Beyoncé attended the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon wearing a merlot knotted draped dress by Haute Hippie with a thigh-high side slit. She paired it with Gucci horsebit-embellished Claudie ankle-strap sandals in brown leather. These chunky 70s’-inspired platforms don’t do anything for her outfit…and they feel out of place.
Oscar TiyeZoe cage sandals Since it’s December and the event was held in NY, I’m not crazy about an open-toe shoe however this unique tassel-embellished sandal in the warm rose gold is a playful option. P.S. – I have these shoes baby blue, j’adore!!!
Daniele MichettiSveva slingback pumps This spicy yellow snakeskin is a perfect complement for her burgundy dress. They also feature a low-cut heel counter and black woven leather trim.
Bionda CastanaDekota pump I love these femme fatale inspired shoes with sexy corset-style laces, geometric leather paneling and sheer mesh sides. Check out how they look on the foot.
Gianvito RossiCarey strappy pumps I can’t get enough of these beautiful Fall ’14 shoes in natural python with three thin buckled front straps.
Nicholas Kirkwoodcolorful pointed-toe pumps Beyoncé’s previously worn many shoes by Kirkwood and these pointed-toe heels are my wildcard choice featuring multi-color Mexican-inspired needlepoint embroidery. I like this shade of pink & aqua paired with her dress.
Elizabeth Banks wore Nicholas KirkwoodSavara sandals to the 2014 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. These heels are from the Fall 2014 collection featuring glossy red patent leather, clear PVC sides, adjustable ankle-strap and sculpted 105mm heel. Savara is available at Nicholas Kirkwood plus you can shop more styles at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
Outfit Details: Peter Pilotto Spring 2015 dress with a deep plunging v-neck, pleated panels at the skirt with a sheer asymmetric underlay and paisley embellishments, a Reece Hudson clutch, Casa Reale ring and Melissa Kaye Jewelry Large Ellie earrings.
Jessica Chastain wore Nicholas KirkwoodSerafin sandals to the premiere of ‘A Most Violent Year’ held during the opening night gala of the 2014 AFI Fest in Hollywood. They’re from the Spring 2015 collection featuring nude crystal swirly cross over straps, a clear PVC insert, adjustable buckled ankle-strap and stiletto heel. You can shop the latest styles at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
Outfit Details: Roksanda Resort 2015 Lovell navy metallic jacquard dress with a flare skirt and plunging neckline, a metallic purple manicure and Jennifer Meyer diamond Bar earrings.
Jessica Chastain wore Nicholas KirkwoodSerafin sandals to the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 2014 Governors Awards held at The Ray Dolby Ballroom. They’re from the Spring 2015 collection featuring nude crystal swirly cross over straps, a clear PVC insert, adjustable buckled ankle-strap and stiletto heel. You can shop the latest styles at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
Outfit Details: A Nina Ricci Spring 2015 gown featuring textured satin halter and over-the-shoulder straps, a plunge v-neck with sheer lace at the bust and an asymmetric multi-tired skirt, a Ivy ring plus Le Vian earrings.
Lucy Liu wore Nicholas Kirkwood sandals to the 2014 Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. They’re from the Resort 2014 collection featuring a two-tone silk satin, thick ankle-strap and Swarovski crystal studded sphere attached to the heel breast. This style is available in mirrored silver leather at Forward by Elyse Walker & Ssense, colorful woven raffia at Saks Fifth Avenue & Ssense or black leather at Matches.
She joined Leighton Meester on the red carpet wearing a Vivienne Westwood Grand Tux strapless gown in black silk taffeta with a contrasting folded v-cut ivory panel at the bust and voluminous high-low skirt.
Lucy carried a Judith Leiber Drips crystal covered minaudière and also accessorized with a diamond necklace, stud earrings & rings by Lorraine Schwartz.
This week Marion Cotillard attended the premiere of her latest film, ‘Two Days, One Night’ during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. As a veteran ambassador of Dior, she wore the brand head-to-toe including an off-white pleated silk sleeveless dress with a high-low hem from the Spring 2014 Couture collection.
These fresh-off-the-runway Resort 2015 wrap booties might have worked for a photo call but they’re much too heavy for this ultra-glamorous red carpet premiere. I wish she had taken a shoe cue from Jessica Chastain and Rosario Dawson by selecting a memorable statement pump.
Shoes She Should Have Worn:
Stuart WeitzmanNudist ankle-strap sandal in lapis foil nappa There’s a reason these are already the most celebrity-loved red carpet shoe of 2014, they’re the perfect strappy sandal and available in over a dozen styles.
Christian Dior Haute Couture silver buckle and cube chainmail heels rimmed with tiny roses Marion wore these ‘modern pilgrim’ pumps to the recent Met Gala but I feel they deserve the spotlight once again. They’re exquisite and the most obvious choice as they were presented with her dress on the runway.
GiannicoPicasso pink & yellow patent leather, black satin and mirrored blue pump from the Fall 2014 collection This is the wild card and my favorite choice for Marion. It’s easier to imagine them from this angle. I hope we see more of this burgeoning brand’s eclectic and elegant shoes on the red carpet soon.
These beautiful t-strap pumps are from the Nicholas Kirkwood + Roksanda Ilincic collaboration seen on the Spring 2014 runway presented during London Fashion Week. They feature black suede, soft square tapered toe, black patent leather thick curved-shaped heel, tonal matte PVC straps accented with a small bow, snap button ankle-strap and nude leather insole. Half sizes are available.
Nicholas Kirkwood is a shooting star in the high fashion footwear world and soaring ever higher – if you’re not familiar with his eponymous brand, chances are you know and lust after his footwear designs for Peter Pilotto, Roksanda Ilincic, Erdem, Fendi, Rodarte, and Pollini. Unsurprisingly, the brand has jumped up on the “Must Have, Must Love” list after LVMH purchased a majority stake in the company last year, reflected in the skyrocketing sales and sudden attention from acclaimed stylists. His fabulous shoes appear on the red carpet regularly, donned by Hollywood starlets and certified celebrities alike; from Kiernan Shipka to Cate Blanchett, from Lupita Nyong’o to Saoirse Ronan, it wouldn’t be a star studded sartorial affair without a pair of Kirkwood’s not-quite-classic heels making an appearance.
A majority of the shoes are designed in a stunning leather filigree of ornate laser cut leather that really adds a punch of glamour and edge to the collection. Stating that he was inspired by the luxurious history of Morocco, those laser cut designs channel hand-painted tiles and motifs. Secondarily, Kirkwood took inspiration from one of the hottest trends in high fashion right now: sportswear. When talking to Nordstrom about the strong influence of Technicolor fabric and lace-up straps he stated, “there’s a sporty ’70s vibe that features high-tech low soles.”
The collection also plays with texture such as woven silk in neon green, brightly dyed raffia, and elaborate jacquards contrasted against metallic snakeskin. Heels vary in shape from streamline to sleek, chunky to jagged – some of the heels even include signature hidden details, like a pearl nesting under the heel or a unique triangle silhouette. If that’s the way Nicholas Kirkwood views the spring and summer season, we definitely can’t complain! It’s a festive collection that makes a statement in every sole.
If you want a Kirkwood pump that is safe to wear in an office setting – because life is sadly not all soirées and chic brunches – he’s got you covered! His trademark metallic pinheel pump makes an appearance in luscious colors such as emerald, bronze, and blazing red; those dynamic colors will provide versatility year ‘round, whether paired with a summer dress or woolen slacks. We can’t deny the appeal of a perfect heel that can take you from day-to-night with ease.
For years Nicholas Kirkwood has been building an impressive repertoire of fashion awards, we’re absolutely stoked that he’s gaining the popularity and recognition that he deserves. We can’t wait to see where he takes his flourishing label next!
Fiery red patent leather sandal with clear PVC side straps; available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Kiernan Shipka wore Nicholas Kirkwood pumps to the 2014 Costume Designers Guild Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. These shoes are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring sheer black floral lace, piped black leather trim and sculpted gold-tone pin heel. They’re available at Forward by Else Walker, Nordstrom and MyTheresa.
Kiernan + the young Madrid-based Delpozo label are a match made in heaven. She wore a sleeveless multicolor silk blend floral party dress from the Spring 2014 collection with a gingham printed sheer organza overlay, tiered skirt and black appliqué embellished along the wide straps.