Nicole Kidman wore Sergio RossiLady Jane Cult pumps to a press conference discussing her new film ‘Grace of Monaco’ during the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival. They feature black suede, ankle-wrap straps, gold details, a purple cap-toe and stiletto covered 4.1 inch heel. Nicole opted to tie the straps at the back of heel instead of twice around her ankle. Lady Jane Cult is available at Sergio Rossi.
Outfit Details: Salvatore Ferragamo long sleeve coated leather effect knit dress with a gathered mock neck and draped accent at the waist, berry pink pout and simple gold hoop earrings.
It’s hard – scratch that, impossible – to think of luxury shoes and not immediately think of Christian Louboutin. He’s a man that put the “high” back into “high heels,” literally elevating sartorially savvy ladies with his designs since his time of apprenticeship with Roger Vivier. With the average height of his shoes standing proudly at 120mm, his professed goal in designing has been to “make a woman look sexy, beautiful. To make her legs look as long as [he] can.” He considers shoes to be a pedestal for the female form, an ideological stance that has allowed him to have fun with his designs, knowing that if a woman feels confident, empowered, and alluring in his soles, he’s done his job.
The fact that Christian Louboutin is the most searched shoe designer on the internet isn’t surprising. That splash of red is part of fashion iconography, cementing Louboutin’s dynasty and legacy within the fast changing, increasingly high-paced world that he entered into over thirty years ago. When Christian Louboutin was founded in 1991, the result was electric; you could almost feel the fashion world changing in that instant. He’s been a mainstay for discerning, chic fashionistas ever since – after all, many a fashionista would call a closet incomplete without at least one (or four) pairs of Louboutins.
This spring, his collection is filled with enviable pieces that are every bit kooky as they are gorgeous. Western-inspired laser cut pumps – seen on the Marchesa runway – add an old-world charm to pumps, sandals shaped by colorful PVC panels, studded cap-toe pumps designed in a timeless nautical stripe fabric and even cheeky door knockers on his “Door Knock” pump. Louboutin was also inspired by several periods of art, using oblong shapes inspired by surrealist artist Leonor Fini and even a multicolor satin bouquet print inspired by impressionist art. The latest staple pump So Kate was reimagined in several ways, including a clownfish striped python that we never knew we needed. We love his Air Chance variations for the Spring 2014 season as well, and not just because our latest actress crush Jennifer Lawrence was spotted in them during The Hunger Games: Catching Fire press tour.
In this collection, we’re also seeing him play around with different silhouettes – notably, white booties with candy colored spikes, mules with intricate bead embellishments, platform sandals with a patchwork leather design, and the most on-trend kitten heeled pumps you’ve ever seen. The cacophony of inspirations and designs is a lot to take in, but given his impeccable taste and the state-of-the-art craftsmanship that goes into every pair, it goes without saying that we’re going to happily memorize every style.
We can’t all be Danielle Steel and own over 6,000 pairs of Louboutins, but we can still appreciate how special and magnificent we feel when we slip into a pair.
Air Chance slingback pump in poudre & white leather, neptune patent leather, raspberry PVC and mirrored silver leather, 120mm heel; available with a 100mm heel in white leather, patent nude leather and clear PVC at Saks Fifth Avenue
Air Chance slingback pump with panels of black leather, suede & patent, plus clear PVC, 120mm heel; available with a 100mm heel in black and white leather at Neiman Marcus.
Amazona platform sandal in beige & brown leather with a stacked 120mm heel; avaialable at Christian Louboutin UK
Aqua Ronda 120mm sandal with aquamarine PVC, red patent leather padded straps, white patent leather trim and mirrored silver leather
Apostrophy Sling pump in white patent leather with a tapered 120mm heel
Belly Nodo t-strap sandal in white leather with a flat bow and 120mm heel
Bettina black glossy leather d’Orsay ankle cuff pump with a 100mm heel
Djalouzi 120mm pump with a Western-inspired wing tip cap-toe, clear PVC and python-faience
Door Knock pump in white leather with a small silver door knocker, silver studs and 120mm heel
Door Knock pump in suede cyclamen with gold studs and 120mm heel
Door Knock pump in white leather, silver details and 45mm kitten heel
Farfamesh sandal in poudre with gold mini glitter, mirrored gold leather and 120mm heel
Selena Gomez was spotted outside the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ wearing Giuseppe Zanotti cap-toe pumps. These Fall 2013 heels feature black suede, pointed toe, and gold-tone metallic panel. We’ve also seen them on Victoria Beckham. They’re available online with a 115mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker, 110mm heel at Saks Fifth Avenue and 100mm heel at Shopbop.
She left the studio wearing a Resort 2014 Versus Versace two-piece look from the J.W. Anderson capsule collection including a long sleeve high neck crop top embellished with Medusa medallions plus a high-waisted double slit skirt. I love this outfit but wish Selena stuck with the loose long side braid rather than this over-the-top 90s braid complete with a scunchie. She also accessorized with a Yellowsmith Three Stud ring and Melinda Maria Large Pyramid Drop earrings.
Proenza Schouler colorblock pump | 4.25″ heel | buy online at Shopbop for $525
When I first saw these heels I thought of Zara’s “interpretation” of the Louis Vuitton spring shoes. They’re obviously very different but share the similar oversized cap-toe.
These pumps are from the Pre-Fall 2012 collection featuring a matte leather cap-toe, colorblock design, patterned nylon, patent leather on the heel counter and mirrored stiletto heel. It’s available in two color variations: grey/red/tan or grey/navy/green. This style runs true to size and half sizes are available. You can also find both of these pumps at Bergdorf Goodman.
Colorblock pointed-toe pump | 4.25″ heel | buy online at Shopbop for $525