SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Zaha Hadid for United Nude

As technology becomes more prevalent in our lives, the emerging coinciding fashion trend seems to have an emphasis on futuristic.  Some of it is quirky (say, DVF for Google Glass), some of it innovative (3D-printed jewelry?  Yes, please), and some of it… questionable.

Meet the Nova Shoe Chrome Vinyl Wedges by Zaha Hadid for United Nude from Luisaviaroma.  This exclusive edition heel is an interesting take on the phantom heel wedge, with a 160mm Carbon fiber wedge heel and a 60mm Carbon fiber internal platform.  Although these are certainly heels that will get you noticed, I’m not so sure how much sex appeal they have.  But then again, if you feel like a sexy show stopper in these, that’s really all that matters, anyway.

Zaha Hadid for United Nude, $2138

Zaha Hadid for United Nude, $2138

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What do you think of these wedges?  Would you wear them?

 

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Givenchy

Sometimes, your eyes scan over shoes and take a second look, then a third, and before you realize it, you’ve been drooling all over your leather Gucci blouse.  Okay, you know you’d never actually drool on that, but I digress…  These Givenchy Leather Chain T-Strap Sandals made me do almost that.  They exude a unique sex appeal with its subtle chain details, shape, and leather material.

 

Givenchy Leather Chain T-Strap Sandals, $1,195

Givenchy Leather Chain T-Strap Sandals, $1,195

What do you think of these heels?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Charlotte Olympia

Sexy and quirky, these Martia Satin Dragon Sandals by Charlotte Olympia shoes are definitely unique.  The ruffle lining on the back balances out the dragon emblem on the toe.  I love how the shoe was designed so that the wearer’s toe goes right through the dragon’s mouth!

Charlotte Olympia Martia Satin Dragon Sandal, $1,195

Charlotte Olympia Martia Satin Dragon Sandal, $1,195

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What do you think of these heels?  Would you wear them?

The Sexiest Red Heels for Every Price Range

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From taxi shoes to masquerade masked heels to the infamous Sophia Webster pencil heels, I have a more than unhealthy obsession of shoes.  However, there’s one thing missing.  I have no red heels.

After perusing website after website searching for the perfect pair, I found (as I so often do) too many pairs than will fit in either of my two shoe closets at this time (that is, until I figure out how I can transform my guest room into an adequate shoe room)…  I found pairs from every price range, and the next best thing to owning the shoes is sharing them with you lovely readers.

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Pair them with a pair of cuffed denim jeans and a white button-up, or dress them up with a LBD and fire-engine red lipstick for the ultimate show-stopping look.  Enjoy!

Under $100

Jessica Simpson 'Caldas' Quilted Leather Pump, $88

Jessica Simpson
‘Caldas’ Quilted Leather Pump, $88

$100-$200

MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Brinkley' Ankle Strap Pointy Toe d'Orsay Pump, $174

MICHAEL Michael Kors
‘Brinkley’ Ankle Strap Pointy Toe d’Orsay Pump, $174

$200-$300

Alice + Olivia 'Dina' Pump, $295

Alice + Olivia
‘Dina’ Pump, $295

$300-$400

Kurt Geiger London 'Britton' Pump, $450

Kurt Geiger London
‘Britton’ Pump, $450

$500-$600

Aquazzura Sexy Thing cutout suede sandals, $565

Aquazzura Sexy Thing cutout suede sandals, $565

$600-$650

Gucci 'Coline' T-Strap Cap Toe Pump, $650

Gucci
‘Coline’ T-Strap Cap Toe Pump, $650

$650-$700

Saint Laurent 'Thorn' Pump, $685

Saint Laurent
‘Thorn’ Pump, $685

$700-$800

Miu Miu Leather Mary Jane pumps, $750

Miu Miu Leather Mary Jane pumps, $750

$800-$900

Valentino Scalloped Pump, $895

Valentino Scalloped Pump, $895

$900-$1,000

Valentino 'Rockstud' T-Strap Pump, $995

Valentino ‘Rockstud’ T-Strap Pump, $995

$1,000-$1,100

Gianvito Rossi Lace-up suede ankle boots, $1,020

Gianvito Rossi Lace-up suede ankle boots, $1,020

$1,100-$1,200

VALENTINO Hitch On cutout leather pumps, $1,145

VALENTINO Hitch On cutout leather pumps, $1,145

 $1,200+

Giuseppe Zanotti Quilted Leather Double-Zip Boot, $1,695

Giuseppe Zanotti Quilted Leather Double-Zip Boot, $1,695

I can’t pretend I’m not lusting after those Giuseppe Zanotti boots…  What is your favorite?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Fendi

Fendi’s whimsical little furry monsters have become a huge hit over the past couple years.  Initially, I thought the monster memorabilia was a little bizarre, with faces on bags and keychains.  However, I started to think the furry guys are pretty adorable.

Meet the Fendi Leather Monster Bootie Sandal for Fall 2014.  Calling it a statement piece is an understatement, but you have to admit it’s pretty freaking adorable.

Fendi Leather Monster Bootie Sandal, $1,450

Fendi Leather Monster Bootie Sandal, $1,450

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Would you wear these Fendi sandals?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Moschino

Moschino’s Fall/Winter 2014-2015 line was Frito-Lay & Cheeto’s couture at its absolute finest.  Jeremy Scott embraced consumer culture with a mutant hybrid of “Coco Chanel meets Ronald McDonald”.  There was a superficiality of it that made us question if the joke was on us.  I wondered if this would be more of a concept runway show, or if the pieces would actually be sold in stores.  As I was recently perusing FarFetch.com, I stumbled upon the line, and my answer was confirmed.  Yes, these pieces are being sold.  And for today’s Shoe Porn, I present the McDonald’s Slingback Pumps, courtesy of Moschino (who would ever think those words would go in the same sentence?)

Moschino McDonald's Slingback Pumps, $704.43

Moschino McDonald’s Slingback Pumps, $704.43

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Would you wear these pumps?  I’m torn…

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Duccio Venturi Bottier

Recently, I came across Italian shoe label Duccio Venturi Bottier.  The shoe’s silhouette, cut and shape, and versatility stuck out to me.  The 25 year old designer, Aliai Venturi Quattrini, works with her father, Duccio Venturi, who worked alongside Sergio Rossi for 20 years, to produce some of the most well-crafted and beautiful heels and boots from the Marche region in Sicily (a region legendary for its cobblers).

This pair of pony skin and leather ankle boots stuck out to me, with its unique color and texture, and elegant cut.  These are a great transitional bootie for the fall season, as they would look chic paired with cropped white cigarette-cut jeans, as well as with a midi-skirt and leggings.   

Duccio Venturi Bottier Ankle Boots, $965.00

Duccio Venturi Bottier Ankle Boots, $965.00

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I am having trouble thinking of any colors these booties wouldn’t complement…  What do you think of them?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Saint Laurent

There are some things in fashion out there that simply boggle my mind.  I’m all for styles of the tongue-in-cheek variety, but often I have to question if the designer honestly thought: This is a good look.

This was brought to mind recently when discovering these Saint Laurent Patti studded goat hair ankle boots.  The goat hair is covering every part of the visible boot, thus creating what my boyfriend likes to call “The Chewbacca Effect“.  What’s more, they are almost all sold out.  What’s even more, these bad boys are running at almost $2,000 a pop.

Saint Laurent Patti studded goat hair ankle boots, $1,995

Saint Laurent Patti studded goat hair ankle boots, $1,995

What do you lovely readers think of these boots?  Would you wear them?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Gianmarco Lorenzi

After perusing the fashion archives on Pinterest the other night until I dreamt myself into a shoe porn-induced slumber, I wondered why I had never embraced Gianmarco Lorenzi‘s heels before.  Without dwelling on the past, I quickly became acquainted with the Italian shoes, and haven’t looked back since.  My favorite pair of the moment is this edgy caged-heel patent-leather sandal in black and white.

Gianmarco Lorenzi Patent-Leather Sandals with Caged Heel, $742

gianmarco lorenziWhat do you think of these heels?

 

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Burberry

Burberry Prorsum‘s Fall/Winter 2014-15‘s collection of artwork-inspired prints are absolutely gorgeous and a refreshing turn from their signature check print.  The designs are drawn freehand on leather, cashmere, and, of course, their signature trench coats.

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While the coats and bags are certainly statement pieces, I was most drawn to their collection of watercolor-inspired heels.  These are definitely a classic statement piece.  With many different shades and colors incorporated into the designs, they can easily dress up a basic colored dress, or be paired with a trenchcoat for a retro-inspired look.  Check out the beauties below!

Burberry Hand-Painted Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Red, $1,695

I think it may be impossible to choose a favorite…

Burberry Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Brown, $1,695

Burberry Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Brown, $1,695

What I wouldn’t give to have these with a matching trench or poncho…

Burberry Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Blue, $1,695

Burberry Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Blue, $1,695

What do you think of these leather boots by Burberry?  Which color is your favorite- Stone Blue, Red, or Brown?