There are more talented designers and high quality crafted shoes than ever before. Retailers are stocking as much as the can; exclusive designs, premiere collections, pre-orders….and as much as I love how accessible fashion has become, it’s also seems quite cluttered.
Since we started this blog (6 years ago!) we continue to enjoy curating and searching through the masses to bring you the best, the standouts.
Here we have it, our must-have shoes right now (good to bookmark too for the fast-approaching end-of-season sales!):
Jimmy ChooTrick strappy buckle sandals; available at FarFetch.
Gucci Mary Jane black patent leather and snakeskin bow embellished pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.
Gianvito RossiRegalia embroidered red satin strappy sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.
Aquazzura black suede Wild Thing fringed lace-up pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.
Gianvito Rossi red silk fringed satin ankle cuff sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.
Valentino ballerina-inspired nude leather booties; available at MyTheresa.
Alaia black suede lace-up eyelet-embellished ankle booties; available at Net-A-Porter.
Jada Pinkett-Smith wore Azzedine Alaïa sandals to the NY premiere of ‘After Earth’. These shoes feature red suede & pink stingray straps, back-zip closure and 115mm heel. They’re available online in red at Browns & Colette, black at Net-A-Porter or white at Montaigne Market.
She looks radiant and I adore this look from head-to-toe, especially her Blumarine floral printed & white striped dress. Jada carried a Jimmy Choo Cosma clutch in pink stingray and also accessorized with gold chain & diamond earrings.
I loved looking at the street style photos from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week A/W 2013 however often they don’t credit the outfit or shoes. I browsed through a ton of pictures & here are my favorite shoes I spotted:
Ellen Pompeo wore Alaïa laser-cut platform sandals to An Evening with Shondta Rhimes & Friends event in Hollywood. These heels are from the Spring 2012 collection and available online in red at Matches and in a similar style at Boutique1. I like Ellen’s outfit but wish she wore a different top, this one looks extremely casual for any red carpet. Check out more recent celebrity shoe spottings.
Megan Fox wore an embellished Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture dress to a screening of “Friends With Kids” in NYC. She paired it with one of the heaviest pumps in her closet, the Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo cap-toe pumps. Her shoe choice completely threw off the whole look for me; she needed a delicate sandal or pump.
Shoes She Should Have Worn: Megan Fox
Alexander McQueen crystal embellished satin sandal; available at Net-A-Porter I know Megan’s dress is already completely embellished but I had to add these to the list; they’re stunning.
Alaïa double ankle-strap sandal; available online at Edon Manor We recently saw these on Olivia Palermo in ELLE Ukraine. These sandals complement Megan’s nude bow belt too.
Tabitha SimmonsDana suede strappy sandal We’ve seen these on Jennifer Aniston & I also recommended them to Kristen Bell. They’re from the Spring 2011 collection & I’m attached to them on many levels; it’s hard to find a delicate, soft, blush colored sandal.
Jerome C. Rousseau satin Aizza pump; available online in black glitter at Farfetch and in silver glitter at Otte. The satin Aizza is the only pump I would pair with Megan’s dress. We’ve seen the satin version on Julia Stiles and recently in glitter on Emmy Rossum.
Alaïa suede ankle boot | 5.5″ heel with a 1/2″ hidden platform | available online at Boutique1
Isn’t this stunning?! These boots just came at Boutique1. They feature golden zips and flattened studs, round toe and a beautiful zipper on the back. Net-A-Porter carries the grey version but I much prefer the black suede.
This boot is as equally drool-worthy:
Suede platform boot | 5.7″ heel with 1.4″ platform | available online at Boutique1
There so many beautiful boot this fall! It was difficult to narrow them down but here are my favorite boots for Fall 2011. They’re all available online and I linked to where you can find them. What’s your favorite style on or off this list?
There are certain styles from Camilla Skovgaard, Jerome Rousseau and Brian Atwood I hope appear online soon (aka this list will evolve as more fabulous boots become available).
Azzedine Alaïa brown calf hair zebra printed ankle boots; available online at FarFetch