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With a campaign that showcases models contorting their bodies into rather, unusual poses while brandishing fine footwear that are just as extraordinary, you can certainly expect an unforgettably fun and playful collection. Bionda Castana, known for quirky and uniquely-adorned shoe designs stamped with an homage to Italian craftsmanship, has put forth a stunning Spring/Summer collection that lives up to the label’s panache for modern edge with a hefty dose of London cool. From fringed booties, to crystal-embellished flats and ultra-feminine pumps, there’s a pair to match every style and mood.

Bionda-Castana-LogoTake a closer look at some of the collection stand-outs:

The Gia ivory polka dot lace pump is a ladylike shoe that certainly makes a statement, especially when paired with bold and bright prints. It comes with a sexy stiletto heel taking you from day to night, perhaps shopping with the girls then straight to a romantic party for two? This elegant and contemporary beauty will even make the perfect bridal shoe!

Dorothy would probably trade her ruby shoes for these. The Edwina raspberry square print embellished flat is the ultimate ballerina shoe for the fun, free-spirited woman. It features a raspberry checker print accented with crystal detailing, and the pointed toe gives the shoe a powerful and edgy silhouette that will effortlessly punctuate a dress, jeans or a blouse and pants combo.

Wearing comfy flats will never be the same again once you try the Aian tassel flat in pretty cornflower blue suede. According to the label, these shoes become richer with age. Handcrafted in Italy, it has that irresistible old world charm, but updated with a super chic, cornflower blue color and flirty tassels. They’re the perfect pair to do some catchy color-blocking with your shorts, mini dresses and other warm-weather ensembles.

These gorgeous boots were definitely made for walking –or running, strolling, frolicking, dancing –any excuse to slip these on. The Sahar tobacco calf suede fringed bootie creates the perfect balance between sophisticated and fun. The neutral shade makes it a classic and timeless shoe, but its modern, playful fringe will definitely add more swing to your step.

Shop this collection at: FarFetch, Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbop, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana.

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Bay checker print pump in mustard yellow silk with side mesh paneling; available at Bionda Castana

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Zoe platform sandals in mirroed silver leather with laser-cut detailing

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Bay heel in cobalt suede with side mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana or teal blue suede at FarFetch

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Lama multi-color stripe mid-heel pumps with side mesh panels; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Bay heel in cobalt suede with side mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana plus teal blue or purple suede at FarFetch

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Bay checker print pump in mustard yellow silk with side mesh paneling; available at Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in nude leather; available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker and Bionda Castana

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Viola strappy sandals in lilac suede with wrap-around laces; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Bianca crystal embellished mule in black suede; available at Shopbop, FarFetch, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana

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Mimi pointed-toe fringe boot in lilac suede; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in tobacco with laser cut detailing throughout; available at FarFetch, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana

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Edwina crystal embellished pointed-toe flat; available in multi-stripe or black suede at FarFetch and raspberry check print at Bionda Castana

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Lama raspberry check print pump with block heel and side mesh panels; available at Bionda Castana or in multi-color stripe at FarFetch

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Viola strappy sandal with corset style lace-up front in mirrored silver leather; available at Shopbop, FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Gia pointred-toe pump in ivory leather and matching polka dot lace; available at Bionda Castana

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Bay pointed-toe pump in soft fuschia leather with sheer mesh sides; available at Bionda Castana

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Giulietta pointed-toe pump in nude leather with pearl studs; available at Selfridges or in black leather at Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in nude leather; available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker and Bionda Castana

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Mimi boot in hot red suede with long ankle-tie laces and fringe trim; available in black & lilac at FarFetch or sand at Shopbop

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Gia pump in ivory leather and matching polka dot lace; available at Bionda Castana

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Lama multi-color stripe mid-heel pumps with side mesh panels; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Lana d’Orsay pump in fuchsia leather with sheer mesh geometric panels; available in teal blue suede at FarFetch and a variety of styles at Bionda Castana

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Bay pointed-toe pump in soft blue suede with sheer mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana or teal blue suede at FarFetch

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Dekota pump with corset laces in mirrored silver leather and peach leather; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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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). 

This week superstar Shakira celebrated her 39th birthday! She’s kind of a boot fanatic and has made them work on several red carpets. Clearly she looks incredible…we’re just not a fan of these knee-high boots paired with her girly Alice + Olivia sleeveless dress.

Shoes She Should Have Worn to Disney’s premiere of ‘Zootopia’ in Barcelona:

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Sophia Webster Flamingo Frill ankle-wrap sandals; available at FarFetch
Given the animal-themed movie, these playful shoes would have been a perfect choice.

Rene Caovilla Swarovski crystal Web slingback pumps; on sale at Neiman Marcus
This is another solid option; check out how they looked recently on actress Lyndie Greenwood.

Altuzarra t-strap leather sandal; on sale at MyTheresa
You can’t go wrong with a strappy shoe and this one has enough ‘bite’ for Shakira.

Olgana La Sensuelle sandals; on sale at Matches
These two-tone sandals complement her dress and they’re still intriguing given the formal funky pleated white leather trim.

Bionda Castana signature Lana ankle-tie pumps; available at Bionda Castana
They’re a celebrity favorite and the ultimate femme fatale pump, featuring geometric black suede and mesh paneling.

Alexandre Birman Clarita jeweled velvet sandals; available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Aren’t they cute? They’re embellished with a crystal embroidered python toe strap. 

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

During my [long] break from blogging, and even though I wasn’t writing everyday, I was still checking out the latest collections – once a shoe lover, always a shoe lover ☺.

One of the reasons I felt it took me so long to get back to blogging is that I couldn’t help but feel overall uninspired by everything I was seeing stocked in my favorite stores. Aside from a few standouts here & there, the designs seemed monotonous. Which is the reason why I have so much respect for designers who manage to balance creativity with wearability and staple pieces while at the same time maintaining a unique brand voice.

I was browsing through new spring styles and wanted to share the shoes which really caught my eye:

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Bionda Castana x LK Bennett checkerboard printed pointed-toe pump in navy and white leather.

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Manolo Blahnik soft orange suede pointed-toe pump with shiny blue piped leather trim.

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Marskin Ryyppy Merope strappy cutout pump in tangerine suede and metallic peacock green snakeskin.

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Chloe Gosselin cutout pump in vermilion red suede and matching leather.

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Paul Andrew Haikou pump in white satin with raffia & sequin flower embroidery in white and dragon red.

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Casadei cobalt suede sandal with natural snakeskin straps and long ankle-wrap laces with tassels.

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Tabitha Simmons natural raffia strappy sandals with blue starburst floral embroidered straps.

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Alexandre Birman sky blue suede sandal with tube straps and snakeskin detailing.

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Giannico Picasso mule with Beverly Hills palm print canvas and pale blue leather covered stiletto.

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Chelsea Paris for Jean-Pierre Braganza black leather cage sandal with multicolor details.

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Liudmilla jacquard Leandra sculpted wedge pump with a cutout heel and long gold leather ankle-wrap.

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Alejandra G. multicolor pastel snakeskin cage sandal with matching tassels.

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Oscar Tiye Kitty sandal in glossy black patent leather and contrast white stitching.

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Malone Souliers Ida gladiator sandal in a beautiful laser-cut teal leather with red patent leather and pretty pink laces; available at Avenue 32.

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Mary Katrantzou floral printed leather pumps with croc strap and sculpted gold-tone heel.

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Le Silla cutout sandal in platinum snakeskin and long corset-style laces; available at Le Silla.

Images via designers, FootwearNews, Vogue UK

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January Jones wore Bionda Castana Viola sandals to the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards. They’re from the new Spring 2016 collection featuring a corset style lace-up front and long, wrap-around laces. Viola is available in four variations including black, blush, metallic silver, lavender and gold at FarFetch.

The ‘Last Man on Earth’ star posed on the pretty turquoise carpet also wearing an intricately beaded, deep v-cut Pamplona dress by Altuzarra from the Spring 2016 collection.

Check out more shoes spotted on January.

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Emma Roberts wore Bionda Castana Beatrix pumps while promoting ‘Scream Queens’ during the 2015 Comic-Con in San Diego, California. They’re from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection featuring black suede, nude sheer front panels, small bow detail and 120mm heel. You can find Bionda Castana shoes at Forward by Elyse WalkerAvenue 32, Shopbop, The Outnet and Bionda Castana.

Outfit Details: Tanya Taylor Fall 2015 black/blue blob print dress, a Cartier Love wedding band plus Jennifer Meyer Triangle stud earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Emma.

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Kate Mara wore Bionda Castana Daphne Bis pumps to the Women in Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA. They’re from the Resort 2014 collection featuring black camouflage lace accented with mint silicone spots and 120mm heel. You can shop current styles at Shopbop, Lyst, Avenue 32 and Bionda Castana.

Outfit Details: Max Mara little black satin dress with a pleated full skirt, Jennifer Zeuner jewelry, black studded clutch and nude lip.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kate.

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Jaimie Alexander wore Bionda Castana Rosario pumps to CTV Upfront 2015 Presentation held at Sony Centre For Performing Arts in Canada. These heels feature white leather, scalloped trim, long black leather cord ankle wrap and 105mm heel. You can shop more Bionda Castana shoes at Net-A-Porter, Farfetch, Avenue 32, Yoox and Bionda Castana.

Outfit Details: Katharine Kidd Fall 2014 Brie faux leather crop top and matching Palmer skirt, a white clutch and Borgioni earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jaimie.

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America Ferrera wore Bionda Castana Dekota pumps to the 2015 NBC Upfront Presentation held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. They’re from the Fall 2014 collection featuring cream & black leather, lace up cream straps, side mesh detail and 105mm heel. You can shop more Bionda Castana shoes at Net-A-Porter, Farfetch, Avenue 32Yoox and Bionda Castana.

Outfit Details: Quarter-sleeved white/black striped sweater, high-waisted white pencil skirt, a vibrant pink lip and snakeskin clutch.

Check out more shoes spotted on America.

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.

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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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Lizzy Caplan wore Bionda Castana Lana pumps to the 2014 Variety Power of Women event held at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in LA. These Fall 2014 heels feature nude leather, white mesh panels, front ankle-tie and 120mm heel. We’ve recently seen them on Naomie Harris. Lana is available in black suede & polka dot satin at Avenue 32 plus many other styles at Bionda Castana.

Outfit Details: Elie Saab Resort 2015 mint blue and lace paneled collard dress accessorized with a Emm Kuo Nam Hai mother of pearl minaudière clutch and glossy pink lip.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lizzy.