Last night’s Billboard Awards was a celebfest for many reasons, not the least of which was the fact that the show paid tribute to uber pop super star Beyonce Knowles. So, naturally, the singer’s former partners in crime, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, were there to celebrate their friend and comrade. The ladies did not walk the “red” carpet together, however – each of the appearing as the solo acts they are now. One of the ladies appeared with the above boots on with an intricate black mini dress and her hair in tousled curls.
Can you guess who wore these tough-looking high heeled boots?
Hollywood’s biggest night is just days away and the excitement is growing. The anticipation for the Academy Awards isn’t just about who will win an Oscar, it’s also about what the stars will wear on the red carpet!
Having a well-known actor wear your clothing on such a big night is a huge honor for a designer – including those that create the gorgeous shoes to complement the gowns. Though hundreds will walk the carpet this Sunday, those favored to win awards will have the lights shining brighter than ever on the them.
For the potential heel-wearing ladies this include Black Swan star Natalie Portman (pictured above at the 2011 SAG Awards), who is heavily pregnant and will have to mitigate choices between comfort and style. Here’s what a few top shoe designers had to say about the event. Shoes by (top to bottom) Stuart Weitzman, Jimmy Choo, & Giuseppe Zanotti.
“[Stuart Weitzman] said he thinks this awards show would see lots of ornate crystal embellishments on shoes, he was mum about what he had planned, and who would wear his famous one-of-a-kind Oscar designs down the red carpet.”
“Jimmy Choo founder and chief creative officer Tamara Mellon said red carpet looks are part of the brand’s DNA, but she won’t know until the big night what celebs chose to strut in her styles. ‘I’d love to see Natalie Portman, who is divine, [in our shoes],’ she said.”
“Giuseppe Zanotti, however, is a little more superstitious when it comes to predicting both award winners and who will wear his shoes on the red carpet. ‘It’s bad luck when you say it,’ the designer told Footwear News”
The People’s Choice awards took place this week, signalling that awards season has officially started! While many will be watching closely to see who wins what, fashion lovers will simply be watching for the year’s best red carpet eye candy. For many it’s the dress that takes center stage, but we at HHD have a particular yen for shoes – especially the high-heeled variety! Here’s our version of a best-dressed list: the top 10 best heeled for the 2011 People’s Choice Awards.
AnnaLynne McCord‘s Christian Louboutin slingbacks are the perfect pair for her bright blue dress.
Vanessa Williams also goes with the mighty Louboutin, but chooses the very glitzy “Marlena Flame” which are available at Bergdorf Goodman.
Lots of stars chose nude pumps for the evening, but Taylor Swift‘s choice stood out for their criss-crossed sandal design.
These peep toe pumps Selena Gomez wore have a surprise blinged-out heel. Get a closer look at these Giuseppe Zanotti heels at Yoox.com
Lyndsy Fonseca chose basic black pumps, but they have an adorable twist: a leather bow in the back that perfectly compliments the classic silhouette of her dress.
These sandals, worn by Lisa Edelstein, are the kind of versatile, but glamourous sandals that every woman should have. And they match her dress perfectly!
Laura Spencer is wearing one of YSL’s very popular “Iconic” heel. The gold color is the perfect bit of shine to go with her berry-colored dress.
The pink satin of these high heels is just the right amount of softness to lighten up Emma Roberts‘ black dress look. And they match her earrings!
Cat Deeley is yet another celeb wearing Louboutins on the red(blue) carpet. But she choice a spiked pair for her lady-like dress, adding a little edgy surprise on her feet.
If not for the shoes, Ashley Bell‘s look would have been a bit dull. She could have use some sparkle around her neck, but the gorgeous sparkle on her feet makes up for it.