SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Marco De Vincenzo

Marco De Vincenzo Runway via Pitti Immagine

Marco De Vincenzo Runway via Pitti Immagine

Marco De Vincenzo, ex-Fendi fashion designer, first caught the attention of Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani at a show for his namesake label in 2009.  His collections have been delightfully unpredictable from the usual Italian designers, instead opting for classic silhouettes with unexpected materials and construction (W Magazine says it best: think Judy Jetson goes to finishing school).  

Check out these truly eye-catching heels below that combine futuristic and ladylike elements in a beautiful way.  Complete the look with cropped, flared culottes and a structured, high-neck blouse.

 

Marco De Vincenzo 'Maraboo' sandals, $1,300

Marco De Vincenzo ‘Maraboo’ sandals, $1,300

“I like to make people look twice,” says Marco De Vincenzo about his designs.

 

Marco De Vincenzo 'Maraboo' sandals

Marco De Vincenzo 'Maraboo' sandals

 

What do you think of these heels?  What would you wear them with?

xoxo

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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

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ROBERTO CAVALLI  fringed metallic sandals

 

How would you style these heels?

Stay beautiful,

xo

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: Kat Maconie

Kat Maconie is a British fashion designer who started her eponymous in 2009.  She is known for her bold colors, strong prints, architectural shapes, metallic details, all infused with her signature tongue-in-cheek attitude.

With so many fun and lively designs to choose from, it’s difficult to choose a favorite, but these colorful India heels caught my eye (well, naturally…).  With embroidery detailing and a bright suede chunky heel, these sandals are perfect for a sunny Spring or Summer day.  Wear ’em with a white, blue, yellow, or green sundress for a perfect mix of playful and chic.

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Kat Maconie India Heels, $265, via Shoescribe

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

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Peter Pilotto

Bright colors and whimsical designs that tug on our heartstrings make those of us in the northern hemisphere yearn for the lazy summer days and carefree nights.  The design duo behind the Peter Pilotto label, made of Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos, capture this feeling beautifully in their new footwear offering, composed of vibrant hues and groovy (yep, groovy has been called) patterns.  Check out these blue and yellow leather and suede sandals below that are both playful and flirty.  Wear ’em with a loose-fitting, super short sundress to show off your stems whether on a resort getaway or in the heat of the summer.

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Peter Pilotto Cage Leather & Suede Sandals, $1,124

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

stay gorgeous,

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Gianvito Rossi

There’s nothing better than an elegantly crafted, classically chic heel with just a simple twist to make it truly stand out from others.  Meet the flavor of this week, the one & only Gianvito Rossi Bow-Tie Ankle-Strap Bunny Sandal.   With a neutral color combination of rose & black & a 4″ stiletto heel, this shoe is all class (and just a hint tongue-in-cheek), reminding us not to take fashion (or life) too seriously.  Preach.

Gianvito Rossi Bow-Tie Ankle-Strap Bunny Sandal, Black/Rosie

Gianvito Rossi Bow-Tie Ankle-Strap Bunny Sandal, $980, via Neiman Marcus

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What do you think of these patent leather sandals?  Would you wear them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: DSquared2

Due to the ridiculous rather high number of LBD’s & LBH’s (Little Black Heels) in my closet(s), I started to get picky when adding any more of them to my wardrobe.  They have to really tickle my fancy, per se, or, sadly, they’ll just be taking up more coveted closet space.

(Side Note: Since I moved into a new apartment earlier this summer, I had to go from two walk-in closets to a tiny little one.  Needless to say, it’s been tough, but a learning experience in minimalism…  I’ve also taken to decorating my apartment with shoes as art to make up for storage (i.e. shoes intertwined with my books, in my living room, laundry room, etc.)…)

Take, for example, these beauties from DSquared2’s Fall-Winter 2015-16 collection.  They have just enough glitz and glam to make them stand out, and simply exude sex appeal.  I love how the fringe, metal zippers, and chains give them a rock’n’roll vibe, while the all-black color keeps the sandals from looking overdone.

Wear ’em with cuffed blue denim, or with a structured leather skirt and chiffon blouse for a sexy, edgy look.

DSquared2 Sandals, $1,500, via Shoescribe

DSquared2 Sandals, $1,500, via Shoescribe

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What do you think of these little black sandals?  Would you wear them?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

xo, Sophie

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: MM6 by Maison Margiela

Flatforms are 2015’s answer to 2014’s mule sandal.  Comfortable, relaxed, and a little out there, the flatform can come in various heights, shapes, and materials.  These ones by Maison Martin Margiela’s label MM6 stuck out to me, with their quirky stuffed ankle straps and pink vinyl tops.  Ultimately, if the shoe type creepers and Geta sandals had a lovechild, this is what it would look like.  Channel your inner Baby Spice, and style them with pigtails, a ring pop necklace, and (probably) a fake ID.

MM6 by Maison Margiela, $590

MM6 by Maison Margiela, $590

 

MM6 by Maison Margiela

 

What do you think of these sandals?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Gianmarco Lorenzi

Gianmarco Lorenzi is all about glamour, luxury, high fashion, and lavish extravagance, among other glittery things fashionistas dreams are made of.

So, how could I resist showing off this shiny and beautiful leather sandal from the Summer 2015 collection?  I simply cannot think of anything this sandal wouldn’t go with, but am dreaming of rocking ’em paired with a pastel romper or dressed up with culottes and a high neckline.

Gianmarco Lorenzi, $665

Gianmarco Lorenzi, $665

Gianmarco Lorenzi

 

Gianmarco Lorenzi

 

What do you think of these unique heels?  What would you pair ’em with?

xo, Sophie

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Gianmarco Lorenzi

Donald Trump boasts he makes the best hotels in the world, and I have to agree.  I boast that I make the best ceviche in the world, and, quite frankly, I do.  Gianmarco Lorenzi boasts he makes the most perfect heel in the world, and I’m inclined to agree, as I don’t see why he’d say it if it wasn’t true…

Over the last 30 years, Gianmarco Lorenzi has been creating feminine designs that blend the lines between shoes and art.  These sandals, using geometric shapes, are unbelievably sexy and uber-fashionable.

Gianmarco Lorenzi, $530

Gianmarco Lorenzi, $530

Wear ’em with a red hot mini, or a textured dress (think tweed) in cobalt blue or green.

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What do you think of these sandals?

xo