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

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Balenciaga

Happy new year, lovely readers!

For 2015, I hope your bold, fearless, beautiful selves shine radiantly, much like this rose fuschia pair of Balenciaga wedges.

Pair ‘em with cuffed light denim and a grey sweater for day, or with an athletic-inspired mini for a stunning evening look.

Balenciaga Open-Toe Lambskin Wedges, $995

Balenciaga Open-Toe Lambskin Wedges, $995

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What do you think of these bright wedge boots?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Prada

Prada has long held the unspoken title of being one of the greatest shoe designers (who could forget the iconic hot rod heels from 2012?  And you can still youtube one of the models falling from their super high sandals in the 2008 runway show…).

Their latest sandals, featuring a metal-plated, industrial-inspired wedge heel in a matte black color is no exception.

Prada Wedge-Heel Strappy Sandals

Prada Wedge-Heel Strappy Sandals, $1,075 $649

Prada Wedge-Heel Strappy Sandals

 

What do you think of ‘em?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Bionda Castana

Shoe label Bionda Castana, which means Blonde Brunette in Italian, is named after the British footwear designers’ nickname.  The duo, Jennifer Portman and Natalia Barbieri, combine Italian craftsmanship with their edgy London roots and old-world luxury.  Each pair of shoes are crafted in a remote town outside of Milan.

For their Spring 2015 line, they focused on giving patterns a sophisticated makeover.  Grids, dots, and stripes are all staples, while paying homage to the glamour of the 1950’s and 60’s.

Check out these ‘Bay’ pumps below, featuring a monochrome black and white grid print and transparent mesh side detailing.

'Bay' - Double Panel Black and White Grid Print Single Sole Pump, $510

‘Bay’ – Double Panel Black and White Grid Print Single Sole Pump, $510

These ‘Bay’ style pumps also come in a navy & sky blue polka dot pattern, which are every bit as fabulous.

'Bay' - Navy and Sky Blue Polka-Dot Single Sole Pump, $510

‘Bay’ – Navy and Sky Blue Polka-Dot Single Sole Pump, $510

 

Which are your favorite?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Paul Andrew

Luxury fashion design is nothing new for Paul Andrew, a shoe designer who worked at various fashion houses from Alexander McQueen to Calvin Klein before launching his own line in 2013.  Every aspect of design is critical to Paul, as he personally hand draws every shoe, chooses high-end materials, and uses only the best Italian production techniques to create each pair of shoes in his collections.

This is clearly evident in these Nya Suede and Patent-Leather Sandals, which playfully combine triple-dyed bright-blue suede, black, white, and neon-pink patent leather.  As an added bonus, the cushioned memory-foam insole forms to your foot for extra comfort.  Pretty sure the cushion in itself will ruin walking in any other pair of heels ever again…

Paul Andrew Nya Sandals, $945

Paul Andrew Nya Sandals, $945

Paul Andrew

 

What do you think of these quirky sandals?  How would you wear them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Sophia Webster

Every week, I have to convince myself to expand beyond the Sophia Webster website for SPT.  Some weeks are harder than others (thanks a lot, miss Webster…).  She’s found the perfect balance for us 20 & 30 -something’s that relish in the Lisa Frank/90’s nostalgia and complementing perfectly with modern day chic.

Take these baby blue Louby’s (below) for example.  They are adorned with embroidered flowers and lavender rabbit fur trim, while contrasting beautifully with the black and white striped heel.  Not to mention, mules are pretty much everywhere this season, and are versatile enough to wear alone or with tights.

Sophia Webster Louby Embroidered Mules, $695

Sophia Webster Louby Embroidered Mules, $695

And if you must…  Net-a-Porter has an equally adorable pair in black (gasp!).

Sophia Webster Louby Embroidered Mules, $695

Sophia Webster Louby Embroidered Mules, $695

What do you think of these mules?  Are you as obsessed with Sophia Webster as I am?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant’s aesthetic is unmistakable.  It has something of a “French bohemian meets western” feel, in the best way possible.  I’m obsessed with these adorable shearling wedge boots from Luisaviaroma.  Not only do they look so warm and cozy, they are super chic and versatile when paired with any outfit.

sabel Marant Etoile Suede Shearling Boots, $870

sabel Marant Etoile Suede Shearling Boots, $870

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What do you think?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: DSquared2

There are some questionable furry things happening with shoes as of lately.

 First off, there are so many furry boots and shoes that I honestly cannot tell if they are an small animal or a pair of Saint Laurent boots.  Secondly, I’m all for some good fur detailing here and there, but it is my personal belief that a fur heel is off limits.  We’d be kidding ourselves if we said 95% of shoes in our closets are made for walking, but there is a line, and that line is crossed when the shoes cannot actually be used for walking (we vote! we want options!).

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Meet these Mink & Suede Pumps from DSquared2.  I honestly feel like they could be somewhat sexy from the back, given the white mink heel, except I really cannot get over the front toe.  Actually, I think the perfect description of these would be to call them mullet shoes: They are business in the front, and a party in the back.

DSquared2 Mink & Suede Pumps, $1,288

DSquared2 Mink & Suede Pumps, $1,288

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What do you guys think?