sole design is from Sophia Webster’s “Insect Slumber Party” themed Spring/Summer 2014 collection which focuses primarily on the beautiful butterfly. They’re one of those easy-to-wear shoes and a sure-fire way to upgrade any outfit; I would get so much use out of these!

Elle features black matte satin with a pointed-toe, pink, blue & red butterfly wing inspired print, scalloped trim, tonal embroidery, red & pink rhinestone embellishment, black pin heel, contrast white heel tip, nude leather insole and signature heart stitched sole. Half sizes are available.

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Aquazzura Xena strappy snakeskin sandals | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Barneys for $950

These eye-catching richly dyed emerald snakeskin sandals from Aquazzura’s Spring 2014 collection feature slender black leather cords knotted through a t-strap center floating strap, open-toe, exposed back zip with a matching pull-tab, covered high rise back and tan leather insole.

Xena is also stocked in blue snakeskin with a 110mm at Saks Fifth Avenue, mirrored gold leather with a 100mm heel at Barneys & Shopbop or blue snakeskin with a 105mm heel at Net-A-Porter. Half sizes are available.

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Daniele Michetti Rakhi sandal | 120mm/4.8″ heel | shop at Shoescribe for $955

Stylist-turned-designer Daniele Michetti has created a strong gladiatrix-inspired Spring/Summer 2014 collection that is not for the faint of heart. The designs are strong and statement-making, but also produced in classic hues of raw cut nude & black leather making them that perfect everyday, wear everywhere shoe. Fans of the brand include: Naomie Harris,Gwyneth Paltrow, and Naomi Watts.

Rakhi, derived from the Hindi language meaning ‘a bond of protection’, features smooth nude leather, gold hardware, squared off toe, strappy cutout vamp, double adjustable buckled ankle straps and nude insole.

You can also find them stocked in black leather at Neiman Marcus (both whole & half sizes are available).

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Rupert Sanderson Falaise sandals | 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Rupert Sanderson for $975

I’m not surprised these newly stocked strappy shoes are quickly selling out; they’re total eye candy combining a sporty + classic aesthetic. Designed in electric lime or a neutral nude oat leather (pictured below), they’re another example of a perfect summer sandal from Sanderson’s latest Spring 2014 collection.

Falaise also features a black elastic band across the front, open almond toe, tonal leather sole, thin velcro-fastening ankle strap, padded toe strap, rose gold metal details, black leather insole panel and high rise sides. Half sizes are available.

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Roksanda Ilincic suede & PVC pumps | 105mm/4″ heel | shop at Moda Operandi & Net-A-Porter for $880

These beautiful t-strap pumps are from the Nicholas Kirkwood + Roksanda Ilincic collaboration seen on the Spring 2014 runway presented during London Fashion Week. They feature black suede, soft square tapered toe, black patent leather thick curved-shaped heel, tonal matte PVC straps accented with a small bow, snap button ankle-strap and nude leather insole. Half sizes are available.

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