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Our tour of the fashion capitals of the world continues. Next stop? Milan! Let’s take a closer look at our favorite Italian exports –nope, not the best-tasting pizza or the creamiest gelato there is –but shoes, of course! Whet your sartorial appetite with these shoes that are just, bellisima.

Dolce & Gabbana
Disney Princess wannabee? Dolce & Gabanna’s whimsical heels will make your fairy tale dreams come true. Metallic t-strap pumps were embellished with glitter, multicolored flowers and furry pompoms. PVC pumps were reminiscent of Cinderella’s glass slippers –you’d never want to leave a shoe behind, that’s for sure –midnight curfew or not.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo
Furry footwear also tickled the Ferragamo runway. Fur trim adorned the ankle strap on an otherwise classic, muted satin sandal. Toe caps of block-heeled pumps also got the furry treatment, giving the chic footwear the cozy touch of bathroom slippers. Zigzag-patterned lizard skin and suede booties and knee-highs were also playful and edgy additions to the flirty footwear collection.

Stilettos stole the show with its super ornate embellishments –tassels, cord lacing, beadwork, badges, ruffles, belts, straps and buckles were the perfect details to match the military mood of the edgy Victorian coats and Sargent jackets.

The Prada woman for fall is a traveller who treks, hikes and explores in style. Her nomadic footwear consists of lace-ups with wedge heels, multicolored laces and nautical detailing. Her Prada pilgrimage will continue with glossy patents and color-blocked leathers, adorned with golden buckles.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli
Now you can wear a pair of snakeskin platform boots for almost everyday of the week. The go-go boots came in a plethora of colors –black, gold, purple, blue and green –all snag-worthy for the glam-rock chicks out there.

Cropped and over-the-knee boots weren’t shy of details –the leg covering footwear were heavily dressed up in ruffled leather, scaling, garters and tapered heels. These beauties had an eye-catching color palette too, from cotton candy hues to super bold shades that would light up the streets in the fall.

Fausto Puglisi
With Madonna mash-ups playing the background, you can definitely expect a show that is equal parts sexy, rebellious and edgy. Stomp-worthy combat boots were bedecked with studs and colorblocked with blue or green covering. Cowboy boots were studded and buckled –super sexy when paired with short skirts. Then there’s that pair of metallic gladiator boots that are extremely feminine, fierce and totally hot!

Alessandro Michele described his dreamy collection as an ode to, as he said, “some of my passions” –the Seventies, The Renaissance and Street Style were celebrated through platform wedges paired with lustrous hosiery. Horse-bit loafers got a fun makeover and were spruced up with a pointed toe and block heels, while your classic round-toe Mary Janes turned into entrancing accessories with its optical illusion print.

It was a kitten heel parade. Leather ankle booties, got the modest-heel treatment, while pointy pumps already came with zipped up socks for a cosy touch. Ankle strap pumps got a little bit more height and color too. Our favorite? The fluorescent yellow capped stilettos with coral ankle straps.

Consuelo Castiglioni obviously likes to experiment with conceptual forms. Pointy pumps in high-shine neutrals featured wooden wedges with gold trimming –the shoes were like wearable pieces of furniture. Tall boots were also given added lift by wooden orbs, while other pumps were elegantly accented with curved, swirly-shaped wooden heels.

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About the author: Zenzhu is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. He 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). 

Christian-Louboutin-Azunika-mule-Spring-2015 (1)Fresh on the heels of the 10 year anniversary of the iconic Pigalle stiletto pump, Christian Louboutin’s new collection is a veritable bevy of sporty influence, rock and roll chic, and vibrant femininity that proves, yet again, why Louboutins are still the Go-To brand for every fashion forward fashionista.

The thing we love about Christian Louboutin’s Spring/Summer collections (other than everything) is that they are always unafraid of making a bold, colorful statement. From patent leather to PVC, from gotta-look-twice embellished wedges to the iconic So Kate in metallic python leather, the SS15 collection is all about putting your best foot forward and strutting with confidence. Though it’s difficult to narrow our favorite designs, we can’t stop looking at the incredibly vibrant fringe of the Otrot stiletto and the phenomenal new interpretation of the Mea Culpa that is done in a warm gold and polished off with an elongated and elegant curved collar vamp.

The Mea Culpa isn’t the only style that has had a bit of an update and we can’t take our Christian-Louboutin-Mayerling-sandal-Spring-2015eyes off of the unique revamp of Louboutin’s sexy signature stiletto, a curved vamp design that continues down to a serpentine heel. That striking wavy design appears in multiple iterations, such as the Dalida, theDeepik, and the Vagachina, but our favorite has to be the Dalidad’orsay design done in patent opaline leather — the curved heel and stitched motif makes it a must-have for the upcoming sunny months.

As if that wasn’t enough (we’re trying to contain our gushing), Louboutin’s 130mm is back and sexier than ever, replete with t-straps, colorful patterns, and peep-toes. We can already picture the sky-high platform pumps on the heels of Dita Von Teese and other style-icon daredevils!

This collection is now available at Net-A-PorterNeiman MarcusSaks Fifth Avenue, Barneys and Christian Louboutin,


Bandy pointed-toe pump with multicolored stripes of patent leather & PVC plus a gold specchio stiletto 120mm heel; available at NordstromSaks Fifth Avenue and Chrisitan Louboutin


Boltina multicolor lace-up sport bootie with a 120mm leather covered heel; available at Neiman Marcus


Cataclou sandal with multicolor braided rope, studs and printed fabric plus a 140mm wedge; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


Deepik open-toe d’Orsay pump with sculpted sides and 120mm wavy stiletto heel; available at Nordstrom


Devibroda t-strap sandal in gold mini glitter covered with multicolor beads and 120mm heel



Follies Spikes in beige specchio leather with mutlicolor spikes and 120mm heel; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


Front Double pointed-toe pump in patent leather with a 100mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin



Hot Chick pump in opaline patent leather with scalloped sides and sky-high 130mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Hot Wave peep-toe patent leather pump with scalloped sides and 130mm stiletto heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Iriza yellow patent leather pointed-toe d’Orsay pump with 120mm heel



Lady Peep platform peep-toe pump in hand painted fucshia python vulcano with a 130mm heel; available atSaks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Christian Louboutin


Mea Culpa pump in light gold leather with a high heel rise and 120mm stiletto heel; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


Mille Cinque black leather open-toe cage sandal with a 100mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus and Christian Louboutin


Otrot multicolor ankle-strap d’Orsay sandal embellished with long fringe; available at Christian Louboutin


Salonu pointed-toe t-strap pump in white fishnet with nude sheer mesh lining and leather covered 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Salopatina t-strap pointed-toe pump in black semi-sheer mesh & leather embellished with black crystals



Senora t-strap sandal in fuchsia silk satin, metallic gold leather and poppy printed leather with a 130mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin and Nordstrom


So Kate pointed-toe pump in aquarium-inspired hand-painted python with a 120mm heel; available atNordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


So Kate pointed-toe pump in natural python with a blue splattered paint design and 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


So Kate mixed media pointed-toe pump in red & black eel plus white leather with a 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin



Talitha t-strap platform sandal in metallic gold leather with an adjustable ankle-strap and 160mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Talitha t-strap sandal in red patent leather with a 100mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin and Saks Fifth Avenue


Tibur peep-toe pump in glossy red patent leather with a 120mm heel


Top Vague pointed-toe leather pump covered in tonal stitched lace with scalloped edging and embellished with crystals throughout; available at Christian Louboutin


Vagachina Southwestern-inspired pointed-toe mule in multicolor suede & leather with a 120mm sculpted heel


Victoria black leather pump with a stacked 3-inch platform, round toe and 160mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin

Images via Christian Louboutin | Written by Shannon Weston

Credit: Daniel Deme/Wenn

Candice Swanepoel wore Christian Louboutin T-Slick pumps to the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Press Conference held in London. This t-strap style debuted in the Fall 2013 collection featuring a nude suede front and thin mirrored gold leather straps and tapered 120mm heel. Although this style is not currently available, you can shop the latest collection at Christian LouboutinSaks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

The blonde angel looked picture-perfect wearing a fitted Mable dress in white stretch-jersey with an off-the-shoulder neckline and sheer ribbing inserts by Roland Mouret from the Spring 2014 collection.

She also accessorized with Messika jewelry including a Butterfly Arabesque ring and diamond labyrinth Eden earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Candice.


Valentino Rockstud t-strap cage leather sandal | 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Farfetch for $899.20

These caught my eye recently in a Miami window display. Valentino continues their signature Rockstud collection debuting an open-toe strappy sandal for spring/summer. They feature fiery red leather, tonal pyramid studs, thin t-strap design, small 15mm platform, matching leather insole and thick column heel. Half sizes are available.

You can also find them in black pebbled leather, brown leather, black leather, white leather (with silver-tone studs) or with an extra studded ankle strap (the strappier the better!) in black leather at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.



Hilary Swank wore Gucci Beverly t-strap pumps to the amfAR Inspiration Gala held during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. These heels are from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection featuring black patent leather, knotted bow detail and 110mm heel, Beverly is available in blush/black/olive patent leather at Saks Fifth Avenue and black patent leather at Gucci.

She wore Gucci Pre-Fall 2013 head-to-toe including a black flower lace long sleeve dress with olive green silk georgette lining. Hilary’s dress was altered from the original look which has more of the olive green lining covering her chest. It’s a pretty outfit but I’m not blown away & it feels a bit fussy for Hilary. She also carried a Gucci Broadway Swarovski jewel detailed clutch.

Check out more shoes spotted on Hilary.

Credit: WENN.com

1014285_10151618249321865_1346496158_nGimme! Gimme! Gimme! I adore this Christian Louboutin collection and it’s already celebrity candy. Kerry Washington & Zoe Saldana have worn new studded cap-toe styles and Miley Cyrus recently performed in the Monicarina thigh-high boots.

Red sole fans have learned to expect a playful and fantastically kooky collection debut. This season, beautiful window displays inspired by Ancient Egypt were presented in boutiques around the globe.

The signature Pigalle will always be my first classic stiletto love but there’s a new lust-worthy sleek pointed-toe pump, the So Kate (yes, Moss). Remember the Décolleté 100 pump which debuted in Fall ’12 collection? So Kate has the same shape featuring a 120mm heel. Whenever & wherever you find this pump, snatch it up.

M.Louboutin’s t-straps are so wickedly sexy and I’m coveting several new styles including the Très CroiseT-Slick and Lagoula. Another fly-off-the-shelf design is the Body Strass crystal-embellished mesh pump.

If you’re heart isn’t palpitating yet, meet the Mado – holy boot, enough said.


So Kate pointed-toe pump with a 120mm heel; as seen on Blake Lively, Kristen StewartMaggie Gyllenhaal, Rita OraTaylor SchillingKate MossAndrea RiseboroughRosie Huntington-Whiteley


Malabar Hill calf-hair cap-toe pump with studded details; as seen on Sienna Miller
It’s available in grey calf-hair with a 100mm heel at Neiman Marcus


Geo studded cap-toe pump with 120mm heel; as seen on Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow
It’s available in black suede with a 100mm heel at Net-A-Porter


T-Slick patent leather strappy pump with 120mm tapered heel; as seen on Nieves Alvarez Christian-Louboutin-Fall-2013-Artifice-pump

Artifice crystal-embellished d’Orsay satin pump with 120mm heel


Très Croise satin t-strap pump with 120mm heel


Body Strass crystal-embellished mesh pump with patent leather 120mm heel


Lagoula t-strap sandal with patent leather, fishnet detailing and 120mm heel; as seen on Isla Fisher
It’s available in black patent leather at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Christian Louboutin EU


Huguetta pump in patent leather with a leopard-print heel cuff and tapered stiletto


Queue-de-pie pump in patent leather with a flannel front, leather bow and tapered heel


Geotistrap suede pump with spiked cap-toe; available in black suede at Christian Louboutin


Grunsanda satin slingback sandal with bow detail and 100mm heel; available in fuchsia satin and metallic glitter fabric at Saks Fifth Avenue, fuchsia satin at Net-A-Porter and in fuchsia & teal satin at Christian Louboutin


Keny strappy sandal bootie with 120mm heel; as seen on Olga Kurylenko
It’s available in black patent leather & snakeskin at Christian Louboutin


Resillissima suede ankle boot with 100mm tapered heel, fishnet front panel and buckled strap


Estanodo patent leather peep-toe bootie with 120mm heel, open-toe, mesh & bow front and back-zip closure


Karina suede & leather cage bootie; as seen on Taylor Swift
It’s available in nude & black leather at Barneys, black at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman or metallic gold at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman


Azimut sandal boot with ruched leather cage design, leather laces and back-zip
It’s available in black leather with a 100mm heel at Saks Fifth Avenue


Lamu leather boot with stacked heel; available at Christian Louboutin, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue & Net-A-Porter


Armura red leather pointed toe boot with piped details and 120mm heel

I will be adding new styles as they debut. Until then, shop your favorites at Christian Louboutin!

All images via Style.com, WWD, Vogue & Christian Louboutin


Chloë Moretz wore Jimmy Choo Talan pumps to the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. These shoes are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black suede, skinny t-strap, silver studs and small bow. I call this style “lady t-straps” and we’ve previously seen the Anouk covered in mini studs.

Talan isn’t available yet however you can shop Spring 2013 styles at Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo UK, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

The bodice and collar on her Louis Vuitton denim mini dress are lovely but I don’t care for the combinations of washes on the skirt. Chloë’s hair was styled in loose curls and flipped to one side. She also shared a close-up photo of her nude manicure with thin pink lines.

Check out more shoes spotted on Chloë.

Credit: Apega/WENN.com & Jimmy Choo


Rupert Sanderson designed a statement spring collection which has something for everyone. It’s playful and creative but still includes what I call the “staples”, like the new Elba pointed-toe pump. Elba is a red carpet favorite which we’ve seen on Zoe SaldanaNaomi WattsMichelle Dockery and Emma Stone. Several styles feature an embroidered cockatoo appliqué and there’s even a wedge boot with western stitching.

My top 3 favorite designs: the metallic pink Harting sandal, Latifa lip suede platform sandal and the Zandy cut-out arrow sandal in white leather

Gwyneth Paltrow, Amanda Seyfried & January Jones have also worn styles from this collection plus Victoria Beckham loves the Birdie pump (pictured below)!


Birdie embroidered cockatoo appliqué pump in black suede; available online at Rupert Sanderson, MyTheresa and Footcandy


Birdie embroidered cockatoo appliqué pump in nude suede; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Duessa cut-out sandal in blue suede; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Duessa cut-out sandal in nude/pink with python detail; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Elba pump; available online in warm beige suede at Ssense, white patent leather at ShopSavannahs and several different styles at Rupert Sanderson


Elba pump in beige stingray-effect leather; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Elba pump in nude snakeskin; available online at Rupert Sanderson



Elba pump in warm beige leather; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Elba pump in iridescent leopard-print; available at FarFetch & Rupert Sanderson


Floria cut-out pink suede sandal; available online at Ssense & Farfetch and black suede at Rupert Sanderson & Harrods


Floria cut-out sandal in wysteria suede; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Frisia lip sandal; available online in blush & lilac suede at Rupert Sanderson and lilac at Browns Fashion & Farfetch


Harting metallic mesh sandal; available online in black & gold at Rupert Sanderson


Ivory strappy leather sandal; available online in blush, navy & turquoise/navy at Rupert Sanderson and blush at Footcandy


Ivory strappy sandal in brandy; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Jussy stitched wedge boot in nude suede; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Jussy stitched wedge boot in saffron calf; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Kibo printed wedge in pink & yellow; available online at Rupert Sanderson, Farfetch, Footcandy & Harrods


Kibo printed wedge in pink & orange; available online at Rupert Sanderson, MyTheresa & Matches


Kibo printed wedge; available online in green/yellow & orange suede at Rupert Sanderson


Latifa platform sandal; available online in nude suede with orange lips at Rupert Sanderson & ShopSavannahs


Peggy peep-toe wedge; available online in nude & orange patent leather at Rupert Sanderson and nude at Matches


Roslyn cut-out Mary Jane pump; available online in coral at Rupert Sanderson and pink/black at Harrods


Shelley strappy patent leather pump; available online in navy & nude at Rupert Sanderson


Suzy peep-toe platform pump; available online in yellow & black leather at Rupert Sanderson




Tundra platform sandal in saffron calf; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Wenjen strappy platform sandal in nude patent leather; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Wenjen strappy sandal in blue, turquoise and green patent leather; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Yani embellished t-strap sandal in black suede; available online at Rupert Sanderson & Bloomingdales


Yani embellished t-strap sandal in daffodil yellow satin; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Zandy cut-out arrow sandal in patent leather; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Zandy cut-out arrow sandal in white leather; available online at Rupert Sanderson


Giuseppe Zanotti sandal | 4.72″ heel | buy online at Ssense for $995, Colette for $809.38 & Flannels for $953

These sandals are easily a stand out design from one of my favorite spring shoe collection’s this season. They feature black leather straps, gold tone chain detail along the t-strap, back-zip closure and black suede insole.

This style is also available with a 4″ heel at Matches & FarFetch.


I know it’s not even Halloween yet, however, Resort & Cruise 2013 styles are already rolling in! I still plan on posting many more fall styles however I wanted to feature new designs that have caught my eye.

One of the most talked about new shoe designers, Sophia Webster, has two new styles available online at Colette. More styles (these are actually Spring 2013) are also arriving at Net-A-Porter very soon.

I seem to always love Alexander Wang’s resort shoes more than any other season…I love the red-hot croc-embossed leather.

Brian Atwood’s new TriBeCa sandal is also available in blue at Nordstrom.

In case you haven’t heard, Jimmy Choo’s cruise collection is now available for pre-order on their website and a few shoes are also at Nordstrom


Brian Atwood Tribeca embellished platform sandal | Giuseppe Zanotti satin stripe embellished pump


Charlotte Olympia Dolly platform flower pump | Valentino pink Rockstud slingback


Alexander Wang Aminata ankle-wrap sandal | Lanvin t-strap lucite wedge sandal


Sophia Webster dotted lace-up sandal | Jimmy Choo Belle chain & stone embellished sandal