I cannot get enough of Brian Atwood right now. His latest divine creation is these leather puzzle sandals, a pair of high heels that look like they’re made from jigsaw puzzle pieces. The concept is brilliant, the look is fun and the execution is predictably spot-on.
The Sommer leather puzzle sandals have a 5 inch self-covered heel and an adjustable slingback strap. The close-up shot below shows the delicate metal frame that frames the puzzle pieces. These Brian Atwood heels are currently brand new and available on pre-order only from Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,795. The estimated shipment date is no later than 4 April 2014.
On a similar note, the last time I can remember something so unique in the high heel world was a few years ago now when Christian Louboutin put out his measuring tape sandals. These clever beauties (sadly no longer available) also took a household object and turned it into a wearable work of art. Check out a picture of the measuring tape high heels below.
The magic starts with a sketch. A Brian Atwood collection starts with the shoe designer extraordinaire sitting down at his sketching desk in his Milan design studio. The desk is crowded with coloured pens and pencils, fabric samples and – naturally – high heels. Framed pictures line the walls. There are many bookcases too, no doubt full of inspirational-design-producing reading material. “I’m always thinking of new things,” Atwood said on a video insight recently posted to YouTube (see below), “so I just love being surrounded by beautiful things.”
Fast forward to the point where the sketch above has manifested itself into Atwood’s Amaris platform Mary Jane, one of several highlights from the recently released Brian Atwood resort 2014 collection. The physical creation of these beauties has involved the shoes being assembled in Italy with the feature stud and chain detail applied by hand. After some sneak-peak pictures on social and mainstream media the heels are released into the wild, and Atwood returns to his sketching desk and starts over again.
The Amaris double platform open toed sandal has a 6 inch heel with a 2 inch platform. It is available now at the Brian Atwood website for $2,295. More pictures and a video of Brian Atwood at work follow below.
It’s official: Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria loves Brian Atwood shoes. And she doesn’t just love them – Eva tweeted earlier this week that Brian Atwood is actually her favourite brand!
“Can’t be in NYC without going to my fav shoe store! @Brian_Atwood,” the star tweeted on 23 October 2013. Her tweet was accompanied by this picture of the Atwood logo accompanied by what we can only assume is Eva’s foot.
Eva has certainly been seen in plenty of very pretty Brian Atwood high heels over the past little while, in amongst other designers such as Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin and Casadei amongst others. But she definitely has a passion for Brian Atwood shoes right now: in June 2013 Eva was asked by Flare magazine what her favourite item in her closet was right now. “Oh, God,” she replied, “That’s hard. I love bags and shoes, so I would say my Brian Atwood shoes right now – all of them.”
When it comes to flashing the flesh, there is nothing easier to pull off, or as subtly sexy as a hint of peep toe. The old wardrobe rule that you should always choose cleavage or legs, never both, can also be said to apply here with the toes doing the talking, the foot and ankle are snugly encased in purple and green glitter in these Lindford lace up booties by B Brian Atwood. The design is also available in lace nappa leather which contrasts a cream background with a black lace overlay. Priced at $525.00 from BrianAtwood.com
Brian Atwood has done it again. Made us fall head over heels in love. Her name is April. Depending on her mood she is a sultry mixed leopard print calf hair, or a stylish, mysterious black elaphe snake. If she’s feeling adventurous she’s an all out carnival of mixed pink elaphe snake. Regardless of the color she is always elegant and chic, sophisticated, timeless.
Made in Italy, April caresses and comforts with a leather lining, exudes class with a leather sole and adds inches with a 120 mm heel height (4.75 inch). She is single sole, open toe and proudly sports gold cut outs. You too can fall in love with April for $1895.00 at BrianAtwood.com. On sale 30th August.
Designer Brian Atwood has just made his pre-fall 2013 collection available for pre-order and there are plenty of high heels to love. Usually that makes picking a favourite hard, but in this case the task wasn’t too difficult: the Sasha monster platform Mary Jane in yellow Tejus Lizard wins out comfortably.
Sasha has a 6.5 inch heel and 2.5 inch platform. It is made in Italy and will ship on 19 July 2013. Sasha is available for pre-order through Brian Atwood’s website for $1,495.
The label has also recently posted a YouTube video showing Brian Atwood hard at work in his Milan studio. “I’m always thinking of new things,” he tells the audience, “so I just love being surrounded by beautiful things.” And with that brief comment (in English and Italian) the designer goes back to his day job of sketching high heels and feeling fabulous materials. Such a tough life.
See more images of the Brian Atwood pre-fall collection 2013 below.
When the mercury starts to creep up, nothing says summer more than a zingy bright shoe. Even if you’ve been reluctant to embrace the neon craze sweeping the catwalk, it’s easy to add a touch of floro to your footwear. What’s more, if you do normally play it safe with your fashion and are more of a chic stylista than frow-hopping slave to trends, footwear is an easy way to take a risk.
Whatever you’re planning to rock this week, whether it’s cut offs and a band tee and off to a festival, a playsuit to hit the beach or a cute summer dress for shopping with the girls, finish your outfit off with one of our show stopping picks and take your summer style savvy to a whole new level. We promise you won’t be disappointed!
In tangy coral, these sassy patent Alice + Olivia pumps are a go-to summer stiletto. $147.50 from Shopbop.
Does anything say summer cocktail more than chartreuse? Slip on this gorgeous Temptation sandals to brighten even rainy days. $875 from BrianAtwood.com
When it comes to picking a wardrobe for an occasion like the 4th of July, one thing is clear – for shoes, the higher the heel, the better. Whatever you’re planning to do and wherever you’re planning to celebrate, why not show your affinity for the star spangled banner in one of our favorite red, white or blue shoes? We have compiled a photo gallery of our hot picks for your viewing pleasure below.
These laser cut, red leather open toe delights feature studs, cross over straps, buckle at the ankle and 12cm heels. £75.00 from River Island (international shipping available).
These white ASOS Hocus leeather sandles are 5 inches high but thanks to a chunky heel, are comfortable enough for everyday wear. The open toe and wide cut straps promise to add some 70s chic to any 4th July party. $84.85 with free shipping from ASOS.
Blue suede, designer label and 4 inch plus heels. What more could a girl want? The Correns by B Brian Atwood ticks all of our boxes.
The trend for ‘barely there’ high heels shows absolutely no signs of slowing as we approach the summer months, with women going crazy for the minimalist, no-nonsense style. Thin straps and skinny heels dominated the catwalks at Fashion Weeks across the globe; Alexander Wang led the pack with his understated, modest black leather heels.
Brian Atwood’s slinky Labrea heels combine ‘barely there’ style with a clashing colour palette to create this summer’s staple look; our mouths are well and truly drooling at the sight of these snakeskin single-sole heels with a crescent heel. Pair with tailored trousers or a fitted midi dress for the perfect antithesis to the platform pumps which have been at the top of wish lists for the past few summers.
It was never going to be long before the 50 Shades of Grey craze started to infiltrate more than just the bedroom. You may have your copy of the S&M novel slash manual tucked discreetly into your nightstand but trust us, the lust worthy Tie Me Up Snakeskin heels from Brian Atwood will convince you to wear your fetish loud and proud.
The provocative – dare we say even overtly risqué – ankle tie has more than a hint of bondage about it. It hugs the curve of the leg all the way past the foot and winds its way tauntingly up the calf. The look-at-me snakeskin leather finish adds a hint of danger, a suggestion of the exotic. They’re sandals, so there is some serious toe cleavage to flaunt and the 4.75 inch heel guarantees a sensual arch. Strutting is almost mandatory. At $895.00 they’re not cheap but we know you’re not that kind of girl anyway.
The Tie Me Up Snakeskin from Brian Atwood is in stock now and can be ordered online from the Brian Atwood website.