Jena Malone wore Jimmy ChooShaken pumps for her appearance on ‘LIVE with Kelly and Michael’. They’re from the Cruise 2014 collection featuring a sporty perforated white leather, black patent leather trim, 120mm heel and small silver studs. Her ‘Catching Fire’ co-star Jennifer Lawrence first wore these pumps in Madrid last month. You can find the same style, named Daiquiri, with a 100mm heel at Jimmy Choo.
‘The Hunger Games’ star also wore a multicolored floral and graphic-print round neck top by Preen paired with a Sofi Wolf neoprene Scuba flared skirt with a sheer underlay from the Spring 2014 collection. Jena finished her look with a dark pink lip and pale gold nails.
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
Jennifer Hudson received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame wearing Gianvito Rossi pumps. They’re from the Spring ’14 heels feature clear PVC sides, white leather cap-toe, nude leather heel and 100mm heel. This style just arrived at Matches and Barneys. You can also find them in black suede, silver, spice suede & red suede at Forward by Elyse Walker, or rose gold, silver & gold at Matches.
She looked fabulous wearing a Stella McCartney Resort 2014 python jacquard LWD with a long halterneck tie and draped sides. Jennifer’s side-parted slick pixie was reminiscent of the 60s and gave her whole outfit a mod feel. She put the finishing touches on the look with a dusty pink rose smokey eye and metallic blue nails.
Elizabeth Banks wore Christian LouboutinMalabar Hill pumps to ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ London photo call. They’re from Fall 2013 collection featuring cognac pony hair, red patent leather details, nude studs and 100mm heel. We’ve also seen them on Kerry Washington. Malabar Hill is available in grey pony hair at Neiman Marcus or grey & cognac at Christian Louboutin.
She was the best-dressed at this daytime event wearing an Alexander McQueen Pre-Spring 2014 floral -print twill tapestry sleeveless mini dress with oversized flared square pockets and matching belt. Elizabeth’s hair was pulled back into a low, loose bun with the shorter front pieces left down. She also added a Vita Fede Futturro ring and Karma El Khalil rose gold Hedgehog ear cuffs.
Jessica Alba wore Jerome C. RousseauFlicker pumps to the Who What Wear And Cadillac’s 50 Most Fashionable Women Of 2013 Event at The London Hotel. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring nude patent leather, mirrored silver cap-toe and thorn heel. Flicker is available in several styles at at Avenue32, dotted red suede at Bloomingdale’s or purple suede at Shoescribe.
She posed on the black carpet wearing a Wes Gordon Spring 2014 stretch cotton silk long sleeve box pleat mini dress. It’s not her most polished look however, the dress is lovely and she matched both the nude pumps & black imprinted Tod’s clutch with the dress’s two-tone striped gussets.
Jessica also made this spring outfit more fall friendly by adding a dark plum lip. Other accessories included Joan Hornig sterling silver & white topaz Chrysler Deco earrings.
Jerome C. RousseauGilliam pump| 120mm heel/4.7″ | shop at Avenue 32 for $695.00
These Fall 2013 shoes are similar to the Flicker pump but have a beautiful oversized double looped bow attached to the back of the heel. They also feature black silk satin, soft nude leather insole and multi blue glitter covered cap-toe. Check out Gilliam in nude satin with a silver glitter cap-toe at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s.
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.
Charlize Theron wore Giuseppe Zanotti cap-toe pumps to the 2013 Variety Power of Women event presented by Lifetime. These heels are from the Fall 2011 collection featuring black quilted patent leather, white cap-toe and metallic gold trim. This style is no longer available however you can find a similar style (on sale!) at Yoox.
She was one of best-dressed at this event wearing a new Stella McCartney Spring 2014 python jacquard keyhole halterneck dress with long draped sides. Charlize put the finishing touches on the look with a side-parted coif, Stella McCartney Falabella hearts fold over clutch, dove grey mani and stunningDior pearl earring (by designer Camille Miceli).
She’s absolutely one of the best-dressed this week wearing a strapless wool twill Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2013 dress with a bustier-inspired bodice and two-tone skirt featuring a tonal silk satin trim. Sandra accessorized with the perfect slightly teal smokey eye makeup, nude lip and sleek straight locks. She finished her look with Toby stud earrings and two diamond microbangles by Martin Katz.
Paula Patton wore Giuseppe Zanotti pumps to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. This style debuted in the Spring 2012 collection featuring mirrored silver patent leather and black patent leather cap-toe. You can find a similar style in gold/black (on sale!) at Yoox.
She posed wearing a Fall 2011 strapless gown by Lever Couture completely embellished with stripes of glossy patent leather, built-in bustier and thigh-high slit. Her unique dress choice is flattering but I wish she added a sexy lace-up sandal and pulled her hair back in a sleek ponytail.