SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Francesco Russo

Animal prints have never really been my thing.  I blame all of the zebra prints I saw growing up that made adults look larger than life (such an unforgiving print, sigh…).  However, in the last few years, snakeskin and crocodile prints have been quickly crept into my life and I can’t pretend I’m not absolutely obsessed.  On that note, leopard print has also quickly become a guilty pleasure of mine.  I love, love, love leopard print & Louboutin red mixed together, along with deep, ruby reds and burgundies.  Of course, you can’t go wrong with leopard print and black, and, as our dear fashion icon Kate Moss has shown us over the years, it always looks badass.

Francesco Russo fur detail leopard print sandals, $1,635.00

Francesco Russo fur detail leopard print sandals, $1,635.00

Enter, these Francesco Russo fur detail leopard print sandals, shown above.  With an adorable fur mohawk on the heel, these are a perfect sandal to transition into the fall with.  Match ’em with a pair of baggy athletic harem pants, and maybe this adorable Salvatore Ferragamo Sofia satchel (if you really want to go above and beyond).

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What do you think of these leopard print sandals?  Do you wear animal prints?

xo

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Saint Laurent

Hedi Slimane has been creating some controversy as designer of fashion house Saint Laurent, which instigated The Independent to write this article, which, in turn, caused New York Magazine‘s fashion component, The Cut, to write this refutation.  If you’d rather look at pretty pictures than read all those big words, stay here, and check out Saint Laurent’s ‘babies’ Mid-Calf Boots, Americana-style.  These silver-toned mid-calf boots are certainly appropriate for at least three occasions: Fashion Week, the 4th of July, and Texas (totally joking, ya’ll!).  Pair ’em with some red or blue daisy dukes, or a sleek all-black ensemble.

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What do you think of these Saint Laurent ‘Babies’ boots?  What would you wear them with?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Emilio Pucci

Funky suede boots are seriously trending right now in the fashion world, and these blue suede boots by Emilio Pucci are no exception.  With a gold colored heel, embellished with beads and luxe embroidery, and with a zodiac motif ford decoration, these bad boys are a serious statement boot.  I’d balance out these bold boots with a feminine, short, and flowy navy blue printed dress, or take the look up a few notches with a gold cocktail dress, like this one from Herve Leger.

Emilio Pucci, $5,575

Emilio Pucci, $5,575,  via Luisaviaroma

They do come with a hefty price tag, but…look at the detailing (cue dramatic ooh’s and ahh’s here)!

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See?  Totally worth a few months rent.

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What do you think of these Emilio Pucci blue suede boots?  What would you wear them with?

xo, loves

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Dolce & Gabbana

A while back, Trends & Tribulations did this post on high-end shoe designers who created their own sketches of the Cinderella shoes for the movie that came out in March.  As mentioned, those designers designed and created the actual shoes, which were then displayed at an exhibit at the Berlin Film Festival, and at Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store in New York City.  Five of those designers chose to sell the shoes via special order at Saks, but only Dolce & Gabbana‘s are currently being sold to the public via Luisaviaroma.

Dolce & Gabbana, $1,795

Dolce & Gabbana Cinderella Swarovski Pumps, $1,795, via Luisaviaroma

Adorned in Swarovski crystals, and created with Plexiglas, these transparent 105mm heels are gorgeous enough to make anyone feel like a modern-day Cinderella.  Finally, a shoe solution for all of your #formaldressproblems.

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What do you think of these Cinderella pumps?  How would you wear them?

xxo

Weekend Wardrobe: Rainy Day Women

There is something to be said for the perfect rainy day outfit.  It can transform a gloomy, damp afternoon into a cozy and comfortable haven.  Since Spring is the season of rain showers and puddle jumping, it only seems reasonable to have an outfit to go along.  And, if there’s an outfit, well, it only seems reasonable that it be Burberry-inspired.

Enjoy!

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Do you have any rainy day staples?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin‘s aesthetic is primarily sexy, classy, and luxurious.  Many of his designs are indeed quirky, yet maintain the timeless quality, and, of course, bright red soles.

That being said, the man has a sense of humor, as is apparent in these Jolly Patent Squiggle-Heels.  It’s impossible to read that and not smile.  Interestingly enough, these heels are absolutely fitting to such a name.

Christian Louboutin  Jolly Patent Squiggle-Heel Red Sole Pump, $795

Christian Louboutin
Jolly Patent Squiggle-Heel Red Sole Pump, $795

Christian Louboutin Jolly Patent Squiggle-Heel Red Sole Pump, also available in white, $795

Christian Louboutin
Jolly Patent Squiggle-Heel Red Sole Pump, also available in white, $795

What do you think of these unique pumps?

Rest in Peace, Oscar de la Renta

Rest in Peace, Oscar

Rest in Peace, Oscar

The legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passed away last night at the age of 82 in his Connecticut home from complications with cancer, which he had been diagnosed with in 2006.  The Dominican-American designer specialized in evening wear, having been famed with being the couturiers to dress Jackie Kennedy in the 1960’s.  He worked for luxury brands Lanvin and Balmain, as well as under his own eponymous name.  

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Designer Marc Jacobs wrote: “We lost a fashion icon. Thoughts & prayers for family, friends, & all at Oscar de la Renta. We’ll miss you Oscar!”

"We will miss you, Oscar!", tweeted Marc Jacobs

“We’ll miss you, Oscar!”, tweeted Marc Jacobs

Designer Spotlight: Sohung Designs

I was recently wandering around Chelsea Markets in the East Village, and stumbled across “Artists & Fleas Pop-Up Shop“.  If you guys live nearby, I definitely recommend checking it out (It goes ’till December 17th!).  Anyway, one of the designers there especially stuck out to me, with his innovative designs and interesting concepts.  I spoke with Tom for a bit, and his shop is known as Sohung Designs.  All of the pieces are handmade and originally designed (for both men and women).  Take a look at the photos from his collection below:

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Lindsey Thornburg Fall/Winter 2012 Lookbook

Lindsey Thornburg has collaborated with Olivia Malone, world renowned photographer, to shoot the Fall/Winter 2012 lookbook. With Twin Peaks at Washington State as the backdrop for the setting, the majestic scenes are brought to life, featuring her signature piece, the cloak, in which has evolved tremendously due to her recent collaboration with Pendleton.  The eclectic details and embroidery add a unique touch to the beautiful pieces.

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