Blahnik designed another twist on the must-have “Chaos” two-strap sandal for Spring ’17. We love this contemporary ankle-strap featuring a thick PVC toe strap and leather cord wrap-around ankle straps balanced out with Manolo’s classic slim stiletto, nude leather insole and silver aglets. Half sizes are available.
Jennifer Lawrence wore Manolo BlahnikChaos sandals to the 2016 Academy Awards. These heels feature black satin (as shown here) with a pearl embellished ankle strap and 130mm heel. Chaos is available with the pearl ankle-strap at Neiman Marcus plus in several other styles at Nordstrom & Barneys.
Outfit Details: Dior Spring 2016 Haute Couture gown, Chopard diamond necklace and Copacabana ring.
Even more obvious than the painted cork trend, denim footwear is impossible to overlook this spring. From shoe maestro Blahnik to pacesetter , the industry brings us a playful spin on the classic jean twill.
From pumps to sandals, platforms to stilettos – each designer created a unique styles inspired by the blue Americana staple. Not only is denim is a reliable fabric perfect for everyday wear but it’s also an interestingly stylish shoe textile.
I particularly love Gianvito Rossi’s take, adding several denim designs to his spring collection which features a dark wash exaggerated with frayed patches. Both Fendi and Christian Louboutin combined a lighter shade with tropical floral printed leather. Jimmy Choo carries the most amount of denim styles this season adding a sleek contrasting black leather trim to several styles.
Manolo Blahnik leopard printed BB pointed-toe pump; on sale at Neiman Marcus
Christian LouboutinSenora t-strap sandal in light denim with Hawaiian-inspired printed heel; available at Neiman Marcus
During my [long] break from blogging, and even though I wasn’t writing everyday, I was still checking out the latest collections – once a shoe lover, always a shoe lover ☺.
One of the reasons I felt it took me so long to get back to blogging is that I couldn’t help but feel overall uninspired by everything I was seeing stocked in my favorite stores. Aside from a few standouts here & there, the designs seemed monotonous. Which is the reason why I have so much respect for designers who manage to balance creativity with wearability and staple pieces while at the same time maintaining a unique brand voice.
I was browsing through new spring styles and wanted to share the shoes which really caught my eye:
Bionda Castana x LK Bennett checkerboard printed pointed-toe pump in navy and white leather.
Manolo Blahnik soft orange suede pointed-toe pump with shiny blue piped leather trim.
Marskin RyyppyMerope strappy cutout pump in tangerine suede and metallic peacock green snakeskin.
Chloe Gosselin cutout pump in vermilion red suede and matching leather.
Paul AndrewHaikou pump in white satin with raffia & sequin flower embroidery in white and dragon red.
Casadei cobalt suede sandal with natural snakeskin straps and long ankle-wrap laces with tassels.
Tabitha Simmons natural raffia strappy sandals with blue starburst floral embroidered straps.
Alexandre Birman sky blue suede sandal with tube straps and snakeskin detailing.
GiannicoPicasso mule with Beverly Hills palm print canvas and pale blue leather covered stiletto.
Chelsea Paris for Jean-Pierre Braganza black leather cage sandal with multicolor details.
Liudmilla jacquard Leandra sculpted wedge pump with a cutout heel and long gold leather ankle-wrap.
Alejandra G. multicolor pastel snakeskin cage sandal with matching tassels.
Oscar TiyeKitty sandal in glossy black patent leather and contrast white stitching.
Malone SouliersIda gladiator sandal in a beautiful laser-cut teal leather with red patent leather and pretty pink laces; available at Avenue 32.
Mary Katrantzou floral printed leather pumps with croc strap and sculpted gold-tone heel.
Le Silla cutout sandal in platinum snakeskin and long corset-style laces; available at Le Silla.
Kerry Washington wore Manolo BlahnikBB pumps to the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards held in Hollywood. These heels feature black crystal embellishment, pointed-toe and 120mm heel (100mm heel pictured above). You can shop current styles BB styles at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Barneys.
Outfit Details: Balenciaga Spring 2015 little black halter dress with sheer sleeves and crystal panels at the hips, a light pink glossy pout and Tiffany diamonds.
Jennifer Lawrence wore Manolo BlahnikSpence sandals to ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ premiere held at Odeon Leicester Square in London. They feature black patent leather, adjustable ankle-strap and self covered 100mm stiletto heel. Spence is available in white and black leather at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Outfit Details: Christian Dior quilted sleeveless white dress embellished with delicate jeweled printed flower clusters, a pink glossy lip and Norman Silverman diamond studded earrings.
Reese Witherspoon was spotted out in Beverly Hills wearing Manolo BlahnikBB pumps. They feature green suede and 105mm stiletto heel. BB is available in green suede at Barneys, in several styles at Saks Fifth Avenue or you can customize a unique design (materials & height!) at Neiman Marcus.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was spotted at the Zadig & Voltaire store in LA wearing Manolo BlahnikBB pumps. They feature pale grey suede and 105mm stiletto heel. BB is available in several styles at Saks Fifth Avenue or you can customize a unique design (materials & height!) at Neiman Marcus.
Nikki Reed wore Manolo BlahnikTayler pumps to the People StyleWatch 4th Annual Denim Awards Issue party held at The Line in LA. They feature yellow leather, d’Orsay design and 105mm heel. Tayler is available in several styles at Neiman Marcus, Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.