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Gianvito Rossi PVC & leopard print ponyhair pump; now $370 at ShoeScribe

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Sergio Rossi leather & suede peep-toe booties; now $420 at ShoeScribe

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Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandals in pewter glitter leather; now $259 at ShoeScribe

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Rene Caovilla high rise ankle-strap pumps with a rhinestone embellished cap-toe; now $554 at ShoeScribe

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Casadei Blade pointed-toe pump in forest green suede; now $375 at ShoeScribe

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Stuart Weitzman Legwrap sandals in platinum glitter fabric; now $214 at ShoeScribe

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Olgana tuxedo inspired t-strap pumps in black & white silk satin; now $204 at ShoeScribe

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Chelsea Paris lace-up sandals in silver glitter covered leather; now $119 at ShoeScribe

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Giambattista Valli black silk satin sandals embellished with silver buckles & suede fringe trim; now $205 at ShoeScribe

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Oscar Tiye ankle-strap Minnie pumps in lace poie; now $178 at ShoeScribe

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Tamara Mellon strappy sandals embellished with gold studded butterflies; now $179 at ShoeScribe

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Rupert Sanderson biker stiletto pumps in blue with padded black leather detailing; now $179 at ShoeScribe

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Mary Katrantzou X Gianvito Rossi teal & blue jacquard pointed-toe pumps; now $140 at ShoeScribe

 

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:

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Bionda Castana x LK Bennett checkerboard printed pointed-toe pump in navy and white leather.

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Manolo Blahnik soft orange suede pointed-toe pump with shiny blue piped leather trim.

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Marskin Ryyppy Merope strappy cutout pump in tangerine suede and metallic peacock green snakeskin.

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Chloe Gosselin cutout pump in vermilion red suede and matching leather.

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Paul Andrew Haikou pump in white satin with raffia & sequin flower embroidery in white and dragon red.

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Casadei cobalt suede sandal with natural snakeskin straps and long ankle-wrap laces with tassels.

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Tabitha Simmons natural raffia strappy sandals with blue starburst floral embroidered straps.

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Alexandre Birman sky blue suede sandal with tube straps and snakeskin detailing.

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Giannico Picasso mule with Beverly Hills palm print canvas and pale blue leather covered stiletto.

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Chelsea Paris for Jean-Pierre Braganza black leather cage sandal with multicolor details.

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Liudmilla jacquard Leandra sculpted wedge pump with a cutout heel and long gold leather ankle-wrap.

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Alejandra G. multicolor pastel snakeskin cage sandal with matching tassels.

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Oscar Tiye Kitty sandal in glossy black patent leather and contrast white stitching.

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Malone Souliers Ida gladiator sandal in a beautiful laser-cut teal leather with red patent leather and pretty pink laces; available at Avenue 32.

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Mary Katrantzou floral printed leather pumps with croc strap and sculpted gold-tone heel.

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Le Silla cutout sandal in platinum snakeskin and long corset-style laces; available at Le Silla.

Images via designers, FootwearNews, Vogue UK

Remember when we covered the best shoes from New York Fashion Week? Well, we’ve abandoned the states and headed to London to gander at the most fabulous footwear from across the pond. They’re funky and kooky – just how we like our London looks!.

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We love Matthew Williamson’s unabashed adoration of sparkly, glittery things and vivid bursts of colors. This time around, he toned down his patterns and mixed boho with business…assuming your business meetings are conducted in Studio 54. The footwear paid homage to the theme, being both eye-catching and the direct opposite of demure. Sky high and imposing, the ankle booties come in black satin, banana yellow, Beetlejuice stripes, and shocking glitter. We want to live in a world where these are workplace appropriate.

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The boots Joanne Stoker designed for Eudon Choi are definitely one of a kind. With schoolgirl plaids, a red camouflage motif, and cobalt blues being stars of the collection, Eudon Choi’s presentation is eclectic and modern. Polka dots and brown calf hair, zebra stripes with electric pink – all topped off with contrasting tassels. Did the funky shoes match the futuristic air of the collection? Well, we’re not so sure. However, they certainly make a statement.

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Michael van der Ham is known for colors and appliqués and this line took us back to Mod style sensibilities. Bright citrus colors, vibrant pinks, and punches of blues make every look eye-catching. The shoes were no different, with as many as five colors appearing on one color-blocked thick heeled take on the loafer curated by Christian Louboutin. Think of it this way: the heels are a fail-safe for every outfit. With so many colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong!

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In keeping with the unique, nearly-random compilation of colors and textures found in Jonathan Saunders’ Fall 2014 collection, the footwear Christian Louboutin designed for the line blend wow-factor with classicality, glitter with smooth and supple leather. Our favorite? The lace-up ankle booty with a shining, glittering panel. These shoes remind us that everyone needs a bit of sparkle in their life.

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Todd Lynn’s line might be known for blending masculine and feminine themes, but there is no doubt that the footwear – designed by Christian Louboutin – are all sex appeal. The billowing leather, snake skin, and suede is confined by an edgy wrap-around strap. The muted colors are offset by Louboutin’s iconic red sole.

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Mosaic patterns, Byzantine influence, and Art Nouveau floral prints were all part of Temperley London’s eclectic and beautiful collection. The shoes themselves – designed by Shoerazzi fave Charlotte Olympia – were relatively basic, save for a color blocked trompe l’oeil ankle bootie. We also love the geometric shape of the suede and leather pump – it’s a classic shoe that will work well for a variety of events.

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Antonio Berardi’s latest line was swimming in varying themes. Sculptural tailoring, hand-painted chain embroidery, lamé, flannel – and those are just a few ideas and textures he played with. Still, it managed to encapsulate the powerful sex appeal he’s known for. The shoes, designed by Rupert Sanderson, were no exception and definitely amplified the seduction. Dramatically laced over-the-knee boots in dominatrix black leather, strappy closed toed sandals, and ankle booties that would practically scream “bad ass” add a welcome edge to this collection.

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For Roksanda Ilincic’s Fall 2014 line, Nicholas Kirkwood amped up the classic tasseled loafer. The modern feeling flats are sometimes color blocked and sometimes metallic, but the shoes are always a hint of modern and a lot of sweet.

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Nicholas’ work for Erdem has perfectly captured the dark, romantic vibe the brand is known for. The dramatic shoes come with a chunky heel and are in variants of a stunning floral pattern (swoon!), bedazzled and bejeweled, and with hints of crocodile skin. Every dynamic pointed-toe shoe has a flat counterpart – just in case you want to switch up your heel game a bit.

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Hot on the heels of a fiery collaboration with Target and Net-A-Porter, we knew that Peter Pilotto’s shoes would be something incredible to write home about. Utilizing the designing prowess of Nicholas Kirkwood, the heels are strappy, they’re a gorgeous combination of leather and suede, they’re gem toned, they are piped with iridescent colors and neon, and they’re accented with colorful takes on tortoise shell. They might just redefine “cool.”

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One of the standout collaborations Manolo Blahnik was a part of for the Fall 2014 season is surely his gorgeous heels for the ever eclectic, yet always classy, designs of Osman Yousefzada. The collection was rich and dynamic, filled with prints inspired by Morocco’s ornamental tiles – the best way to accent the vivid line? Blahnik kept it simple with a major edge. Black velvet heels accented with tassels, rabbit fur booties with a shocking teal heel, and fuzzy cream and black pumps; at first glance, the shoes might seem standard, but they truly redefine trend setting.

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For Emilia Wickstead and Richard Nicoll, Manolo Blahnik recreated classics. Whether casting snake skin prints in satin for a slingback pump or reinventing the heeled oxford (metallic leather and velvet? We can’t swoon any harder, seriously!), Manolo Blahnik proves time and time again that classics are truly wardrobe workhorses.

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Because apparently Manolo Blahnik refuses sleep for more designer collaborations (the Karl Lagerfeld of footwear, he’s everywhere!), he also created footwear for Felder Felder, Maros Schwab, and Pringle of Scotland. Each shoe seemed to be more classic than the one before – from satin to lovely metallic leather, the sheer versatility of the pieces make them instant wardrobe staples.

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Christopher Bailey deserves a medal for his latest collection for the fashion powerhouse that is Burberry Prorsum. It was bohemian, yet graceful. It was wild at heart, yet still retained an air of sophistication. Patterns, art, and color – simply viewing the collection is like a trip to the nearest art museum. Imaginative and vivid, the shoes mirrored the gorgeous myriad of colors in the collection by acting as canvases for whimsical swirls of varying hues. The open toed bootie was accented with a wooden heel and platform, somehow making these shoes even dreamier.

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Mary Katrantzou’s line always sets our hearts aflutter, she’s one of the designers at the forefront of modernized romance. That said, not a single digital print seeped into her designs this time around, having been inspired by the world of the “professional.” Was she crazy? Has the world gone mad? And then you see the footwear and everything just…clicks. Color blocked and packing a punch, the square-toed shoes are hefted upon a thick heel – at times solid, other times as a sandal. If this is Mary’s take on professional, we’d love to see her take on weekend fun!

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There is something expensively gaudy about Tom Ford, a luxurious flamboyance that cemented his legacy at Gucci and an essence that still resonates within his latest collections. Channeling Studio 54 and the mid-sixties, the soles we saw were nearly cowboy inspired in that when you saw the stiletto boots tromping down the runway, the correct response was “wow, those are definitely boots.” Exotically skinned, baby blue, and sometimes velveteen, they were as excessive as we expect from Tom Ford. For a more discerning consumer, he also designed an ankle bootie embellished with TF in rhinestones, because “understated” simply is not in his vocabulary.

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With a theme like debauched debutantes, it’s only expected that Henry Holland turned out some truly outrageous apparel. Sequins, neon lame, and frilly frocks that would have Paris Hilton circa-2002 clicking her heels in joy. Speaking of the shoes, they kept with the near-cartoonish allure of the bombastic collection. Oversized pearls? Check. Velvet, velvet, and more velvet? Check. Giant pom poms? Check. Candy colored hues indicative of House of Holland? Check! The master of kitsch has struck again.

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Christopher Kane’s sumptuous, unpretentious collection was filled with creativity (those 3D effect dresses will haunt our dreams in the best way) and surprising bursts of color. As always, the accessories were pictures of perfection – the handbags detailed and edged in geek chic and the shoes? The shoes. Dynamic takes on the platform Mary Jane, amped up by ruffled leather, mule backings, and exotic snakeskin, make this classic design utterly modern.

Written by Shannon Weston

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Manolo Blahnik Pringle of Scotland Spring 2013

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Manolo didn’t have as many collaborations in London as he did in New York, I count 5 total including the flat sandals he designed for Richard Nicoll. I always look forward to the Antonio Berardi collaboration and this time we saw blue & tan leather strappy heels. 

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I wasn’t crazy about Louboutin’s designs at NYFW since many of them were styles seen from previous collections, however, London was another story! My favorite shoes are the heels seen on Mary Katrantzou’s runway. We did see one style, the Crazy Fur pump, which debuted in the Fall/Winter 2012 collection redesigned into lighter colors for Spring in Michael van der Ham’s collection.

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Nicholas Kirkwood
You never know what to expect from Kirkwood’s collaborations, the designs are always so different every season. For Spring 2013 he created a chunky t-strap platform for Erdem featuring metallic leather, python and floral print. The Peter Pilotto sandals have received a lot of attention and were named ‘Accessory of the Day’ on WWD. He mixed digital baroque-style prints with black & white woven leather, patent leather and completely beaded laces.

Kirkwood’s heels were also seen on the Jean Pierre-Braganza runway along with Alejandro Ingelmo.


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Matthew Williamson
To celebrate the brand’s 15 anniversary, Williamson debuted a signature footwear line in collaboration with shoe designer Joanne Stoker. These heels feature heavy embellishment and fun sculpted, wavy platforms. The shoe line is set to hit stores next summer.

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Charlotte Olympia
This season Charlotte Olympia designed the Serena sandal in many different colors & textures for the Temperley London Spring 2013 collection. We first saw this sandal in Olympia’s Spring 2012 Siren collection. You can find the Serena available in white satin from the Runaway Bride collection online at Charlotte Olympia.

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How cute! The printed floral printed silk reminds me of Tabitha Simmons’ designs. These sandals feature small flower studs, leather edges and a flower buckle.



My favorite pictures of Christian Louboutin designs I’ve found from Twitter so far from the Spring 2011 Fashion Shows:

Mark Fast Spring/Summer 2011 Louboutin Shoe
Christian Louboutin for Mark Fast Summer 2011
“Am rather taken by Mark Fast’s pale pink and natural snakeskin 70s platforms by Christian Louboutin for SS11” via fashedatlarge

Christian Louboutin for J Mendel Spring 2011
Christian Louboutin for J.Mendel Spring 2011
“Orange Christian Louboutin wedges at J Mendel show lots of toe cleavage.#nyfw VG” via themoment


Christian Louboutin for The Blonds Spring 2011
“I LOVE these ribboned Louboutin’s at The Blonds Spring 2011 #nyfw” via Fashion_Critic_

Christian Louboutin for Mary Katrantzou Spring 2011
Christian Louboutin for Mary Katrantzou Spring 2011
“Front row Mary Katrantzou :) amazing show” via ImanPasha

Chrisitan Louboutin for Todd Lynn Spring 2011
Christian Louboutin for Todd Lynn
“Heel heaven at Todd Lynn” via THELOVEMAGAZINE

I will be updating this list as the shows go on :