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Tabitha-Simmons-butterfly-printed-shoeIt’s hard to sum up Tabitha Simmons in a nutshell. In her youth, she was a stellar fashion model that successfully transformed her career into a must-have stylist, styling runway shows, lookbooks, and editorials for massive names such as American Vogue, Rag & Bone, Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabbana. Her pleasant demeanor and behind-the-fashion-scene acumen sent her career on a sky-high trajectory but Tabitha didn’t stop there. Her voracious appetite to try new things and artistic eye led her to pick up another avenue in the fashion industry: shoe design. Naturally, she and her brand have flourished. With that in mind, if we were to accurately describe her in three words, it’d probably be: Fashion’s Wonder Woman.

Since starting her brand in 2009, Tabitha’s footwear has been widely and warmly accepted by the fashion industry. Her Spring 2014 collection is as strong and lush as we’ve come to expect from Tabitha’s aesthetic, which is to say: everything we could ever want and more. Unmistakably feminine, confidently daring, it’s hard to pick a favorite.

Tabitha-Simmons-striped-LB-sandalThe silhouettes range from sleek to quirky, strappy to minimalistic - giving plenty of options for any walk of life. We love how she’s not afraid to play around with heavier shapes and despite the season, even adding in a signature calf hair boot. Sugary sweet themes, such as thin baby blue stripes or candy colored glitter, are balanced out by the undoubtedly dramatic – we’re talking snakeskin, perforated eyelet leather, and crystal covered bows.

We particularly gravitate to the Bailey fully crystal embellished sandal and the handful of designs that are printed with colorful butterfly designs on woven silk. They’re the perfect blend of classic and sass which make for the ultimate statement shoe.

Though the heels are high and the impact is bold, Tabitha never designs without comfort in mind. She understands the daily routine of a woman on the go and knows the importance of wearability, no matter the style or height. After all, we find it hard to believe that Tabitha herself is in one place at one time for more than five minutes – why shouldn’t style travel alongside comfort? We can’t ask for a collection of shoes more perfect than hers.


Alexa slingback pumps with a contrast panel at the toe; available in white leather at Tabitha Simmons  and in black & nude leather at Moda Operandi.


Bailey crystal embellished cut-out sandal; available in nude-pink with crystal embellishment at Neiman MarcusModa Operandinude-pink/black at Tabitha Simmons or leopard-print calf hair at Neiman Marcus


Bonai perforated black leather peep-toe bootie; available at The CornerLane Crawford and Tabitha Simmons


Bunny asymmetric strap sandal in flamingo pink mini glitter; available at Tabitha Simmons and Colette


Bunny assymetric strap sandal in black mini glitter; available at Tabitha Simmons


Clara strappy wedge sandal with thin straps and knotted bow; available in nude/pink snakeskin at Moda Operandi or colorful Peruvian silk jacquard at FarFetch and Kirna Zabete


Dela colorful butterfly printed woven satin pointed-toe pump with a 95mm heel; available at Neiman MarcusTabitha Simmons


Ellie black suede platform sandal with grosgrain straps and crystal-covered t-strap; available at Browns Fashion and Tabitha Simmons


Gabby pretty pink & purple butterfly printed woven satin slingback pump with a nude leather trim; available at Tabitha Simmons


Gabby nude patent leather pointed-toe slingback with a front bow detail and nude leather trim; available at Tabitha Simmons


Hai t-strap pump with slim leather adjutable buckled straps; available at Tabitha Simmons


Hayden classic glossy leather pointed-toe pump with a contrast leather toe panel; available at Tabitha Simmons and in black & nude leather at Lane Crawford

Tabitha-Simmons-Spring-2014-Hunter-BootHunter leather & calf hair boot with a wrap-around buckled leather strap; available at Moda Operandi


Idda perforated leather open-toe bootie sandal bootie with a thin ankle strap and block heel; available at Barneys


Idda perforated tan leather bootie with a thin ankle strap; available at Barneys


Idora grey and white snakeskin strappy sandal with black leather button straps; available at Barneys & Tabitha Simmons


Jeanie navy suede pointed-toe pump with a crystal covered bow; available in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue & Marissa Collections or blue suede/black suede & champagne satin at Tabitha Simmons


Jen butterfly printed woven satin cross strap sandal with a leather covered heel; available at The Corner or in champagne satin at Tabitha Simmons


Jennifer cross strap sandal in black silk with a 75mm heel; available in black silk at Tabitha Simmons or pink butterfly print at Marissa Collections


Jenny platform espadrille wedge in colorful Peruvian silk jacquard; available at The Corner, BarneysLane Crawford and Marissa Collections


Josephina white leather pointed-toe strappy pump; available at Neiman MarcusTabitha Simmons & Moda Operandi or snakeskin at Net-A-Porter


Josephina black leather strappy pointed-toe pump; available at Tabitha Simmons or in blue silk satin at The Corner, Browns Fashion & Moda Operandi


LB light blue, pink & white striped silk-twill cut out sandal; available at The CornerLane Crawford, ShoeScribe, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys.


Leticia white perforated leather wrap around ankle-strap sandal; available at The Corner, Moda Operandi and Tabitha Simmons


Leticia toffee perforated leather ankle-strap sandal with a block heel; available at Barneys and Tabitha Simmons


Leticia black perforated leather ankle-strap sandal with a 65mm heel; available at BarneysLane CrawfordTabitha Simmons & Colette or pink leather at Neiman Marcus


Lexi leather pointed-toe pump with a contrast front panel and 110mm heel; available in nude leather at Moda Operandi or black leather & black suede at Tabitha Simmons


Lou pointed-toe d’Orsay ankle strap pump in navy leather ; available at Moda Operandi


Lou d’Orsay pump in colorful Peruvian silk jacquard and 90mm heel; available at The Corner, Saks Fifth Avenue, FarFetchNet-A-Porter and Avenue K


Perf perforated white leather pointed-toe pump; available at Marissa Collections and Tabitha Simmons

Written by Shannon Weston, images via Tabitha Simmons & WWD

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Lily Aldridge wore Isabel Marant Scarlet wedge boots for her appearance on top of the Empire State Building in NYC. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black suede, ponyhair panel, leather velcro straps and 90mm wedge. Scarlet is available on sale in black leather/pony at Barneys & Net-A-Porter or midnight blue leather/pony at Farfetch , Forward by Elyse Walker and Matches.

With fellow VS angels in LA & scattered throughout NYC making promotional appearances for the Victoria’s Secret 2013 Fashion Show, Lily struck a pose wearing the VS Sport ivory two-in-one puffer jacketNew York 2013 graphic tee and leather leggings (similar style).

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Chances are, if you’re into shoes that amp up the style and add a hefty dose of quirk, you are already well versed in the gorgeous creations of Charlotte Olympia. You’ve pinned kitty-inspired pumps onto Pinterest boards, you’ve re-blogged countless shots of your zodiac emblem on gorgeous suede shoes, and you’ve flipped through every Art Deco movement- and fairy tale-influenced sole until you’ve memorized every stitch. Charlotte Olympia is emblematic of a burgeoning empire, based on classic shapes laden with a kitsch twist; she told Vogue UK, “the essence of my brand comes from my love of old Hollywood glamour. […] The Forties and Fifties are bygone eras that I am nostalgic for, and they play a huge part on the sensibility of the brand. I like to give my collections a soul and a story, and a little sense of humour.”

Charlotte-Olympia-Spring-2014-chest-clutchThis time around, Charlotte Dellal – the genius behind Charlotte Olympia – is taking us on a voyage. Sure, her standard use of glitter and sequins have been placed into fins and sea stars alike, and the classic white and navy sailor stripe is prevalent, but we’re thoroughly impressed by the new tricks up her sleeve. Rope is knotted and carefully placed, a blonde mermaid figurehead is fixed onto a wedge calming turbulent seas sidewalks, classic sailor tattoo prints cover pumps and gorgeous suede is laser cut to look like coral. Just when you think she’s found her niche, she explores new techniques and wows us again. She’s even created waterproof sandals with a foam wedge and silicone straps, because stylish shoes shouldn’t be confined solely to land.

Our favorite designs include the fish-centric “Catch of the Day” pump, the lobster t-strap sandal with beaded trim, “Splash” – where an upside down mermaid tail has taken the place of the heel, and the “Save our Shoes” design, which takes the classic S.O.S. message in a bottle motif to a new level. Some may say that she went overboard, but we think this collection is sure to take your style full speed ahead!

The best part about this nautical collection is that some of the pieces are available for order now, which means you can order some beach-ready looks just in time for the summer season. These shoes are sure to make your peers – and the Little Mermaid herself – envious.


Ahoy Sailor! flat sandal with rope covered straps in red leather with embroidered sailor emblems


Ahoy Sailor! flat sandal with rope covered straps in navy suede; available at LuisaViaRoma and Nordstrom


Atlanta teal leather anchor platform mule with a sheer mesh front and chain trim


Ava tangerine canvas slingback pump with a neon leather heel; available in blue at Neiman Marcus


Catch Of The Day platform peep-toe fish pumps in celadon with a small peep-toe and pale gold island platform; available in white/gold at Neiman Marcus


Cora platform ankle-strap pump in coral suede with PVC & laser cut sides


Coralena laser cut neon yellow leather ankle-strap sandal


Coralie t-strap red sandal covered in coral branch beads


Desi Pearl oyster pearl embellished slingback pump in silver glitter fabric


Elsa lobster t-strap sandal in black suede with a red beaded trim; available at LuisaViaRoma & Neiman Marcus


Forget Me Know twine & black linen platform wedge


Goodness Gracious Reef laser cut coral suede platform sandal; available at Neiman Marcus


Harlow platform ankle-strap sandal in orange leather with a natural canvas knotted front strap


Josie Inked sailor tattoo printed platform pump; available at LuisaViaRoma


Leilani mirrored gold leather and coral leather platform sandal embellished with orange flower appliqué


Maiden Voyage strappy beige leather platform sandal with a stacked wooden wedge; available at LuisaViaRoma


Miranda platform foam blue & white striped wedge with navy silicone straps; available in black at Colette


Miranda In Bloom platform sandal with a pineapple motif Swarovski-dotted yellow Italian-silk wedge and see-through black organza straps; available at Nordstrom


Miranda Inked ankle-strap platform wedge in sailor tattoo printed leather


Nautical Bon Bon in deep sky blue suede with a mirrored gold island platform and rope trim


Paradise embellished ankle-strap sandal in pink silk satin with multicolor embroidered straps


Plain Sailing slingback pump in beige & navy with a sailor collar trim


Poseidon embellished platform wedge with metallic gold skinny straps and metallic disc fringe


Precious platform sandal in yellow silk embellished with jewel-like crystals


Salacia sage suede strappy sandal with gold baroque designs mounted to the white washed wooden heel & platform


Salacia red suede t-srap sandal with a Roman Goddess of seawater adorned vamp and gold Baroque designs


Sandrine ankle-strap starfish sandal with a beaded red fabric and sheer mesh front strap; available in white at Nordstrom & Neiman Marcus


Sandy embellished ankle-strap sandal in metallic silver leather with white sand-like diminutive beaded straps; available in red at Neiman Marcus


Seaway platform pump in blue & beige canvas with a sailor-inspired collar


Serena ankle-strap platform sandal with a black foam island platform and multicolor silicone straps


Shady Lady mirrored gold leather platform sandal with PVC panels and clear ankle-strap


Shipwrecked Marilyn platform sandal in natural canvas with a glitter platform & heel and cast net embellished vamp


Shore Thing sandal in nude leather with a shell-embellished anchor shaped vamp; available at Neiman Marcus


Siren peep-toe sandal with a mermaid t-strap and blush satin straps; available at Neiman Marcus


Sophia shell-printed silk ankle-strap sandal adorned with an oyster/pearl


Save Our Shoes (S.O.S) platform sandal with a crochet front, canvas island platform and “message in a bottle” cork cap heel


Splash! platform sandal with blue chain link laser cut leather, suede platform with an upside down mermaid heel


Tangled platform sandal covered with two types of golden nautical rope


The Dolly Roger platform pump in bright green leather embellished with a crystal-eyed pirate skull and crossbones; available in pink leather at Nordstrom


The Dolly Roger in neon yellow leather with the signature island platform adorned with a gold pirate skull & crossbones; available in pink leather at Nordstrom

Written by Shannon Weston

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was spotted at LAX Airport wearing Isabel Marant Scarlet wedge boots. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black suede, ponyhair front panel, leather velcro straps and 90mm wedge. Scarlet is available in black leather/pony at Barneys & Net-A-Porter or midnight blue leather/pony at Farfetch , Forward by Elyse Walker and Matches.

The English model and actress is continuously on the go always looking incredibly stylish. Rosie also wore a long sleeve Addyson grey wool-blend slouchy pullover by Étoile Isabel Marant paired with Frame Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne mid-rise skinny jeans.

She carried a Givenchy medium Antigona leather duffle bag in bottle green and accessorized with Chanel limited edition freshwater cultured pearls trimmed sunglasses.

Check out more shoes spotted on Rosie.

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Alexa Chung wore Burberry Prorsum ankle-strap wedges to the 2013 British Fashion Awards. They’re from the Spring 2013 collection featuring black satin, high back, thin ankle-strap and pointed-toe. You can shop the latest styles at Burberry and Zappos.

Her outfit was a mix of several seasons & prints including a Stella McCartney textured cream jacquard strapless mini dress with a peaked lapel surplice front and folded sweetheart neckline from the Winter 2013 collection (a similar style is available in black).

Alexa also carried a Roger Vivier houndstooth Mini Buckle wallet and stayed warm wearing a grey wool blend coat also by Stella McCartney. I don’t ever remember being excited about her hair & makeup but on this occasion Alexa’s side-parted loosely curled locks and persimmon lip looked fabulous.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was spotted at LAX Airport wearing Isabel Marant Scarlet wedge boots. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black suede, tonal ponyhair tongue, leather velcro-fastening straps, pointed toe and 90mm wedge. Scarlet is available in black leather/pony at Barneys & Net-A-Porter or midnight blue leather/pony at Farfetch , Forward by Elyse Walker and Matches.

Continuing her reign of street style queen, she wore a Givenchy Fall ’13 rose graphic cotton crewneck sweater and Helmut black stretch leather skinny pants. Rosie also carried a Givenchy medium Antigona leather duffle bag in bottle green and also accessorized with Chanel limited edition sunglasses accented with a diadem of natural freshwater cultured pearls.

She finished her look with lots of Anita Ko diamond jewelry including a LeafPanther ring, rose gold Arrow earring and Triangle earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Rosie.

logoGiuseppe Zanotti is one of the pinnacles of Italian shoe fashion, the veritable maestro of luxury footwear. With good reason! He’s quickly approaching his 20th year in the fashion world and every collection seems to outdo the preceding one; somehow – we’re still trying to figure out how it’s possible – he manages to raise the bar for himself every season and then surpasses our expectations.

This season, as if acknowledging how far he has come over the past two decades, he went back to his design roots. Know what that means? He’s reaching into the archives for a little costume jewelry inspiration. His collection contains a bevvy of toothy crocodiles, delicate golden leaves, golden Aztec faces with turquoise gem embellishments, huge safety pins, intricate beading, MC-hammer sized golden chains, massive crystal-cut jewels, and – our favorite, featured on his Nirvana shoe – a serpentine golden ankle cuff in place of a strap. He’s played around with his classic forms and shapes, reworking theGiuseppe-Zanotti-Nirvana designs to have a playful and unusual edge to them. In this collection, he’s even added a vintage paisley and loud leopard print into the mix.

Though he’s associated with high-luxury Italian craftsmanship, it’s amazing to see how he’s able to push the boundaries and combine classic construction with modern ideas. His close friendships with model Anja Rubik and Kanye West might partially be to blame, but whatever it is, we love it. Don’t worry, his gorgeous sandals constructed out of supple strappy leather and decadent snakeskin aren’t going anywhere. If you’re looking for a more classic Zanotti heel, he’s still got you covered. This spring season, he’s also offering d’Orsay pumps, unique flatforms, and a plethora of mules; no matter your preference, he has created a shoe for you.

His gorgeous spring shoes have already been spotted on sartorial stars Katy Perry, Sandra Bullock, and – most recently to the EMA’s – Rita Ora. Due to the exclusivity of the Spring 2014 collection, we wouldn’t be surprised if the amount of celebrities wearing Zanotti sandals skyrockets in the next couple months. In order to stay with the times, pre-order a pair now and be prepared to wow.


Ankle wrap t-strap leather buckled sandal; available in black leather at Saks Fifth Avenue and brown leather at Neiman Marcus


Natural python double ankle-strap sandal with padded straps; available at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue


Safety pin leather d’Orsay ankle-strap sandal; available in white suede & blue suede at Neiman Marcus or white suede & leopard print calf hair at Saks Fifth Avenue


High back glossy patent leather ankle-strap sandal; available in red with a 4.5″ heel at Neiman Marcus


Textured super strappy leather ankle tie sandal; available at Saks Fifth Avenue


Buckled leather strap sandal; available at Neiman Marcus

Belted canvas boot; available in military green at Neiman Marcus and beige at LuisaViaRoma

Platform leather printed buckled sandal; available in black/white at LuisaViaRoma

Suede t-strap sandal with a gold colored metal mask and enameled stones detail; available at LuisaViaRoma

Pointed-toe stiletto heel pump; available in pink suede at LuisaViaRoma

Peep-toe leather biker platform booties with double buckles and exposed zipper detail; available in black at Neiman MarcusSaks Fifth Avenue & LuisaViaRoma and in nude at Forward by Elyse Walker



Beaded suede cut-out sandal; available at LuisaViaRoma

Written by Shannon Weston

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the Sportaid Athlete Workshop wearing Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon wedges. These heels feature a dark wash denim upper, 4.25″ cork wedge and 1″ platform. Corkswoon is available (on sale!) in nude patent leather at 6pm and Amazon.

Kate met with players and even enjoyed a game of volleyball wearing J Brand 811 mid-rise skinny jeans paired with a Ralph Lauren Blue Label Tori marine striped jersey top. Kate also wore her favorite Smythe one button navy blazer and Kiki McDonough Grace white topaz stud earrings surrounded by diamonds.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kate.


Olivia Munn wore Sergio Rossi Clash wedges to the Sunglass Hut Times Square Store Opening. They’re from the Spring 2013 collection featuring a geo tribal print, woven leather covered 4.3″ wedge, white leather fringe trim and mirrored gold leather heel detail. Clash is available (on sale!) at The Corner.

She posed wearing a backless Charles rayon blend black maxi dress by Reformation. Her super glossy locks were pulled back into a wrapped pony and she also added Kelly Wearstler Satka gold cuff. She finished her look with a carnelian red lip, winged eye liner and oversized pewter leather cuff.

Check out more shoes spotted on Olivia.

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Willow Smith wore Givenchy wedge booties to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. These heels are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black suede, gold-tone shark tooth lock and leather wrap around strap. They’re available in black suede at Barneys, Net-A-Porter & Forward by Elyse Walker and black leather at Farfetch.

Willow & her brother Jaden were fun to watch on the live stream – they’ve both perfected their red carpet poses. She also wore The Runaways vintage tee and G-Star denim dungarees with black leather straps. If you haven’t seen this photo yet, check out the Smith’s reaction to Miley’s performance.

Willows hair was accented with streaks of red and she also accessorized with a magic tattoo choker stretch necklace.

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