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Aug 20, 2014 / 1 note

Balmain Fall 2014 Collection

Balmain Fall 2014 Collection

Zebraprint Calf Hair Ankle Boots


Black Leather Ankle Boots


Braided cotton and Leather Sandals


All of these ultra luxury heels are from the House of Balmain’s 2014 Fall collection. Glam parties, Rock & Roll concerts are the inspiration for this collection and it shows by the use of zebra prints, tall and bamboo shaped…

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Aug 19, 2014

Jerome C. Rousseau Fall 2014 Collection

Jerome C. Rousseau Fall 2014 Collection

Red plaid peep-toe bootie
Blue and black houndstooth pump
Black suede peep-toe bootie

For Fall I noticed Jerome used a new stiletto for his heels. The stiletto has a plume motif and a wide base that is unlike anything in the marketplace. Rousseau also uses classic and elegant materials such as houndstooth, suede and plaid to give each heel a stately look.

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Aug 17, 2014

Attilio Giusti Leombruni Fall 2014 Collection

Attilio Giusti Leombruni Fall 2014 Collection


Sara, Vera and Marianna Giusti

The Giusti family started the company in 1958 in Montegranaro, Italy where it quickly became known to create timeless and high quality shoes. Today the company is run by the Giusti sisters-Sara, Marianna and Vera.

Sara Giusti is the oldest sister and she was born in 1978. Sara holds a Business Adminstration degree and she has run the company’s Sales department in…

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Aug 15, 2014

Chiara Ferragni Fall 2014 Collection

Chiara Ferragni Fall 2014 Collection

Chiara Ferragni
10mm Hollywood Star Glitter Loafers


Chiara Ferragni
10mm Blink Eye Glitter Loafers


Both of these loafers came as a result of a collaboration with famous blogger Chiara Ferragni and Luisa Via Roma. Ms. Ferragni who is the founder of the Blonde Salad blog found inspiration in the artwork of Picasso and Andy Warhol.

Both styles are currently…

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Aug 13, 2014
Aug 12, 2014

Aperlai Fall 2014 Collection

Aperlai Fall 2014 Collection

Black leather pointed-toe ankle boot with leather shields
Red suede and patent leather pump with sculpted block heel
Elaphe and patent leather bootie
White leather pump with laser cut-out detail
Burgundy multi-strapped alligator pump

In June I gave a preview of Aperlai’s 2014 Fall collection and here are some more styles from the label. Lanvin’s dedication to luxury is unwavering by her use of…

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Aug 11, 2014

Rayne Fall 2014 Collection

Rayne Fall 2014 Collection

Brown leather tall boot
Black spotted ponyhair pump
Red patent leather chelsea boot

Rayne was originally launched as a theatrical shoe brand in the late 1800s and quickly became a favorite of the high society set. During the 50s Hollywood leading ladies such as Vivian Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor were fans of the label. Also, Queen Elizabeth wore Rayne shoes when she married Prince Phillip in 1947.

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Aug 7, 2014

Sophia Susassi


Sophia Susassi

I am delighted to introduce a talented designer by the name of Sophia Susassi. Ms. Susassi attended and obtained a BA in Fashion Footwear from the University of Northampton. During her time at Northampton Sophia interned with Jeffrey West and won a scholarship to have her line produced by Church’s.

After obtaining her BA degree Susassi decided to travel in the U.S and during her…

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Aug 6, 2014

Robert Clergerie Fall 2014 Collection

Robert Clergerie Fall 2014 Collection

Black woven leather sandal with fringe
Black leather sandal
Black leather woven leather sandal

Robert wanted a more formal look for his creations and that is the main reason why black is color of choice for Fall. Woven leather also plays a role in two out of the three heels in this article with different looks for each style. I also noticed compared to previous seasons that the materials used…

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Aug 4, 2014

O Jour Spring 2014 Collection

O Jour Spring 2014 Collection

Giorgia Caovilla

Today I just want to introduce you to O’Jour by Giorgia Caovilla. If the last name seems familiar to you it should because she is the daughter of world famous shoe designer Rene Caovilla. Before working with her father she pursued and obtained a law degree from Milan’s Universita Statale. After graduation Ms. Caovilla worked at Rene Caovilla for eleven years building the label’s…

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Aug 1, 2014

Pollini Fall 2014 Collection

Pollini Fall 2014 Collection

Blue suede and spotted leather chelsea bootie
Black suede and metallic gold sandal
Chocolate brown ankle boot with metallic gold block heel

Pollini takes contemporary styles and gives them a luxury twist for Fall. The label is able to achieve this by using materials such as metallics and spotted leather. Geometry also plays a role this season via the second sandal in this article. In addition, I…

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Jul 30, 2014 / 1 note

Carolin Holzhuber


All of these heels are from the creative mind of Ms. Carolin Holzhuber. Carolin is from Austria and obtained her MA from the London College of Fashion. Before coming to LCF she graduated from the Fashion Institute Vienna Hetzendorf with a BA in Fashion.

As a designer Holzhuber finds inspiration in items that are different from other designers. For example Carolin’s last collection was based on…

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Jul 29, 2014

Roger Vivier Fall 2014 Collection

Roger Vivier Fall 2014 Collection

Burgundy patent leather pump with lacquer stiletto
Purple satin and lilac sandal with jeweled brooch
Stingray pointed-toe d’orsay

The pumps for the Fall 2014 Roger Vivier collection are so elegant and classy. Materials such as patent leather, stingray and satin heightens the sophistication level of each heel. Also, Creative Director Bruno Frisoni makes these heels more desirable by adding an…

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Jul 25, 2014

Paloma Barcelo Spring 2014 Collection

Paloma Barcelo Spring 2014 Collection

Manuel Barcelo Martinez

When telling the history of the Paloma Barcelo label it begins with Manuel’s father, Manolo who opened the COSI-COSI footwear factory in 1960. The elder Barcelo was a master rope maker, weaver and espadrille designer. After spending years learning from his father Manuel started the Paloma Barcelo brand in 2002.

Paloma Barcelo focuses on classy and cultured women who loves…

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Jul 24, 2014

Pierre Hardy Fall 2014 Collection

Pierre Hardy Fall 2014 Collection

Grey and black suede art-deco boot
Black, grey and orange asymmetrical boot
Red, yellow and grey art-deco inspired boot

For Fall Pierre dips his hand in Deco and ends up with a positive result; especially for the first boot. The boot is striking because of its winning combination of grey/black, supple suede and strategic Art Deco lines.

Second boot has a bit of asymmetry going on due to the…

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