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New York, London, Milan….over one hundred shows, countless outfits, and an incredible amount of shoes later, we’re finally in the crème de la crème of fashion week: Paris. The City of Lights and Enviable Fashion! Grab a croissant and a café au lait‎, because we’re going to show you the hottest soles to walk the runway from Paris Fashion Week.

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Anthony Vaccarello is a brand designed around the idea of a confident and sensual woman who knows exactly what she wants and how to get it. The line is characterized by microscopic minis, excessive leather, and lots of cleavage. For all of Vaccarello’s verve and sass, the shoes are fairly classic and definitely the apparel’s subtle counterpart. Black, cherry red, and shining silver – the double strap pointed-toe pumps will assuredly show off your legs and complement any mini-hemline you rock.

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If we were to describe the Fall 2014 line in a nutshell, it’d be Technicolor pirate meets Velvet Goldmine. From color blocked suede to luscious booties in metallic-laced snakeskin topped with a golden mirrored heel, just when you think that Dries Van Noten has reached the peak of gorgeous designs, he outdoes himself again. We’re in love with the ankle booties, but the t-strap thick heeled pump is also utterly jaw dropping. Who would have thought that silver-toned calf hair could look so futuristic and lux?

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Rochas’ vibe in recent years has been ‘50s and ‘60s housewives with a sassy, outspoken twist – usually involving ornate embroidery and punchy colors. The heels (with straps or without, because variety is the spice of life) are incredibly embellished and not in a subtle kinda way. Literally dripping with bead and rhinestone embellishments, the pumps offer a not-so-classic-take on a traditional and practical silhouette. We love the way they’re styled with slightly conservative neo-conservative clothing, as it allows the bejeweled shoes to really shine.

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It’s been a rocky road bringing the iconic brand Vionnet into the modern day, but designer Goga Ashkenazi has been tirelessly reinventing the bias cut to bring Vionnet back into the limelight. The result? Vibrant color combinations and stunning draping. However, things get a little more muddled where the footwear is concerned. While the calf hair booties are unique and the calf hair pump with geometric heel is phenomenally inventive, the furry multi-colored sandals are definitely too bizarre for everyday use.

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Oliver Rousteing’s latest Balmain offering is a blend of worldly streetstyle, voluptuous silhouettes, and Masai-inspired embroidery – without ever leaving that sensation of Parisian cool. It isn’t surprising that we’re seeing such bold footwear from Balmain; in recent memory, the brand has been devoted to making a high sartorial impact in the coolest way possible (Rihanna’s had a wonderful effect on the young Balmain designer in that way). Rousteing complemented the “safari chic” collection with olive, black, and gold intricately woven footwear that we’ll all be channeling come cooler weather. Those knotted leather sandal booties might actually be what our dreams are made of!

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Alber Elbaz’s Lanvin is all about making a woman feel like the most beautiful and the most enticing creature in the world, leading his line to be one of the most decadent season after season. Slipping on one of his designs transports you to a fantasy of Old Hollywood glamour with modern day power; this time around, the shoes did not escape that exquisite treatment. Thickly heeled, satin-covered, and exotically skinned (we spy with our little eyes alligator, snake, and stingray – oh my!), they’re over the top in a way that would make Marlene Dietrich keel over in ecstasy.

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The ankle booties that stole Isabel Marant’s show were typical Parisian cool. Strappy and fitted in neutral-to-military colors, just looking at them filled you with a sense of sass and empowerment. While we love the combination of olive green and grey, the show stoppers were the designs that were primarily designed in fur with leather cross straps binding everything together. They were sheer excess in a way that is right up the alley of Beyonce or Rihanna – in fact, we’re sure both the bombastic icons will be snapped wearing them.

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Christian Dior, much like other Parisian designers, are having a ‘90s influence. No, we’re not talking about Spice Girls’ level platform heels – Raf’s ‘90s inspiration revolves around colorful sneakers and molded rubber. Where his sneaker interpretation deviates from the literal (we’re looking at you, Chanel), is that he still includes a pointed toe pump in the design. High-contrast and unique, these shoes will be editorial hits and Anna Dello Russo favorites.

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If Céline’s line is any indication, flatforms are going to have a moment in fall. While we’re not completely sold on the clunky silhouette, the gorgeous use of patent leather and neutrally colored ombre fade make us warm up to the designs more than we thought possible. Besides, who doesn’t love comfort? A flat shoe on a platform provides the additional height without the ankle strain.

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As per usual, Chloé’s line of shoes are clean, sleek, modernist goodness wrapped in stunning suede, supple leather, and intriguing fur. We love the mixture of different textures on every design, if only because she takes simple ideas (black and navy, quilted leather) and elevates them to a plateau of high fashion. The complementary palette of eggplant, sage, navy, and cream make the designs stand out even more; the neutrality means that you will be able to wear these shoes practically anywhere, all winter long. When the heeled boots look this amazing, who could blame you?

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The shoes are simply sensational in their open-toed and strappy sandaled goodness. From the exquisite color palette (burnished reds and oranges, stark whites, hints of mint, and streaks of snakeskin) to the perfectly unique silhouette that is edgy without being bizarre, Givenchy’s shoes are firmly cemented as some of the most covetable heels of the season. If this is Tisci’s glamour, we can’t be more thankful for the lack of sweatshirts.

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We watch Stella McCartney’s shows for her neo-prep sensibilities, the kind that make you quirk your head to the side and think “wow, I never thought of styling a blazer like that.” Similarly daring, Stella’s shoes for this season are not for the faint of heart – the multi-tone flatforms are one part loafer and three parts gutsy. Ranging from neutral to star printed, they match her aesthetic of modernist with an attitude.

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When Elie Saab presents his collections, we’re always expected stunning gowns and perfect, modern opulence. This time around, the footwear is strappy and dramatic, perfectly inter-weaving leather and suede. What has our heart pounding is the luscious color palette; the gorgeous purple perfectly balances the vibrant teal, further tied together with hints of black and beige. Swoon. If these shoes don’t scream sensual sophistication, we don’t know what heels do! We predict that these shoes will be mainstays on the red carpet and we can’t wait to see who rocks them.

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If there’s one thing that’s certain about Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent, it’s that the collections are made for partying. Miniskirts, sequins, and enough fur to make an Old Hollywood starlet blush, they practically drip with Los Angeles essence; they scream “I’m a cool girl.” Why would the shoes be any different? Coming in primarily three styles, the strappy Mary Janes, London-style ankle bootie, and the sleek knee-high boots are knock-your-socks-off fabulous. Sure, you could go for the black patent leather or sleek chestnut suede variety, but we can’t stop looking at the glitter infused, rhinestone studded, and striped variations. Silver leather knee-high boots that walked straight out of a 1960s science fiction movie? Uh, yesPlease and thank you.

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It wouldn’t be a Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel collection without a heaping helping of absurdity and Chanel’s supermarket chic collection is filled with just that. How absurd is absurd? Well, let’s just say we haven’t seen so many gym-ready Chanel shoes in…well, ever. That’s right: the Chanel shoes of the season are exclusively sneakers, taking a cue from the last haute couture collection where kneepads and fannypacks were standard fare. The collection was rife with multi-tweed sneakers that came in ankle and knee-high variety, perfect for those who like their style to have a dose of novelty.

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It’s no surprise that Valentino’s FW14 footwear offerings are sensational – their shoes have been ruling the streetstyle blogs for a few seasons now. This collection, they’ve embraced Italian Pop art by use of rich red hues, mod shapes, moody blues, and a stunning mosaic print. Alternating the styles between knee-high boots, a stellar ankle bootie, and a lovely strappy pump, we predict that these shoes will be everywhere come September.

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This is the first collection from Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen that we’re seeing large undertones of dark and gothic romanticism that truly feel like they were taken out of Alexander McQueen’s diary. Keeping with the brand’s London roots (nevermind that it shows in Paris), the footwear collection was comprised entirely of hiking boots with a stuffy Victorian twist. Imbued with ruffles, and embellished with fur, the booties were on the masculine side of decadent but decadent nonetheless. Some of the most intriguing? The knee-high eyelet lace ups; only the most courageous would rock those.

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Nicolas Ghesquière’s premier collection for Louis Vuitton was a smash hit and filled with pieces you want to buy and wear to shreds. The footwear did not escape the lush treatment, designed in combinations of black, beige, and cognac leather – a select few were even adorned with a gold LV medallion. We love the curved heel that pervaded the shoes, but our hearts are set on the two-tone mid-calf boot with superfluous straps.

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Miu Miu’s collection was all about girlish, stick-to-your-teeth sugary charm. Pastels were rampant, the bags were perfect, and the shoes? Well, the shoes were just charming. Candy colored satin booties and metallic paisley brocade pumps were all fitted with a playful screw-like pin heel. If the hardware motif is not up your alley, the transparent waterproof boots are sure to make the impact you’re looking for.

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Kelly Rowland wore Stella Luna for Anthony Vaccarello Abisko mules to ‘The X Factor’ Season 3 Finale. These leather heels are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring a thin strap across the toe, large spike hardware and grommet accents at the heel. We’ve also seen these on Jennifer Lawrence and Gisele Bündchen. This style is available in a leather bootie from the same collection at Farfetch.

She posed wearing a Balmain strapless black leather bustier dress covered with crystals, studs and safety pins. The floor-length black suede skirt has a raw hem and extreme side slit.

I love her shoes but this is nowhere near Kelly’s best…I also dislike the long extensions and prefer the textured bob she wore earlier this season.

She finished her look with black diamond chandelier earrings plus tons of diamond bracelets by Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kelly.

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Jennifer Lawrence wore Anthony Vaccarello mules to ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Madrid premiere. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection in collaboration with Stella Luna featuring black leather, large silver spike hardware, grommet accents and pointed-toe. This style is available in a closed toe or ankle boot mule at Farfetch.

She the current face of Dior’s Miss Dior campaign and posed wearing a navy silk bustier dress with a sheer asymmetric black silk insert from the Cruise 2014 collection.

Jennifer’s accessories are what kept this look interesting and her jewelry choices gave her outfit a rocker edge. She added a Rona Pfeiffer Pavé Arrow ring, Monique Péan/Pamela Love MPL Topaz Planetary Spike ring and Ana Khouri Wing blackened gold diamond earrings.

Steel grey smokey eye makeup and black cherry nails provided the finishing touches.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jennifer.


Anthony Vaccarello leather mule | 120mm heel | shop at Farfetch for $802.00

Throughout winter and into next spring we will see more & more of the slip-on mule. I love these super sexy sandals designed in collaboration with Stella Luna and spotted on Blake Lively & Gisele Bündchen. They feature black leather, large silver spike hardware, grommet accents, pointed-toe and thin straps.


They’re also available in a closed toe style or leather bootie with slim symmetric cutouts

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Blake Lively is featured in the September 2013 issue of Lucky Magazine wearing Stella Luna for Anthony Vaccarello Abisko mules. These leather heels are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring a thin strap across the toe, spike hardware at the front and grommet accents at the heel. Gisele Bündchen first wore these on the red carpet at the Met Gala.

She’s styled in a variety of designers wearing Givenchy, H&M, Marc Jacobs & more. I love all of them including this one sleeve bonded crepe and macrame grommet gown by Anthony Vaccarello.

Check out more photos from her feature including a behind-the-scenes video and other shoes spotted on Blake.

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Gisele Bündchen wore Stella Luna for Anthony Vaccarello mules to the 2013 Met Gala in NYC. These Fall 2013 heels feature a skinny toe strap, giant silver-tone spike hardware at the front and covered stiletto heel. You can see these shoes in detail at Moda Operandi.

She posed wearing a one-sleeve Anthony Vaccarello Fall 2013 bonded crepe and macramé grommet dress which is available for purchase for a limited time at Moda Operandi. Gisele also accessorized with David Yurman oval link braceletsblack diamond pinky ring, Crossover X diamond ring and diamond earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted at the Met Gala.

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The largest, jam-packed fashion week of them all – Paris!

Here are my thoughts, presented as mini awards:
*I love the design but they might kill my feet…………Balenciaga
I love the look of these sleek pointed-toe d’Orsay pumps but the strap between the toes is so skinny and looks rather uncomfortable.

*The shoe lover’s dream collection…………from head-to-toe infact, Oh, Dior!
What a beautiful collection featuring Andy Warhol’s shoe sketches on dresses, clutches and bags:


Remember these pathetic Warhol shoe cookies I made 3 years ago? I revisited the post and found this truism, “Fantasy and clothes go together a lot.”

*Unexpected & interesting…………Givenchy
These eye-catching striped boots combined multiple types of snakeskin (I count 3). They reach the mid-calf with a bulbous toe and short curved heel.

*I’ll pass on…………the tractor soles at Stella McCartney
McCartney’s fall shoe collection is completely two-faced! A majority of the runway looks were worn with loafers & boots accented propped up on giant tractor soles. Towards the end of the show however, (thankfully) several feminine sculpted wooden wedges made their debut.

*I surprisingly liked & they’re wearable…………Louis Vuitton
These ankle-strap platform sandals are wearable and cute. Most styles featured antique-looking smooth leather and there were also two designs covered with feathers.

Although I can’t find any detailed photos, the Christian Louboutin for Alessandra Rich pumps are adorable.

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Check out the shoes spotted at New YorkLondon and Milan Fashion Week.

The footwear that made their debut on the runways in Milan was quite the mix of styles. We saw wooden platforms, thick tractor rubber soles and stitched satin detailing at Prada (much more wearable than last season).

Fendi says you can indeed wear Nemo (a clownfish print in fur) on your feet and presented colorful fur booties which complemented the other fur accessories including monster puff balls, mohawks and sunglasses.

I wasn’t too surprised by Versace’s designs as they were still “sexy rocker chic” as ever. They used the same spikey embellishment which we saw on several Tom Ford styles this spring.

Dolce & Gabbana’s Byzantine and Venetian mosaic influence translated into their footwear as well…particularly on the golden platform wedge. There were also a few golden cage designs with romantic floral wrapped around the bars.

One of my favorite styles was the cross-strap pump at Emilio Pucci which featured a stingray covered pointed-toe and skinny stiletto.

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The Paris Fashion Week review is coming soon! Check out the shoes spotted at New York and London Fashion Week.

I wanted to share my latest shoe crushes and I narrowed it down to 11 I really like. Most designs are from the fall or resort collections. I started putting this post together and realized that boots will have to be another post all together!

They’re in random order and I linked to the retailer if they’re available online:


Giuseppe Zanotti satin stripe pump; available online for pre-order at Bergdorf Goodman
I featured these in the recent resort post and think they’re so stunning! They feature tropical flowers and emerald cut crystals.


Saint Laurent Jane ankle-strap sandal; available online for pre-order in black, red & gold at YSL
I may have found the perfect ankle-strap sandal! I tweeted about these shoes awhile ago and they quickly became a favorite. 


Amazon nude leather sandal, from the Cruise 2013 collection
These sandals are also available in red, yellow, blue, pink and metallic python. I’m still debating between the blue or nude. I would love to wear the nude with a dark pedicure!


Giuseppe Zanotti for Anthony Vaccarello pump; available online at Colette & Ekseption
These are my strappy heaven plus I think the Zanotti x Vaccarello collab is a brilliant match. Jessie J wore a metallic version recently in Elle UK.


Casadei Blade black satin sandal; available online at TheCorner
I’ve wanted these for quite awhile…they will be on my list(s) until I get them! Okay, these or the teal Blade sandal from the spring collection.


Pierre Hardy sporty snakeskin bootie; available online at TheCorner
I instgrammed these booties awhile ago and they finally appeared online. Naomie Harris wore them to the ‘Skyfall’ photo call in London.


Brian Atwood Dama pink satin sandal; from the Fall 2012 collection
Aren’t these amazing?! They were first featured in my fall favorites post and I haven’t stopped thinking about them.


Walter Steiger Solo lace-up platform bootie; from the Fall 2012 collection
I love the fit and quality of Steiger’s shoes, I can wear them all night. These booties feature small silver studs and the signature claw heel.


Charlotte Olympia Astra platform pump; available online at Charlotte Olympia
These feature glitter sprinkled snakeskin with moon and cloud detailing and a giant shooting star across the toe. I love the grey & blue colors – this shoe is fun & wearable.


Roger Vivier black satin ribbon bootie; available online at MyTheresa
These booties first debuted in a green satin, which made my top 10 list, then appeared in purple on LuisaViaRoma and now they’re available in black! I love how they wrap around the foot.


Giuseppe Zanotti nude t-strap sandals with gold pyramid studs; available at Net-A-Porter
The nude version is exclusive to Net-A-Porter and of course selling out quickly. The black suede version is available at FarFetch and Giuseppe Zanotti.

What’s your most recent shoe crush? Please leave a comment, I want to know!


Jessie J is featured in the November 2012 issue of Elle UK wearing Giuseppe Zanotti for Anthony Vaccarello shoes. These heels are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring navy patent leather and metallic details. You can find these shoes available online in black/navy at Colette and Ekepstion.

She’s also wearing a gold embroidered outfit from Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2012 collection. Elle UK has a behind-the-scenes video and highlights from Jessie’s cover shoot. Check out the latest Zanotti for Vaccarello Spring 2013 shoes and more recent celebrity shoe spottings.