La La Anthony was recently spotted dashing into Kim Kardashian’s building in NYC with husband Carmelo Anthony, presumably to visit with “the chosen child,” baby North West. La La wore a special pair of black and white calfskin leather Saint Laurent Zipper Paris Boots (and carried a black Hermes Birkin) just for the occasion. You can currently snatch up La La’s boots for $995 at Barneys.

Kim and La La have been very close pals for several years. Their friendship pre-dates both Kanye and Kris Humphries, so I assume it’s based on shared experiences, history, and interests, and not just the singular fact that they both look fantastic in designer everything. But one really never knows with celebrities.

Cobie Smulders recently hit the Toronto Film Festival in a striking pair of two-tone Saint Laurent Janis Cap Toe Pumps. (That’s right, they’re back, and they’re better than ever.) These pumps make even the most banal, everyday coffee run look super chic. I absolutely adore this contrast-toe version, and I think they provide this beloved Saint Laurent style with a little extra oomph. If you too enjoy extra oomph, you can snag a pair for yourself in grey and black for $775 at Barneys.

The Janis pumps were extremely hot a few months ago, but have recently been slightly eclipsed by the Christian Louboutin So Kates. Even so, I’m absolutely certain they’re not going anywhere, and when you compare the sturdy platform construction of the Janis pumps to the spindly, single sole, sky-high Barbie heels/stilts that are the So Kates, it’s easy to see why.

Here’s Ariana Grande rocking a pair of Saint Laurent Janis Pumps – with old school nylons, no less! She’s in London, on her way into the Radio 2 studios with her BF Nathan Sykes from the UK boy band The Wanted (who I actually recognized from their reality show The Wanted Life on E!) to do a little press for her new album. You can get a pair of Janis pumps in red for $775 at Neiman Marcus – the uber-popular white version appears to have sold out.

Ariana’s choice to wear the Janis pumps is particularly interesting, because her personal style is very much “Ariana goes to Junior Prom”, 24/7. In this little fuzzy coat, gloves, and tartan mini combo, she seems to be channeling the starlets of the 1960s. Even so, at this point in time, she’s basically the anti-Miley. She is also honestly the first celeb I have seen in a pair of panty hose in at least 5 years, possibly more.

It’s bootie season in NYC! Here’s Hayden Panettiere, heading into Good Morning America to promote the latest season of ABC’s Nashville. She’s chosen to accent her skinny-heeled, red leather Saint Laurent Paris Booties here with a very special accessory – a flashy new engagement ring! You can pick up your own pair of these sleek, Hedi Slimane-designed booties for $950 at Net-A-Porter.

Hayden confirmed that she and her massive Olympic boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko are indeed engaged yesterday on Live with Kelly & Michael. You can get a pretty good look at her ring in the pics below – even the pooch standing behind her seems transfixed by its beauty…or by those red designer booties. Take your pick.

Alright, so I might want to talk about the tights you see above than the boots, but in my defense, this is all still footwear-related, ok? These Saint Laurent Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Tights are a true beauty. I knew that somehow I had to get them in front of you guys, and I thought, why not find their shoe mate and create a Perfect Pair. My vote for the perfect accompaniment to these tights is the Gianvito Rossi Suede Ankle Boots.

If I had a spare $1,290, I would whip out my credit card and buy these tights right now. As much as I am in love with these tights, it’s crazy to spend that kind of money on something that, in all likelihood, will rip after two or three wears. As much as I would like to believe in my heart that they are rip-proof, sadly, tights are tights and they all rip or pull eventually. Now, on to the boots. When you have tights with crystal ornamentation, you may want to steer clear of a heavily embellished shoe. That’s why this simple, navy suede boot is a perfect match. The navy boot and black tight contrast nicely, and the shoe doesn’t take away from the beautiful Swarovski crystal embellishment.

Would you pair these two together? Knowing that tights are never rip-proofy, if you had a spare $1,290, would you splurge?

Treat yourself (if you dare) to these Saint Laurent tights for $1290 via Net-A-Porter and to these Gianvito Rossi Boots for $800 via Matches.


Saint Laurent Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Stretch-Mesh Tights
$1,290 via Net-A-Porter

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Gianvito Rossi Suede Point-Toe Ankle Boots
$800 via Matches

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Here’s actress/Robin Thicke wifey Paula Patton in NYC wearing studded Saint Laurent Janis Studded Pumps – I believe this marks our third “celebs in Janis pumps” sighting within two weeks! It’s becoming something of an epidemic. Another fall trend on the verge of full contagion: leather dresses. (We’ve featured back-to-back celebs in leather dresses this week. You’re welcome.) You can get these exact pumps for $1,095 at Saks.

Fun fact: the Janis pumps were indeed named after Janis Joplin. Saint Laurent’s creative director Hedi Slimane is a bit obsessed with old-school rock stars. (Janis wore some cool shoes in her day, but I am 99% sure she never donned heels this high.) Hedi actually made headlines this week for incorporating music legends Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and B.B. King into his latest Saint Laurent ad campaigns.

Scarlett Johansson recently donned Saint Laurent Janis Pumps (paired with a sexy black tube dress) at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of her new movie Don Jon. We’ve seen these pumps on a broad variety of celebs over the past few weeks, which seems to indicate that Janis pumps are gaining some serious traction among celeb stylists who may be suffering from “red sole fatigue”. You can get in on this breaking trend with a pair of black suede Janis pumps, available for $795 at Net-A-Porter.

Saint Laurent’s black soles are basically the antithesis of the Louboutin craze. A year or two ago, it would have almost certainly been a pair of Louboutin platforms on Scarlett’s feet. These pumps however, look infinitely more manageable on the red carpet then the current Louboutin-of-the-moment, the So Kates.

Here’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump, heading into dinner at Villa Blanca in LA (one of her own restaurants, natch). She’s wearing Saint Laurent Janis Pumps. While Saint Laurent tends to angle its marketing toward the young, rich, slightly unhinged rock star types of the world (here’s lookin’ at you, Miley), these pumps look perfectly at home on Lisa. Her style tends to be more feminine and sophisticated, and yet I don’t bat an eye when I see her in this slightly edgy pair of Saint Laurent pumps. You can make them your own for $750 at Barneys.

It’s no surprise that we did see the Saint Laurent Janis Pumps on Miley Cyrus just last month – she donned them at the Teen Choice Awards. Miley paired them with some sort of transparent chiffon top/black bralet/leather mini-skirt combo, which was, as you might suspect, markedly less elegant. Speaking of questionable fashion decisions, is Lisa Vanderpump’s pooch wearing some sort of purple onesie?

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