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When London (fashion week) calls, we put everything else on hold and marvel at the sartorial splendour that the British runways have to offer. And it definitely was London-love at first sight with all the stunning shoes!

With “poetry groupie” as their muse, designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi fused romanticism with glam grunge. Black Victorian lace-up boots were the perfect punctuations to the moody floral dresses. Over-the-knee and ankle boots wrapped in bows are absolutely the most awesome presents to own this fall.

House of Holland
With a throwback to the seventies and twenties, you can expect lots of color –that’s for sure. Henry Holland dressed his models in punk-rock shoes ready to hit the dance floor. The disco-appropriate boots literally captured the vibrancy of the ultra-cool decades with shimmery metals matched with super-saturated orange and fuchsia, paired with cheetah and zebra prints.

JW Anderson
Shoes were mini sculptures at the Anderson runway. The plethora of colors and textures turned the accessories into show stopping artworks. Kitten heel booties were sharp, and had a fun, modern twist with its translucent PVC and silver and black crystal-detailing. Our favorite would be the square-toed mules embellished with shiny multicolored scales.

London-Fashion-Week-Fall-2016-Julien Macdonald
Julien Macdonald
When you’ve got sparkly, leg-baring dresses to wear, you’ll need the perfect shoes to showcase your pins. Take cue from the Macdonald runway and pair your thigh-skimming frocks with ladder-style, open-toe boots fastened with buckles, or simple yet ultra-chic ankle-strap stilettos in that neutral nude hue we absolutely adore.

If moto jackets are the hottest toppers this season, Christopher Bailey created the most fitting “moto boot” to complement them with. The edgy boots with a low-heel carried a statement-making pilgrim buckle that accented the python print. Other boot details include brocade, studs and kilties.

London-Fashion-Week-Fall-2016-Antonio Berardi
Antonio Berardi
The femme fatale who is dressed in a neck collar and velvet bodice with corset lacing will off course need a pair of bondage boots. Case in point: Pointy booties with side cut-outs and an ankle strap, or boots with high-shine leather and side buckles will help unleash your inner dominatrix.

Alexander McQueen
Expect to fashionably embrace your femininity this fall courtesy of Sarah Burton. Ankle-strap stilettos lined with fur, and sandals adorned with crystals and ostrich feathers that gracefully billowed down the runway will make all of us a little bit more flirtatious in the fall.

Johnny Coca presented a very hip alternative to fall footwear. If ballet slippers were to get a hefty dose of heel, then you’ve got these Mulberry platform heels with punchy, yellow and orange supersized satin lacing. Mid-calf boots also with platform heels were color-blocked in black, white or maroon, and proved to be sleek, modern and very wearable too.

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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). 

Salma Hayek wore Giuseppe Zanotti blue suede bow-embellished platform sandals to the ‘Savages’ photo call in London. She’s also wearing a Roland Mouret Mercy colorblock dress.

Salma clearly took a cue from Katy Perry with the blue shoes however they’re not a match for this dress. These sandals are too chunky and this blue color clashes…plus, I prefer a bordeaux color.

Shoes She Should Have Worn: 


Valentino platform sandal; available online at Valentino
I go through hundreds of shoes for these posts, this was the first shoe that I choose and it made the final cut :). It features cut-out suede with rose details and a pink platform. 

Alexander McQueen leather & velvet platform pump
These are a bit more red however I love how the velvet pleat complements the dress’s bodice.

Chelsea Paris Catherine suede ankle-strap pump; available online at Chelsea Paris
(sold out, but there are other fall styles available)
These pumps are from the Fall 2012 collection with a flirty lace-up back.

Alexander McQueen leather platform pump
This is the most basic option from McQueen’s Fall 2012 collection and the color is perfect.

Which shoe do you like for Salma? My choice is the Valentino. Check out more Shoes She Should Have Worn posts.

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Alexander McQueen pink boot | 4″ heel | buy online at Zappos for $1,195

Bows love shoes this season and I fancy this oversized bow-embellished boot from McQueen’s Fall 2012 collection. It’s available in pink & black suede featuring a side-zip closure, grosgrain bow on the heel counter, platform, almond toe and leather lining.


Black suede platform boot | 4″ heel | buy online at Zappos for $1,195


This past fall an employee at a McQueen store I was visiting “warned” me about the shoe prices this spring & she wasn’t joking. Last season, McQueen’s priciest wedge was over $4000 and this season, there are several shoes priced over $6000!

Kim Kardashian debuted the Kanye West x Giuseppe Zanotti sandals featuring embroidered pearls at Paris Fashion Week and Emma Stone wore the Lanvin Opanca sandal to the Golden Globes.

My sister Abby is in love with the Dolce bow pump & my favorite style is the Lanvin sandal.

A look at this season’s most expensive shoes:
Alexander McQueen wrap-up wedge | Christian Louboutin Daffodile | Alexander McQueen beaded wedge
Alexander McQueen lace-up wedge | Christian Louboutin Lady Peep CrocKanye West x Giuseppe Zanotti
Alexander McQueen ombre wedge | Dolce & Gabbana crystal satin pumps | Christian Louboutin Very Mix
Christian Louboutin Sexy Strass | Giuseppe Zanotti embellished sandal | Christian Louboutin Torero
Lanvin Opanca sandal | Christian Louboutin Fifi Strass | Christian Louboutin Devidas pump

There are several crystal embellished designs on Christian Louboutin US, around $3995 and Gianmarco Lorenzi & Phillip Plein are also in this price range online at FarFetch.

Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2011 shoe collection mixes the older styles in with the new. The signature heart peep-toe pump is re-made in a beautiful pink velvet and also in a suede-to-patent version. The new laces on the platform boots (at the very bottom of the post) are beautiful featuring metal eyelets (as seen on the runway).

I had to blink a couple times when I first saw the price on the first platform wedge featured below. I haven’t seen a shoe (especially online) priced over $4,000 since Valentino’s sculpted lace pump.

My favorite pieces include the t-strap sandal already seen on Sarah Jessica Parker, the curved platform peep-toe wedge and the beautiful pink suede boot.

As always I will continue to update the list as more styles appear online.

Metal platform wedge; available in white at Nordstrom


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Shoe-business trade paper Footwear News named the Christian Louboutin Maralena the sexiest shoe of the year.

I love, love Christian Louboutin, but is this really the sexiest shoe of 2010? Apparently the “runners up” were designs from Giuseppe Zanotti, Dolce & Gabbana and Jimmy Choo – I would love to see all the styles in the running. After watching Kathie Lee’s blunt reaction on the Today Show about the winning shoe and seeing that currently on the Huffington Post’s poll, 50% of voters say the Maralena isn’t the sexiest, I still have mixed thoughts. What do you think is the sexiest shoe of 2010?

ShoeRazzi’s top 5 sexiest heels of 2010:

Christian Louboutin Pigalili

The Christian Louboutin Pigalili -available in silver, gold & black. Find it online at Christian Louboutin’s US Online Store. Heidi Klum was seen wearing the Pigalili in black.

Nicholas Kirkwood platform sandal

Nicholas Kirkwood‘s platform sandal from his fall 2010 collection; as seen on Sarah Jessica Parker. All of Kirkwood’s designs ooze sexiness!

Gianmarco Lorenzi Disco Ball heels

Gianmarco Lorenzi‘s Disco Ball crystal embellished heels, available online at Gregory’s in gold & black.

Valentino Sculptured Lace Pump

Valentino‘s fabulous sculptured lace pumps, available online at Neiman Marcus.

Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti‘s embellished sandals;as seen on Kim Kardashian. These sandals are available online at Bluefly.

ShoeRazzi’s top 5 sexiest boots of 2010:

There are so many hot boots this year. I stuck to short boots/booties and somehow  finally narrowed it down to the top 5.

Lipspikes Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin’s Lipspike boot; as seen on Cheryl Cole & Kim Kardashian. Available online at the official Christian Louboutin US store in black suede.

Alexander McQueen Gibbons Boot

Alexander McQueen’s Grinling Gibbons gold-heeled show boot. Available online at Alexander McQueen.

Brian Atwood Jeri Boot

Brian Atwood’s Jeri boot from his Fall 2010 Collection.

Givenchy Sequined Embroidered Boots

Givenchy’s Sequined Nappa Embroidered boots; as seen on Lea Michele & Mary Kate Olsen. Available in flannel gray, black and velvet at Luis Via Roma.

Ruthie Davis SPIKE Boot

Ruthie Davis’ Spike boot from her fall collection. This boot was seen on Whitney Port and Katy Perry.

Everyone’s style & definition of sexy is different – what do you think is the sexiest heel & boot from 2010?