Taylor Swift wore Giuseppe ZanottiLavinia booties to the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards. These heels feature patent black leather, small peep-toe, side zipper, 38mm platform and 140mm chunky block heel. Lavinia is available in black patent leather at Neiman Marcus and in pink patent leather at 6pm.
Once you get your hands…errr…we mean your feet rather, into these shoes, prepare to immediately group message your girlfriends because you’d want to party plan, stat. But not just any party. You’d want a fancy soiree that screams Alice in Wonderland, Marie Antoinette, fairy tale balls, English gardens, quirky hats, parasols and sipping tea with pinkies in the air –that’s how whimsical the collection is. And don’t be embarrassed if you suddenly want to conjure up a butler who announces: “Your carriage awaits, Madam.”
Liudmila founder Najeeba was inspired by photos of the Nizams of Hyderabad –the Indian rulers of the Mughal Empire. Even if they were just re-touched photographs, she was captivated by the images of the abandoned palaces and perhaps, imagined all the exciting events that took place in such magnificent party playgrounds. Najeeba then created a color palette that seemingly paints the story of royals who were always ready to celebrate. Pearlescent leather in jewel and candy-like hues such as pink, purple, baby blue, silver and ivory –all exude opulence that is eminently approachable.
Najeeba ensures that her heels never go above 100 mm because she believes shoes should enhance and not hinder your life. But where it lacks in height, it makes up for statement-making style.
Channel your inner Disney Princess when you slip into the Mame ankle- strap sandals in periwinkle or blush suede, adorned with a chunky crystal and ostrich feathers. Or shoe gems like the Sari –curved platform wedges in amethyst or bubblegum pink satin, with gold or silver tassels you can tie around your ankles or up your calf –for the warrior princesses out there, perhaps? The delicately-sloped Piali kitten heels in gold or silver nappa are charmingly tied with floral-printed bows –like little presents for playful ballerinas.
And if princesses were to saddle up their horses, there’s the Juba short boot with a 50 mm heel, a dainty lilac pearl color and a fun cut-out design at the front. Not that you’ll need any mode of transportation, really. These fantastic shoes were made for walking (you’d want to find opportunities to flaunt them all the time, anyway).
Who needs Prince Charming when you can get your happy ever after with these precious shoes?
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).
For Spring 2016, Christian Louboutin draws inspiration from the iconic woman of the ‘50s. Think less poodle skirts and more of a stylish trend-setter daydreaming about a luxurious life filled with tropical getaways, exotic safaris and of course, red soles.
‘The Day Dreamer’ fantasy takes us on a tour through a dramatic range of jet setting destinations from the striking Hawaiian tropics, adventurous urban treks and even an ancient Mexican tribal journey. Similarly to the alluring range of themes, the color palette is equally intriguing featuring elegant pastels, earthy neutrals and several bright neons.
A Louboutin collection is never complete without a little glitz n’ glamour. Crystals, studs and spikes adorn many of the statement styles including the Circus City, Jeremina and GirlsBestFriend.
There are also a few new staple silhouettes including the Cross Blake and Rivierina – which we just spotted Kristen Wiig debut on the red carpet this week.
This collection offers a shoe for every woman. Our top three? The Bouvines pump, Discodeporte sandal and Mrs Early t-strap.
Lengthened legs, practical shoes and minimal foot pain is Italian designer Gianvito Rossi’s ambition when crafting shoes. His latest designs were presented during Milan Fashion Week where we finally saw the stunning Spring/Summer 2016 collection. From the height of the heels to the materials, Rossi’s aesthetic continues setting the designer footwear trends. He’s shortened the heels ever so slightly maximizing comfort yet maintaining the exquisite design.
Rossi pairs his exceptional craftsmanship with the use of new technical materials like a stretch open-knit and stretch jersey combined with frayed dark denim. We also see the use of intricate geometric tribal embroidery and tricolor suede. One must-have is the Phoenix ankle-wrap sandal featuring layers of white & gold piped leather all fused together. Our other favorite styles include the Queen feather suede sandal and beautifully bright Antigua teal sandal with triangular embroidery.
The black woven leather open-toe Marnie bootie is a recent favorite of Chrissy Teigen and we can see why. It hugs your foot with an accent of wrap-around ankle tie and the slim stiletto is a perfect touch keeping a sleek appeal.
He also drew inspiration from the Navajo tribe embellishing several of his signature styles with bonded piping and geometric embroidery on canvas. Rossi’s trademark single sole staple pumps debut in a fresh color palette such as cyan, mustard and tamarind.
Whether you’re looking for an ultra-feminine ballerina pump, modern gladiator sandal or playful wedge, the collection has something for every shoe lover.
Gianvito Rossi suede bootie | 4″ / 100mm heel | available at LuisaViaRoma for $1545.00
These new Spring 2016 booties are a perfect accessory for brining a pop of color to any ensemble. They feature soft aqua blue suede, cut-out sides with mesh inserts at the toe, scalloped edges plus a lace-up front closure with silver metal eyelets. With a covered 100mm heel, these can easily be swapped in and out as office wear to after-hours wear. Made in Italy, half sizes are available.
These new Fall 2015 booties offer a mix of leather & suede with a contrast of black mesh side panelling. With a clash of texture, these chic open-toe booties will stand out with any outfit this Fall. Half sizes are available, made in Italy.
These new Fall 2015 booties are crafted of bisque suede, lined with plush shearling and styled with leather laces that wrap around the ankle. Aspen boties are designed with a pin-thin 100mm heel and open-toe. A winter-white palette completes this cozy-chic look. Half sizes are available.
Jerome C. RousseauCoco bootie | 4.3″ / 110mm heel | available at LuisaViaRoma and Zappos for $1369.00
These new Fall 2015 heels give us a whimsical vibe. With a paisley design made of colorful intricate beading, this bright palette will liven up your ensemble. Coco also features a 30mm external platform, a front exposed zipper, an open peep-toe and covered block heel. Half sizes are available.
These Fall 2015 fringe booties are in tune with this season’s cool Western-influenced trend. They feature soft black suede, laser-cut petals and delicate fringe trim. The pointed-toe refines the silhouette making a easy pull-on construction, perfect for pairing with skinny jeans. Available in several colors of soft suede including dark brown, black, beige and rust.
Do you ever have those moments when you read a passage in a novel, hear a song on the radio, or see an item in a shop window and it sticks with you? It can be days, weeks, or months later, but then your mind revisits the phrase, the melody, the chic blend of vibrant colors – suddenly, the thing that impacted your life so wonderfully comes flooding back to your memory and you go home with one mission in mind: find it and make it a welcome addition in your day-to-day life.
That amazing, inspired feeling perfectly describes our budding relationship with Ed and Will, a Barcelonan brand so lovely that you will be dreaming of their gorgeous designs even when they’re at home in your closet.
Formed in 2013, this hot new brand is the brainchild of brothers Ed and Will, who use the business acumen they garnered in university to forge a path between strict, rigid architecture and elegant femininity. They take inspiration from the organic, using textures and colors found in nature and blending it with the finest materials.
The intensity of iron is reimagined as modern ebony galuchet, the beauty of a dawn takes form in exquisite sunshine yellow platform python – there is no facet of nature they haven’t reinterpreted with stunning results. We are particularly fond of the supple suede woven into a basket weave and the too-gorgeous-to-be-real lavender ostrich leather heeled sandal; though, honestly, every single design is enough to make you start planning your springtime outfits in the middle of winter. The attention the duo plays to every detail is magnificent and the balance they strike between fashion-forward and classically chic means that you’ll be able to wear these heels for years to come and they’ll never fail to turn heads in your wake.
The stylish, unique aesthetic and the sheer sophistication of Spanish craftsmanship is a combination that is hard to find in an up-and-coming brand, but Ed and Will has the potential and the je ne sais quoi to break into an international market before you can fasten the clasp on their deep-red Visik python heels. Sexy, sleek, and at the forefront of trends, we can’t wait to see where Ed and Will takes us on their path to success.
Aosta yellow python platform pointed-toe pump with scalloped sides and 120mm heel; available at Ed and Will
Borne ankle-strap white python sandal with a 120mm heel and 20mm concealed platform; available at Ed and Will
Borne ankle-strap sandal in lavender ostrich with a 120mm heel and 20mm concealed platform; available at Ed and Will
Chloe black leather bootie with a front gold zipper and 120mm heel; available at Ed and Will
Duna open-toe sandals with natural nubuck leather, handmade interlaced leather panel, 130mm heel and 20mm concealed platform; available at Ed and Will
Elaine pointed-toe pumps in black galuchat with a 120mm heel; available at Ed and Will
Elaine nude patent leather pointed-toe pump with a 120mm heel; available at Ed and Will
Topi grey suede and violet patent leather sandals with 130mm heel; available at Ed and Will
Visik t-strap sandal in deep red python; available at Ed and Will
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