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A couple weeks ago I posted my Top 10 Fall 2012 Shoes and now here are trends we will see this fall:


[Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Giuseppe Zanotti, Diego Dolcini and Roger Vivier]
Colorful, fluffy furbies 
Bundles of fluff & feathers!


[Charlotte Olympia, Brian Atwood, Salvatore Ferragamo, Giuseppe Zanotti, Tabitha Simmons, Jimmy Choo, Sergio Rossi, Giambattista Valli, Casadei]
Ankle takes center stage
This season the simplistic sandal has the spotlight but Fall 2012 is all about the ankle. Dare I say, ankle party, anyone? Tulle, crystals, fur (see blue Zanotti in first picture), ribbon, rope – we will see it all, around the ankle.


[Manolo Blahnik, Jerome C. Rousseau, Nicholas Kirkwood, Pierre Hardy]
Color trends
Check out the Fall 2012 Pantone Fashion Color Report. Coral evolved into this beautiful tangerine and mint moved into a darker marine tone.


[Chanel, Giuseppe Zanotti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Ralph Lauren, Stuart Weitzman]
Embellished heel & heel counter
How gorgeous are Kirkwood’s trumpet bow embellished heels?!

Credit: Style.com, Giuseppe Zanotti, WWD


Debra Messing was spotted in Jerome C. Rousseau Isy muti-colored platform heels outside FOX Studios in NYC. These heels are from the Fall 2011 collection and available online at Footcandy and in tan at Arcade. Debra’s colorful outfit has a lovely “Confessions of a Shopaholic” vibe to it. Check out more celebrities spotted in Jerome C. Rousseau.

Credit: FameFlynet Pictures

If you read this blog often, you probably know Jerome Rousseau is one of my top three favorite designers. Jerome takes risks and that’s I love about his Spring 2011 Collection. I was instantly obsessed with the taffeta heels. Looking at this shoe gave me a flashback to middle school when I learned to sew a taffeta dress for Civil War camp day. I really thought the gladiator style was a fad but the style continues this spring season in Jerome’s and also in Brian Atwood’s Spring 2011 collection. Jerome’s fall collection picked up a lot of press when it was seen in Vogue, on Miley Cyrus and then he also designed a shoe for the TRON movie.

Jerome Rousseau Spring 2011 Collection

Jerome Rousseau Spring 2011 Collection

Jerome Rousseau Spring 2011 Collection

Jerome Rousseau Spring 2011 Collection

Jerome Rousseau Spring 2011 Collection

Jerome Rousseau Spring 2011 Collection

Jerome Rousseau Spring 2011 Collection

Jerome Rousseau Spring 2011 Collection

Jerome Rousseau Spring 2011 Collection

Jerome Rousseau Spring 2011 Collection

images via Style.com


Jerome Rousseau announced via his Facebook page about the new collaboration with Disney for the movie TRON. This limited edition 5-inch platform heel with be available in two metallic colors; gold & pewter. The shoe was named Quorra which means heart.

Quorra is priced at $795 and will be sold exclusively at the TRON pop-up shop in L.A. and then available at selected retailers worldwide in February 2011.

Jerome with Quorra

“In keeping with my label’s strengths, I created a style that is distinctive and strong, like the architectural nature of ‘Tron,’ yet anchored in feminine lines and luxurious constructions.” Jerome Rousseau

Who I see wearing the Quorra TRON heel:
Demi Lovato, Katy Perry & Beyonce

Image via WWD, quote from StyleLite

I know it’s been a couple of weeks since The Teen Choice Awards but I’m still not sure if I like Emma Robert’s shoe choice. I love this Brian Atwood boot but I think it’s a little too old for Emma. The dress she wore was a very fun shape & color and I feel it also deserves a fun shoe. It’s summer and it was a teen show; I think Emma should have chosen a shoe that made her look more age appropriate for the event.

What She Wore: Emma wore the Brian Atwood Terry boot in a lovely Bordeaux color.Emma-Roberts-in-Brian-Atwood

Shoes She Should Have Worn:

Emma Roberts Should Have Worn

1. Pierre Hardy Circle Platform: This heel is now sold out online since it was featured on Halle Berry in the September issue of Vogue & I think it would have worked very nicely with Emma’s ensemble.

2. Versace Double Platform Pump: The colors in this heel would have been a nice contrast to Emma’s dress & the double platform is fresh for summer. This pump is from Versace’s 2011 cruise collection.

3. Jerome Rousseau Bastille Sandal: The glitter texture and tan accents in this sandal is a perfect match for Emma’s look. This shoe is from Jerome’s spring 2010 collection.

4. Nicholas Kirkwood Sand Platform Sandal: Emma could have kept her look (makeup, hair & clutch) exactly as it is in the picture and switched shoes before jumping out of the car & onto the carpet with this shoe. The arches wrap around the foot so nicely and anything Kirkwood is very loved right now. This sandal is from Nicholas Kirkwood’s fall 2010 collection.

5. Jerome Rousseau Pump: The colors in this pump are perfect for her dress & I think it would have popped on the darker blue carpet. This shoe is from Jerome’s spring 2010 collection.

Which shoe would you have liked to see on Emma? Please leave a comment! X

Jerome Rousseau

Jerome Rousseau has been getting major attention this year when he was on the Who is on Next? 2010 list by Vogue Italia and featured Vogue in August 2010. Jerome was born in Quebec and began drawing shoes as a teenager after watching video clip from the dance group Deee-Lite. Jerome said that it was “the overstated retro footwear that first caught my attention.” Jerome is also inspired by modern art, European design, pop culture and nightlife. Jerome studied footwear design at Cordwainers College in London and has worked with Matthew Williamson, Isabella Fiore, John Richmond and John Rocha.

Celebrities love Jerome Rousseau’s designs & fans of the label include Charlize Theron, Cameron Diaz, Scarlett Johansson, Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes, Drew Barrymore, January Jones, Nicole Richie, and Vanessa Hudgens.

Review on Jerome’s Fall 2010 Collection | Review on Jerome’s Spring 2010 Collection

Quotes from Jerome:

“I initially think in terms of shape, silhouette and structure when I design.  It’s later on that I bring fashion in the equation”.

“For me, style emanates through presentation , body language, attitude and choices”

Harvey Nichols’ HNTV  interview Jerome Rousseau:

More on Jerome: http://www.jeromecrousseau.com/

Last week when I stopped in at the InSole store at the Wynn, Las Vegas I asked the sales associate Tony if they go through inventory quickly. He said most visitors don’t even make it down to their store (it’s a tad hidden). Tony also mentioned that if people are willing to spend $500+ for new shoes they usually go for the red soles = Christian Louboutin. I love Christian Louboutin. He is genius and his work is brilliant. However if you’re only looking for the red soles, you’re missing out other amazing designers! Here’s a quick list of designers to check out:

1. Nicholas Kirkwood

Okay, okay I’ll stop. I think I talked about him enough here & here : )

2. Jerome C. Rousseau

Absolute brilliant young French Canadian designer – one to watch this year. See his spring collection here .

3. Chrissie Morris

She uses really fun textures like iguana and stingray. See her spring collection.

4. Behnaz Kanani

I love the unique textures and bold architectural shapes Behnaz uses. You can see her latest collection here.

5. Bruno Frisoni

He’s the creative director for Roger Vivier and his spring collection is filled with an array of textures including leather, suede, silk, elastic, patent leather and more. See his spring collection here.

6. Ruthie Davis

Ruthie isn’t exactly new to the shoe world, her brand has been around since 2006. However, the candy colors, encrusted heels are always refreshing and cheerful. See her spring collection.

7. Camille Skovgaard

Camilla also launched her shoe collection in 2006  and is in charge of shoe design for Matthew Williamson. Her signature “saw” soles and bold designs have gained extreme popularity last year.

8. Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte is a relatively new designer based in London. Her designs have also been catching a ton of popularity this year from celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Moss. We’re told Charlotte’s new website will be up soon. Until then you can find her designs on LUISAVIAROMA & Net-A-Porter.

9. Raphael Young

Paris based Raphael Young was taught how to design shoes by his uncle Alexandre Narcy who designed for Yves Saint Laurent. His shoes are described as “hard rock couture, sexy, edgy, strong shoes with an attitude”. View his spring collection here.

10. olsen Haus

Elizabeth Olsen has been the Creative Director at Tommy Hilfiger and designed for Calvin Klein, Bulga, Nine West, Jodi Arnold MINT, and many others. Olsenhaus uses alternative, sustainable and renewable plant-based and man-made, non-animal material. They are 100% vegan: no leather, fur, wool or silk is ever used.

Have a favorite that’s not on the list? Leave a comment:

I’m currently on a random trip to Vegas and ran into Kirkwood Heaven. We’re staying at the Wynn and I saw a TV monitor showing their new stock at InStep. As soon as I spotted the names Nicholas Kirkwood, Behnaz Kanani and Chrissie Morris I knew a trip to the store was in order. I also found out upon arrival that 80% of the store was having a 40% off sale (thank you shoe gods). The associate Troy was extremely helpful & told me that they’re the hub for Nicholas Kirkwood in North America! They also carried Jerome Rousseau, Elizabeth & James, Chloe and more. Troy also mentioned that he got to meet Jerome Rousseau when he popped in to see the store. If you find yourself in Vegas, make sure to stop in. They carry many different exclusive colors only for this location.

P.S. – They have awesome new Sex & the City slot machines & the bonus round includes a shoe game! : )