Tag Archives: Spring 2016 collection

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Christian Louboutin Hot Jeanbi lace pump | 100mm | shop at Neiman Marcus, Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Bringing bringing boudoir outside of the dressing room for Spring 2016, Christian Louboutin embellishes this sexy lingerie-inspired Hot Jeanbi d’Orsay pump with two black garter straps. Ooh la la! They also feature delicate black floral lace, sheer toe, piped patent leather trim, black leather covered heel and signature red sole. Half sizes are available.

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Christian Louboutin Guni | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus and Barneys

This season’s ‘Day Dreamer’ Spring/Summer 2016 collection did not disappoint. We love this sexy staple “Guni” white pump amped up in signature M. Louboutin style – featuring a heel counter completely embellished with tonal leather covered spikes.

It stands out even more with the beautiful fishnet-effect lattice crochet overlaid on top of transparent nude mesh with glossy white patent leather detailing. It’s also stocked in brown marron glace at Neiman Marcus or black at Saks Fifth Avenue. Half sizes are available.

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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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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.

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

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

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

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