MSGM embellished leather ankle-strap sandal | 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at ShoeScribe for $905
The creativity was unleashed in footwear this season for MSGM and this embellished sandal is added to the list of splashy mixed media designs from their latest Hawaiian-inspired Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
This eye catching ankle-strap sandal features pale apricot leather, nude snake-embossed leather stiletto heel, raffia & feather fringe, crystal & bead embroidered grosgrain strap, leather & PVC tassels and my favorite detail – the leopard-print sole! This style is only available in whole sizes.
Carrie Underwood wore Jimmy ChooKalpa sandals to the 2014 Academy Of Country Music Awards. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. They debuted in the Spring 2013 collection featuring a d’Orsay design, thin ankle-strap, Swarovski crystals and covered platform. You can find a similar style, Kafta, with a 120mm heel at FarFetch, LuisaViaRoma, Jimmy Choo and Nordstrom.
She was another best-dressed celebrity on this red carpet wearing a fully silver and ivory bugle beaded Oscar de la Renta sleeveless gown with a column skirt and layered fringe design from the Spring 2014 collection.
David Yurman provided the jewels including pavé diamond encrusted bracelets and sparkling rose quartz earrings. With her swept to the side in cascading curls, she carried a matching Goa bugle bead embroidered clutch also by Oscar de la Renta.
Olivia Munn wore Christian Louboutin Youpi peep-toe pumps to the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring silver leather covered in tonal mini glitter, mirrored leather toe and 120mm heel. We’ve also seen them on Sarah Paulson & Amy Adams. Youpi is currently sold out at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin but keep watching for new styles to arrive soon.
She arrived wearing a Reem Acra red silk chiffon gown with a pleated v-cut bodice, thigh-high slit and crystal embroidered loose short sleeves.
Olivia’s hair was pulled back in a messy chignon and she also added a cool raspberry rose lip. She finished her look with a Natalie clutch by L.K. Bennett plus Neil Lane diamond jewels.
Cameron Diaz wore Manolo BlahnikAmatis pumps to ‘The Other Woman’ Amsterdam premiere held at the Pathe Tuschinski Theatre. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring a d’Orsay design, black silk satin and gold acrylic stone covered ankle-cuff. Amatis is available (with a 89mm heel) at Neiman Marcus.
Continuing the press tour for her latest comedy film, she chose another mini dress. Cameron posed wearing a Dior LBD in silk with a fitted bodice, flared skirt, three-quarter sleeves and sheer tulle underlay.
Her hairstyle is almost as effortless as it gets, worn in a simple part tucked behind both ears. She also accessorized with a fuchsia lip and Amrapali rose cut diamond encrusted bangle.
It’s hard to sum up Tabitha Simmons in a nutshell. In her youth, she was a stellar fashion model that successfully transformed her career into a must-have stylist, styling runway shows, lookbooks, and editorials for massive names such as American Vogue, Rag & Bone, Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabbana. Her pleasant demeanor and behind-the-fashion-scene acumen sent her career on a sky-high trajectory but Tabitha didn’t stop there. Her voracious appetite to try new things and artistic eye led her to pick up another avenue in the fashion industry: shoe design. Naturally, she and her brand have flourished. With that in mind, if we were to accurately describe her in three words, it’d probably be: Fashion’s Wonder Woman.
Since starting her brand in 2009, Tabitha’s footwear has been widely and warmly accepted by the fashion industry. Her Spring 2014 collection is as strong and lush as we’ve come to expect from Tabitha’s aesthetic, which is to say: everything we could ever want and more. Unmistakably feminine, confidently daring, it’s hard to pick a favorite.
The silhouettes range from sleek to quirky, strappy to minimalistic - giving plenty of options for any walk of life. We love how she’s not afraid to play around with heavier shapes and despite the season, even adding in a signature calf hair boot. Sugary sweet themes, such as thin baby blue stripes or candy colored glitter, are balanced out by the undoubtedly dramatic – we’re talking snakeskin, perforated eyelet leather, and crystal covered bows.
We particularly gravitate to the Bailey fullycrystal embellished sandal and the handful of designs that are printed with colorful butterfly designs on woven silk. They’re the perfect blend of classic and sass which make for the ultimate statement shoe.
Though the heels are high and the impact is bold, Tabitha never designs without comfort in mind. She understands the daily routine of a woman on the go and knows the importance of wearability, no matter the style or height. After all, we find it hard to believe that Tabitha herself is in one place at one time for more than five minutes – why shouldn’t style travel alongside comfort? We can’t ask for a collection of shoes more perfect than hers.
Alexa slingback pumps with a contrast panel at the toe; available in white leather at Tabitha Simmons and in black & nude leather at Moda Operandi.
Lea Michele wore Brian AtwoodAbell sandals to the 100th episode celebration for ‘Glee’ held at the Chateau Marmont in LA. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring black leather, gold studs trimmed in gold chain and 120mm heel. We’ve also seen them on Emmy Rossum. Abell is available at FarFetch.
She’s been busy making several promotional appearances for her debut album ‘Louder’. Lea arrived along with many other co-stars wearing a cotton-blend black sheer lace bustier dress by Milly from the Spring 2014 collection.
Other accessories included a Fendi Giano clutch and Dana Rebecca Sylvie Rose diamond earrings. With her hair swept back in an easy, no-fuss ponytail, she finished her look with a shimmery nude lip & nails.
Sergio RossiFiligree sandals | 125mm/4.9″ heel | shop at FarFetch for $1,698 or in red with a 4.3″ heel at Sergio Rossi for $1,655
The Filigree collection – including thebutterfly sandals which we featured a few months ago, is the most decadent footwear of the Cruise ’14 season. Inspired by renowned works of art by Gabriella Crespi, creative director Angelo Ruggeri designed several over-the-top luxurious styles.
They feature intricate laser cut gold leather or red suede, gold chromium plated antique-looking heel, long leather laces and tonal insole. Half sizes are available.
Open-toe d’Orsay sandal with a black leather insole & 125mm heel; shop at Farfetch for $1,095
Layered laser cut leather pump with a chromium plated pink stone brooch at the toe; shop at Farfetch for $1300.00 & Sergio Rossi for $1,220
Nicholas Kirkwood is a shooting star in the high fashion footwear world and soaring ever higher – if you’re not familiar with his eponymous brand, chances are you know and lust after his footwear designs for Peter Pilotto, Roksanda Ilincic, Erdem, Fendi, Rodarte, and Pollini. Unsurprisingly, the brand has jumped up on the “Must Have, Must Love” list after LVMH purchased a majority stake in the company last year, reflected in the skyrocketing sales and sudden attention from acclaimed stylists. His fabulous shoes appear on the red carpet regularly, donned by Hollywood starlets and certified celebrities alike; from Kiernan Shipka to Cate Blanchett, from Lupita Nyong’o to Saoirse Ronan, it wouldn’t be a star studded sartorial affair without a pair of Kirkwood’s not-quite-classic heels making an appearance.
A majority of the shoes are designed in a stunning leather filigree of ornate laser cut leather that really adds a punch of glamour and edge to the collection. Stating that he was inspired by the luxurious history of Morocco, those laser cut designs channel hand-painted tiles and motifs. Secondarily, Kirkwood took inspiration from one of the hottest trends in high fashion right now: sportswear. When talking to Nordstrom about the strong influence of Technicolor fabric and lace-up straps he stated, “there’s a sporty ’70s vibe that features high-tech low soles.”
The collection also plays with texture such as woven silk in neon green, brightly dyed raffia, and elaborate jacquards contrasted against metallic snakeskin. Heels vary in shape from streamline to sleek, chunky to jagged – some of the heels even include signature hidden details, like a pearl nesting under the heel or a unique triangle silhouette. If that’s the way Nicholas Kirkwood views the spring and summer season, we definitely can’t complain! It’s a festive collection that makes a statement in every sole.
If you want a Kirkwood pump that is safe to wear in an office setting – because life is sadly not all soirées and chic brunches – he’s got you covered! His trademark metallic pinheel pump makes an appearance in luscious colors such as emerald, bronze, and blazing red; those dynamic colors will provide versatility year ‘round, whether paired with a summer dress or woolen slacks. We can’t deny the appeal of a perfect heel that can take you from day-to-night with ease.
For years Nicholas Kirkwood has been building an impressive repertoire of fashion awards, we’re absolutely stoked that he’s gaining the popularity and recognition that he deserves. We can’t wait to see where he takes his flourishing label next!
Fiery red patent leather sandal with clear PVC side straps; available at Saks Fifth Avenue
These yummy gelato colors have made their mark on accessories (this trend really took off beginning Cruise ’14) and we’re completely in love with these soft, relaxing hues. ‘Catching Fire’ star Willow Shields was the first to wear the new Spring ’14 Liberty Rivets sandals at a premiere late last year. They’ve now debuted online in soft pink leather and mint suede with clear PVC panels, gold-tone micro studs and thin wrap around adjustable ankle-strap. Half sizes are available.
Scarlett Johansson wore Jerome C. RousseauGilliam pumps to the 2014 Cesar Film Awards held at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring nude silk satin, silver glitter covered cap-toe and double looped bow attached to the back of the heel. Gilliam is available (on sale!) at Bloomingdale’s.
The 29-year-old actress (who just announced her first pregnancy!) received the Cesar award wearing Christian Dior. She paired a Bar navy blue lace jacket with navy blue crepe silk trousers.
ScarJo’s hair was pulled back in a side-parted low ponytail and she also finished her look with a classic red pout. She accessorized with Cartier jewelry including a Panthère de Cartier necklace plus a Spring 2014 Haute Couture Pouchette du Soir clutch in printed ayers snakeskin by Dior.