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Art is brought to your feet in the latest collection of Yevrah-logoYevrah designers Jason Harvey and Erwin Sweetwine.

A six-year in the making concept that’s finally been brought to life with Elemental; a collection filled with boots, pumps and a very special flat, that takes women back to the basics on a journey of style, class, and art.

Yevrah-shoesWe interviewed the Atlanta-based designers to learn about the influence, inspiration of this up-and-coming brand.

> How was Yevrah born? What was is that made you get into the industry of women’s shoe?

Jason: We always just had that love and respect for one another on campus during college. The genuine relationship was formed when we both ran against one another in a Mr. Freshman pageant. The running joke has Erwin won Mr. Freshman and I became 1st runner up! It was such a great experience.

I’ve been playing around with footwear for about six years now. My wife, a model since 13 now 23, is also an artist who helped guide me in the world of designing. I was persistent and had great ideas but they were not wearable ideas. As time went along, the designs began to mature thus the brand finally came to fruition late 2016.

> I see this collection was heavily influenced by nature. What I like the most about it is that you were able to take this concept and make it unique. As designers, how were you able to achieve this?

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Erwin: Designing is an intricate process. With Jason being such an artistic person, we often have scaled down conceptual designs into wearable fashion. Honestly, that is what makes this experience so rewarding and fun. From choosing the materials to fitting and finalizing the collections, each step of the way required a lot of trial and error but seeing the collection manifest into Elemental was humbling.

Jason: Many cannot understand or explain what is called a gift at times. I’m just blessed with the ability to see things that are born from nothing. As a designer, it can be the most random things at times that will spark your imagination. A shadow can hit a branch in a specific way, and in my mind, I then spot a design and immediately get inspired.

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> The collection is composed of 10 pieces that consist of pumps and boots, but amongst them is one flat, that I can say speaks for itself. It’s this great harmony of minimalistic, casual, elegant and I would dare to say even sporty. How did this particular style come into play? What inspired you in creating this shoe?

Stiletto-Pumps-YevrahErwin: Each design in the Elemental collection is intentional. The line really speaks to the women we hope will experience the brand. Jason constantly mentioned that he really loves the drawstring on shoes, so this incorporated in both the flat and mule gives a sporty yet edgy look. The style is very niche and versatile, and we know that women look for unique pieces to incorporate into their wardrobe.

Jason: Women are powerful and daring…but even the daring beauties at times want to level style out with comfort. That is how the Diver flat was born. I envisioned the woman to be chic and comfortable unlike its sister style which is greater in height.

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> You’re both artists and this is a big part of your brand’s identity, so much so that you participated in the 2016 Art Basel in Miami, one of the biggest art shows in the country. Your website is called Art of Yevrah. What were some of the biggest artistic influences while designing the line?

Erwin: We envisioned the brand being a form of expression just like art. We started with a blank canvas. We literally had no experience in footwear. Partnering with Jason allowed the both of us to leverage our life experiences and to develop a brand that is hopefully here for many more years to come. Our inspiration is everyday people who enjoy being daring and different.

Jason: Life inspires me.. Art is life.. Art is expression, freedom.. with that being said- Power also comes into play with this. You feel indestructible when putting the brush into play. The canvas is empowering and life changing with every piece that you choose to create. It’s exhilarating but most importantly it heals.

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> On your website, you state that your shoes incorporate unconventional materials, what’s the materials that take the biggest role in the confection of your shoes? That material that you believe is what sets you apart?

Erwin: The cork material is the most unconventional, complex materials to use when designing shoes. The material we used is actually imported from Portugal. A lot of people including our manufacturer said it sucks a risk using this material. We said: “Let’s do it! We have to make it work.” And we did! Jason and I are more than excited about the construction and quality of the shoes made of cork in this collection.

Embossed-pumps-YevrahJason: I would say cork… It’s tricky to use this kind of material at times because it is a dry material. It does not always agree with what you want it to do. You just don’t find many brands out here that are willing to risk this type of production.

> For now, your main focus is women’s line. Can we expect a men’s shoe line in the future?

Jason: For sure! It gets stressful sometimes not being able to wear all of this beautiful work! Yevrah is so full time at the moment I just cannot commit to creating the men’s line yet but, very soon. The gentleman will not be disappointed.

Erwin: Most definitely! We can’t wait to expand into the world of men’s footwear. As of right now, we don’t have an estimated time for when that will release but we have heavily considered it and know that is the direction we would like to move in.

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Shop the latest Yevrah collection on their website. Make sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook for more shoe candy, photos and updates!

Guest post and interview written by the lovely Natalia Rodriguez from Veneci Swimwear.

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Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps | 120mm/4.8″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus & Nordstrom

Just as the new Pre-Fall 2016 collection begins to debut on the red carpet, several styles are now also available for online pre-order. We’re captivated by these bewitchingly ‘So Kate’ pumps which feel even a little villainish, no? They feature a beautiful emerald green marbled patent leather throughout with the signature sleek pointed-toe and thin stiletto heel.

Half sizes are available and you can find more fabulous styles from this collection at Christian Louboutin.

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Chiara Ferragni Collection Pow Bang sandals | 4.5″/115mm | shop at Zappos and CFC

Top style blogger & influencer Chiara Ferragni launched her namesake shoe collection in 2010 with the signature glitter covered ‘Flirting’ flats slowly adding more & more heels to the collection every season. The Spring ’16 ‘Heroes to the Rescue’ shoes are whimsical as ever drawing inspiration from Wonder Woman-esque superheroes and exaggerated comic strip pop art sound effects.

This Pow Bang slip-on mule is one of our favorite styles from this collection featuring two-tone blue leather with a thin toe strap, red patent leather ‘Pow’ & ‘Bang’ appliqué and zig-zag trimmed front strap. It’s available in whole sizes only and alternatively stocked in a funky fun yellow silk satin. We’re also crazy about the blue ‘Stars’ sandals!

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During my [long] break from blogging, and even though I wasn’t writing everyday, I was still checking out the latest collections – once a shoe lover, always a shoe lover ☺.

One of the reasons I felt it took me so long to get back to blogging is that I couldn’t help but feel overall uninspired by everything I was seeing stocked in my favorite stores. Aside from a few standouts here & there, the designs seemed monotonous. Which is the reason why I have so much respect for designers who manage to balance creativity with wearability and staple pieces while at the same time maintaining a unique brand voice.

I was browsing through new spring styles and wanted to share the shoes which really caught my eye:

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Bionda Castana x LK Bennett checkerboard printed pointed-toe pump in navy and white leather.

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Manolo Blahnik soft orange suede pointed-toe pump with shiny blue piped leather trim.

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Marskin Ryyppy Merope strappy cutout pump in tangerine suede and metallic peacock green snakeskin.

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Chloe Gosselin cutout pump in vermilion red suede and matching leather.

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Paul Andrew Haikou pump in white satin with raffia & sequin flower embroidery in white and dragon red.

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Casadei cobalt suede sandal with natural snakeskin straps and long ankle-wrap laces with tassels.

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Tabitha Simmons natural raffia strappy sandals with blue starburst floral embroidered straps.

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Alexandre Birman sky blue suede sandal with tube straps and snakeskin detailing.

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Giannico Picasso mule with Beverly Hills palm print canvas and pale blue leather covered stiletto.

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Chelsea Paris for Jean-Pierre Braganza black leather cage sandal with multicolor details.

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Liudmilla jacquard Leandra sculpted wedge pump with a cutout heel and long gold leather ankle-wrap.

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Alejandra G. multicolor pastel snakeskin cage sandal with matching tassels.

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Oscar Tiye Kitty sandal in glossy black patent leather and contrast white stitching.

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Malone Souliers Ida gladiator sandal in a beautiful laser-cut teal leather with red patent leather and pretty pink laces; available at Avenue 32.

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Mary Katrantzou floral printed leather pumps with croc strap and sculpted gold-tone heel.

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Le Silla cutout sandal in platinum snakeskin and long corset-style laces; available at Le Silla.

Images via designers, FootwearNews, Vogue UK

We couldn’t wait any longer! Before the holiday weekend officially begins, we had to share a peek of the beautiful new Christian Louboutin Fall 2015 collection!

Check out these just-released campaign images debuting seven styles – you can see more designs featured on the Christian Louboutin Facebook page.

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Our review (including more styles!) will be posted shortly but here’s a look at the latest designs and new arrivals.

You can pre-order this collection at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin.

Our current favorites include the Benedetta sandal, Fetish pump and Toerless Muse in red suede.

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Araknene 120mm bootie in black leather with sheer fishnet panels; available at Christian Louboutin, similar style with a platform & peep-toe at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Akenana mule in black leather with silver & gold chainlink trim and 100mm heel; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Benedetta strappy t-strap sandal in black patent leather with a small platform and 120mm heel; spotted on on Kate Beckinsale

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Carapachoc colorblock suede bootie with small spike stud trim and 100mm heel

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Casanovella t-strap sandal in black leather, full fringe front and 120mm heel

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Casanovella sandal in nappa glitter serene and black patent leather with a 120mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus

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Decoupadiva sandal in white snakeskin with floral laser cut detailing and sculpted 120mm heel

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Decoupadiva sandal in glossy black patent leather with laser-cut detailing and 120mm heel

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Decoupadiva sandal in nude suede with floral laser-cut detailing and 120mm curvy sculpted heel

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Degraspike 120mm pump in a patent ocean & amazon dégradé-effect; available Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin

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Dolly Birdy Mary Jane pump in aquarium patent leather with a glitter covered 30mm heel

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Dollyparty 120mm pump in black leather covered with silver chain embellishment throughout

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Dollyparty in nuit suede embellished with gold chain and 120mm stiletto heelChristian-Louboutin-elastagram-sandal-Fall-2015

Elastagram sporty cross-strap in white, orange & blue with a mirrored pale gold covered 120mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus

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Elastagram sandal with glitter elastic straps, mirrored gold leather and tech mesh; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin

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Electrapump in horizon baby blue leather with a spike-accented 100mm heel and silver studs

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Electroboot in black suede with a tapered 100mm heel, spiked heel and gold studs

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Fetish d’Orsay pump accented with a grosgrain bow, silver padlock ankle-strap and sky-high 130mm heel

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Follies Spikes 120mm pump in patent rose digitle with a dégradé-effect at Christian Louboutin

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Iriza half d’Orsay pump in alucuir anthracite with a 120mm heel

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Iriza 120mm half d’Orsay pump in gold glitter luminor fabric; available at Christian Louboutin

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J String sleek t-strap pointed-toe pump with a 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin

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Neotrente ankle-strap pump in horzion pale blue with silver glitter details and peep-toe

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Nicobar strappy sandal in black suede with sheer mesh nude paneling and tapered 100mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus

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Nicole strappy sandal in mirrored gold leather with a 120mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus and black at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Perucora pointed-toe pump in black velour velvet with multicolor embellished heart-shape detailing at the toe and 120mm heel

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Pigalle Follies 120mm pump with a dégradé-effect in glossy red & nude patent leather

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Salonu in dentelle sevillana ivory and 100mm covered heel; available at Christian Louboutin

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Saudade 160mm pump in shiny black leather  pump with a triple stacked platform covered in silver studs and almond toe

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Sharpstagram pump in glossy black patent leather, 100mm heel and elastic cross-straps; available at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue

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Signifiamma nude sheer mesh peep-toe bootie with black suede detailing and silver chain embellishment; available at Neiman Marcus

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So Kate pointed-toe pump in nude & black patent leather with a dégradé-effect and 120mm heel, spotted on Emma Stone; available at Christian Louboutin

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So Kate pointed-pump in laser-cut black leather and mosaic-inspired lining; available at Christian Louboutin

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Tac-Clac half d’Orsay pump with a v-cut front and glitter sirene covered 100mm heel; availbale at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Toerless Muse triple-strap pump in black leather with a 120mm heel

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Toerless Muse strappy pump in gold glitter luminor fabric; as seen on Rihanna

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Toerless Muse triple-strap pump in suede-oeillet with a 120mm heel; available in red at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Treliliane round-toe pump with a 30mm heel in horizon blue patent leather embellished with small silver spikes

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Vampydoly 120mm pump in black leather with an asymmetrical front, high-rise back and thin ankle-strap

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Vampydoly in suede nuit with a 120mm heel, sleek pointed-toe and matching ankle-strap

Images via WWD, Footwear News and Christian Louboutin

Louboutin circleIt’s hard – scratch that, impossible – to think of luxury shoes and not immediately think of Christian Louboutin. He’s a man that put the “high” back into “high heels,” literally elevating sartorially savvy ladies with his designs since his time of apprenticeship with Roger Vivier. With the average height of his shoes standing proudly at 120mm, his professed goal in designing has been to “make a woman look sexy, beautiful. To make her legs look as long as [he] can.” He considers shoes to be a pedestal for the female form, an ideological stance that has allowed him to have fun with his designs, knowing that if a woman feels confident, empowered, and alluring in his soles, he’s done his job.

The fact that Christian Louboutin is the most searched shoe designer on the internet isn’t surprising. That splash of red is part of fashion iconography, cementing Louboutin’s dynasty and legacy within the fast changing, increasingly high-paced world that he entered into over thirty years ago. When Christian Louboutin was founded in 1991, the result was electric; you could almost feel the fashion world changing in that instant. He’s been a mainstay for discerning, chic fashionistas ever since – after all, many a fashionista would call a closet incomplete without at least one (or four) pairs of Louboutins.

This spring, his collection is filled with enviable pieces that are every bit kooky as they are gorgeous. Western-inspired laser cut pumps – seen on the Marchesa runway – add an old-world charm to pumps, sandals shaped by colorful PVC panels, studded cap-toe pumps designed in a timeless nautical stripe fabric and even cheeky door knockers on his “Door Knock” pump. Louboutin was also inspired by several periods of art, using oblong shapes inspired by surrealist artist Leonor Fini and even a multicolor satin bouquet print inspired by impressionist art. The latest staple pump So Kate was reimagined in several ways, including a clownfish striped python that we never knew we needed.  We love his Air Chance variations for the Spring 2014 season as well, and not just because our latest actress crush Jennifer Lawrence was spotted in them during The Hunger Games: Catching Fire press tour.

In this collection, we’re also seeing him play around with different silhouettes – notably, white booties with candy colored spikes, mules with intricate bead embellishments, platform sandals with a patchwork leather design, and the most on-trend kitten heeled pumps you’ve ever seen. The cacophony of inspirations and designs is a lot to take in, but given his impeccable taste and the state-of-the-art craftsmanship that goes into every pair, it goes without saying that we’re going to happily memorize every style.

We can’t all be Danielle Steel and own over 6,000 pairs of Louboutins, but we can still appreciate how special and magnificent we feel when we slip into a pair.

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Air Chance slingback pump in poudre & white leather, neptune patent leather, raspberry PVC and mirrored silver leather, 120mm heel; available with a 100mm heel in white leather, patent nude leather and clear PVC at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Air Chance slingback pump with panels of black leather, suede & patent, plus clear PVC, 120mm heel; available with a 100mm heel in black and white leather at Neiman Marcus.

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Amazona platform sandal in beige & brown leather with a stacked 120mm heel; avaialable at Christian Louboutin UK

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Aqua Ronda 120mm sandal with aquamarine PVC, red patent leather padded straps, white patent leather trim and mirrored silver leather

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Apostrophy Sling pump in white patent leather with a tapered 120mm heel

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Belly Nodo t-strap sandal in white leather with a flat bow and 120mm heel

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Bettina black glossy leather d’Orsay ankle cuff pump with a 100mm heel

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Djalouzi 120mm pump with a Western-inspired wing tip cap-toe, clear PVC and python-faience

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Door Knock pump in white leather with a small silver door knocker, silver studs and 120mm heel

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Door Knock pump in suede cyclamen with gold studs and 120mm heel

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Door Knock pump in white leather, silver details and 45mm kitten heel

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Farfamesh sandal in poudre with gold mini glitter, mirrored gold leather and 120mm heel

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Geo 120mm pump in striped navy & white cotton with a red patent leather studded cap-toe; 100mm style available at Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue

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Impera laser-cut black leather pump, as seen on the Marchesa runway, with long corset laces and 120mm heel

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Just Soon 100mm open-toe pump in striped navy & white cotton with an asymmetric front bow, metallic gold leather band and red patent leather toe; available at Christian Louboutin US

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Leonor Fini sandal in anis suede with soft curved lines, 120mm heel and back-zip

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Martha 100mm t-strap sandal in metallic gold leather with sheer mesh lining and oval-shaped cage design

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Mary June strappy sandal in yummy sherbet shades of leather, mirrored gold platform and multicolor painted perch fish leather

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Miss Rigidaine black patent leather half d’Orsay pump with clear PVC trim and 120mm heel

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Paralili 100mm slingback pump in corazon & neptune patent leather, clear PVC and mirrored gold

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Paulina Strass pump in satin bouquet printed silk, clear PVC panel, crystal trim and 45mm heel

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Pigalace 120mm pump in delicate white dentelle lace and silk satin heel

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Pigalle 120mm python pump in neptune

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Snakilta 120mm pointed-toe boot in white leather with multicolor studs

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So Kate pump in clownfish striped python, 120mm heel; available online at Christian Louboutin USChristian Louboutin UK – also available in a new python-faience at Saks Fifth Avenue

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So Kate patent leather pump in corazon, 120mm heel; available online at Christian Louboutin US

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So Kate metallic silver leather pump, 120mm heel; available online at Christian Louboutin UK

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So Kate nude patent leather pump, 120mm heel; available online at Christian Louboutin UK

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So Kate patent leather pump in aquamarine, 120mm heel; available online at Christian Louboutin US & Christian Louboutin UK

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So Liz 120mm satin bouquet printed silk slingback sandal

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Speleola 100mm cyclamen satin mule with a clear PVC strap and embellished front strap

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Toboggan mirrored pale gold half d’Orsay 100mm sandal with a thin front strap

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Valnina 100mm ankle-tie sandal with laser-cut mirrored rose gold strap and gold mini glitter

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Viveka striped python peep-toe sandal with an asymmetric elastic strap and 120mm heel; 100mm style available in clownfish python and black leather at Saks Fifth Avenue

Written by Shannon Weston

Images from Vogue UK, Glamour UK, Style.com, Christian Louboutin US & WWD/Footwear News


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Casadei suede ankle-strap pump | 5″ heel | available at Amazon (free shipping) for $820

These pointed-toe pumps are from the new Spring/Summer 2013 collection and I mentioned in the September post that I love this turquoise pump! I have the Blade in black suede and it’s one of my favorite shoes, I wear it all the time.

They feature suede, pointed-toe, metallic light gold leather skinny ankle-strap and signature sculpted blade heel. Half sizes are available.

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They’re also available in black suede at TheCorner & Neiman Marcus and in black, beige and raspberry at Barneys.

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P.S. – Casadei is launching their own e-boutique soon! Sign-up here to be notified about the opening.




I’m back! I apologize for the lack of updates. For the past couple months I’ve been traveling non-stop while collecting some fabulous heels. Most excitingly I went to Europe and explored Italy, Paris & Lithuania. Here are the shoes I picked up:

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Brian Atwood Fall 2011 electric purple Follow Me pump
Purchased at:
ShoeIn located at the Wynn, Las Vegas
Available at: Saks Fifth Avenue & ShoeIn
Seen on: Naomi Watts
Fit: Amazing! For a pin heel, I’m impressed and understand why he’s the go-to designer for many celebrities. I took a 36.5 in these.

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Casadei Fall 2011 steel blade pumps
Purchased at: Casadei store in Florence
Available at: Orange suede & black patent at Endless, in blue suede at LuisaViaRoma, in black leather at Neiman Marcus and in black suede at TheCorner.
Seen on: Lea Michele, Selena Gomez, Cameron Diaz
Fit: I take it back, I take it back! Anything wonderful I have written about these, please disregard! These are so uncomfortable. I tried them on in the store, walked around & decided that I had to have them. I wore them out one evening and tripped all over. It was embarrassing and unlike me; I was born for heels! I don’t understand how Lea Michele and Cameron Diaz have worn these multiple times on the red carpet – crazy! These heels are for dinner parties only. I took a 36.5.
** Update – Okay, I have gotten several emails about these pumps. Celebrities continue to wear them, I continue to wear them…I had an obvious love/hate relationship with these heels. No one can deny how sexy they are. They look amazing with so many of my outfits. Everyone’s feet are different and for me I had to learn how to balance in them. They still aren’t the easiest heels I own however they are beautiful. Also remember they’re a bit narrow.**


Christian Louboutin Fall 2011 suede Daf Booty
Purchased at: Christian Louboutin in Paris
Available at: Nathalie Schuterman (You have to call them to order & if you want them I wouldn’t wait!)
Seen on: Victoria Beckham and Rihanna
Fit: This is a seriously high & hot shoe. I couldn’t believe I went for something in the Daffodile family. I haven’t had any problem wearing them and would choose to wear these over the Casadei heels in a heartbeat. They only had a 37, I would have taken a 36.5 but with socks these fit perfect.

DSquared2 Ice Skating boot
DSquared close-up ice skating boot

DSquared2 Fall 2011 ice skating boots
Purchased at: The new DSquared2 boutique in Paris
Available at: Zappos in white & black, LuisaViaRoma, DSqaured2
Fit: These are my favorite purchase! It took me 30 minutes+ to choose between the black & white. I went with the white because it looks like I just stepped off the rink. These were only made in 38, 39 & 40 so I took the 38. I choose to wear these out of the store…on rue Saint-Honoré on a Saturday – not the smartest move but I was so excited to have them. Two minutes later a photographer from Vogue Japan asked to photograph me! I have no idea where the photo will be – street style section on the web site I’m guessing. These are much easier to walk in than you think. I took a close-up of the bottom to show the two supporting “blades” which help keep them stable.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2011 embellished cork sandals
Purchased/available at: Oscar de la Renta Wynn, Las Vegas
Fit: These are very easy to walk in. The cork is very comfortable and I’ve worn them out several times without any issue. At the boutique there were many styles left from spring at 40% off! A sale in mid-October? I’ll take it! They also had one of my favorite styles but these embellished cork sandals called to me. I took a 37.5 (his shoes run small).

Giuseppe Zanotti Spring 2012 open-toe bootie with 5.9 inch heel
Available at: Giuseppe Zanotti for pre-order estimated shipping date 11/21
Fit: In June I saw Zanotti’s Spring 2012 collection which featured many shoes with this silhouette. I completely respect Zanotti’s work – he’s a shoe master! I thought this design would be heavy in the front but surprisingly the shoe is very light. I feel like all of my recent sky-high purchases are getting me ready for Noritaka Tatehana’s heels : ).

Christian Louboutin Louis Strass
Purchased at: Christian Louboutin at The Forum Shops in Las Vegas
These are my boyfriend’s but aren’t they beautiful?! He’s never been a fan of Louboutin’s mens shoes but these caught his eye. There’s only one size left online in silver.

Right now we’re hanging out in Vegas, catching up on projects and getting ready for Halloween. I’m obviously going to be an ice skater!