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?

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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

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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?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Moschino

Moschino would certainly never be considered a shy brand, and with Jeremy Scott as creative director, the brand has become louder and louder, which is not a bad thing in the fashion industry.  Check out these thigh-high leather boots with gold “Moschino” logo lettering emblazoned upon the buckles from Luisaviaroma.  One thing is for sure: these are definitely attention getting.

Moschino, $2559

Moschino, $2559

 Two-thousand five-hundred and fifty-nine bucks says Rihanna will be rocking these within the next week or two.

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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?

 

xo

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?