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 

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

xo, loves

Have a beautiful weekend!

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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: Topshop

Topshop has some AMAZING finds from time to time, and these Portugal boots are no exception.  Their artistic print and uniquely shaped heel make them a fun addition to any wardrobe.  Wear them with a pair of oversized, cropped denim overalls and a white tee for a seriously fashion-forward look.

topshop portugal boot

 

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

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia is inarguably one of the most innovative shoe designers of today.  Diana Vreeland is recognized as “The Empress of Fashion”, and was a fashion icon of her day.  These sandals by Charlotte Olympia are inspired by the late and great Diana Vreeland and her unique and fashion-forward style.  The architectural details and luxurious textures make these sandals truly remarkable.

Diana Vreeland, via 40plusstyle

Diana Vreeland, via 40plusstyle

Pair ’em with ruffled black shorts and an off-the-shoulder black crop top for a show-stopping look.

Charlotte Olympia Vreeland Crocodile-effect Leather Sandals, $910

Charlotte Olympia Vreeland Crocodile-effect Leather Sandals, $910

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Charlotte Olympia Vreeland Crocodile-effect Leather Sandals

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

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Rochas

Rochas never ceases to amaze me with their innovative, yet delicately romantic designs.  Take, for example, these beautiful velvet floral-print embroidered platform pumps below, which are a perfect transitional piece to wear this summer and layered with tights for the upcoming fall and winter season.

For summer, pair them with a loose-fitting swing dress and floppy hat for a chic and feminine look.

Rochas Velvet Embroidered Pumps, $1,920

Rochas Velvet Embroidered Pumps, $1,920

Rochas Velvet Embroidered Pumps

Rochas Velvet Embroidered Pumps

 

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

xo, lovelies

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

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

ROBERTO CAVALLI  fringed metallic sandals

ROBERTO CAVALLI  fringed metallic sandals

 

How would you style these heels?

Stay beautiful,

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Nº21

Nº21 was founded in 2010 by Alessandro Dell’Acqua, who also serves as the creative director at the fashion house Rochas.  Alessadro uses his eye for modern design to create unique and eye-catching pieces designed for fashionable women.  The sandals below are a great example of how the designer stretches the boundaries of modern design to create truly remarkable pieces that are more like a work of art than simply a pair of shoes.

Nº21 Sandals, $824.54

Nº21 Sandals, $824.54

Nº21 ankle strap embellished sandals

Nº21 ankle strap embellished sandals

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

Have a beautiful weekend, 

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Aleksander Siradekian

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Aleksander Siradekian: The man, himself.

 

Aleksander Siradekian is a new shoe designer that’s managed to keep a low profile until now.  The brand’s signature heel is recognizable by a unicorn-like flowing fringe off the back of the heel.  Every year, the Russian designer’s beautiful, feminine heels are shown at Paris Fashion Week.  I recently stumbled across these red and black houndstooth stilettos, and am absolutely smitten.  Wear these to a holiday party with a LBD or with an A-line mini-skirt and tights.

 

Aleksander Siradekian Houndstooth Black and Red

Aleksander Siradekian Black & Red Manu Pumps, $800, via MoreIsLove

What do you think of these houndstooth pumps?  How would you style them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Hogan

Whenever I think the ’90’s trend has had to have played its role in fashion recently, and is on it’s way out, it seems to show up in yet another item, and, alas, we have another grunge-era comeback.  Luckily for me, I freaking love the 90’s, so I’m always giddy and nostalgic about such occurrences.  The latest comeback happens to be these shiny, patent bubblegum-pink platform leather sneakers from Hogan.  They remind me of the phase I went through as a wee young thing where I only wore Volatile platform sneaks & my friends coveted my rad shoe collection.  Come to think of it, not much has changed except my shoes got a lot higher and more expensive (so basically, just the Courtney Love treatment).  Joking! (but not really)….

Hogan Patent Leather Sneakers, $545

Hogan Patent Leather Sneakers, $545

Enter, the Sportivo sneakers from Hogan.  Channel your inner Baby Spice and wear ’em with knee-high socks and a mini-dress, or pair ’em with super flared denim jeans for a sporty chic look.

Baby Spice is happy because she has platform sneakers & an egg pod chair.  You, too, can be happy.  Get your egg chair here, and then buy me one, please.

Baby Spice is happy because she has platform sneakers & an egg pod chair. You, too, can attain such happiness. Get your egg chair here, and then buy me one, please & thank you.

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What do you guys think of these Hogan sneakers?  What would you style them with?

xo, beauties