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We’re currently receiving some form of disciplinary action. It involves complete submission to a squad of ready-for-fashion-battle shoes –and you’ll be answering the call of duty soon too, once you get your eyes on them. Together, let’s salute the Gianvito Rossi Fall/Winter 2016 collection –our new shoe heroes.

Rossi’s latest line of footwear is an homage to French and British military uniforms (along with its signature Italian craftsmanship, of course). Adorned with rich hues and regal embellishments, ankle boots and sandals are strikingly commanding –but with a feminine flair that screams elegance –perfect for the lady bosses and the style savants who are ready to conquer the world this fall.


August regal velvet ankle-cuff sandal; available at Barneys and Neiman Marcus.

The collection is sharp and striking –reminiscent of the richly decorated uniforms of the Navy. The Augusta is a velvet gem. Blue, gold and garnet embroideries decorate the sexy stiletto sandal, while the midnight blue Miral bootie brims with fit-for-royalty details such as shiny gold buttons and satin red piping.


Miral velvet peep-toe with contrast trim; available at Barneys, MyTheresa and FarFetch.

The sensual shape of the slip-on loafer might just make you give your classic black pumps a long break. The Moret features a high vamp d’Orsay with naked sides, and a thin 105 mm stiletto heel. Your new power shoe, perhaps?


Moret d’Orsay velvet pump with high-rise front; available at MyTheresa and Lane Crawford.

The Vendome Bootie boasts of a cage design that captures the frogging detail of military jackets. It consists of embroidered loops of black suede with gold stitching, creating a fierce yet ultra-feminine finish.


Vendome lattice cage sandal in black suede and gold embroidery; available at Barneys and Montaigne Market.

Mink and lamb shearlings also add a fun and flirty touch to the collection. The Moritz is an eye-popping emerald suede bootie with a fur-covered front and a lace-up detail to the ankle –a gorgeous accent no doubt, to an LBD or a white tee and jeans combo.


Moritz suede & fur boot with wrap-around laces; available at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and MyTheresa.

Gianvito Rossi’s Fall ’16 collection is an army of bold and powerful footwear that celebrate femininity and relaxed elegance. The only war we now have to fight is: How can we get our hands on ALL these shoes, stat?!

Shop Gianvito Rossi’s latest collection at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Mytheresa and Gianvito Rossi.

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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). 


Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps | 120mm/4.8″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus & Nordstrom

Just as the new Pre-Fall 2016 collection begins to debut on the red carpet, several styles are now also available for online pre-order. We’re captivated by these bewitchingly ‘So Kate’ pumps which feel even a little villainish, no? They feature a beautiful emerald green marbled patent leather throughout with the signature sleek pointed-toe and thin stiletto heel.

Half sizes are available and you can find more fabulous styles from this collection at Christian Louboutin.



Rupert Sanderson Waverly pumps | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Zappos Couture

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.



Rupert Sanderson turquoise leather pumps | 110mm or 100mm heel | shop online at Bloomingdale’s and Rupert Sanderson

This refreshing hue is perfect for the quickly approaching warmer tropical season and my favorite color. Sanderson debuts a new pebble-effect leather technique which we think closely resembles shagreen. These classic pumps feature angel blue cracked leather, sleek almond-toe shaped toe and gold-tone covered heel breast. Half sizes are available.


You can also find several of his classic styles are available in this inviting teal shade:


Rococo mid heel Mary-Jane peep-toe sandals in turquoise cracked leather and 80mm heel; available at Rupert Sanderson


Nada mid heel pointed-toe pumps in pebble-effect cracked calf leather with a 80mm heel; available at Rupert Sanderson


Pinka pointed-toe pumps in pretty turquoise angel blue with a 100mm heel; available at Bloomingdale’s


Nicholas-Kirkwood-Logo-2016Known for shoes with sculptural forms and Italian sensibility, Nicholas Kirkwood launches an even more spectacular Spring/Summer collection this year. Aside from being equal parts practical and adventurous, the collection celebrates the 10th anniversary of the cult designer’s eponymous brand. More reason to snag a new pair of shoes, right?

Nicholas Kirkwood expertly pushes the boundaries of shoe design with its artistic craftsmanship along with its no holds barred approach to experimenting with cuts, silhouettes, colors and prints. No matter how edgy Nicholas-Kirkwood-Spring-2016-shoesand whimsical, there is that inherent elegance and sophistication that continue to mature with every collection. This season we see more revamped signature styles that play with unique lines, forms and contours, as well as more refined shapes from narrowed block heels to a dipped heel that give the shoes a voluptuous finish, reminiscent of the curvy pumps in the 50’s.

Although there are a lot of blacks and other neutrals, the collection features a kaleidoscope of super fun colors that will surely brighten up your ensembles. An energetic palette of cobalt blue, orange, fuchsia and turquoise decorate the collection, while suede, patent leather, python, mesh and laser cut details add contrast and texture to the fancy footwear.

Nicholas-Kirkwood-colorblock-suede-pearl-sandalFor color, comfort and an extra lift, the Maya pearl platform sandal fits the bill. The catchy color contrast along with the wedge heel and concealed pearl create a fun and fabulous shoe design you can wear from day to night.

Another one of our favorites is the wave Ava sandal which emphasizes Kirkwood’s use of negative space, with a silhouette that highlights both the visible and the invisible. The graphic form of the shoe, plus its sneaker lace up detail, make it perfect for any woman who knows how to have fun with fashion.

Shop the collection at: Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, and Nicholas Kirkwood.


Briona almond-toe pump in the signature chevron print and cap-toe; available in black suede at Barneys


Leda suede tie-back pumps in raspberry suede; available at Saks Fifth Avenue or with a 90mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker & Barneys


Stella embossed cutout suede and mesh sandals; available at Net-A-Porter


Maya pearl-embellished platform sandal; available at Matches & Nicholas Kirkwood or in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue, MatchesForward by Elyse Walker & Barneys


Stella cutout leather & suede mule sandal; available at Saks Fifth Avenue & Moda Operandi or in turquoise at Lane Crawford


Prism cross-strap sandal in black suede with the signature gold-tone sculpted inset heel; available with a 90mm heel at Nordstrom


Nara lace-up leather strappy sandal’ available in black leather with a 90mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker


Ava suede trimmed wave mesh sandal booties; available online at FarFetch


Briona almond-toe pump in the signature black & white chevron print; available at Net-A-Porter


Maya pearl-embellished platform sandal; available in blue woven raffia at Forward by Elyse Walker or pink woven raffia at Moda Operandi


Maya platform sandal with signature pearl accent in gold glitter fabric; available at Nicholas Kirkwood or in silver leather at Saks Fifth Avenue & Matches


Maya pearl platform sandal in black silk and natural cork; available at Forward by Elyse WalkerBarneys & Matches or in beige suede at Nicholas Kirkwood


Signature arch ankle-tie sandal in black suede and piped metallic gold leather trim


Arch statement sandal in natural python with black leather trim and suede laces



Laser-cut leather platform sandals in black & white leather with gold-tone covered leather detailing


Lattice tie-back sandal in printed leather and black suede with a patent leather covered heel


Outliner ankle-strap geometric paneled pump in fuchsia-pink suede and mint-green patent-leather; available at Matches


Outliner ankle-strap geometric paneled pump in gold lurex leather with white patent leather trim; available at Matches


Outliner ankle-strap pump in royal blue with turquoise-blue suede and pink patent-leather geometric panels; available at Matches


Outliner ankle-strap sandal in coral, fuschia and mint green; available at Saks Fifth Avenue


Outliner ankle-strap sandal in metallic lurex leather; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nicholas Kirkwood


Outliner lace-up sandals in coral suede with geometric detailing in fuschia pink suede and mint green patent leather


Outliner sandal in royal blue suede with turquoise-blue suede and pink patent-leather geometric panels; available at Saks Fifth Avenue


Glossy patent leather tie-back sandal with mesh detailing and pin thin stiletto heel


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). 


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.

Bionda-Castana-LogoTake 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.

Shop this collection at: FarFetch, Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbop, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana.


Bay checker print pump in mustard yellow silk with side mesh paneling; available at Bionda Castana


Zoe platform sandals in mirroed silver leather with laser-cut detailing


Bay heel in cobalt suede with side mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana or teal blue suede at FarFetch


Lama multi-color stripe mid-heel pumps with side mesh panels; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

Bay heel in cobalt suede with side mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana plus teal blue or purple suede at FarFetch

Bay checker print pump in mustard yellow silk with side mesh paneling; available at Bionda Castana


Hazel lace-up sandal in nude leather; available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker and Bionda Castana


Viola strappy sandals in lilac suede with wrap-around laces; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana


Bianca crystal embellished mule in black suede; available at Shopbop, FarFetch, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana


Mimi pointed-toe fringe boot in lilac suede; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana


Hazel lace-up sandal in tobacco with laser cut detailing throughout; available at FarFetch, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana

Edwina crystal embellished pointed-toe flat; available in multi-stripe or black suede at FarFetch and raspberry check print at Bionda Castana


Lama raspberry check print pump with block heel and side mesh panels; available at Bionda Castana or in multi-color stripe at FarFetch


Viola strappy sandal with corset style lace-up front in mirrored silver leather; available at Shopbop, FarFetch and Bionda Castana

Gia pointred-toe pump in ivory leather and matching polka dot lace; available at Bionda Castana


Bay pointed-toe pump in soft fuschia leather with sheer mesh sides; available at Bionda Castana


Giulietta pointed-toe pump in nude leather with pearl studs; available at Selfridges or in black leather at Bionda Castana

Hazel lace-up sandal in nude leather; available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker and Bionda Castana


Mimi boot in hot red suede with long ankle-tie laces and fringe trim; available in black & lilac at FarFetch or sand at Shopbop

Gia pump in ivory leather and matching polka dot lace; available at Bionda Castana

Lama multi-color stripe mid-heel pumps with side mesh panels; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana


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). 

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:


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


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


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


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


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


Pierre Hardy Charlotte denim wedge sandals; available at Bergdorf Goodman


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


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


Gianvito Rossi Linda denim pump; available at Barneys


Paul Andrew Linda platform wedges; available at Bergdorf Goodman


Christian Louboutin denim Pigalle Follies pump; available at Barneys


Laurence Dacade Deric Studded Denim Sandal; available at Neiman Marcus


 Allure Ankle-Tie Pumps; available at Barneys


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

Credit: PR Photos

Zendaya Coleman wore Fausto Puglisi pumps to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. They’re from the Resort 2015 collection featuring aquamarine suede, sleek pointed-toe and 120mm heel. They’re available in leopard or geometric printed silk cady (on sale!) at LuisaViaRoma.

Wearing head-to-toe Puglisi, she paired a 3-piece look from the Fall 2015 collection including an animal-print jacquard stretch knit bra and leggings embroidered with Sicilian corals and Swarovski crystals paired with a printed silk blazer. She accessorized with a red camo-print mani and Antonini yellow gold ring. Zendaya also coordinated her pumps with aquamarine earrings by Jorge Adeler accented with half moon shape diamonds.

Check out more shoes spotted on Zendaya.

Christian-Louboutin-Azunika-mule-Spring-2015 (1)Fresh on the heels of the 10 year anniversary of the iconic Pigalle stiletto pump, Christian Louboutin’s new collection is a veritable bevy of sporty influence, rock and roll chic, and vibrant femininity that proves, yet again, why Louboutins are still the Go-To brand for every fashion forward fashionista.

The thing we love about Christian Louboutin’s Spring/Summer collections (other than everything) is that they are always unafraid of making a bold, colorful statement. From patent leather to PVC, from gotta-look-twice embellished wedges to the iconic So Kate in metallic python leather, the SS15 collection is all about putting your best foot forward and strutting with confidence. Though it’s difficult to narrow our favorite designs, we can’t stop looking at the incredibly vibrant fringe of the Otrot stiletto and the phenomenal new interpretation of the Mea Culpa that is done in a warm gold and polished off with an elongated and elegant curved collar vamp.

The Mea Culpa isn’t the only style that has had a bit of an update and we can’t take our Christian-Louboutin-Mayerling-sandal-Spring-2015eyes off of the unique revamp of Louboutin’s sexy signature stiletto, a curved vamp design that continues down to a serpentine heel. That striking wavy design appears in multiple iterations, such as the Dalida, theDeepik, and the Vagachina, but our favorite has to be the Dalidad’orsay design done in patent opaline leather — the curved heel and stitched motif makes it a must-have for the upcoming sunny months.

As if that wasn’t enough (we’re trying to contain our gushing), Louboutin’s 130mm is back and sexier than ever, replete with t-straps, colorful patterns, and peep-toes. We can already picture the sky-high platform pumps on the heels of Dita Von Teese and other style-icon daredevils!

This collection is now available at Net-A-PorterNeiman MarcusSaks Fifth Avenue, Barneys and Christian Louboutin,


Bandy pointed-toe pump with multicolored stripes of patent leather & PVC plus a gold specchio stiletto 120mm heel; available at NordstromSaks Fifth Avenue and Chrisitan Louboutin


Boltina multicolor lace-up sport bootie with a 120mm leather covered heel; available at Neiman Marcus


Cataclou sandal with multicolor braided rope, studs and printed fabric plus a 140mm wedge; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


Deepik open-toe d’Orsay pump with sculpted sides and 120mm wavy stiletto heel; available at Nordstrom


Devibroda t-strap sandal in gold mini glitter covered with multicolor beads and 120mm heel



Follies Spikes in beige specchio leather with mutlicolor spikes and 120mm heel; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


Front Double pointed-toe pump in patent leather with a 100mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin



Hot Chick pump in opaline patent leather with scalloped sides and sky-high 130mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Hot Wave peep-toe patent leather pump with scalloped sides and 130mm stiletto heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Iriza yellow patent leather pointed-toe d’Orsay pump with 120mm heel



Lady Peep platform peep-toe pump in hand painted fucshia python vulcano with a 130mm heel; available atSaks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Christian Louboutin


Mea Culpa pump in light gold leather with a high heel rise and 120mm stiletto heel; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


Mille Cinque black leather open-toe cage sandal with a 100mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus and Christian Louboutin


Otrot multicolor ankle-strap d’Orsay sandal embellished with long fringe; available at Christian Louboutin


Salonu pointed-toe t-strap pump in white fishnet with nude sheer mesh lining and leather covered 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Salopatina t-strap pointed-toe pump in black semi-sheer mesh & leather embellished with black crystals



Senora t-strap sandal in fuchsia silk satin, metallic gold leather and poppy printed leather with a 130mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin and Nordstrom


So Kate pointed-toe pump in aquarium-inspired hand-painted python with a 120mm heel; available atNordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


So Kate pointed-toe pump in natural python with a blue splattered paint design and 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


So Kate mixed media pointed-toe pump in red & black eel plus white leather with a 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin



Talitha t-strap platform sandal in metallic gold leather with an adjustable ankle-strap and 160mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Talitha t-strap sandal in red patent leather with a 100mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin and Saks Fifth Avenue


Tibur peep-toe pump in glossy red patent leather with a 120mm heel


Top Vague pointed-toe leather pump covered in tonal stitched lace with scalloped edging and embellished with crystals throughout; available at Christian Louboutin


Vagachina Southwestern-inspired pointed-toe mule in multicolor suede & leather with a 120mm sculpted heel


Victoria black leather pump with a stacked 3-inch platform, round toe and 160mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin

Images via Christian Louboutin | Written by Shannon Weston

Credit: PNP/Wenn

Taylor Schilling wore Giuseppe Zanotti pumps to the Season 2 premiere of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season Two premiere held at The Ziegfeld Theater in NYC. They’re from the Spring 2012 collection featuring mirrored silver leather and black patent leather cap-toe. They’re available in white patent leather at FarFetch or yellow patent leather at ShoeScribe.

The 29-year-old plays the lead role of Piper Chapman in the popular comedy-drama series. Taylor arrived wearing a noir multi skull print neoprene high neck bell sleeve midi dress from Monique Lhuillier’s ready-to-wear Fall 2014 collection.

She styled the look with sleek straight center-parted tresses, shimmery pink lip and oval-shaped Gisele Deux clutch by Thalé Blanc.

Check out more shoes spotted on Taylor.