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Sophia-Webster-quote-Fall-2014When we think of Sophia Webster, we think of sass. Pure, unadulterated, and heartfelt sass; in fact, we’re pretty sure that if you looked up “feisty” in the sartorial dictionary, a pair of her thin-heeled ankle-strap sandals would be pictured. For her Pre-Fall and Fall 2014 collections, Sophia takes a morose theme (“Heartbreak Hotel”) and turns it into something utterly charming and vibrant. Who needs love when you can buy shoes?

The shoes themselves would be at home in Barbie’s Dreamhouse or on the toes of one of the many girl power popgroups of the ‘90s. Metallic houndstooth, fringe, gaudy faux jewels, and vivid colors were just the start of the Cher Horowitz Heartbreak influence, the saturated over-the-top theme is threaded through both the collections. Fur-embellished mules and sandals collide with laser-cut gladiator over-the-knee boots making for a host of statement making shoes that would turn heads in any scenario. No boyfriend? No problem! These darling heels are sure to add enough sweetness to your wardrobe for an eternity – or, at least, until next season.

Leopard prints, rounded stacked ball heels, and cartoonish embellishments (paisley, hearts, and flamingos!) add an innocent streak through the collection, rounded out by the deviously high stiletto points and edgy addition of vinyl. In terms of silhouettes, we can always count on her to release a balanced collection of thick-soled vintage-inspired designs with pinpoint stilettos – though this time, she also included a couple sneakers and flat-soled sandals. One thing we love about Sophia is her ability to incorporate popular trends into her shoes without them losing her je ne sais quoi. She’s readily embraced the sportswear trend of recent seasons but unlike other designers, the confectionary color of the rubber treads and lace-up styles feel fresh, unique, and playful.

This collection has been hailed as another golden star in Sophia Webster’s impressive catalogue. After scooping up the Emerging Accessories Designer at the British Fashion Awards and landing a Fashion Forward sponsorship, she has become a veritable fashion train that is on the fast track to British design royalty. We’re excited to see where she takes her candy colored fairytale world – if it’s anything like this collection, we know we’ll be head over heels (Heartbreak Hotel not needed!).

You can find select styles from both of these collection now on pre-order at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.


Coco patent leather pointed-toe pump with a orange flamingo pin heel


Anouschka suede and black patent leather wedge boot with fur collar & embroidered rose designs

Sophia-Webster-Fall-2014-Collection-AveryAvery platform slingback booties in black suede & grey leather with a rubber tractor sole


Catia ankle-strap sandal with an embroidered suede front panel, beaded heel and fur heel detail


Greta laser cut suede mule with a pin heel, lace-up front and gold-tone micro studs


Hallie pointed-toe boots with either a covered wedge or chunky heel in aztec & houdstooth print


Jessica clear PVC d’Orsay pump with a multi-color chunky snakeskin heel, black patent leather cap-toe and blue fur trim


Katy pointed-toe boots in houndsooth printed rubber or gingerbread brown suede


Leilou t-strap sandal in striped patent leather with fur pom poms and zig-zag detail


Louby open-toe mule with floral embroidery, striped patent leather details and fur trim


Mel B cut-out sandal in black suede and silk satin with lace-up front and crystal embellishment


Mel B ankle-strap sandal in mirrored gold leather with a snakeskin embossed heel, fur toe strap


Mila t-strap sandal in pastel leather with a strappy cage front, suede ankle-wrap and fur pom pom


Mila sandal bootie in black suede with wavy straps and crystal embellished straps


Nika ankle-strap d’Orsay pump with a houndstooth printed heel, red patent leather round toe and black leather ankle wrap


Saskia colorful cutout leather boot with fur pom poms | Paris brown suede with fleece trim and lace-up back


Renee mirrored silver leather pump with jewel cluster embellished toe and striped pin heel


Ronnie black suede pointed-toe pump with pink heart embroidered, striped patent leather trim and cotton candy fur heel


Selina cutout sandal bootie in blue & pink with striped patent leather details, pin heel and fur pom pom accented laces


Simi lace-up open toe bootie in gingerbread brown suede with a whipstitch piped leather contrast trim and white leather covered heel


Tatyana suede boots with a cylinder-shaped heel, tractor sole, fleece or fur cuff and colorful wavy ribbon embroidery


Written by Shannon Weston


Zoë Kravitz is featured in the September 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar “Singular Beauties: An Homage to the Diversity of Women” issue wearing Fendi booties. These heels are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black & white striped calf hair, fur striped trim front panel and 120mm heel. They’re available in black leather with pink & white fur trim at Saks Fifth Avenue.

This is from a special feature by Carine Roitfeld celebrating female diversity. Zoë posed for Karl Lagerfeld wearing a Saint Laurent Fall 2013 plaid schoolgirl dress and Fendi striped fur coat. She clutched onto a fur Adele top handle bag also by Fendi.

Check out more celebrities featured in this special issue and other shoes spotted on Zoë.

Credit: Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld

Brian Atwood has had one amazing year! Most recently he launched the new Fall 2012 ‘The Sex Is In The Heel’ campaign with Candice Swanepoel, announced the opening of his first store on Madison Avenue, launched a new web site now with an e-boutique and finally celebrated all of this success with a grand party during New York Fashion Week.

The Fall 2012 collection is lovely and there are several styles I’m coveting. Of course I want the Encanta sandal which Eva Longoria has been wearing all summer as well as the Zenith Lux pump.

Here are my top 10 favorite styles:
I list where each style is available online however if you’re looking for certain style, contact the customer service team.


Alesha Strass platform peep-toe pump; in leopard, nude patent leather & studded leather at Saks Fifth Avenue and in leopard at Bergdorf Goodman & Neiman Marcus


Belle lace-up boot; as seen in the Fall 2012 campaign on Candice Swanepoel


Dama satin satin with gold pin heel; this is my #1 favorite design. Unfortunately I haven’t seen it online however you can find a similar sandal, Encanta available in multicolored satin at Saks Fifth Avenue and in several colors at Brian Atwood.


Delfa platform pump featuring purple suede, black embroidery and tassels. Seen on Sarah Hyland at the recent Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party.


Karin platform sandal with metallic silver fabric and gold studs; available online at Brian Atwood, last seen on Nikki Reed at the Teen Choice Awards


Pazza Fur featuring dark teal snakeskin and rabbit; available online in grey flannel at Colette


Starla Lynch satin embriodered pump with gold pin heel and crystal embellishment


Surreal black suede ankle-wrap sandal; this is my second favorite style from this collection


Tribeca colorblock platform sandal; available online at Brian Atwood, last seen on Sophia Bush


Zenith Lux platform pump; available online in black suede at Net-A-Porter and in black/pink at Brian Atwood, last seen on Rachel Bilson & Nina Garcia

natalia vodianova for stuart weitzman fall 2012

This is the second season Natalia Vodianova has been the face of Weitzman’s campaign and the ads are stunning! There are many craveable fall/winter boots. My top three favorite styles are the Backflip bootie, Spats boot and Closecall boot.

The collection is quite large so I’ve featured some designs from their fall look book. Visit Stuart Weitzman’s web site to see more styles.

In addition, they’ve also launched their second Young Hollywood Cares Collection to help raise money for ovarian cancer. Brooklyn Decker, Julianne Hough, Nikki Reed, AnnaSophia Robb and Chloë Grace Moretz worked with Stuart to each co-design a footwear style. Proceeds will benefit Dr. Marsha A. Moses’ pioneering research in ovarian cancer.


Shuffle cap-toe boot by Brooklyn Decker | Naughty Pipe pump by Anna Sofia Robb | I’m Strapped platform pump by Nikki Reed | Lift It Up bootie by Julianne Hough | Tomboy by Chloë Grace Moretz

This season they’ve also debuted a new ‘Walking After Midnight’ film series directed by James Franco featuring Petra Nemcova. It shows a young woman on a midnight fantasy stroll on the streets on NYC wearing one of my favorite styles, the Backflip bootie! This film captures the attributes of the Stuart Weitzman woman; independent, confident, sexy and playful in a visually seductive and intriguing way.

This is the first episode and the next three episodes will be released every “Weitzman Wednesday”. The entire film will go live on October 26th.


Dagger pin heel stiletto pump | available online in black at ShopBop, in gold at Designs by Stephene and in several colors at Stuart Weitzman


Remember Abby? She’s my sister/assistant extraordinaire and works with me on the web site. As you can imagine her love for designer shoes has now hit a new level especially since she writes about them 7 days a week. She also has this little adorable 5 month old monster and has to keep up with him.

Check out her new beautiful red leopard Backflip boots! They’re the perfect manageable height for her featuring a 3.25″ heel, red leopard printed calf hair, engraved metal plated heel, suede tassels and side zipper. These boots run true to size and have a tapered/pointed toe.

You can find the Backflip online in leopard at Zappos and in red/leopard at Stuart Weitzman.


Right pony hair bootie | available online in green at Neiman Marcus and in bordeaux/green at Stuart Weitzman


Glopear pointed-toe pump | available online in black satin at Amazon and in slate satin at Stuart Weitzman


Vixen strappy sandal | available online in gold & silver at Zappos


Wallapalooza lace-up bootie | available online at Stuart Weiztman

Imback boot | available online in black suede/black/brown at Zappos & in black suede/slate suede at Stuart Weitzman


Uprise leopard print pump | available online in leopard/stone leopard at Zappos, in leopard at Designs by Stephene and in leopard/stone leopard at Stuart Weitzman

Credit: All image from Stuart Weitzman and boots, gifted by Stuart Weitzman

Disney’s new movie about the fairytale Rapunzel is called Tangled and debuts late November. I love how the artists use her hair as a creature itself. Watching the trailer I was thinking about shoes (surprise, surprise) and also thought that her hair reminded me of Alexander Wang’s crazy long goat fur boots. I began seeing that hair and fur are a very popular embellishment on both pumps and boots this season.

Featured boots:
(from left to right, top to bottom)

1. Chrissie Morris Claudia black calf with Alpaca fur bootie; similar style available online at Kirna Zabete

2. Yves Saint Laurent goat hair platform pump; available online at Colette

3. Lanvin fur cuff python pump; available online at Neiman Marcus

4. Dolce & Gabbana mixed fur boot; available online at Stylebop

5. Giuseppe Zanotti jeweled fur cuff boot; available online at Bergdorf Goodman

6. Christian Louboutin Toundra fur boot; available online at Bergdorf Goodman

7. Alexander Wang Polina goat fur boot; available online at Net A Porter

French designer Barbara Bui expanded her line into shoes and bags in 2000. Her Fall/Winter 2010 accessory collection is extremely ornate and also sporty with an urban feel. The beading in this collection is amazing. This shoe collection showcases platform ankle boots created with leather, denim, pony hair and fur. See the details of this collection from the runway here.

The Proenza Schouler pre-fall 2010 is bewitching, alluring and suggests midnight playfulness. Although many are calling the clothing in Proenza Schouler’s pre-fall 2010 collection “conservative” the shoes are seductive and rich with their use of leather, glitter, fur, buckles and tassels. It’s also great to see that the wedge isn’t going anywhere for fall. We also see fun booties, slingbacks and buckle & tie fur sandals. I’m excited to see the rest of their collection!