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

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood

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What happens when two of your favorite people come together to create your favorite accessory?  A magical, epic trifecta of #shoepornthursday, of course!  Enter Donald ‘Drawbertson’ Robertson, creative director of Estée Lauder & who was also dubbed the “Andy Warhol of Instagram“.  Just take a look (if you have been hiding under a rock and haven’t yet) at his whimsical illustrations on Instragram (@DonaldDrawbertson)  and try not to smile (spoiler alert: it won’t work).  So naturally, when I noticed some of his art on the one and only Brian Atwood‘s heels, I got super giddy (’cause, duh).

Check these bad boys, known as “Gitte Lips“, out for yourself, available in three different styles.

First, the platform sandal style, which would look fabulous paired with wide-legged dark denim jeans and a tucked in white blouse.

Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood, $925

Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood, $925

Or, there’s the cage-inspired sandal design:

Donald “Drawberston” Robertson x Brian Atwood, $895

Donald “Drawberston” Robertson x Brian Atwood, $895

And finally, the very classic, closed-toe, high-enough-but-not-overtly-high, “I have an ankle-strap I’m so freaking adorable” pump:

Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood, $850

Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood, $850

 

Personally, I love the pump pictured first (which may or may not be because of a recent unhealthy chunky heel obsession).  What do you think of the collab?  Are you a Donald Robertson obsessee, like me?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Bionda Castana

Shoe label Bionda Castana, which means Blonde Brunette in Italian, is named after the British footwear designers’ nickname.  The duo, Jennifer Portman and Natalia Barbieri, combine Italian craftsmanship with their edgy London roots and old-world luxury.  Each pair of shoes are crafted in a remote town outside of Milan.

For their Spring 2015 line, they focused on giving patterns a sophisticated makeover.  Grids, dots, and stripes are all staples, while paying homage to the glamour of the 1950’s and 60’s.

Check out these ‘Bay’ pumps below, featuring a monochrome black and white grid print and transparent mesh side detailing.

'Bay' - Double Panel Black and White Grid Print Single Sole Pump, $510

‘Bay’ – Double Panel Black and White Grid Print Single Sole Pump, $510

These ‘Bay’ style pumps also come in a navy & sky blue polka dot pattern, which are every bit as fabulous.

'Bay' - Navy and Sky Blue Polka-Dot Single Sole Pump, $510

‘Bay’ – Navy and Sky Blue Polka-Dot Single Sole Pump, $510

 

Which are your favorite?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY

Lightning stripes and bold geometrical patterns on shoes is becoming a huge trend for this Spring and Summer.  Check out these amazing Saint Laurent Janis pumps.  With mesh nylon and a metallic overlay, these pumps can be paired with virtually anything.  And, once a big fashion don’t, combining gold and silver metallics is becoming very popular.

Saint Laurent, $875

Saint Laurent, $875

I’m having a difficult time deciding whether I like the gold or very similar ones in white better…

Saint Laurent, $975

Saint Laurent, $975

If silver metallics are more your style, check out these Gianvito Rossi mirror leather pumps with a very similar look (and a bit shorter of a heel).

Gianvito Rossi, $902

Gianvito Rossi, $902

Which are your favorite?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY

I sincerely apologize for my lack of posts in recent times- especially for the lack of shoe porn.  I’ve been extremely busy working on designing a women’s contemporary apparel line, set to debut this upcoming fall!  To make up for it, I bring you these jaw-dropping beauties.

Betty & Veronica Pumps, $1,095, Charlotte Olympia

Betty & Veronica Pumps, $1,095, Charlotte Olympia

For those of you, like me, who grew up loving the Betty & Veronica comic book series, these Charlotte Olympia pumps are a must-have.  I’m obsessed with comic-book prints on clothing and shoes, so you can see my excitement upon finding these.  The deep blue color goes with anything, and the white heel is a fun touch to elongate your legs.

Charlotte OlympiaAs a bonus, there’s a matching clutch!

Betty & Veronica Clutch, $1,595, Charlotte Olympia

Betty & Veronica Clutch, $1,595, Charlotte Olympia

What do you think of these quirky heels?