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

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Charlotte Olympia

I’m a sucker for anything kitschy, especially when it comes to high heels.  These stilettos by Charlotte Olympia are no exception.  Featuring a pair of legs for the heel, these shoes are not for the faint of heart.  Pair ’em with a simple LBD and some gold jewelry for a night out.

Charlotte Olympia 'Cheeky' pumps, $1,608.07

Charlotte Olympia ‘Cheeky’ pumps, $1,608.07

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA  'Cheeky' pumps

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA  'Cheeky' pumps

 

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

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Valentino

As we welcome in warmer weather in the northern hemisphere, we also trade in our parkas for bikinis and our winter boots for strappy sandals.  Check out this pair of Valentino Butterfly Lucite-Heel sandals.  The 4-inch block heel is on trend for the summer, and the whimsical heel is stunning and totally unique.

 

 

 

Valentino Butterfly Lucite-Heel Sandals, $2,295

Valentino
Butterfly Lucite-Heel Sandals, $2,295

Valentino Butterfly Lucite-Heel Sandals

Wear these with an oversized, yet short shift dress, or a pair of cut-off denim jeans and black blouse for a daytime look.

 

Valentino Butterfly Lucite-Heel Sandals

 

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

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: DSquared2

DSquared2‘s shoe game has gotten so serious.  They have been creatively killing it, from high-heeled ice-skates, to vertebrae heels, to brass knuckles, and beyond.  Their latest creation brings me back to the days where tying shoelaces was a feat in itself, but luckily, there were those convenient no-tie, curly Q shoelaces to wear on your sneaks.  These black sandals are tied up with multi-colored ropes that may conjure up some nostalgia from your childhood, too.

Wear them with an athleisure-inspired outfit, such as a black racerback dress or a pair of sporty culottes and a red or lime green tank to balance it out.

DSQUARED2 SWAROVSKI ROPE & SUEDE SANDALS, $2,845

DSQUARED2 SWAROVSKI ROPE & SUEDE SANDALS, $2,845

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

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign

Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign

Saint Laurent has had a controversial last 4 years after Hedi Slimane took the reigns as creative director, immediately altering the name from Yves Saint Laurent, or YSL, to Saint Laurent, and infusing the brand with his signature sense of rock & roll style.  To add to the controversy, earlier this month, Kering Group, owner of Saint Laurent, has announced the departure of Hedi Slimane.  While there has been no word of who will take his place, there has been talk of Anthony Vaccarello last February.

Regardless, some of my favorite pieces from Saint Laurent à la Hedi have been the floral print & embroidery, inspiration circa ’90’s-grunge era.  Take, for example, these rain boots below that are utter and complete perfection.  Wear them at Coachella and every other music festival for the ultimate in boho chic.

SAINT LAURENT Leather and embroidered canvas rain boots$2,795

SAINT LAURENT Leather and embroidered canvas rain boots$2,795

SAINT LAURENT Leather and embroidered canvas rain boots$2,795

SAINT LAURENT Leather and embroidered canvas rain boots$2,795

What do you think of these embroidered-canvas rain boots?

xxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Giannico

Giannico came onto my radar this past year after coming across a pair of Andy Warhol banana heels (there’s also a Picasso-inspired pair that’s to-die-for).  With whimsical, fun-loving designs, styles, and lots of bright colors (for my inner 5-year old), I’m completely smitten with the designer, Nicolò Beretta’s designs.

My latest loves are these yellow, blue and white mules that are simply perfect for Spring.

Giannico, $878

Giannico, $878

Pair them with a midi skirt for a brunch date, or with a pair of white culottes to accentuate the bright pop of these mules.

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

xo