Tag Archives: Spring 2014

Tabitha-Simmons-butterfly-printed-shoeIt’s hard to sum up Tabitha Simmons in a nutshell. In her youth, she was a stellar fashion model that successfully transformed her career into a must-have stylist, styling runway shows, lookbooks, and editorials for massive names such as American Vogue, Rag & Bone, Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabbana. Her pleasant demeanor and behind-the-fashion-scene acumen sent her career on a sky-high trajectory but Tabitha didn’t stop there. Her voracious appetite to try new things and artistic eye led her to pick up another avenue in the fashion industry: shoe design. Naturally, she and her brand have flourished. With that in mind, if we were to accurately describe her in three words, it’d probably be: Fashion’s Wonder Woman.

Since starting her brand in 2009, Tabitha’s footwear has been widely and warmly accepted by the fashion industry. Her Spring 2014 collection is as strong and lush as we’ve come to expect from Tabitha’s aesthetic, which is to say: everything we could ever want and more. Unmistakably feminine, confidently daring, it’s hard to pick a favorite.

Tabitha-Simmons-striped-LB-sandalThe silhouettes range from sleek to quirky, strappy to minimalistic – giving plenty of options for any walk of life. We love how she’s not afraid to play around with heavier shapes and despite the season, even adding in a signature calf hair boot. Sugary sweet themes, such as thin baby blue stripes or candy colored glitter, are balanced out by the undoubtedly dramatic – we’re talking snakeskin, perforated eyelet leather, and crystal covered bows.

We particularly gravitate to the Bailey fully crystal embellished sandal and the handful of designs that are printed with colorful butterfly designs on woven silk. They’re the perfect blend of classic and sass which make for the ultimate statement shoe.

Though the heels are high and the impact is bold, Tabitha never designs without comfort in mind. She understands the daily routine of a woman on the go and knows the importance of wearability, no matter the style or height. After all, we find it hard to believe that Tabitha herself is in one place at one time for more than five minutes – why shouldn’t style travel alongside comfort? We can’t ask for a collection of shoes more perfect than hers.

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Alexa slingback pumps with a contrast panel at the toe; available in white leather at Tabitha Simmons and in black & nude leather at Moda Operandi.

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Bailey crystal embellished cut-out sandal; available in nude-pink with crystal embellishment at Neiman MarcusModa Operandinude-pink/black at Tabitha Simmons or leopard-print calf hair at Neiman Marcus

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Bonai perforated black leather peep-toe bootie; available at The CornerLane Crawford and Tabitha Simmons

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Bunny asymmetric strap sandal in flamingo pink mini glitter; available at Tabitha Simmons and Colette

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Bunny assymetric strap sandal in black mini glitter; available at Tabitha Simmons

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Clara strappy wedge sandal with thin straps and knotted bow; available in nude/pink snakeskin at Moda Operandi or colorful Peruvian silk jacquard at FarFetch and Kirna Zabete

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Dela colorful butterfly printed woven satin pointed-toe pump with a 95mm heel; available at Neiman MarcusTabitha Simmons

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Ellie black suede platform sandal with grosgrain straps and crystal-covered t-strap; available at Browns Fashion and Tabitha Simmons

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Gabby pretty pink & purple butterfly printed woven satin slingback pump with a nude leather trim; available at Tabitha Simmons

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Gabby nude patent leather pointed-toe slingback with a front bow detail and nude leather trim; available at Tabitha Simmons

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Hai t-strap pump with slim leather adjutable buckled straps; available at Tabitha Simmons

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Hayden classic glossy leather pointed-toe pump with a contrast leather toe panel; available at Tabitha Simmons and in black & nude leather at Lane Crawford

Tabitha-Simmons-Spring-2014-Hunter-BootHunter leather & calf hair boot with a wrap-around buckled leather strap; available at Moda Operandi

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Idda perforated leather open-toe bootie sandal bootie with a thin ankle strap and block heel; available at Barneys

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Idda perforated tan leather bootie with a thin ankle strap; available at Barneys

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Idora grey and white snakeskin strappy sandal with black leather button straps; available at Barneys & Tabitha Simmons

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Jeanie navy suede pointed-toe pump with a crystal covered bow; available in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue & Marissa Collections or blue suede/black suede & champagne satin at Tabitha Simmons

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Jen butterfly printed woven satin cross strap sandal with a leather covered heel; available at The Corner or in champagne satin at Tabitha Simmons

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Jennifer cross strap sandal in black silk with a 75mm heel; available in black silk at Tabitha Simmons or pink butterfly print at Marissa Collections

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Jenny platform espadrille wedge in colorful Peruvian silk jacquard; available at The Corner, BarneysLane Crawford and Marissa Collections

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Josephina white leather pointed-toe strappy pump; available at Neiman MarcusTabitha Simmons & Moda Operandi or snakeskin at Net-A-Porter

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Josephina black leather strappy pointed-toe pump; available at Tabitha Simmons or in blue silk satin at The Corner, Browns Fashion & Moda Operandi

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LB light blue, pink & white striped silk-twill cut out sandal; available at The CornerLane Crawford, ShoeScribe, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys.

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Leticia white perforated leather wrap around ankle-strap sandal; available at The Corner, Moda Operandi and Tabitha Simmons

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Leticia toffee perforated leather ankle-strap sandal with a block heel; available at Barneys and Tabitha Simmons

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Leticia black perforated leather ankle-strap sandal with a 65mm heel; available at BarneysLane CrawfordTabitha Simmons & Colette or pink leather at Neiman Marcus

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Lexi leather pointed-toe pump with a contrast front panel and 110mm heel; available in nude leather at Moda Operandi or black leather & black suede at Tabitha Simmons

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Lou pointed-toe d’Orsay ankle strap pump in navy leather ; available at Moda Operandi

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Lou d’Orsay pump in colorful Peruvian silk jacquard and 90mm heel; available at The Corner, Saks Fifth Avenue, FarFetchNet-A-Porter and Avenue K

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Perf perforated white leather pointed-toe pump; available at Marissa Collections and Tabitha Simmons

Written by Shannon Weston, images via Tabitha Simmons & WWD

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Jennifer Lawrence wore Tom Ford sandals to the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring black suede, high curved sides , thin ankle-strap and 120mm mirrored silver leather covered heel. You can pre-order select new styles at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

After fulfilling her Dior duties (she’s the face of the fashion house for three more years!) Jennifer was ready to party wearing a Tom Ford mirrored crystal mosaic long sleeve mini dress with a black sheer underlay and mesh back from the Spring 2014 collection.

Her blonde coif was swept back and she complemented the look with a glossy pink nude lip plus kohl-rimmed eyes. Here’s a closer look at the Neil Lane three colored diamond ring (worth $1 million) which she kept on from her earlier red carpet appearance.

Check out more shoes spotted at the Oscars.

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Charlize Theron wore Christian Louboutin Leonor Fini sandals to the 2014 Academy Awards. Named after Argentine surrealist, they’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring black suede, curved lines, small platform and 120mm heel.

We’ve also seen them on Sarah Paulson and Julianne Moore. Until they hit retail, you can find shop the latest styles at Christian LouboutinSaks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

She posed wearing a Christian Dior Haute Couture black satin organza dress with a sculpted v-cut neckline, semi-sheer paneled skirt, invisible tulle straps and layered court train.

Charlize styled her short blonde hair in a sleek side-part and accessorized with a glossy nude lip, Harry Winston diamond pendant necklace (check out the 31-carat center stone!) and black nails.

Check out more shoes spotted at the Oscars.


Manolo-BlahnikWhen you think of Manolo Blahnik, your mind most likely turns to Carrie Bradshaw’s adoration and incredibly stocked closet of the esteemed brand. After all, his shoes are so gorgeous that the fiction fashion icon proclaimed, “I wanted to let you know that I’m getting married; to myself. I’m registered at Manolo Blahnik.” Since his first collection debut in 1972, Spanish-born Manuel “Manolo” Blahnik Rodriguez has brought classical elegance back to the forefront of fashion.

His legend status makes it even more surprising that the Spring 2014 collection was the first to show during a fashion week. “Everything is becoming so transparent,” the 71-year-old designer started, “with all this technology, with the blogs and tweets, and I wanted to get more in touch with normal people.” Luckily for us, that meant showcasing his luscious collection during London Fashion Week.

Inspired by the turn of the 20th century, the collection is filled with costume jewelry embellishments, vibrant colors, and a flair for the dramatic. Truly, the use of color blocking, tiered satin, and pleated silk harkens back to a time where women gladly spent a third of the household income on fashion and frippery. The modern twist? The use of braided leather and hyper-futuristic mesh ensure that the collection doesn’t become too stuffy. We especially love the use of tassels and the elaborate embroidery on many of the mules and kitten heels – they embrace Spanish history in only a way a Spaniard could. It might be over forty years since his first collection, but his attraction to sophistication and decadence has never wavered.

If you want to see this gorgeous collection in motion, Manolo Blahnik’s first feature film entitled Jealousy! showcases the old glamor collection beautifully. The silent film embraces the decadence and drama that epitomizes the era from which he drew inspiration, bringing it to the modern day.

If his mainline collection is a little too old world for your tastes, there is a very good chance that the fantastic and minimalist designs he created for Osman, Victoria Beckham, and Richard Nicoll’s collections are perfect for your wardrobe.

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Agapax d’Orsay pump in leather & suede with a whipstitch trim and long leather ankle-wrap laces

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Aghatax bootie with a striped canvas heel and multicolor suede fringe front panel

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Amatis d’Orsay pump in taupe & black satin with a bijoux covered ankle-cuff; available with a 89mm heel at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman.

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Ares double ankle-strap sandal in purple & red leather with a ruched thick toe strap

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BB pointed-toe pump; available at Barneys, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and ShopSavannahs

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The classic BB pump is also available in several colors & height options (made-to-order) at the Neiman Marcus

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BB Strap pointed-toe pump with a thin ankle-strap ; available in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Biton t-strap pump in rust & blue canvas accented with tonal tassel fringe

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Boniato pink suede sandal with multicolor color suede swatches at the toe; available at ShopSavannahs

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Chaos signature ankle-strap sandal; available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and ShopSavannahs

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Hangisi jewel-embellished satin pump; available in black satin at Barneys & Neiman Marcus and several other styles at Saks Fifth Avenue & ShopSavannahs

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Indian mesh pointed-toe pump with tonal lace embroidery and leather covered heel

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Krivog slingback d’Orsay pump in patent leather with a loose knit toe and patent leather trim

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Kuanta strappy slingback sandal in blue & brown leather with daisy appliqué

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Llanis leather slingback sandal with a wide buckled front strap and whipstitch trim

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Merlota strappy two-tone leather sandal covered with matching leather shapes

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Natuk tricolor ruched leather peep-toe pump; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Nigata strappy leather sandal with two brass emblems connected to the ankle-strap

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Norf two-tone leather sandal in raspberry & white with wavy cut-out straps and black leather trim

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Taulida spectator wing-tip sandal, Bipunta cap-toe pump, Ronda snakeskin sandal

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Pacha PVC crystal-embellished cap-toe pump; available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue

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Persefa colorful leather t-strap sandal embellished with multiple silver-tone buckles

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Plusanda d’Orsay sandal with contrasting embroidered lace; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Puktis d’Osay slingback pump in canvas with contrasting leather trim and leather covered heel

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Quadrax colorful leather sandal with giraffe and zebra printed front panels

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Reya silk satin d’Orsay pump in chartreuse, cream and red with a front ankle-tie

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Rondinaia leather and canvas slingback sandal with a layered cut-out circular front panel

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Rouer white leather pointed-toe pump with a tricolor layered leather detail at the toe

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Snayl two-tone woven canvas slingback sandal with leather trim and covered heel

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Trebula ruched silk santin sandal with a polka dot insole in black, burnt orange and fuchsia

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Twiga strappy sandal in white and green leather with leather leaf appliqué

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Worty snakeskin & leather strappy sandal with a buckled slingback strap

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Zilax black leather sandal with a thin toe strap and silver-tone grommet accents; available at Bergdorf Goodman

Written by Shannon Weston

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Valentino Rockstud t-strap cage leather sandal | 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Farfetch for $899.20

These caught my eye recently in a Miami window display. Valentino continues their signature Rockstud collection debuting an open-toe strappy sandal for spring/summer. They feature fiery red leather, tonal pyramid studs, thin t-strap design, small 15mm platform, matching leather insole and thick column heel. Half sizes are available.

You can also find them in black pebbled leather, brown leather, black leather, white leather (with silver-tone studs) or with an extra studded ankle strap (the strappier the better!) in black leather at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Sarah Paulson wore Christian Louboutin Leonor Fini ankle-strap sandals to the 2014 Producers Guild of America Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring black suede, soft curved lines, 120mm heel and back-zip. You can find the latest styles at Christian LouboutinSaks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman.

The ’12 Years a Slave’ actress also wore a Marc Jacobs burgundy herringbone sequin short sleeve dress with a high neckline, elbow-length sleeves, sequin embellished flower appliqué and solid taffeta back panel from the Spring 2014 collection.

Sarah recently debuted this soft tapered bob with side-swept bangs. She finished her look with Rona Pfeiffer pavé diamond cross flower stud earrings and sheer light pink lip.

Check out more recent celebrity shoe spottings.

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Nina Dobrev wore Aperlaï Simple D ankle-strap sandals to the 2014 Golden Globe Awards and InStyle/Warner Bros Post-Party. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring black suede, crystal-embellished toe strap and black caviar beaded heel. This style is available at Shopbop and you can also find Aperlaï styles at The Corner, FarfetchSaks Fifth AvenueMy-Wardrobe and Yoox.

She looked fabulous wearing this Armani Privé black washed silk off-the-shoulder cocktail dress with a notched bustier top, fitted knee-length skirt and crystal cluster embellishment.

Nina’s hair was styled in sexy, loose waves before finishing her look with a sheer pink nude lip. She also accessorized with a ruby Oval Cut Gemstone clutch by Rauwolf.

Check out more shoes spotted on Nina.

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Nina Dobrev was spotted on the set of ‘Extra TV’ at Universal City Walk wearing Sophia Webster Cleo ankle-strap d’Orsay pumps. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring tangerine patent leather, asymmetric cut front and Monarch butterfly wings attached to the heel. You can find them online at Saks Fifth Avenue.

‘The Vampire Diaries’ star is currently promoting season 5 of the hit supernatural drama which premieres early next month. Nina arrived wearing a classic three-piece look by The Kooples including a black cropped blazer with satin lapels, black A-line mini skirt and white straight-cut shirt in woven herringbone cotton.

She also carried a Clare Vivier white leather Petite Duffle bag.

Check out more shoes spotted on Nina.


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Jennifer Lopez was spotted at the Hollywood ‘American Idol’ auditions wearing Gianvito Rossi Venetia sandals. They’re from the new Spring 2014 collection featuring mirrored rose gold leather, high counter and 110mm heel. They’re now available at Shoescribe.

She arrived wearing a two-piece metallic outfit including a rose gold lurex-blend stretch long sleeve top and matching Kate Spade Aimee lamé flared mini skirt. Jennifer’s hair was curled at the ends and twisted back on side in a center-part half up, half down updo.

She also accessorized with a Jimmy Choo Cayla pinky nude patent leather clutch and Doves by Doron Paloma rose gold earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jennifer.