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If you find the fashion weeks-slash-month completely exhausting, have no fear! We have compiled the must know, must-have shoe sightings from the Fall 2014 runways so you don’t have to! First stop? New York City.

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If New York Fashion Week had a line that epitomized romance and luxury, without a doubt it would be Marchesa. Since 2004, Georgina and Keren Craig have been designing and creating some of the most beautiful red carpet looks this side of Valentino. The sumptuous tulle and whimsical lace of Marchesa’s gowns were only complemented by the shoes, designed by none other than Christian Louboutin. From devilishly colored multi-buckle suede ankle booties to dazzling copper hued lacy pumps, as the show progressed the soles only became more enviable. The combination of calf hair and embroidery can only be classified as daring! It’s hard for us to pick a favorite, but we lovedthe concave wedge that – at first glance – made the models look like ballerinas standing en pointe.

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At first glance, Ruthie Davis for Duckie Brown sounds like a very peculiar combination. After all, Ruthie Davis has made her name by confronting conventions head on and changing them – her shoes drip with not only femininity, but sassiness. Her brand is all about modernity and romance without fussiness. And Duckie Brown? Duckie Brown is a brand dedicated to dressing men in dapper duds, this season marking the brand’s first foray into womanswear. The result was extraordinarily complementary; Duckie Brown’s menswear aesthetic fit beautifully with the clean, color blocked lines of Ruthie Davis’ playful jewel tone pumps. We can only hope this is the start of a long-standing collaboration.

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We are huge fans of Gio Diev’s sensual yet futuristic approach to shoes (hello! We’re still obsessing over his Spring 2014 collection!), so when we heard that he was going to be designing the shoes for Sally LaPointe’s Fall 2014 collection we could hardly contain our excitement. The ankle booties are one of the highlights of the collection, crafted out of supple leather, luxurious snakeskin, exotic stingray, and – just because everyone needs a bit of edge to their wardrobe – phenomenal calf hair. They’re practical, yet elegant. Perfect for adding sophistication to any autumnal look.

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There was something decidedly heady about Veronica Beard’s line this season – it could be the way the boho dresses dripped with California cool or the way the jacquard printed matching separates took you back to the best of 70s fashion. A fabulously fashionable collection topped off with sky-high Moiki heels by Rupert Sanderson, who always knows how to make a woman’s choice in footwear the talk of the party. The strappy heels appeared in three variations: not-s-classic black, space-age silver, and color blocked with pink, mustard yellow, and black.

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If we could sum up the Fall 2014 collection by Altuzarra, we’d have to put it somewhere between simplicity, luxury, and wardrobe staple. It isn’t surprising that the shoes from Altuzarra’s collection match that “wear me everywhere” vibe, because timelessness with a kick is what Gianvito Rossi specializes in. We love the take on a loafer-pump as well as the boots with cut-out accents. The natural color palette (greys, browns, and blacks) provides maximum accessibility and versatility – we can picture the ankle booties in the office as well as a dinner date with the girls.

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Cesare Casadei and Prabal Gurung have been collaborating since the Spring 2013 season – it’s no mystery why they’ve kept the relationship strong: the shoes are consistently divine. This time around, Casadei created gorgeously bejeweled pumps exclusive for Prabal Gurung that perfectly blend Gurung’s tactile and experimental aesthetic with the feminine flair indicative of their brand. The shoes are one part costume jewelry, two parts menswear brogue, and all fierce. Coming in an array of colors, we can picture these statement heels taking the place of baubles any day.

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Okay, we have a confession: we can predict the future. We can’t divulge all of the juicy details, but we are willing to tell you one thing – our bank accounts are going to be hurting and our wardrobes will be screaming in joy. Why? Because Sophia Webster’s latest collaboration with J.Crew for their Fall 2014 collection is utter perfection. Beautiful prints, color blocking, strappy pumps, and glittery heels are the star components of the collection. We’re not surprised that J.Crew’s prep-meets-edge aesthetic pairs so beautifully with Sophia Webster’s color, prints, and pizazz style, we just hope that the two fashion powerhouses continue to collaborate for years to come.

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Without a doubt, one of the most luxurious and supple collections of New York Fashion Week was brought to us by Jason Wu. Crushed velvet, fur, marled wool, and sequins so subtle that they catch the light like diamonds were only parts of the ingenious line. Jason Wu’s sumptuous collection was topped off with a beautiful t-strap pump, done in a few variations. The classic, wear-me-everywhere heel came in oxblood, mirrored silver, and a patent black (sometimes color blocked all in one style!). We also love the oxford ankle bootie that made an appearance – one part pilgrim, three parts runway heartstopper, it was a show stealer.

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Rodarte’s homage to the seventies, complete with Star Wars iconography and drawstring high-waist pants, is polarizing in its unabashed use of glitter and lurex. The kitschy, thrifty vibe was found from the top of the sparkly berets and down to the tips of the models’ feet. Modest buckles and sequined socks abound, the Mulleavy sister’s footwear is as unique as they are. If you’re not into their idiosyncratic reinterpretation of the flatform, they also have a collection of pumps that range from work-ready snakeskin beige to club-ready bejeweled turquoise.

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Narciso Rodriguez’ collection was a perfect meld of casual and sophisticated. The looks are slouchy without being sloppy and the overall feel is one of effortless minimalism. Even the footwear appears modest at first glance. However, the initial thought of simplicity is erased upon further inspection; though streamline and modern, the shoes are definitely a step above the rest. Dramatic takes on a d’orsay heel – the thick strap along the ankle is both fabulous and practical – and color blocked booties with supple leather and snake skin have us going back for another look.

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Oscar de la Renta certainly knows his audience, creating stellar red carpet ready gowns and suit separates designed to become classics season, but this season left us feeling a bit cold. Luckily, where this season’s wigs were arguably horrible and many of the looks bored on the unfortunate side of matronly, the accessories were full of the spark and verve we’ve come to expect from Oscar de la Renta’s lux designs. Exotic and ornately patterned laser cut leather? Check. Embellished heeled sandals? Check. Feather and bead embroidered platforms? Check, check, check. They’re so classy and so chic, you’ll by opera tickets just to show them off.

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Alexander Wang’s utilitarian collection met head on with state-of-the-art techniques (color changing leather? Be still our fluttering hearts); the outdoorsy sentiments were irrevocably high fashion, making it another iconic collection from the flourishing designer. His shoes received the same amazing treatment. The exaggerated height of the over-the-knee boot – done in a gorgeous combination of mid-tone brown and black with a shock of pure white – have a practical vibe that make them beg to be worn during your city’s next Snowmageddeon. Wang also created a peculiar take on the mule, with a thick heel and a very overstated vamp. They might not be for everyone, but man are they cool.

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Leave it to Monique Lhuillier to create a show that practically drips with femininity, from the floral embellishments down to the lacy ankle and knee-high boots. We love how, when other designers seem bent on modernizing and streamlining their collections, she remains unafraid to revel in the frivolity. Candy pink sandals embellished with lace? Well, yes, if you insist! Also worth mentioning? The dramatically shaped d’orsay pump, constructed partially out of PVC to hold its theatrical silhouette.

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Diane von Fürstenberg’s collection was classy with an edge, filled with pieces that would seamlessly go from day-to-night without so much as a jacket change. However, our favorite part of the collection wasn’t the eclectic prints or sensible totes, but the crazy amazing selection of pumps and wedges. Dramatic suede heeled sandals were accented with gold leather piping, mesh was embellished with darling suede hearts that scream “don’t just wear me on Valentine’s Day, wear me everywhere!” and modern looking wedges that were completed by a stellar mirrored gold heel. Black, gold, and red is a timeless combination – Diane von Fürstenberg just gave it a kick of sass.

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The sensible schoolgirl aesthetic of Marissa Webb’s collection was given a much needed dose of attitude via kickass footwear. High stilettos with snaking laces that would make Roberto Cavalli proud and gorgeous blocky ankle booties might seem dour in color, but are jam packed with attitude. Suddenly, tweed doesn’t seem so prim and proper!

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Jerome C Rousseau’s work with Lela Rose this season marks his very first – we know, it’s hard to believe that he’s not on every NYC designer’s speed dial! – runway collaboration and to soaring success. The eclectic vibe of Rousseau’s shoes perfectly matched the quirky edge that Lela Rose used in her collection (think: feathers, gem embellishments, sequins, and ombre hues). Though we love the metallic ombre glitter booties and his tell-tale thorny heel, our favorite shoe from this collaboration is the mesh peep-toe bootie. Swoon!

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Katya Leonovich’s Fall 2014 collection was all about futuristic, science fiction designs with a very seductive kick. Metallic, semi-sheer dresses and oblong silhouettes were complimented by sleek soles from Tania Spinelli. We love the amazing selection of boots she provided, thigh-high to ankle, lush suede to shiny gunmetal – we almost paid more attention to them than the line of clothes (woops!). But, we’re not surprised that we love the shoe selection; when Tania Spinelli is doing the designing, you know the product will be amazing.

Written by Shannon Weston


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Kat Graham wore Gio Diev Samara pumps to the 2013 TrevorLIVE LA event held at the Hollywood Palladium. These heels feature black pony, high-rise back, mirrored gold leather straps and back-zip. You can shop new Spring ’14 styles at Gio Diev.

Whereas her ‘Vampire Diaries’ co-star Nina Dobrev opted for a formal gown, I liked Kat’s youthful choice. She posed wearing a Versus Versace by J.W. Anderson black stretch cady sleeveless jumpsuit with a plunging v-neck and Medusa medallion overall buckles from the Spring 2014 collection.

Her new short bob was combed back to side and she finished her look by lining her eyes with a pop of shimmery metallic blue.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kat.

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Kat Graham wore Gio Diev Odessa pumps to the Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles 30th Anniversary Gala. This is a signature style featuring mirrored gold leather, silver “samurai” heel, large black satin bow, hidden platform and back-zip. You can shop new Spring ’14 styles at Gio Diev.

The ‘Vampire Diaries’ star also wore a platinum-foil python strapless cocktail dress by Mathieu Mireno who was recently named ‘the next big thing’ by Style.com. Kat’s Spring 2014 frock has a bustier-style bodice and fitted pencil skirt.

Her new short bob was slicked back and she put the finishing touches on the look with a double row crystal cluster Icarus ear cuff.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kat.

Gio-Diev-LogoLately, we’ve been looking for something a little bit different to fill the void in our footwear fashions. Where classics shoe shapes and silhouettes are undoubtedly wonderful, sometimes we just want to be able to look down at our feet and say “wow.” Sometimes, we just yearn for something elevated from the norm and evocative of effortless elegance. It wasn’t until we discovered Gio Diev and his sculptural footwear that we realized exactly what we have been missing, after what felt line eons of web browsing, we believe we’ve found our solemate.

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Founder and creative director of the brand Gio Metodiev used to work in the world of PR with top designers – such as Dolce & Gabbana and Fendi – before realizing his need for creativity and stepping out from behind-the-scenes, heading straight to the forefront of design. That access and knowledge of the industry greatly aided his career ascent, but what really skyrocketed his career was his style; instead of basing his designs on the classics, he launched a footwear brand dedicated to being bold and memorable. Strong, yet sensual. He’s inspired by his surroundings, from the Melbourne Opera House to Josephine Baker’s banana skirt and he noted to Racked, “I see each shoe as a miniature sculpture. When it’s perfectly made it’s like a glorious vision of precision and beauty.”

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Truly, when you look at his shoe designs, you are immediately struck by his signature sweeping sophisticated curves, a futuristic “Space Heel” that juts away from the body of the shoe, bold silhouette, and – our favorite! – silver lacquered heels of varying shapes. This season, he’s incorporated his trademark futuristic edge into luscious suede, vibrant python, metallic nappa, and soft leather to create a sensational, feast-for-the-eyes collection. As if that wasn’t excellent enough, his Ancona shoe uses a transparent rubber appliqué overtop white moiré grosgrain for a three-dimensional dazzle and he’s introduced a delicate Namaste embellishment, because the chicest way to say “Namaste, bitches” to your friends isn’t with an organic cotton tote, it’s with a pair of gorgeous handcrafted shoes.

Gio Diev’s futuristic stunners have been spotted on the trendy heels of Priyanka Chopra, Leven Rambin, Katie Holmes, and even Madonna. Luckily for all of us, he recently launched an eStore and every Spring 2014 style is available at GioDiev.com, because stars shouldn’t be the only ones with shoes worthy of bragging about!

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Ancona in raspberry stamped lizard with a 100mm heel

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Ancona in black tech-fabric with silver piped leather trim

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Ancona in white moiré grosgrain leather with a 100mm heel

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Ancona in flou yellow python with silver hologram piped leather trim

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Beirut loafer pump in blue suede with a namaste symbol and holographic leather trim

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Beirut loafer pump in black moiré taffeta with a patent leather heel & namaste accessory

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Bombay black patent leather strappy sandal with a Samurai inspired lacquered heel, white braided straps and holographic trim

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Bombay platform sandal in royal blue suede and fluo yellow patent yellow with braided suede & yellow python straps

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Dion cut-out sandal in pale pink leather and natural lizard

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Essen colorblock cage sandal with a Samurai inspired white lacquered heel, island platform with caviar black leather, turquoise suede and white moiré

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Gela half d’Orsay pump in turquoise stamped lizard with the signature “space” heel and metallic gold leather tor

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Gela half d’Orsay pump in black and white stamped lizard with an asymmetric cut open-toe

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Gela half d’Orsay pump mirrored silver leather with a covered 100mm “space” shaped heel

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Gela half d’Orsay pump in Prussian blue python with a 100mm heel

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Melbourne open-toe lace up bootie in raspberry lizard and suede with gold leather laces

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Melbourne bootie in silver dotted leather, flou yellow satin, silver leather laces and mirrored silver leather 100mm heel

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Nara ankle-cuff bootie in black leather with the signature 120mm “blade” heel

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Nara in Prussian blue suede with a hidden platform, 120mm heel and transparent rubber appliqué inscribed with a message for tolerance

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Nikko futuristic pump in raspberry stamped leather with the signature “blade” heel and metallic gold insert

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Nikko platform pump in black patent leather with a mirrored gold insert

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Nikko 120mm pump in black leather with a mirrored silver “blade” heel and blue velvet insert

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Nikko pump with a hidden platform, flou yellow python and silver hologram leather insert

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Orly t-strap high rise pump in Prussian blue satin with thin hologram straps and rose gold buckles

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Orly t-strap pointed-toe pump in stone grey patent leather with rose gold buckles and 100mm heel

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Orly in glossy black patent leather with silver-tone buckles and 100mm

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Osaka ankle-cuff sandal with a Samurai inspired lacquered heel, island platform, silver dotted leather and yellow satin

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Osaka platform sandal with a stamped lizard ankle-cuff, layered black leather, island platform and lacquered heel

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Phoenix pointed-toe cutout bootie in black leather with a removable mirrored gold heel accent

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Petra strappy sandal in black caviar leather with a namaste gold-tone accessory and patent leather details

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Petra open-toe sandal in white moiré with mirrored pale gold trim and namaste accessory

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Roanne 100mm strappy sandal with midnight blue velvet & leather

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Sana ankle-strap 100mm sandal in pale pink leather & black caviar leather with an asymmetric toe strap and patent leather covered “space heel”

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Sana ankle-strap sandal in Prussian blue python and metallic silver leather with a 100mm heel

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Varna pointed-toe pump inspired by the sensual photography of Helmut Newton with sleek arch detailing in black patent leather

You can find all of these styles available for pre-order at Gio Diev!

Written by Shannon Weston



Winter is upon us, which can only mean one thing for the ever-moving world of fashion: Spring shoes are just around the corner and a heap of new trends is going to come with it. It’s intimidating, but have no fear! While you’ve been zipping up your knee high boots, we’ve been hot on the trail of the best shoe styles of the upcoming season. Even though it was difficult to narrow it down, here are the trends we’re most looking forward to for Spring 2014:

Mules: Not to be confused with the animal, mules are shoes characterized by their exposed heel and this Spring 2014 season they are everywhere. Backless shoes are a trend everyone can rock, as they come in a myriad of heights. We spotted them on the catwalks of mega-brands Alexander Wang, Chloé, Stella McCartney, and Céline. Our faves? Of course, Gianvito Rossi is the master of the mule – he even designed Altuzarra’s gorgeous runway mules – but, we also can’t help but love  Monique Lhuillier’s gorgeous use of PVC in her heel-baring designs and Christian Louboutin’s bead-embellished creations.

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Placid Blue: This icy-toned blue is one of Pantone’s top picks for the Spring 2014 season. Dubbed “placid blue,” this hue does indeed have a calming and serene quality about it and designers latched onto it for their warmer weather designs. Used as both the main color and as an accenting neutral, we love the way this normally subversive color is taking control this season. From the curved heel of Walter Steiger’s glorious pump to Miu Miu’s chunky heeled platform, this color has proven itself to be much more than an Easter egg favorite.

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Freesia: As if to tell placid blue to move over and share the stage, this Pantone pick is a blazing yellow that commands attention. Freesia is the color of electric citrus, and where placid blue is a blue sky, freesia is the smoldering sun. Just a glimpse at the color instantly energizes you, which is why it isn’t surprising that designers such as Giuseppe Zanotti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Prada, ShoeRazzi favorite Jerome C. Rousseau, and John Galliano (spotted on the trendy heels of Rita Ora) have all utilized this vibrant color. After all, there is no better way to add a kick of ferocity to an outfit than with a sick pair of shoes!

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Sporty: This spring, the femininity of high heels are combining with an unexpected element: sportiness. We briefly delved into this trend in our recap of the hottest shoes on the Milanese runways, but this trend is proving to be much more than a footnote. Whether it’s through the use of athletic materials such as perforated leather (Daniele Michetti), woven nylon (Balenciaga), and neoprene (John Galliano), or through design like Emilio Pucci’s padded leather straps, Prada’s rubber bumpers and sole, or Christian Dior’s sneaker laces, it’s clear that one of the hottest trends of Spring 2014 is combining urban style with luxury.

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Funky Embellishments: For the past couple seasons, wild embellishments have been a designer standby to make their shoes really stand out, and this season is no different. We’re seeing a wealth of extravagant and unique embellishments that are making classic shoe designs total statement makers. From Sophia Webster’s spunky and vibrant butterfly wings to Bionda Castana’s ingenious use of lace and silicone to create a leopard print, using embellishments is the go-to way to make your shoes the most enviable soles on the block. Christian Louboutin even got in on the trend with his darling doorknocker embellishments and that’s how you know it’s a must-follow trend.

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Floral Appliqué: Along the same vein of embellishments, another incredibly popular trend during this upcoming spring and summer season is the use of floral appliqués. It makes sense when you think about it: what better way to celebrate warm weather’s flowers and gorgeous variety of colors than using those very vessels of vibrancy as shoe-spiration? The flowers range from subtle (Christian Dior, Brian Atwood) to a veritable bouquet (we’re looking at you Aperlai and Kotur!), but no matter the size of the flower, we love the elegance and femininity it effortlessly conveys.

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Beaded: By this time, you’re probably sensing a theme: next season is all about personality-filled shoes. The more accoutrements the better. Following the shoe jewelry trend (shoewlry? We’ll work on a name for this, we promise), some of the hottest shoes you’ll be seeing in Spring 2014 are ornately beaded works of footwear art. Emilio Pucci’s Masai-inspired beading is picture perfect, Paul Andrew’s floral inspiration combines two trends in one pump, and Aperlai’s caviar beaded platform shoes – seen on Willow Shields during The Hunger Games: Catching Fire press tour – is edgy while still being darling. However, the shoe that takes the bead-embellished cake is definitely Jerome C. Rousseau’s multi-beaded, multi-dimensional heel, which is sure to turn heads.

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Written by Shannon Weston



When warmer climates arrive, the boots get stored away and cheery sandals (strappier the better) come out to play. I love a classic court shoe but the brighter & more playful spring shoes are always my favorites.

Style.com’s Spring 2014 Accessories Index was just released and market director Marina Larroudé reveals the news on shoes spotlighting 10 standout styles. Her selections focus on several upcoming footwear trends including mules, sporty sandals and kitten-heel pumps.

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I’ve named Isabel Marant’s latest creation the moccanstock since they’re a hybrid of a moccasin combined with a Birkenstock-style footbed. Gianvito Rossi solidified the spotlight again this season with his super sexy mules – which he also designed for Altuzarra.

Sporty shoes covered the runways at Milan Fashion Week and the most obvious example of this trend is Prada’s athletic-inspired heels featuring thick rubber bumpers. My favorite choice from Larroudé’s list is Tabitha Simmons super strappy pump in white leather; I imagine these look amazing on the foot.

My top picks:
As usual, my selections are all about the heels and this season they’re especially different from the editor’s picks. I can never pass up a hot shoe! There were so many styles pulling at my heartstrings, it was difficult narrowing this down to 10.

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Gianvito Rossi is the “master of the mule” and I love the mirrored leather combined with black python. Fendi’s silicone sandals are architecturally amazing and check out the industrial caged “double heels”. I adore Charlotte Olympia’s “Overboard” sea-inspired collection and yes, those are upside down mermaid heels! Diego Dolcini’s strappy sandal is a signature style redesigned in a trendy violet tulip neoprene and captivating shade of indigo.

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Priyanka Chopra wore Gio Diev Melbourne sandal booties to the 2013 Keep A Child Alive Black Ball held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring silver dotted leather, neon yellow satin, silver leather laces and 100mm mirrored silver heel. Melbourne is available for pre-order in neon yellow satin & raspberry lizard at Gio Diev.

She arrived in a Mikhael Kale Spring 2014 gold croc-embossed sleeveless dress with a delicate silver woven mesh fiber lining. Priyanka wore the dress beautifully but I can’t stand that extra strip of fabric hanging off the back. She put the finishing touches on the look with a relaxed side braid, Rauwolf Noblesse clutch, Lynn Ban triangular hoop earrings and fuchsia lip.

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Cat Deeley wore Gio Diev Orly high-rise pumps to the Variety & Women In Film Pre-Emmy Event. This signature design features black leather, t-bar strap, two adjustable buckles and 100mm heel. Katie Holmes was the first celebrity to wear this pump. Orly is available on pre-order in several styles at Gio Diev.

Ever since she received her third Emmy nomination as host for ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, she’s been making one stylish red carpet appearance after another. Cat posed on the white carpet wearing a Fall 2013 long sleeve black stretch velvet dress by Maria Lucia Hohan with symmetrical side cutouts. I love her addition of a bold tangerine lip and she also carried a Rauwolf Orbit clutch.

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Leven Rambin wore Gio Diev Fano high-rise pumps to the ‘Elysium’ LA premiere. These heels are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring beige lizard, dagger-shaped front cuff and black patent leather details. You can shop the latest styles at Gio Diev.

I love watching Leven’s burgeoning style and for this premiere the 23-year-old actress wore a classic short suit. She looked great wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier black blazer paired with Jonathan Simkhai leather pocket shorts. Leven also accessorized with a leather belt and Pre-Fall 2013 chevron acrylic Jean clutch by Edie Parker.

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Madonna is featured in the trailer for the mysterious #SecretProject wearing Gio Diev Nikko pumps. This is one of Diev’s signature styles which debuted in the Fall 2012 collection featuring black patent leather and mirrored silver sculpted heel. You can shop the latest styles at Gio Diev.

Not much is know about the appropriately named #SecretProject which is in collaboration with famed photographer Steven Klein. The first trailer was just released last week and it’s rumored that Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Dita Von Teese and Cher are also involved.

We’ve also seen the Nikko pumps on Carly Rae JepsenLara Pulver and Amanda Seyfried.

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