SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood is one of my favorite designers, and Pac Man is one of my absolute favorite arcade games.  So, when I came across these ‘Eden Pacman‘ heels by Nicholas Kirkwood, naturally, it was love at first sight.

Check out these beauties below.  These would look amazing paired with straight-leg, high-waisted trousers (preferably in the colors red, yellow, or blue) and a chic black cropped sweater.

Nicholas Kirkwood 'Eden Pacman' pumps, $686.16

Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Eden Pacman’ pumps, $686.16

What do you think of these heels?  How would you style them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia is inarguably one of the most innovative shoe designers of today.  Diana Vreeland is recognized as “The Empress of Fashion”, and was a fashion icon of her day.  These sandals by Charlotte Olympia are inspired by the late and great Diana Vreeland and her unique and fashion-forward style.  The architectural details and luxurious textures make these sandals truly remarkable.

Diana Vreeland, via 40plusstyle

Diana Vreeland, via 40plusstyle

Pair ’em with ruffled black shorts and an off-the-shoulder black crop top for a show-stopping look.

Charlotte Olympia Vreeland Crocodile-effect Leather Sandals, $910

Charlotte Olympia Vreeland Crocodile-effect Leather Sandals, $910

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Charlotte Olympia Vreeland Crocodile-effect Leather Sandals

What do you think of these sandals?  How would you style them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Chiara Ferragni

Chiara Ferragni, the well-known fashion blogger who goes by the name of The Blonde Salad.  The street style starlet has collaborated with many well-known designers, including the likes of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Tommy Hilfiger, and J. Brand, before starting her own brand of adorable & funky footwear.

Chiara Ferragni, aka fashion blogger The Blonde Salad

Chiara Ferragni, aka fashion blogger The Blonde Salad via ShotByGio #theblondesaladneverstops

While her collection of flats are absolutely stunning, she has recently come out with more heels in her namesake fashion line (much to my excitement!).  These comic-book inspired mules are both fun and fashion-forward.  Wear them with a pair of high-waisted, cropped skinny jeans and a white t-shirt or paired with a simple red shift dress to complete the look.

Chiara Ferragni Patent Pow Heel, was $645 now $323

Chiara Ferragni Patent Pow Heel, was $645 now $323

Chiara Ferragni Patent Pow Heel

Chiara Ferragni Patent Pow Heel

 

What do you think of these mules?  How would you style them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Rochas

Rochas never ceases to amaze me with their innovative, yet delicately romantic designs.  Take, for example, these beautiful velvet floral-print embroidered platform pumps below, which are a perfect transitional piece to wear this summer and layered with tights for the upcoming fall and winter season.

For summer, pair them with a loose-fitting swing dress and floppy hat for a chic and feminine look.

Rochas Velvet Embroidered Pumps, $1,920

Rochas Velvet Embroidered Pumps, $1,920

Rochas Velvet Embroidered Pumps

Rochas Velvet Embroidered Pumps

 

What do you think of these sandals?  How would you style them?

xo, lovelies

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Marco De Vincenzo

Marco De Vincenzo Runway via Pitti Immagine

Marco De Vincenzo Runway via Pitti Immagine

Marco De Vincenzo, ex-Fendi fashion designer, first caught the attention of Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani at a show for his namesake label in 2009.  His collections have been delightfully unpredictable from the usual Italian designers, instead opting for classic silhouettes with unexpected materials and construction (W Magazine says it best: think Judy Jetson goes to finishing school).  

Check out these truly eye-catching heels below that combine futuristic and ladylike elements in a beautiful way.  Complete the look with cropped, flared culottes and a structured, high-neck blouse.

 

Marco De Vincenzo 'Maraboo' sandals, $1,300

Marco De Vincenzo ‘Maraboo’ sandals, $1,300

“I like to make people look twice,” says Marco De Vincenzo about his designs.

 

Marco De Vincenzo 'Maraboo' sandals

Marco De Vincenzo 'Maraboo' sandals

 

What do you think of these heels?  What would you wear them with?

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Roberto Cavalli

Fringe can easily take on the bohemian feel of the wild west, or embody the lavish glamour of the 1920’s and 1930’s.  These sandals are a shining example of the latter.  Covered in an ornate gold color, these exude all of the beauty and charm of old hollywood that only film noir seems to capture so eloquently.

Pair these sandals with a simple LBD, red lipstick, and as much gold jewelry as your heart desires (which is always too much, right ladies?).

Roberto Cavalli fringed metallic sandals, $1,670.54

Roberto Cavalli fringed metallic sandals, $1,670.54

ROBERTO CAVALLI  fringed metallic sandals

ROBERTO CAVALLI  fringed metallic sandals

 

How would you style these heels?

Stay beautiful,

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Nº21

Nº21 was founded in 2010 by Alessandro Dell’Acqua, who also serves as the creative director at the fashion house Rochas.  Alessadro uses his eye for modern design to create unique and eye-catching pieces designed for fashionable women.  The sandals below are a great example of how the designer stretches the boundaries of modern design to create truly remarkable pieces that are more like a work of art than simply a pair of shoes.

Nº21 Sandals, $824.54

Nº21 Sandals, $824.54

Nº21 ankle strap embellished sandals

Nº21 ankle strap embellished sandals

What do you think of these glitter sandals?  How would you style them?

Have a beautiful weekend, 

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana are known for having delicate & intricate designs, of which the details become the most important parts.  These embellished sandals, complete with jewel-tone beads, yellow bananas, and forest green pompoms clearly represent their new jungle theme through each of the detailed elements, while the raffia-style heel and clasp adds a natural final touch.  They also have a similar pair in red and black.  Match them with a wicker bag, like this one by D&G here, and with a flowy, white sundress for the perfect summer look.

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished sandals, $1,745

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished sandals, $1,745

Dolce & Gabbana Banana leaf-print embellished sandals, $1,745

Dolce & Gabbana Banana leaf-print embellished sandals, $1,745

 

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

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Monolo Blahnik x Rihanna

via Vogue UK April 2016

via Vogue UK April 2016

Rihanna launched her limited-edition shoe collab with Manolo Blahnik on May 5, and her fans managed to crash the designer’s website (again and again and again).  The collection features six different shoe styles, including a pair of $4,350 thigh-high denim boots with an embellished garter belt attached.  So, yes, denim assless chaps that are more expensive than most people’s monthly rent payments.

Oh!  But they come with a sketch signed by both Rihanna and Blahnik, so they basically pay for themselves (or something like that….right?).  Check ’em out for yourself below, and see how an editor at Racked styled them (before she was asked to leave the store) here.

Monolo Blahnik x Rihanna 9 TO 5 Denim Thigh-high Belted Boots, $3,995

Monolo Blahnik x Rihanna 9 TO 5 Denim Thigh-high Belted Boots, $3,995

Monolo Blahnik x Rihanna 9 TO 5 Denim Thigh-high Belted Boots, $3,995

Monolo Blahnik x Rihanna 9 TO 5 Denim Thigh-high Belted Boots, $3,995

Personally, I happen to detest western-inspired embellishments, denim boots, and, the real clincher, assless chaps, so I will not be snagging a pair of these bad boys anytime soon.  But hey, that just means one more pair available for those of you who love them.  On that note, I leave you with a shot featuring Jennifer Lopez donning a pair in her new “Ain’t Your Mama” video.

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Have a beautiful weekend!

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein has had an interesting start.  While studying law in Germany, he began to design furniture, and soon caught the attention of interior designers.  In 1998, his company was founded, of which he focused on interiors, and in 2004, the fashion brand was born, consisting of clothing and accessories.

These heels, uniquely called “Feed Me“, flaunt the namesake’s signature aesthetic: Bold, sexy, and very rock’n’roll.  Style them with faded black skinny jeans, a t-shirt and blazer for a refined punk-rocker look, à la Kate Moss or Angelina Jolie‎.

 Philipp Plein 'Feed Me' pumps, $1,371.63


Philipp Plein ‘Feed Me’ pumps, $1,371.63

PHILIPP PLEIN 'Feed Me' pumps

PHILIPP PLEIN 'Feed Me' pumps

 

What are your thoughts on these heels?  Would you wear them?

xo