Oscar TiyeAntoinette sandals | 115mm/4.5″ heel | shop at Farfetch
We love the mix of materials used on this playful sandal from the Spring ’17 collection by Oscar Tiye. They feature a light denim pleated ruffle toe accent and cuff, black leather trim, adjustable ankle-strap, covered slim stiletto and signature magenta leather insole. Antoinette is also carried in disco silver glitter, half sizes are available.
There are more talented designers and high quality crafted shoes than ever before. Retailers are stocking as much as the can; exclusive designs, premiere collections, pre-orders….and as much as I love how accessible fashion has become, it’s also seems quite cluttered.
Since we started this blog (6 years ago!) we continue to enjoy curating and searching through the masses to bring you the best, the standouts.
Here we have it, our must-have shoes right now (good to bookmark too for the fast-approaching end-of-season sales!):
Jimmy ChooTrick strappy buckle sandals; available at FarFetch.
Gucci Mary Jane black patent leather and snakeskin bow embellished pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.
Gianvito RossiRegalia embroidered red satin strappy sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.
Aquazzura black suede Wild Thing fringed lace-up pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.
Gianvito Rossi red silk fringed satin ankle cuff sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.
Valentino ballerina-inspired nude leather booties; available at MyTheresa.
Alaia black suede lace-up eyelet-embellished ankle booties; available at Net-A-Porter.
Step aside Choupette & Grumpy Cat – there’s a new, yummier fashion footwear feline. Oscar Tiye’s Kitty sandal from the Spring/Summer 2016 collection fulfills our most nostalgic memory of Michelle Pfeiffer and her iconic role as Cat Woman. They feature glossy black patent leather, white stitching details throughout, long patent leather covered laces, cut-out cat mask front strap and signature magenta insole.
If Gotham City threw a party, where a candlelit room pulsed with the catchy, erotic beats of music and leather clad ladies are swaying their bodies to the sexy rhythm –that pretty much encapsulates the Spring/Summer collection of Oscar Tiye. Inspired by Egyptian Cat Goddess Bastet and Gotham City Sharqui dancers, the season’s elegantly shaped heels, fierce booties and alluring sandals adorned with an enchanting color palette, perfectly narrate the Italian label’s adventurous tale.
It’s a sensually-charged collection that screams “Girl Power!” Strong silhouettes with a subtle delicacy empower the footwear, making them luxe yet wearable –putting business women, fashion enthusiasts and nocturnal party-goers who are all ready to conquer the world under a sartorial trance. Come on, if you were to become a modern-day Cat Woman, wouldn’t you want to fight crime in a pair of fabulous heels?
Tap into your feline prowess with the Kitty series. Black patent leather heels are stitched with striking silver, while loafers and flats in curry suede are laced up to the ankles, like dressed up whiskers. These will make you feel so stylishly invincible, you might just think you have nine lives.
The Afef series on the other hand, mirrors the mesmerizing embellishments found in the Sharqui dancers’ elaborate stage costumes. Be fashionably entertained with suede medallions in charming desert rose, safari, sand, mangrove green and savannah hues covering up the booties.
Almost every superhero must learn to fly. Get your own pair of ultra-fab wings with the Malikah series. Ankle-strap heels dedicated to the beetle, tower on classic 7 cm stilettos and 9 cm block heels –quite some chic amulets to wear, don’t you think? Surely, you can bravely face (or more aptly, step into) the world with these shoes, especially when they come in statement-making metallic emerald nappa, or glittered in shimmering gold or silver.
And if feeling a bit feisty (Meow….), the Isar and Mirtha series might tickle your fancy. With sexy bustier lace straps and taping on the ankle, these bondage booties and heels will help you tap into your inner dominatrix and then proclaim, just as Beyoncé would sing it: “Who run the world? Girls!”
Malikah winged sandal in gold glitter and metallic leather; available at ShoeScribe & Forzieri
Malikah white leather winged ankle-strap sandal; available at Forzieri.
Malikah signature winged sandal in black suede with a 80mm heel; available at Forzieri.
Malikah colorblock winged sandal with block column heel; available at Forzieri.
Minnie mouse ear sandal in black silk satin & suede; available at FarFetch.
Minnie ankle-strap sandal with wide front strap in white leather, black suede, baby pink & orange leather or a colorblock combo with a block heel.
Minnie pump in tiffany blue matte python; available in red suede at FarFetch.
Isar corset-style lace up sandal in black suede, safari satin and tan suede.
Kitty mask sandal in black patent leather with white whipstitch trim, mirrored silver leather, white leather and several colorblock combos.
Aaliyah super strappy sandal in tan, black & safari suede.
Afef circle cutout leather ankle-strap sandals in glitter covered and metallic leather.
Afef tricolor circle cutout leather tie-back sandal bootie; available at The Queen.
Asra black suede slingback sandal with mesh panels; available at The Queen.
Maria leather mule sandal in nude suede and black leather embellished with large circle studs.
Mirtha ankle-wrap d’Orsay pointed-toe pump with high-rise back; available in silver leather at ShoeScribe.
Rim pointed-toe d’Orsay pump in black and safari suede.
Noor pointed-toe pump in black fishnet with mesh underlay, suede toe & lace-up heel embellished with crystals throughout.
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).
It’s not too late! Snag your favorite fall & winter shoes discounted now by 60-80% at ShoeScribe. Honestly, they have the largest selection and most sizes available. There are hundred of styles to choose from (including sneakers, boots, loafers, heels & much more) but check out our top 13 choices:
Gianvito Rossi PVC & leopard print ponyhair pump; now $370 at ShoeScribe
Sergio Rossi leather & suede peep-toe booties; now $420 at ShoeScribe
Stuart WeitzmanNudist sandals in pewter glitter leather; now $259 at ShoeScribe
Rene Caovilla high rise ankle-strap pumps with a rhinestone embellished cap-toe; now $554 at ShoeScribe
CasadeiBlade pointed-toe pump in forest green suede; now $375 at ShoeScribe
Stuart WeitzmanLegwrap sandals in platinum glitter fabric; now $214 at ShoeScribe
Olgana tuxedo inspired t-strap pumps in black & white silk satin; now $204 at ShoeScribe
Chelsea Paris lace-up sandals in silver glitter covered leather; now $119 at ShoeScribe
Giambattista Valli black silk satin sandals embellished with silver buckles & suede fringe trim; now $205 at ShoeScribe
Oscar Tiye ankle-strap Minnie pumps in lace poie; now $178 at ShoeScribe
Tamara Mellon strappy sandals embellished with gold studded butterflies; now $179 at ShoeScribe
Rupert Sanderson biker stiletto pumps in blue with padded black leather detailing; now $179 at ShoeScribe
Mary Katrantzou X Gianvito Rossi teal & blue jacquard pointed-toe pumps; now $140 at ShoeScribe
Oscar TiyeMalikah sandal | 110mm/ 4.3″ heel | available in metallic leather at LuisaViaRoma and in leopard print ponyskin at Shoescribe for $855.00
The Malikah sandal (meaning “Queen” in Arabic) continues to be a celebrity favorite each new season. This Fall we can find it in a shimmery metallic leather or leopard ponyskin. Malikah also features a padded leather toe strap, a thin adjustable ankle-strap with a gold-tone front buckle, signature scarab beetle wings and magenta leather insole. Half sizes are available.
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.
Nina Dobrev wore Oscar TiyeRawan pumps to the CraveOnline Presents: Crave Conquers The Con party held during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring yellow leather, magenta insole, pointed-toe and 110mm heel. Rawan is available at H. Lorenzo.
Outfit Details: Naeem Khan Spring 2014 sleeveless brush stroke printed fitted cocktail dress, multiple gold & silver finger rings and Jacob & Co. silver safety pin earrings.
Sarah Hyland wore Oscar TiyeZoe sandals to the 2014 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. They feature mirrored rose gold leather, sheer mesh panels, black leather details and 110mm heel. This is my favorite style from the Spring 2014 collection, especially the rose gold + baby blue leather combo. You can shop Oscar Tiye shoes at Passhion and The Queen.
She presented the award for ‘Top Rock Song’ wearing a bronze sequin and multi blue bead embroidered two-piece look by Emilio Pucci with a black grosgrain trim and statement gold zipper detail from the Spring 2014 collection. Sarah paired this with a Reversible V-Neck Racerback Cami by Express. This skirt suit feels a tad too stuffy, I wish she wore one of the pieces by itself…perhaps the mini skirt paired with a black chiffon top.
Sarah also accessorized with a Dionea Orcini Semiramis ring in rold gold, XIV Karats gold band and Tyler Alexandra Jamie clutch. With her hair styled in an edgier take on the classic chignon, we were able to catch a full glimpse of her stunning diamond cluster flower earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.
Zoe Saldana wore Oscar TiyeNiyaf sandals to the Whitney Art Party sponsored by Max Mara held at the Highline Stages in NYC. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring black leather, tonal stitched design and magenta leather insole and thin buckled ankle-strap. You can find Oscar Tiye shoes online at Passhion and The Queen.
She arrived wearing a beautiful Christmasy red strapless dress in textured silk by Max Mara with a layered bodice and full pleated swing skirt. With her styled in loose pretty barrel curls, Zoe finished her look with a sheer pink lip..
She also added a Tuleste enamel Channel bangle plus several gold bands including a small serpent ring.