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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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Our tour of the fashion capitals of the world continues. Next stop? Milan! Let’s take a closer look at our favorite Italian exports –nope, not the best-tasting pizza or the creamiest gelato there is –but shoes, of course! Whet your sartorial appetite with these shoes that are just, bellisima.

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Disney Princess wannabee? Dolce & Gabanna’s whimsical heels will make your fairy tale dreams come true. Metallic t-strap pumps were embellished with glitter, multicolored flowers and furry pompoms. PVC pumps were reminiscent of Cinderella’s glass slippers –you’d never want to leave a shoe behind, that’s for sure –midnight curfew or not.

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Salvatore Ferragamo
Furry footwear also tickled the Ferragamo runway. Fur trim adorned the ankle strap on an otherwise classic, muted satin sandal. Toe caps of block-heeled pumps also got the furry treatment, giving the chic footwear the cozy touch of bathroom slippers. Zigzag-patterned lizard skin and suede booties and knee-highs were also playful and edgy additions to the flirty footwear collection.

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Stilettos stole the show with its super ornate embellishments –tassels, cord lacing, beadwork, badges, ruffles, belts, straps and buckles were the perfect details to match the military mood of the edgy Victorian coats and Sargent jackets.

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The Prada woman for fall is a traveller who treks, hikes and explores in style. Her nomadic footwear consists of lace-ups with wedge heels, multicolored laces and nautical detailing. Her Prada pilgrimage will continue with glossy patents and color-blocked leathers, adorned with golden buckles.

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Roberto Cavalli
Now you can wear a pair of snakeskin platform boots for almost everyday of the week. The go-go boots came in a plethora of colors –black, gold, purple, blue and green –all snag-worthy for the glam-rock chicks out there.

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Cropped and over-the-knee boots weren’t shy of details –the leg covering footwear were heavily dressed up in ruffled leather, scaling, garters and tapered heels. These beauties had an eye-catching color palette too, from cotton candy hues to super bold shades that would light up the streets in the fall.

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With Madonna mash-ups playing the background, you can definitely expect a show that is equal parts sexy, rebellious and edgy. Stomp-worthy combat boots were bedecked with studs and colorblocked with blue or green covering. Cowboy boots were studded and buckled –super sexy when paired with short skirts. Then there’s that pair of metallic gladiator boots that are extremely feminine, fierce and totally hot!

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Alessandro Michele described his dreamy collection as an ode to, as he said, “some of my passions” –the Seventies, The Renaissance and Street Style were celebrated through platform wedges paired with lustrous hosiery. Horse-bit loafers got a fun makeover and were spruced up with a pointed toe and block heels, while your classic round-toe Mary Janes turned into entrancing accessories with its optical illusion print.

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It was a kitten heel parade. Leather ankle booties, got the modest-heel treatment, while pointy pumps already came with zipped up socks for a cosy touch. Ankle strap pumps got a little bit more height and color too. Our favorite? The fluorescent yellow capped stilettos with coral ankle straps.

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Consuelo Castiglioni obviously likes to experiment with conceptual forms. Pointy pumps in high-shine neutrals featured wooden wedges with gold trimming –the shoes were like wearable pieces of furniture. Tall boots were also given added lift by wooden orbs, while other pumps were elegantly accented with curved, swirly-shaped wooden heels.

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About the author: Zenzhu is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. He 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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Rashida Jones wore Isabel Marant Poppy pumps to NBCUniversal’s 2014 Summer TCA Tour held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. They feature black suede, stitched satin side bow and 100mm heel. We’ve also seen them on Katie Holmes. Poppy is available in python at Forward by Elyse Walker.

Outfit Details: Céline cobalt blue silk trousers, a shiny white button down J. Brand blouse, a Madewell blazer, several gold finger rings plus a bracelet, watch and hoop earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Rashida.

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Angelina Jolie wore Christian Louboutin Fifi Strass pumps to the ‘Maleficent’ Costume and Props Private Reception at Kensington Palace in London. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. These classic shoes feature black Swarovski crystals, 100mm heel and round toe. Fifi Strass is available online in several colors at Christian Loboutin or striped snakeskin at Barneys and leopard-print silk crepe at Neiman Marcus.

Angelina’s style has channeled the dark, villainous character of the film (even her shoe choices!) throughout this promo tour. She arrived to the blue carpet event wearing a custom Atelier Versace gown in black silk plissé covered in tonal bugle bead embroidery with cascading beaded sheer long sleeves, asymmetric draped open back and padded shoulders.

Her hair was swept back in a French roll twisted updo before finishing her look with Robert Procop white quartz drop earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Angelina.

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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.

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Tabitha-Simmons-butterfly-printed-shoeIt’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.

Tabitha-Simmons-striped-LB-sandalThe 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 fully crystal 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.

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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.

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Bailey crystal embellished cut-out sandal; available in nude-pink with crystal embellishment at Neiman MarcusModa Operandinude-pink/black at Tabitha Simmons or leopard-print calf hair at Neiman Marcus

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Bonai perforated black leather peep-toe bootie; available at The CornerLane Crawford and Tabitha Simmons

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Bunny asymmetric strap sandal in flamingo pink mini glitter; available at Tabitha Simmons and Colette

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Bunny assymetric strap sandal in black mini glitter; available at Tabitha Simmons

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Clara strappy wedge sandal with thin straps and knotted bow; available in nude/pink snakeskin at Moda Operandi or colorful Peruvian silk jacquard at FarFetch and Kirna Zabete

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Dela colorful butterfly printed woven satin pointed-toe pump with a 95mm heel; available at Neiman MarcusTabitha Simmons

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Ellie black suede platform sandal with grosgrain straps and crystal-covered t-strap; available at Browns Fashion and Tabitha Simmons

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Gabby pretty pink & purple butterfly printed woven satin slingback pump with a nude leather trim; available at Tabitha Simmons

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Gabby nude patent leather pointed-toe slingback with a front bow detail and nude leather trim; available at Tabitha Simmons

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Hai t-strap pump with slim leather adjutable buckled straps; available at Tabitha Simmons

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Hayden classic glossy leather pointed-toe pump with a contrast leather toe panel; available at Tabitha Simmons and in black & nude leather at Lane Crawford

Tabitha-Simmons-Spring-2014-Hunter-BootHunter leather & calf hair boot with a wrap-around buckled leather strap; available at Moda Operandi

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Idda perforated leather open-toe bootie sandal bootie with a thin ankle strap and block heel; available at Barneys

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Idda perforated tan leather bootie with a thin ankle strap; available at Barneys

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Idora grey and white snakeskin strappy sandal with black leather button straps; available at Barneys & Tabitha Simmons

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Jeanie navy suede pointed-toe pump with a crystal covered bow; available in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue & Marissa Collections or blue suede/black suede & champagne satin at Tabitha Simmons

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Jen butterfly printed woven satin cross strap sandal with a leather covered heel; available at The Corner or in champagne satin at Tabitha Simmons

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Jennifer cross strap sandal in black silk with a 75mm heel; available in black silk at Tabitha Simmons or pink butterfly print at Marissa Collections

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Jenny platform espadrille wedge in colorful Peruvian silk jacquard; available at The Corner, BarneysLane Crawford and Marissa Collections

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Josephina white leather pointed-toe strappy pump; available at Neiman MarcusTabitha Simmons & Moda Operandi or snakeskin at Net-A-Porter

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Josephina black leather strappy pointed-toe pump; available at Tabitha Simmons or in blue silk satin at The Corner, Browns Fashion & Moda Operandi

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LB light blue, pink & white striped silk-twill cut out sandal; available at The CornerLane Crawford, ShoeScribe, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys.

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Leticia white perforated leather wrap around ankle-strap sandal; available at The Corner, Moda Operandi and Tabitha Simmons

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Leticia toffee perforated leather ankle-strap sandal with a block heel; available at Barneys and Tabitha Simmons

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Leticia black perforated leather ankle-strap sandal with a 65mm heel; available at BarneysLane CrawfordTabitha Simmons & Colette or pink leather at Neiman Marcus

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Lexi leather pointed-toe pump with a contrast front panel and 110mm heel; available in nude leather at Moda Operandi or black leather & black suede at Tabitha Simmons

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Lou pointed-toe d’Orsay ankle strap pump in navy leather ; available at Moda Operandi

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Lou d’Orsay pump in colorful Peruvian silk jacquard and 90mm heel; available at The Corner, Saks Fifth Avenue, FarFetchNet-A-Porter and Avenue K

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Perf perforated white leather pointed-toe pump; available at Marissa Collections and Tabitha Simmons

Written by Shannon Weston, images via Tabitha Simmons & WWD

Nicholas-Kirkwood-Spring-2014-Collection-Sandal7Nicholas 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!

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Fiery red patent leather sandal with clear PVC side straps; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Asymmetrical strap satin sandal with a curved heel and PVC detail; available in sky blue at Nordstrom & Saks Fifth Avenue, burnt orange at Moda Operandi, navy at Nicholas Kirkwood & Montaigne Market,

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T-strap knotted leather sandals with a zig-zag shaped heel and thin padded leather straps

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Signature sandal bootie in natural snakeskin with white leather trim, woven leather front detail, leather laces and gold-tone pin heel

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Asymmetric sandal in white snakeskin with gold glitter trim, PVC inserts and gold-tone pin heel; available at Harrods or in a similar style at Saks Fifth Avenue

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White laser cut leather sandal with a gold-tone pin heel; available at Neiman Marcus

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Nude leather laser-cut leather sandal with a gold-tone sculpted pin heel; available at Net-A-PorterHarrods or in black suede at FarFetch and Browns Fashion

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Nude laser cut leather peep-toe slingback bootie with a gold pin heel; available at Nordstrom and Nicholas Kirkwood

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Laser cut-out leather pointed toe pump; available at Matches for $902.00

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Black laser cut suede pointed-toe pump; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Ankle-strap sandal in nude laser cut leather with a cork platform and mirrored block heel

Nicholas Kirkwood blue raffia slingback bootie

Cobalt raffia slingback open-toe bootie with a white technical rubber platform, green leather trim and hexagonal bijoux

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Orange raffia ankle-strap sandal with fuchsia snakeskin trim, beige jacquard ankle strap and technical rubber platform; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Sage raffia ankle-strap sandal with a sky blue and holographic snakeskin trim; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Lime green raffia pointed-toe pump with a hexagonal bijoux embellishment at the toe; available in black suede at Ssense or white leather at Matches

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Grey raffia pointed toe pump with a cream hexagon; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Orange raffia round toe platform pump with a hammered gold platform; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Grey raffia round toe pump with a thick hammered gold platform; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Cobalt blue raffia pump with a mirrored block heel, iridescent green trim, cream hexagon, and white technical rubber platform

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Geometric printed fabric pump; available with a shorter heel at FarFetch and Browns Fashion

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Black suede platform pump with a technical rubber trim and block heel; available at Harrods

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Seafoam suede pointed-toe pump with a white technical rubber trim and block heel

Nicholas Kirkwood nude leather pump

Nude leather pointed-toe pump with a contrasting white rubber trim and mirrored pale gold block heel

Nicholas Kirkwood leather slingback bootie

Black leather open-toe slingback bootie with a mirrored pale gold block heel; available at Nordstrom

Nicholas Kirkwood leather ankle strap platform sandal

Leather ankle-strap platform sandal with a hexagon button and block heel; available in colorful jacquard and woven raffia at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Geometric printed silk jacquard curved heel pointed-toe pump; available in black silk jacquard at Moda Operandi, blue jacquard  at FarFetch and woven raffia at Net-A-Porter

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Curved heel pump in natural snakeskin; available in green snakeskin at Net-A-Porter

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Red snakeskin asymmetric sandal with a thick curved heel and PVC insert

Nicholas Kirkwood black suede platform pump

Black suede platform pump with the signature angled platform and small pearl detail at the cutout heel

Nicholas Kirkwood nude silk satin sandal

Nude silk satin sandal with a cut-out heel and small pearl detail

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Sheer floral lace pointed-toe pump with a gold-tone pin heel; available in black lace at Forward by Elyse Walker & Nordstrom or red lace at Harrods & Net-A-Porter

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Cream lace round toe platform pump with a hammered gold platform

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Pale pink silk satin sandal with a crystal-studded asymmetric strap and clear PVC strap

Nicholas Kirkwood floral printed leather sandal bootie

Blue floral printed fabric sandal bootie with blue suede laces and navy leather details

Nicholas Kirkwood leather floral printed ankle cuff sandal

D’Orsay pump in glossy black patent leather with a floral-printed ankle-strap and gold-tone pin heel

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T-strap sandal in yellow & navy with thin patent leather straps and thin sculpted pin heel

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Ankle-strap sandal in teal silk satin with a blue patent leather trim, mirrored beaded straps and floral printed curve-shaped heel

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Peep-toe mule wedge sandal; available in nude leather and black suede sandal with a gold chrome wedge at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Pointed-toe pumps with a sculpted gold pin heel; available in red suede, black suede & nude patent leather at Ssense or mirrored rose gold at MyTheresa

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto purple laser cut heel sandal with satin straps; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto turquoise and aqua laser cut heel sandal with satin straps; available at Nicholas Kirkwood or in nude at FarFetch and Kirna Zabete

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Curved heel ankle-strap sandal; available in mirrored silver leather at Forward by Elyse Walker & Ssense, colorful woven raffia at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue & Ssense, black leather at Matches & Moda Operandi

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem floral printed platform

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem platform booties with an ombré lucite block heel and PVC or lace sides

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Roksanda Ilincic t-strap pump yellow leather Spring 2014

Nicholas Kirkwood for Roksanda Ilincic t-strap pointed toe pump with a flat bow detail and curved heel

Nicholas Kirkwood nude laser cut leather gladiator sandal

Nude laser cut leather gladiator sandal with a gold-tone pin heel; available at Neiman Marcus

Written by Shannon Weston

Sophia-Webster-Spring-2014-shoesIf Sophia Webster’s last collection was all about doing your best Cher Horowitz impression while strutting down the tiles at your local mall, this season is all about getting lost in the imaginative and colorful realm of nature. Literally! For her presentation, Sophia let herself walk on the wild side, creating a scene that was straight out of Alice in Wonderland or the most far out Dr. Seuss tale called “Insect Slumber Party.” It was a whimsical presentation, complete with flower-twined daybeds and Cindy Lou-Who hair; the models (thankfully) didn’t resemble bugs in the slightest, though the apparel definitely evoked patterns found in the outdoors, specifically channeling the beauty of the butterfly.

The butterfly was transformed most frequently and in a myriad of ways. Delicate laser cut butterfly wings construct intense gladiator knee-high boots or land on the back of stellar pumps, while the ornate patterns of the wings are found in patent and matte leather renditions. It’s unsurprising that these are some of the most inspired pieces of the collection, as she constructed an entire shoe line while studying at RCA.

Not to rely on nature alone (Sophia Webster isn’t Sophia Webster without prints, prints, and more prints), this collection is also rife with kooky combinations of natural and manufactured prints – a butterfly’s wings juxtaposed against vibrant polka dots, PVC with iridescent leather, stripes with flower petals, and would-be-basic pumps tread into statement making territory with the use of alphabet beads stacked to become a totally killer heel. Heels weren’t the only soles with an attitude, because there, along the foliage and heart prints, were speech bubble slogans emblazoned on the tops of sandals, proclaiming such things as “Here Comes the Hotstepper” and “Walk the Walk”. Those very watchwords are also found on other accessories like handbags and backpacks.

Our favorite? Though we can’t resist the charm of a sassy slogan or the allure of intricate laser cuts, we’re completely in love with her cloud pattern, amped up with a 3D embroidered trim. It’s the perfect blend of charm and quirk that makes a pair of shoes constantly rotate into your weekly rotation.

Although her eponymous line is somewhat new, Sophia Webster’s 2013 hinted at her coming success. With a wildly successful J.Crew collaboration under her belt, winning the prestigious “Emerging Accessories Designer” award at the British Fashion Awards, and this stunning start to the 2014 year, it’s clear that her career will flourish like this collection.
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Alana red, baby blue & black stripe sandal with multicolor beaded fringe; Amina asymmetric cut d’Orsay ankle-strap pump

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Aldora peep-toe patent leather pump with a laser-cut butterfly attached to the heel

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Andie ankle-strap sandal in colorful PVC with polka dot appliqué and beaded heel

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Athena laser-cut butterfly-inspired thigh-high sandal boot; Electra laser-cut patent leather sandal bootie

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Brandy leather cage sandal with small studs and patent leather toe; available in a knee-high style at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Chiara ankle-strap sandal with a thin toe strap, pin heel and butterfly heel

Sophia-Webster-Cleo-Spring-2014-butterfly-pump
Cleo d’Orsay ankle-strap pump with an asymmetric cut front, pin heel and butterfly heel

Sophia-Webster-heart-printed-Coco-pumps-Spring-2014-Peron-slingback
Coco heart print pin heel pointed-toe pump in matte satin; Peron heart beaded peep-toe slingback pump; available in a peep-toe pump at Saks Fifth Avenue & Neiman Marcus

Sophia-Webster-Finn-strappy-sandal-Spring-2014
Finn lace-up & buckled sandal in colorful matte satin and pink heart print

Sophia-Webster-embellished-Elle-pump-Spring-2014-Lyla-slingback
Elle butterfly-inspired matte satin pump with rhinestone trim; Lyla slingback pump with a pin heel

Sophia-Webster-Flutura-butterfly-ankle-strap-sandal-Spring-2014-collection
Flutura ankle-strap sandal with a butterfly heel; available at Nordstrom and in black patent leather at Saks Fifth Avenue

Sophia-Webster-Kelly-pumps-speech-bubble-Spring-2014-collection
Kelly embroidered speech bubble round-toe pump with a cylinder heel

Sophia-Webster-Kimimi-Spring-2014-sandal-mule-lace-up-butterfly
Kimimi laser-cut patent leather open-toe mule with a lace-up front and pin heel; available in pink patent leather at Neiman Marcus

Sophia-Webster-Lucita-woven-wedge-Spring-2014
Lucita mixed media platform wedge in striped raffia, canvas and patent leather; available at Saks Fifth Avenue & Nordstrom

Sophia-Webster-Lula-ankle-strap-sandal-Spring-2014
Lula ankle-strap sandal in patent leather with a 4″ heart beaded heel; available at Nordstrom

Sophia-Webster-Lyla-alphabet-bead-killer-heels-red-patent-leather-Spring-2014
Lyla red patent leather pump with a v-cut front and alphabet beaded “killer” pin heel; available in black patent leather at Nordstrom

Sophia-Webster-speech-bubble-Oprah-slingback-sandals-Spring-2014-collection
Oprah slingback sandals with an embroidered speech bubble attached to the front straps

Sophia-Webster-Skyla-cloud-pumps-Spring-2014
Sklya patent leather pump with embroidered white cloud appliqué and pin heel

Sophia-Webster-Skye-Cloud-mule-sandal-Spring-2014
Skye patent leather strappy mule sandal with a clear acrylic heel and white cloud appliqué; available at Net-A-Porter

Sophia-Webster-Suki-Spring-2014-flatform-wedge-platform-sandal
Suki flatform open-toe sandal with an adjustable ankle-strap and v-cut front

Sophia-Webster-Tyra-slingback-pump-Spring-2014-collection
Tyra mixed media pointed-toe slingback pump with a heart beaded pin heel

Written by Shannon Weston

Oscar-de-la-Renta-Pearl-Pump-Zooey-Deschanel
Credit: SIPA/Wenn

Zooey Deschanel wore Oscar de la Renta Pearl pumps to the 2014 Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring a nude underlay, ornate beaded embroidery, satin trim and 100mm heel. You can shop ODLR shoes at Neiman Marcus and Oscar de la Renta.

She posed wearing a beautiful Oscar de la Renta ivory silk organza pearl and crystal embroidered gown and embroidered caraco from the Spring 2014 collection.

Zooey put her signature Old Hollywood/retro-inspired twist on the look by adding vintage Neil Lane earrings, the cutest daisy manicure and a Charlotte Olympia Sparkling Pandora star studded acrylic box clutch.

She also accessorized with an elegant side bun complete with a white rose and persimmon lip.

Check out more shoes spotted on Zoey.