Alexandre Birman strappy sandal | 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Shoescribe for $618.00
Meet the new Melody cage sandal from Birman’s latest Resort 2014 collection. It’s a gladiator-inspired work of art with scarlet red suede swirly straps alternating between thin patent leather straps. They also feature a patent leather covered heel and suede back tie with metal aglets.
Jena Malone wore Prada leather zip-up sandals to ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Expansion Pack Kabam Mobile Game Event in LA. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black glossy leather, buckled front ankle strap, thick lug sole and chunky heel. You can find a similar style (on sale!) at Saks Fifth Avenue.
She posed wearing a two-piece outfit by Reformation including a black leather mini skirt (similar style) and cream laser-cut leather top with a black Peter Pan collar. I love her bouncy blonde curls but I’m not crazy about Jena’s makeup, particularly the super thick brow and unfortunately she looks a bit washed out. She also carried a black & pink folded zip clutch.
Juliette Lewis was spotted outside ABC studios before her appearance on ‘Good Morning America’ wearing Jimmy ChooKasha platform sandals. These are from an Award Season collection featuring gold ribbed leather and black satin trim. We’ve also seen the Kasha sandalson Gabrielle Union & Heidi Klum. You can shop Fall ’13 and Cruise ’14 styles at Jimmy Choo and Jimmy Choo UK.
She braved the barely 30° temperatures to show us her beautiful Sachin + Babi black silk mini Zoe dress with a fitted sleeveless top, white paisley lace appliqué and flared skirt from the Spring 2013 collection.
Julia finished her look with her hair styled in cascading curls plus she also added a shimmery dark pink lip and black stockings.
Gianvito Rossi was named Designer of the Year last week at the Footwear News Achievement Awards. 2013 was undoubtedly “his year” and I myself wanting to fill the entire ‘Shop’ section with his designs! Both Resort & Spring ’14 styles are quickly appearing online and he’s cranking out one hit after another.
He’s the son of renowned footwear designer Sergio Rossi and shoemaking is in his blood. Gianvito has created shoes every woman wants by blending high-luxe Italian craftsmanship with an understated elegance. After launching his namesake line almost six years ago, Rossi’s classic single-shoe shoes have finally taken center stage.
I love what he said in a recent interview with WWD about his flourishing footwear fame, ”It seems like fashion is [shifting] to my point of view”. Rossi opts for “timelessness instead of just trendy” and those are the kind of shoes we can hold on to for decades.
We will have a review of the full Spring 2014 collection published soon but until then, here’s a look at my favorite new arrivals:
Isabel MarantPlay sandal | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Matches for $ 790.00
I love Marant’s playful spin on the classic staple ankle-strap sandal. This new style features black leather, round toe, thin ankle-strap with a pinhole closure, padded tan leather insole and black suede front strap embellished with a cute stitched side bow. It’s available only in whole sizes and check out how they look on the foot.
Janelle Monáe wore Christian Louboutin Azimut sandal booties to the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event held in NYC. These gladiator heels are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring leather corset-style laces, ruched black leather and back zip. You can find the latest Spring ’14 styles at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin.
She was honored as Billboard’s Rising Star of 2013 and posed wearing a black Hilton studded knitback Akris moto jacket with a studded mock collar. Janelle put the finishing touches on this look with her trademark pompadour, diamond rings by Lynn Ban & AS29 plus a matching red lip & nails.
Naomie Harris wore Alexander McQueen platform sandals to the Royal Film Performance of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ in London. These heels are from the Spring 2014 collection featuring black leather straps, red & black marbled platforms and curved stiletto. This collection hasn’t hit retail yet but you can find Fall ’13 and Pre-Spring ’14 styles at Farfetch, Neiman Marcus and Alexander McQueen.
She’s been on a long promo tour for this biographical film and arrived wearing her best look yet. Naomie looked fabulous wearing an Alexander McQueen black viscose crepe strapless dress with a floor-length skirt and ornate gold leaf embroidered peplum from the Pre-Spring 2014 collection.
This sandal, from Zanotti’s Spring 2014 collection, is double the trouble with two sets of padded leather straps. They also feature snake-embossed leather upper, antique gold adjustable buckles, black leather covered heel and black leather insole. It’s designed in three different height options and half sizes are available.
Gabrielle Union wore Jimmy ChooKasha platform sandals to a advanced screening of ‘Being Mary Jane’ held at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. They’re from an Award Season collection featuring gold ribbed leather and black satin details. We’ve also seen the Kasha on Heidi Klum. You can shop Fall ’13 and new Cruise ’14 styles at Jimmy Choo & Jimmy Choo UK.
She’s currently on a promotional tour promoting her new drama television series. Gabrielle posed wearing an elephant grey felted wool cap sleeve cocktail dress with front seam detailing – you can find a similar style by Victoria Beckham. Gabrielle left her down worn in a curly side-part and also accessorized with a pyramid bangle.
Saoirse Ronan wore Nicholas Kirkwood ankle-strap sandals to the 2013 Moët British Independent Film Awards held in London. These shoes are from the Resort 2014 collection featuring black leather and curved 110mm heel. They’re available at Moda Operandi.
The 19-year-old Irish actress posed in a Peter Pilotto black lace Eclipse sleeveless dress with a beautiful multicolor silk underlay, sheer lace overlay, high square neck and stepped hemline from the Spring 2014 collection.
I love this almost from head-to-toe, I just wish her hair wasn’t so tangled up. Saoirse also accessorized with Delfina Delettrez jewelry including a Grandma Bee bracelet, Grandma Eye bracelet and Grandma Mouthbracelet.