And we have another luxury goods designer with a moderate priced line. They seem to be coming out of the wood works! Not that I’m complaining…it means really cool designs are more accessible to more people, but it’s also a sign that the global economy isn’t getting better. 10 Crosby Derek Lam, by Derek Lam, are very similar in style to his signature line, so much so, I wonder if it’s just the price point that’s different. Well, that and the label. Speaking of the label, it’s quite a mouthful, 10 Crosby Derek Lam. I think he could have dropped a syllable or two in the name, but I’ll take it if it means I can get his wonderful designs for hundreds of dollars less.
Black leather with nude colored suede, these ankle boots have a zippered closure at the front vamp and an open toe. They also have a cut out at the back heel. They have a wedge heel that measures 5 inches with a 1.5 inch platform. Available at Piperlime. $375
The Valentino Rockstuds collection has been hugely successful, bringing them a younger and hipper clientele. For Fall 2013 they’ve expanded the theme, and introduced tonal studs into the mix. It’s a bit reminiscent of Louboutin’s Spikes collection, but on the classic t-strap design it’s distinctly Valentino. The calling card design is part of the reason the Rockstuds pumps are so popular, it’s branding without the tacky labels.
Red leather with all over tonal square shaped studs, these designer shoes have a classic Mary Jane style that make them a timeless addition to any wardrobe. They have a pointed toe and an adjustable strap at the ankle. The heel measures 2.5 inches. $1,195 Available here.
Jimmy Choo’s Fedora sandals are a shoe for all seasons. The colors are fall/winter, but the open design is perfect for warmer weather. Unlike tassels, the fringe on the front offers a bit of eye-catching movement without losing it’s shape. Wear with tailored shorts in the warmer months, leather leggings when it gets cold and a pedicure year round.
Patent leather and red satin with short fringe on the front, these designer shoes will flounce with your every strut. They have a leather sole and in-sole. The heel measures 4.75 inches with a .4 inch platform. $1,050 Available here.
I’m a big fan of Carvela Kurt Geiger shoes for many reasons; they’re stylish and unique in design, they’re great quality, and they are reasonably priced. I’m especially loving these biker boots, and I’m not a biker boot girl, however this year will be a first. The strap wrapping around the shaft and the lock and key details give these boots the “it” factor that make for a must have. Pair with skinny denim or leather leggings for a super cool look.
Black leather with gold tone hardware and buckle, these designer shoes have padlock, key and chain details. They have a rubber, lugged sole and leather in-sole. The heel measures 1.75 inches with .6 inch platform. $290Available here.
There is sexy, and there is bondage inspired, S&M dominatrix. I lean toward the former, and while these Casadei boots aren’t something I could see in my wardrobe, I think they could look really good with certain looks. Leather leggings and a billowy button down, for example. The casual top and tonal bottom makes for a seamless transition to these very “look at me” boots. As long as there’s not a lot of skin shown when you’re wearing them, these boots can be a chic addition to your fall wardrobe (but leave the whip at home).
Black leather belted knee boots, these designer shoes have gold tone hardware, an open toe and a blade heel. They have a leather sole and in-sole. The heel measures 4.75 inches with a .75 inch platform. $1,900 Available here.
I would have never pegged these lace pumps as a Nicholas Kirkwood design, because his usual bold style elements are missing. No, these shoes are demure and pretty, and while I love his fem fierce signature style, I also really like these pumps.
We see a lot of lace pumps this time of year, but not a lot of red lace pumps. These are great shoes that are on trend for the season, but from a unique approach so your style doesn’t look like everyone else.
Red lace pumps with a pointed toe, these designer shoes radiate with lady like sensuality. They have a gold tone stiletto heel that measures 4 inches. They have a leather sole and in-sole. $804 Available here.