SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Charlotte Olympia

If you’ve been following Trends & Tribulations for a while, you are probably aware of my unhealthy obsession with a certain number of designers of the namesakes Charlotte Olympia, Sophia Webster, Nicholas Kirkwood, Giuseppe Zanotti, and Christian Louboutin.  Therefore, I try extremely hard to showcase other designers in our beloved SPT’s, basically so its not just alternating between the aforementioned 5.  Once in awhile, however, I just can’t help but show off a new shoe love.

Without further ado, I present Miss Charlotte Olympia’s ‘Mascot’ Pumps.  In a vibrant cherry red color, these are basically the epitome of classic cool, and look like they belong on the feet of our favorite It girls, like Alexa Chung or Olivia Palermo.  

Pair these lovely kicks with a pair of cropped cigarette jeans or with a crisp, structured mini skirt for an all-out preppy look.

Charlotte Olympia 'Mascot' Pumps, $780

Charlotte Olympia ‘Mascot’ Pumps, $780

11041647_5008703_1000

 

What do you think of these preppy pumps?  What would you wear them with?

xo, T&T

Advertisements

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang’s sporty aesthetic is evident in everything he designs, including his high heels.  For his Spring/Summer 2015 collection, his shoes combined the perfect balance of mesh detailing, velcro, and a white leather for a futuristic look.  The cutout wedge details make for a unique visual illusion when worn.  These wedges would look perfect mixed with this polo dress and duffle bag, both from Wang’s Spring & Summer ’15 collection.

Alexander Wang, $625

Alexander Wang, $625

Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 2.30.03 PM

What do you think of these sporty sandals?

xo

Designer Spotlight: Au Jour Le Jour

Au Jour Le Jour via Buro 24/7

Au Jour Le Jour via Buro 24/7

Recently, I stumbled across a sushi-printed jacket, and had to track down the designer immediately.  It turns out, the jacket was the product a new fashion label known as Au Jour Le Jour.  The Italian label debuted in 2010 as brainchild of designers Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez.

Designers

Designers Mirko Fontana e Diego Marquez

The designers combine their complementary and diverse skill sets and backgrounds to create elegant, yet quirky and sophisticated, yet totally unique designs.  

Anna Dello Russo in Au Jour Le Jour

Anna Dello Russo in Au Jour Le Jour

Their whimsical prints can be found on celebrities and fashion icons alike, as well as through high-end department stores and prestigious online fashion boutiques, such as FarFetch.

Au Jour Le Jour Menswear

Au Jour Le Jour Menswear

Their lines include both mens’ and womens’ wear, and prices range from $200 to over $1,000.  My personal favorites include this bus-printed skirt, this pair of sequin-embellished denim shorts, and this apple-print playsuit.

Au Jour Le Jour Spring/Summer '15 runway show, via StyleBlazer

Au Jour Le Jour Spring/Summer ’15 runway show, via StyleBlazer

What do you think of their funky designs?  Would you wear them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Nicholas Kirkwood

What better way to wear a pop of color than on your feet?  

Colorblocked shoes were seen all over the Spring 2015 runways, from blue & pink at Versace to green, blue, pink, & yellow at Burberry.  Nicholas Kirkwood shows off his unique style with an orange, yellow, pink, & blue pump adorned with a chunky silver metallic heel.  Although it seems at first glance it would be difficult to pair such a colorful shoe with many outfits, I’ve found that the more colors in a shoe, the easier it tends to be, as each one of the subtle colors blends perfectly with a solid color outfit on top.  Or, pick one or two of the colors, and match it with a printed dress in the corresponding color, and voilà!  A perfectly styled outfit that’s right on trend.

Nicholas Kirkwood + Roksanda Ilincic bow-embellished leather pumps, $840

Nicholas Kirkwood + Roksanda Ilincic bow-embellished leather pumps, $840

http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/516833

http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/516833

What do you think of these Nicholas Kirkwood pumps?

xo

The Sexiest Red Heels for Every Price Range

trends and tribulations

From taxi shoes to masquerade masked heels to the infamous Sophia Webster pencil heels, I have a more than unhealthy obsession of shoes.  However, there’s one thing missing.  I have no red heels.

After perusing website after website searching for the perfect pair, I found (as I so often do) too many pairs than will fit in either of my two shoe closets at this time (that is, until I figure out how I can transform my guest room into an adequate shoe room)…  I found pairs from every price range, and the next best thing to owning the shoes is sharing them with you lovely readers.

trends & tribulations

Pair them with a pair of cuffed denim jeans and a white button-up, or dress them up with a LBD and fire-engine red lipstick for the ultimate show-stopping look.  Enjoy!

Under $100

Jessica Simpson 'Caldas' Quilted Leather Pump, $88

Jessica Simpson
‘Caldas’ Quilted Leather Pump, $88

$100-$200

MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Brinkley' Ankle Strap Pointy Toe d'Orsay Pump, $174

MICHAEL Michael Kors
‘Brinkley’ Ankle Strap Pointy Toe d’Orsay Pump, $174

$200-$300

Alice + Olivia 'Dina' Pump, $295

Alice + Olivia
‘Dina’ Pump, $295

$300-$400

Kurt Geiger London 'Britton' Pump, $450

Kurt Geiger London
‘Britton’ Pump, $450

$500-$600

Aquazzura Sexy Thing cutout suede sandals, $565

Aquazzura Sexy Thing cutout suede sandals, $565

$600-$650

Gucci 'Coline' T-Strap Cap Toe Pump, $650

Gucci
‘Coline’ T-Strap Cap Toe Pump, $650

$650-$700

Saint Laurent 'Thorn' Pump, $685

Saint Laurent
‘Thorn’ Pump, $685

$700-$800

Miu Miu Leather Mary Jane pumps, $750

Miu Miu Leather Mary Jane pumps, $750

$800-$900

Valentino Scalloped Pump, $895

Valentino Scalloped Pump, $895

$900-$1,000

Valentino 'Rockstud' T-Strap Pump, $995

Valentino ‘Rockstud’ T-Strap Pump, $995

$1,000-$1,100

Gianvito Rossi Lace-up suede ankle boots, $1,020

Gianvito Rossi Lace-up suede ankle boots, $1,020

$1,100-$1,200

VALENTINO Hitch On cutout leather pumps, $1,145

VALENTINO Hitch On cutout leather pumps, $1,145

 $1,200+

Giuseppe Zanotti Quilted Leather Double-Zip Boot, $1,695

Giuseppe Zanotti Quilted Leather Double-Zip Boot, $1,695

I can’t pretend I’m not lusting after those Giuseppe Zanotti boots…  What is your favorite?