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.
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
Aptly named Sunset, these multi coloured Charlotte Olympia heels are festival fabulous. £895 from CharlotteOlympia.com
Your feet are guaranteed to look fabulous in these neon fuschia beauties. The perfect accessory to tanned skin, $795.00 from JimmyChoo.com
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.
Understated, timeless, chic. Do you dare to go bare this summer?
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.
The Brian Atwood “Donna” pump is a stunning high heel that’s been getting some major play on the red carpet. Celebs seem to the love the luciously curved a heel that measures approximately 140mm/ 5.5 inches and features a 40mm/ 1.5 inch platform. They are made in patent leather with black satin bow, or in velvet with a red satin bow. Find out more at brianatwood.com.
Megan Fox wore these in July of 2010 to the premiere of Jonah Hex. Then, in November 2010 Eva Longoria was spotted in them at the MTV Europe Awards. Though the heels are from the Fall 2010 collection, they are still popular now that Spring 2011 collections are available. Anna Paquin wore hers to the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar party last month; and just this week Selena Gomez wore a pair to a Disney event.
photos: zimbio.com, netaporter.com
The gloriously shimmering lurex peeptoe you see here is from the much-anticipated diffusion collection from designer shoe sensation Brian Atwood. The designer’s mainline shoes retail on average of $700, but pairs from this collection will reportedly be as low at $200.
“We [wanted] to be more downtown, and less red carpet, but of course you’ll have high heels because that’s what people associate with me,” Atwood said.
Atwood and Jones & Co, with whom he has teamed on the collection, have been fairly tight with previews, but according to Elle magazine the collection runs the gamut in color and texture “from black leather to red ponyhair.” The shoes are due out later this year and will be available at Barney’s, Shopbop.com and comparable stores.
Additional photos via Fashionologie.com
2010 is quickly coming to a close and style mavens everywhere are looking ahead to next year’s fashion. And what better to set the tone for 2011 then with a new crop of fabulous shoe brands. Here are a few of the new year’s most anticipated shoe launches.
The above platform pump is from Jason Wu Spring 2011. The young designer became famous when US First Lady Michelle Obama wore one of his gowns to her husband, President Barack Obama’s inauguration ball. Since then Wu’s Spring, Fall, and Resort collections have be watched closely by the fashion media. Next year, however, will be the designer’s first official line of shoes. From what we can tell, the shoes reflect the Jason Wu aesthetic, which is ladylike, but modern with just the slight tough of edge. Jason Wu Spring 2011 runway photo via Style.com.
Also on the horizon is Brian Atwood. Obviously, the celebrity favorite isn’t new to the shoe game. However, his main line is rather pricey for the average shoe-lover. So it’s welcome news that the designer has teamed with Jones & Co. to produce some lovely heels at a lower price point ($200 to $500, instead of $700+). No preview photos are yet available for the, which is due out in late 2011. But if they shoes look anything like Atwood’s recent Spring 2011 collection (seen below), then we will be super excited!
Celebrity stylist-turned-celebrity Rachel Zoe has had successful with a QVC-backed line of apparel, but now the reality TV star is going all the way with a full line of lifestyle products to include clothing, accessories, and shoes. The stylist/designer says that the collection will reflect her trademark style, but be broad enough for a larger audience. In any case the shoes are sure to have some of that dramatic flair that the stylist is known for (we hope!). The thigh-high chain detail boots below are the RZ boots, on which Zoe collaborated with Brian Atwood.
Everyone is familiar with the celeb obsession for certain shoes and Louboutins ranking high on the list. There are some brands, however, that fly just little farther under the radar. One of those is Brian Atwood. With no blaring red sole or any other signage to announce the label, this brand has crept quietly into the zeitgeist of must-have shoes. They are characterized by sleek design and sexy high heels. Brian Atwood’s Fall 2010 collection consists of a wide variety of styles, including calf hair, leopard print and suede peep toes.
One of the most popular styles however is the Maniac. Countless celebs have been seen wearing the Maniac in its many colors and it’s easy to see why. The shoe is a classic and in black can fit in as a wardrobe staple for almost any woman. It comes in matte leather, patent leather, calf hair and prints with a platform and a high heel that lengthens legs. Check out some of the celebs that love Brian Atwood shoes in the gallery below. They include Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham, Demi Moore, Anne Hathaway and several others.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow recently debuted herself as a country singer on the biggest stage in the genre. The actress had a quite a bit to prove and what did she choose to wear? A pair of Brian Atwood “Eastwood” booties! Check out her performance below.