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?

Footwear Designers Recreate Cinderella’s Glass Slippers

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via Pinterest

Disney recently asked nine various designers, such as Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Jimmy Choo, to recreate the Cinderella glass slipper with their own unique style in anticipation of the Cinderella film set to debut.  The best part?  In March, the designs will be sold in shops throughout the world, such as Saks Fifth Avenue in New York & Beverly Hills, Harrods in London, and Galeries Lafayette in Paris.  Click through to see all the beautiful designs and what the designers had to say about ‘em, courtesy of BusinessWire.

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Gianmarco Lorenzi

Donald Trump boasts he makes the best hotels in the world, and I have to agree.  I boast that I make the best ceviche in the world, and, quite frankly, I do.  Gianmarco Lorenzi boasts he makes the most perfect heel in the world, and I’m inclined to agree, as I don’t see why he’d say it if it wasn’t true…

Over the last 30 years, Gianmarco Lorenzi has been creating feminine designs that blend the lines between shoes and art.  These sandals, using geometric shapes, are unbelievably sexy and uber-fashionable.

Gianmarco Lorenzi, $530

Gianmarco Lorenzi, $530

Wear ‘em with a red hot mini, or a textured dress (think tweed) in cobalt blue or green.

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What do you think of these sandals?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Dolce & Gabbana

I have to hand it to Dolce & Gabbana for their unbelievable detailed shoes, always on trend with the theme for their season’s collection.  Who could forget their wood & leather sandals or their African-inspired wedges?  And, of course, there’s no beating Italian shoes.  

Check out these Sicilian folklore pumps.  Their elegant and classic design brings out the amazing piece of art covering the shoe.  Wear these shoes with a white or cream pantsuit for work, or with a feminine A-line dress for play.

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Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Folklore Print Pumps, $1,095

 

Funny side note on Dolce & Gabbana: When my wonderful parents came to visit me in New York, we walked down Madison Avenue.  As we were walking past the Dolce & Gabbana store, my dad said, “I know Dolce means ‘candy’ or ‘sweet’ in Spanish, so what does ‘Gabbana’ mean?”  So adorable.

Dolce &Gabbana Sicilian Folklore Print Pumps

 

What do you think of these artful pumps?