Designer Shoes: Slingback

Beyoncé attended the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon wearing a merlot knotted draped dress by Haute Hippie with a thigh-high side slit. She paired it with Gucci horsebit-embellished Claudie ankle-strap sandals in brown leather. These chunky 70s’-inspired platforms don’t do anything for her outfit…and they feel out of place.

Shoes She Should Have Worn: Beyoncé
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Gianvito Rossi Gianvito iridescent leather pumps
You can’t go wrong with this beautiful single-sole shoe. This silhouette elongates the leg and also works perfectly paired with her 5:31 Jerome coat.

Oscar Tiye Zoe cage sandals
Since it’s December and the event was held in NY, I’m not crazy about an open-toe shoe however this unique tassel-embellished sandal in the warm rose gold is a playful option. P.S. – I have these shoes baby blue, j’adore!!!

Daniele Michetti Sveva slingback pumps
This spicy yellow snakeskin is a perfect complement for her burgundy dress. They also feature a low-cut heel counter and black woven leather trim.

Bionda Castana Dekota pump
I love these femme fatale inspired shoes with sexy corset-style laces, geometric leather paneling and sheer mesh sides. Check out how they look on the foot.

Gianvito Rossi Carey strappy pumps
I can’t get enough of these beautiful Fall ’14 shoes in natural python with three thin buckled front straps.

Nicholas Kirkwood colorful pointed-toe pumps
Beyoncé’s previously worn many shoes by Kirkwood and these pointed-toe heels are my wildcard choice featuring multi-color Mexican-inspired needlepoint embroidery. I like this shade of pink & aqua paired with her dress.

Which pair do you like for Beyoncé? Check out more Shoes She Should Have Worn posts.

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Megan Fox was spotted outside the AMC Lincoln Square Theater for the New York premiere of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ wearing Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring black patent leather, mirrored gold leather, thin buckled straps and 120mm heel. We’ve also seen them on Amanda Seyfried, Adriana Lima and Hilary Duff. You can find the latest styles carried at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Giuseppe Zanotti.

Outfit Details: Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015 white/black color block sketch jacquard bandeau top plus a  black/ivory oval dot jacquard skirt, a Melinda Maria Teeny Pod ring and Jamie Wolf Mixed Metal Stacking Rings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Megan.

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Dakota Fanning was spotted out in Manhattan wearing Christian Louboutin Air Chance slingback pumps. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring blue, nude & white leather, pink PVC inserts and 120mm mirrored silver leather covered heel. We’ve also seen them on Maria Sharapova, Kerry Washington and Allison Williams. You can find new fall styles at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin.

Outfit Details: Miu Miu embellished-collar crepe sleeveless top & high waisted navy blue studded skirt, Cartier Juste Un Clou bracelet, Céline Blade flap bag and Jimmy Choo Carrera glitter transparent sunglasses.

Check out more shoes spotted on Dakota.

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Emma Stone was spotted outside The Daily Show with Jon Stewart studios in NYC wearing Christian Louboutin Ostri Sling pumps. They’re from the Fall 2014 collection featuring black suede, gold grommets, black leather details, and 120mm gold specchio leather covered heel. Ostri Sling is available with a 100mm heel in black leather at Saks Fifth Avenue and eclipse suede at Christian Louboutin UK.

Outfit Details: Antonio Berardi scalloped trim black lace top from the new Resort 2015 collection, cropped high-waisted trousers plus jewelry from Jamie Wolf and Jennifer Fisher.

Check out more shoes spotted on Emma.

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America Ferrera wore Christian Louboutin Activa slingback sandals to a screening of ‘X/Y’ held at the Directors Guild of America in LA. They’re from a older collection featuring black patent leather straps, bronze snakeskin 20mm platform and 130mm heel. You can find new fall styles at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Outfit Details: Versace Collection knit body con dress finishing with a soft pale pink lip and light summery makeup.

Check out more shoes spotted on America.

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Jessica Biel wore Giambattista Valli d’Orsay pumps to the Tiffany & Co. Flagship Opening on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This classic pump debuted in the Spring 2013 collection featuring a soft pale pink silk satin and elastic slingback strap. They’re available in a two-tone mirrored silver leather & pink silk satin (on discount!) at Yoox.

As the ambassador of Tiffany’s Atlas collection she was joined at the event by Hilary Swank wearing a Giambattista Valli strapless dress in Capodimonte white scattered with intricate floral appliqué made from silk, tulle and lace from the Meissen porcelain-inspired Fall 2013 Couture collection.

She also accessorized with a Victoria diamond necklace and Jazz three-row bracelet by Tiffany & Co. plus a Fendi bugle beaded Baguette white bag.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jessica.

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Charlize Theron wore Loeffler Randall Lillit sandals to the photo call for ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ held at Claridge’s Hotel in London. They feature black suede, scalloped edging, wrap around ankle-strap and 3″ kitten heel. Lillit is available at Shopbop, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

She joined costar Amanda Seyfried wearing a Stella McCartney black python embossed Capucine viscose dress with a crew neck, batwing-like sleeves and overlay layered design from the Spring 2014 collection.

Charlize also added a slight touch of green with Graduated Teardrop ear cuffs in emerald by Jacquie Aiche plus a thin gold collar and striking red lip.

Check out more shoes spotted on Charlize.

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‘Tis the season for weddings and they’ve seemingly invaded every area of my life as of late…my younger sister just got married, my best friend is recently engaged and I’m supposed to be planning my own wedding!

Whether you want to walk the aisle in a classic pump, silk satin peep-toe slingback or glitter covered ankle-strap sandal, Christian Louboutin’s Spring 2014 Bridal collection has something for every bride – I can’t think of a more perfect shoe brand worthy of a bride’s big day.

There are several height options ranging from a 70mm kitten heel to a sky-high 160mm platform pump (which Victoria Beckham wore to Kate Middleton’s wedding). My three favorite styles include the Body Strass pump for the ultimate Cinderella princess moment, sheer Pigalace pump in romantic white dentelle lace and the glitter embellished Gwynitta sandal (a perfect match for a spaghetti strap gown).

I included all links below each style for product availability. For ordering questions, contact your closest Christian Louboutin boutique or inquire here for online orders.

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Apostrophy white leather slingback pointed-toe pump with a tapered 100mm heel; available at Saks Fifth AvenueChristian-Louboutin-Spring-2014-Bridal-Collection-Belly-Nodo

Belly Nodo t-strap sandal in white leather with a small flat front bow and 120mm heel; available in black leather at Christian Louboutin 

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Gwynitta strappy sandal in glitter-finished leather with thin cross-straps and 100mm heel; available in silver glitter at Net-A-Porter or several other styles at Christian Louboutin

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Impera laser-cut white leather pump with long corset laces and 120mm heel; as seen on Alessandra Ambrosio

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Iriza d’Orsay pump in white leather with a 120mm heel; as seen on Kate Hudson, available in rose gold crystal strass at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Jazzy Doll gold metallic sandal with a twisted t-strap, ruched front and 100mm heel; available in metallic gold at Neiman Marcus or several other styles at Christian Louboutin

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Just Soon 85mm open-toe pump in white leather with an asymmetric front bow; available in several styles at Christian Louboutin

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Martha 100mm t-strap sandal in white leather with sheer mesh lining, oval-shaped strappy cage design and 100mm; as seen on Charlize Theronavailable in white or gold metallic leather at Christian Louboutin

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Pigalace pump in delicate white dentelle lace with a silk satin 120mm heel; as seen on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, available with a 100mm heel in black at Neiman Marcus or white at Christian Louboutin

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Princess smooth white leather pump with thin silver glitter covered criss-cross trim and 100mm heel; available in poudre or white leather at Christian Louboutin

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Valnina ankle-tie sandal with a laser-cut mirrored rose gold strap and gold mini glitter covered 100mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue or Net-A-Porter

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Vendome white silk satin slingback peep-toe pump with covered platform, asymmetric bow detail at the toe and 120mm heel; available in white at Christian Louboutin or black silk satin at MyTheresa

Giuseppe-Zanotti-Design-logoIt’s hard to believe that Giuseppe Zanotti’s twenty year road to success was not paved in stiletto-friendly golden cobblestones. He reminisced to WWD, “I started with stilettos that were superglam, superfeminine and sexy — and the business was a flop. For the first two or three seasons, it was a tragedy.” With the ink still damp on his LMVH partnership and an ever-growing fanbase, it’s hard to envision a fashion world bereft of his sleek and sexy footwear. It makes you want to go into your closet, pick up your favorite Zanotti stiletto – at least four inches high – and feel thankful that we live in an age of sass, verve, and sartorial savviness.

So, how does Giuseppe Zanotti celebrate twenty phenomenally successful years in fashion? Not with a tell-all book or autobiographical movie, but – as per our expectations from the Italian footwear maestro – with more shoes; a four part delightful capsule collection, to be precise. Taking inspiration from the past while looking to the future is innovative and clever, a way to pay homage to those who were with him at the start of his journey to new coming fans that can’t get enough of his trademark snake embellishments.

With the gorgeously glamorous Spring 2014 collection still fresh in our minds (and hearts, and dreams…you get the picture), we were wondering how those exotic and quintessential Zanotti themes would appear in an autumnal context. If we had any doubts that he still had it (we didn’t, this is hypothetical), they would have been swept away by golden snake-embossed leather slingback stilettos and gotta-look-twice red quilted leather moto heels.

Glitter, suede, and python-embossed leather – oh my! This collection is one to start budgeting for, carrying designs fit for every lifestyle and fashion twist. From the stunning geometric suede and rhinestone-embellished booty to the golden leafy filigree on an open-toed sandal; from the glittery flat boot to the crimson mule; just when you think Zanotti can’t top his last collection, he finds a way to make you lust after a pair of kitten heels. And, really, is that not real power? In addition to the flattering and statement making silhouettes, there is a plethora of dainty silver chains, buckles, calf hair, snake emblems, and gold plating to make sure that one look from onlookers will  have them keeling over in envy.

If these designs are any indication of the genius of Zanotti, we can only imagine the adept hand and skill used to craft his 40th anniversary. That’s just around the corner, right?

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Gold filigree sandal in black suede embellished with gold leaves embroiderey and clusters of crystals; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Cut-out black suede sandal with crystal embellished buckles down the side; available at Neiman Marcus

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Red velvet sandal with a gold rope chain and crystal encrusted chain link t-strap

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Midnight blue velvet ankle-cuff sandal with a leather covered heel and covered platform

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Mirrored gold snake-embossed leather slip-on mule sandal with two bands

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Silver snake-effect leather slip-on mule sandal with a covered 120mm heel

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Black leather sandal with two adjustable buckled straps, armor-like gold-tone plate and silver studs

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Black patent leather sandals with a buckled ankle-cuff and silver-tone pin heel

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Black suede peep-toe bootie embellished with gold studs and triple wrap-around leather straps

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Cutout peep-toe bootie in black suede with wrap-around leather straps and concealed side zip

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Bright red suede pointed-toe cutout bootie with a slender buckled ankle-strap; available in red & black suede at Neiman Marcus

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Black suede pointed-toe mule bootie with a dipped vamp; available in black suede or black patent leather at Neiman Marcus

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Metallic gold python embossed leather slingback pointed-toe pump and stiletto heel

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Glossy black patent leather slingback pump with a stiletto heel and tonal insole

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Black suede pointed-toe pump with a v-cut front and oversized side bow

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Two-tone pointed-toe pump in black suede with a mirrored gold leather inlay and small bow attached at the toe

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Gold python embossed leather kitten heel pump with a slender t-strap and sleek pointed-toe

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Black leather kitten heel pump with a pointed-toe and skinny buckled t-strap

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Pointed-toe pump with a black suede cap-toe, strass crystals and stiletto heel

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Glossy black patent leather and black suede d’Orsay pointed-toe pump

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Black suede pointed-toe bootie with a strass crystal embellished panel; available at Neiman Marcus

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Glossy black patent leather boot with small straps, silver-tone adjustable buckles and short heel

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Mixed media black suede boot with colorful embroidered leather panels and crystal studs

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Black suede sandal with angular cutouts; available with a 110mm heel at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Bright red suede pointed-toe bootie with a dipped vamp and flame motif trim

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Metallic gold snakeskin embossed leather Chelsea boot with black elastic side panels and kitten heel

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Black suede boot with a stacked chunky heel and silver zipper details

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Glossy black patent leather boot with a stacked short heel, leather lining and thin buckled strap across the front

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Black leather biker boot with a tonal padded & quilted leather panel, stacked heel and silver zipper details

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Bright red suede pointed-toe biker boot with a thin stiletto heel, quilted & padded leather panels and oversized silver-tone zipper details

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Black leather pointed-toe boot with silver chain lace-up panels and back pull-tab

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Black leather pointed-toe boot with three buckled straps, gold tone armor-like plates and sleek heel

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Military green suede platform boot with a sleek pointed-toe & platform plus concealed side zip

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Black suede pointed-toe boot covered in fluffy blue fur

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Stretch black velvet over-the-knee-pointed toe boot

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Smooth black leather cowboy boo with a stacked short heel and side pull-tabs

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White leather cowboy boot with a stacked heel and crystal embroidered rattlesnake

Written by Shannon Weston

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Rita Ora was spotted out in London wearing Sophia Webster Oprah slingback sandals. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring spearmint, pale lime yellow and coral leather, ‘Sweet Talk’ embroidered speech bubble at the toe, and beaded 100mm heel. Oprah is available in ‘Twinkle Toes’ at Neiman Marcus, ‘Girl Talk’ at Net-A-Porter or ‘Sweet Talk’ at Sophia Webster.

A day before she chopped her long platinum blonde hair into a chin-length bob, Rita arrived at Capital Radio Studios to promote her latest single. She paired a two-tone fur sweater by Just Cavalli with Ashish blue distressed denim jeans with iridescent sequins from the Spring 2014 collection.

Check out more shoes spotted on Rita.