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We already took a small look forward at Nicholas Kirkwood Spring 2012, but with holidays looming, it seemed only appropriate to post the whole thing for you ladies (and a few gents) to ogle until we get back to our normal posting duties on Friday. After all, everyone should be rewarded for their patience, and there’s no way that I’d be able to bake a pie big enough to feed all of you. Read More...

Christian Louboutin Highness Platform Pumps, $1075 via Bergdorf Goodman

If you ever doubted the devotion of Christian Louboutin’s horde of fangirls, the success of his Daffodil platforms, at over six inches tall, should have been enough to erase that doubt. I’ve tried on a pair, and I genuinely don’t know how anyone does anything but stand perfectly still while wearing them. Read More...

Jimmy Choo Koko Sandals, $1295 via Net-a-Porter

We covered Jimmy Choo chairman Tamara Mellon’s impending departure last week, as well as that of the company’s CEO, and although I danced on both their graves a little bit, it should be noted that the company’s Resort 2012 shoes are actually not as bad as we’ve all come to expect. The more of them show up, the more I realize I don’t hate them, and the Jimmy Choo Koko Sandal has emerged as an early favorite. Read More...

Manolo Blahnik Swan Pumps, $1295 via Neiman Marcus

Despite the fact that I’m not a fan of any of the Twilight books or movies, the vampire romance has created a cultural juggernaut that’s impossible to miss, no matter how much I’ve tried. (And believe me, I’ve tried.) I don’t mind the ubiquitousness at all, though, as long as the end result is a pretty pair of shoes to stare at. Read More...

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We all have our preferences, and for me, Charlotte Olympia is definitely one of them. Charlotte Delal, the model-turned-designer behind the brand, has hit a very sweet spot with a cult group of shoe lovers that can’t get enough of her signature luxurious quirk. Her shoes always look fresh and fun, and Delal never takes herself too seriously. Read More...

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In the past, every Brian Atwood collection has brought with it a few gasps of delight, a few grunts of disapproval and a few furrowed brows of confusion. I may not love every shoe he puts out, but no one can argue that Atwood doesn’t pack each and every piece with a ton of personality; if more brands did that, we’d all be happier shoe lovers. Read More...

Jeffrey Campbell Brit Wrap Strap Boots, $230 via ShopBop

You ladies wouldn’t believe how many issues I’ve had looking for a pair of comfortable, relatively affordable, totally badass black boots for winter. I live in New York City, but I’m sadly not part of the tax bracket that can take taxis or car services everywhere (or even the majority of places), so I’m left with a bit of a conundrum: Truly cheap shoes wear out too quickly and hurt too much for my walking-heavy lifestyle, but truly expensive shoes are often a bit too precious for the kind of beating they’ll take with continuous city wear. Read More...

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I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to say that of all the shoes in all the land, Christian Louboutin’s are the most anticipated of any given season. The footwear master always has some kind of new trick up his sleeve, and even when you think that he must be utterly tapped out, after 20 years in the business and thousands of shoes, he comes through. Read More...

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