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Duccio Venturi Shoes and Sandals

Duccio Venturi Blu Electrico Siria Python Court Shoes Duccio Venturi Blu Electrico Siria Python Court Shoes

Duccio Venturi Shoes and Sandals

Another new designer at my-wardrobe.com for the  Spring Summer 2013 season, Duccio Venturi Bottier is an Italian shoe design company. The artistic director of the company is Aliai Venturi Quattrini, who works with her father Duccio Venturi, to produce high end designer shoes. Duccio Venturi worked with Sergio Rossi for twenty years but since 2008 he has produced his own line.

Design aesthetics use the finest leathers in glossy, neon and metallic hues or employing python skins. Heels are high but soles are without platforms, creating an elegant look. Toes are pointed.

The price point of these shoes is £350 to £450.

Duccio Venturi Neon Yellow Strappy Sandals Duccio Venturi Neon Yellow Strappy Sandals

Duccio Venturi Blu Electrico Siria Python Court Shoes

These classic courts have a glossy, python edge, and in electric blue they are eye catching and smart. The toes are pointed with a wrap feature and the heels are high, measuring 12cm.

Classic and timeless, the well heeled set have been impressed with these simple yet elegant heels.

 

Duccio Venturi Silver Strappy Sandals Duccio Venturi Silver Strappy Sandals

Duccio Venturi Neon Yellow Strappy “Naked” Sandals

Neon colours were hot fashion news on the European catwalks this season, and Duccio Venturi has boldy embraced the trend with these fluorescent lovelies, guaranteed to brighten up any outfit.

Wear these sandals to add a splash of  colour to a more sober outfit without going for look head to toe.

Duccio Venturi Silver Strappy “Naked” Sandals

Called “Naked”, these silver strappy sandals by Duccio Venturi are ideal evening shoes for adding a touch of glamour to your ensemble. They also look good with day wear, such as ankle crops and mini skirts.

With a delicate 11.5cm stiletto heel and a wrap around strap with broader strap across the forefoot, these shoes fit snugly and are a joy to wear.

Duccio Venturi White and Metallic Courts Duccio Venturi White and Metallic Courts

Duccio Venturi White and Silver Metallic Courts

Theses Duccio Venturi white and silver court shoes nod to both the futuristic and sports luxe trends. Hand made from beautifully soft leather, these shoes are absolutely delightful. The cut out instep displays and frames the foot and the 12cm heel provides perfect elevation.

Duccio Venturi Gold Metallic Sling Back Peep Toe Shoes

Duccio Venturi Gold Metallic Sling Back Peep Toe Shoes Duccio Venturi Gold Metallic Sling Back Peep Toe Shoes

For the ultimate in glamour and sex appeal, you can’t beat a pair of gold metallic sandals and this pair, featuring sling back styling with peep toes, are enviably sleek. They’d be fab to wear for now, with white ankle cropped jeans, and will also go perfectly with party dresses, lasting through the festive season and beyond.

The toes are almond shaped and the ankle strap is fully adjustable. The style name is “Misa Vernice”.

Based in the UK, worldwide delivery is available

Aperlai Paris Stiletto Shoes

Apelai Paris St Tropez Irridescent Zip Back Shoes Aperlai Paris St Tropez Irridescent Zip Back Shoes

Aperlai Paris Stiletto Shoes and Sandals

Making their debut at my-wardrobe.com for the  Spring Summer 2013 season, and described by the fashion pack as “the heels you’d walk over glass to own”, Aperlai Paris stiletto shoes and sandals are now available to buy online.

The shoes, designed by Alessandra Lanvin, take their name from an ancient Lycian city. The brand was founded in 2009, and each collection is creatively designed around luxuriously high stiletto heels.

Design features include pure lines, and contrasting colours. Also inherent in the design are asymmetries designed to be both eye catching and sophisticated. These shoes are more like works of art than footwear!

Materials used are of the highest quality, including

Aperlai Paris Snakeskin Lace-up Stilettos Aperlai Paris Snakeskin Lace-up Stilettos

exotic leathers, python, sting ray, snakeskin and pony for example, together with the finest calfskin leather. The shoes are contructed in Venice, Italy by local craftsmen.

Heels are high – frequently 13cm (5.5″) to make legs long and sexy. Celebrity afficianados of the brand include Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Bosworth and Amanda Seyfried.

Aperlai Paris St Tropez Irridescent Zip Back Shoes

The Aperlai Paris St Tropez Irridescent Zip Back Shoes, pictured top right, feature irredescent silver and navy blue suede in a union of luxury, embellished with gold coloured hardware to make the ultimate luxury statement. With heels measuring 12.5 cm, they look fab with ankle crops and dreamilicious with denim.

Aperlai Paris Python Sandals Aperlai Paris Python Sandals

Aperlai Paris Snakeskin Lace-up Stilettos

The Aperlai Paris Snakeskin Lace-up Stilettos (above left) are also available in opaline. The pictured pair contrasts snakeskin with a pale turquoise, making them eye catching and perfect for parties. The shoes lace up and there are gold coloured toggles on the ends of the ties. They have a slim platform and 12.5cm heel.

Aperlai Paris Python Sandals

The Aperlai Paris Python Sandals are fiercesomely sexy stilettos made from python and red leather featuring architectural lines, sexy straps  and gold tone hardware. Not only do these shoes have a 12.5cm heel, but they also have a 2.5cm platform to make them that little bit more comfortable.

They feature a square toe and really are a stand out style. Wear them with anything and let your shoes do the talking – and the walking!

Aperlai Paris Python Stilettos with Studded Heel Aperlai Paris Python Stilettos with Studded Heel

Aperlai Paris Python Stilettos with Studded Heel

The Aperlai Paris Python Stilettos with Studded Heel are lovingly created from electric blue leather with a strap of python across the toes, together with stud work down the back of the heel. Check out those architectural curves around the ankle!

Aperlai Paris Catalan Cut Out Sandals

Aperlai Paris Catalan Cut Out Sandals Aperlai Paris Catalan Cut Out Sandals

Wow, take a look at these python and navy Aperlai Paris Catalan Cut Out Sandals. Stiletto heeled, platform soled, this showstopping style features a strappy forefoot and laced corset detail to the back of the heel. Ooh la la! Team them with your sexiest dress for a devastating ensemble.

Based in the UK, worldwide delivery is available

Richard Nicoll Cut Out Silk Jacquard Dress, Acne Light Blue Crop Suede Jacket and Diane Von Furstenberg Jujette Yellow Sandals

Richard Nicoll Cut Out Silk Jacquard Dress Richard Nicoll Cut Out Silk Jacquard Dress

This look is another look from my-wardrobe.com (they have  some gorgeous new season items) and is suited to day or evening wear. Instead of being a dress, bag and shoes, this look is dress, jacket and shoes. Well, they say a change is as good as a rest and the gorgeous jacket below needed a mention. But more about that later…

Richard Nicoll Cut Out Silk Jacquard Dress

This dress, in the bright new season colours of aqua and lime green, is made from a silk blend jacquard fabric, and features cut out details to the side, to reveal just a glimpse of waist.

The dress is sleeveless with a round neck and fastens with an exposed zip fastening at the back. It is short, falling to about mid thigh. This particular colourway of the dress is exclusive to my-wardrobe.

This dress is part of Richard Nicoll’s pre-spring collection, and it’s a cute and flirty dress. There is actually a double split in the skirt at front of the dress.

Acne Light Blue Suede Biker Acne Light Blue Suede Biker

Acne Light Blue Crop Suede Jacket

Acne are well known for their leather and suede biker jackets, and the new season version is a confection in light blue suede.

The style name is “Mape”.

Cropped, the jacket has everything you would look for in a biker jacket – lots of zips, stud fastenings and chunky silver tone hardare throughout. Waist length, the jacket is cinched with an attached buckled belt and it features epaulettes and a notch lapel. The front has an asymmetrical zip fastening.

Other features include zip fastening cuffs, pleating to both sides at the back and an internal button fastening.

This jacket is unusual due to its colour, and looks certain to top the wish lists of style mavens everywhere this spring / summer. Certainly, it’s a cool look to reflect the design ethos of the Scandinavian designers, and the butter soft suede will make you want to wear it again and again. For this look, I’ve teamed it with the Richard Nicolls dress, but it would look equally good teamed with your favourite designer jeans too, adding style to any off duty ensemble. It also looks good teamed with prints and florals.

Diane Von Furstenberg Jujette Sandals Diane Von Furstenberg Jujette Sandals

Diane Von Furstenberg Jujette Yellow Sandals

Don’t you just love these new yellow Jujette sandals, hot to trot from Diane Von Furstenberg? With there slim and elegant stiletto heels and not too wide platform, the shoes feature a python  snake print yellow leather upper with a gold coloured ankle fastening buckle. The shoes have three straps – one around the ankle, one asymmetrically across the forefoot and one across the toes.

The colour is perfect for the new season, and these candy colours of yellow, blue and green look so young and fresh when teamed together. They will add a touch of sophistication to any pretty summer frock.

Based in the UK, delivery is available worldwide.

Joseph Black Lace Dress, Black Lace Frame Clutch and Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals

Joseph Black Lace Jeorge Dress Joseph Black Lace Jeorge Dress

This is an elegant and extravagant party look, with one eye on the look – and one eye on the budget. If you want to look totally glamorous and sexy you can’t afford to skimp on the dress, and with this in mind I have chosen the awesome Joseph Black Lace Dress,  style name Jeorge, pictured left.

However, for the bag and shoes I have chosen a matching black lace covered satin frame clutch from Accessorize and a pair of towering Chinese Laundry gold platforms, both of which come in at just under £100.

Complete the look simply with a gold cuff bracelet and a pair of gold earrings.

Joseph Black Lace Jeorge Dress

This Joseph Dress has a lace overlay, but features demi sheer detail to the neckline and arms. Falling to about knee length, with three quarter sleeves and a round neck, the dress succeeds in being both demure and sexy and it has a built in scoop back lining.

Lace always equates with glamour and this dress is a classic style that will last season after season. It’s finished off with a back zip fastening and a split in the skirt at the back for ease of movement. It’s perfect for any evening occasion.

Black Lace Frame Clutch Black Lace Frame Clutch

Accessorize Black Lace Frame Clutch

The clutch on the right by Accessorize is made from black satin with a black lace overlay. The clutch has a polished gold tone frame for a touch of glamour and it fastens at the top with a gold tone clasp.

Inside, it is lined in black satin and features and interior zip fastening pocket.

Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals

Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals

As a fashion blogger I get to see a lot of shoes, and there are not that many that still have the capacity to make me say WOW! However, these shoes definitely have the Wow Factor. The slim high heel, teamed with the enviably wide platform, not only make your legs look long but they are actually reasonably comfortable – considering the heel is an astonishing 5″ high.

The upper is made from a golden metallic fabric, which also covers the platform sole and the heel, and there is a buckle fastening ankle strap around the heel. My only criticism – and it’s a small one – is that the buckle is silver tone when I think it would look better gold tone – but it’s a small point and unlikely to influence your buying decision.

The style is called Takecare and the strappy styling across the toes, teamed with the T-bar down the middle, credit the shoes with a classic look that you can enjoy year after year.

In addition to wearing the shoes with the dress and bag pictured, they would also look good with black skinny leather trousers and even the sparkly jeans that are so popular this season.

UK based, worldwide delivery is available.

AllSaints Restrain Dress, Fiorelli Rustle Clutch Bag and Morgan Icone Shoes

AllSaints Restrain Dress AllSaints Restrain Dress

I’ve kept clear of black for this evening look. It sometimes seems that the whole world wears black for evening occasions, but there really is no need to wear it all the time. Sometimes it’s fun to wear a lighter colour so that you actually stand out against the sea of black! So with this caveat in mind, I have teamed together the AllSaints Restrain Dress in nude, the cappucino and white Fiorelli Rustle Clutch and the Morgan Icone Shoes.

AllSaints Restrain Dress

This AllSaints evening dress is hand embellished with three broad rows of silver and rose gold sequins. The sequins are distributed randomly for fluidity, and no two dresses are alike.

The dress is sleeveless and fastens at the front with a lace tie  to the v neck. It’s a loose fitting style which falls to above the knee, and would look good teamed with pale or nude tights.

Please be aware that this dress is sheer, so you may want to wear it over a slip – the Ballet Bandeau slip, also in nude and also from AllSaints, would be suited to this purpose.

Fiorelli Rustle Frame Clutch Bag Fiorelli Rustle Frame Clutch Bag

Fiorelli Rustle Frame Clutch Bag

This is a frame clutch with a silver clasp set into the frame. It is textured with tiny fronds of fabric hanging down as though they were embellishing an exotic bird, and the hexagonal shape draws in the eye.

The clutch has a hidden shoulder strap (useful if you need your hands for carrying food and drink) and there is also a zip pocket inside for keeping a few bits and pieces secure.

Morgan Icone Shoes Morgan Icone Shoes

Morgan Icone Platform Sandals

These attractive sandal by French brand Morgan team together a brown and deep red upper with gold hardware and a shiny gold high heel and platform sole for an opulent look.

The shoes feature two buckle fastening ankle straps so that your feet are held securely, and there is a further buckle fastening strap over the toes for the perfect fit. With the wide platform sole that effectively reduces how high the heel feels when wearing, these are certainly a great choice for dancing the night away.