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We’re currently receiving some form of disciplinary action. It involves complete submission to a squad of ready-for-fashion-battle shoes –and you’ll be answering the call of duty soon too, once you get your eyes on them. Together, let’s salute the Gianvito Rossi Fall/Winter 2016 collection –our new shoe heroes.

Rossi’s latest line of footwear is an homage to French and British military uniforms (along with its signature Italian craftsmanship, of course). Adorned with rich hues and regal embellishments, ankle boots and sandals are strikingly commanding –but with a feminine flair that screams elegance –perfect for the lady bosses and the style savants who are ready to conquer the world this fall.


August regal velvet ankle-cuff sandal; available at Barneys and Neiman Marcus.

The collection is sharp and striking –reminiscent of the richly decorated uniforms of the Navy. The Augusta is a velvet gem. Blue, gold and garnet embroideries decorate the sexy stiletto sandal, while the midnight blue Miral bootie brims with fit-for-royalty details such as shiny gold buttons and satin red piping.


Miral velvet peep-toe with contrast trim; available at Barneys, MyTheresa and FarFetch.

The sensual shape of the slip-on loafer might just make you give your classic black pumps a long break. The Moret features a high vamp d’Orsay with naked sides, and a thin 105 mm stiletto heel. Your new power shoe, perhaps?


Moret d’Orsay velvet pump with high-rise front; available at MyTheresa and Lane Crawford.

The Vendome Bootie boasts of a cage design that captures the frogging detail of military jackets. It consists of embroidered loops of black suede with gold stitching, creating a fierce yet ultra-feminine finish.


Vendome lattice cage sandal in black suede and gold embroidery; available at Barneys and Montaigne Market.

Mink and lamb shearlings also add a fun and flirty touch to the collection. The Moritz is an eye-popping emerald suede bootie with a fur-covered front and a lace-up detail to the ankle –a gorgeous accent no doubt, to an LBD or a white tee and jeans combo.


Moritz suede & fur boot with wrap-around laces; available at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and MyTheresa.

Gianvito Rossi’s Fall ’16 collection is an army of bold and powerful footwear that celebrate femininity and relaxed elegance. The only war we now have to fight is: How can we get our hands on ALL these shoes, stat?!

Shop Gianvito Rossi’s latest collection at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Mytheresa and Gianvito Rossi.

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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). 


over the knee boot | 4″ / 105mm heel | available in crimson red at MyTheresa, in royal blue at Net-A-Porter & Saks Fifth Avenue and in moss-grey, royal blue & crimson red at Matches for $895.00

Arriving in soft stretch velvet these boots are a statement way to work the season’s key over-the-knee silhouette. Designed to hug the curves of the leg, and shaped with an almond toe and a walkable 105mm block heel. Create the perfect runway look by layering these boots beneath mid-length skirts or dresses, button-down blouses and sharp edge blazers.



Gianvito Rossi pump | 4″ / 100mm heel | available in red & avocado brown at MyTheresa, and navy at Net-A-Porter for 675.00

Covered in plush velvet in gorgeous shades of red, navy and avocado brown the impeccable Gianvito Rossi pumps will bring a touch of pizazz to your outfits this fall. With a perfect pointed toe and elegant slender heel, they bring a seductive edge to your looks. Pair these heels with cropped piqué straight-leg pants, a pleated silk-chiffon and stretch-crepe dress or wool blend coat.


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Zoe Saldana wore Givenchy Marzia sandals to the 2014 Audi Celebration of Emmys Week held at Cecconi’s Restaurant in LA. These heels are from the Fall 2014 collection featuring red & orange velvet, two adjustable ankle-straps plus a 115mm gold pin hybrid heel. Marzia is available in brown suede & mint green leather at LuisaViaRoma.

Outfit Details: Givenchy silk leopard dress with butterfly wing appliqués and chiffon overlay, plus several rings including a Casato three finger ring, a Melinda Maria Katrina pave ring and Graziela Gems yellow Couture band  & A Band Is A Band rings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Zoe.

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Lupita Nyong’o wore Paul Andrew Shakti pumps to the 86th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring ultraviolet velvet and tapered 115mm heel.

Shakti is available in black lizard printed velvet at MyWardrobe, floral printed silk satin at Neiman MarcusSaks Fifth Avenue & ShoeScribe or marigold printed satin at Shopbop.

She also wore a Christian Dior pink lavender silk sleeveless dress with a knee-length skirt and dusty orange floral print from the Spring 2014 collection.

Lupita added more purple-hued accessories including a crystal covered Jellybean minaudière by Judith Leiber, Sandy Leong spectrum-cut amethyst ring and Mise en Dior earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lupita.


Jerome C. Rousseau Flicker pump| 120mm | shop in velvet floral/blue velvet/black suede at Avenue32, dotted red suede at Bloomingdale’s or purple suede at Shoescribe

This is one of my favorite styles from Rousseau’s Fall ’13 collection and we first spotted the beautiful floral-printed velvet style (with a glitter cap-toe!) on Roxane Mesquida during Paris Fashion Week. They feature a new thorn-inspired heel, sleek pointed-toe, curved back and contrast cap-toe. Half sizes are available.



Heather Graham wore Jean- Michel Cazabat Emma velvet pumps to the 10th anniversary celebration of Vegas Magazine. These Fall 2013 pumps feature burgundy velvet and 100mm heel. Emma is available online in snake-printed cork at Shopbop, black & white snakeskin at Piperlime and bronze/pink sequins at Lord & Taylor.

Even though Heather’s outfit is a little dark for such a bright season, she looked beautiful wearing a Donna Karan sheer-yoke long sleeve sequin dress in claret. She carried a matching Diane von Fürstenberg snakeskin clutch and also wore a Zephyr diamond ring by H.Stern.

Check out more shoes spotted on Heather.

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Nikki Reed wore Salvatore Ferragamo lace-up sandals to ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ photo call in London. These heels are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring black suede and velvet ribbon laces with tassels. They’re available online at LuisaViaRoma, Zappos & Bloomingdale’s.

She wore a long sleeve Skaist-Taylor Celia black crepe dress and the Humility necklace from her new Mattlin Era jewelry collection. Nikki’s packed a great selection of shoes for this promotional tour. We’ve already seen her in Camilla Skovgaard booties and Rupert Sanderson sandals.

Zoe Saldana also wore this sandal to the MTV Video Music Awards. Check out more shoes spotted on Nikki.

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Zoe Saldana is featured in the September 2012 issue of Malibu Magazine wearing Roger Vivier Velvet Cloud sandals. These shoes are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring black satin and small bow. The Velvet Cloud heels are available online in black velvet at LuisaViaRoma.

She looks beautiful in this black Victorian lace blouse by Alexander McQueen from the Pre-Fall 2012 collection paired with leather shorts by J Brand. We’ve also seen these sandals on Britney Spears and Cate Blanchett. Check out more of her feature and other shoes spotted on Zoe.


Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a fundraising event for the Obama Victory Fund 2012 wearing Tom Ford black velvet platform pumps. These heels are from the Fall 2012 collection and available online in black leather at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

She’s wearing head-to-toe Tom Ford including a white fitted dress and embellished clutch. Tom Ford, Anna Wintour and Cameron Diaz were also guests. Check out more shoes spotted on Gwyneth.

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