Julianne Moore wore Tabitha SimmonsJosephina 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.
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.
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.
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:
Lupita Nyong’o wore Sophia WebsterLola 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.
Allison Williams wore Christian LouboutinSo 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.
Cate Blanchett wore Christian LouboutinPigalle 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.
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.
Lately, 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.
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.”
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.