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Dsquared2 embellished sandals | 120mm/4.7″ heel | shop at LuisaViaRoma & FarFetch

For Dean and Dan these prim n’ proper show-stompers were the perfect finishing touches for their “samurai x Victorian x combat Fall 2016 collection“. They feature layers upon layers of fine floral lace, tassel fringe trim, black silk, high embellished backing, lace printed insole and double ankle strap. Plus, burrowed in the nest of lace there’s a triple pearl drop charm. Half sizes are available.

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Giannico-embellished-mule-Spring-2016-shoesGiannico pointed-toe Picasso Mule | 4.7″/120mm | shop at LuisaViaRoma and ShoeScribe

We are slightly obsessed with the Giannico Spring 2016 collection by Nicolò Beretta. One of the obvious standouts from the collection is this signature Picasso Mule slip-on heel featuring striped yellow silk, baby blue leather, thin buckled front strap with geometric leather floral embellishments. Half sizes are available (shipping out March 15). Keep your eyes posted, we’re featuring our review on the entire spring collection tomorrow!

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Liudmila-Spring-2016-Collection-HeelOnce you get your hands…errr…we mean your feet rather, into these shoes, prepare to immediately group message your girlfriends because you’d want to party plan, stat. But not just any party. You’d want a fancy soiree that screams Alice in Wonderland, Marie Antoinette, fairy tale balls, English gardens, quirky hats, parasols and sipping tea with pinkies in the air –that’s how whimsical the collection is. And don’t be embarrassed if you suddenly want to conjure up a butler who announces: “Your carriage awaits, Madam.”

Liudmila founder Najeeba was inspired by photos of the Nizams of Hyderabad –the Indian rulers of the Mughal Empire. Even if they were just re-touched photographs, she was captivated by the images of the abandoned palaces and perhaps, imagined all the exciting events that took place in such magnificent party playgrounds. Najeeba then created a color palette that seemingly paints the story of royals who were always ready to celebrate. Pearlescent leather in jewel and candy-like hues such as pink, purple, baby blue, silver and ivory –all exude opulence that is eminently approachable.

Najeeba ensures that her heels never go above 100 mm because she believes shoes should enhance and not hinder your life. But where it lacks in height, it makes up for statement-making style.

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Channel your inner Disney Princess when you slip into the Mame ankle- strap sandals in periwinkle or blush suede, adorned with a chunky crystal and ostrich feathers. Or shoe gems like the Sari –curved platform wedges in amethyst or bubblegum pink satin, with gold or silver tassels you can tie around your ankles or up your calf –for the warrior princesses out there, perhaps? The delicately-sloped Piali kitten heels in gold or silver nappa are charmingly tied with floral-printed bows –like little presents for playful ballerinas.

And if princesses were to saddle up their horses, there’s the Juba short boot with a 50 mm heel, a dainty lilac pearl color and a fun cut-out design at the front. Not that you’ll need any mode of transportation, really. These fantastic shoes were made for walking (you’d want to find opportunities to flaunt them all the time, anyway).

Who needs Prince Charming when you can get your happy ever after with these precious shoes?

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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). 

 

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TAMARA MELLON Gladiatrix embellished suede sandals; I love these small gold studs but now I actually prefer them in black suede (which I’ve only seen available at Saks Fifth Avenue).

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Casanovella fringe sandals – don’t they make you want to prance & sashay around? We’re crazy for the long front fringe panel which falls nicely on the front – you can also find them in a fun textured navy variation resembling denim.

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IVY KIRZHNER Mount wedge sandal boots; Kirzhner has caught the attention of Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé…we love the long leather wrap and two-tone combination.

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DSQUARED2 embellished black lace-up sandals – they have such a strong strappy footwear collection this season…we love all of them but especially this sexy shoe covered in gold hardware with a patent leather stitch design.

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TAMARA MELLON Possession patent-leather pumps featuring a triple strap design and glossy black patent leather; this style is selling fast and also available at Stylebop

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TOM FORD patchwork denim and leather sandals; they’re jaw-dropping! The thin leather wrap-around laces seal the deal.

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JIMMY CHOO Rosana ballet pink velvet and black nappa round-toe pumps with satin ties. Have you seen the new campaign starring Kate Hudson wearing these? – so beautiful. They’ll sell out and you can also find them at Nordstrom and MyTheresa.

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AQUAZZURA Tutto Buckle sandals; easily one of the best designs of the season and our personal favorite. They’re carried exclusively at MyTheresa and also available in black leather or leopard print calf hair at Moda Operandi.

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Gela Davis tulle firework embellished pump in black silk satin. We love this standout design featuring thin cross-straps and the super dramatic oversized tulle flower.

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TAMARA MELLON Black Magic butterfly black & white sandal; Black Magic was designed in several colors but this contrasting monochrome style is our favorite.

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GIANNICO Super Lola nude & red lip pump; designer Nicolò Beretta picked up the award for best footwear at Vogue’s ‘Who Is On Next?’ 2015 competition and you can find several playful styles from the fall collection now stocked at LuisaViaRoma.

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Houghton May white platform sandal – okay, technically this style debuted in the Marchesa Spring’15 runway show but we’re still in love with it – plus, since I live in Miami they’re an appropriate “florida winter white”. It’s also carried in black and white.

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Sophia Bush was spotted on the set of ‘Extra TV’ at Universal City Walk in Los Angeles wearing Bionda Castana Daphne Bis pumps. They’re from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection featuring dalmatian printed silk satin and 120mm covered heel. Daphne Bis available at Bionda Castana.

Sophia and her ‘Chicago PD’ costar, Jesse Lee Soffer spoke to host Mario Lopez about Season 1 of their TV drama series. She arrived wearing a black Jill Stuart cap sleeve dress with a cutout neckline, crochet paneled bodice and short, flared skirt from the Spring 2014 collection. You can find a similar dress from the same collection at Shopbop.

She also accessorized with a Gaydamak Koral hand bracelet, Andi Alyse bangle and H.Stern cognac diamond Zephyr earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Sophia.

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Jessica Chastain wore Paul Andrew Shakti Soir pumps to ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ photo call held during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring fuchsia silk satin, colorful sequin & bead hand embroidery and 100mm heel. You can find a similar style from the same collection at Shopbop.

Before removing her pumps to play on the beach, Jessica posed for the photographers wearing a beautiful ivy velvet jacquard sleeveless dress by Alexander McQueen with two contrast waistbands, full skirt and seam pockets from the Fall 2014 collection.

She also accessorized with winged eyeliner, blush lip and pavé diamond flower earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jessica.

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Chances are, if you’re into shoes that amp up the style and add a hefty dose of quirk, you are already well versed in the gorgeous creations of Charlotte Olympia. You’ve pinned kitty-inspired pumps onto Pinterest boards, you’ve re-blogged countless shots of your zodiac emblem on gorgeous suede shoes, and you’ve flipped through every Art Deco movement- and fairy tale-influenced sole until you’ve memorized every stitch. Charlotte Olympia is emblematic of a burgeoning empire, based on classic shapes laden with a kitsch twist; she told Vogue UK, “the essence of my brand comes from my love of old Hollywood glamour. […] The Forties and Fifties are bygone eras that I am nostalgic for, and they play a huge part on the sensibility of the brand. I like to give my collections a soul and a story, and a little sense of humour.”

Charlotte-Olympia-Spring-2014-chest-clutchThis time around, Charlotte Dellal – the genius behind Charlotte Olympia – is taking us on a voyage. Sure, her standard use of glitter and sequins have been placed into fins and sea stars alike, and the classic white and navy sailor stripe is prevalent, but we’re thoroughly impressed by the new tricks up her sleeve. Rope is knotted and carefully placed, a blonde mermaid figurehead is fixed onto a wedge calming turbulent seas sidewalks, classic sailor tattoo prints cover pumps and gorgeous suede is laser cut to look like coral. Just when you think she’s found her niche, she explores new techniques and wows us again. She’s even created waterproof sandals with a foam wedge and silicone straps, because stylish shoes shouldn’t be confined solely to land.

Our favorite designs include the fish-centric “Catch of the Day” pump, the lobster t-strap sandal with beaded trim, “Splash” – where an upside down mermaid tail has taken the place of the heel, and the “Save our Shoes” design, which takes the classic S.O.S. message in a bottle motif to a new level. Some may say that she went overboard, but we think this collection is sure to take your style full speed ahead!

The best part about this nautical collection is that some of the pieces are available for order now, which means you can order some beach-ready looks just in time for the summer season. These shoes are sure to make your peers – and the Little Mermaid herself – envious.

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Ahoy Sailor! flat sandal with rope covered straps in red leather with embroidered sailor emblems

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Ahoy Sailor! flat sandal with rope covered straps in navy suede; available at LuisaViaRoma and Nordstrom

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Atlanta teal leather anchor platform mule with a sheer mesh front and chain trim

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Ava tangerine canvas slingback pump with a neon leather heel; available in blue at Neiman Marcus


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Catch Of The Day platform peep-toe fish pumps in celadon with a small peep-toe and pale gold island platform; available in white/gold at Neiman Marcus

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Cora platform ankle-strap pump in coral suede with PVC & laser cut sides

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Coralena laser cut neon yellow leather ankle-strap sandal

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Coralie t-strap red sandal covered in coral branch beads

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Desi Pearl oyster pearl embellished slingback pump in silver glitter fabric

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Elsa lobster t-strap sandal in black suede with a red beaded trim; available at LuisaViaRoma & Neiman Marcus

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Forget Me Know twine & black linen platform wedge

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Goodness Gracious Reef laser cut coral suede platform sandal; available at Neiman Marcus

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Harlow platform ankle-strap sandal in orange leather with a natural canvas knotted front strap

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Josie Inked sailor tattoo printed platform pump; available at LuisaViaRoma

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Leilani mirrored gold leather and coral leather platform sandal embellished with orange flower appliqué

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Maiden Voyage strappy beige leather platform sandal with a stacked wooden wedge; available at LuisaViaRoma

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Miranda platform foam blue & white striped wedge with navy silicone straps; available in black at Colette

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Miranda In Bloom platform sandal with a pineapple motif Swarovski-dotted yellow Italian-silk wedge and see-through black organza straps; available at Nordstrom

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Miranda Inked ankle-strap platform wedge in sailor tattoo printed leather

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Nautical Bon Bon in deep sky blue suede with a mirrored gold island platform and rope trim

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Paradise embellished ankle-strap sandal in pink silk satin with multicolor embroidered straps

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Plain Sailing slingback pump in beige & navy with a sailor collar trim

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Poseidon embellished platform wedge with metallic gold skinny straps and metallic disc fringe

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Precious platform sandal in yellow silk embellished with jewel-like crystals

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Salacia sage suede strappy sandal with gold baroque designs mounted to the white washed wooden heel & platform

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Salacia red suede t-srap sandal with a Roman Goddess of seawater adorned vamp and gold Baroque designs

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Sandrine ankle-strap starfish sandal with a beaded red fabric and sheer mesh front strap; available in white at Nordstrom & Neiman Marcus

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Sandy embellished ankle-strap sandal in metallic silver leather with white sand-like diminutive beaded straps; available in red at Neiman Marcus

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Seaway platform pump in blue & beige canvas with a sailor-inspired collar

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Serena ankle-strap platform sandal with a black foam island platform and multicolor silicone straps

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Shady Lady mirrored gold leather platform sandal with PVC panels and clear ankle-strap

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Shipwrecked Marilyn platform sandal in natural canvas with a glitter platform & heel and cast net embellished vamp

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Shore Thing sandal in nude leather with a shell-embellished anchor shaped vamp; available at Neiman Marcus

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Siren peep-toe sandal with a mermaid t-strap and blush satin straps; available at Neiman Marcus

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Sophia shell-printed silk ankle-strap sandal adorned with an oyster/pearl

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Save Our Shoes (S.O.S) platform sandal with a crochet front, canvas island platform and “message in a bottle” cork cap heel

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Splash! platform sandal with blue chain link laser cut leather, suede platform with an upside down mermaid heel

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Tangled platform sandal covered with two types of golden nautical rope


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The Dolly Roger platform pump in bright green leather embellished with a crystal-eyed pirate skull and crossbones; available in pink leather at Nordstrom

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The Dolly Roger in neon yellow leather with the signature island platform adorned with a gold pirate skull & crossbones; available in pink leather at Nordstrom

Written by Shannon Weston

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Nicholas Kirkwood pump | 4.75″ heel & .75″ platform | buy online at Nordstrom for $695 (pre-order for arrival by January 30)

This statement pump is from the Pre-Spring 2013 collection featuring a beautiful pink silk with yellow & teal signature swirls. There is also a stitched pleat at the toe, hidden platform, leather lining and curved stiletto heel. Half sizes are available.

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Yves Saint Laurent Obsession platform pump | 6″ heel & 2″ platform | buy online at LuisaViaRoma for $1295

I recently featured the suede version and now there are multiple variations of the Obsession pump in silk satin. The shoe above features navy satin with a metallic gold cap-toe, wrap around buckled ankle strap, printed suede heel and beveled statement platform. Numerous sites recommend ordering one half size up as this style runs small.

Other variations & colors:

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[From L to R] Red cap-toe | Gold cap-toe with burgendy | Gold cap-toe with grey | Navy cap-toe | Pink cap-toe


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Christian Louboutin Disconoeud sandals | 5.25″ heel | buy online at Browns for $954

These adorable platform sandals are from the Spring 2012 collection featuring black crepe silk-satin, covered platform, oversized flat bow, thin asymmetrical straps and slingback. We’ve seen the Disconoeud on Emmy Rossum this week & Amanda Seyfried in the March issue of Glamour. It’s also available in navy & champagne at Barneys.

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