Jimmy Choo is one of the most sought-after shoe brands out there right now, with each design being positively stunning and each season being perfectly on-trend. For the 2014 Cruise collection, it’s business as usual and the line is practically bursting with handmade, gotta-have designs.
As expected, the collection’s stars are strappy high heeled wonders, whether classically done in monochromatic supple suede, playing with color blocking (like our favorite tri-colored Sunday style), imbued with dazzling metallic leather, or going completely out of the box with a mixed media sandal complete with a colorful PVC panel. That’s really what makes this collection special – the materials used. We can’t get enough of the delicate pastels, the perforated white leather mixed with dramatic contrasting trim, sparkling petrol-colored glitter, shimmering leopard print, and iridescent leather transforming traditional pumps into head turners. These unique uses of materials enhance the shape of every shoe and elevate it to a new level of sophistication and playfulness.
Judging by the old film star sex appeal of the campaign – specifically citing the free spirited and carefree attitude reminiscent of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot era – it was expected that the sleek sophistication we associate with Jimmy Choo has been embellished with whimsical, strappy attitude. Nicole Kidman stars in the cruise campaign, rocking blow-out waves and lensed by Camilla Akrans. Behind the scenes, the Hollywood star gushed, “I really enjoyed being able to play a role that was playful and free of any inhibitions referencing iconic actresses from the ‘60s. I embraced the feeling of summer holidays spent at the beach where you always feel up for a dare and having fun.”
Cruise looks have already been spotted on Krysten Ritter, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Lawrence. Jimmy Choo’s pastel gelato heels are a perfect way to inject the fall and winter greys with verve and spice. What are you waiting for? Order a pair now and delight in the happy vibrancy and effortless style it adds to your wardrobe.
Alia sugar pink patent leather pump with an extended front & 90mm heel; available at MyTheresa
Anouk pointed-toe pump with a shimmering leather with a prismatic finish & 120mm heel; available at Nordstrom
Anouk in white leather with with silver micro studs; available at Jimmy Choo
Ari pointed-toe cut out toe line pump with a 110mm heel; available in several styles at Jimmy Choo
Colada flame suede sandal gemstones with a 120mm heel and Swarovski crystal & gemstone embellishment; available online at Jimmy Choo
Cooler strappy t-strap patent leather & suede 100mm sandal; available online in flame suede at Jimmy Choo
Escape crystal-embellished t-strap sandal in champagne mirrored leather with a 100mm heel; available at Jimmy Choo
Fey peep-toe bootie in shimmery metallic leopard print leather; available at Neiman Marcus
Flambe black suede sandal with a leopard-print shimmer leather heel and tassel t-strap; available with a 120mm heel at Jimmy Choo
Kirsch two-tone leather 100mm pump with a bow-embellished cap toe; available at Bergdorf Goodman
Klara champagne crystal platform peep-toe 115mm pump; available at Nordstrom
Mill snakeskin pump with a geometric shaped 110mm heel; available in lemon & grey at Jimmy Choo
Rambo triple strap leather sandal in tan leather, nude black & black leather; available at Neiman Marcus
Rumba ankle-strap sandal in black suede & mirrored gold leather; similar style available with a 100mm heel at Neiman Marcus
Shaken perforated white leather cap-toe 120mm pump with small silver studs; similar style available (100mm heel) at Jimmy Choo
Tartini pavé crystal encrusted 120mm pump; available at Jimmy Choo
Tiber square black heel platform 120mm sandal; available in grapefruit/black/red leather at Jimmy Choo
Written by Shannon Weston