Lala’s Giambattista Valli Fringe Pony Sandals?

I love em’!  These sandals that La La wore to cheer her honey on at the Knicks game recently are really hot.    Her sense of fashion has improved significantly, and I am hoping the other Knick wives are taking note.  I haven’t seen a one looking as polished as your girl La.   Kim Kardashian is wearing a pair of Christian Louboutin thigh high boots, and Angela Simmons wore Louboutin pumps.  I think the ladies look lovely, although among the three Kim seems a tad overdressed.  The fringe on La La’s Valli’s are my favorite element, and she’s once again giving it up to her man with the blue bottoms.  We see you La La.

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Some Tribal Funk from L.A.M.B

Over at L.A.M.B. they did a really great job of showcasing interesting colors in their Summer shoe line.  Not only are the colors bright and interesting, the patterns and details of the shoe remind me of being on an ultra glamorous safari.   Many people were surprised that L.A.M.B. has done as well as it has, but by now that wonder should have worn off, as each season Gwen Stefani and her design team continue to produce inspiring footwear.  I have many favorites from her Summer line, especially some of the animal prints, which everyone can’t do well.  I think I’ll pair the leopard print heels with a HOT red dress!  I’ll be ready to pounce in these!  I just love shoes that are sexy, edgy and funky and L.A.M.B. has hit all the right spots for me.

Fashion Combat: Alexander Wang

Many of my favorite looks from the Spring and Summer lines this year, have been military inspired. Canvas, leather and buckles have been popping up in much of this seasons footwear, and some designers are better that others at really translating this into something feminine yet still edgy. These booties, by Alexander Wang, accomplish this task with seeming ease. The knitted fabric detail on the lizard print booties reminds me a bit of an aviator jacket, as do the thicker style straps. I also like the whip-stitch on the black pair, the patent leather makes a nice contrast against the black suede.

Shopping around the Interwebs

Spring and Summer shopping is in full swing around the internet today. I am noticing all the stores rolling out their Spring sales, and some of my favorites from the runway, are finally available (for us regular folk).   A particular favorite of mine is this offering from Miu Miu,  just in time for June weddings. They are a gorgeous blush color, with a crystal embellished heel that screams glamour with it’s large emerald, and princess cut stones. I love that these have a slight platform, which allows for a higher heel.  Hey the higher the better for showing off those gams right?  I hear they are also available in a black patent leather sling back, but I’m too enamored with these to check.

Channel your inner warrior woman: Sergio Rossi

I love these cute summer heels by Sergio Rossi, they make me long for warm weather, now!  I can’t wait for the rain here to finally be gone for good so that I can rock a fresh pedicure, and just maybe these Sergio Rossi sandals.  This design has a gladiator feel, with the  hammered brass on the ankle strap and the tan leather.  These are sure to spice up your summery whites.  I’m also a big fan of shoes with a zipper back,  no practical reason really,  just one of those things I like in a shoe.    I think I’ll just close my eyes and imagine that it’s summer already.

Viktor & Rolf Spring 2011

I can’t exactly say that the trend toward chunky heels this spring is my favorite, but there are a few designers who take this look and make it easier to love. Viktor & Rolf for instance, have elevated the simple loafer to something sublime, by adding a tall, thick heel paired with supple patent leather in eyecatching shades. Yes, there is still a lot of shoe, but they are sexy instead of clunky and the colors are feminine and lively. The peep toe loafer is my absolute favorite, and I think the mint green pair are very interesting, if not exactly for me.

Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2011

Diane Von Furstenburg Spring 2011

Not long ago, Yvan Mispelaere took over the helm as creative director for Diane von Furstenberg (DVF). For DVF spring 2011, the first collection under Mispelaere’s watch, there was much anticipation to see what direction he would take. Mispelaere who previously worked stints at Gucci, Lanvin, and Valentino, did not disappoint.

DVF Spring 2011

Rich, vibrant colors, a staple at most DVF shows took center stage. Twisted rope platforms had an Asian inspired feel to me and were my favorite. The heels with their laquered gold finishes and geometric lines, in keeping with the trend toward chunkier, more substantial heels, were fantastic. Not much to not love about DVF this Spring, and I look forward to seeing where Mispelaere will take things next.

Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2011 shoes

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