Mulberry Animal Print Calf Hair Pumps, $625 via Net-a-Porter

Prior to my years of service on the fashion Internet, I worked a job in a very conservative office. And by “conservative,” I don’t just mean suits and ties for dudes; I mean that I was obligated to wear pantyhose every day of my life, even in 100-degree Atlanta summers. Naturally, this office also had a very strict view on women’s footwear. Read More...

Whenever I see a particularly interesting or unique shoe, my mind automatically goes to which famous person would wear the shoe first. Imagining a design in someone’s wardrobe helps give it automatic context, and my styling ideas usually start from there.

Perhaps it’s unfair to say that only Kanye West could love the Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Flat Sneaker, but he’d certainly be the first celebrity or fashion person in line for them. Read More...

Alexander McQueen Sculpted Resin Platform Sandals: Were $3495, Now $1797.50 via Net-a-Porter

With shoe prices increasing at a seemingly unstoppable rate, sale season is perhaps now more highly anticipated than ever. For luxury shoppers, few things top Net-a-Porter’s twice-yearly sales for the sheer number of lustworthy shoe options they provide at slightly less untenable prices.

The only problem (if you can really even call it a problem) is that the sale includes 12 pages of shoes, most of which aren’t worth your consideration, either because they’re not cute enough or still not discounted enough for what they are. Read More...

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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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