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Charlotte Olympia’s electric Pre-Fall 2016 Mechanix collection was inspired by Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ sci-fi epic. It’s a match made in heaven for Charlotte’s signature retro style as the film portrays a “highly stylized futuristic city” complete with snazzy robots, 1920s’ glamour and of course a dramatic love plot. Here’s a look at our favorite 5 styles:

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Amped Up Dolly pump | shop at Charlotte Olympia
Featuring red patent leather, pearl-like baubles along the platform, gadget embellished heel and jade covered platform.

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Merylin wedge | shop at Charlotte Olympia
Featuring a circuitboard inspired embroidered wedge with silver  crystals and textured metallic gold leather strappy upper cage design.

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Millicent sculpted pump | shop at Charlotte Olympia
Featuring black suede and think chunky sculpted heel and covered platform.

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Vreeland platform sandal | shop at Shopbop
Pin-up inspired sandal in burgundy with a knotted suede strap across the front, croc-embossed leather platform and thin wrap-around ankle-strap.

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Sky Scraper platform sandal | shop at Nordstrom
Textured silver leather Art Deco obelisk-shaped sandal with a thin wrap-around strap at the ankle and flying saucer inspired crystal bijoux at the peep-toe.


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They’re not only called “dance shoes” because you wear them while you bust a move to your jam, but they can also earn that description when just getting a glimpse of the pair literally invigorates you to do a happy dance. Whether you’re on a dance floor or not, you’d love to get your feet into Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection as it hits refresh on disco-glam footwear.

Discover fun, feminine and opulent shoes but with a punkier aesthetic in the form of metallic printed croc, cool cut-outs, spike heels and sexy pleats. The brazen collection boasts of a color scheme befitting of a woman ready to conquer the world, but with an unapologetic need to party. Yellow, silver, light pink, fuchsia, and gold are paired with glitzy metals and hair-calf prints, resulting in statement shoes that would make for an unforgettable spring and summer sartorial season.

The Hand Painted Open Back Ankle Strap Pumps meet the criteria of a power shoe –a sharp, pointed toe, a low spike heel, a striking animal print glistening in gold and fuchsia metals plus ankle and back straps are the perfect combination of sassy and sexy, commanding and seductive.  

We may have a longstanding love affair with classic pumps, but Tom Ford’s twist on the staple shoe has gotten as wanting to play footsie (literally and figuratively) with the Metallic Printed Croc Cut-Out Heel Pumps. In stunning silver, gold and light pink, these babies would look ultra-sleek when worn with cropped pants or to jazz up a little black dress. The low spike heel creates a voluptuous curve, creating a sexy silhouette despite its shortage in height.

And despite our love for color, black will always hold a special space in our shoe-obsessed hearts. The calf leather Frayed Satin Spike Heel Pump with its unravelled detailing lends a lovely contrast to the gold spike heel –perfect for a day-to-night shoe. The Pleated Wrap Sandal is perhaps our favorite –the wrap-around effect of the pleated viscose and seta fabrics along with the architectural block heel will definitely add extra s spring to our step (pun intended) this season.  

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Hand painted open back ankle-strap pump in gold & brown snakeskin; available online at Neiman Marcus, Tom Ford and MyTheresa.

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Hand painted open back ankle-strap pump in fuchsia & purple snakeskin; available at MyTheresa and Tom Ford.

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Printed calf hair open back ankle-strap pump; available at Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus and Tom Ford.

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Metallic snakeskin open back ankle-strap pump; available in bronze at Tom Ford or in silver at MyTheresa and Net A Porter.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in pink; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in yellow; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in silver; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Black frayed satin spike heel pump; available at Tom Ford or in smooth black satin at Neiman Marcus.

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Plissé-satin cross-strap sandal with cylinder block heel; Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter and Tom Ford.

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 


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With a campaign that showcases models contorting their bodies into rather, unusual poses while brandishing fine footwear that are just as extraordinary, you can certainly expect an unforgettably fun and playful collection. Bionda Castana, known for quirky and uniquely-adorned shoe designs stamped with an homage to Italian craftsmanship, has put forth a stunning Spring/Summer collection that lives up to the label’s panache for modern edge with a hefty dose of London cool. From fringed booties, to crystal-embellished flats and ultra-feminine pumps, there’s a pair to match every style and mood.

Bionda-Castana-LogoTake a closer look at some of the collection stand-outs:

The Gia ivory polka dot lace pump is a ladylike shoe that certainly makes a statement, especially when paired with bold and bright prints. It comes with a sexy stiletto heel taking you from day to night, perhaps shopping with the girls then straight to a romantic party for two? This elegant and contemporary beauty will even make the perfect bridal shoe!

Dorothy would probably trade her ruby shoes for these. The Edwina raspberry square print embellished flat is the ultimate ballerina shoe for the fun, free-spirited woman. It features a raspberry checker print accented with crystal detailing, and the pointed toe gives the shoe a powerful and edgy silhouette that will effortlessly punctuate a dress, jeans or a blouse and pants combo.

Wearing comfy flats will never be the same again once you try the Aian tassel flat in pretty cornflower blue suede. According to the label, these shoes become richer with age. Handcrafted in Italy, it has that irresistible old world charm, but updated with a super chic, cornflower blue color and flirty tassels. They’re the perfect pair to do some catchy color-blocking with your shorts, mini dresses and other warm-weather ensembles.

These gorgeous boots were definitely made for walking –or running, strolling, frolicking, dancing –any excuse to slip these on. The Sahar tobacco calf suede fringed bootie creates the perfect balance between sophisticated and fun. The neutral shade makes it a classic and timeless shoe, but its modern, playful fringe will definitely add more swing to your step.

Shop this collection at: FarFetch, Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbop, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana.

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Bay checker print pump in mustard yellow silk with side mesh paneling; available at Bionda Castana

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Zoe platform sandals in mirroed silver leather with laser-cut detailing

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Bay heel in cobalt suede with side mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana or teal blue suede at FarFetch

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Lama multi-color stripe mid-heel pumps with side mesh panels; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Bay heel in cobalt suede with side mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana plus teal blue or purple suede at FarFetch

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Bay checker print pump in mustard yellow silk with side mesh paneling; available at Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in nude leather; available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker and Bionda Castana

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Viola strappy sandals in lilac suede with wrap-around laces; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Bianca crystal embellished mule in black suede; available at Shopbop, FarFetch, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana

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Mimi pointed-toe fringe boot in lilac suede; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in tobacco with laser cut detailing throughout; available at FarFetch, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana

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Edwina crystal embellished pointed-toe flat; available in multi-stripe or black suede at FarFetch and raspberry check print at Bionda Castana

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Lama raspberry check print pump with block heel and side mesh panels; available at Bionda Castana or in multi-color stripe at FarFetch

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Viola strappy sandal with corset style lace-up front in mirrored silver leather; available at Shopbop, FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Gia pointred-toe pump in ivory leather and matching polka dot lace; available at Bionda Castana

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Bay pointed-toe pump in soft fuschia leather with sheer mesh sides; available at Bionda Castana

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Giulietta pointed-toe pump in nude leather with pearl studs; available at Selfridges or in black leather at Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in nude leather; available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker and Bionda Castana

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Mimi boot in hot red suede with long ankle-tie laces and fringe trim; available in black & lilac at FarFetch or sand at Shopbop

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Gia pump in ivory leather and matching polka dot lace; available at Bionda Castana

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Lama multi-color stripe mid-heel pumps with side mesh panels; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Lana d’Orsay pump in fuchsia leather with sheer mesh geometric panels; available in teal blue suede at FarFetch and a variety of styles at Bionda Castana

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Bay pointed-toe pump in soft blue suede with sheer mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana or teal blue suede at FarFetch

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Dekota pump with corset laces in mirrored silver leather and peach leather; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

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Jimmy Choo Leondra sandal | 120mm/ 4.7″ heel | available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Farfetch, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Jimmy Choo for $1550.00

These new Fall 2015 sandals bring us sexy curves with a rich combination of materials. Leondra features a peep-toe, a brand embossed insole, cut-out side panels plus an ankle strap with side buckle fastening.

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Taylor Swift wore Charlotte Olympia Belinda sandals to the 2015 BRIT Awards held at The O2 Arena in London. These heels feature crimson red leather, delicate cut-out detail, scalloped edges, tie-up closure plus a 35mm platform and 150mm heel. Belinda is available at Farfetch, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter and Charlotte Olympia.

Outfit Details: Roberto Cavalli black silk cady gown with a decollete on the back in silk tulle, a romantic red lip and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Check out more shoes spotted on Taylor.

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Sophia Webster Mel sandal | 100mm heel| available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman for $795.00

These sparkling sandals are from the Fall 2014 collection featuring mint green & periwinkle purple patent leather trimmed in black suede, covered with mini silver crystals, black suede tie-up front laces and stiletto heel.

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Also available in yellow/blue/red/grey satin at Sophia Webster and black suede with crystals at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Katie Holmes wore Proenza Schouler cut-out pumps to ‘The Giver’ New York premiere held at the Ziegfeld Theater. These heels feature black and apricot lizard effect leather, perforated cut-out design and 115mm heel. You can shop current styles at Shoescribe, Saks Fifth Avenue and Forward by Elyse Walker.

Outfit DetailsZac Posen Spring 2014 plisse chiffron sleeveless pleated dress with a shallow v-neck and bustier-style bodice, Lorraine Schwartz ruby & pink diamond bangles and ruby & white diamond cluster earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Katie.

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Maria Sharapova wore Walter Steiger Theo d’Orsay pumps to the 2014 ESPY Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. They’re from the Spring 2013 collection featuring cut-out black suede, pointed toe and signature claw-shaped heel. We’ve also seen these heels on Adriana Lima. You can shop current styles at Walter Stegier.

Outfit Details: Antonio Berardi embroidered layered jersey skirt cocktail dress from the latest Fall 2014 collection, a Jennifer fisher gold Double Knot pinky ring, Bottega Veneta clutch and Irene Neuwirth black onyx flower earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Maria.

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Maria Sharapova posed in front of the Eiffel Tower holding her 2014 French Open trophy wearing Christian Louboutin Air Chance pumps. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring panels of black leather, suede & patent leather plus clear PVC and 120mm heel. You can find new fall styles at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Outfit Details: Jay Ahr black & gold two-tone dress with a flared skirt and cut out sides, plus a TAG Heuer timepiece watch.

Check out more shoes spotted on Maria.

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Rita Ora wore Jimmy Choo Rumba sandals to Gabrielle’s Gala held at the Old Billingsgate Market in London, England. They’re from the Cruise 2014 collection featuring black suede, holographic PVC inserts, mirrored gold leather details and 110mm heel. Rumba is available at LuisaViaRoma.

She’s gearing up for a summer full of upcoming concerts while finishing her second studio album. Rita had that Midas touch wearing a long gold silk button up Emilio Pucci dress completely covered in gold sequin embroidery with matching belt and beaded collar from the Fall 2014 collection.

She channeled Old Hollywood with a classic red pout and glamorous smooth curls framing her face. Other accessories included a custom Jennifer Fisher Jewelry gold burnish white diamond Rita necklace and Lorraine Schwartz diamond knot earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Rita.