Rita Ora wore Christian LouboutinArtifice pumps to the 2013 British Fashion Awards. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black satin, half d’Orsay design, metallic embroidery and crystal cluster embellishment. Artifice is available in black and blue khol at Christian Louboutin.
She posed wearing a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label gunmetal sequin covered Bellini strapless dress with the signature built-in boned corset and draped column skirt. Rita styled her platinum hair in Marilyn Monroe inspired Hollywood glam curls and also carried a Fendi Spring 2014 silver three-dimensional sequin covered Baguette bag.
Paula Patton attended a press conference to announce the nominations for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards wearing Giuseppe Zanotti pumps. Theses shoes are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring white leather, gold micro studs and suede covered 110mm cone-shaped heel. They’re available at Net-A-Porter, Farfetch & Giuseppe Zanotti.
My first thought upon seeing this was, poor Paula! She looks stuffed into this Versace LWD with mummy-looking micro-pleated tulle long sleeves and cut-out neckline from the Spring 2014 collection.
She put the finishing touches on the look with Piaget diamond sequin motif diamond dangle earrings and dark red matte lip.
Naomie Harris wore Burberry embellished sandals to the LA premiere of ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome. Here’s a better look at her shoes. They feature champagne satin, crystal embellished front strap and 100mm heel. They’re available at Burberry.
Sarah Jessica Parker wore Sophia WebsterEva t-strap pumps to ‘The Commons of Pensacola’ opening night after party in NYC. They’re from the Resort 2014 collection featuring black suede, crystal covered bows and embellished 100mm heel. Eva is available in pale pink leather at Browns Fashion.
She celebrated her return to the stage wearing several shades of metallicy browns including a bronze box jacket with a raw hem and contrast turquoise trim. SJP paired this double breasted star button blazer with a Rochas pleated silk-blend gold lamé dress (similar style).
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Sophie Turner wore Christian LouboutinGeotistrap pumps to ‘Another Me’ photo call during the Rome Film Festival. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black suede, gold studded cap toe, twisted t-strap and 100mm heel. Geotistrap is available in black suede at MyTheresa and rouge suede at Christian Louboutin.
The up-and-coming English actress who also stars as Sansa Stark in HBO’s ‘Game of Thornes’ wore an ALICE by Temperley Fall 2013 Esme devoree printed jumpsuit with a v-shaped neckline, softly tapered trouser and embellished waist tie. I love the jumpsuit choice but wish she pushed her hair back away from her face.
Giuseppe Zanotti is one of the pinnacles of Italian shoe fashion, the veritable maestro of luxury footwear. With good reason! He’s quickly approaching his 20th year in the fashion world and every collection seems to outdo the preceding one; somehow – we’re still trying to figure out how it’s possible – he manages to raise the bar for himself every season and then surpasses our expectations.
This season, as if acknowledging how far he has come over the past two decades, he went back to his design roots. Know what that means? He’s reaching into the archives for a little costume jewelry inspiration. His collection contains a bevvy of toothy crocodiles, delicate golden leaves, golden Aztec faces with turquoise gem embellishments, huge safety pins, intricate beading, MC-hammer sized golden chains, massive crystal-cut jewels, and – our favorite, featured on his Nirvana shoe – a serpentine golden ankle cuff in place of a strap. He’s played around with his classic forms and shapes, reworking the designs to have a playful and unusual edge to them. In this collection, he’s even added a vintage paisley and loud leopard print into the mix.
Though he’s associated with high-luxury Italian craftsmanship, it’s amazing to see how he’s able to push the boundaries and combine classic construction with modern ideas. His close friendships with model Anja Rubik and Kanye West might partially be to blame, but whatever it is, we love it. Don’t worry, his gorgeous sandals constructed out of supple strappy leather and decadent snakeskin aren’t going anywhere. If you’re looking for a more classic Zanotti heel, he’s still got you covered. This spring season, he’s also offering d’Orsay pumps, unique flatforms, and a plethora of mules; no matter your preference, he has created a shoe for you.
His gorgeous spring shoes have already been spotted on sartorial stars Katy Perry, Sandra Bullock, and – most recently to the EMA’s – Rita Ora. Due to the exclusivity of the Spring 2014 collection, we wouldn’t be surprised if the amount of celebrities wearing Zanotti sandals skyrockets in the next couple months. In order to stay with the times, pre-order a pair now and be prepared to wow.
Zoe Saldana wore Christian LouboutinBody Strass pumps to the ‘Out of the Furnace’ screening during the 2013 AFI Fest. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring a crystal-embellished sheer mesh upper and nude patent leather covered heel. BodyStrass is available with a 4″/100mm heel at Neiman Marcus.
She looked lovely wearing a custom Calvin Klein Collection spaghetti strap woven pearl white dress with a faint patchwork design. Zoe’s hair was styled in center-parted tousled waves and she also added a playful Portofino red lip.
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.
Founded by two half-Italian Londoners – Natalia Barbieri and Jennifer Portman – Bionda Castana collections are built upon the fashion principals of class, sophistication, and impeccable craftsmanship. Season after season, their sleek designs are inspired by pinnacles of feminine strength. Whether it’s strong, vibrant, and textural pop art styles, or slinky, seductive, and strappy soles fit for femme fatales, their shoes are perfect for a woman that has excellent taste and a heavy hand of self-confidence. When the quirk of London melds with the panache of Italy, the result is a pair of shoes that women feel proud to slip into. With this in mind, it isn’t surprising that their fall 2013 collection is nothing short of enviable.
“Our autumn/winter 2013 collection took regal inspiration – from the fabrics, to the colours, to the detailing. The couture detailing is further elevated from last season, showcasing the talents of the Italian artisans that produce our collections each season,” Natalia said about the duo’s latest collection to Fashion Gone Rogue.
One look at the designs truly cements the opulent feel, as the pumps, boots, and smoking flats are crafted with ingenious combinations and vision. Lace-overlain leather, sumptuous velvets, and mesh incorporated into geometry soar to new heights with platforms, studs, and ornate fan-inspired shaping. It all harkens back to the Renaissance in its attention to detail and old-fashioned feel, but with a modern twist that makes every design distinctly eye-catching. We love how unafraid they are of integrating old themes – such as brocade fabric and courting shoes – into new age tastes without the end result feeling like the footwear found at a costume party.
They’re a brand that effortlessly exudes class and elegance. Lately, their styles have been seen on the feet of style stars like Eva Mendes, Elizabeth Olsen, Miranda Kerr, and Gemma Arterton. By attracting actresses and fashion icons that radiate an Old Hollywood va-va-voom appeal, they have found their niche in the market that we didn’t even know needed to be filled until they stepped up and showed us that “classic beauty” is not synonymous with “boring.”
These shoes practically beg to be worn this winter season, because these shoes are holiday spirit and warmth incarnate. Order a pair now and feel Christmas come a bit early this year.
Even though Sophia’s technically still a burgeoning designer (this is only her label’s second season), she’s made her mark and has shown to be much more than Nicholas Kirkwoods former protégé. Using life-size papier-mâché flamingos cast in vibrant colors and Pantone color charts to surround herself with a permanent sense of whimsy within her London apartment, the environment is perfect for creating crazy Technicolor designs. Sophia has a way of imbuing all of her shoes with a sense of peculiarity and quirk while maintaining a commercially successful edge – though, at first, they might seem a bit over-the-top, it’s an over-the-top that everyone wants.
Luckily for us, her Fall 2013 collection sums up our adoration for Sophia Webster perfectly.The twenty-eight year old had this to say about her British Fashion Council-sponsored collection: “Fall 2013 is a bit of Jackson Pollock meets Marie Antoinette, but I was also inspired by films like Edward Scissorhands and Clueless.”
Another glance at her imaginative designs would also show inspiration stemming from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as The Wizard of Oz. Narnia-inspired hearts mix with Cher Horowitz-inspired plaids; sparkle-infused heels go head-to-head with iridescent, unicorn-horn leather finishes; multicolored baubles topping platforms and acting as the heels of chicly scalloped booties; tortoise-shell leather blends seamlessly with dramatically folded fringes ranging from midnight black to fuchsia; it’s a veritable cornucopia of ideas and inspiration, leaving every pair to trail a path through their own story. With the average heel size of the collection standing at 100mm, they’re made for long days and maximum impact.
However, if her quirky booties are a little too extreme for you, there is a wide range of d’Orsay pumps and kooky takes on traditional heels that would make Barbie jealous in a millisecond. Believe us, her sun-kissed skin would turn green with envy with just one glimpse of them on your feet. Why? They’re holographic and embroidered with ornate scalloped edging; they’re metallic and heart-printed with a sweetheart neckline for extra, saucy toe-cleavage; they’re polka dotted with a glitter-infused heels; they are all practical without losing their sense of eccentricity. Try wearing them into a boardroom meeting and not be met with a barrage of compliments (hint: it’s impossible).