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Rene Caovilla embellished sandals | 115mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus

Anyone else’s jaw just drop? Rene’s son Edoardo has carried over the rich heritage of the family brand continuing to create truly beautiful shoes marrying Italian craftsmanship with couture. If you think of Caovilla shoes you immediately think of elegant crystal statement pieces! They continue to create the ultimate princess designs which have proved a perfect match for red carpet regulars including Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Garner.

This standout style features a gladiator-inspired cage design in black suede with silver Swarovski crystal covered side panels, corset lace-up front and long wrap-around suede laces. Half sizes are available.

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Carrie Underwood wore René Caovilla Geometric sandals to the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. These heels are from the Spring 2016 collection featuring gold leather (as seen here) covered with Swarovski crystals, adjustable buckled ankle-strap, 30mm platform and 130mm heel. Geometric is available at Neiman Marcus & Farfetch.

Outfit Details: Davidson Zanine Fall 2015 crystal embellished gown, Bavna diamond ring and earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Carrie.

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Kerry Washington wore Manolo Blahnik BB pumps to the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards held in Hollywood. These heels feature black crystal embellishment, pointed-toe and 120mm heel (100mm heel pictured above). You can shop current styles BB styles at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Barneys.

Outfit Details: Balenciaga Spring 2015 little black halter dress with sheer sleeves and crystal panels at the hips, a light pink glossy pout and Tiffany diamonds.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kerry.

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Jennifer Lopez wore Jimmy Choo Tartini pumps to the grand finale of ‘American Idol’ Season 13 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. They’re from the Cruise 2014 collection featuring metallic-finish suede covered in silver pavé crystals and 120mm stiletto heel. Tartini is available at Jimmy Choo and Jimmy Choo UK.

For her last red carpet look during this AI season, she selected a crystal slashed long sleeve mini dress with a nude underlay by KaufmanFranco from the Fall 2014 collection.

Jennifer also jumpstarted her summer style by debuting carmely golden kissed locks. She accessorized with several diamond bands including a Supreme Jewelry Baguette Diamond ring plus a complementary crystal covered  Jimmy Choo Ciggy clutch.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jennifer.

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

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Brian Atwood Tribeca embellished platform sandal | Giuseppe Zanotti satin stripe embellished pump

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Charlotte Olympia Dolly platform flower pump | Valentino pink Rockstud slingback

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Alexander Wang Aminata ankle-wrap sandal | Lanvin t-strap lucite wedge sandal

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Sophia Webster dotted lace-up sandal | Jimmy Choo Belle chain & stone embellished sandal

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This is the second season Natalia Vodianova has been the face of Weitzman’s campaign and the ads are stunning! There are many craveable fall/winter boots. My top three favorite styles are the Backflip bootie, Spats boot and Closecall boot.

The collection is quite large so I’ve featured some designs from their fall look book. Visit Stuart Weitzman’s web site to see more styles.

In addition, they’ve also launched their second Young Hollywood Cares Collection to help raise money for ovarian cancer. Brooklyn Decker, Julianne Hough, Nikki Reed, AnnaSophia Robb and Chloë Grace Moretz worked with Stuart to each co-design a footwear style. Proceeds will benefit Dr. Marsha A. Moses’ pioneering research in ovarian cancer.

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Shuffle cap-toe boot by Brooklyn Decker | Naughty Pipe pump by Anna Sofia Robb | I’m Strapped platform pump by Nikki Reed | Lift It Up bootie by Julianne Hough | Tomboy by Chloë Grace Moretz

This season they’ve also debuted a new ‘Walking After Midnight’ film series directed by James Franco featuring Petra Nemcova. It shows a young woman on a midnight fantasy stroll on the streets on NYC wearing one of my favorite styles, the Backflip bootie! This film captures the attributes of the Stuart Weitzman woman; independent, confident, sexy and playful in a visually seductive and intriguing way.

This is the first episode and the next three episodes will be released every “Weitzman Wednesday”. The entire film will go live on October 26th.

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Dagger pin heel stiletto pump | available online in black at ShopBop, in gold at Designs by Stephene and in several colors at Stuart Weitzman

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Remember Abby? She’s my sister/assistant extraordinaire and works with me on the web site. As you can imagine her love for designer shoes has now hit a new level especially since she writes about them 7 days a week. She also has this little adorable 5 month old monster and has to keep up with him.

Check out her new beautiful red leopard Backflip boots! They’re the perfect manageable height for her featuring a 3.25″ heel, red leopard printed calf hair, engraved metal plated heel, suede tassels and side zipper. These boots run true to size and have a tapered/pointed toe.

You can find the Backflip online in leopard at Zappos and in red/leopard at Stuart Weitzman.

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Right pony hair bootie | available online in green at Neiman Marcus and in bordeaux/green at Stuart Weitzman

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Glopear pointed-toe pump | available online in black satin at Amazon and in slate satin at Stuart Weitzman

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Vixen strappy sandal | available online in gold & silver at Zappos

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Wallapalooza lace-up bootie | available online at Stuart Weiztman

Imback boot | available online in black suede/black/brown at Zappos & in black suede/slate suede at Stuart Weitzman

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Uprise leopard print pump | available online in leopard/stone leopard at Zappos, in leopard at Designs by Stephene and in leopard/stone leopard at Stuart Weitzman

Credit: All image from Stuart Weitzman and boots, gifted by Stuart Weitzman



This past fall an employee at a McQueen store I was visiting “warned” me about the shoe prices this spring & she wasn’t joking. Last season, McQueen’s priciest wedge was over $4000 and this season, there are several shoes priced over $6000!

Kim Kardashian debuted the Kanye West x Giuseppe Zanotti sandals featuring embroidered pearls at Paris Fashion Week and Emma Stone wore the Lanvin Opanca sandal to the Golden Globes.

My sister Abby is in love with the Dolce bow pump & my favorite style is the Lanvin sandal.

A look at this season’s most expensive shoes:
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Alexander McQueen wrap-up wedge | Christian Louboutin Daffodile | Alexander McQueen beaded wedge
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Alexander McQueen lace-up wedge | Christian Louboutin Lady Peep CrocKanye West x Giuseppe Zanotti
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Alexander McQueen ombre wedge | Dolce & Gabbana crystal satin pumps | Christian Louboutin Very Mix
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Christian Louboutin Sexy Strass | Giuseppe Zanotti embellished sandal | Christian Louboutin Torero
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Lanvin Opanca sandal | Christian Louboutin Fifi Strass | Christian Louboutin Devidas pump

There are several crystal embellished designs on Christian Louboutin US, around $3995 and Gianmarco Lorenzi & Phillip Plein are also in this price range online at FarFetch.