Charlotte Olympia’s electric Pre-Fall 2016 Mechanix collection was inspired by Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ sci-fi epic. It’s a match made in heaven for Charlotte’s signature retro style as the film portrays a “highly stylized futuristic city” complete with snazzy robots, 1920s’ glamour and of course a dramatic love plot. Here’s a look at our favorite 5 styles:
Amped Up Dolly pump | shop at Charlotte Olympia Featuring red patent leather, pearl-like baubles along the platform, gadget embellished heel and jade covered platform.
Merylin wedge | shop at Charlotte Olympia Featuring a circuitboard inspired embroidered wedge with silver crystals and textured metallic gold leather strappy upper cage design.
Millicent sculpted pump | shop at Charlotte Olympia Featuring black suede and think chunky sculpted heel and covered platform.
Vreeland platform sandal | shop at Shopbop Pin-up inspired sandal in burgundy with a knotted suede strap across the front, croc-embossed leather platform and thin wrap-around ankle-strap.
Sky Scraper platform sandal | shop at Nordstrom Textured silver leather Art Deco obelisk-shaped sandal with a thin wrap-around strap at the ankle and flying saucer inspired crystal bijoux at the peep-toe.
Chiara Ferragni CollectionPow 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!
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.
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).
Rene Caovilla embellished sandals | 115mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus
Anyone else’s jaw just drop? Rene’s son Edoardo has carried over the rich heritage of the family brand continuing to create truly beautiful shoes marrying Italian craftsmanship with couture. If you think of Caovilla shoes you immediately think of elegant crystal statement pieces! They continue to create the ultimate princess designs which have proved a perfect match for red carpet regulars including Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Garner.
This standout style features a gladiator-inspired cage design in black suede with silver Swarovski crystal covered side panels, corset lace-up front and long wrap-around suede laces. Half sizes are available.
Brittany Snow wore Stuart WeitzmanMyex sandals to the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. These strappy heels feature red suede, an exposed heel zipper and stiletto 114mm heel. Myex is available in nude suede at Shopbop and in black & red suede at Stuart Weitzman.
Step aside Choupette & Grumpy Cat – there’s a new, yummier fashion footwear feline. Oscar Tiye’s Kitty sandal from the Spring/Summer 2016 collection fulfills our most nostalgic memory of Michelle Pfeiffer and her iconic role as Cat Woman. They feature glossy black patent leather, white stitching details throughout, long patent leather covered laces, cut-out cat mask front strap and signature magenta insole.
Miranda Lambert wore Joyce EcholsCome and Take It sandals to the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. These heels feature hot pink satin, two adjustable buckled straps, a gold pistol embellishment, pink satin holster and stiletto heel. Come and Take It is available at Joyce Echols.
Outfit Details: Christian Siriano Spring 2016 yellow pleated gown, Irene Neuwirth one of a kind Colombian emerald & boulder opal, tourmaline & turquoise ring and diamond ring.
Carrie Underwood wore René CaovillaGeometric sandals to the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. These heels are from the Spring 2016 collection featuring gold leather (as seen here) covered with Swarovski crystals, adjustable buckled ankle-strap, 30mm platform and 130mm heel. Geometric is available at Neiman Marcus & Farfetch.
Outfit Details: Davidson Zanine Fall 2015 crystal embellished gown, Bavna diamond ring and earrings.
Demi Lovato wore PradaBaroque sandals to the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards. These strappy heels feature black suede, cut-out details, back zip fastening, a 135mm heel and 32mm platform. Baroque is available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Jessie James Decker wore Giuseppe ZanottiHarmony sandals to the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. These heels feature rose gold patent leather, three straps across the foot, back zip fastening and 114mm stiletto heel. Harmony is available at Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Farfetch and Giuseppe Zanotti.