Designer Shoes: Embellishment

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
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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.

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Taylor Swift wore Jimmy Choo Taint sandals to the 2014 Z100 Jingle Ball held at Madison Square Garden in NYC. They’re from the new Cruise 2015 collection featuring dark magenta suede and glitter fabric, gold back zip closure, 100mm covered heel and 12mm platform. Taint is available in black leather at Nordstrom plus you can find a similar style Tomar available at Saks Fifth AvenueJimmy Choo, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

Outfit Details: Reem Acra Spring 2015 one-shoulder maroon dress with a center cut-out detail, sultry cat eye, berry pink lip and delicate gold flower cocktail ring.

Check out more shoes spotted on Taylor.

Christian-Louboutin-Azunika-mule-Spring-2015Fresh on the heels of the 10 year anniversary of the iconic Pigalle stiletto pump, Christian Louboutin’s new collection is a veritable bevy of sporty influence, rock and roll chic, and vibrant femininity that proves, yet again, why Louboutins are still the Go-To brand for every fashion forward fashionista.

The thing we love about Christian Louboutin’s Spring/Summer collections (other than everything) is that they are always unafraid of making a bold, colorful statement. From patent leather to PVC, from gotta-look-twice embellished wedges to the iconic So Kate in metallic python leather, the SS15 collection is all about putting your best foot forward and strutting with confidence. Though it’s difficult to narrow our favorite designs, we can’t stop looking at the incredibly vibrant fringe of the Otrot stiletto and the phenomenal new interpretation of the Mea Culpa that is done in a warm gold and polished off with an elongated and elegant curved collar vamp.

The Mea Culpa isn’t the only style that has had a bit of an update and we can’t take our Christian-Louboutin-Mayerling-sandal-Spring-2015eyes off of the unique revamp of Louboutin’s sexy signature stiletto, a curved vamp design that continues down to a serpentine heel. That striking wavy design appears in multiple iterations, such as the Dalida, the Deepik, and the Vagachina, but our favorite has to be the Dalida d’orsay design done in patent opaline leather – the curved heel and stitched motif makes it a must-have for the upcoming sunny months.

As if that wasn’t enough (we’re trying to contain our gushing), Louboutin’s 130mm is back and sexier than ever, replete with t-straps, colorful patterns, and peep-toes. We can already picture the sky-high platform pumps on the heels of Dita Von Teese and other style-icon daredevils!

This collection is now available for pre-order at Christian Louboutin, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Bandy pointed-toe pump with multicolored stripes of patent leather & PVC plus a gold specchio stiletto 120mm heel; available at NordstromSaks Fifth Avenue and Chrisitan Louboutin

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Boltina multicolor lace-up sport bootie with a 120mm leather covered heel

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Cataclou sandal with multicolor braided rope, studs and printed fabric plus a 140mm wedge; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin

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Deepik open-toe d’Orsay pump with sculpted sides and 120mm wavy stiletto heel; available at Nordstrom

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Devibroda t-strap sandal in gold mini glitter covered with multicolor beads and 120mm heel

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Follies Spikes in beige specchio leather with mutlicolor spikes and 120mm heel; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin

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Front Double pointed-toe pump in patent leather with a 100mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin

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Hot Chick pump in opaline patent leather with scalloped sides and sky-high 130mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin

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Hot Wave peep-toe patent leather pump with scalloped sides and 130mm stiletto heel; available at Christian Louboutin

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Iriza yellow patent leather pointed-toe d’Orsay pump with 120mm heel

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Lady Peep platform peep-toe pump in hand painted fucshia python vulcano with a 130mm heel; available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Christian Louboutin

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Mea Culpa pump in light gold leather with a high heel rise and 120mm stiletto heel; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin

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Mille Cinque black leather open-toe cage sandal with a 100mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus and Christian Louboutin

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Otrot multicolor ankle-strap d’Orsay sandal embellished with long fringe; available at Christian Louboutin

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Salonu pointed-toe t-strap pump in white fishnet with nude sheer mesh lining and leather covered 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin

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Salopatina t-strap pointed-toe pump in black semi-sheer mesh & leather embellished with black crystals

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Señora t-strap sandal in fuchsia silk satin, metallic gold leather and poppy printed leather with a 130mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin and Nordstrom

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So Kate pointed-toe pump in aquarium-inspired hand-painted python with a 120mm heel; available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin

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So Kate pointed-toe pump in natural python with a blue splattered paint design and 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin

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So Kate mixed media pointed-toe pump in red & black eel plus white leather with a 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin

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Talitha t-strap platform sandal in metallic gold leather with an adjustable ankle-strap and 160mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin

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Talitha t-strap sandal in red patent leather with a 100mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin and Saks Fifth Avenue

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Tibur peep-toe pump in glossy red patent leather with a 120mm heel

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Top Vague pointed-toe leather pump covered in tonal stitched lace with scalloped edging and embellished with crystals throughout; available at Christian Louboutin

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Vagachina Southwestern-inspired pointed-toe mule in multicolor suede & leather with a 120mm sculpted heel

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Victoria black leather pump with a stacked 3-inch platform, round toe and 160mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin

Images via Christian Louboutin | Written by Shannon Weston

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Jennifer Lopez wore Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass pumps to the 2014 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. These feature nude crystal embellishment, pointed-toe and 120mm heel. You can shop the latest styles at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin.

Outfit Details: Reem Acra Spring 2015 satin wrap cut-out dress with a ruffled hem, a Oroton Frieze clutch plus dark smokey eyes, nude glossy lip and Norman Silverman diamond earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jennifer.

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Jessica Chastain wore Nicholas Kirkwood Serafin sandals to the premiere of ‘A Most Violent Year’ held during the opening night gala of the 2014 AFI Fest in Hollywood. They’re from the Spring 2015 collection featuring nude crystal swirly cross over straps, a clear PVC insert, adjustable buckled ankle-strap and stiletto heel. You can shop the latest styles at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

Outfit Details: Roksanda Resort 2015 Lovell navy metallic jacquard dress with a flare skirt and plunging neckline, a metallic purple manicure and Jennifer Meyer diamond Bar earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jessica.

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Jessica Chastain wore Nicholas Kirkwood Serafin sandals to the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 2014 Governors Awards held at The Ray Dolby Ballroom. They’re from the Spring 2015 collection featuring nude crystal swirly cross over straps, a clear PVC insert, adjustable buckled ankle-strap and stiletto heel. You can shop the latest styles at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

Outfit Details: A Nina Ricci Spring 2015 gown featuring textured satin halter and over-the-shoulder straps, a plunge v-neck with sheer lace at the bust and an asymmetric multi-tired skirt, a Ivy ring plus Le Vian earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jessica.

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Kate Beckinsale wore Gucci Mallory sandals to the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino held in LA. These minimalistic heels feature nude suede with square-cut Swarovski crystals and covered 114mm heel. Mallory is available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Gucci.

Outfit Details: Gucci Fall 2014 mauve longsleeve evening gown trimmed in crystal tube lining, Kotur clutch, shimmery peach colored lip plus Jack Vartanian diamond Glam earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kate.

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Emmy Rossum wore Christian Louboutin Geo pumps to the 2014 Elle’s Women in Hollywood Celebration held at the Four Seasons Hotel in LA. These heels are from the Fall 2014 collection featuring black and gold floque with spike cap toe and 120mm heel. You can shop Fall 2014 heels at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Christian Louboutin.

Outfit Details: Versace Pre-Fall 2014 printed suit with a cut-out detail at the neck, smokey eye makeup and David Yurman jewels.

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Blake Lively wore Gucci Naomi sandals to the 2014 Angel Ball hosted by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation in NYC. These heels are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring grey suede, two rhinestone-covered straps and back-zip closure. You can shop new Fall 2014 styles at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter.

Outfit Details: Gucci Cruise 2015 pale yellow evening gown with a plunging sequin trimmed neckline, a berry glossy lip and statement diamond ring and drop earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Blake.

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Sophia Webster Mel sandal | 100mm heel| available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman for $795.00

These sparkling sandals are from the Fall 2014 collection featuring mint green & periwinkle purple patent leather trimmed in black suede, covered with mini silver crystals, black suede tie-up front laces and stiletto heel.

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Also available in yellow/blue/red/grey satin at Sophia Webster and black suede with crystals at Saks Fifth Avenue.