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…

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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?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia has a never-ending array of the most creative shoes.  Recently, I came across these adorable panda bear heels, with a panda’s face on the toe and bamboo decorating the sides and back of the shoe.  Although they are eclectic heels, they would be absolutely perfect with a LBD or a jumpsuit.  Check ‘em out below!

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Charlotte Olympia, $965


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

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Spikes have been a huge trend for shoes that have been around for so long, it’s becoming a mainstay.  With the popularity of Valentino Rockstud’s and Louboutin’s various spiked heels, the spikes are evolving into creative and unique pieces of art.  My new obsession is the Spike Me 120mm Eclipse Patent PVC pumps from Louboutin’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection, with colorful spikes that appear to be floating on your feet, a pinky heel, and pointed toe for the perfect balance of sexy and fabulous.

Christian Louboutin 'Spike Me' Pumps, $1,295

Christian Louboutin ‘Spike Me’ Pumps, $1,295

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What do you think of these pumps?

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Alice + Olivia have come a long way since it’s initial collections of low-rise, fitted pants.  While the designer, Stacy Bendet, initially wanted to create pants that were the center of an outfit, it seems the same inspiration was applied to these pumps.  I love the multicolored patent leather, and the tiny details, such as the red lips on the open toe, and fishnet covered heel.

Alice + Olivia Stacy Ankle-Strap Face Pump, $325

Alice + Olivia Stacy Ankle-Strap Face Pump, $325

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Would you wear these adorable heels?  

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In every woman’s wardrobe, there are far too many LBDs and LBHs (Little Black Heels), and reasonably so.  If you’re ever in a pinch, they’re the perfect go-to items.  However, with so many options to choose from, I’ve found I have to be fairly picky when it comes to buying more- they have to be my new absolute favorites, or they’re out.  Luckily, I have a pretty open mind, and I’ve found another pair I’m smitten by…

Meet the Fendi perforated leather and suede boots:

Fendi Perforated Leather & Suede Boots, $1,395

Fendi Perforated Leather & Suede Boots, $1,395

Sometimes, you have to see them on for the full effect...

Perforated leather, scalloped suede trim, and honeycomb caged embossed heel…  Amazing.

fendiWhat do you think of these badass heels?

 

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Dolce & Gabbana is known for their beautifully intricate designs, which, every season, never end up failing to amaze me.  These Inlaid Wood Leather Sandals embody their signature glamour of their Sicilian roots.  The decorative wooden heel is inlaid with a gold-toned coin.  Show them off with a gold or black dress to complement their alluring flair.

Dolce & Gabbana, $1,304

Dolce & Gabbana, $1,304

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What do you think of these summer heels?