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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.

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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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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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: 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). 

Giannico-embellished-mule-Spring-2016-shoesGiannico pointed-toe Picasso Mule | 4.7″/120mm | shop at LuisaViaRoma and ShoeScribe

We are slightly obsessed with the Giannico Spring 2016 collection by Nicolò Beretta. One of the obvious standouts from the collection is this signature Picasso Mule slip-on heel featuring striped yellow silk, baby blue leather, thin buckled front strap with geometric leather floral embellishments. Half sizes are available (shipping out March 15). Keep your eyes posted, we’re featuring our review on the entire spring collection tomorrow!

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In addition to the blooming flowers, welcoming sunshine and green grass, strappy open-toe sandals are another sign that spring has sprung. Before you know it, it will be time to pack the boots away, treat yourself to a pedi (we suggest trying Dior’s new lilac polish) and slip into some strappy sandals – strappier the better.

Here’s a look at our favorite new arrivals for Spring 2016:

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Aquazzura Tulum lace-up sandals embellished with fringe and gold-tone dome studs; available at Barneys.

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Chelsea Paris Sultan lace-up sandals; in aqua at Grazia Shop or brown at Otte.

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Sophia Webster Lilico underwater strappy embellished sandal; available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and FarFetch.

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Giuseppe Zanotti strappy lilac suede lace-up front sandal; available in lilac and black at FarFetch.

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Dsquared2 strappy ankle-wrap sandal in electric blue snakeskin; available at FarFetch.

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Giambattista Valli nude suede multi-buckle sandal; available at FarFetch.

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Sergio Rossi white leather cage ankle-strap sandal with a stacked heel; available at Lane Crawford.

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Chloe Gosselin Bryonia sandals in metallic snakeskin; available at FarFetch.

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L’Autre Chose strappy suede sandals in serenity blue; available at ShoeScribe.

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Paula Cademartori Starry sandals in cobalt suede plus nude & black leather; available at Boutique1.

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Stuart Weitzman XChain sandals in black glitter fabric and crystal covered straps; available at ShoeScribe.

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Valentino Rockstud strappy gladiators heels in pale gold textured leather; available at FarFetch.

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Paul Andrew Ella red suede cage sandals; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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Gianvito Rossi black glitter covered strappy sandals; available at Barneys.

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Bionda Castana Hazel laser-cut leather strappy sandals; available at Forward by Elyse Walker.

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Aquazzura Pom Pom embellished raffia sandals | 4.1″/105mm | shop at Matches

We love these light-beige woven raffia Pom Pom Spring 2016 sandals by Aquazzura embellished with playful multicolored baubles plus a slim front strap and long nude leather ankle-wrap laces. Half sizes are available and you can also find the Pom Pom in white woven raffia at Moda Operandi, Neiman Marcus, Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbop and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Liudmila-Spring-2016-Collection-HeelOnce you get your hands…errr…we mean your feet rather, into these shoes, prepare to immediately group message your girlfriends because you’d want to party plan, stat. But not just any party. You’d want a fancy soiree that screams Alice in Wonderland, Marie Antoinette, fairy tale balls, English gardens, quirky hats, parasols and sipping tea with pinkies in the air –that’s how whimsical the collection is. And don’t be embarrassed if you suddenly want to conjure up a butler who announces: “Your carriage awaits, Madam.”

Liudmila founder Najeeba was inspired by photos of the Nizams of Hyderabad –the Indian rulers of the Mughal Empire. Even if they were just re-touched photographs, she was captivated by the images of the abandoned palaces and perhaps, imagined all the exciting events that took place in such magnificent party playgrounds. Najeeba then created a color palette that seemingly paints the story of royals who were always ready to celebrate. Pearlescent leather in jewel and candy-like hues such as pink, purple, baby blue, silver and ivory –all exude opulence that is eminently approachable.

Najeeba ensures that her heels never go above 100 mm because she believes shoes should enhance and not hinder your life. But where it lacks in height, it makes up for statement-making style.

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Channel your inner Disney Princess when you slip into the Mame ankle- strap sandals in periwinkle or blush suede, adorned with a chunky crystal and ostrich feathers. Or shoe gems like the Sari –curved platform wedges in amethyst or bubblegum pink satin, with gold or silver tassels you can tie around your ankles or up your calf –for the warrior princesses out there, perhaps? The delicately-sloped Piali kitten heels in gold or silver nappa are charmingly tied with floral-printed bows –like little presents for playful ballerinas.

And if princesses were to saddle up their horses, there’s the Juba short boot with a 50 mm heel, a dainty lilac pearl color and a fun cut-out design at the front. Not that you’ll need any mode of transportation, really. These fantastic shoes were made for walking (you’d want to find opportunities to flaunt them all the time, anyway).

Who needs Prince Charming when you can get your happy ever after with these precious shoes?

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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). 

 

Nicholas-Kirkwood-Logo-2016Known for shoes with sculptural forms and Italian sensibility, Nicholas Kirkwood launches an even more spectacular Spring/Summer collection this year. Aside from being equal parts practical and adventurous, the collection celebrates the 10th anniversary of the cult designer’s eponymous brand. More reason to snag a new pair of shoes, right?

Nicholas Kirkwood expertly pushes the boundaries of shoe design with its artistic craftsmanship along with its no holds barred approach to experimenting with cuts, silhouettes, colors and prints. No matter how edgy Nicholas-Kirkwood-Spring-2016-shoesand whimsical, there is that inherent elegance and sophistication that continue to mature with every collection. This season we see more revamped signature styles that play with unique lines, forms and contours, as well as more refined shapes from narrowed block heels to a dipped heel that give the shoes a voluptuous finish, reminiscent of the curvy pumps in the 50’s.

Although there are a lot of blacks and other neutrals, the collection features a kaleidoscope of super fun colors that will surely brighten up your ensembles. An energetic palette of cobalt blue, orange, fuchsia and turquoise decorate the collection, while suede, patent leather, python, mesh and laser cut details add contrast and texture to the fancy footwear.

Nicholas-Kirkwood-colorblock-suede-pearl-sandalFor color, comfort and an extra lift, the Maya pearl platform sandal fits the bill. The catchy color contrast along with the wedge heel and concealed pearl create a fun and fabulous shoe design you can wear from day to night.

Another one of our favorites is the wave Ava sandal which emphasizes Kirkwood’s use of negative space, with a silhouette that highlights both the visible and the invisible. The graphic form of the shoe, plus its sneaker lace up detail, make it perfect for any woman who knows how to have fun with fashion.

Shop the collection at: Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, and Nicholas Kirkwood.

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Briona almond-toe pump in the signature chevron print and cap-toe; available in black suede at Barneys

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Leda suede tie-back pumps in raspberry suede; available at Saks Fifth Avenue or with a 90mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker & Barneys

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Stella embossed cutout suede and mesh sandals; available at Net-A-Porter

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Maya pearl-embellished platform sandal; available at Matches & Nicholas Kirkwood or in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue, MatchesForward by Elyse Walker & Barneys

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Stella cutout leather & suede mule sandal; available at Saks Fifth Avenue & Moda Operandi or in turquoise at Lane Crawford

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Prism cross-strap sandal in black suede with the signature gold-tone sculpted inset heel; available with a 90mm heel at Nordstrom

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Nara lace-up leather strappy sandal’ available in black leather with a 90mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker

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Ava suede trimmed wave mesh sandal booties; available online at FarFetch

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Briona almond-toe pump in the signature black & white chevron print; available at Net-A-Porter

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Maya pearl-embellished platform sandal; available in blue woven raffia at Forward by Elyse Walker or pink woven raffia at Moda Operandi

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Maya platform sandal with signature pearl accent in gold glitter fabric; available at Nicholas Kirkwood or in silver leather at Saks Fifth Avenue & Matches

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Maya pearl platform sandal in black silk and natural cork; available at Forward by Elyse WalkerBarneys & Matches or in beige suede at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Signature arch ankle-tie sandal in black suede and piped metallic gold leather trim

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Arch statement sandal in natural python with black leather trim and suede laces

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Laser-cut leather platform sandals in black & white leather with gold-tone covered leather detailing

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Lattice tie-back sandal in printed leather and black suede with a patent leather covered heel

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Outliner ankle-strap geometric paneled pump in fuchsia-pink suede and mint-green patent-leather; available at Matches

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Outliner ankle-strap geometric paneled pump in gold lurex leather with white patent leather trim; available at Matches

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Outliner ankle-strap pump in royal blue with turquoise-blue suede and pink patent-leather geometric panels; available at Matches

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Outliner ankle-strap sandal in coral, fuschia and mint green; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Outliner ankle-strap sandal in metallic lurex leather; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nicholas Kirkwood

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Outliner lace-up sandals in coral suede with geometric detailing in fuschia pink suede and mint green patent leather

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Outliner sandal in royal blue suede with turquoise-blue suede and pink patent-leather geometric panels; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Glossy patent leather tie-back sandal with mesh detailing and pin thin stiletto heel

 

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). 

It’s not too late! Snag your favorite fall & winter shoes discounted now by 60-80% at ShoeScribe. Honestly, they have the largest selection and most sizes available. There are hundred of styles to choose from (including sneakers, boots, loafers, heels & much more) but check out our top 13 choices:

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Gianvito Rossi PVC & leopard print ponyhair pump; now $370 at ShoeScribe

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Sergio Rossi leather & suede peep-toe booties; now $420 at ShoeScribe

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Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandals in pewter glitter leather; now $259 at ShoeScribe

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Rene Caovilla high rise ankle-strap pumps with a rhinestone embellished cap-toe; now $554 at ShoeScribe

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Casadei Blade pointed-toe pump in forest green suede; now $375 at ShoeScribe

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Stuart Weitzman Legwrap sandals in platinum glitter fabric; now $214 at ShoeScribe

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Olgana tuxedo inspired t-strap pumps in black & white silk satin; now $204 at ShoeScribe

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Chelsea Paris lace-up sandals in silver glitter covered leather; now $119 at ShoeScribe

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Giambattista Valli black silk satin sandals embellished with silver buckles & suede fringe trim; now $205 at ShoeScribe

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Oscar Tiye ankle-strap Minnie pumps in lace poie; now $178 at ShoeScribe

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Tamara Mellon strappy sandals embellished with gold studded butterflies; now $179 at ShoeScribe

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Rupert Sanderson biker stiletto pumps in blue with padded black leather detailing; now $179 at ShoeScribe

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Mary Katrantzou X Gianvito Rossi teal & blue jacquard pointed-toe pumps; now $140 at ShoeScribe

 

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Sofia Vergara wore Charlotte Olympia Kiss Me Dolores pumps to the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. These heels are from the Cruise 2016 Kiss and Make Up Collection featuring brown silk satin, a pink crystal kiss detail at the toe plus a 35mm island platform & 145mm heel. Kiss Me Dolores is available at Shopbop and Charlotte Olympia.

Outfit Details: Vera Wang custom fuchsia strapless column silk gown with classic corset details, embellished with trapunto stitching and side slit, a Jimmy Choo Ciggy clutch & David Webb jewels.

Check out more shoes spotted on Sofia.