Lily Aldridge wore Isabel MarantScarlet 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.
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.”
This 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
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was spotted at LAX Airport wearing Isabel MarantScarlet 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.
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).
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was spotted at LAX Airport wearing Isabel MarantScarlet 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.
Giuseppe 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 the 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.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the Sportaid Athlete Workshop wearing Stuart WeitzmanCorkswoon 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.
Olivia Munn wore Sergio Rossi Clashwedges 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.
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.
Florence Welch was spotted out in Manhattan wearing Charlotte OlympiaMiranda wedges. These shoes are from the Cruise 2013 collection featuring red canvas and bamboo-print silk-twill. Miranda is available in black canvas with a 5.5″ heel (on sale!) at Matches.
She enjoyed a bohemian stylish summer Sunday in the city wearing a three piece floral printed chiffon outfit with whimsical embroidered bell sleeves. Florence accessorized with a Kenzo Bijoux by Delfina Delettrez orange slice long chain necklace and Charlotte Olympia Hula bamboo shopper tote.