This season’s ‘Day Dreamer’ Spring/Summer 2016 collection did not disappoint. We love this sexy staple “Guni” white pump amped up in signature M. Louboutin style – featuring a heel counter completely embellished with tonal leather covered spikes.
It stands out even more with the beautiful fishnet-effect lattice crochet overlaid on top of transparent nude mesh with glossy white patent leather detailing. It’s also stocked in brown marron glace at Neiman Marcus or black at Saks Fifth Avenue. Half sizes are available.
We love all of the fun n’ flirty designs from Rupert Sanderson’s latest Spring ’16 collection but especially these anime-inspired Waverly Mary Jane heels. They feature sheer nude mesh paneling embroidered with whimsical two-tone blue swirly designs, contrasting black trim, arctic blue leather covered stiletto heel, mirrored silver leather toe and thin black leather halter strap. It’s stocked only in whole sizes.
Lea Michele wore Casadei sandals to the “Scream Queens” panel held during the 2016 PaleyFest Los Angeles. These heels feature mesh trimmed in black leather, an adjustable double-buckled ankle strap and 120mm heel. You can shop current styles online at Shoescribe, Farfetch and Casadei.
Demi Lovato wore Giuseppe ZanottiAnna pumps to the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year event in LA honoring Lionel Richie. They’re from the Fall 2015 collection featuring black suede, side mesh cut-outs, curvy lines and covered 100mm stiletto heel. Anna is available at Barneys, Farfetch and Giuseppe Zanotti.
Outfit Details: Lorena Sarbu Fall 2015 fully embroidered dress with a corset bodice and bell skirt, Loree Rodkin white gold & black rhodium cigar band and dangle earrings.
With a campaign that showcases models contorting their bodies into rather, unusual poses while brandishing fine footwear that are just as extraordinary, you can certainly expect an unforgettably fun and playful collection. Bionda Castana, known for quirky and uniquely-adorned shoe designs stamped with an homage to Italian craftsmanship, has put forth a stunning Spring/Summer collection that lives up to the label’s panache for modern edge with a hefty dose of London cool. From fringed booties, to crystal-embellished flats and ultra-feminine pumps, there’s a pair to match every style and mood.
Take a closer look at some of the collection stand-outs:
The Gia ivory polka dot lace pump is a ladylike shoe that certainly makes a statement, especially when paired with bold and bright prints. It comes with a sexy stiletto heel taking you from day to night, perhaps shopping with the girls then straight to a romantic party for two? This elegant and contemporary beauty will even make the perfect bridal shoe!
Dorothy would probably trade her ruby shoes for these. The Edwina raspberry square print embellished flat is the ultimate ballerina shoe for the fun, free-spirited woman. It features a raspberry checker print accented with crystal detailing, and the pointed toe gives the shoe a powerful and edgy silhouette that will effortlessly punctuate a dress, jeans or a blouse and pants combo.
Wearing comfy flats will never be the same again once you try the Aian tassel flat in pretty cornflower blue suede. According to the label, these shoes become richer with age. Handcrafted in Italy, it has that irresistible old world charm, but updated with a super chic, cornflower blue color and flirty tassels. They’re the perfect pair to do some catchy color-blocking with your shorts, mini dresses and other warm-weather ensembles.
These gorgeous boots were definitely made for walking –or running, strolling, frolicking, dancing –any excuse to slip these on. The Sahar tobacco calf suede fringed bootie creates the perfect balance between sophisticated and fun. The neutral shade makes it a classic and timeless shoe, but its modern, playful fringe will definitely add more swing to your step.
Lana d’Orsay pump in fuchsia leather with sheer mesh geometric panels; available in teal blue suede at FarFetch and a variety of styles at Bionda Castana
Bay pointed-toe pump in soft blue suede with sheer mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana or teal blue suede at FarFetch
Dekota pump with corset laces in mirrored silver leather and peach leather; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana
About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more).
Charlotte Dellal has given us several elegantly crafted & exquisite Fall 2015 designs inspired by Old Hollywood charisma. Between The Lines sandal is a touch of modern art with a hint of geometric design. It is complemented with discreet sand mesh inserts, giving a floating illusion. Also featuring a open-toe, ankle strap with side buckle fastening and high stiletto heel. Pair these glamorous heels with cocktail dresses or skirts.
Vanessa Hudgens wore Kurt GeigerSharkie pumps to the 2015 Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. These heels feature a nude mesh paneling with suede cap-toe and counter heel plus a 110 mm stiletto heel. Sharkie is available in black suede at 6pm and in several styles at Kurt Geiger.
Charlize Theron wore Casadei sandals to CinemaCon in Las Vegas to promote her new film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. These heels feature mesh trimmed in black leather, adjustable double-buckled ankle strap and 120mm heel. They’re available at Farfetch and Casadei.
Outfit Details: Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2015 black wrap-front shirt dress, a soft nude glossy lip and several pieces of jewelry including EF Collection diamond Jumbo Dagger necklace, a Rachel Katz Jewelry Cage ring and half Cage ring.
Zoe Saldana wore Jimmy ChooKendo sandals to ‘The Book of Life’ premiere held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live. These heels are from the Spring 2014 collection featuring nude mesh panels with suede trimmed cut-outs, adjustable buckled ankle strap and stiletto heel. You can shop the latest collection at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Jimmy Choo.
Outfit Details: Altuzarra Spring 2015 sleeveless printed pleated dress, a M2Malletier clutch and Irene Neuwirth Jewelry sapphire earrings.
Lizzy Caplan wore Bionda CastanaLana pumps to the 2014 Variety Power of Women event held at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in LA. These Fall 2014 heels feature nude leather, white mesh panels, front ankle-tie and 120mm heel. We’ve recently seen them on Naomie Harris. Lana is available in black suede & polka dot satin at Avenue 32 plus many other styles at Bionda Castana.
Outfit Details: Elie Saab Resort 2015 mint blue and lace paneled collard dress accessorized with a Emm Kuo Nam Hai mother of pearl minaudière clutch and glossy pink lip.