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Taylor Schilling wore AquazzuraBlondie pumps to the Netflix Launch Party held at the Komische Oper in Berlin. These heels are from the Fall 2014 collection featuring black leather, perforated & studded mesh pointed-toe and 100mm heel. You can shop Aquazzura heels at Saks Fifth Avenue, Shopbop, MyTheresa and Farfetch.
Olivia Palermo wore AquazzuraMadison pumps to the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards held at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in NYC. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black silk satin, spotted feather embellishment around the ankle and long ribbon laces. Unfortunately this style is sold out but you shop the latest collection (now on discount!) at Shopbop and MyTheresa.
She also wore a two-piece look by Ann Taylor including a completely fringed (she lovesfringe) long sleeve top paired with an embroidered black knee-length skirt. Aside from the shoes, (which she’s worn before), this outfit is much too boring for Olivia.
AquazzuraXena strappy snakeskin sandals | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Barneys for $950
These eye-catching richly dyed emerald snakeskin sandals from Aquazzura’s Spring 2014 collection feature slender black leather cords knotted through a t-strap center floating strap, open-toe, exposed back zip with a matching pull-tab, covered high rise back and tan leather insole.
We love this gorgeous, glamorous Spring/Summer 2014 collection filled with a spectrum of colors and luxe textures. Sahara is the perfect sassy summer sandal featuring a soft yellow suede front panel, braided tan leather cord side straps, long leather ankle-tie, tonal leather insole and yellow suede tassel charms.
Half sizes are available and you can also find them in nude or black suede at Shopbop.
Aquazzura’s illustrated campaign with colored palms & dragonflies by Lula
I’m craving a stark white shoe this season, especially after two of my favorite fashion darlings, Kate Hudson & Alessandra Ambrosio styled new ivory pumps so perfectly. I have my eye on these Spring/Summer ’14 strappy sandals by Aquazzura featuring smooth white leather, thin tonal leather laces, tan leather lining, gold-tone metal aglets and exposed back-zip with a leather pull-tab. Half sizes are available. You can also see how the Beverly Hills looks on the foot as shown by Giulana Rancic and Olivia Palermo.
Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura was honored with the Vivian Infantino Emerging Talent Award at the recent Footwear News Achievement Awards. His fans include SolangeKnowles, Mindy Kaling and Olivia Palermo continues to be one of his biggest supporters.
I love several of the new Spring ’14 ankle-strap designs including the Saharienne and this Tie Me Up sandal. They feature black or electric blue satin, long satin ankle-wrap laces, thin toe strap, mirrored gold leather covered sleek pin heel and tan leather insole. Half sizes are available.
AquazzuraVenus sandal | 105mm/4″ heel | shop at Barneys for $995.00
Aquazzura has just launched at Barneys! For the debut, The Window interviewed founding designer Edgardo Osorio for a special feature. These Spring 2014 shoes feature black leather, panels of braided leather cord straps, open-toe, woven leather t-strap front panel, tan leather insole and exposed back zip with a leather pull-tab.
Half sizes are available and they’re expected to ship in January!
Kylie Jenner wore AquazzuraAmazon lace-up sandals to the premiere of the new ‘Justin Bieber’s Believe’ film held at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live. This signature style features black leather, corset lace-up front, 105mm heel and long leather laces. Amazon is available in black leather at Neiman Marcus & Forward by Elyse Walker, nude leather at Madison Los Angeles, electric blue snakeskin at My Wardrobe or green suede & snakeskin at Net-A-Porter.
The youngest Jenner arrived wearing a two-piece outfit including a white cottonRoll Back Crop Tee by Topshop and black silk blend high-waisted floor-length maxi skirt with a thigh-high side split.
She left her long ombré hair down in a center-part also accessorized with a stack of her favorite Cartier Love bracelets and a Juste un Clou cuff.
AquazzuraPositano pump | 105mm/4″ heel | shop at Shopbop for $645.00
This is a new style from Aquazzura’s Resort 2014 collection named Positano, the jewel on the Amalfi Coast, Italy. They feature clear PVC sides layered with a white angled leather panel plus a blood orange suede covered heel and nude suede pointed-toe. It also has a small PVC clear panel at the toe and tan leather insole.
Winter is upon us, which can only mean onething for the ever-moving world of fashion: Spring shoes are just around the corner and a heap of new trends is going to come with it. It’s intimidating, but have no fear! While you’ve been zipping up your knee high boots, we’ve been hot on the trail of the best shoe styles of the upcoming season. Even though it was difficult to narrow it down, here are the trends we’re most looking forward to for Spring 2014:
Mules: Not to be confused with the animal, mules are shoes characterized by their exposed heel and this Spring 2014 season they are everywhere. Backless shoes are a trend everyone can rock, as they come in a myriad of heights. We spotted them on the catwalks of mega-brands Alexander Wang, Chloé, Stella McCartney, and Céline. Our faves? Of course, Gianvito Rossi is the master of the mule – he even designed Altuzarra’s gorgeous runway mules – but, we also can’t help but love Monique Lhuillier’s gorgeous use of PVC in her heel-baring designs and Christian Louboutin’s bead-embellished creations.
Placid Blue: This icy-toned blue is one of Pantone’s top picks for the Spring 2014 season. Dubbed “placid blue,” this hue does indeed have a calming and serene quality about it and designers latched onto it for their warmer weather designs. Used as both the main color and as an accenting neutral, we love the way this normally subversive color is taking control this season. From the curved heel of Walter Steiger’s glorious pump to Miu Miu’s chunky heeled platform, this color has proven itself to be much more than an Easter egg favorite.
Freesia: As if to tell placid blue to move over and share the stage, this Pantone pick is a blazing yellow that commands attention. Freesia is the color of electric citrus, and where placid blue is a blue sky, freesia is the smoldering sun. Just a glimpse at the color instantly energizes you, which is why it isn’t surprising that designers such as Giuseppe Zanotti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Prada, ShoeRazzi favorite Jerome C. Rousseau, and John Galliano (spotted on the trendy heels of Rita Ora) have all utilized this vibrant color. After all, there is no better way to add a kick of ferocity to an outfit than with a sick pair of shoes!
Sporty: This spring, the femininity of high heels are combining with an unexpected element: sportiness. We briefly delved into this trend in our recap of the hottest shoes on the Milanese runways, but this trend is proving to be much more than a footnote. Whether it’s through the use of athletic materials such as perforated leather (Daniele Michetti), woven nylon (Balenciaga), and neoprene (John Galliano), or through design like Emilio Pucci’s padded leather straps, Prada’s rubber bumpers and sole, or Christian Dior’s sneaker laces, it’s clear that one of the hottest trends of Spring 2014 is combining urban style with luxury.
Funky Embellishments: For the past couple seasons, wild embellishments have been a designer standby to make their shoes really stand out, and this season is no different. We’re seeing a wealth of extravagant and unique embellishments that are making classic shoe designs total statement makers. From Sophia Webster’s spunky and vibrant butterfly wings to Bionda Castana’s ingenious use of lace and silicone to create a leopard print, using embellishments is the go-to way to make your shoes the most enviable soles on the block. Christian Louboutin even got in on the trend with his darling doorknocker embellishments and that’s how you know it’s a must-follow trend.
Floral Appliqué: Along the same vein of embellishments, another incredibly popular trend during this upcoming spring and summer season is the use of floral appliqués. It makes sense when you think about it: what better way to celebrate warm weather’s flowers and gorgeous variety of colors than using those very vessels of vibrancy as shoe-spiration? The flowers range from subtle (Christian Dior, Brian Atwood) to a veritable bouquet (we’re looking at you Aperlai and Kotur!), but no matter the size of the flower, we love the elegance and femininity it effortlessly conveys.
Beaded: By this time, you’re probably sensing a theme: next season is all about personality-filled shoes. The more accoutrements the better. Following the shoe jewelry trend (shoewlry? We’ll work on a name for this, we promise), some of the hottest shoes you’ll be seeing in Spring 2014 are ornately beaded works of footwear art. Emilio Pucci’s Masai-inspired beading is picture perfect, Paul Andrew’s floral inspiration combines two trends in one pump, and Aperlai’s caviar beaded platform shoes – seen on Willow Shields during The Hunger Games: Catching Fire press tour – is edgy while still being darling. However, the shoe that takes the bead-embellished cake is definitely Jerome C. Rousseau’s multi-beaded, multi-dimensional heel, which is sure to turn heads.