Jennifer Lopez arrived at Power 106’s “New at 2″ show in Los Angeles wearing Giuseppe Zanotti peep-toe suede fringe booties. These “maya-rock” heels are from the Resort 2014 collection featuring wisteria suede, multicolored studded front, suede fringe sides, whipstitch trim and covered platform. They’re available in wisteria at Farfetch and Giuseppe Zanotti or mint suede at Amazon & LuisaViaRoma.
She premiered her latest single, “I Luh Ya Papi” wearing a monochromatic outfit including a silk ecru long sleeve blouse left open and layered with a white cotton high low casual shirt. With her hair styled in easy bohemian waves, Jennifer also accessorized with a Sydney Evan large script diamond Love necklace and pink lens sunglasses by Dita.
When you think of Jerome C. Rousseau’s collections, the mental images you conjure should be as vibrant as they are intriguing and as bizarre as they are gorgeous. Remember his Fall 2013 collection? Studs, color blocking, glitter, floral velvet, and bondage straps (sometimes all working simultaneously!) elevated his ultra-high heels to new, quirky heights. However, with new seasons come new inspirations, and we’re very excited to report that the Spring 2014 line from Monsieur Rousseau is a veritable Technicolor wonderland.
Whether you’re into cork-infused pumps, perforated suede, strappy snakeskin, or – yes, you’re reading this right – glittery python, Rousseau has your feet covered and all done with his signature architectural flair.
The crowning jewel of the collection is the embellished bootie – the base of which is his phenomenal Juda model in gorgeous green leather (the color is somewhere between minty mojito and saturated sage) with lemon yellow leather mesh. From the supple leather base, over 7000 beads are carefully hand-applied by Los Angeles artist Emily J. Snyder, including coral, freshwater pearls, and vintage Czech crystal. The booties mirror Emily Snyder’s aesthetic perfectly, with each vibrant clusters of beads combining to create a sole-ful rainbow that will never fail to grab attention.
If you want in on the beaded Juda fun but don’t want to wait 60-75 days for the custom application (or maybe you’re just afraid of a wayward snag hitting your beautiful new booties), the open-toed shoe also comes in a printed silk design complemented by metallic golden leather. Juda is one of Rousseau’s design staples and available in several other stellar designs, like woven leather, animal printed calf hair, and even a leather laser-cut rose motif.
As if the collection couldn’t get better, he has also released a line of clutches and handbags that mirror the themes of his shoes. It’s time to retire your well-worn clutch and invest in one of his statement making minaudières!
Basel ankle-strap sandals with a chunky tapered heel and thick adjustable buckled ankle-strap in cork, tan leather and white croc-embossed leather
Flicker pointed cap-toe leather pump with the signature thorn heel; available in nude patent leather with a silver cap-toe at Jerome C. Rousseau
Karma pointed-toe pump with a thorn-shaped heel and elastic slingback designed in white patent leather with black polka dots, black leather, glossy aqua blue patent leather, jewel-printed silk, lemon patent leather, pearl pink patent leather with polka dots and natural snakeskin
Lio ankle-strap sandal with a 3-d fan bow in lizard-embossed pink glitter fabric and thorn-shaped heel
Lover peep-toe pump with a leather upper, bondage-style leather wrapped heel and leather or snakeskin stiletto heel
Mills adjustable ankle-strap sandal with a fan-shaped front and 110mm covered heel
Narms leather zippered sandal; available at Intermix
Narms stitched leather sandal with a gold-tone zip up front and tapered block-shaped heel
Sweet half d’Orsay peep-toe pump with a high-rise heel tab and thorn-shaped stiletto heel
Topanga banded open-toe sandal in leather or snakeskin with a back-zip and gold-tone pin heel
Vierre pointed-toe Mary Jane cap-toe pump with a buckled halter strap and gold-tone stiletto; available in red leather at Madison Style or black leather Bloomingdale’s
She arrived wearing a graphic cube-printed pale pink silk satin two-piece look by John Galliano including a three-quarter sleeves top with a contrast black elastic trim and pleated mini skirt from the Spring 2014 collection. Allison made this outfit more polar vortex appropriate by adding black stockings.
Her hair was pulled back in a simple bun and she finished her look with Jennifer Fisher jewelry including a Zig Zag ring and Mini Stud earrings.
Anna Kendrick wore Christian LouboutinEstandono peep-toe booties to the2014 Directors Guild of America Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. These tuxedo-inspired shoes are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring glossy black patent leather, sheer nude mesh front panel and small black satin bow. You can shop the latest styles at Christian Louboutin, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman.
She looked lovely wearing an aquamarine silk faille strapless A-line dress with a full skirt by Monique Lhuillier from the Resort 2014 collection. As much as I adore these booties, the cute blue strappy pumps presented with this frock are my first footwear choice for this look.
Anna pulled her hair back in a simple ponytail before finishing with a rose petal lip. She also accessorized with a Jack Vartanian Classic Diamond Rock necklace and Graziela Gems Wave ear cuffs.
With his button-up shirt rolled to the elbows and his sleeve tattoo peeking out from beneath the haphazard folds, Alejandro Ingelmo doesn’t exactly scream “luxury footwear designer.” However, looks can be deceiving – Alejandro Ingelmo is a fourth generation shoe designer born and raised in Miami who has found his calling in making seductive pumps that women will be reaching for season after season. Parsons educated and New York based, his brand has been on a sky high trajectory since his womenswear collection debut in 2006.
One look at his sexy, eye-catching designs erases any question as to why his success has been so monumental. We’re in love with the neutral tones he regularly pairs with metallic leather, but this season the addition of color makes the collection more vibrant than ever. Vivacious orange snakeskin paired with gold and rose gold, minty blue-green offset by glimmering gold, and fuchsia paired with gunmetal are just a few of the combinations that have us double taking. It isn’t any wonder that he’s caught the attention of flashy songstresses like Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Nicki Minaj.
Not only does the delectable color palette have us coming back for more, the geometric twists of the Odyssey, Boomerang, Franca, and Circe designs need to be seen to be believed. Each and every shoe is masterfully crafted with an energetic and fierce flair. Additionally, Sophia Webster isn’t the only designer inspired by the glamor of the butterfly, as Alejandro Ingelmo’s Mariposa heels channel the delicate curves of a butterfly’s wings while a single leather lace and dramatic form elevate it to show stopping proportions.
If you’re not into racy five inch stilettos, he notably has created a selection of flats that channel his strong aesthetic without the heel. Having also designed shoes for Jen Kao, Cushnie et Ochs, Helmut Lang, Roksanda Ilinic and Kimberly Ovitz, chances are you’ve been drooling over his designs without even realizing it!
It isn’t all pumps and high-heeled wonders, though. Alejandro Ingelmo also curates a top-of-the-line sneaker collection for men, most known for his crazy cool and futuristic Tron sneaker.
His designs have been spotted on Stacy Keibler, Miley Cyrus, Cara Delevingne, Janelle Monae, Hilary Duff, Justin Timberlake, and even Robert Downey Jr.! Stars gravitate to his designs because they combine architecture with a hint (or a large handful) of sparkle, creating statement making soles that are as stylish as they are striking. Luckily for us, even if we aren’t covering issues of Vogue or topping musical charts, we can own a pair of Alejando Ingelmo’s fabulous shoes. That’s just as good, right?
Boomerang strappy lace-up sandal; available in nude, mint & black leather with a 100mm heel at Alejandro Ingelmo
Circe cut-out leather gladiator knee-high boot with mirrored leather panels and back-zip
Culebra ankle-strap sandal in nude & black leather with a leather ankle-tie
Flavia d’Orsay pointed-toe pump in leather with a cut-out heel and mirrored leather strap
Sophia Bush was spotted on the set of ‘Extra TV’ at Universal City Walk wearing Bionda CastanaKarlie booties. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black suede, sheer floral lace panels and suede laces. Karlie is available (on sale!) at Bionda Castana and you can also find new Bionda Castana styles at Avenue 32, My Wardrobe and Yoox.
The ‘One Tree Hill’ alum is currently promoting her latest show, ’Chicago PD’ which aires on NBC. Sophia arrived wearing a Monique Lhuillier wool-blend short dress with red & black lace embroidery, black leather paneled back and full skirt from the Fall 2012 collection.
She also accessorized with a Charlotte Olympia Book of Spells midnight blue clutch. Here’s a closer look at her jewelry which included a Jack Vartanian diamond Comet earring and K. Brunini rings from Roseark.
Jerome C. RousseauJuda bootie | 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Bloomingdale’s for $895
Juda is one of Rousseau’s signature styles and this open-toe sandal bootie is from the latest funky fun Spring 2014 collection. They feature a beautiful multi-colored jewel printed silk, metallic gold leather trim, side zip and metallic gold leather toe. Half sizes are available and keep your eye out for the matching ‘Jem’ clutch hitting retail soon.
If your heart is desiring over-the-top glamour, check out the limited edition Juda embellished with 7000 beads including coral, freshwater pearls and vintage Czech crystals meticulously hand-applied by Los Angeles artist Emily J. Snyder.
When we covered the amazingly creative new luxury accessories label Oscar Tiye back in November, it was hard to form coherent sentences through our passionate gushing about the brand and their unique Fall 2013 collection. We are happy to report that their Spring 2014 collection meets the quality of the last one and amplifies it, creating a stronger and larger line that is so jam packed with stellar designs, you are going to start apologizing to your credit card now.
We’re seeing a lot of the gorgeous shapes featured in the Fall 2013 collection return in an array of warm weather colors and must-have-it-now variations. D’orsay iterations that put the wow in wow factor, fabulous cut out pumps that can seamlessly transition throughout the year, and an intriguing laser cut keyhole motif that is incorporated into sandals, sky-high pumps, and killer hybrid gladiator boots are all recognizable highlights. Our favorite comeback kid? The scarab beetle wings that echo the emblem of the brand – specifically, if we don’t get a pair of those scarab beetle winged sandals, we’re not sure if we’re going to make it to their next fall collection.
However wonderful those old themes are (and they truly are unique in the best way), with every new collection comes new themes. Gorgeous color blocking collides with fringes and a stellar black and white geometric motif, twining leather straps on ankle sandals add a hard edge to a classic design, and ornate interlocking leather creates a knot embellishment on sandals. Alongside the scarab wings are shoes that incorporate their scarab insignia in a laser cut leather motif, often acting as the front of a sandal or flashy pump.
The Egyptian symbolism continues with the inimitable elongated neck of the ibis that serves as inspiration for a stunning lace up sandal booty, done in shocking yellow, vibrant blue, and luscious rose gold. Whether you’re a fan of fabulous flats or sky high statement heels, there is a pair of shoes out there just perfect for your shoedrobe.
With us being knee deep in red carpet season and the Academy Awards just around the corner, it’s time to rock your own Oscars.
I wanted to share a quick look at my favorite new arrivals this week. Many more playful resort styles have landed and a few new spring shoes are also trickling in (on pre-order).
Notes: - Sophia Webster just launched her funky fun Resort 2014 collection and her signature Riko booties are (unsurprisingly) almost sold out however you can still snag them at Farfetch. - Christian Louboutin’s latest staple peep-toe pump, Youpi (which I think we will see on the red carpet very soon) is now on pre-order in a classic black patent leather. - Tamara Mellon’s debut collection has launched (have you seen the short film starring Karlie Kloss?)…it’s a relatively simple collection with select pieces now available at Net-A-Porter.
Nicki Minaj debuted these beautiful Spring 2014 booties at her Kmart collection launch in October and I also spotted them on Jennifer Hudson’s stylist Eric Archibald’s Instagram. They feature white python-embossed leather, gold-tone cone-shaped heel with a white leather tip, lace-up front with gold eyelets, long leather laces and concealed sized zip.
They’re only available in whole sizes and you find the same white python style designed in a sleek pointed-toe pump.