SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Givenchy

Givenchy mules first debuted last year in New York Fashion Week on the Spring/Summer 2016 runway, where it caused that notorious Candice Swanepoel & other model’s fashion week fall.  Nonetheless, these Italian-made Givenchy mules are exquisitely beautiful, featuring a lizard-effect and smooth metallic leather.  Pair these with a colorful, monochromatic outfit to accentuate the silver heels.

Givenchy mesh-paneled metallic leather mules, $1,050, via Net-a-Porter

Givenchy mesh-paneled metallic leather mules, $1,050, via Net-a-Porter 

givenchy mules

givenchy mules

 

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

xoxo

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Laurence Dacade

Laurence Dacade is known for having whimsical and unique prints in her designs.  The French designer’s philosophy is “There is no need to suffer for beauty”, and it is apparent in her comfortable shoe styles that are both fashionable & functional.

Check out these darling David Bowie -inspired booties.  If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that we are obsessed with Bowie’s style.  Wear them with oversized, worn-in denim and a sexy cropped top to balance out the bold style of the boots.  

And don’t forget red lipstick & some serious self-confidence.

Laurence Dacade Bowie paneled leather ankle boots, $960

Laurence Dacade Bowie paneled leather ankle boots, $960, via Net-a-Porter 

laurence dacade bowie boots

 

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

xo, loves

Have a beautiful weekend!

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Vetements

“I always look to the example of Comme des Garçons for what we want to do,” Gvasalia, the head designer of Vetements, explained in a Racked interview. “Steady but slow growth while doing things their own way.”

Vetements Fall/Winter 2016 Runway, via New York Magazine

Vetements Fall/Winter 2016 Runway, via New York Magazine

Vetements, pronounced vet-MAHN is the cool-girl, underground brand that debuted with a boom in 2014 (despite Lorde’s twitter feed officially calling the brand “uncool” back in May).  With a selection of hoodies, quirky t-shirts, and other miscellaneous items of clothing.  Additionally, they make some badass boots.  See below.

Vetements Textured-leather ankle boots, $1,710, via Net-a-Porter

Vetements Textured-leather ankle boots, $1,710, via Net-a-Porter

I can’t think of a better way to channel your inner street starlet than the look below, socks and all.

VETEMENTS Textured-leather ankle boots

VETEMENTS Textured-leather ankle boots

 

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

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Paul Andrew

Paul Andrew has a knack for creating beautiful, sexy, and also comfortable high heels, which is a rarity among designers.  These wedge heels boast a gold geometric cutout pattern on the heel, which blend elegantly with the black satin fabric that composes the rest of the shoe.

Wear these with gold jewelry and a LBD.  ‘Nuff said.

Paul Andrew Kismet Satin Wedge Sandals, $895, via Net-a-Porter

Paul Andrew Kismet Satin Wedge Sandals, $895, via Net-a-Porter

paul andrew kismet cutout sandals

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

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Alexander McQueen

It’s no secret that Alexander McQueen and skulls go together like man buns & tattoos, or affliction jeans & bad taste (oops, did I go there?).  These black leather boots feature the trademark Swarovski-crystals embellished skull emblem on the Perspex heel of the boot.

Alexander McQueen Leather Skull-Heel Ankle Boot, $1,265

Alexander McQueen Leather Skull-Heel Ankle Boot, $1,265, via Net-A-Porter

Style these boots with a pair of cuffed (and preferably ripped) denim jeans and a tucked in, oversized white button up à la Kate Moss.  Finish with red lipstick and major backcombing for a rock’n’roll-inspired look.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Leather ankle boots

 

Would you wear these boots?  If so, what would you pair them with?

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: Jimmy Choo x Moon Boot

Moon Boots were a little before my time.  So, maybe that’s why I don’t fully “get” these trendy boots, or perhaps they just need time to grow on me.  Then again, anything Jimmy Choo does I can pretty much get behind, and this collab with Moon Boots is no exception.  There is something slightly glamorous about them, as though reserved solely for beautiful, upscale winter resort destinations, such as Aspen, St. Moritz, or Banff.

Pair ’em with a cozy pair of equally fancy leggings and a matching silver coat, or with skinny jeans to balance out the look.

Moon Boot + Jimmy Choo MB Buzz shearling and shell snow boots, $750

Moon Boot + Jimmy Choo MB Buzz shearling and shell snow boots, $750

Moon boot jimmy choo

What do you guys think of these boots?  Would you wear them?

xo & merry christmas, loves!

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Tom Ford

Tom Ford is, and always will be, the sexiest designer known to the fashion industry to date.  He proves this time and time again, and honestly, the fact that he is able to make a pair of denim boots sultry is only further evidence.  These patchwork denim and leather knee boots from his Fall 2015 runway collection are a perfect blend of bohemian and badass.

Tom Ford Patchwork denim and leather knee boots, $2,690

Tom Ford Patchwork denim and leather knee boots, $2,690

Tom Ford Patchwork denim and leather knee boots, $2,690

Pair them with a chambray button-down & slit maxi skirt, as seen in the photo below, or with a leather ensemble for a night out.

Tom Ford Patchwork denim and leather knee boots, $2,690

 

What do you think of these denim boots?  How would you style them?

xo, loves

Tom Ford Shares Beauty, Fashion, & Sex Tips

Tom Ford’s Tom Style Commandments

Tom Ford shares his top 10 style commandments

Tom Ford shares his top 10 style commandments

Dress with mystery and don’t rule out black for a wedding: the designer known as the King of Sex, TOM FORD, shares 10 of his ultimate style rules via Net-a-Porter
Tom Ford Eyewear Spring/Summer 2011

Tom Ford Eyewear Spring/Summer 2011

1
DON’T LET FASHION DICTATE TO YOU

I always feel a little sad when I see a woman head-to-toe in a runway look. Women also change their hair a lot, but if it’s done in an insecure way, that makes me feel sad, too. You need to make what you are wearing your own.

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2013

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2013

2
NEVER TRY TO BE OVERTLY SEXY

I’m more interested in a little bit of mystery. Maybe it’s my age… Or maybe it’s because the women in my life are starting to wear stockings now because they think the skin on their legs isn’t as good as it used to be!

Tom Ford Advertisement, Fall 2013

Tom Ford Fall 2013

3
FIND YOUR UNIFORM

If you have five outfits that you love wearing and always make you feel your best, which are comfortable and confident and just work, why do you need all the others? Yes, you need some variations on the theme – you don’t want to wear the exact same clothes every day – but I think it’s very important for everyone to figure out what their look is.

Tom Ford Spring 2010

Tom Ford Spring 2010

4
REMEMBER: SEXINESS IS ABOUT CONFIDENCE

Sexiness comes from the way you move and the way you handle yourself. It doesn’t come from short skirts and low-cut tops.

Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2014

Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2014

5
REASSESS YOUR STYLE EVERY FIVE YEARS

Bodies change, looks change, everything changes, so every five years you need to take off all your clothes and reassess yourself. Try your clothes on and see what still works and what should be rethought – not in an emotional way but in a detached way. Also, do it on your own, because it’s not about what your friends or partner think, it’s about how you feel.

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2014

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2014

6
MAKE AN EFFORT

No matter what your personal style, people have to look at you in the same way they have to look at a building, or a piece of art, or a table, or a new car. You become a part of the photograph, the landscape, someone’s vision.

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2015

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2015

7
DON’T BELIEVE YOU NEED WARDROBE ESSENTIALS…

It isn’t about owning a classic white shirt or a black blazer – I know women who wear that and look like they’re doing a chic androgynous thing, and other women who look immediately like they work on Wall Street. It’s about your own taste; camouflaging the things you don’t like and accentuating the things you do.

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2015

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2015

8
…BUT EVERYONE NEEDS AT LEAST ONE LBD

Because you never know when you’re going to have to go to a funeral, or a job interview, or a last-minute wedding (maybe you’re not supposed to wear black to weddings, but I would). It’s perfect for everything: you can wear it with sandals and it’s a summer look; with a heel, it’s an evening look. Long, short, fitted, loose, it’s such a key piece. It is always chic.

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2012

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2012

9
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF MAKEUP

By changing your makeup you can channel the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, ’60s… You can do everything with beauty because it’s the character; it’s who you are. I find that fascinating. There was a trend a couple of years ago that saw women dressed casually in jeans, T-shirts and sneakers with mega makeup – I loved it. It’s a great way to express yourself that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to have a lot of money.

Tom Ford Advertisement, Spring 2012

Tom Ford Advertisement, Spring 2012

10
FOCUS ON ONE FEATURE

I don’t like to see a major lip and a major eye statement [at the same time]. I think if you’re going to accentuate your eyes, great, but then you need a neutral lip. If you’re going to do a bold red lip, it looks the best with almost nothing on your eyes, except maybe a little bit of mascara. I really like to see one makeup statement and just beautiful, glowing skin.

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“Sexiness comes from the way you move and the way you handle yourself. It doesn’t come from short skirts and low-cut tops.” -Tom Ford

What do you think of Tom Ford’s fashion & beauty advice?  Do you agree or disagree?  Share in the comments section below!

xo

What’s Trending: 10 Most Coveted Snakeskin Pieces This Week

Animal prints are this season’s leather, and snakeskin is one of the most coveted prints for this summer and fall.  Check out my top 10 picks of python-inspired pieces I’m obsessing over right now.

1.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Satchel, $478

Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Satchel, $478

2.

MOTHER The Looker Skinny Jeans, now $117

MOTHER The Looker Skinny Jeans, now $117

3.

Nicholas Kirkwood Elaphe & Acetate Sandals, $1,295

Nicholas Kirkwood Elaphe & Acetate Sandals, $1,295

4.

IAM by Ileana Makri, $200

IAM by Ileana Makri, $200

5.

The Case Factory Snake-effect leather iPhone 5 case, $150

The Case Factory Snake-effect leather iPhone 5 case, $150

6.

Maison Martin Margiela Snake-effect leather ankle boots, $1,020

Maison Martin Margiela Snake-effect leather ankle boots, $1,020

7.

Christopher Kane Snake-print stretch-jersey mini dress, $625

Christopher Kane Snake-print stretch-jersey mini dress, $625

8.

Vix Ruda snake-print bikini, Top, $95, Bottoms, $100

Vix Ruda snake-print bikini, Top, $95, Bottoms, $100

9.

Antonio Berardi python-jacquard pencil skirt, now $381

Antonio Berardi python-jacquard pencil skirt, now $381

10.

Giuseppe Zanotti Yvette printed snake-effect leather pumps, $750

Giuseppe Zanotti Yvette printed snake-effect leather pumps, $750

What do you think of these 10 picks?