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We’re currently receiving some form of disciplinary action. It involves complete submission to a squad of ready-for-fashion-battle shoes –and you’ll be answering the call of duty soon too, once you get your eyes on them. Together, let’s salute the Gianvito Rossi Fall/Winter 2016 collection –our new shoe heroes.

Rossi’s latest line of footwear is an homage to French and British military uniforms (along with its signature Italian craftsmanship, of course). Adorned with rich hues and regal embellishments, ankle boots and sandals are strikingly commanding –but with a feminine flair that screams elegance –perfect for the lady bosses and the style savants who are ready to conquer the world this fall.


August regal velvet ankle-cuff sandal; available at Barneys and Neiman Marcus.

The collection is sharp and striking –reminiscent of the richly decorated uniforms of the Navy. The Augusta is a velvet gem. Blue, gold and garnet embroideries decorate the sexy stiletto sandal, while the midnight blue Miral bootie brims with fit-for-royalty details such as shiny gold buttons and satin red piping.


Miral velvet peep-toe with contrast trim; available at Barneys, MyTheresa and FarFetch.

The sensual shape of the slip-on loafer might just make you give your classic black pumps a long break. The Moret features a high vamp d’Orsay with naked sides, and a thin 105 mm stiletto heel. Your new power shoe, perhaps?


Moret d’Orsay velvet pump with high-rise front; available at MyTheresa and Lane Crawford.

The Vendome Bootie boasts of a cage design that captures the frogging detail of military jackets. It consists of embroidered loops of black suede with gold stitching, creating a fierce yet ultra-feminine finish.


Vendome lattice cage sandal in black suede and gold embroidery; available at Barneys and Montaigne Market.

Mink and lamb shearlings also add a fun and flirty touch to the collection. The Moritz is an eye-popping emerald suede bootie with a fur-covered front and a lace-up detail to the ankle –a gorgeous accent no doubt, to an LBD or a white tee and jeans combo.


Moritz suede & fur boot with wrap-around laces; available at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and MyTheresa.

Gianvito Rossi’s Fall ’16 collection is an army of bold and powerful footwear that celebrate femininity and relaxed elegance. The only war we now have to fight is: How can we get our hands on ALL these shoes, stat?!

Shop Gianvito Rossi’s latest collection at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Mytheresa and Gianvito Rossi.

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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). 


Dsquared2 embellished sandals | 120mm/4.7″ heel | shop at LuisaViaRoma & FarFetch

For Dean and Dan these prim n’ proper show-stompers were the perfect finishing touches for their “samurai x Victorian x combat Fall 2016 collection“. They feature layers upon layers of fine floral lace, tassel fringe trim, black silk, high embellished backing, lace printed insole and double ankle strap. Plus, burrowed in the nest of lace there’s a triple pearl drop charm. Half sizes are available.



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.



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!


Nicholas-Kirkwood-Logo-2016Known for shoes with sculptural forms and Italian sensibility, Nicholas Kirkwood launches an even more spectacular Spring/Summer collection this year. Aside from being equal parts practical and adventurous, the collection celebrates the 10th anniversary of the cult designer’s eponymous brand. More reason to snag a new pair of shoes, right?

Nicholas Kirkwood expertly pushes the boundaries of shoe design with its artistic craftsmanship along with its no holds barred approach to experimenting with cuts, silhouettes, colors and prints. No matter how edgy Nicholas-Kirkwood-Spring-2016-shoesand whimsical, there is that inherent elegance and sophistication that continue to mature with every collection. This season we see more revamped signature styles that play with unique lines, forms and contours, as well as more refined shapes from narrowed block heels to a dipped heel that give the shoes a voluptuous finish, reminiscent of the curvy pumps in the 50’s.

Although there are a lot of blacks and other neutrals, the collection features a kaleidoscope of super fun colors that will surely brighten up your ensembles. An energetic palette of cobalt blue, orange, fuchsia and turquoise decorate the collection, while suede, patent leather, python, mesh and laser cut details add contrast and texture to the fancy footwear.

Nicholas-Kirkwood-colorblock-suede-pearl-sandalFor color, comfort and an extra lift, the Maya pearl platform sandal fits the bill. The catchy color contrast along with the wedge heel and concealed pearl create a fun and fabulous shoe design you can wear from day to night.

Another one of our favorites is the wave Ava sandal which emphasizes Kirkwood’s use of negative space, with a silhouette that highlights both the visible and the invisible. The graphic form of the shoe, plus its sneaker lace up detail, make it perfect for any woman who knows how to have fun with fashion.

Shop the collection at: Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, and Nicholas Kirkwood.


Briona almond-toe pump in the signature chevron print and cap-toe; available in black suede at Barneys


Leda suede tie-back pumps in raspberry suede; available at Saks Fifth Avenue or with a 90mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker & Barneys


Stella embossed cutout suede and mesh sandals; available at Net-A-Porter


Maya pearl-embellished platform sandal; available at Matches & Nicholas Kirkwood or in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue, MatchesForward by Elyse Walker & Barneys


Stella cutout leather & suede mule sandal; available at Saks Fifth Avenue & Moda Operandi or in turquoise at Lane Crawford


Prism cross-strap sandal in black suede with the signature gold-tone sculpted inset heel; available with a 90mm heel at Nordstrom


Nara lace-up leather strappy sandal’ available in black leather with a 90mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker


Ava suede trimmed wave mesh sandal booties; available online at FarFetch


Briona almond-toe pump in the signature black & white chevron print; available at Net-A-Porter


Maya pearl-embellished platform sandal; available in blue woven raffia at Forward by Elyse Walker or pink woven raffia at Moda Operandi


Maya platform sandal with signature pearl accent in gold glitter fabric; available at Nicholas Kirkwood or in silver leather at Saks Fifth Avenue & Matches


Maya pearl platform sandal in black silk and natural cork; available at Forward by Elyse WalkerBarneys & Matches or in beige suede at Nicholas Kirkwood


Signature arch ankle-tie sandal in black suede and piped metallic gold leather trim


Arch statement sandal in natural python with black leather trim and suede laces



Laser-cut leather platform sandals in black & white leather with gold-tone covered leather detailing


Lattice tie-back sandal in printed leather and black suede with a patent leather covered heel


Outliner ankle-strap geometric paneled pump in fuchsia-pink suede and mint-green patent-leather; available at Matches


Outliner ankle-strap geometric paneled pump in gold lurex leather with white patent leather trim; available at Matches


Outliner ankle-strap pump in royal blue with turquoise-blue suede and pink patent-leather geometric panels; available at Matches


Outliner ankle-strap sandal in coral, fuschia and mint green; available at Saks Fifth Avenue


Outliner ankle-strap sandal in metallic lurex leather; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nicholas Kirkwood


Outliner lace-up sandals in coral suede with geometric detailing in fuschia pink suede and mint green patent leather


Outliner sandal in royal blue suede with turquoise-blue suede and pink patent-leather geometric panels; available at Saks Fifth Avenue


Glossy patent leather tie-back sandal with mesh detailing and pin thin stiletto heel


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). 


Jimmy Choo Trix sandal | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Bergdorf Goodman and Nordstrom

These statementmakers are from Jimmy Choo’s latest California-dreaming inspired collection exuding a warm care-free glamour for Spring/Summer 2016. Trix is a beautifully designed t-strap sandal featuring colorful woven teal suede and navy leather, slightly curved 100mm block heel made from painted wood.

Half sizes are available and they’re also stocked in a lovely dark shiraz combined with coral. You can also see how they look worn on the foot in the campaign look book.




x Poppy Delevingne Hero sandals | 105mm heel | shop at FarFetch, Matches, MyTheresa, Shopbop or Moda Operandi

After last year’s successful collaboration with fashion darling Olivia Palermo, this season ‘s Edgardo Osorio teamed up with another style maven. We love this celestial-inspired  x Poppy Delevingne capsule collection featuring dreamy Moroccan motifs.

The Hero open-toe sandals are one of our favorite styles designed in black suede with a strappy crossover front, long wraparound braided leather laces, suede tassels and turquoise gemstone details. Half sizes are available. You can also shop them in a beautiful cognac suede at Matches.


Behind-the-scenes look and interview with Edgardo & Poppy:

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:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Images via designers, FootwearNews, Vogue UK


Christian Louboutin So Kate pointed-toe pumps | 120mm/4.72″ | shop it at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman – this is a preorder, to ship no later than May 2.

Painted corks are kind of a thing this spring – we fell hard for the Edgardo Osorio for Salvatore Ferragamo beauties and now, these. The staple So Kate pump returns with a little technicolor dreamcoat makeover this season featuring natural cork embellished with a multicolor chevron print; they’re total statement makers. Also featuring a long pointed-toe, sleek stiletto and iconic red sole.  Half sizes are available.



Check out our September must-haves! New from Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Tamara Mellon, Tom Ford & more:


TAMARA MELLON Gladiatrix embellished suede sandals; I love these small gold studs but now I actually prefer them in black suede (which I’ve only seen available at Saks Fifth Avenue).


CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Casanovella fringe sandals – don’t they make you want to prance & sashay around? We’re crazy for the long front fringe panel which falls nicely on the front – you can also find them in a fun textured navy variation resembling denim.


IVY KIRZHNER Mount wedge sandal boots; Kirzhner has caught the attention of Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé…we love the long leather wrap and two-tone combination.


DSQUARED2 embellished black lace-up sandals – they have such a strong strappy footwear collection this season…we love all of them but especially this sexy shoe covered in gold hardware with a patent leather stitch design.


TAMARA MELLON Possession patent-leather pumps featuring a triple strap design and glossy black patent leather; this style is selling fast and also available at Stylebop


TOM FORD patchwork denim and leather sandals; they’re jaw-dropping! The thin leather wrap-around laces seal the deal.


JIMMY CHOO Rosana ballet pink velvet and black nappa round-toe pumps with satin ties. Have you seen the new campaign starring Kate Hudson wearing these? – so beautiful. They’ll sell out and you can also find them at Nordstrom and MyTheresa.


AQUAZZURA Tutto Buckle sandals; easily one of the best designs of the season and our personal favorite. They’re carried exclusively at MyTheresa and also available in black leather or leopard print calf hair at Moda Operandi.


CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Gela Davis tulle firework embellished pump in black silk satin. We love this standout design featuring thin cross-straps and the super dramatic oversized tulle flower.


TAMARA MELLON Black Magic butterfly black & white sandal; Black Magic was designed in several colors but this contrasting monochrome style is our favorite.


GIANNICO Super Lola nude & red lip pump; designer Nicolò Beretta picked up the award for best footwear at Vogue’s ‘Who Is On Next?’ 2015 competition and you can find several playful styles from the fall collection now stocked at LuisaViaRoma.


CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Houghton May white platform sandal – okay, technically this style debuted in the Marchesa Spring’15 runway show but we’re still in love with it – plus, since I live in Miami they’re an appropriate “florida winter white”. It’s also carried in black and white.