Designer Shoes: Boots

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Zendaya Coleman wore Haider Ackermann boots to the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards. These western-style heels feature black stretch leather with a pointy suede cap-toe and 40mm kitten heel. They’re available at Net-A-Porter and Haider Ackermann.

Outfit Details: Haider Ackermann Fall 2016 red velvet jacket and trousers, Pasquale Bruni diamond ring, Le Vian diamond stud earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Zendaya.

Fashion month may have officially wrapped up, but we still aren’t ready to double-air-kiss goodbye the shoes we spied on the Paris catwalks. So grab a box of macarons and enjoy our little runway recap of the most stylish shoes that dazzled in the City of Light.

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Balmain
Oliver Rouesting successfully showed how the female lines and curves can be celebrated even while completely covered up. Legs gained extra mileage with stretch suede boots that seemingly went on forever. The stilettos boots paired with opaque tights highlighted the sexy female form, without the skin doing a peek-a-boo act.

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Lanvin
Matching the shiny brocade jackets, lacy tops and elegant evening gowns were chic and cool lace-up ankle booties with sneaker-like gold lace holes, pumps with chunky criss-cross straps and flat boots with button and snap details at the back shaft.

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Christian Dior
It was a great display of modern aesthetics on the Dior runway. Lace-up, pointed-toe boots got multiple treatments –croc and snakeskin with cut-out details make for awesome work-to-play shoes. Their ankle heel counterparts are just as fab with its laces and side strap combo. The color and print blocking action, mixing reptile prints with neutrals, make these stunning shoes a staple in your mixing and matching pursuits.

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Isabel Marant
For club kids who always just want to have fun. Zebra-striped pixie booties were adorned with studs and the buckled flats were worn with matching socks for an overall boot effect that screams, 80s.

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Balenciaga
Your oversized ski jacket can now either be paired with go-go boots in your neutral color of choice, or satin pumps encrusted with sparkly accoutrements. And if you want your legs to be entirely covered in print, there are thigh-high boots for you with matching coats.

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Balenciaga

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Ricardo Tisci has basically turned boots into pieces of clothing. The slender and sleek design either stopped at the knee or higher until it covered the leg like a pair of bottoms. Some sported nude toneswhile others in an edgier python print, accented with leather uppers flashing orange or gold hues. Metal heels also had a unique conical shape with graphic patterned in-lays.

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It was the perfect mix of charm and chic. Low-block heels with a pointed toe in gray and white, make for the perfect professional shoe you can take to playtime as well. Leather pumps even got some leather trimmings and can definitely add a flirty and feminine touch to a power suit.

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Classic and demure, feminine and fancy –fitting for the Parisian high society. Black pumps got extra strappy with its ladder-style, gladiator form. Black pointy flats were cutesy with its bow detail at the cap –we say “Oui” to its subtle and charming elegance.

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An equestrian theme would of course call for bucket hats with chinstraps and of course, riding boots. These tall riding boots with a cut-out detail at the ankle sported a wingtip brogue and dainty silver eyelets. In magenta, black, denim and gold, the boots were striking contrasts to the tweed jacket and coats draped with pearls.

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The shoes perfectly matched the not-so basic, neutral color palette. A play on the classics –we are treated to heeled Mary Janes and strappy slingback sandals bedazzled with tiny crystals with matching ribbed socks. Then of course, the signature Rockstud ballet flats were also updated with the same iconic strap.

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The Louis Vuitton woman for fall is a heroine with style and attitude, plus a street cred to match. Nicolas Ghesquière presented lace-front combat boots in high-shine black or blue, or infused with the sporty details of kicks (now you get to know what it feels like to wear rubber shoes with heels).

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The concept of “less is more” did not exist on the Miu Miu runway. Suede boots and satin pumps were super fierce with their pin-thin heels. Even the back of the pumps were accented with bows on the back. Fur slides a.k.a. our dream bedroom slippers got a dose of sparkle, with its sprinkling of crystals and pearls. A standout piece and something worthy to be displayed inside a glass case would be the brocade pumps with a one-of-a-kind structural embellishment on the back.

 

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

Our tour of the fashion capitals of the world continues. Next stop? Milan! Let’s take a closer look at our favorite Italian exports –nope, not the best-tasting pizza or the creamiest gelato there is –but shoes, of course! Whet your sartorial appetite with these shoes that are just, bellisima.

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Dolce & Gabbana
Disney Princess wannabee? Dolce & Gabanna’s whimsical heels will make your fairy tale dreams come true. Metallic t-strap pumps were embellished with glitter, multicolored flowers and furry pompoms. PVC pumps were reminiscent of Cinderella’s glass slippers –you’d never want to leave a shoe behind, that’s for sure –midnight curfew or not.

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Salvatore Ferragamo
Furry footwear also tickled the Ferragamo runway. Fur trim adorned the ankle strap on an otherwise classic, muted satin sandal. Toe caps of block-heeled pumps also got the furry treatment, giving the chic footwear the cozy touch of bathroom slippers. Zigzag-patterned lizard skin and suede booties and knee-highs were also playful and edgy additions to the flirty footwear collection.

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Stilettos stole the show with its super ornate embellishments –tassels, cord lacing, beadwork, badges, ruffles, belts, straps and buckles were the perfect details to match the military mood of the edgy Victorian coats and Sargent jackets.

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Prada
The Prada woman for fall is a traveller who treks, hikes and explores in style. Her nomadic footwear consists of lace-ups with wedge heels, multicolored laces and nautical detailing. Her Prada pilgrimage will continue with glossy patents and color-blocked leathers, adorned with golden buckles.

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Roberto Cavalli
Now you can wear a pair of snakeskin platform boots for almost everyday of the week. The go-go boots came in a plethora of colors –black, gold, purple, blue and green –all snag-worthy for the glam-rock chicks out there.

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Fendi
Cropped and over-the-knee boots weren’t shy of details –the leg covering footwear were heavily dressed up in ruffled leather, scaling, garters and tapered heels. These beauties had an eye-catching color palette too, from cotton candy hues to super bold shades that would light up the streets in the fall.

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Fausto Puglisi
With Madonna mash-ups playing the background, you can definitely expect a show that is equal parts sexy, rebellious and edgy. Stomp-worthy combat boots were bedecked with studs and colorblocked with blue or green covering. Cowboy boots were studded and buckled –super sexy when paired with short skirts. Then there’s that pair of metallic gladiator boots that are extremely feminine, fierce and totally hot!

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Gucci
Alessandro Michele described his dreamy collection as an ode to, as he said, “some of my passions” –the Seventies, The Renaissance and Street Style were celebrated through platform wedges paired with lustrous hosiery. Horse-bit loafers got a fun makeover and were spruced up with a pointed toe and block heels, while your classic round-toe Mary Janes turned into entrancing accessories with its optical illusion print.

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Versace
It was a kitten heel parade. Leather ankle booties, got the modest-heel treatment, while pointy pumps already came with zipped up socks for a cosy touch. Ankle strap pumps got a little bit more height and color too. Our favorite? The fluorescent yellow capped stilettos with coral ankle straps.

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Marni
Consuelo Castiglioni obviously likes to experiment with conceptual forms. Pointy pumps in high-shine neutrals featured wooden wedges with gold trimming –the shoes were like wearable pieces of furniture. Tall boots were also given added lift by wooden orbs, while other pumps were elegantly accented with curved, swirly-shaped wooden heels.

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

When London (fashion week) calls, we put everything else on hold and marvel at the sartorial splendour that the British runways have to offer. And it definitely was London-love at first sight with all the stunning shoes!

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Preen
With “poetry groupie” as their muse, designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi fused romanticism with glam grunge. Black Victorian lace-up boots were the perfect punctuations to the moody floral dresses. Over-the-knee and ankle boots wrapped in bows are absolutely the most awesome presents to own this fall.

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House of Holland
With a throwback to the seventies and twenties, you can expect lots of color –that’s for sure. Henry Holland dressed his models in punk-rock shoes ready to hit the dance floor. The disco-appropriate boots literally captured the vibrancy of the ultra-cool decades with shimmery metals matched with super-saturated orange and fuchsia, paired with cheetah and zebra prints.

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JW Anderson
Shoes were mini sculptures at the Anderson runway. The plethora of colors and textures turned the accessories into show stopping artworks. Kitten heel booties were sharp, and had a fun, modern twist with its translucent PVC and silver and black crystal-detailing. Our favorite would be the square-toed mules embellished with shiny multicolored scales.

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Julien Macdonald
When you’ve got sparkly, leg-baring dresses to wear, you’ll need the perfect shoes to showcase your pins. Take cue from the Macdonald runway and pair your thigh-skimming frocks with ladder-style, open-toe boots fastened with buckles, or simple yet ultra-chic ankle-strap stilettos in that neutral nude hue we absolutely adore.

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Burberry
If moto jackets are the hottest toppers this season, Christopher Bailey created the most fitting “moto boot” to complement them with. The edgy boots with a low-heel carried a statement-making pilgrim buckle that accented the python print. Other boot details include brocade, studs and kilties.

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Antonio Berardi
The femme fatale who is dressed in a neck collar and velvet bodice with corset lacing will off course need a pair of bondage boots. Case in point: Pointy booties with side cut-outs and an ankle strap, or boots with high-shine leather and side buckles will help unleash your inner dominatrix.

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Alexander McQueen
Expect to fashionably embrace your femininity this fall courtesy of Sarah Burton. Ankle-strap stilettos lined with fur, and sandals adorned with crystals and ostrich feathers that gracefully billowed down the runway will make all of us a little bit more flirtatious in the fall.

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Mulberry
Johnny Coca presented a very hip alternative to fall footwear. If ballet slippers were to get a hefty dose of heel, then you’ve got these Mulberry platform heels with punchy, yellow and orange supersized satin lacing. Mid-calf boots also with platform heels were color-blocked in black, white or maroon, and proved to be sleek, modern and very wearable too.

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

Giannico-Spring-2016Set up the margarita station, bring out the donut pool floats, slip on your tiny bikini, lather up with sunscreen and turn up the reggae beats because it’s summer! At least that’s what the Giannico Spring/Summer 2016 Collection is celebrating.

The Eternal Summer Collection is inspired by cocktail-sipping under an umbrella in Hotel Martinez in Cannes, taking a dip in the Beverly Hills Hotel pool or super stylish Jackie O walking down the picturesque streets of Capri. Giannico’s collection is definitely packed with happy sunshine.

The vibrant color palette perfectly captures the electrifying spirit of the season. From zippy shades of yellow, orange and fuchsia, to refreshing sorbet hues of sky blue and baby pink, prep yourselves for an unforgettably dreamy summer. Created by the talented young designer Nicolò Beretta (born in Milan in 1996), the line really does capture his unabashed enthusiasm for color and style, with a hint of romanticism.

Reminiscent of beach umbrellas, white and yellow striped-prints decorate the eye-catching sandals and stilettos, while the tropical print of banana leaves gives mules, sandals and boots its summer stamp. The Marina flats and pumps in nautical blue are fun and flirty with its tiny bow or little bouquet of pastel-colored flowers crafted from vintage swimGiannico-shoes-Summer-2016 caps. There’s also a pop of animal print here and there, fiercely adorning the cap of a wedge sandal or the platform of a block heel pump.

One of our favorite twists on the summer shoe is the Super Lola. Your classic nude pumps just got some summer lovin’. The 110mm-heels with quilted velvet insoles get peppered with patent leather fuchsia kisses. Mwah!

The Lolita pointed-toe ballet flats are like shiny pink gumballs you’d love to wear with a sundress. They will definitely be a sweet and cheery addition to any shoe collection.

We can’t neglect the fact that there are summer nights too. When the sun sets and the large moon and sparkling stars transform into a disco ball with surrounding twinkling lights, dance to the rhythm of summer in a sexy pair of Madison open toe pumps in midnight black accented with a cheetah print heel.

Cheers to summer and fabulous pairs of shoes to celebrate with!

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Blair pump in white monochromatic black & white leather and yellow slingback strap.

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Esther pointed-toe d’Orsay ankle-strap pump with block heel, teal leather detailing and star perforated leather front.

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Esther d’Orsay ankle-strap pump in gunmetal textured leather with black block heel and floral embellished front; available in a similar style at LuisaViaRoma.

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Julienne slingback sandal in baby blue leather, origami wrapped cheetah-printed front and orange textured heel.

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Lola bootie in leopard-print pony with a perforated star front and nude lip details.

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Lola nude patent-leather pump with high-cut sides and fuchsia lip front.

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Lola Summer yellow, blue & pink slingback; available at The Corner and ShoeScribe

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Madison patent leather open-toe pump with cheetah-printed pony stiletto

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Picasso Mule in baby blue leather with a striped front and floral embellished detail; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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Picasso Mule in white leather with a baby blue stiletto and palm-print toe; available in blue leather & pony at LuisaViaRoma.

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Roxy Wedge in hot pink patent leather with a palm-printed wedge and braided raffia trim; available at ShoeScribe.

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Super Lola nude patent leather pointe-toe pump embellished with fuchsia lips throughout.

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Julienne slingback pump in black patent leather with metallic gold leather straps, striped front and baby blue leather heel.

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Lola Open Toe pump in gunmetal textured leather accented with a fuchsia lip and toe.

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Lola Sandal slingback in nude patent leather accented with red lips; available at Yoox.

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Lola Sandal black patent leather slingback accented with fuchsia lips.

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Roxy Julienne yellow & white striped leather wedge with monochromatic base and espadrille trim.

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Roxy Pony metallic gold leather wedge with cheetah print pony front and black patent leather straps.

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Esther d’Orsay pump in white leather with red patent leather details, cheetah print pont platform and black block heel.

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

Yes baby, it’s cold outside. But big-name designers have definitely turned up the temp with the sizzling hot shoes that hit their runways. From braided booties to strappy pumps, here are the shoes that stole the show (and our hearts).

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Some croc, Madame? Only Joseph Altuzarra can convince us on how over-the-knee boots with croc-effect leather, can artistically exhibit how aesthetics and practicality can really exist in footwear. With low block heels and neutral shades in black, navy or gray, we can see (and hopefully wear) these cropped and pony hair tall boots as one of fall 2016’s staples. And taking a detour from the reptile route, paisley-printed boots and ladder-strap pumps also graced the catwalk.

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Derek Lam
Modern classicism ruled the Derek Lam runway. Low-heeled, lace-up stiletto booties redefine how fall footwear can be worn from day to night –maybe even forever? Our favorite –the high stacked heels cinched with a thin strap that wraps around the ankles –it’s badass and dainty at the same time. Other key, boot details include contrast piping and mesh cut-outs that complemented Lam’s luxe-minimalist sensibility.

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Jason Wu
The Wu woman for Fall/Winter 2016 is refined, sexy, sophisticated and…comfortable! Velvet court shoes and kitten heels were paired elegantly with long leather coats and ultra-feminine black lace dresses. Classic slingbacks were updated with a chunky bow detail that wraps around the foot and heel–the perfect mix of strength and seduction. We think we’ve found our new work-to-play shoes!

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Alexander Wang
It’s glam-goth in footwear. If punk princesses headed to the Upper East Side, these are the shoes they’ll be sporting. Wang complemented his marijuana leaf-decorated dresses with cap-toe-embellished combat boots, high-top sneakers, studded booties and creeper-soled Wallabees –all very stomp-worthy.

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Prabal Gurung
If a woman’s power was measured by the sharpness of her shoe, then the Prabal Gurung woman would be a superhero. Pointy ankle boots adorned with metallic silver toe caps were sleek and fierce. One of the shoe stand-outs was a pair of on-point (pun intended) below-the-knee leather boots in a stunning, midnight blue hue. However, the other strappy sandals with stiletto heels and sexy side cut-outs in laminated leather, are just as competent enough to stylishly save the day and rescue us from any sartorial rut.

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Christian Siriano
Siriano shoes for Fall/Winter 2016 are a vibrant mix of texture, color and structure. Statement-making red and yellow, snake-stamped over-the-knee boots were given a playful touch with a thick plait that slithered from the top until the arches of the foot. It was a braid invasion –even stiletto heels and sandals were madeover with the feminine and flirty ropes.

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Proenza Schouler

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Rodarte

We’ll post more updates soon as the shows continue!

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

Images via Style.com, Vogue & NowFashion

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With a campaign that showcases models contorting their bodies into rather, unusual poses while brandishing fine footwear that are just as extraordinary, you can certainly expect an unforgettably fun and playful collection. Bionda Castana, known for quirky and uniquely-adorned shoe designs stamped with an homage to Italian craftsmanship, has put forth a stunning Spring/Summer collection that lives up to the label’s panache for modern edge with a hefty dose of London cool. From fringed booties, to crystal-embellished flats and ultra-feminine pumps, there’s a pair to match every style and mood.

Bionda-Castana-LogoTake a closer look at some of the collection stand-outs:

The Gia ivory polka dot lace pump is a ladylike shoe that certainly makes a statement, especially when paired with bold and bright prints. It comes with a sexy stiletto heel taking you from day to night, perhaps shopping with the girls then straight to a romantic party for two? This elegant and contemporary beauty will even make the perfect bridal shoe!

Dorothy would probably trade her ruby shoes for these. The Edwina raspberry square print embellished flat is the ultimate ballerina shoe for the fun, free-spirited woman. It features a raspberry checker print accented with crystal detailing, and the pointed toe gives the shoe a powerful and edgy silhouette that will effortlessly punctuate a dress, jeans or a blouse and pants combo.

Wearing comfy flats will never be the same again once you try the Aian tassel flat in pretty cornflower blue suede. According to the label, these shoes become richer with age. Handcrafted in Italy, it has that irresistible old world charm, but updated with a super chic, cornflower blue color and flirty tassels. They’re the perfect pair to do some catchy color-blocking with your shorts, mini dresses and other warm-weather ensembles.

These gorgeous boots were definitely made for walking –or running, strolling, frolicking, dancing –any excuse to slip these on. The Sahar tobacco calf suede fringed bootie creates the perfect balance between sophisticated and fun. The neutral shade makes it a classic and timeless shoe, but its modern, playful fringe will definitely add more swing to your step.

Shop this collection at: FarFetch, Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbop, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana.

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Bay checker print pump in mustard yellow silk with side mesh paneling; available at Bionda Castana

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Zoe platform sandals in mirroed silver leather with laser-cut detailing

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Bay heel in cobalt suede with side mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana or teal blue suede at FarFetch

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Lama multi-color stripe mid-heel pumps with side mesh panels; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Bay heel in cobalt suede with side mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana plus teal blue or purple suede at FarFetch

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Bay checker print pump in mustard yellow silk with side mesh paneling; available at Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in nude leather; available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker and Bionda Castana

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Viola strappy sandals in lilac suede with wrap-around laces; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Bianca crystal embellished mule in black suede; available at Shopbop, FarFetch, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana

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Mimi pointed-toe fringe boot in lilac suede; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in tobacco with laser cut detailing throughout; available at FarFetch, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana

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Edwina crystal embellished pointed-toe flat; available in multi-stripe or black suede at FarFetch and raspberry check print at Bionda Castana

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Lama raspberry check print pump with block heel and side mesh panels; available at Bionda Castana or in multi-color stripe at FarFetch

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Viola strappy sandal with corset style lace-up front in mirrored silver leather; available at Shopbop, FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Gia pointred-toe pump in ivory leather and matching polka dot lace; available at Bionda Castana

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Bay pointed-toe pump in soft fuschia leather with sheer mesh sides; available at Bionda Castana

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Giulietta pointed-toe pump in nude leather with pearl studs; available at Selfridges or in black leather at Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in nude leather; available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker and Bionda Castana

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Mimi boot in hot red suede with long ankle-tie laces and fringe trim; available in black & lilac at FarFetch or sand at Shopbop

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Gia pump in ivory leather and matching polka dot lace; available at Bionda Castana

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Lama multi-color stripe mid-heel pumps with side mesh panels; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Lana d’Orsay pump in fuchsia leather with sheer mesh geometric panels; available in teal blue suede at FarFetch and a variety of styles at Bionda Castana

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Bay pointed-toe pump in soft blue suede with sheer mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana or teal blue suede at FarFetch

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Dekota pump with corset laces in mirrored silver leather and peach leather; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

Gianvito-Rossi-sandal-Spring-2016Lengthened legs, practical shoes and minimal foot pain is Italian designer Gianvito Rossi’s ambition when crafting shoes. His latest designs were presented during Milan Fashion Week where we finally saw the stunning Spring/Summer 2016 collection. From the height of the heels to the materials, Rossi’s aesthetic continues setting the designer footwear trends. He’s shortened the heels ever so slightly maximizing comfort yet maintaining the exquisite design.

Rossi pairs his exceptional craftsmanship with the use of new technical materials like a stretch open-knit and stretch jersey combined with frayed dark denim. We also see the use of intricate geometric tribal embroidery and tricolor suede. One must-have is the Phoenix ankle-wrap sandal featuring layers of white & gold piped leather all fused together. Our other favorite styles include the Queen feather suede sandal and beautifully bright Antigua teal sandal with triangular embroidery.

The black woven leather open-toe Marnie bootie is a recent favorite of Chrissy Teigen and we can see why. It hugs your foot with an accent of wrap-around ankle tie and the slim stiletto is a perfect touch keeping a sleek appeal.

He also drew inspiration from the Navajo tribe embellishing several of his signature styles with bonded piping and geometric embroidery on canvas. Rossi’s trademark single sole staple pumps debut in a fresh color palette such as cyan, mustard and tamarind.

Whether you’re looking for an ultra-feminine ballerina pump, modern gladiator sandal or playful wedge, the collection has something for every shoe lover.

Shop this collection at Barneys, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf GoodmanFor international orders, visit Gianvito Rossi.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Antigua-Sandal

Antigua turquoise suede ankle-strap sandal with blue stitched embroidery.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Antonia-Sandal

Antonia bright turquoise cross-strap sandal with long ankle-wrap laces.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Azar-Strappy-Sandal

Azar strappy sandal in metallic bronze piped leather with ankle-wrap laces.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Bardot-Sandal

Bardot crochet ankle-wrap sandal with a mesh underlay and ecru leather.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Brooklyn-Boot

 

Brooklyn open-toe suede block heel bootie in brown suede.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Carla-Pump

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Carla-Pump

Carla soft round-toe pumps with ballerina-inspired ankle wraps.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Cheyenne-Sandal

Cheyenne embroidered cross-strap sandal with a thick block heel and contrast ankle tie.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Cheyenne-Wedge

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Crissy-Sandal

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Crissy-Sandal

Chrissy cross-strap sandal with long wrap-around ankle tie in black and tabasco.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Denim-Boot

Denim thigh-boot in dark denim with block heel and soft almond toe.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Dree-Boot

Dree metallic gold leather thigh-high boot with stiletto heel.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Dree-Bootie

Dree short ankle boot in metallic gold leather with almond toe.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Francis-Boot

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Frances-Bootie

Frances dark denim boots with frayed trim and patches.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Lola-Sandal

Lola stiletto sandal with frayed trim and buckled strap.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Marnie-Bootie

Marnie woven leather open-toe bootie with long ankle wrap and sleek stiletto.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Maska-Pump

Maska white leather open-toe pump with corset lace-up front and ballet-inspired ankle wrap.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Mojave-Pump

Mojave signature pointed-toe pumps in mustard, turquoise or tabasco suede.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Mojave-Pump

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Mojave-Pump

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Mojave-Pump

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Phoenix-Sandal

Phoenix ankle-wrap sandal in white leather with piped gold & white cross-straps.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Portofino-Sandal

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Portofino-Sandal

Signature Portofino sandal in tricolor suede and fishnet with a high back and bucked ankle-strap.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Postofino-Sandal

Postofino ankle-strap sandal in suede & leather with a thin front strap.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Queen-SandalQueen black suede ankle-strap sandal with white suede feather embellished ankle-wrap.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Rylee-Denim-Sandal

Rylee strappy denim sandal with thick block shaped heel.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Shiny-Pump

Shiny patent leather pointed-toe pump in pearlescent pink.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Sofia-Pump

Sofia half d’Orsay pump in glossy patent leather and slim buckled ankle-strap.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Vires-Heel

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Vires-Heel

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Vires-Boot

Vires open-toe boot and booties in stretch knit with a leather covered stiletto heel.

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Roma-Pump

Gianvito-Rossi-Spring-2016-Roma-Pump

Roma staple pump with a soft almond-shaped two and tapered heel.

During my [long] break from blogging, and even though I wasn’t writing everyday, I was still checking out the latest collections – once a shoe lover, always a shoe lover ☺.

One of the reasons I felt it took me so long to get back to blogging is that I couldn’t help but feel overall uninspired by everything I was seeing stocked in my favorite stores. Aside from a few standouts here & there, the designs seemed monotonous. Which is the reason why I have so much respect for designers who manage to balance creativity with wearability and staple pieces while at the same time maintaining a unique brand voice.

I was browsing through new spring styles and wanted to share the shoes which really caught my eye:

Bionda-Castana-Pump-LK-Bennett-checkered-shoe

Bionda Castana x LK Bennett checkerboard printed pointed-toe pump in navy and white leather.

Manolo-Blahnik-orange-suede-Spring-2016-pump

Manolo Blahnik soft orange suede pointed-toe pump with shiny blue piped leather trim.

Marskin-Ryyppy-Merope-snakeskin-suede-strappy-pump-Spring-2016

Marskin Ryyppy Merope strappy cutout pump in tangerine suede and metallic peacock green snakeskin.

Chloe-Gosselin-Spring-2016-shoes-red-suede-cutout

Chloe Gosselin cutout pump in vermilion red suede and matching leather.

Paul-Andrew-Haikou-white-embellished-pumps-Spring-2016

Paul Andrew Haikou pump in white satin with raffia & sequin flower embroidery in white and dragon red.

Casadei-blue-suede-snakeskin-ankle-wrap-sandal-Spring-2016

Casadei cobalt suede sandal with natural snakeskin straps and long ankle-wrap laces with tassels.

Tabitha-Simmons-raffia-embroidered-sandal-Spring-2016

Tabitha Simmons natural raffia strappy sandals with blue starburst floral embroidered straps.

Alexandre-Birman-blue-strappy-sandal-Spring-2016

Alexandre Birman sky blue suede sandal with tube straps and snakeskin detailing.

Giannico-Picasso-Mule-Beverly-Hills

Giannico Picasso mule with Beverly Hills palm print canvas and pale blue leather covered stiletto.

chelsea-paris-jean-pierre-braganza-spring-2016

Chelsea Paris for Jean-Pierre Braganza black leather cage sandal with multicolor details.

liudmilla-blue-blue-leandra-tie-wedge

Liudmilla jacquard Leandra sculpted wedge pump with a cutout heel and long gold leather ankle-wrap.

Alejandra-G-Spring-2016-snakeskin-strappy-sandal

Alejandra G. multicolor pastel snakeskin cage sandal with matching tassels.

Oscar-Tiye-Kitty-black-Spring-2016

Oscar Tiye Kitty sandal in glossy black patent leather and contrast white stitching.

Malone-Souliers-Ida-gladiator-heel-Spring-2016

Malone Souliers Ida gladiator sandal in a beautiful laser-cut teal leather with red patent leather and pretty pink laces; available at Avenue 32.

mary-katrantzou-Spring-2016-floral-pumps

Mary Katrantzou floral printed leather pumps with croc strap and sculpted gold-tone heel.

Le-Silla-metallic-snakeskin-python-strappy-shoe-Spring-2016

Le Silla cutout sandal in platinum snakeskin and long corset-style laces; available at Le Silla.

Images via designers, FootwearNews, Vogue UK

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Credit: PR Photos

Demi Lovato was spotted at LAX airport wearing Alexander Wang Gabi boots. These heels feature smooth black leather, side zip fastening, an almond toe, a cut out detail and a chunky 80mm mid-heel. Gabi is available at Farfetch, Barneys, Forward by Elyse Walker, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter and Ssense.

Outfit DetailsVince color block wool and cashmere Car coat over a simple plain white tee, black leggings plus a Hermès black leather Birkin bag.

Check out more shoes spotted on Demi.