Designer Shoes: Embellishment

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Carrie Underwood wore Jimmy Choo Kalpa sandals to the 2014 Academy Of Country Music Awards. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. They debuted in the Spring 2013 collection featuring a d’Orsay design, thin ankle-strap, Swarovski crystals and covered platform. You can find a similar style, Kafta, with a 120mm heel at FarFetch, LuisaViaRoma, Jimmy Choo and Nordstrom.

She was another best-dressed celebrity on this red carpet wearing a fully silver and ivory bugle beaded Oscar de la Renta sleeveless gown with a column skirt and layered fringe design from the Spring 2014 collection.

David Yurman provided the jewels including pavé diamond encrusted bracelets and sparkling rose quartz earrings. With her swept to the side in cascading curls, she carried a matching Goa bugle bead embroidered clutch also by Oscar de la Renta.

Check out more shoes spotted on Carrie.

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Olivia Munn wore Christian Louboutin Youpi peep-toe pumps to the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring silver leather covered in tonal mini glitter, mirrored leather toe and 120mm heel. We’ve also seen them on Sarah PaulsonAmy AdamsYoupi is currently sold out at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin but keep watching for new styles to arrive soon.

She arrived wearing a Reem Acra red silk chiffon gown with a pleated v-cut bodice, thigh-high slit and crystal embroidered loose short sleeves.

Olivia’s hair was pulled back in a messy chignon and she also added a cool raspberry rose lip. She finished her look with a Natalie clutch by L.K. Bennett plus Neil Lane diamond jewels.

Check out more shoes spotted on Olivia.

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Gianmarco Lorenzi strappy sandal | 105mm/4.1″ heel | shop at FarFetch for $584

We’ve already expressed our love for Lorenzi’s dynamic Spring/Summer 2014 collection (including these pink pumps and perforated winged sandals) but the goodies keep on coming! These statement sandals are a wonderfully mad scientific experiment for your feet modeling after a multicolor honeycomb mosaic pattern.

They feature a thin t-strap cage design, glossy patent leather, hexagonal panels in cobalt, aqua, turquoise and green, black leather insole, adjustable ankle-strap, gold-tone buckle and contrasting white leather sole/heel tip. Half sizes are available.

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Emma Roberts wore Jimmy Choo Tia pumps to the panel for ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ during PaleyFest 2014 held at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. They feature ecru leather, Swarovski crystal embroidery and mirrored gold covered 120mm heel. Tia is available in ecru at LuisaViaRoma or black at Jimmy Choo and Neiman Marcus.

The 23-year-old actress arrived wearing a Finders Keepers New Start lily white chiffon sleeveless dress with a jewel neckline, hidden waist seam and sheer hem from The Upside collection (hitting retail this May).

Emma complemented the ethereal frock with a Gatsbyesque/Daisy Buchanan-inspired hairstyle which was slightly curled and pinned to the side. She also accessorized with a shimmery blush lip, pale mint mani and several pavé diamond bands by Harry Kotlar.

Check out more shoes spotted on Emma.

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Cameron Diaz wore Manolo Blahnik Amatis pumps to ‘The Other Woman’ Amsterdam premiere held at the Pathe Tuschinski Theatre. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring a d’Orsay design, black silk satin and gold acrylic stone covered ankle-cuff. Amatis is available (with a 89mm heel) at Neiman Marcus.

Continuing the press tour for her latest comedy film, she chose another mini dress. Cameron posed wearing a Dior LBD in silk with a fitted bodice, flared skirt, three-quarter sleeves and sheer tulle underlay.

Her hairstyle is almost as effortless as it gets, worn in a simple part tucked behind both ears. She also accessorized with a fuchsia lip and Amrapali rose cut diamond encrusted bangle.

Check out more shoes spotted on Cameron.

Tabitha-Simmons-butterfly-printed-shoeIt’s hard to sum up Tabitha Simmons in a nutshell. In her youth, she was a stellar fashion model that successfully transformed her career into a must-have stylist, styling runway shows, lookbooks, and editorials for massive names such as American Vogue, Rag & Bone, Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabbana. Her pleasant demeanor and behind-the-fashion-scene acumen sent her career on a sky-high trajectory but Tabitha didn’t stop there. Her voracious appetite to try new things and artistic eye led her to pick up another avenue in the fashion industry: shoe design. Naturally, she and her brand have flourished. With that in mind, if we were to accurately describe her in three words, it’d probably be: Fashion’s Wonder Woman.

Since starting her brand in 2009, Tabitha’s footwear has been widely and warmly accepted by the fashion industry. Her Spring 2014 collection is as strong and lush as we’ve come to expect from Tabitha’s aesthetic, which is to say: everything we could ever want and more. Unmistakably feminine, confidently daring, it’s hard to pick a favorite.

Tabitha-Simmons-striped-LB-sandalThe silhouettes range from sleek to quirky, strappy to minimalistic - giving plenty of options for any walk of life. We love how she’s not afraid to play around with heavier shapes and despite the season, even adding in a signature calf hair boot. Sugary sweet themes, such as thin baby blue stripes or candy colored glitter, are balanced out by the undoubtedly dramatic – we’re talking snakeskin, perforated eyelet leather, and crystal covered bows.

We particularly gravitate to the Bailey fully crystal embellished sandal and the handful of designs that are printed with colorful butterfly designs on woven silk. They’re the perfect blend of classic and sass which make for the ultimate statement shoe.

Though the heels are high and the impact is bold, Tabitha never designs without comfort in mind. She understands the daily routine of a woman on the go and knows the importance of wearability, no matter the style or height. After all, we find it hard to believe that Tabitha herself is in one place at one time for more than five minutes – why shouldn’t style travel alongside comfort? We can’t ask for a collection of shoes more perfect than hers.

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Alexa slingback pumps with a contrast panel at the toe; available in white leather at Tabitha Simmons  and in black & nude leather at Moda Operandi.

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Bailey crystal embellished cut-out sandal; available in nude-pink with crystal embellishment at Neiman MarcusModa Operandinude-pink/black at Tabitha Simmons or leopard-print calf hair at Neiman Marcus

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Bonai perforated black leather peep-toe bootie; available at The CornerLane Crawford and Tabitha Simmons

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Bunny asymmetric strap sandal in flamingo pink mini glitter; available at Tabitha Simmons and Colette

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Bunny assymetric strap sandal in black mini glitter; available at Tabitha Simmons

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Clara strappy wedge sandal with thin straps and knotted bow; available in nude/pink snakeskin at Moda Operandi or colorful Peruvian silk jacquard at FarFetch and Kirna Zabete

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Dela colorful butterfly printed woven satin pointed-toe pump with a 95mm heel; available at Neiman MarcusTabitha Simmons

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Ellie black suede platform sandal with grosgrain straps and crystal-covered t-strap; available at Browns Fashion and Tabitha Simmons

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Gabby pretty pink & purple butterfly printed woven satin slingback pump with a nude leather trim; available at Tabitha Simmons

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Gabby nude patent leather pointed-toe slingback with a front bow detail and nude leather trim; available at Tabitha Simmons

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Hai t-strap pump with slim leather adjutable buckled straps; available at Tabitha Simmons

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Hayden classic glossy leather pointed-toe pump with a contrast leather toe panel; available at Tabitha Simmons and in black & nude leather at Lane Crawford

Tabitha-Simmons-Spring-2014-Hunter-BootHunter leather & calf hair boot with a wrap-around buckled leather strap; available at Moda Operandi

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Idda perforated leather open-toe bootie sandal bootie with a thin ankle strap and block heel; available at Barneys

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Idda perforated tan leather bootie with a thin ankle strap; available at Barneys

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Idora grey and white snakeskin strappy sandal with black leather button straps; available at Barneys & Tabitha Simmons

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Jeanie navy suede pointed-toe pump with a crystal covered bow; available in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue & Marissa Collections or blue suede/black suede & champagne satin at Tabitha Simmons

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Jen butterfly printed woven satin cross strap sandal with a leather covered heel; available at The Corner or in champagne satin at Tabitha Simmons

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Jennifer cross strap sandal in black silk with a 75mm heel; available in black silk at Tabitha Simmons or pink butterfly print at Marissa Collections

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Jenny platform espadrille wedge in colorful Peruvian silk jacquard; available at The Corner, BarneysLane Crawford and Marissa Collections

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Josephina white leather pointed-toe strappy pump; available at Neiman MarcusTabitha Simmons & Moda Operandi or snakeskin at Net-A-Porter

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Josephina black leather strappy pointed-toe pump; available at Tabitha Simmons or in blue silk satin at The Corner, Browns Fashion & Moda Operandi

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LB light blue, pink & white striped silk-twill cut out sandal; available at The CornerLane Crawford, ShoeScribe, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys.

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Leticia white perforated leather wrap around ankle-strap sandal; available at The Corner, Moda Operandi and Tabitha Simmons

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Leticia toffee perforated leather ankle-strap sandal with a block heel; available at Barneys and Tabitha Simmons

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Leticia black perforated leather ankle-strap sandal with a 65mm heel; available at BarneysLane CrawfordTabitha Simmons & Colette or pink leather at Neiman Marcus

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Lexi leather pointed-toe pump with a contrast front panel and 110mm heel; available in nude leather at Moda Operandi or black leather & black suede at Tabitha Simmons

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Lou pointed-toe d’Orsay ankle strap pump in navy leather ; available at Moda Operandi

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Lou d’Orsay pump in colorful Peruvian silk jacquard and 90mm heel; available at The Corner, Saks Fifth Avenue, FarFetchNet-A-Porter and Avenue K

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Perf perforated white leather pointed-toe pump; available at Marissa Collections and Tabitha Simmons

Written by Shannon Weston, images via Tabitha Simmons & WWD

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Mila Kunis wore Saint Laurent Paris pumps to the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation during CinemaCon 2014 for ‘Jupiter Ascending’. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring black leather, silver micro studs and 105mm heel. Cameron Diaz also wore these earlier this week to another presentation during the convention. Paris is available in black leather at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, FarFetch, Montaigne Market and MyTheresa.

This was her first promotional appearance after announcing her pregnancy wearing a silk blend twist goddess dress in dusty plum by Acne with an asymmetric front and back drape from the Resort 2014 collection.

Mila complemented her new radiant pregnancy glow with a touch of orange-hued rouge and pretty melon lip. As the current Gemfields ambassador, she accessorized with Zambian emerald earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Mila.

They’ve arrived! Here’s a sneak peek at 13 new styles from Christian Louboutin’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection. This collection is by far the sexiest ever. I hope you’re more than conformable in your current 120mm Pigalle & So Kate’s - M. Louboutin kicked it up a notch this season, 10mm to be exact. The new Allenissima open-toe slingback sandal features 130mm heel (without a platform in sight!).

Another standout design is the Pigalle Follies pump which is covered in beautiful dégradé crystal strass. Many fans have already noticed that they also have a slightly higher cut vamp than the classic Pigalle 120mm pump.

Remember the pointed-toe sculpted wedges that walked the runways at the recent Marchesa Fall 2014 show? They’re named Conquilla and debut in the main collection featuring spicy tiger printed calf hair.

More styles will be posted soon as they are officially released, I promise!

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Viennana strappy pump in rouge de mars suede with a 120mm heel

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Pigalle Follies Strass Dégradé crystal covered pump with a 120mm heel

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Allenissima black leather open-toe slingback with a 130mm heel

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Franca cutout ankle-tie pump in eclipse suede with a 85mm heel

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Ostri Sling pump in eclipse suede with gold grommets, red leather details, eclipse suede and 120mm gold specchio leather covered heel

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Berlinissimo bootie in black suede with a lattice style front and 100mm heel

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Pigalle Follies in maxi fiori printed silk with a 120mm heel

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Pensamoi ankle-strap sandal in black silk satin with a 120mm heel and crystal-embellished two-tone flower detail

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Conquilla 120mm sculpted wedge pump in tiger printed calf hair with a corset-style lace-up back

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Aztec mixed media sandal in silk, python, suede leather & stingray with a 120mm heel

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Lamadone knee-high lace up boot in black leather with a 120mm heel; Plakamina boot with peek-a-boo fishnet panels in black suede & merlot plus a 120mm heel; Tinafrange black suede fringe boot with a 120mm heel

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Lea Michele wore Brian Atwood Abell sandals to the 100th episode celebration for ‘Glee’ held at the Chateau Marmont  in LA. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring black leather, gold studs trimmed in gold chain and 120mm heel. We’ve also seen them on Emmy RossumAbell is available at FarFetch.

She’s been busy making several promotional appearances for her debut album ‘Louder’. Lea arrived along with many other co-stars wearing a cotton-blend black sheer lace bustier dress by Milly from the Spring 2014 collection.

Other accessories included a Fendi Giano clutch and Dana Rebecca Sylvie Rose diamond earrings. With her hair swept back in an easy, no-fuss ponytail, she finished her look with a shimmery nude lip & nails.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lea.

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Sergio Rossi Filigree sandals | 125mm/4.9″ heel | shop at FarFetch for $1,698 or in red with a 4.3″ heel at Sergio Rossi for $1,655

The Filigree collection – including the butterfly sandals which we featured a few months ago, is the most decadent footwear of the Cruise ’14 season. Inspired by renowned works of art by Gabriella Crespi, creative director Angelo Ruggeri designed several over-the-top luxurious styles.

They feature intricate laser cut gold leather or red suede, gold chromium plated antique-looking heel, long leather laces and tonal insole. Half sizes are available.

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Open-toe d’Orsay sandal with a black leather insole & 125mm heel; shop at Farfetch for $1,095

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Layered laser cut leather pump with a chromium plated pink stone brooch at the toe; shop at Farfetch for $1300.00 & Sergio Rossi for $1,220