Designer Shoes: Open toe

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For Fall 2016, Christian Louboutin draws inspiration from powerful stand-out themes such as Tudor, Glam, Bold Colors and Rich Embellishments.

We all know a Louboutin collection is never complete without a little shimmer and sparkle. Crystals, studs and spikes adorn many of the statement styles including the Goldocross, New Very Prive and Pigalle Follies.

There are also a couple new staple silhouettes including the Marlena Rock and Suzanna.

This collection offers a shoe for every woman. Our top three? The Barabara bootie, Folklo platform pump and Marlenalta t-strap.

Shop it at Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin.

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Amazoulo lace-up sandal; available at Net-A-Porter & Barneys

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Apostrophy pointed-toe pump; available at Neiman Marcus

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Barabara peep-toe bootie; available at Neiman Marcus

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Cataclou snake-print wedge; available at Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue

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Décolleté pointed-toe pump; available at Barneys, Net-A-Porter & Bergdorf Goodman

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Décolleté Paris pointed-toe pump; available at Barneys (100mm) & Neiman Marcus

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Dinosa spike embellished pump; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Folklo embroidered velvet peep-toe pump; available at Neiman Marcus

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Galu laser cut d’Orsay pump; available at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman

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Goldocross patent leather, spike embellished pump; available at Barneys & Neiman Marcus

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Goldostrap spike embellished t-strap pump; available at Nordstrom & Neiman Marcus

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Guinievre studded caged suede sandal; available at Net-A-Porter

 

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Louloudance suede platform sandal; available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue & Neiman Marcus

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Marlenalta peep-toe platform criss cross pump; available at Barneys, Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus & Nordstrom

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Marlena Rock crisscross pointed-toe pump; available at Net-A-Porter, Barneys, Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus & Nordstrom

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Mercura wing embellished ankle bootie; available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus

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Mll Menule velvet pointed-toe pump with crystal embellished bow; available at Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus

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New Very Prive peep-toe platform pump; available at Neiman Marcus

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Pigalle Follies irredescent glitter pointed-toe pump; available at Net-A-Porter

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Samotresse leather wing sandal; available at Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth AvenueBarneys & Nordstrom

 

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Strapagada peep-toe platform bootie; available at Neiman Marcus

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Suzanna colorblock suede criss cross sandal; available at Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus & Nordstrom

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T chicaboum spiked embellished leopard print pump; available at Net-A-Porter

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Tipika colorblock leather sandal with a beaded toe strap; available at Net-A-Porter

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Trepi embellished platform sandal with a wooden block heel; available at Net-A-Porter

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Tudor gold studded & pearl embellished sandal; available at Neiman Marcus

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Uptown d’Orsay pump; available at Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom & Neiman Marcus

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Victorina Flame suede pointed toe pump; available at Barneys, Saks Fifth AvenueNordstromNeiman Marcus

Christian-Louboutin-Fall-2016-Wavy-Bootie

Wavy colorblock suede ankle bootie; available at Barneys, Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus & Nordstrom

 

 


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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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They’re not only called “dance shoes” because you wear them while you bust a move to your jam, but they can also earn that description when just getting a glimpse of the pair literally invigorates you to do a happy dance. Whether you’re on a dance floor or not, you’d love to get your feet into Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection as it hits refresh on disco-glam footwear.

Discover fun, feminine and opulent shoes but with a punkier aesthetic in the form of metallic printed croc, cool cut-outs, spike heels and sexy pleats. The brazen collection boasts of a color scheme befitting of a woman ready to conquer the world, but with an unapologetic need to party. Yellow, silver, light pink, fuchsia, and gold are paired with glitzy metals and hair-calf prints, resulting in statement shoes that would make for an unforgettable spring and summer sartorial season.

The Hand Painted Open Back Ankle Strap Pumps meet the criteria of a power shoe –a sharp, pointed toe, a low spike heel, a striking animal print glistening in gold and fuchsia metals plus ankle and back straps are the perfect combination of sassy and sexy, commanding and seductive.  

We may have a longstanding love affair with classic pumps, but Tom Ford’s twist on the staple shoe has gotten as wanting to play footsie (literally and figuratively) with the Metallic Printed Croc Cut-Out Heel Pumps. In stunning silver, gold and light pink, these babies would look ultra-sleek when worn with cropped pants or to jazz up a little black dress. The low spike heel creates a voluptuous curve, creating a sexy silhouette despite its shortage in height.

And despite our love for color, black will always hold a special space in our shoe-obsessed hearts. The calf leather Frayed Satin Spike Heel Pump with its unravelled detailing lends a lovely contrast to the gold spike heel –perfect for a day-to-night shoe. The Pleated Wrap Sandal is perhaps our favorite –the wrap-around effect of the pleated viscose and seta fabrics along with the architectural block heel will definitely add extra s spring to our step (pun intended) this season.  

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Hand painted open back ankle-strap pump in gold & brown snakeskin; available online at Neiman Marcus, Tom Ford and MyTheresa.

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Hand painted open back ankle-strap pump in fuchsia & purple snakeskin; available at MyTheresa and Tom Ford.

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Printed calf hair open back ankle-strap pump; available at Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus and Tom Ford.

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Metallic snakeskin open back ankle-strap pump; available in bronze at Tom Ford or in silver at MyTheresa and Net A Porter.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in pink; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in yellow; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in silver; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Black frayed satin spike heel pump; available at Tom Ford or in smooth black satin at Neiman Marcus.

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Plissé-satin cross-strap sandal with cylinder block heel; Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter and Tom Ford.

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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). 


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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). 


Liudmila-Spring-2016-Collection-HeelOnce you get your hands…errr…we mean your feet rather, into these shoes, prepare to immediately group message your girlfriends because you’d want to party plan, stat. But not just any party. You’d want a fancy soiree that screams Alice in Wonderland, Marie Antoinette, fairy tale balls, English gardens, quirky hats, parasols and sipping tea with pinkies in the air –that’s how whimsical the collection is. And don’t be embarrassed if you suddenly want to conjure up a butler who announces: “Your carriage awaits, Madam.”

Liudmila founder Najeeba was inspired by photos of the Nizams of Hyderabad –the Indian rulers of the Mughal Empire. Even if they were just re-touched photographs, she was captivated by the images of the abandoned palaces and perhaps, imagined all the exciting events that took place in such magnificent party playgrounds. Najeeba then created a color palette that seemingly paints the story of royals who were always ready to celebrate. Pearlescent leather in jewel and candy-like hues such as pink, purple, baby blue, silver and ivory –all exude opulence that is eminently approachable.

Najeeba ensures that her heels never go above 100 mm because she believes shoes should enhance and not hinder your life. But where it lacks in height, it makes up for statement-making style.

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Channel your inner Disney Princess when you slip into the Mame ankle- strap sandals in periwinkle or blush suede, adorned with a chunky crystal and ostrich feathers. Or shoe gems like the Sari –curved platform wedges in amethyst or bubblegum pink satin, with gold or silver tassels you can tie around your ankles or up your calf –for the warrior princesses out there, perhaps? The delicately-sloped Piali kitten heels in gold or silver nappa are charmingly tied with floral-printed bows –like little presents for playful ballerinas.

And if princesses were to saddle up their horses, there’s the Juba short boot with a 50 mm heel, a dainty lilac pearl color and a fun cut-out design at the front. Not that you’ll need any mode of transportation, really. These fantastic shoes were made for walking (you’d want to find opportunities to flaunt them all the time, anyway).

Who needs Prince Charming when you can get your happy ever after with these precious shoes?

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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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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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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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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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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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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


Oscar-Tiye-logo-2016If Gotham City threw a party, where a candlelit room pulsed with the catchy, erotic beats of music and leather clad ladies are swaying their bodies to the sexy rhythm –that pretty much encapsulates the Spring/Summer collection of Oscar Tiye. Inspired by Egyptian Cat Goddess Bastet and Gotham City Sharqui dancers, the season’s elegantly shaped heels, fierce booties and alluring sandals adorned with an enchanting color palette, perfectly narrate the Italian label’s adventurous tale.

It’s a sensually-charged collection that screams “Girl Power!” Strong silhouettes with a subtle delicacy empower the footwear, making them luxe yet wearable –putting business women, fashion enthusiasts and nocturnal party-goers who are all ready to conquer the world under a sartorial trance. Come on, if you were to become a modern-day Cat Woman, wouldn’t you want to fight crime in a pair of fabulous heels?

Oscar-Tiye-Kitty-sandal-Cat-WomanTap into your feline prowess with the Kitty series. Black patent leather heels are stitched with striking silver, while loafers and flats in curry suede are laced up to the ankles, like dressed up whiskers. These will make you feel so stylishly invincible, you might just think you have nine lives.

The Afef series on the other hand, mirrors the mesmerizing embellishments found in the Sharqui dancers’ elaborate stage costumes. Be fashionably entertained with suede medallions in charming desert rose, safari, sand, mangrove green and savannah hues covering up the booties.

Almost every superhero must learn to fly. Get your own pair of ultra-fab wings with the Malikah series. Ankle-strap heels dedicated to the beetle, tower on classic 7 cm stilettos and 9 cm block heels –quite some chic amulets to wear, don’t you think? Surely, you can bravely face (or more aptly, step into) the world with these shoes, especially when they come in statement-making metallic emerald nappa, or glittered in shimmering gold or silver.

And if feeling a bit feisty (Meow….), the Isar and Mirtha series might tickle your fancy. With sexy bustier lace straps and taping on the ankle, these bondage booties and heels will help you tap into your inner dominatrix and then proclaim, just as Beyoncé would sing it: “Who run the world? Girls!”

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Malikah winged sandal in gold glitter and metallic leather; available at ShoeScribe & Forzieri
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Malikah white leather winged ankle-strap sandal; available at Forzieri.

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Malikah signature winged sandal in black suede with a 80mm heel; available at Forzieri.

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Malikah colorblock winged sandal with block column heel; available at Forzieri.

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Minnie mouse ear sandal in black silk satin & suede; available at FarFetch.
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Minnie ankle-strap sandal with wide front strap in white leather, black suede, baby pink & orange leather or a colorblock combo with a block heel.
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Minnie pump in tiffany blue matte python; available in red suede at FarFetch.

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Isar corset-style lace up sandal in black suede, safari satin and tan suede.
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Kitty mask sandal in black patent leather with white whipstitch trim, mirrored silver leather, white leather and several colorblock combos.
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Aaliyah super strappy sandal in tan, black & safari suede.
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Afef circle cutout leather ankle-strap sandals in glitter covered and metallic leather.
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Afef tricolor circle cutout leather tie-back sandal bootie; available at The Queen.
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Asra black suede slingback sandal with mesh panels; available at The Queen.
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Maria leather mule sandal in nude suede and black leather embellished with large circle studs.
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Mirtha ankle-wrap d’Orsay pointed-toe pump with high-rise back; available in silver leather at ShoeScribe.

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Rim pointed-toe d’Orsay pump in black and safari suede.
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Noor pointed-toe pump in black fishnet with mesh underlay, suede toe & lace-up heel embellished with crystals throughout.

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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). 


Nicholas-Kirkwood-Logo-2016Known for shoes with sculptural forms and Italian sensibility, Nicholas Kirkwood launches an even more spectacular Spring/Summer collection this year. Aside from being equal parts practical and adventurous, the collection celebrates the 10th anniversary of the cult designer’s eponymous brand. More reason to snag a new pair of shoes, right?

Nicholas Kirkwood expertly pushes the boundaries of shoe design with its artistic craftsmanship along with its no holds barred approach to experimenting with cuts, silhouettes, colors and prints. No matter how edgy Nicholas-Kirkwood-Spring-2016-shoesand whimsical, there is that inherent elegance and sophistication that continue to mature with every collection. This season we see more revamped signature styles that play with unique lines, forms and contours, as well as more refined shapes from narrowed block heels to a dipped heel that give the shoes a voluptuous finish, reminiscent of the curvy pumps in the 50’s.

Although there are a lot of blacks and other neutrals, the collection features a kaleidoscope of super fun colors that will surely brighten up your ensembles. An energetic palette of cobalt blue, orange, fuchsia and turquoise decorate the collection, while suede, patent leather, python, mesh and laser cut details add contrast and texture to the fancy footwear.

Nicholas-Kirkwood-colorblock-suede-pearl-sandalFor color, comfort and an extra lift, the Maya pearl platform sandal fits the bill. The catchy color contrast along with the wedge heel and concealed pearl create a fun and fabulous shoe design you can wear from day to night.

Another one of our favorites is the wave Ava sandal which emphasizes Kirkwood’s use of negative space, with a silhouette that highlights both the visible and the invisible. The graphic form of the shoe, plus its sneaker lace up detail, make it perfect for any woman who knows how to have fun with fashion.

Shop the collection at: Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, and Nicholas Kirkwood.

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Briona almond-toe pump in the signature chevron print and cap-toe; available in black suede at Barneys

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Leda suede tie-back pumps in raspberry suede; available at Saks Fifth Avenue or with a 90mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker & Barneys

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Stella embossed cutout suede and mesh sandals; available at Net-A-Porter

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Maya pearl-embellished platform sandal; available at Matches & Nicholas Kirkwood or in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue, MatchesForward by Elyse Walker & Barneys

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Stella cutout leather & suede mule sandal; available at Saks Fifth Avenue & Moda Operandi or in turquoise at Lane Crawford

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Prism cross-strap sandal in black suede with the signature gold-tone sculpted inset heel; available with a 90mm heel at Nordstrom

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Nara lace-up leather strappy sandal’ available in black leather with a 90mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker

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Ava suede trimmed wave mesh sandal booties; available online at FarFetch

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Briona almond-toe pump in the signature black & white chevron print; available at Net-A-Porter

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Maya pearl-embellished platform sandal; available in blue woven raffia at Forward by Elyse Walker or pink woven raffia at Moda Operandi

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Maya platform sandal with signature pearl accent in gold glitter fabric; available at Nicholas Kirkwood or in silver leather at Saks Fifth Avenue & Matches

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Maya pearl platform sandal in black silk and natural cork; available at Forward by Elyse WalkerBarneys & Matches or in beige suede at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Signature arch ankle-tie sandal in black suede and piped metallic gold leather trim

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Arch statement sandal in natural python with black leather trim and suede laces

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Laser-cut leather platform sandals in black & white leather with gold-tone covered leather detailing

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Lattice tie-back sandal in printed leather and black suede with a patent leather covered heel

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Outliner ankle-strap geometric paneled pump in fuchsia-pink suede and mint-green patent-leather; available at Matches

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Outliner ankle-strap geometric paneled pump in gold lurex leather with white patent leather trim; available at Matches

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Outliner ankle-strap pump in royal blue with turquoise-blue suede and pink patent-leather geometric panels; available at Matches

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Outliner ankle-strap sandal in coral, fuschia and mint green; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Outliner ankle-strap sandal in metallic lurex leather; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nicholas Kirkwood

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Outliner lace-up sandals in coral suede with geometric detailing in fuschia pink suede and mint green patent leather

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Outliner sandal in royal blue suede with turquoise-blue suede and pink patent-leather geometric panels; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Glossy patent leather tie-back sandal with mesh detailing and pin thin stiletto heel

 

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). 


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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).