Friday, 16 November 2012

FNBA - get the Asteroid look on a budget featuring Adrianna by BooHoo

Naturally these are not exactly identical to the TFL this week, the gorgeous Asteroid pumps from Chrstian Louboutin. They are however available and will cost you just £45 as opposed to the £1000+ you would have had to pay for the CL Asteroid's, even if they were still available. When you weight up the options, if you are just looking for an eye catching heel for a night out or a Christmas party, they these really are a steal.

Loving the pin heel and soft pink lining, and of course they have taken a heavy influence from M. Louboutin with the multi length spiked toe cap. Gorgeous and a complete bargain at the price too.

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TFL - Sold Out Asteroid pumps by Christian Louboutin

This week's The Friday Luxe is sold out. They would have set you back over a thousand pounds when they were available, but sadly you can no longer get the Asteroid pumps in stores. But they are an incredible pump and so it's only fitting that they do get to feature on Shoeniverse, as this week's Friday Night Bargain Alert shows you how you can get a very similar look at a bargain price!

Before that though, let's focus on the Louboutins...

Utterly amazing.

They were in the Shoeniverse Shoe Shop (fulfilled by Saks) but sadly are no more. If you check back at 5pm however I have a fantastic buy for if you simply must have the look!

Fifi spiked leather pump by Christian Louboutin

I love the shape of the Fifi heel from Christian Louboutin - even better than the Pigalle for me because of the more rounded toe. If in a simple flat finish of course these are just a beautifully cut classic heel, but when you add the all over patent black studs they become something altogether rather more extraordinary.

The heel is so fine and refined, and somehow the red leather sole looks even more rich and sumptuous when contrasted against the spiked black patent upper. I think they are amazing.

I think that they are ready for their close up...

Now who wouldn't love to look down at work or play and see that view on their toes? Fifi prove that there is no need to choose between elegant and edgy, and for that alone they are my favousite so far of all the studded heels. They will cost you £792.

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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Ariall dusky pink d'orsay pumps by Steven Steve Madden

Apologies for the double Steve Madden post if you are not a huge fan, but surely these gorgeous pink pumps might just make you change your mind? The bow at the front is surely almost enough to do that all by themselves?

Look at that! If you love bows on your shoes then these are a real treat, plus you can get them for just £94 too - so unlike the Valentino couture heels for example they are infinitely more affordable. The nude colour would be flattering to your legs making you look tall and lean too - I think these shoes are just amazing.

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Obstcls studded metallic nude platform d'orsay ankle strap by Steve Madden

I love the fusion of simplicity with the blush nude upper against the richness of the metallic platform and the studded front. These heels mean some serious business.

I love Steve Madden shoes for the simple reason that whilst I do not love all of them, he has a pretty impressive record of making me want to wear his shoes. That's after all what they are trying to get us to feel when designing footwear and I think for shoes at a bargain price - and you can get these for just £66 in the Shoe Shop - that Steve Madden manages this more successfully than most.

They would make a fantastic party shoe for Christmas too - shiny and sparkly and would work with practically anything. Fancy making them yours?

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Flora printed crepe covered leather ankle strap pumps from Charlotte Olympia

These beautiful floral ankle straps are bursting with brilliance and are possibly a teeny bit more mainstream than some of the previously featured Charlotte Olympia shoes. That's not to say that the Cordwainers graduate hasn't put an awful lot of her signature quirkiness and fun into these shoes, more that flowers and corsages are seen more often than say the face of the moon or raffia and pom poms!

They do feature the beautiful structured platform shape as seen on many CO heels, and I love the high shine finish of the heels. The tropical print is vibrant and clean, and the little red 3D corsages are just adorable. Plus it's all topped off with a dinky little red ankle strap as well. These are possibly the most wearable of the Charlotte Olympia heels (except perhaps for Dolly without the ankle frill) and would really make a statement when worn.

Simply stunning, so simple and yet so very different than the other heels around at the moment. Love them. The red leather rosettes are just the ultimate finishing touch. They can be yours for £845.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Bright blue suede peep toe ankle boots from Giuseppe Zanotti - plus Sharon now in GREEN!

I am loving the bright colours to cheer up Winter time this week - and these eye catching beauties from Giuseppe Zanotti are such a stunning colour and simple shape that I immediately needed to show them to you.

They sport a super high stiletto heel and a double platform, the larger of the two is concealed. They also feature the same teardrop shaped peep toe as preciously seen on the Sharon Pumps and Sharon Slingbacks
posts, so you know that I was always going to love these boots.

The colour of course is what is selling these to me. This could only perhaps be bettered if they were the rich hot pink of the Alexander McQueen bow back booties and even then I think the GZ blue babies hold their own due toe the vibrancy of the blue and the extra height on the heel.

No they are not entirely practical we know (covered in a post here are my thoughts on Winter and peep toe boots) but they are utterly amazing to look at and would be incredible to wear. They do cost £585 however and so are not for every budget, but at the very least they are a beautiful way to cheer up a dark Wednesday afternoon. Enjoy! Do you love them? What would you wear them with?

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Also another quick shout out for my favourite Giuseppe Zanotti Sharon pumps - we have seen them in metallics before but there is now a gorgeous jade green suede version in the Shoe Shop that I thought you might like to see - it's all about GZ and the brights this evening.

I can't really say any more about these than I have already covered - but if you do want to make them yours then click through and shop for them now at £437.

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Kit twin buckle calf hair leopard print ankle boots by Sam Edelman

I do have a love/hate relationship with many of the leopard print pieces out there. I think I have covered all of the reasons why before, and it basically stems from some of them looking very brassy and cheap - and it's not hugely a print that endears itself to me. Having said that I do on occasion find the odd piece that is really beautiful and restores my faith that this can be done right - such as these gorgeous twin buckle ankle boots from Sam Edelman.

These are stunning. I adore the calf hair texture and the print is more beige than gold, toning it down just enough to make it appear more accessible. I love the curves convex heel and the subtle concealed platform, and buckles too? These are a stunning boot in any finish - yes EVEN in leopard.

I love Sam Edelman shoes and boots - stunning as higher price designers but at a much more affordable Kurt Geiger type price point. These boots are a real winner at £116 and could be worn for many seasons as a bit of a cult classic if you look after them well.

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Wedding Wednesday - Savoye pump in satin by Enzo Angiolini

I do have an awful habit when choosing Bridal Shoes to feature on Shoeniverse and that is to forget that so many people are on a tight budget. So whilst we all would love to walk down the aisle in Louboutins or Badgey Mischkas we might have to face facts that sometimes our purses don't stretch that far.

That's what's inspired this Wedding Wednesday post - because these shoes are just £72 but look a million dollars.

The sweet little strap featuring a small crystal embellished bow is a beautiful touch, and definitely sets these apart as being bridal shoes. They are modern and high enough without fretting about sore (or sprained!) ankles at the altar. The one inch platform should make them fairly comfortable too.

What do you think? Would you love to have these shoes for your big day?

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Smiles D bright colour block heels from Enzo Angiolini

These shoes are so bright and cheerful that they simply had to finish off the Tuesday posts this week!

These shoes are aptly called Smiles and I think in the Winter we need to take greatest advantage of everything that can raise a smile. I love the colour combination and the brightest of hot pink uppers. And they are just £62 too, meaning they won't break the bank and will certainly put a smile on your face when they arrive and you get the unbox them.

I love them - would you wear them?

BUY THEM now at the Shoeniverse Shoe Shop

Giddy turquoise platform wedge sandals by Carvela Kurt Geiger - ON SALE!

This is an all-around quick lunchtime bargain alert type of a post - because believe it or not you can get these stunning Carvela wedges reduced from £150 to just £29!

They are a BEAUTIFUL sandal, perfect for lounging by the beach if you are planning on a Winter break in the sun. If not then don't forget to keep them packed up nice and tight ready for next Summer. Not only are they literally covered in tiny sun-catching little gemstone crystals, but the vibrant turquoise blue would look amazing next to a tan.

Be quick though, they will not be available for long at this price!

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Studded glitter embellished pump with flowers in pink or white by Dsquared2

Now if you follow Shoeniverse on Facebook you may have seen me fawning over these when I found them last week, but now it's time for a proper look at them.

They sport possibly the daintiest ankle strap that I have ever seen, coupled with glitter, studs, spikes and flowers too - all with a hint of metallic sheen. They almost don't look real they are so very pretty.

The enamelling on the 3D flowers is amazing, and makes me think of Fabergé eggs.

Wouldn't these brighten up any dreary, drab and frankly pretty damned cold Tuesday morning? I'd love to know how you would choose to style them too.

BUY THEM from the Shoeniverse Shoe Shop for £1452

But wait! Maybe you want the style as a wedding / bridal shoe? They also come in white!

They would make an extremely eye catching bridal shoe and they can be yours today.

BUY THEM from the Shoeniverse Shoe Shop for £1469

Monday, 12 November 2012

Fendista metallic lizard print platform logo pumps by Fendi

No they are not practical. No they are not cheap. Yes it's Winter and these have a peep toe. No I officially do not care because I love these shoes!

Fendi isn't a huge go-to label for me but there is so much to admire with these heels. The smooth upward curve of the platform towards the toe. The sharp straight cut of the peep toe. The oh-so-successful colour blocking whilst retaining these shoes as a 'nude option' too - very clever.

I adore the combination of gold, baby pink/nude and charcoal grey. I am pretty sure that I would never tire of wearing these heels. They are that much of a timeless classic line for me.

Quick shot of the peep toe?

See? Gorgeous even up super close too. These heels are an investment well worth making if you are in the market for a new pair of favourite nude heels that are anything but boring.

BUY THEM from the Shoeniverse Shoe Shop for £550

Just in case you would rather have a warm toned option, they also come in browns with a splash of yellow...

BUY THEM from the Shoeniverse Shoe Shop for £550

Spiked sculpted wedges 150mm by Giuseppe Zanotti

I am not going to lie to you, I have given weeks of deep thought about whether or not to show these shoes on Shoeniverse, because although as you know I am a HUGE fan of Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, these are a little 'out there' compared to the ones we normally blog about. However, after serious consideration, I think it would be wrong for me to discount them, and if nothing else the iconic shape and extreme spikes need to be featured just so we can perhaps look back in 5 years time and wonder 'What were we thinking?'.

Despite the fact that I am fairly certain I would do that, I also really quite like them... They are the very epitome of the word 'fierce' in shoe form.

You see the thing is, I do find them really pretty. I adore the shape (of course) and the run of spikes at the back, but really it's the sheer excess of mini studs and spikes all over in a myriad of metallic tones that does it for me. They are extreme jewellery for the feet.

Plus they make your legs like they go on forever...

Would you dare to wear them? If so, what would you wear them with?

BUY THEM from the Shoeniverse Shoe Shop for £2074

Scalloped edge suede pumps in mustard by Oscar de la Renta

Kicking off the week with something bright and beautiful to help you brush away the cobwebs this Monday morning. These beautifully crafted shoes come from Oscar de la Renta, and feature a stunning slim heel and double scalloped-edge bows at the front.

Let's take a close up on that bow shall we?

Completely adorable! Even the centre of the bow has a sweet scalloped edge.

Mustard is a fantastic way of adding colour to Autumn and Winter outfits without looking out of place. I love to team it with grey knitwear and leather leggings. These are also fabulous enough to be worn in the evening however, and would also set off a jumper dress and thick tights off a treat too - and make a great change from black or brown boots!

BUY THEM from the Shoeniverse Shoe Shop for £460