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

via Pinterest

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?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Fendi

Fendi has some truly innovative and unique shoes.  These kicks in particular totally remind me of Star Wars (in the best way possible).  The strappy cage detailing is made of metal, which contrasts against the leather upper paneling to create a fantastically industrial looking heel, worthy of the likes of street style starlets, such as Miroslava Duma or Anna Dello Russo, at NYFW.

Pair ‘em with a super structured dress, like this one from Proenza Schouler, and a funky visor, like this Missoni one, for the ultimate cool-girl outfit.

       Fendi Cage-Front Metal-Heel Sandal, $1,350


Fendi Cage-Front Metal-Heel Sandal, $1,350

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Alexandre Birman

Alexandre Birman is known for using exotic animal skins, such as water-snake, crocodile, lizard, tilapia, and even ostrich, in rich colors to create handcrafted, modern and uniquely sexy heels.  The Brazilian designer debuted strong in the U.S. market in 2008 via Bergdorf’s, Saks, and Neiman Marcus.

These red caged peep-toe booties are crafted from suede with python trim to add an alluring touch.  I love the contrast between the elegant and exotic notes.

Alexandre Birman Caged Heels, $985

Alexandre Birman Caged Heels, $985

My favorite part of these pumps is the red snakeskin covered sole.

 

 

 

 

 

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What do you think of these heels?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone’s classic Newbury boot is a staple in every stylish It girl’s wardrobe, from Sienna Miller to Kate Moss to Rosie Huntington-Whitely.  I can attest that I wear my black Newbury boots with everything; they are a perfect complement to a bohemian summer dress, while looking effortlessly chic under cuffed jeans and a blazer.  Not to mention, the 3 1/2 inch chunky heel is just enough height to be casual enough for daytime and unbelievably comfortable, all while looking totally put together.

Usually seen in the black color or muted grey, the Newbury just got updated to leopard, and it’s pretty amazing.

Rag & Bone Classic Newbury, $595

Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Calf Hair Bootie, $595

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What do you think of the updated leopard print version?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Stella McCartney

It’s baaaack!  The flatform, that is (if my autocorrect will stop spelling flatworm finally).  Once a forgotten 90’s staple, this summer, the flatform sandal will be seen in all variations and form.  Stella McCartney was one of the pioneers of bringing back the chunky footwear in her Fall/Winter 14-15 show via her platform lace-up shoes.  Now, she’s transformed the platforms for her Resort 2015 collection, creating colorful pool slides.

The fun striped pair of foam-platform sandals looks amazing paired with her colorful resort collection.  You can recreate the look by pairing the sandals with a red jumper, or don an all white ensemble to make the shoes really stand out.

Stella McCartney Striped Flatform Pool Slides, $602

Stella McCartney Striped Flatform Pool Slides, $602

Stella McCartney Striped Flatform Pool Slides

What do you think of these funky flatforms?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Pierre Hardy

Pierre Hardy is one of those shoe designers who has mastered the disciplined balance of an elegant, architectural aesthetic with a subtle quirkiness.

Take, for example, these Ombre striped pumps, which are made of pony skin and blend the array of unexpected colors beautifully.  These heels would look perfectly feminine paired with a shift dress, or edgy when paired with a leather mini.  

Pierre Hardy degradé stripe pumps, $448

Pierre Hardy degradé stripe pumps, $448

What do you think of these pumps?  What would you pair them with?

xo