Tag Archives: Stiletto

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Julianne Moore wore Tabitha Simmons Josephina pumps to the opening night performance of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ on Broadway at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring elaphe snakeskin, black leather straps, pointed toe and 110mm heel.

Jospehina is available in snakeskin at Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter. You can also find them in white leather at Neiman Marcus & Moda Operandi or blue silk satin at The Corner and Browns Fashion.

Julianne arrived wearing a Balenciaga cape-sleeve wool and silk-blend blouse with a draped and cut-out back panel. A sheer pink glossy lip and black leather double zip crossbody bag (straps removed, carried as a clutch) by Reed Krakoff provided the finishing touches.

Check out more shoes spotted on Julianne.

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Gianmarco Lorenzi strappy sandal | 105mm/4.1″ heel | shop at FarFetch for $584

We’ve already expressed our love for Lorenzi’s dynamic Spring/Summer 2014 collection (including these pink pumps and perforated winged sandals) but the goodies keep on coming! These statement sandals are a wonderfully mad scientific experiment for your feet modeling after a multicolor honeycomb mosaic pattern.

They feature a thin t-strap cage design, glossy patent leather, hexagonal panels in cobalt, aqua, turquoise and green, black leather insole, adjustable ankle-strap, gold-tone buckle and contrasting white leather sole/heel tip. Half sizes are available.

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Alexandre Birman two-tone strappy sandal | 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Shopbop for $595

This cage sandal mixes several elements which make for a fabulous statement shoe including bows, a sleek stiletto heel and strappy silhouette. They’re from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection featuring two knotted suede bows with red leather lining, hortensia pink suede, fiery coral leather, signature slim swirly straps and nude leather lining. Half sizes are available.

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Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus for $1,295 or with a 120mm heel at Neiman Marcus & Christian Louboutin

Remember the yummy candy buttons on paper tape? Thanks to M. Louboutin, you can now wear them on your feet this spring. These classic pumps were given a color twist featuring matte white leather, covered signature stiletto heel, low-cut vamp & sides, matte multicolored spikes and nude leather insole. Half sizes are available.

You can also find this candy-colored spike design on several of the classics including clutches, trainers and even a two-tone backpack:

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Pigalle Spikes 100mm pump | Loubiposh clutch with shoulder chain strap | Louis Spikes trainers

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Yalou spikes backpack | Lady Peep Spikes platform slingback | Sweet Charity small crossbody bag

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Lupita Nyong’o wore Sophia Webster Lola pumps to the 2014 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant And Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch. They’re from the Resort 2014 collection featuring white leather and black leather covered 100mm heel. Lola is available in white, pink & purple at Neiman Marcus and several other styles at Sophia Webster.

She looked fabulous wearing a Peter Pilotto floral-printed Ines short sleeve viscose top with a contrast printed waist band and illusion printed silk LK11 W shorts from the Resort 2014 collection.

I loved all of Lupita’s accessories including her Anya Hindmarch Duke printed satin faceted box clutch, purple glitter mani and sheer pink lip.

She also finished her look with a gold Big Block ring and Mini Block Stud earrings by W. Britt.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lupita.

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Allison Williams wore Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps to the Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti Home Gala held in Beverly Hills. These shoes are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring mirrored bronze leather and 120mm heel. So Kate is available in black patent leather at Barneys and several other styles at Christian Louboutin.

She was the best-dressed at this event wearing an ivory creamy wool blend sleeveless cocktail dress by Osman with a gold micro wire brocade paneled skirt from the Fall 2013 collection.

Allison’s hair was styled in soft waves before finishing with a blush pink lip and bronze smokey eye makeup. She also accessorized with a Brumani pink tourmaline cocktail ring.

Check out more shoes spotted on Allison.

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Cate Blanchett wore Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps to the 2014 BAFTA LA Awards Season Tea Party in Beverly Hills. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring neptune blue python and 120mm heel. You can find this Pigalle available online (just arrived!) at Neiman Marcus.

I adore this Union Jack spirited outfit from head-to-toe. Cate posed wearing a scarlet Michael Kors button up shirtdress with gathered shoulder detail, full midi-skirt and cognac leather belt from the latest Pre-Fall 2014 collection.

She put the finishing touches on this beautiful red carpet look with a sheer pale pink lip and her hair styled in a carefree, messier-than-usual chignon.

Check out more shoes spotted on Cate.

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Giuseppe Zanotti bootie | 130mm/5.1″ heel | shop at Farfetch for $1,020 and Giuseppe Zanotti & Neiman Marcus for $1,115

Nicki Minaj debuted these beautiful Spring 2014 booties at her Kmart collection launch in October and I also spotted them on Jennifer Hudson’s stylist Eric Archibald’s Instagram. They feature white python-embossed leather, gold-tone cone-shaped heel with a white leather tip, lace-up front with gold eyelets, long leather laces and concealed sized zip.

They’re only available in whole sizes and you find the same white python style designed  in a sleek pointed-toe pump.

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Victoria Beckham attended ‘The Class of 92′ premiere in London wearing Casadei Blade pumps. This classic pump features black suede, v-shaped front and 120mm sculpted steel silver lacquered heel. Blade is available in black patent leather & black suede at ShoeScribe, black leather & gunmetal patent leather at LuisaViaRoma and several other styles at Casadei.

She arrived to the red carpet with her beautiful family wearing a two-piece look from her own label. Victoria posed in a silk and wool-blend crepe sleeveless dress with a flouncy hem paired with a press-stud double breasted wool coat.

She also finished her look with a Spring ’13 gold-tone mirrored brass box clutch.

Check out more shoes spotted on Victoria.

Gio-Diev-LogoLately, we’ve been looking for something a little bit different to fill the void in our footwear fashions. Where classics shoe shapes and silhouettes are undoubtedly wonderful, sometimes we just want to be able to look down at our feet and say “wow.” Sometimes, we just yearn for something elevated from the norm and evocative of effortless elegance. It wasn’t until we discovered Gio Diev and his sculptural footwear that we realized exactly what we have been missing, after what felt line eons of web browsing, we believe we’ve found our solemate.

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Founder and creative director of the brand Gio Metodiev used to work in the world of PR with top designers – such as Dolce & Gabbana and Fendi – before realizing his need for creativity and stepping out from behind-the-scenes, heading straight to the forefront of design. That access and knowledge of the industry greatly aided his career ascent, but what really skyrocketed his career was his style; instead of basing his designs on the classics, he launched a footwear brand dedicated to being bold and memorable. Strong, yet sensual. He’s inspired by his surroundings, from the Melbourne Opera House to Josephine Baker’s banana skirt and he noted to Racked, “I see each shoe as a miniature sculpture. When it’s perfectly made it’s like a glorious vision of precision and beauty.”

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Truly, when you look at his shoe designs, you are immediately struck by his signature sweeping sophisticated curves, a futuristic “Space Heel” that juts away from the body of the shoe, bold silhouette, and – our favorite! – silver lacquered heels of varying shapes. This season, he’s incorporated his trademark futuristic edge into luscious suede, vibrant python, metallic nappa, and soft leather to create a sensational, feast-for-the-eyes collection. As if that wasn’t excellent enough, his Ancona shoe uses a transparent rubber appliqué overtop white moiré grosgrain for a three-dimensional dazzle and he’s introduced a delicate Namaste embellishment, because the chicest way to say “Namaste, bitches” to your friends isn’t with an organic cotton tote, it’s with a pair of gorgeous handcrafted shoes.

Gio Diev’s futuristic stunners have been spotted on the trendy heels of Priyanka Chopra, Leven Rambin, Katie Holmes, and even Madonna. Luckily for all of us, he recently launched an eStore and every Spring 2014 style is available at GioDiev.com, because stars shouldn’t be the only ones with shoes worthy of bragging about!

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Ancona in raspberry stamped lizard with a 100mm heel

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Ancona in black tech-fabric with silver piped leather trim

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Ancona in white moiré grosgrain leather with a 100mm heel

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Ancona in flou yellow python with silver hologram piped leather trim

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Beirut loafer pump in blue suede with a namaste symbol and holographic leather trim

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Beirut loafer pump in black moiré taffeta with a patent leather heel & namaste accessory

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Bombay black patent leather strappy sandal with a Samurai inspired lacquered heel, white braided straps and holographic trim

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Bombay platform sandal in royal blue suede and fluo yellow patent yellow with braided suede & yellow python straps

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Dion cut-out sandal in pale pink leather and natural lizard

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Essen colorblock cage sandal with a Samurai inspired white lacquered heel, island platform with caviar black leather, turquoise suede and white moiré

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Gela half d’Orsay pump in turquoise stamped lizard with the signature “space” heel and metallic gold leather tor

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Gela half d’Orsay pump in black and white stamped lizard with an asymmetric cut open-toe

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Gela half d’Orsay pump mirrored silver leather with a covered 100mm “space” shaped heel

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Gela half d’Orsay pump in Prussian blue python with a 100mm heel

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Melbourne open-toe lace up bootie in raspberry lizard and suede with gold leather laces

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Melbourne bootie in silver dotted leather, flou yellow satin, silver leather laces and mirrored silver leather 100mm heel

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Nara ankle-cuff bootie in black leather with the signature 120mm “blade” heel

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Nara in Prussian blue suede with a hidden platform, 120mm heel and transparent rubber appliqué inscribed with a message for tolerance

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Nikko futuristic pump in raspberry stamped leather with the signature “blade” heel and metallic gold insert

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Nikko platform pump in black patent leather with a mirrored gold insert

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Nikko 120mm pump in black leather with a mirrored silver “blade” heel and blue velvet insert

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Nikko pump with a hidden platform, flou yellow python and silver hologram leather insert

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Orly t-strap high rise pump in Prussian blue satin with thin hologram straps and rose gold buckles

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Orly t-strap pointed-toe pump in stone grey patent leather with rose gold buckles and 100mm heel

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Orly in glossy black patent leather with silver-tone buckles and 100mm

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Osaka ankle-cuff sandal with a Samurai inspired lacquered heel, island platform, silver dotted leather and yellow satin

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Osaka platform sandal with a stamped lizard ankle-cuff, layered black leather, island platform and lacquered heel

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Phoenix pointed-toe cutout bootie in black leather with a removable mirrored gold heel accent

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Petra strappy sandal in black caviar leather with a namaste gold-tone accessory and patent leather details

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Petra open-toe sandal in white moiré with mirrored pale gold trim and namaste accessory

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Roanne 100mm strappy sandal with midnight blue velvet & leather

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Sana ankle-strap 100mm sandal in pale pink leather & black caviar leather with an asymmetric toe strap and patent leather covered “space heel”

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Sana ankle-strap sandal in Prussian blue python and metallic silver leather with a 100mm heel

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Varna pointed-toe pump inspired by the sensual photography of Helmut Newton with sleek arch detailing in black patent leather

You can find all of these styles available for pre-order at Gio Diev!

Written by Shannon Weston