ValentinoRockstud 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.
Karolina Kurková wore Jimmy ChooEscape t-strap sandals to the 2014 amfAR New York Gala held at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC. They’re from the Cruise 2014 collection featuring black suede, tonal Swarovski crystal-embellished straps and 110mm heel. Escape is available in mirrored gold leather at Jimmy Choo or black suede at Shoebaloo.
The supermodel sashayed down the black carpet wearing a slinky navy silk one-shoulder Giorgio Armani gown with an angled cutout along the bust, contrast black trim embellished with crystals, thigh-high side slit and open draped back.
Here’s a closer look at Karolina’s flawless makeup which included a subtle smokey eye and nude pout. She also finished her look with a Lorraine Schwartz black diamond bangle.
Naomie Harris wore Christian LouboutinAthena t-strap sandals to the 2014 London Critics’ Circle Film Awardsheld at The Mayfair Hotel. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring a mixed media design of mirrored silver leather, black leather, natural python and 100mm heel. Athena is available in python at Saks Fifth Avenue or on pre-order in leopard-print calf hair at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.
She posed wearing a fun & flirty Gatsby-inspired lemon tiered fringe beaded cocktail dress by Naeem Khan with a sheer paneled yoke and scalloped hem from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection.
Naomie’s hair was styled in loose curls before finishing her look with a diamond cocktail ring by Bird plus Boucheron diamond stud earrings. She also carried a Zagliani Faye platinum python clutch.
Allison Williams was spotted outside the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ in NYC wearing Christian LouboutinV-Neck pumps. They’re from the Spring 2013 collection featuring black patent leather, thin t-strap, two adjustable ankle-straps and 120mm heel. You can find the latest Spring ’14 styles at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin.
After a quick trip to London & Paris, she continued to promote Season 3 of ‘Girls’. Allison arrived wearing a black Dior coat and carried a black leather medium Heroine bag by Alexander McQueen.
Here’s a closer look at her beautiful Elie Saab colorblock sleeveless crepe cocktail dress from the Resort 2014 collection which she wore during the interview.
She also accessorized with Jennifer Fisher jewelry including a Twisted Cone ring, North-South Large Cone ring, Zig-Zag ring and Ignite earrings.
Camila Alves wore Casadei strappy sandals to the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. This signature style features pearl leather and crystal covered 120mm sculpted blade heel. They’re available (on sale!) in black leather at Amazon and you can find a very similar style in metallic gold leather at Harrods.
Mrs. Matthew McConaughey has accompanied her husband at every major red carpet event this season. While her husband chose a Dolce & Gabbana suit, Camila wore a chartreuse double-faced satin crepe strapless gown with a fitted bodice, sweetheart neckline, draped hip detail, sweeping train and thigh-high slit by Donna Karan Atelier.
She finished her look with a Christian Louboutin Loubi Strass bronze crystal box clutch.
Kristen Wiig wore CasadeiGraphic t-strap pumps to ‘The Spoils Of Babylon’ LA premiere held at The DGA Theater Complex. They’re from the Resort 2014 collection featuring black leather, thin t-strap and buckled ankle-cuff. You can shop new arrivals at LuisaViaRoma, Shoescribe and Casadei.
She also wore a beautiful Valentino veletta arabesque long sleeve dress with a mini full bambolina skirt and colorful embroidery throughout from the Spring 2014 collection. I love this collection & dress but Kristen’s side-parted bob was a bit stiff and boring…I wish she styled her hair in center-parted textured waves.
The supermodel posed wearing a Hugo Boss sequin-embroidered champagne open-weave gown with a plunging neck, side thigh-high slit and sculpted gold-tone belt from the limited edition Shanghai Fall 2013 collection.
Alessandra’s hair was styled in big, sexy glamour curls before finishing with the perfect nude pout. She also accessorized with jewelry by Martin Katz including a Divine cocktail ring and cognac diamond drop earrings.
I realized I haven’t posted about any of my new shoes since March so I figured it’s probably time for an update. I can’t believe it’s already December! The year has flown by and I’ve been enjoying every minute of it. After an adventurous summer trying to figure out where to call our new home, we settled in Miami Beach a couple months ago. It’s unlike any other place in the country; life is sunny, spicy and full of (deco) art here.
I also met fashion writer & editor Valeria Boucas while previewing Jerome C. Rousseau’s collection. I was flattered when she asked to write a small piece about ShoeRazzi on her new blog – you can read more about my blog’s beginnings at Valeria Boucas.
Here’s a look at the shoes I’ve added to my collection:
(If you ran into me this summer, odds are I was wearing one of these outfits. In the left photo I paired them with a Zara top & Free People cutoffs and to the right, a Joie jacket worn with a Helmut Lang sleeveless knit + Rag & Bone leather shorts.)
I adore these Valentino clear Rockstud strappy pumps which were one of the first shoes I purchased last season. I still can’t bring myself to wear a full on PVC shoe but this design allows my feet to breathe. They’re now available in black leather with smokey PVC straps and black studs at Forward by Elyse Walker.
1. Striped Alice + Olivia dress 2. Ohne Titel perforated leather skirt 3. Clover Canyon mini skirt
The first shoe pictured is the Amma embellished sandal bootie from Sophia Webster’s debut collection (found at her online store). I love the ikat-printed taffeta and multicolor beaded trim.
The Manolo Blahnik Charly sandals were a super lucky find on eBay! They’re from an older collection in black canvas embellished with two oversize buckled straps.
On a NY trip I visited the Jean-Michel Cazabat flagship store and purchased these Omayra thin strappy sandals in fuchsia snake-print leather.
J’adore these stunning Christian Louboutin Stardust pale pink satin pumps with a crystal-embellished black lace overlay. Snagged at a special sale, I plan to wear these boudoir-inspired pumps with a floor-length black silk satin dress.
This Anastasia multicolor flag-trimmed cutout pump was my favorite style from Manolo Blahnik’s Fall 2011 collection. I think they look even cuter worn with black stockings.
This is the most romantic and opulent shoe I own! These Charlotte Olympia Belinda platform sandals sold out almost immediately but I found them at Neiman Marcus in Las Vegas. They feature laser cut metallic silver leather and you can find them in white suede at Matches, Net-A-Porter and Charlotte Olympia.
This is a classic ankle-strap by Roberto Cavalli embellished with a gold-tone sculpted heel, ankle bijoux and metallic pointed-toe which juts out from underneath the small platform. They appeared later in season on Cavalli’s web site but I purchased them at the Las Vegas boutique.
I rarely feature flats but now that I walk everywhere here in Miami, they’re an important wardrobe staple. Chanel espadrilles (featured in my last update post) are a perfect shoe for this city and I also wear Converse sneakers, Nikes & Christian Louboutin ballet flats.
This is the epitome of a “fall” look here (no jacket required!)…I’m wearing a sleeveless knit dress from Bank Fashion & suede Converse sneakers from Size UK.
Del Toro slippers worn with a white Versus Versace dress from a few season ago and IRO grey denim top, Prada bag.
Del Toro is a luxury shoe brand based here in Miami. They make shoes for both men and women and have a fresh design approach blending creative designer Matthew Chevallard’s Italian heritage with a Palm Beach prep aesthetic.
I’m wearing pretty pink & white scrunched gingham slippers featuring the signature red grosgrain heel stripe. Del Toro carries sneakers, drivers, espadrilles, Chelsea boots and more. I can’t wait to visit the boutique here! There are also several customizable options and I think they’re a perfect Christmas present.
The Spring 2014 collection is adorable and available for a limited time on pre-order at Moda Operandi:
I’m wearing the ‘So Kate’ paired with a printed Equipment top and Vince textured leather leggings.
I grabbed these So Kate pumps in black leather at the Christian Louboutin boutique in SoHo. Many readers have asked about the fit compared to the Pigalle…So Kate has a different toe box, vamp, stiletto shape and unlike the Pigalle, it doesn’t have the elastic band in the back of the heel. I appreciate both classic styles and love the sleek long toe on the So Kate.
It hasn’t been cold enough to wear these Christian Louboutin Psycho boots yet but I’m bringing them along for our winter travels. They’re from the Fall ’12 collection in black suede with an almond toe and swirled panels of black leather.
Roger Vivier sandals wore with an older See by Chloé cutout dress and Chanel Boy bag.
It was love at first sight after seeing these Roger Vivier Prismick t-strap sandals on Emma Stone. They feature a tapered t-strap, panels of stone leather and textured yellow leather on top of black suede and 120mm heel.
Sophie Turner wore Christian LouboutinGeotistrap pumps to ‘Another Me’ photo call during the Rome Film Festival. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black suede, gold studded cap toe, twisted t-strap and 100mm heel. Geotistrap is available in black suede at MyTheresa and rouge suede at Christian Louboutin.
The up-and-coming English actress who also stars as Sansa Stark in HBO’s ‘Game of Thornes’ wore an ALICE by Temperley Fall 2013 Esme devoree printed jumpsuit with a v-shaped neckline, softly tapered trouser and embellished waist tie. I love the jumpsuit choice but wish she pushed her hair back away from her face.
CasadeiAnimalier t-strap pumps | 4.5″ heel | shop online at Casadei for $760
Cesare Casadei spiced up his fall collection with a little splash of zebra. From Tom Ford to Carven, it’s the wild animal print of the season. These Animalier pumps feature black chamois suede, thin t-strap, small strap & buckle detail at the front, hidden .4″ platform and zebra print pony hair sculpted block heel.
Half sizes are available and you can also find this style in an ankle boot at Farfetch plus several more zebra designs at Casadei (check out that thigh-high boot!).