Laura Vandervoort’s fabulous stylist, Karen Raphael gave us the scoop on what shoes were hiding under her long ball skirt! She wore Stuart WeitzmanVictoria peep-toe pumps to the 2013 TrevorLIVE LA event held at the Hollywood Palladium. Here’s a quick peek - they feature blush satin, covered platform, v-shaped peep-toe and 120mm heel. Victoria is available (on sale!) in petal leather at Stuart Weitzman and several other styles at 6pm.
The Canadian actress wore a dress by House of Ronald with a cream silk full skirt and jewel-printed ruched cutout cropped top layered on a sheer illusion panel from the Spring 2014 collection.
Laura put the finishing touches on this beautiful red carpet look with her super long hair pulled back in a low wrapped ponytail and rubellite lip. She also accessorized with a Neil Lane gold bracelet.
Nicole Scherzinger wore Saint LaurentJanis platform pumps to the 2013 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards. These classic shoes feature a pointed-toe, black patent leather and 104mm heel. They’re available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Ssense and Saint Laurent.
She joined Ellie Goulding on the magenta carpet wearing an Amanda Wakeley two-piece outfit including a zip-up strapless corset top with textured silk panels and wide leg trousers from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection.
Nicole’s hair was pulled back in a wispy voluminous coif and she also accessorized with gold jewelry by Crows Nest and Completed Works.
Chances are, if you’re into shoes that amp up the style and add a hefty dose of quirk, you are already well versed in the gorgeous creations of Charlotte Olympia. You’ve pinned kitty-inspired pumps onto Pinterest boards, you’ve re-blogged countless shots of your zodiac emblem on gorgeous suede shoes, and you’ve flipped through every Art Deco movement- and fairy tale-influenced sole until you’ve memorized every stitch. Charlotte Olympia is emblematic of a burgeoning empire, based on classic shapes laden with a kitsch twist; she told Vogue UK, “the essence of my brand comes from my love of old Hollywood glamour. […] The Forties and Fifties are bygone eras that I am nostalgic for, and they play a huge part on the sensibility of the brand. I like to give my collections a soul and a story, and a little sense of humour.”
This time around, Charlotte Dellal – the genius behind Charlotte Olympia – is taking us on a voyage. Sure, her standard use of glitter and sequins have been placed into fins and sea stars alike, and the classic white and navy sailor stripe is prevalent, but we’re thoroughly impressed by the new tricks up her sleeve. Rope is knotted and carefully placed, a blonde mermaid figurehead is fixed onto a wedge calming turbulent seas sidewalks, classic sailor tattoo prints cover pumps and gorgeous suede is laser cut to look like coral. Just when you think she’s found her niche, she explores new techniques and wows us again. She’s even created waterproof sandals with a foam wedge and silicone straps, because stylish shoes shouldn’t be confined solely to land.
Our favorite designs include the fish-centric “Catch of the Day” pump, the lobster t-strap sandal with beaded trim, “Splash” – where an upside down mermaid tail has taken the place of the heel, and the “Save our Shoes” design, which takes the classic S.O.S. message in a bottle motif to a new level. Some may say that she went overboard, but we think this collection is sure to take your style full speed ahead!
The best part about this nautical collection is that some of the pieces are available for order now, which means you can order some beach-ready looks just in time for the summer season. These shoes are sure to make your peers – and the Little Mermaid herself – envious.
Ahoy Sailor! flat sandal with rope covered straps in red leather with embroidered sailor emblems
Sandra Bullock wore Charlotte OlympiaDaphne platform pumps to the Tokyo premiere of ‘Gravity’. They feature black satin, signature island 35mm platform, 145mm heel and clear elastic across the front. Daphne is available in black leather at Farfetch, leopard-print calf hair at Neiman Marcus or white suede at Charlotte Olympia.
Sandra’s hair was styled in a side-parted loose updo debuting new soft auburn highlights and she also added a nutmeg lip. She finished her look with a diamond Mega bangle plus black diamond button earrings by Martin Katz.
Hayden Panettiere wore Giuseppe Zanotti peep-toe platform pumps to the 2013 CMT Artists Of The Year show in Nashville, Tennessee. These shoes feature textured gold metallic leather, signature peep-toe, 145mm heel and 40mm covered platform. They’re available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
She posed wearing a Commune lace top fitted jumpsuit by Lover with black crepe trousers, slanted side pockets and nude lining from the Fall 2013 collection. A jumpsuit is not the easiest look to pull of for any 5′ person…I would have shortened the pant a little more but overall it’s a great fit on Hayden.
Her hair was pulled back in sleek voluminous ponytail and she also accessorized with Kara Akerman Talulah stud earrings.
Beyoncé was spotted out in LA wearing Azzedine Alaïa lace-up platform ankle boots. This is a signature style featuring dark grey suede, 150mm heel, 50mm platform, black nappa leather trim and ridged rubber sole. You can find Alaïa boots at Net-A-Porter, Matches, Montaigne Market and 10 Corso Como.
Britney Spears wore Saint LaurentJanis platform pumps to the Britney Jean album release party held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. These signature pumps feature textured metallic gold leather, 25mm beveled platform and 125mm heel. They’re available at Saint Laurent.
She posed wearing an Antonio Berardi sleeveless black crepe cocktail dress with a v-cut neck, mirrored crystal-embellished front velvet panel and exposed back zip from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection. This LBD fit her like a glove and she also rocked a textured, fresh center part blow out plus diamond stud earrings. This is easily one of her best looks of the year.
Her Las Vegas show, ‘A Piece of Me’ debuts on Friday, December 27 (which I’m SO excited to see!!).
Rashida Jones wore Bionda CastanaChrista platform sandals to the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards held in NYC. This signature style features woven black crepe, open-toe and buckled ankle-strap. They’re a celebrity favorite as previously seen on Ahna O’Reilly, Elizabeth Olsen and Gemma Arterton. Christa is available (on sale!) in baby blue/black at Farfetch and several colors at Bionda Castana.
She also wore a long sleeve Proenza Schouler cotton viscose suiting LBD dress with a v-cut neckline from the Spring 2014 collection. It was a basic outfit which Rashida accented with a colorful Jimmy Choo multifaceted Spring 2014 Cairo clutch, Delfina Delettrez Tourbillion bangle and cherry lip.
I realized I haven’t posted about any of my new shoes since March so I figured it’s probably time for an update. I can’t believe it’s already December! The year has flown by and I’ve been enjoying every minute of it. After an adventurous summer trying to figure out where to call our new home, we settled in Miami Beach a couple months ago. It’s unlike any other place in the country; life is sunny, spicy and full of (deco) art here.
I also met fashion writer & editor Valeria Boucas while previewing Jerome C. Rousseau’s collection. I was flattered when she asked to write a small piece about ShoeRazzi on her new blog – you can read more about my blog’s beginnings at Valeria Boucas.
Here’s a look at the shoes I’ve added to my collection:
(If you ran into me this summer, odds are I was wearing one of these outfits. In the left photo I paired them with a Zara top & Free People cutoffs and to the right, a Joie jacket worn with a Helmut Lang sleeveless knit + Rag & Bone leather shorts.)
I adore these Valentino clear Rockstud strappy pumps which were one of the first shoes I purchased last season. I still can’t bring myself to wear a full on PVC shoe but this design allows my feet to breathe. They’re now available in black leather with smokey PVC straps and black studs at Forward by Elyse Walker.
1. Striped Alice + Olivia dress 2. Ohne Titel perforated leather skirt 3. Clover Canyon mini skirt
The first shoe pictured is the Amma embellished sandal bootie from Sophia Webster’s debut collection (found at her online store). I love the ikat-printed taffeta and multicolor beaded trim.
The Manolo Blahnik Charly sandals were a super lucky find on eBay! They’re from an older collection in black canvas embellished with two oversize buckled straps.
On a NY trip I visited the Jean-Michel Cazabat flagship store and purchased these Omayra thin strappy sandals in fuchsia snake-print leather.
J’adore these stunning Christian Louboutin Stardust pale pink satin pumps with a crystal-embellished black lace overlay. Snagged at a special sale, I plan to wear these boudoir-inspired pumps with a floor-length black silk satin dress.
This Anastasia multicolor flag-trimmed cutout pump was my favorite style from Manolo Blahnik’s Fall 2011 collection. I think they look even cuter worn with black stockings.
This is the most romantic and opulent shoe I own! These Charlotte Olympia Belinda platform sandals sold out almost immediately but I found them at Neiman Marcus in Las Vegas. They feature laser cut metallic silver leather and you can find them in white suede at Matches, Net-A-Porter and Charlotte Olympia.
This is a classic ankle-strap by Roberto Cavalli embellished with a gold-tone sculpted heel, ankle bijoux and metallic pointed-toe which juts out from underneath the small platform. They appeared later in season on Cavalli’s web site but I purchased them at the Las Vegas boutique.
I rarely feature flats but now that I walk everywhere here in Miami, they’re an important wardrobe staple. Chanel espadrilles (featured in my last update post) are a perfect shoe for this city and I also wear Converse sneakers, Nikes & Christian Louboutin ballet flats.
This is the epitome of a “fall” look here (no jacket required!)…I’m wearing a sleeveless knit dress from Bank Fashion & suede Converse sneakers from Size UK.
Del Toro slippers worn with a white Versus Versace dress from a few season ago and IRO grey denim top, Prada bag.
Del Toro is a luxury shoe brand based here in Miami. They make shoes for both men and women and have a fresh design approach blending creative designer Matthew Chevallard’s Italian heritage with a Palm Beach prep aesthetic.
I’m wearing pretty pink & white scrunched gingham slippers featuring the signature red grosgrain heel stripe. Del Toro carries sneakers, drivers, espadrilles, Chelsea boots and more. I can’t wait to visit the boutique here! There are also several customizable options and I think they’re a perfect Christmas present.
The Spring 2014 collection is adorable and available for a limited time on pre-order at Moda Operandi:
I’m wearing the ‘So Kate’ paired with a printed Equipment top and Vince textured leather leggings.
I grabbed these So Kate pumps in black leather at the Christian Louboutin boutique in SoHo. Many readers have asked about the fit compared to the Pigalle…So Kate has a different toe box, vamp, stiletto shape and unlike the Pigalle, it doesn’t have the elastic band in the back of the heel. I appreciate both classic styles and love the sleek long toe on the So Kate.
It hasn’t been cold enough to wear these Christian Louboutin Psycho boots yet but I’m bringing them along for our winter travels. They’re from the Fall ’12 collection in black suede with an almond toe and swirled panels of black leather.
Roger Vivier sandals wore with an older See by Chloé cutout dress and Chanel Boy bag.
It was love at first sight after seeing these Roger Vivier Prismick t-strap sandals on Emma Stone. They feature a tapered t-strap, panels of stone leather and textured yellow leather on top of black suede and 120mm heel.
Lately, we’ve been looking for something a little bit different to fill the void in our footwear fashions. Where classics shoe shapes and silhouettes are undoubtedly wonderful, sometimes we just want to be able to look down at our feet and say “wow.” Sometimes, we just yearn for something elevated from the norm and evocative of effortless elegance. It wasn’t until we discovered Gio Diev and his sculptural footwear that we realized exactly what we have been missing, after what felt line eons of web browsing, we believe we’ve found our solemate.
Founder and creative director of the brand Gio Metodiev used to work in the world of PR with top designers – such as Dolce & Gabbana and Fendi – before realizing his need for creativity and stepping out from behind-the-scenes, heading straight to the forefront of design. That access and knowledge of the industry greatly aided his career ascent, but what really skyrocketed his career was his style; instead of basing his designs on the classics, he launched a footwear brand dedicated to being bold and memorable. Strong, yet sensual. He’s inspired by his surroundings, from the Melbourne Opera House to Josephine Baker’s banana skirt and he noted to Racked, “I see each shoe as a miniature sculpture. When it’s perfectly made it’s like a glorious vision of precision and beauty.”
Truly, when you look at his shoe designs, you are immediately struck by his signature sweeping sophisticated curves, a futuristic “Space Heel” that juts away from the body of the shoe, bold silhouette, and – our favorite! – silver lacquered heels of varying shapes. This season, he’s incorporated his trademark futuristic edge into luscious suede, vibrant python, metallic nappa, and soft leather to create a sensational, feast-for-the-eyes collection. As if that wasn’t excellent enough, his Ancona shoe uses a transparent rubber appliqué overtop white moiré grosgrain for a three-dimensional dazzle and he’s introduced a delicate Namaste embellishment, because the chicest way to say “Namaste, bitches” to your friends isn’t with an organic cotton tote, it’s with a pair of gorgeous handcrafted shoes.