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 CollectionPow 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!
Known 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 and 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.
For 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.
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).
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.
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 RyyppyMerope strappy cutout pump in tangerine suede and metallic peacock green snakeskin.
Chloe Gosselin cutout pump in vermilion red suede and matching leather.
Paul AndrewHaikou 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.
GiannicoPicasso 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 TiyeKitty sandal in glossy black patent leather and contrast white stitching.
Malone SouliersIda 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.
Christian LouboutinSo 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.
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTINCasanovella 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.
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.
AQUAZZURATutto 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.
GIANNICOSuper 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 LOUBOUTINHoughton 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.
Kristen Stewart wore Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps to the ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ premiere during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection (named after Kate Moss) featuring glossy nude patent leather and 120mm high heel. She’s also previously worn them in black patent leather. So Kate is currently available in nude patent leather at Neiman Marcus, black/nude/red leather or striped calf hair at Saks Fifth Avenue and several other styles at Christian Louboutin.
I was hoping she would debut the newest Fall 2014 Pigalle Follies pumps but the SK pumps work too :). Instead of the typical (and expected) glamorous ball gown, Kristen opted for a sleeveless athletic-inspired jumpsuit completely covered in opalescent sequin embroidery with a button up back and horizontal stripe sequin cuffed trousers from Chanel’s Spring 2014 Haute Couture collection.
She also added Chanel Fine Jewelry including a Plume de Chanel bracelet (totaling 24.2 carats of diamonds!). With her fiery copper hair styled in side-parted waves, she put the finishing touches on the look with complementary silvery-purple smoky eye makeup.