Anna Kendrick wore Brian AtwoodTribeca sandals to the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ premiere held at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live. These heels feature black satin, 150mm heel, buckled halter strap and double platform. Tribeca is available in black and gold patent leather at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Carrie Underwood wore Brian AtwoodTribeca sandals to the 2014 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. They feature gunmetal silk satin, 150mm heel, buckled halter strap and double platform. Tribeca is available in gold-tone karung at Farfetch or snake print cork-effect leather at The Outnet.
The country starlet arrived to the red carpet wearing The Goddess Desire gown by Oriett Domenech with an intricate pewter embroidered sheer tulle yoke & bodice and lime silk chiffon underlay with a long train from the Spring 2014 collection.
Carrie easily had the best hairstyle of the night, I love her voluminous swept back messy updo. She also accessorized with a Swarovski crystal embellished Rodo Tube clutch, Amrapali diamond knuckle ring and L’Dezen slice diamond dangle earrings.
Zhang Ziyi wore Brian AtwoodTribeca sandals to the opening ceremony of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival held in France. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. This celeb-loved shoe features laser cut black suede, crystal studs, sky-high 150mm heel and double platform. Tribeca is available gold-tone karung at FarFetch or snake-print cork-effect leather at The Outnet. You also find a similar style in black suede at FarFetch.
The Chinese actress took to the red carpet wearing a Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture long sleeve gown with a black geometric patent leather embroidered sheer mesh bodice and dramatic silk white skirt from the Spring 2014 collection.
Zhang accessorized with jewels by Chopard including a pear-shaped yellow diamond ring and white diamond chandelier earrings. She also completed her look with a Bochic Alicia two-tone knuckleduster clutch.
She was easily one of the best dressed stars wearing a bronze sleeveless Elie Saab sequin gown with a high side slit and cutout back from the Archive collection. With her hair styled in those signature picture perfect curls, she put the finishing touches on the look with Copernicus earrings by H.Stern.
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.
Gabrielle Union wore Brian AtwoodAida platform sandals to the 2013 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon. These heels are from the Spring 2013 collection featuring black satin and buckled halter strap. Aida is available online in black raffia and multicolor suede at Brian Atwood.
She was the best dressed wearing a vintage Versace woven silk satin sheath dress in the 2013 color of the year, emerald. Other accessories included Forevermark diamond jewelry and box clutch.
I started collecting these images weeks ago and wanted to share some major shoe eye candy just in time for the new year. Most of these styles aren’t available yet, however, there are a few available for pre-order.
I love this pink sandal by Brian Atwood and the Sophia Webster bootie is delightful!
Brian AtwoodAlisée pink snakeskin sandal
Casadei crystal-embellished Blade pump
Charlotte OlympiaBelinda bootie; available online at Colette
This reflective technique was the first trend I noticed. Designers have used it on both snakeskin and patent leather. It’s also seen in Dior and Pierre Hardy’s collections (not pictured).
Stella McCartney seems to be one step ahead & if you can’t wait until spring, she designed a faux-leather iridescent pump available at Bergdorf Goodman.
Mixed Media Madness
There are several obvious examples of this mixed media trend and I chose designs featuring 3 or more different materials. The styles below are colorful and show the designers’ playful side.
For me, the combination of different textures & colors is a hit-or-miss. Christian Louboutin uses mixed media wildly throughout his collection.
I love embroidered details, they give a fun, special touch. Barbara Bui and Balmain have several styles completely embroidered whereas Rupert Sanderson & Isa Tapia feature parts of the shoe embroidered with tropical birds.
Looking through Style.com’s Accessories Index I’ve spotted several orangey tones. Then I saw nectarine listed on the Pantone Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report which has also migrated to footwear. Nectarine has a warm coral touch and is also a skin flattering tone.
I know it’s not even Halloween yet, however, Resort & Cruise 2013 styles are already rolling in! I still plan on posting many more fall styles however I wanted to feature new designs that have caught my eye.
Notes: One of the most talked about new shoe designers, Sophia Webster, has two new styles available online at Colette. More styles (these are actually Spring 2013) are also arriving at Net-A-Porter very soon.
I seem to always love Alexander Wang’s resort shoes more than any other season…I love the red-hot croc-embossed leather.
Brian Atwood’s new TriBeCa sandal is also available in blue at Nordstrom.
In case you haven’t heard, Jimmy Choo’s cruise collection is now available for pre-order on their website and a few shoes are also at Nordstrom.
We havent’ seen much of Brittany (or at least I haven’t) however she’s in a new music/comedy film “Pitch Perfect” which premieres early October. You can read the Summer 2012 issue and check out more shoes spotted on Brittany.