SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Nicholas Kirkwood

What better way to wear a pop of color than on your feet?  

Colorblocked shoes were seen all over the Spring 2015 runways, from blue & pink at Versace to green, blue, pink, & yellow at Burberry.  Nicholas Kirkwood shows off his unique style with an orange, yellow, pink, & blue pump adorned with a chunky silver metallic heel.  Although it seems at first glance it would be difficult to pair such a colorful shoe with many outfits, I’ve found that the more colors in a shoe, the easier it tends to be, as each one of the subtle colors blends perfectly with a solid color outfit on top.  Or, pick one or two of the colors, and match it with a printed dress in the corresponding color, and voilà!  A perfectly styled outfit that’s right on trend.

Nicholas Kirkwood + Roksanda Ilincic bow-embellished leather pumps, $840

Nicholas Kirkwood + Roksanda Ilincic bow-embellished leather pumps, $840

http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/516833

http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/516833

What do you think of these Nicholas Kirkwood pumps?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Maison Margiela

The house of Maison Margiela is known for deconstruction and discretion.  The Belgian designer Margiela has never even appeared on the runway for any of his shows, and wishes to be completely anonymous (here is a wonderful resource with more information if you’re interested).  However, whether that is why John Galliano, who recently took over the reigns as designer for the house, did not take a bow and instead let his work stand for itself at its Paris Fashion Week show is up to you to decide (the designer was briefly out of the fashion world since being fired from Dior in 2011 for an anti-semitic rant at a bistro in Paris, then spent some time in rehab).

Maison Martin Margiela’s style has always been gritty, minimalistic, and art-centric.  Enter, these Maison Margiela hand-painted booties.  They’re certainly out there, but the style is a Margiela signature design, and are kind of like high-fashion’s answer to floral Doc Marten’s.

Pair it with this adorable matching silver-plated daisy earring for a perfect Spring outfit.

Maison Margiela Hand-Painted Floral Booties, $1,260

Maison Margiela Hand-Painted Floral Booties, $1,260

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What do you think of these booties?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Tamara Mellon

Athletic-inspired fashion is still happening in full force, and that includes shoes.  Bright colors, metallic accents, and mesh detailing are all key aspects of this trend.  Check out these Tamara Mellon sandals, equipped with silver metallic straps, mesh detailing, and a pop of bright orange to create an eye-catching shoe that’s perfect for all your sporty outings (and yes, that totally includes walking up to a rooftop patio to get cocktails).

Pair ’em with a jersey shift dress or with a LBD and orange clutch to complement the look.

Tamara Mellon, $645

Tamara Mellon, $645

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What do you think of the sporty-inspired fashion craze?  Would you wear these heels?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Kenzo

Kenzo’s creative directors, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, have been business partners since 2002 when they founded Opening Ceremony in New York.  Together, they have captured the carefree and playful spirit of Kenzo, with unexpected prints, patterns, and a totally unique way of embracing fashion.

These white, black, and blue sandals are different than Kenzo’s signature green & blue color scheme, yet embody their unique, eclectic style.  Personally, I think they look like super-hot Stormtrooper-inspired heels.  

Kenzo Sandals, $400

Kenzo Sandals, $400

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What do you think of these funky sandals?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Laurence Dacade

There’s something about stripes & flowers that immediately invoke a feeling of childhood nostalgia.  These Laurence Dacade embroidered striped ankle boots have a loud and playful feel, with a slightly edgy touch.  Pair ’em with flared denim and a pair of oversized shades for a perfectly adorable retro look.

Laurence Dacade Embroidered Ankle Boots, red, $748.51

Laurence Dacade Embroidered Ankle Boots, red, $748.51

Laurence Dacade Embroidered Ankle Boots, blue, $748.51

Laurence Dacade Embroidered Ankle Boots, blue, $748.51

 

What do you think of these ankle boots?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Simone Rocha

Chinoiserie-inspired prints were everywhere at Simone Rocha‘s Spring 2015 runway show.  The red satin brogues have a pointed toe and signature Perspex heel, and are adorned with whimsical matching floral appliqués.  Style them with a matching bright and colorful dress, inspired by Rocha’s runway show, or balance out the look by pairing them with a pair of denim skinnies and a crisp white blouse and blazer.

Simone Rocha appliquéd floral-print satin brogues, $1,100

Simone Rocha appliquéd floral-print satin brogues, $1,100

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What do you think of these floral brogues?  What would you wear them with?

xo

The Coolest New Kicks To Step Up Your Sneaker Game

Chanel Fall 2014 Runway

Chanel Fall 2014 Runway

Sneakers have quickly become a huge fashion trend.  Whether worn with a skirt, or played down with a pair of leggings, sneakers are all over the street and the runway.  It’s not surprising, seeing as how the line between activewear and everyday clothing is becoming further and further blurred.

DSQUARED2:

DSquared2 Neon Leather & Nylon High Top Sneakers, $695

DSquared2 Neon Leather & Nylon High Top Sneakers, $695

BALENCIAGA:

Balenciaga Bicolor Trainer Sneaker, Bubblegum, $695

Balenciaga Bicolor Trainer Sneaker, Bubblegum, $695

Check out & shop the 20+ featured creations of Kenzo, Pierre Hardy, and Yohji Yamamoto after the jump.

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood

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What happens when two of your favorite people come together to create your favorite accessory?  A magical, epic trifecta of #shoepornthursday, of course!  Enter Donald ‘Drawbertson’ Robertson, creative director of Estée Lauder & who was also dubbed the “Andy Warhol of Instagram“.  Just take a look (if you have been hiding under a rock and haven’t yet) at his whimsical illustrations on Instragram (@DonaldDrawbertson)  and try not to smile (spoiler alert: it won’t work).  So naturally, when I noticed some of his art on the one and only Brian Atwood‘s heels, I got super giddy (’cause, duh).

Check these bad boys, known as “Gitte Lips“, out for yourself, available in three different styles.

First, the platform sandal style, which would look fabulous paired with wide-legged dark denim jeans and a tucked in white blouse.

Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood, $925

Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood, $925

Or, there’s the cage-inspired sandal design:

Donald “Drawberston” Robertson x Brian Atwood, $895

Donald “Drawberston” Robertson x Brian Atwood, $895

And finally, the very classic, closed-toe, high-enough-but-not-overtly-high, “I have an ankle-strap I’m so freaking adorable” pump:

Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood, $850

Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood, $850

 

Personally, I love the pump pictured first (which may or may not be because of a recent unhealthy chunky heel obsession).  What do you think of the collab?  Are you a Donald Robertson obsessee, like me?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin‘s aesthetic is primarily sexy, classy, and luxurious.  Many of his designs are indeed quirky, yet maintain the timeless quality, and, of course, bright red soles.

That being said, the man has a sense of humor, as is apparent in these Jolly Patent Squiggle-Heels.  It’s impossible to read that and not smile.  Interestingly enough, these heels are absolutely fitting to such a name.

Christian Louboutin  Jolly Patent Squiggle-Heel Red Sole Pump, $795

Christian Louboutin
Jolly Patent Squiggle-Heel Red Sole Pump, $795

Christian Louboutin Jolly Patent Squiggle-Heel Red Sole Pump, also available in white, $795

Christian Louboutin
Jolly Patent Squiggle-Heel Red Sole Pump, also available in white, $795

What do you think of these unique pumps?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Alejandro Ingelmo

Alejandro Inglemo is known for his modern silhouettes and delicate craftsmanship.  These Metallic Mesh Watersnake heels are right on trend with this season’s futuristic shapes and colors.  The snakeskin, mesh, and suede textures give a unique look, while the metallic nude color is universally flattering on legs.  Mules are proving to continue in style for 2015, making this shoe a beautiful addition to any wardrobe.

Alejandro Ingelmo Metallic Mesh Watersnake High Heel Slide, $925

Alejandro Ingelmo Metallic Mesh Watersnake High Heel Slide, $925

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What do you think of these heels?