Lizzy Caplan wore Sophia WebsterLacey sandals to the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour – CBS, CW And Showtime Party held at the Pacific Design Center in LA. These heels feature metallic rose gold leather, knotted looped front straps, wrap around ankle strap and covered 100mm heel. Lacey is available at Neiman Marcus, in neon metallic silver at Harrods, black/white striped at Saks Fifth Avenue and several styles at Selfridges.
Outfit Details: Marchesa Fall 2014 strapless embroidered gown, a Jimmy Choo clutch and Erickson Beamon sparkly statement earrings.
Maria Sharapova wore Sophia WebsterNola sandals to launch the new Sugarpova Pinkberry topping at Selfridges in London. They’re from the Fall 2014 collection featuring black suede skinny straps, houndstooth print counter heel and front strap with a red suede lining and trim. You can shop this collection at Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue.
Outfit Details: Self-Portrait Freya cut-out knitted sleeveless dress with a paneled underlay plus gold dangle earrings.
Lupita Nyong’o wore Sophia WebsterCoco pumps to the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards held at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center on Monday in New York City. They’re from the Resort 2014 collection featuring red silk satin and 100mm rose-gold pin heel with pink flamingo detailing. Coco is available (on sale!) in red satin at Neiman Marcus or mazarine blue suede & black leather at Forward by Elyse Walker.
She wore a complementary two-piece look for the cobalt carpet by Suno including a stripe printed poly sleeveless crop top with a shawl collar plunging neck and high-waisted capri trousers from the Fall 2014 collection.
Lupita also accessorized with electric blue eye shadow, Jennifer Fisher uneven pin earrings with pavé white diamonds and metallic blue nails.
Sophia WebsterLacey sandal | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus for $695 on pre-order, shipping no later than June 23
I fell in love with this style when I spotted them on Sophia Webster herself via Instagram (and she also wore them on her big day!) This style marries two things I currently crave in a shoe: a strappy cage design and rose gold. They feature leather cord loops straps, lace-up front with super long leather laces, high-rise cut out sides & heel, concealed side zip and thin tapered stiletto. Half sizes are stocked and you also find Lacey available in black leather at Sophia Webster or black & white striped leather at Saks Fifth Avenue.
When we think of Sophia Webster, we think of sass. Pure, unadulterated, and heartfelt sass; in fact, we’re pretty sure that if you looked up “feisty” in the sartorial dictionary, a pair of her thin-heeled ankle-strap sandals would be pictured. For her Pre-Fall and Fall 2014 collections, Sophia takes a morose theme (“Heartbreak Hotel”) and turns it into something utterly charming and vibrant. Who needs love when you can buy shoes?
The shoes themselves would be at home in Barbie’s Dreamhouse or on the toes of one of the many girl power popgroups of the ‘90s. Metallic houndstooth, fringe, gaudy faux jewels, and vivid colors were just the start of the Cher Horowitz Heartbreak influence, the saturated over-the-top theme is threaded through both the collections. Fur-embellished mules and sandals collide with laser-cut gladiator over-the-knee boots making for a host of statement making shoes that would turn heads in any scenario. No boyfriend? No problem! These darling heels are sure to add enough sweetness to your wardrobe for an eternity – or, at least, until next season.
Leopard prints, rounded stacked ball heels, and cartoonish embellishments (paisley, hearts, and flamingos!) add an innocent streak through the collection, rounded out by the deviously high stiletto points and edgy addition of vinyl. In terms of silhouettes, we can always count on her to release a balanced collection of thick-soled vintage-inspired designs with pinpoint stilettos – though this time, she also included a couple sneakers and flat-soled sandals. One thing we love about Sophia is her ability to incorporate popular trends into her shoes without them losing her je ne sais quoi. She’s readily embraced the sportswear trend of recent seasons but unlike other designers, the confectionary color of the rubber treads and lace-up styles feel fresh, unique, and playful.
This collection has been hailed as another golden star in Sophia Webster’s impressive catalogue. After scooping up the Emerging Accessories Designer at the British Fashion Awards and landing a Fashion Forward sponsorship, she has become a veritable fashion train that is on the fast track to British design royalty. We’re excited to see where she takes her candy colored fairytale world – if it’s anything like this collection, we know we’ll be head over heels (Heartbreak Hotel not needed!).
Blake Lively wore Sophia WebsterEtta pumps to the premiere of ‘Mr Turner’ at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring pale pink patent leather, small crystal covered bow attached to the back of the heel and 100mm crystal covered pin heel. Etta is available pink at Harrods or black suede at Sophia Webster UK.
For the second night in a row, Blake stole the show wearing a truly stunning Chanel Couture halterneck gown in delicate Chantilly patchwork lace with a sequin embroidered waist, eyelash hem completely embellished with iridescent paliette throughout from the Spring 2014 collection.
Along with Emma Stone’s recent Versace number, this look will also top several ‘best dressed of the year’ lists.
Rita Ora was spotted out in London wearing Sophia WebsterOprah slingback sandals. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring spearmint, pale lime yellow and coral leather, ‘Sweet Talk’ embroidered speech bubble at the toe, and beaded 100mm heel. Oprah is available in ‘Twinkle Toes’ at Neiman Marcus, ‘Girl Talk’ at Net-A-Porter or ‘Sweet Talk’ at Sophia Webster.
A day before she chopped her long platinum blonde hair into a chin-length bob, Rita arrived at Capital Radio Studios to promote her latest single. She paired a two-tone fur sweater by Just Cavalli with Ashish blue distressed denim jeans with iridescent sequins from the Spring 2014 collection.
Sophia WebsterElectra lace-up sandal booties | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at FarFetch for $895 or Browns Fashion for $776.87 (excluding VAT), $933 (including VAT)
Float like a butterfly…in these stunning Electra sandal booties by Sophia Webster from the new “Insect Slumber Party” themed Spring/Summer 2014 collection. They feature glossy black patent leather, butterfly wing inspired laser cut panels, black suede trim & toe, lace-up front section with tonal leather laces and nude leather lining.
Half sizes are available and here’s a peek at how they look on the foot. I find Webster’s sandals run a tad small, so you may want to take one half size larger than normal.
Lupita Nyong’o wore Sophia WebsterCoco pumps to the 2014 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon held in L.A. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. They’re from the Resort 2014 collection featuring white leather and 100mm rose-gold pin heel with flamingo detailing.
This is exactly why we can’t get enough of Lupita. She looked truly fabulous wearing an ethereal two-piece ecru jacquard sleeveless cropped top and matching pencil skirt by Giambattista Valli from the Spring 2014 collection.
She put the finishing touches on the look with kohl-rimmed eyes and mandarin orange lip tint. Other accessories included a Elie Saab clutch, crystal-embellished gold chain headband and Neil Lane yellow diamond cluster earrings.
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.
Credit: Now Fashion, Vogue & ELLE
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.
Credit: Style.com & ELLE
Credit: ELLE, Vogue, Style.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.