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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.

Our favorites:

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Manolo Blahnik leopard printed BB pointed-toe pump; on sale at Neiman Marcus

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Christian Louboutin Senora t-strap sandal in light denim with Hawaiian-inspired printed heel; available at Neiman Marcus


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Tom Ford denim stiletto pump; available at Neiman Marcus and MyTheresa

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Gianvito Rossi Spring 2016 Lola frayed denim ankle-strap sandal; available at LuisaViaRoma

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Manolo Blahnik Hangisi denim pumps with signature crystal-encrusted square buckle; available at Barneys

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Pierre Hardy Charlotte denim wedge sandals; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Saint Laurent denim pointed-toe pump; available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus & Barneys

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Fendi Beyond Bird of Paradise denim & leather sandals; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Gianvito Rossi Linda denim pump; available at Barneys

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Paul Andrew Linda platform wedges; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Christian Louboutin denim Pigalle Follies pump; available at Barneys

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Laurence Dacade Deric Studded Denim Sandal; available at Neiman Marcus

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 Allure Ankle-Tie Pumps; available at Barneys

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Jmmy Choo Flora leather-trimmed denim sandal; available at Net-A-Porter

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

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Paul Andrew Westside sandal | 105mm/ 4″ heel | available at Shopbop, Net-A-Porter, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetch and Moda Operandi for $845.00

These new velvety, vibrant d’Orsay suede Pre-Fall 2015 sandals are a blend of storied Italian craftsmanship with contemporary edge. Westside features glamorous red suede, a unique sculptural profile, curved, tapered heel cap and slim, buckled ankle strap. The covered stiletto 105mm heel is tipped with polished metal. This sandal also has a cushioned insole for a more secure fit. Pair them with a chic dress for a perfect Autumn look. Half Sizes are available.

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Emma Stone wore Paul Andrew Kashi pumps to the premiere of ‘Irrational Man’ held at the Writers Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles, California. These heels are from the Pre-Spring 2016 collection featuring black satin with baby blue floral print designs, a thick buckled ankle-strap and chunky heel. You can shop current styles at Moda Operandi, Stylebop, The Outnet and Neiman Marcus.

Outfit Details: Giambattista Valli Resort 2016 white silk embroidered dress with a flare skirt, a Salvatore Ferragamo turquoise minaudière with gold metal accents plus Jennifer Fisher rings and Jennifer Meyer yellow gold & turquoise bar earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Emma.

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Michelle Dockery wore Paul Andrew Shakti pumps to the 2014 Audi Celebration of Emmys Week held at Cecconi’s Restaurant in LA. These heels are from the Pre-Spring 2014 collection featuring vibrant, poppy and peridot floral print with a 105mm green suede heel. You can shop current styles at Shopbop.

Outfit Details: Strapless emerald green Zac Posen satin dress, a statement red lip, mirrored gold box clutch plus several pieces of jewelry including EFFY Jewelry Rose Gold Diamond hoops, a Dana Rebecca Designs Stacking bangleSylvie Rose cuff and Melinda Maria Katrina pave  & Teeny Pod rings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Michelle.

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Ashley Benson wore Paul Andrew Plissé pumps to the 100th episode celebration of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ held at the W Hollywood Hotel. They’re from the Pre-Spring 2014 collection featuring black suede with a layered silk satin cap-toe, thin adjustable ankle-strap and 100mm heel. Plisse is available in ocean blue suede at Shopbop.

Outfit Details: Camilla and Marc sleeveless paneled wrap dress, a Zagliani Faye clutch and gold Henrietta starburst ear cuff earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Ashley.

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Paul Andrew Avellana strappy sandals | 115mm/4.5″ heel | shop at Shopbop for $795

After launching his luxury women’s shoe line last spring and I was happy to see Paul Andrew’s delightfully charming designs hit several of my favorite stockists (including Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and ShoeScribe). He has over fifteen years of experience with iconic fashion houses such as Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen and Narciso Rodriguez.

Paul Andrew was also named the 2013 ‘Launch of the Year’ by Fairchild Publications and in a recent interview with Footwear News, Donna Karan spoke of him saying, “He focuses on every detail, so it’s all about the toe, the heel, the fabric. He has a great vision and brings his own creative perspective to every design.”

These striking Avellana sandals are one of my favorite designs from the latest Spring 2014 collection. They feature fuchsia pink grosgrain silk layered with metallic gold leather, asymmetric cross straps, thin 0.5″ platform and circle leather covered buckle. Half sizes are available.

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If you find the fashion weeks-slash-month completely exhausting, have no fear! We have compiled the must know, must-have shoe sightings from the Fall 2014 runways so you don’t have to! First stop? New York City.

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If New York Fashion Week had a line that epitomized romance and luxury, without a doubt it would be Marchesa. Since 2004, Georgina and Keren Craig have been designing and creating some of the most beautiful red carpet looks this side of Valentino. The sumptuous tulle and whimsical lace of Marchesa’s gowns were only complemented by the shoes, designed by none other than Christian Louboutin. From devilishly colored multi-buckle suede ankle booties to dazzling copper hued lacy pumps, as the show progressed the soles only became more enviable. The combination of calf hair and embroidery can only be classified as daring! It’s hard for us to pick a favorite, but we lovedthe concave wedge that – at first glance – made the models look like ballerinas standing en pointe.

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At first glance, Ruthie Davis for Duckie Brown sounds like a very peculiar combination. After all, Ruthie Davis has made her name by confronting conventions head on and changing them – her shoes drip with not only femininity, but sassiness. Her brand is all about modernity and romance without fussiness. And Duckie Brown? Duckie Brown is a brand dedicated to dressing men in dapper duds, this season marking the brand’s first foray into womanswear. The result was extraordinarily complementary; Duckie Brown’s menswear aesthetic fit beautifully with the clean, color blocked lines of Ruthie Davis’ playful jewel tone pumps. We can only hope this is the start of a long-standing collaboration.

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We are huge fans of Gio Diev’s sensual yet futuristic approach to shoes (hello! We’re still obsessing over his Spring 2014 collection!), so when we heard that he was going to be designing the shoes for Sally LaPointe’s Fall 2014 collection we could hardly contain our excitement. The ankle booties are one of the highlights of the collection, crafted out of supple leather, luxurious snakeskin, exotic stingray, and – just because everyone needs a bit of edge to their wardrobe – phenomenal calf hair. They’re practical, yet elegant. Perfect for adding sophistication to any autumnal look.

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There was something decidedly heady about Veronica Beard’s line this season – it could be the way the boho dresses dripped with California cool or the way the jacquard printed matching separates took you back to the best of 70s fashion. A fabulously fashionable collection topped off with sky-high Moiki heels by Rupert Sanderson, who always knows how to make a woman’s choice in footwear the talk of the party. The strappy heels appeared in three variations: not-s-classic black, space-age silver, and color blocked with pink, mustard yellow, and black.

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If we could sum up the Fall 2014 collection by Altuzarra, we’d have to put it somewhere between simplicity, luxury, and wardrobe staple. It isn’t surprising that the shoes from Altuzarra’s collection match that “wear me everywhere” vibe, because timelessness with a kick is what Gianvito Rossi specializes in. We love the take on a loafer-pump as well as the boots with cut-out accents. The natural color palette (greys, browns, and blacks) provides maximum accessibility and versatility – we can picture the ankle booties in the office as well as a dinner date with the girls.

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Cesare Casadei and Prabal Gurung have been collaborating since the Spring 2013 season – it’s no mystery why they’ve kept the relationship strong: the shoes are consistently divine. This time around, Casadei created gorgeously bejeweled pumps exclusive for Prabal Gurung that perfectly blend Gurung’s tactile and experimental aesthetic with the feminine flair indicative of their brand. The shoes are one part costume jewelry, two parts menswear brogue, and all fierce. Coming in an array of colors, we can picture these statement heels taking the place of baubles any day.

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Okay, we have a confession: we can predict the future. We can’t divulge all of the juicy details, but we are willing to tell you one thing – our bank accounts are going to be hurting and our wardrobes will be screaming in joy. Why? Because Sophia Webster’s latest collaboration with J.Crew for their Fall 2014 collection is utter perfection. Beautiful prints, color blocking, strappy pumps, and glittery heels are the star components of the collection. We’re not surprised that J.Crew’s prep-meets-edge aesthetic pairs so beautifully with Sophia Webster’s color, prints, and pizazz style, we just hope that the two fashion powerhouses continue to collaborate for years to come.

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Without a doubt, one of the most luxurious and supple collections of New York Fashion Week was brought to us by Jason Wu. Crushed velvet, fur, marled wool, and sequins so subtle that they catch the light like diamonds were only parts of the ingenious line. Jason Wu’s sumptuous collection was topped off with a beautiful t-strap pump, done in a few variations. The classic, wear-me-everywhere heel came in oxblood, mirrored silver, and a patent black (sometimes color blocked all in one style!). We also love the oxford ankle bootie that made an appearance – one part pilgrim, three parts runway heartstopper, it was a show stealer.

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Rodarte’s homage to the seventies, complete with Star Wars iconography and drawstring high-waist pants, is polarizing in its unabashed use of glitter and lurex. The kitschy, thrifty vibe was found from the top of the sparkly berets and down to the tips of the models’ feet. Modest buckles and sequined socks abound, the Mulleavy sister’s footwear is as unique as they are. If you’re not into their idiosyncratic reinterpretation of the flatform, they also have a collection of pumps that range from work-ready snakeskin beige to club-ready bejeweled turquoise.

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Narciso Rodriguez’ collection was a perfect meld of casual and sophisticated. The looks are slouchy without being sloppy and the overall feel is one of effortless minimalism. Even the footwear appears modest at first glance. However, the initial thought of simplicity is erased upon further inspection; though streamline and modern, the shoes are definitely a step above the rest. Dramatic takes on a d’orsay heel – the thick strap along the ankle is both fabulous and practical – and color blocked booties with supple leather and snake skin have us going back for another look.

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Oscar de la Renta certainly knows his audience, creating stellar red carpet ready gowns and suit separates designed to become classics season, but this season left us feeling a bit cold. Luckily, where this season’s wigs were arguably horrible and many of the looks bored on the unfortunate side of matronly, the accessories were full of the spark and verve we’ve come to expect from Oscar de la Renta’s lux designs. Exotic and ornately patterned laser cut leather? Check. Embellished heeled sandals? Check. Feather and bead embroidered platforms? Check, check, check. They’re so classy and so chic, you’ll by opera tickets just to show them off.

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Alexander Wang’s utilitarian collection met head on with state-of-the-art techniques (color changing leather? Be still our fluttering hearts); the outdoorsy sentiments were irrevocably high fashion, making it another iconic collection from the flourishing designer. His shoes received the same amazing treatment. The exaggerated height of the over-the-knee boot – done in a gorgeous combination of mid-tone brown and black with a shock of pure white – have a practical vibe that make them beg to be worn during your city’s next Snowmageddeon. Wang also created a peculiar take on the mule, with a thick heel and a very overstated vamp. They might not be for everyone, but man are they cool.

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Leave it to Monique Lhuillier to create a show that practically drips with femininity, from the floral embellishments down to the lacy ankle and knee-high boots. We love how, when other designers seem bent on modernizing and streamlining their collections, she remains unafraid to revel in the frivolity. Candy pink sandals embellished with lace? Well, yes, if you insist! Also worth mentioning? The dramatically shaped d’orsay pump, constructed partially out of PVC to hold its theatrical silhouette.

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Diane von Fürstenberg’s collection was classy with an edge, filled with pieces that would seamlessly go from day-to-night without so much as a jacket change. However, our favorite part of the collection wasn’t the eclectic prints or sensible totes, but the crazy amazing selection of pumps and wedges. Dramatic suede heeled sandals were accented with gold leather piping, mesh was embellished with darling suede hearts that scream “don’t just wear me on Valentine’s Day, wear me everywhere!” and modern looking wedges that were completed by a stellar mirrored gold heel. Black, gold, and red is a timeless combination – Diane von Fürstenberg just gave it a kick of sass.

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The sensible schoolgirl aesthetic of Marissa Webb’s collection was given a much needed dose of attitude via kickass footwear. High stilettos with snaking laces that would make Roberto Cavalli proud and gorgeous blocky ankle booties might seem dour in color, but are jam packed with attitude. Suddenly, tweed doesn’t seem so prim and proper!

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Jerome C Rousseau’s work with Lela Rose this season marks his very first – we know, it’s hard to believe that he’s not on every NYC designer’s speed dial! – runway collaboration and to soaring success. The eclectic vibe of Rousseau’s shoes perfectly matched the quirky edge that Lela Rose used in her collection (think: feathers, gem embellishments, sequins, and ombre hues). Though we love the metallic ombre glitter booties and his tell-tale thorny heel, our favorite shoe from this collaboration is the mesh peep-toe bootie. Swoon!

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Katya Leonovich’s Fall 2014 collection was all about futuristic, science fiction designs with a very seductive kick. Metallic, semi-sheer dresses and oblong silhouettes were complimented by sleek soles from Tania Spinelli. We love the amazing selection of boots she provided, thigh-high to ankle, lush suede to shiny gunmetal – we almost paid more attention to them than the line of clothes (woops!). But, we’re not surprised that we love the shoe selection; when Tania Spinelli is doing the designing, you know the product will be amazing.

Written by Shannon Weston


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Lupita Nyong’o wore Paul Andrew Shakti pumps to the 86th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring ultraviolet velvet and tapered 115mm heel.

Shakti is available in black lizard printed velvet at MyWardrobe, floral printed silk satin at Neiman MarcusSaks Fifth Avenue & ShoeScribe or marigold printed satin at Shopbop.

She also wore a Christian Dior pink lavender silk sleeveless dress with a knee-length skirt and dusty orange floral print from the Spring 2014 collection.

Lupita added more purple-hued accessories including a crystal covered Jellybean minaudière by Judith Leiber, Sandy Leong spectrum-cut amethyst ring and Mise en Dior earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lupita.


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Lupita Nyong’o wore Paul Andrew Zenadia pumps to Entertainment Weekly’s celebration honoring this year’s SAG Awards nominees held at the Chateau Marmont. This signature style features metallic bronze leather, scalloped front and 100mm heel.

Zenadia is available (on sale!) in purple suede, black leather and yellow leather at Neiman Marcus, striped satin at Shopbop, multicolor floral print at ShoeScribe or leopard print/pink polka dot on discount at Yoox.

Proving that she can rock a complete range of styles from a minimalistic Calvin Klein dress to a romantic Lanvin number, Lupita looked fabulous wearing this completely beaded high neck vintage Valentina sleeveless dress (via New York Vintage). Here’s a closer look at the beautiful turquoise, orange and gold embellished floral appliqué.

She put the finishing touches on the look with antique jewelry by Platt including a pavé diamond Cartier ring and Edwardian era diamond drop earrings. Lupita also carried a pale gold Amanda Pearl micro-sparkle Octo Bardot clutch.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lupita.