Designer Shoes: Mules

Nicholas Kirkwood Mira mule | 4.5″ / 110mm heel | available in lace at Net-A-Porter, Farfetch & Nicholas Kirkwood, in black leather at Ssense & Bergdorf Goodman, in champagne-tone leather at Farfetch and in leopard at Saks Fifth Avenue.

We love how Nicholas Kirkwood approaches each season as a new opportunity to create shoes which feature new and exciting architectural angles and creativity. These Mira heels are made from a variety of materials from black suede with lace, soft black leather or a beautiful shimmery pearl leather. They also have a slanted front vamp which helps to elongate the legs. A delicate faux pearl centered in the arch of the curved 110mm heel serves as Kirkwood’s signature.

ShoeRazzi Fashion: Wool blazer, high-rise pants, leather tote, gold & silver cuffs, oversized earrings.

Magda Butrym satin mule | 2.5″ / 60mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, BrownsFashion and Forward by Elyse Walker  plus shop more styles online at MyTheresa & Farfetch.

These Fall 18′ mules from Magda Butrym are made with cream satin-silk. They feature an oversized bow plus a crystal & pearl accent, both detachable, making this heel uniquely versatile. We love that these heels can be paired with elegant ensembles to more classic pieces. Magda Butrym continues to inspire us with her collections each season, giving us everything from cowboy boots to retro pumps.

ShoeRazzi fashion: Embellished tulle midi skirt, alpaca-blend sweater, gold pearl earrings & metallic textured wallet.

Aquazzura Lily Of The Valley Suede Mule ShoeRazzi

Aquazzura Lily Of The Valley mule | 4″ / 105mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Matches, Moda Operandi and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Aquazzura’s Lily Of The Valley mules are designed with a blooming floral appliqué along the open toe. They are made in Italy from soft suede with a 105mm stiletto heel. They will be the perfect heel to complete chic summer looks this season. Style them with cotton wide-leg pants & sequined tulle top.

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Alexandre Birman Tanny Woven Leather Mule

Alexandre Birman Tanny mules | 4.5″ / 115mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman and Alexandre Birman.

Alexandre Birman’s Tanny mules are set to be just as trend-worthy as the famous Clarita and Lolita sandals. They’re set on a slim 115mm heel with woven leather that’s traced with braided trims. Wear them with faded denim skinny jeans, distressed shorts and embroidered skirts.

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Alexandre Birman Tanny Woven Leather Mule Spring 2018

 

Nicholas Kirkwood Nini Suede Satin Mule

Nicholas Kirkwood Nini mule | 4″ / 100mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Matches, Stylebop and Farfetch.

Nicholas Kirkwood’s Nini mules are from the ‘An Impression of Stolen Space’ collection. They feature smooth leather or satin & suede, wide sculptural folded front straps, plus a block 100mm heel edged with geometric gold-tone metal cutouts. Kirkwood is consistently creating silhouettes that fuse the traditional with the contemporary. Pair them with floral print silk chiffon blouses, midi skirts and printed lacquered dresses.

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Francesco Russo Leather Lace Up Mule

Francesco Russo mules | 4″ / 105mm heel | available at MyTheresa & Net-A-Porter.

Francesco Russo’s leather Spring 18′ mules feature a chic all-white modern hue. The lace-up detailing gives this heel a Victoriana-inspired look. The stiletto 105mm heel and pointed-toe creates a sleek finish. Pairing these heels with this season’s voluminous shapes and exaggerated proportions would create the perfect look. Our current favorite Spring pieces are from Isa Arfen, Ellery and LoveShackFancy.

You can find more Francesco Russo styles at Bergdorf Goodman

Francesco Russo White Leather Lace Up Mule

Francesco Russo Mule White Leather

Francesco Russo Leather Lace Up Mule

Art is brought to your feet in the latest collection of Yevrah-logoYevrah designers Jason Harvey and Erwin Sweetwine.

A six-year in the making concept that’s finally been brought to life with Elemental; a collection filled with boots, pumps and a very special flat, that takes women back to the basics on a journey of style, class, and art.

Yevrah-shoesWe interviewed the Atlanta-based designers to learn about the influence, inspiration of this up-and-coming brand.

> How was Yevrah born? What was is that made you get into the industry of women’s shoe?

Jason: We always just had that love and respect for one another on campus during college. The genuine relationship was formed when we both ran against one another in a Mr. Freshman pageant. The running joke has Erwin won Mr. Freshman and I became 1st runner up! It was such a great experience.

I’ve been playing around with footwear for about six years now. My wife, a model since 13 now 23, is also an artist who helped guide me in the world of designing. I was persistent and had great ideas but they were not wearable ideas. As time went along, the designs began to mature thus the brand finally came to fruition late 2016.

> I see this collection was heavily influenced by nature. What I like the most about it is that you were able to take this concept and make it unique. As designers, how were you able to achieve this?

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Erwin: Designing is an intricate process. With Jason being such an artistic person, we often have scaled down conceptual designs into wearable fashion. Honestly, that is what makes this experience so rewarding and fun. From choosing the materials to fitting and finalizing the collections, each step of the way required a lot of trial and error but seeing the collection manifest into Elemental was humbling.

Jason: Many cannot understand or explain what is called a gift at times. I’m just blessed with the ability to see things that are born from nothing. As a designer, it can be the most random things at times that will spark your imagination. A shadow can hit a branch in a specific way, and in my mind, I then spot a design and immediately get inspired.

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> The collection is composed of 10 pieces that consist of pumps and boots, but amongst them is one flat, that I can say speaks for itself. It’s this great harmony of minimalistic, casual, elegant and I would dare to say even sporty. How did this particular style come into play? What inspired you in creating this shoe?

Stiletto-Pumps-YevrahErwin: Each design in the Elemental collection is intentional. The line really speaks to the women we hope will experience the brand. Jason constantly mentioned that he really loves the drawstring on shoes, so this incorporated in both the flat and mule gives a sporty yet edgy look. The style is very niche and versatile, and we know that women look for unique pieces to incorporate into their wardrobe.

Jason: Women are powerful and daring…but even the daring beauties at times want to level style out with comfort. That is how the Diver flat was born. I envisioned the woman to be chic and comfortable unlike its sister style which is greater in height.

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> You’re both artists and this is a big part of your brand’s identity, so much so that you participated in the 2016 Art Basel in Miami, one of the biggest art shows in the country. Your website is called Art of Yevrah. What were some of the biggest artistic influences while designing the line?

Erwin: We envisioned the brand being a form of expression just like art. We started with a blank canvas. We literally had no experience in footwear. Partnering with Jason allowed the both of us to leverage our life experiences and to develop a brand that is hopefully here for many more years to come. Our inspiration is everyday people who enjoy being daring and different.

Jason: Life inspires me.. Art is life.. Art is expression, freedom.. with that being said- Power also comes into play with this. You feel indestructible when putting the brush into play. The canvas is empowering and life changing with every piece that you choose to create. It’s exhilarating but most importantly it heals.

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> On your website, you state that your shoes incorporate unconventional materials, what’s the materials that take the biggest role in the confection of your shoes? That material that you believe is what sets you apart?

Erwin: The cork material is the most unconventional, complex materials to use when designing shoes. The material we used is actually imported from Portugal. A lot of people including our manufacturer said it sucks a risk using this material. We said: “Let’s do it! We have to make it work.” And we did! Jason and I are more than excited about the construction and quality of the shoes made of cork in this collection.

Embossed-pumps-YevrahJason: I would say cork… It’s tricky to use this kind of material at times because it is a dry material. It does not always agree with what you want it to do. You just don’t find many brands out here that are willing to risk this type of production.

> For now, your main focus is women’s line. Can we expect a men’s shoe line in the future?

Jason: For sure! It gets stressful sometimes not being able to wear all of this beautiful work! Yevrah is so full time at the moment I just cannot commit to creating the men’s line yet but, very soon. The gentleman will not be disappointed.

Erwin: Most definitely! We can’t wait to expand into the world of men’s footwear. As of right now, we don’t have an estimated time for when that will release but we have heavily considered it and know that is the direction we would like to move in.

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Shop the latest Yevrah collection on their website. Make sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook for more shoe candy, photos and updates!

Guest post and interview written by the lovely Natalia Rodriguez from Veneci Swimwear.

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Chiara Ferragni Collection Pow Bang sandals | 4.5″/115mm | shop at Zappos and CFC

Top style blogger & influencer Chiara Ferragni launched her namesake shoe collection in 2010 with the signature glitter covered ‘Flirting’ flats slowly adding more & more heels to the collection every season. The Spring ’16 ‘Heroes to the Rescue’ shoes are whimsical as ever drawing inspiration from Wonder Woman-esque superheroes and exaggerated comic strip pop art sound effects.

This Pow Bang slip-on mule is one of our favorite styles from this collection featuring two-tone blue leather with a thin toe strap, red patent leather ‘Pow’ & ‘Bang’ appliqué and zig-zag trimmed front strap. It’s available in whole sizes only and alternatively stocked in a funky fun yellow silk satin. We’re also crazy about the blue ‘Stars’ sandals!

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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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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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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).