These colorblock strappy sandals are from the Cruise 2014 collection featuring 5 front buckled straps, cutout back panel and back-zip closure. I love the mixed media tricolor design blending 5 different materials including lizard-printed black leather, lizard-embossed metallic rose gold leather, pale coral patent leather, yummy lemon leather and shimmery coral leather. Half sizes are available and there are also similar styles with a shorter heel.
I realized I haven’t posted about any of my new shoes since March so I figured it’s probably time for an update. I can’t believe it’s already December! The year has flown by and I’ve been enjoying every minute of it. After an adventurous summer trying to figure out where to call our new home, we settled in Miami Beach a couple months ago. It’s unlike any other place in the country; life is sunny, spicy and full of (deco) art here.
I also met fashion writer & editor Valeria Boucas while previewing Jerome C. Rousseau’s collection. I was flattered when she asked to write a small piece about ShoeRazzi on her new blog – you can read more about my blog’s beginnings at Valeria Boucas.
Here’s a look at the shoes I’ve added to my collection:
(If you ran into me this summer, odds are I was wearing one of these outfits. In the left photo I paired them with a Zara top & Free People cutoffs and to the right, a Joie jacket worn with a Helmut Lang sleeveless knit + Rag & Bone leather shorts.)
I adore these Valentino clear Rockstud strappy pumps which were one of the first shoes I purchased last season. I still can’t bring myself to wear a full on PVC shoe but this design allows my feet to breathe. They’re now available in black leather with smokey PVC straps and black studs at Forward by Elyse Walker.
1. Striped Alice + Olivia dress 2. Ohne Titel perforated leather skirt 3. Clover Canyon mini skirt
The first shoe pictured is the Amma embellished sandal bootie from Sophia Webster’s debut collection (found at her online store). I love the ikat-printed taffeta and multicolor beaded trim.
The Manolo Blahnik Charly sandals were a super lucky find on eBay! They’re from an older collection in black canvas embellished with two oversize buckled straps.
On a NY trip I visited the Jean-Michel Cazabat flagship store and purchased these Omayra thin strappy sandals in fuchsia snake-print leather.
J’adore these stunning Christian Louboutin Stardust pale pink satin pumps with a crystal-embellished black lace overlay. Snagged at a special sale, I plan to wear these boudoir-inspired pumps with a floor-length black silk satin dress.
This Anastasia multicolor flag-trimmed cutout pump was my favorite style from Manolo Blahnik’s Fall 2011 collection. I think they look even cuter worn with black stockings.
This is the most romantic and opulent shoe I own! These Charlotte Olympia Belinda platform sandals sold out almost immediately but I found them at Neiman Marcus in Las Vegas. They feature laser cut metallic silver leather and you can find them in white suede at Matches, Net-A-Porter and Charlotte Olympia.
This is a classic ankle-strap by Roberto Cavalli embellished with a gold-tone sculpted heel, ankle bijoux and metallic pointed-toe which juts out from underneath the small platform. They appeared later in season on Cavalli’s web site but I purchased them at the Las Vegas boutique.
I rarely feature flats but now that I walk everywhere here in Miami, they’re an important wardrobe staple. Chanel espadrilles (featured in my last update post) are a perfect shoe for this city and I also wear Converse sneakers, Nikes & Christian Louboutin ballet flats.
This is the epitome of a “fall” look here (no jacket required!)…I’m wearing a sleeveless knit dress from Bank Fashion & suede Converse sneakers from Size UK.
Del Toro slippers worn with a white Versus Versace dress from a few season ago and IRO grey denim top, Prada bag.
Del Toro is a luxury shoe brand based here in Miami. They make shoes for both men and women and have a fresh design approach blending creative designer Matthew Chevallard’s Italian heritage with a Palm Beach prep aesthetic.
I’m wearing pretty pink & white scrunched gingham slippers featuring the signature red grosgrain heel stripe. Del Toro carries sneakers, drivers, espadrilles, Chelsea boots and more. I can’t wait to visit the boutique here! There are also several customizable options and I think they’re a perfect Christmas present.
The Spring 2014 collection is adorable and available for a limited time on pre-order at Moda Operandi:
I’m wearing the ‘So Kate’ paired with a printed Equipment top and Vince textured leather leggings.
I grabbed these So Kate pumps in black leather at the Christian Louboutin boutique in SoHo. Many readers have asked about the fit compared to the Pigalle…So Kate has a different toe box, vamp, stiletto shape and unlike the Pigalle, it doesn’t have the elastic band in the back of the heel. I appreciate both classic styles and love the sleek long toe on the So Kate.
It hasn’t been cold enough to wear these Christian Louboutin Psycho boots yet but I’m bringing them along for our winter travels. They’re from the Fall ’12 collection in black suede with an almond toe and swirled panels of black leather.
Roger Vivier sandals wore with an older See by Chloé cutout dress and Chanel Boy bag.
It was love at first sight after seeing these Roger Vivier Prismick t-strap sandals on Emma Stone. They feature a tapered t-strap, panels of stone leather and textured yellow leather on top of black suede and 120mm heel.
She looked super busty in this Kathy mesh racer-back dress by Bec & Bridge with a bodice underlay and low back cutout. Hayden’s blonde hair was left down in a sleek center-part and she also finished her look with a Jimmy Choo Cloud lace minaudière plus Karma el Khalil rose gold dangle earrings.
Jimmy ChooAnouk pump | 120mm/4.7″ heel | shop at Jimmy Choo for $875.00
Choo’s classic Anouk pointed-toe pumps debuted in a new yummy lemon sorbet from the latest Cruise 2014 collection. They feature elaphe snakeskin, sleek stiletto and nude leather insole. They double as both a primary or accent color complementing any outfit (from ripped denim jeans to a floral frock!).
Half sizes are available. You can also find it in lemon patent leather at Nordstrom or grapefruit patent leather at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Daniele MichettiCarina bootie| 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Shoescribe for $1,090.00
Now these are total eye catchers! From what I’ve seen so far, Michetti’s Spring 2014 collection is a force to be reckoned with. This Carina bootie is a signature style designed in a gorgeous pinkish-orange salmon hue. They also feature contrasting black braided leather trim, small peep-toe, lace-up front, thin leather laces and back-zip. It’s only available in whole sizes.
Givenchy shark tooth sandal | 105mm/4.1″ heel | shop at Barneys for $1190.00
This sandal is the perfect combination of several signature designs by Givenchy all rolled into one beautiful shoe. It’s basically the Fall ’13 striped boot mixed with the classic d’Orsay style. They feature maroon & black striped eelskin, black leather piped leather trim, silver-tone shark tooth ankle strap lock and tan leather insole. Half sizes are available.
Michelle Dockery wore Gianvito Rossi two-tone pumps to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Performer Nominee Reception in Hollywood. They’re from the Fall 2012 collection featuring mirrored silver leather, satin trim, high back and 105mm heel.
She looked stunning in this Resort 2014 sleeveless dress by Antonio Berardi with a crystal-embellished woven mesh bodice and knee-length pencil skirt. Michelle put the finishing touches on this beautiful look with a Judith Leiber Fizzy crystal minaudière, glossy terra cotta lip and Graziela Gems Baby Wave diamond ear cuff.
Kerry Washington wore Jean-Michel CazabatEmma pumps to the BAFTA LA TV Tea Party in Beverly Hills. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring ombré croc-embossed leather and 100mm heel. Emma is available in purple suede at Saks Fifth Avenueand pink, black & tan at Shopbop.
She also wore a floral printed strapless number from Giambattista Valli’s Resort 2014 collection with a wide contrast silk waist band. Kerry + Valli is usually quite a match but I’m not crazy about the dress choice or her brown/bronze accessorizes including the Nancy Gonzalez beveled croc clutch. Kerry finished her look by adding vintage gold earrings by House of Lavande, soft lavender eye makeup and light pink lip.
Proenza Schouler petrol ankle-strap pump | 4″ heel | available at Zappos for $695.00, or with a 110mm heel at Saks Fifth Avenue
These oil slick iridescent patent leather pumps feature a wide black rubber band at the front, d’Orsay design, thin adjustable ankle-strap, sleek tapered toe and black leather insole. Another plus, the two heel heights (100mm or 110mm) are both completely walkable. Half sizes are available.
Nicholas Kirkwood pump | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Matches for $988
Matches is the only online retailer I’ve found to carry this new striped design. They feature black suede, (almost matte) gold leather, sculpted black metal heel and black pleated silk ruffle attached to the heel. Half sizes are available.