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SHOE PORN: FALL’S FABULOUS FOOTWEAR

3 Sep

Fall's Fabulous Footwear

Brace yourself fashionistas, summer has sizzled away and fall has fallen upon us. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely looking forward to the new season. No offense to summer but there’s something about fall that just makes me feel all warm and fashionable inside. So without further delay let’s take a look at this season’s fabulous footwear, or what I like to call SHOE PORN!

PEEK-A-BOOTS

Peep toe aren’t just for heels anymore. Normally referred to as sandal boots, these daring darlings are a chic alternative to the basic boot and were spotted on the runways of Phillip Lim, Jason Wu and many others. Wear them to the office or a night on the town, with tights for the winter, or without for fall. Rain, sleet, or snow these peek-a-boots will withstand the weather and give you a real reason to show off your fall colored pedicure.

Jimmy Choo Drift Suede Booties

Jimmy Choo Drift Suede Booties

3.1 Phillip Lim Sandal Boot Fall 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim Sandal Boot Fall 2013

Kenzo Fall 2013

Kenzo Fall 2013

LADYLIKE LACE-UPS 

Sugar and spice and everything nice! It was all about lace ups on the fall runways, a foreshadowing of the season to come. Lace up boots and heels will be on the feet of every woman because it offers two things: class and sass. And what lady could live without that?

Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2013

Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2013

Gucci Fall 2013

Gucci Fall 2013.

Nicholas Kirkwood Fall 2013

Nicholas Kirkwood Fall 2013

PRINTED POINTY PUMPS

Printed Pointy Pumps, say that 3 times fast! Prints have proven to withstand the test of time and pointy pumps are a constant favorite, so it’s no wonder that the 3 have merged. From the classic leopard to the fun floral and the newly favorite plaid, prints will always be a signature staple that will never go out of style.

Roberto Cavalli Fall 2013

Roberto Cavalli Fall 2013

Alice & Olivia "Stacey"  Fall 2013

Alice + Olivia “Stacey” Fall 2013

Alice + Olivia Fall 2013.

Alice + Olivia Fall 2013.

IVY LEAGUE LOAFERS

Class is definitely in session and only the stylish will make the honor roll. But seriously, who knew schoolgirl chic would become a fashion statement?! If we learned anything from the runways of Tommy Hilfiger and Chanel it’s that loafers and heels with tassels and wingtips are going to rule the sidewalks. Finally, all the episodes of watching and studying the wardrobe of Gossip Girl have finally paid off!

Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2013

Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2013

Antonio Marras Fall 2013

Antonio Marras Fall 2013

Chanel Fall 2013

Chanel Fall 2013

THE BOLD, THE BADDEST, AND THE BOOTIFUL

Not a fan of the Ivy League Prep? Then perhaps the street chic shoes seen on the runways of Saint Laurent ParisVersace and Prabal Gurung will satisfy your inner bad girl. From over the knee boots to booties, edginess reigns supreme with details like spikes, studs, chains, and buckles. Pair them with leather pants or a little black dress and you are sure to turn heads!

Saint Laurent Paris Fall 2013

Saint Laurent Paris Fall 2013

Versace Fall 2013

Versace Fall 2013

Prabal Gurung Fall 2013

Prabal Gurung Fall 2013

Now you see why I love fall? I’ll take a sexy pair of boots over a flip flop any day! And now that the weather permits, I can!

Are you as excited about fall and all it’s many offerings as I am?

Is this year’s fall footwear a MESS or a YES?

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SHOE PORN: THE MOJITO – THE FUTURE OF FOOTWEAR

16 Jul
The Mojito Shoe Classic in electric blue.

The Mojito Shoe Classic in electric blue.

I’m a sucker for fashion that stands out which is why the decision to do this Shoe Porn feature was such an easy one. Allow me to introduce you to the Mojito, a stylish offering that is sure to quench your fashion thirst. The Mojito was conceived from the creative mind of London architect Julian Hakes, “It is a single wrapped geometry which starts under the ball of the foot, sweeps over the bridge, then down below the heel before twisting back on itself to provide the support for the heel”.

mojito2Hakes and his innovative edition have taken the fashion world by storm, winning the Drapers Footwear and Accessories Award in 2012 and appearing on countless style blogs and features in magazines such as Elle UK, Vogue UK, USA Today and many others. A definite conversation piece these eye-catching shoes are a work of art and apparently comfortable too. Made from carbon fiber, leather & laminated with rubber, these shoes provide strong support with every strut.

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I had the pleasure of seeing the Mojito in an email I received from Cityblis, an online fashion mecca that showcases the creative talent of designers and provides them with the tools to build their brand, and a pleasure it was.  This showstopper is available on the Cityblis website for $275, a steal for such a unique and timeless piece of fashion. Ladies and gentlemen the FUTURE OF FOOTWEAR IS HERE.

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What do you think of the Mojito? Is the futuristic fashionable footwear a MESS or a YES?

Pictures/Quotes: http://www.julianhakes.co.uk/index.html

Check out Julian Hakes and the Mojito on Cityblis: https://www.cityblis.com/www_julianhakes_us

SHOE PORN: “STUCK UP”

3 Jun

In today’s edition of SHOE PORN we take a look at INTERVIEW MAGAZINE’S shoe spread “Stuck Up”, featuring five of the hottest wedges, from various designers, that have been victimized by the dreaded gum. Don’t you just hate when that happens.

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Photography: Robbie Fimmano
Stylist: Vanessa Chow

 

SHOE PORN: GLADIATOR HEELS

15 May

Gladiator Heels

2 words: MUST HAVE!  What am I talking about?  Gladiator heels! Duh, hence the title of the post. Gone are the days of regular sandals and pumps, gladiator heels are the hottest thing in fashion right now. Making their grand debut on the runways of the Spring 2013 shows, these bold and tall showstoppers are a fashionable hybrid of a strappy sandal and a cut away boot. Let’s take a look at some of the many different looks of this season’s most fabulous shoe.

Tom Ford Strappy Buckled Sandal Boot

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I’m having a major shoegasm just looking at these!! Imagine how I’d be trying these on!  When I think gladiator heel this is the only shoe that comes to my mind. It’s so lux, sexy and is the perfect definition of a showstopper. Available in black, gold, nude, and silver. These have been featured everywhere and on everyone.

Rihanna wearing the stiletto stunners on a recent outing.

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Jennifer Lopez standing tall on the cover of the February 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

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The gold is my favorite! Getting all kinds of ‘Metropolis’ vibes from this one!

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Jimmy Choo Mogul Gladiator Sandals  

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jimmychoo mogul gladiator sandalsThese black suede caged cuties feature golden studs, a lace up front, and a 4″ heel. Only Jimmy Choo could design a sandal that is fierce without losing it’s sex and classy appeal.

Rita Ora getting a leg up in her ‘Moguls’.

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Jennifer Lopez for Harper’s Bazaar, again.

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For the ‘BARBIE’ in all of us.

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Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra – Embellished leather cage sandals

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These beauties are part of the Altuzarra and Gianvito Rossi collaboration. The stud embellishments, beaded leaf appliques and the 4″ heels are just the mere affect of fabulousness that these cage leather sandals can provide. Feel free to drool now!

Ciara making her promo rounds.

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Versace – Leather gladiator sandal boots

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Hot off the runway! This refreshing take on the color nude is such a breath of fresh air for the otherwise, darker tones of the gladiator heels that I’ve shown. What’s the best part? The sandals feature the iconic  Medusa medallion embellishment on each strap. Pair this with a monochromatic ensemble and you are sure to turn heads!

Versace Spring 2013

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Nicki Minaj on American Idol

Nicki Minaj

 

Brian Atwood – Electra leather cutout knee-high boots

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 Brian Atwood’s black leather knee-high boots can easily cross over from season to season. The intricately cutout, slim heel boot has seductiveness written all over it. These shoes are a stand-out staple piece for the ages. Wear with caution!

Selena Gomez proving how seductive these really are!

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ELECTRIFING Electra! I’m loving these in red!

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And orange!

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So there you have it, you’ve just experienced Shoe Porn,  I hope it was as good for you as it was for me! 😉   The hottest shoes for the spring/summer season are right at your fingertips! Now, the hard part….. getting them!  

What do think of this season’s Gladiator heels? Are they a MESS or a YES…..

SHOE PORN: WHITE PUMPS

5 Mar
A MUSTHAVE for Spring 2013! Can you say WHITE HOT!

A MUST HAVE for Spring 2013! Can you say WHITE HOT!

Recently, I’ve noticed more and more celebs are wearing white pumps, and I gotta say I love it! White pumps are no longer for Easter Sunday service anymore, they can be worn with just about anything. It’s the perfect pop of color to spruce up any look. So why are many people skeptical of this on going trend? I’ve been on many fashion sites and lately I’ve noticed that whenever a white shoe is shown on someone the comments are always negative. Even when I ask random women about white pumps they cringe at the thought of wearing them. I’m so sick of hearing the phrase “I would wear those if they wear black”, or “I just can’t get with wearing white shoes”.

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Ladies, can you honestly look at this picture and say that white shoes just “don’t go with this outfit”. Ignore the fact that it’s Kim Kardashian (for all the KK haters out there) and judge the outfit. Is this not chic?

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Stop being afraid to step outside of the box. There is nothing that a black pump can do to an outfit that a white pump can’t.  Black is safe. Of course if a particular shoe came in black you would wear it. You probably already have it.

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Fashion is all about fun and being able to take a risk. Don’t overlook the next white stiletto you see, you’ll be surprised at how many ways you can style it.

What do you think of the white shoe trend? Is it a MESS or a YES?

SHOE PORN: ‘FISHING’ WITH LOUBOUTINS

30 Jan

This ain’t your grandpa’s fishing!  Christian Louboutin’s new Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign brings the age old pastime of fishing to the fashionable fore front. Each ad evokes a whimsical, fantasy filled with stylish fishing bait, all the while showcasing the daring, capitvating, and seductive designs from Mr. Louboutin’s newest collection.

Christian Louboutin SS 13

Christian Louboutin SS 13

Christian Louboutin SS 13

Christian Louboutin SS 13

Christian Louboutin SS 13

Christian Louboutin SS 13

“There are plenty of fish in the sea”, or in this case, Louboutins.

Photo Credit: Peter Lippmann

Vogue Paris  en.vogue.fr