Fendi does an exceptional job at letting the brand’s accessory steal the spotlight during its runway shows; the brand thrives on innovative and directional accessories. If one thing stood out for the direction of the brand’s Spring 2015 sandals, it was that Fendi went bold and glamorous.

The crystals on these sandals are instantly eye-catching. The crocodile tail on the backstay is featured both on the shoes and handbags, and this luxe detail is adorned with intricate crystal detailing. In recent seasons, Fendi has strayed from such a glamorous approach, and it will be interesting to see how well-received these shoes will be by consumers.


Fendi Crystal Leather Cage Sandal
$1,300 via Saks

Fendi  Crystal Leather Cage Sandal


Fendi Crystal Crocodile and Leather Cage Sandals
$2,200 via Saks

Fendi Crystal Crocodile and Leather Cage Sandals

Fendi Crystal Leather Sandals
$2,200 via Neiman Marcus

Fendi Crystal Leather Sandals

Actress Hailee Steinfeld recently donned a head-to-toe Fendi look to the launch party for Fendi’s new Madison Avenue boutique in NYC. She capped off her bold Fendi ensemble with a colorful pair of Fendi Cage Sandals, which are new for Spring 2015. You can find these in a different color combo for $1,350 at Bergdorf Goodman.

Hailee is someone who I still think of as a child actress, even though the Internet tells me she turned 18 this past December. You may remember her from her Oscar-nominated role in 2010’s True Grit. Ms. Steinfeld has an impressive five films on deck for 2015, including Pitch Perfect 2 and something called Barely Lethal, which seems appropriate.

Here’s Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka, getting takeout in LA and somehow managing to look totally age-appropriate in very expensive designer shoes, which is something of a feat for a girl who turns 15 next month. Her shoes are the Mary Jane-esque Fendi Chameleon Pumps, which are available in an open-toed version and a different colorway for $890 at Saks.

Kiernan is barely a legit teenager, but she still has better taste in footwear than many celebs twice her age, as evidenced by this quirky pair of bronze-heeled Fendi pumps. We saw her in a gorgeous, glittery pair of Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals last spring, and she wore a darling pair of Oscar de la Renta Peep Toe Pumps to last year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Fendi is just being Fendi, and I’m loving every second of it with the Fendi Spike-Heel Mixed Fur Hiker Boot. This statement-making boot features colorblocked suede and fur, plus and the famous Fendi spiked heel. A lot of things are happening on this boot, but Karl Lagerfeld worked his Fendi magic and we have one very interesting shoe to show for it.

Even with all these different design elements, this boot doesn’t feel overwhelming. There’s the right amount of fur to ensure you don’t look like Big Foot’s little sister, and even though I’m not a fan of colorblocking, the warm tones on this calf hair flow beautifully into each other. This makes for one fashion-forward boot, and the only downfall I see is the very hefty price tag.

If you’re brave enough to wear this boot, buy yours through Bergdorf Goodman for $2,900.

Actress Jaimie Alexander (best know for her role as Lady Sif in Marvel’s Thor franchise) recently attended a Fendi/Elle/The Coveteur cocktail party in LA in a fetching pair of Fendi PVC Sandals. Fendi has finally tried its hand with PVC, and I have to say, it seems to be going pretty well, from a design standpoint. We saw Hilary Duff in a completely different pair of PVC Fendis just last month. You can get a similar pair of PVC sandals for $995 at Barneys.

The Fendi brand certainly seems to be experiencing a resurgence in popularity, what with a particularly well-received Spring 2014 collection and impossible-to-ignore line of furry “Monster” handbags and key fobs. It seems that Karl Lagerfeld might be channeling some of his more outlandish creative tendencies into his work for Fendi, instead of that other brand for which he happens to be creative director.

Just when I thought color blocking may have been done for good, Fendi takes the tiresome technique and makes it feel fresh and effortless. We’ve all seen color blocking in various forms, and whether this was through bold colors, metallics, or even printed patterns, color blocking has been a craze for a couple of years now, and it was starting to feel redundant. Yet when I saw these Fendi Fendista Suede Colorblock T-Strap Sandals, I actually found myself coveting them.

The colors used in this blocking all compliment each other, and it’s one of the reason I gravitated toward this sandal as opposed to others I’ve seen. Often, color blocked shoes feel like the shades are competing with each other, but here, don’t see that happening. Instead, these colors transition from dark to light to neon seamlessly. While I despise this expression, these colors really do make for a great “pop of color” moment. My only complaint, however, is that the sandal would look better with a single sole instead of a platform. You can bet that if this minor change really happened, I’d be out $850.

Buy your Fendi Color Block Sandals through Saks for $850.

The Fendi buggy family is expanding! By now, I’m sure you’re all well acquainted with Fendi’s little furry monsters. They’re a handbag’s hottest companion, and these little guys fly off retailers shelves. Now, these angry-looking buggies have made their way onto the Fendi Bugs Tribal Fur-Trimmed Leather Sandals.

For Fendi’s fall collection, this autumnal-toned sandal keeps with its fan-favorite distinctive heel and adds another very popular element: a rendition of the popular handbag charm. With the size of this sandal’s upper, we’re able to get a glimpse of a full-faced buggy, and he’s just as angry as he is when hanging from a handbag. Will this tribal-themed buggy sandal be as popular as the handbag charms? It’s hard to say, but I wouldn’t be surprised if these sandals capture the hearts of both Fendi fans and shoe lovers alike. How do you all feel about the buggy family making its way onto shoes?

If you love this monster sandal, you can buy your through Saks for $1,450.

Hilary Duff was recently spotted leaving Crossroads restaurant in LA, wearing a pair of white Fendi Molded PVC and Leather Sandals that really pop with her neutral ensemble. These sandals are direct from Fendi’s fantastic Spring 2014 runway (you can read Bea’s write-up of that collection here), and are a bit of a fashion-forward departure from Hilary’s normal footwear choices. You can purchase Hilary’s exact shoes for $995 at Neiman Marcus. To see more of Hilary’s best looks, check out “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff” and “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff, Part 2″ on PurseBlog.

I’ve seen a lot of Hilary Duff pics during my two-plus year tenure in the PurseBlog/TalkShoes family, and I’ve learned a lot about her style. For example: she loves high-end bags from Celine and Chanel, but she relies almost solely on Goyard when she’s toddler-wrangling about town; she loves boots and distressed jeans; nearly all the pics I’ve seen of her in the last couple years have been shot outside a gym, at a farmer’s market or outside of a hair salon. But something’s changed in the last month, and if you follow celeb news, you probably know where I’m going: Hilary is newly single.

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