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Julianne Moore wore Tabitha Simmons Josephina pumps to the opening night performance of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ on Broadway at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring elaphe snakeskin, black leather straps, pointed toe and 110mm heel.

Jospehina is available in snakeskin at Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter. You can also find them in white leather at Neiman Marcus & Moda Operandi or blue silk satin at The Corner and Browns Fashion.

Julianne arrived wearing a Balenciaga cape-sleeve wool and silk-blend blouse with a draped and cut-out back panel. A sheer pink glossy lip and black leather double zip crossbody bag (straps removed, carried as a clutch) by Reed Krakoff provided the finishing touches.

Check out more shoes spotted on Julianne.


MSGM floral-printed strappy sandals | 120mm/4.8″ heel | shop at ShoeScribe for $528 or FarFetch for $456

J’adore!! These new Spring 2014 sandals are mixed media footwear-perfection. They feature pretty pink, purple & blue floral jacquard, glossy piped aqua leather trim, snake-effect straps, gold-tone grommets, floral chiffon ankle-tie, iridescent embossed leather covered heel and nude leather lining. This style is available in whole sizes only from 6 to 10.


More floral styles from MSGM:


Floral screen printed pump | Floral-printed trainer with rubber sole | Floral-printed canvas pump


Casadei Summer Weave strappy leather sandals | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Casadei for $770

These fiery red sandals make my heart skip a beat – right on time for Valentine’s Day too. They’re from the Resort 2014 collection featuring lasered snake-effect leather, thin woven cage-like straps around the ankle, double buckled ankle-straps, thick toe strap, tonal whipstitch details and matching leather insole.

Half sizes are available and you can also find this sandal in nude leather at ShoeScribe (with a slightly higher 115mm heel).


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Alesha Dixon wore Kurt Geiger Belgravia ankle-strap sandals during ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ 2014 Cardiff auditions. They’re from the B Series collection featuring snake-embossed leather, black patent leather and gold-tone 110mm pin heel. Belgravia is available in snake-embossed leather at House of Fraser or (on sale!) in black & red patent leather at Kurt Geiger.

She also wore a Stella McCartney rose tone Mattea stretch-cady single button blazer and matching Julia trousers with a elastic ribbed knit cuffs from the Resort 2014 collection. Alesha finished her look with gold chain jewelry, thulian pink lip and red nails.

Check out more shoes spotted on Alesha.


Casadei mixed media sandal | 110mm/4/3″ heel | shop at Shopbop & LuisaViaRoma for $990

These strappy sandals are from Casadei’s new Graphic Resort 2014 collection and the mixed media design makes for a sporty luxe statement on the foot. They feature a white honeycomb technical mesh, silver nylon mesh underlay, white piped leather trim, black patent leather details, black snakeskin straps, glossy patent leather covered heel and exposed back-zip.

Half sizes are available and you can find a sleek cap-toe pump with the same athletic-inspired design at Casadei.


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Bella Thorne wore Saint Laurent Jane ankle-strap sandals to the 2014 Golden Globe Awards and InStyle/ Warner Bros Post-Party. They feature black leather with a striped snakeskin 110mm heel and open squared-off toe. Jane is available in black leather at Nordstrom & Harrods or black/red leather at Saint Laurent.

My favorite Disney starlet posed wearing Paper London’s signature cropped top paired with a black silk blend Milano structured cocktail skirt from the Spring 2013 collection.

Bella styled her ginger hair in cascading curls and also accessorized with a red watersnake Vincent minaudière by Rebecca Minkoff. Roseark provided the jewels including a moonstone pendant necklace and matching drop earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Bella.


Resort, Cruise, Pre-Spring – whatever you call it, I like it! These inter-season styles are a welcome change after a gloomy winter filled with heavy boots. Cruise is now one the biggest and most important seasons of the year for both retailers & brands (including Chanel!).

The yummy colors are a breath of fresh air and designed for frolicking around the Caribbean or other tropical destinations. Many times I much prefer the playful cruise styles over the spring collections. This season is delicious as ever with Jimmy Choo’s pastel gelato heels and Charlotte Olympia’s Sweet Talk confectionary creations.

Here’s a look at some of my favorite new resort arrivals:


Giusepe Zanotti pink leather biker open-toe boot; Giuseppe Zanotti white snake-embossed leather cone heel pump


Saint Laurent Janis lightning bolt motif black leather platform pump with sheer red panels


Sophia Webster Rosa multicolored jelly sandal; Sophia Webster Lilico polka-dot floral-embellished sandal


Paul Andrew denim bow-embellished pump; Stuart Weitzman Nudist white leather ankle-strap sandal


Charlotte Olympia Ice Cream ankle-strap platform sandal in patent leather with a cone heel


Jason Wu citron snake-printed leather crisscross sandal; Gianvito Rossi lace-up honeycomb cut-out sandal bootie


Alexandre Birman Dahlia cutout snakeskin  and teal suede sandal


Alexander McQueen pearl studded t-strap sandal; Brian Atwood Cassandra zebra-print calf hair pump


Jimmy Choo Sling gold glitter-finished suede cage sandal; Jimmy Choo Tamera v-neck teal laser-cut suede sandal


Manolo Blahnik Pachastud PVC pump with grommet accents


Giuseppe Zanotti pink patent leather ankle-strap sandal with a mirrored silver cone heel



Some people are born knowing what they want to do when they grow up, others never find out, and sometimes the path only becomes clear when they’ve committed themselves to another passion. For Rome-born Charline De Luca, she discovered her adoration for shoes while attending the New York Institute of Technology for architecture. After finishing her degree in New York, she sought to study accessory design at the Central Saint Martins School in London. After graduating in early 2011, she returned to Rome to fulfill her “Made in Italy” destiny, crafting her first sole-ful collection.

Charline-De-LucaIn the four subsequent seasons, she developed a distinctive image that blended her adoration of architecture with striking modernity – a combination that has piqued the interest of many fashionable connoisseurs and leading voices in the industry, going so far as to being a featured finalist in accessories for Vogue Italia’s prestigious Who Is On Next? competition. For her Spring 2014 collection she’s upped the ante, delivering designs that stay true to her trademarks (we could write sonnets about her signature cutout wedge with mirrored panels) while incorporating new techniques and materials.

Vibrant jewel tones such as ruby red and sapphire blue are cast into snakeskin straps, triangular shapes of leather create a dramatic silhouette and towering modern chunky block heels combine to create a collection that is as cutting edge as it is aesthetically arresting. Our favorite designs include the varying metallic shades of the Elettra sandal (why choose one tone of metal when you can wear them all?); the geometrically paneled Regina lace up sandal that brings new life to high-shine spotted leather; and the pale daffodil Rea wedge, which is a perfect blend of sleek and romantic.

And now, with her gorgeous architecturally-inspired designs being sold at four-star shoestablishments such as LuisaViaRoma, Shoescribe, and Saks Fifth Avenue, this sartorially gifted up-and-coming designer should be first on your list of “designers to watch.”


Aphrodite strappy leather &  snakeskin sandal; available in green at Saks Fifth Avenue


Artemide snakeskin and canvas cross-strap sandal; available in polka dot snakeskin at Saks Fifth Avenue


Delaunay cut-out leather open-toe bootie with a thin ankle-strap; Dafne snakeskin & leather open-toe slingback bootie


Dione colorblock slingback pump with a large cap-toe in mirrored, patent & smooth leather


Elettra colorful snakeskin platform sandal with cage-like thin straps and block heel


Euridice wedge sandal with a covered wedge and contrasting leather cross-straps


Galatea strappy sandal in printed leather with padded leather straps and back-zip


Iside cut-out wedge cross-strap sandal available in mirrored gold & black leather


Khalo open-toe sandal bootie with the signature cut-out wedge, covered platform and concealed side-zip


Medea leather sandal slingback bootie with a chunky block heel, adjustable ankle strap and high rise front



Ninfa leather open-toe sandal bootie with a sheer mesh front panel and leather cuff


O’Keefe cut-out leather wedge sandal with a contrasting printed leather asymmetric strap


Rea d’Orsay pump with a leather lace-up cuff and snakeskin pointed-toe


Rea yellow leather wedge with a lace-up cuff; Era dotted snakeskin wedge sandal with black leather cuff


Regina layered triangular cut leather corset lace-up sandal with long leather laces

Written by Shannon Weston

Jimmy-Choo-logoJimmy Choo is one of the most sought-after shoe brands out there right now, with each design being positively stunning and each season being perfectly on-trend. For the 2014 Cruise collection, it’s business as usual and the line is practically bursting with handmade, gotta-have designs.

As expected, the collection’s stars are strappy high heeled wonders, whether classically done in monochromatic supple suede, playing with color blocking (like our favorite tri-colored Sunday style), imbued with dazzling metallic leather, or going completely out of the box with a mixed media sandal complete with a colorful PVC panel. That’s really what makes this collection special – the materials used. We can’t get enough of the delicate pastels, the perforated white leather mixed with dramatic contrasting trim, sparkling petrol-colored glitter, shimmering leopard print, and iridescent leather transforming traditional pumps into head turners. These unique uses of materials enhance the shape of every shoe and elevate it to a new level of sophistication and playfulness.

Judging by the old film star sex appeal of the campaign – specifically citing the free spirited and carefree attitude reminiscent of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot era – it was expected that the sleek sophistication we associate with Jimmy Choo has been embellished with whimsical, strappy attitude. Nicole Kidman stars in the cruise campaign, rocking blow-out waves and lensed by Camilla Akrans. Behind the scenes, the Hollywood star gushed, “I really enjoyed being able to play a role that was playful and free of any inhibitions referencing iconic actresses from the ‘60s. I embraced the feeling of summer holidays spent at the beach where you always feel up for a dare and having fun.”

Cruise looks have already been spotted on Krysten Ritter, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Lawrence. Jimmy Choo’s pastel gelato heels are a perfect way to inject the fall and winter greys with verve and spice. What are you waiting for? Order a pair now and delight in the happy vibrancy and effortless style it adds to your wardrobe.


Alia sugar pink patent leather pump with an extended front & 90mm heel; available at MyTheresa


Anouk pointed-toe pump with a shimmering leather with a prismatic finish & 120mm heel; available at Nordstrom


Anouk pointed-toe 120mm pump; available in orange & red at Saks Fifth Avenue or yellow at Nordstrom


Anouk in white leather with with silver micro studs; available at Jimmy Choo


Ari pointed-toe cut out toe line pump with a 110mm heel; available in several styles at Jimmy Choo


Avril pointed-toe extended front pump; available in holographic leather at MyTheresa and several other styles at Jimmy Choo


Bronx black suede & mirrored gold strappy 100mm sandal; available at Nordstrom & Saks Fifth Avenue


Colada flame suede sandal gemstones with a 120mm heel and Swarovski crystal & gemstone embellishment; available online at Jimmy Choo and Shoebaloo


Collar cut-out platform 130mm sandal; available in glitter fabric leather at Net-A-Porter, black suede with studs at Bergdorf Goodman & several styles at Jimmy Choo


Cooler strappy t-strap patent leather & suede 100mm sandal; available online in flame suede at Jimmy Choo


Escape crystal-embellished t-strap sandal in champagne mirrored leather with a 100mm heel; available at Jimmy Choo

Fey peep-toe suede platform 130mm sandal; available in black suede Neiman Marcus & Jimmy Choo


Fey peep-toe bootie in shimmery metallic leopard print leather; available at Neiman Marcus


Flambe black suede sandal with a leopard-print shimmer leather heel and tassel t-strap; available with a 120mm heel at Jimmy Choo

Jimmy-Choo-Cruise-Kafta-Platform-SandalKafta open-toe platform 130mm sandal; available in glitter champagne fabric at Neiman Marcus and Jimmy Choo


Karla criss-cross 100mm sandal; available in shimmery sand leather at Neiman Marcus and bronze glitter at Jimmy Choo


Kirsch two-tone leather 100mm pump with a bow-embellished cap toe; available at Bergdorf Goodman


Klara champagne crystal platform peep-toe 115mm pump; available at Nordstrom


Lekker two-tone patent leather d’Orsay pump; available with a 85mm at Nordstrom and Jimmy Choo


Lottie criss-cross suede 100mm sandal; available in black suede at Neiman Marcus, holographic leather at Bergdorf Goodman and several styles at Jimmy Choo



Mai Tai strappy 120mm sandal; available in red & black suede at Nordstrom and red suede at Net-A-Porter


Mill snakeskin pump with a geometric shaped 110mm heel; available in lemon & grey at Jimmy Choo


Rambo triple strap leather sandal in tan leather, nude black & black leather; available at Neiman Marcus


Rumba ankle-strap sandal in black suede & mirrored gold leather; similar style available with a 100mm heel at Neiman Marcus


Sazerac snakeskin strappy sandal with a 100mm heel; available online at Jimmy Choo & Net-A-Porter

Shaken perforated white leather cap-toe 120mm pump with small silver studs; similar style available (100mm heel) at Jimmy Choo


Sunday tri-color d’Orsay strappy 120mm pump; available at Nordstrom & LuisaViaRoma


Tartini pavé crystal encrusted 120mm pump; available at Jimmy Choo


Tiber square black heel platform 120mm sandal; available in grapefruit/black/red leather at Jimmy Choo


Typhon pointed-toe strappy 100mm pump; available at MytheresaNordstrom & Net-A-Porter plus lime/lemon/pebble & lychee/black/metallic silver at Jimmy Choo.


Twist tri-color strappy 90mm pump; available at MyTheresa and in brown/taupe/black at Nordstrom & Jimmy Choo.

Written by Shannon Weston

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Taylor Swift wore Dolce & Gabbana peep-toe d’Orsay pumps to the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show held at Lexington Avenue Armory in NYC. They feature a green suede front and snakeskin heel with a double wrap ankle strap. You can find a similar style in black patent leather at Profile Fashion.

She also chose a beautiful long sleeve black silk blend mini dress by Zuhair Murad with multicolored floral sequin embroidery from the Fall 2013 collection. Leaving her signature country glam curls behind, Taylor’s medium blonde hair was styled in a gorgeous bombshell blowout.

She finished her look with a sapphire cocktail ring and ruby pinky ring by Lorraine Schwartz.

Check out more shoes spotted on Taylor.