Saturday, 22 December 2012

ON SALE! Badgley Mischka Wright sandals in silver

If you like these then do yourself a favour and avoid the disappointment if you click through to buy them they might still have your size, but if you wait you will probably miss out. I know you probably think I am being dramatic here so I will just go ahead and drop the price bomb on you here and then you will see what I mean.

These gorgeous little silver party sandals are on sale at just £31. I have bought them already! There is only one size UK 6 left!

They are perfect for a night out (the heel is only 3 inches so you could certainly take them out for a dance) or perhaps as bridesmaid or even bridal shoes?


Friday, 21 December 2012

FNSA - Zia cross front sandals by Diane Von Furstenberg

This week we have a sale alert to end the week, in the form of these sweet little platform heeled sandals from Diane Von Furstenberg. The grey 'animal' upper is adorable, and they can be yours on sale for just £55.

They are a steal at this price, reduced down from an original retail price of £185.


TFL - Red and white nappa leather ankle strap heels from Gianvito Rossi

Your Friday lunchtime The Friday Luxe this week comes from Gianvito Rossi, and these beautiful red and white heels with a detachable ankle strap. They are STUNNING, plus it's almost Christmas ladies - so if those two things combined don't put a smile on your face then Bah Humbug to you!

The simplicity but also sheer sexiness of these heels are amazing. They are also sort of nautical and the option of wearing them without the slinky little ankle straps also makes them a little more versatile. The only slight issue I have with them is that they have a peep toe rather than a closed toe. But this is merely a small detail and more to do with my personal taste rather than there being anything wrong with them just as they are.


Golden Fused strappy platform sandals from Nicholas Kirkwood

These stunning gold fused lace overlay sandals from Nicholas Kirkwood are actually a bit special.

Best of all the lace overlay extends to both the platforms and heel also - you have to admire the attention to detail and workmanship on show here. They are extremely festive, golden, and very very 'party ready'.

If you would like to add them to your party outfit (be quick!) then see below:


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Pigalle pumps in bright hot pink by Christian Louboutin

I have finally found a colour that really REALLY works for me in the Pigalle style, and quelle surprise - it's hot pink!

Not only hot pink even but hot pink patent. I tend to prefer the pigalle with spikes as a rule but actually I adore the sheer simplicity of the plain upper in the pink shades. Barbie would be going nuts right now if she were real...

The top down view, as with many shoes, is the clincher for me. The 'money shot' if you will. I finally see them in a shade other than nude that I really do love and appreciate. But what do you think? Is the pink too much for you?


Sting red velvet metal heel pumps by Oscar de la Renta

These beautiful Christmassy pumps are on sale at The Outnet and I must say they would certainly fill me with festive cheer on Christmas morning.

They have such utterly beautiful curves that they actually gave me chills when I saw them. If you ever needed to find the perfect example of an appropriate Christmas shoe then this would surely be pretty much at the top of that list. Plus they are on sale, bringing them down to under £250 from an original RRP of well over £500.

The heels are so beautiful - they remind me of little golden bells, it must be the slight flare at the bottom.

Plus this is the view you would have whilst wearing them...

Divine, perfect festive footwear and on sale too! But be quick, when they are gone they're gone!


Black spike mary jane heeled pumps by Pierre Balmain

Well, after a week where I have shown you many a pink and lilac heel, I thought it was time to represent something a little more alternative albeit no less designer nor beautiful. These amazing mary janes are from Pierre Balmain and I must say they might just be my favourite pick of the week so far.

The rows of spikes on these heels are both fierce and divine. I so wish to make them mine! I want to make them my new work shoes but sadly they are out of budget for me at £502. I can't imagine anyone arguing with me if I stroll into a client meeting wearing these...


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Juliet in beige and black by Jeffrey Campbell

As is probably obvious from his rather significant absence on Shoeniverse, I have something of a love/hate relationship with Jeffrey Campbell. Mostly in fact it's quite simple. I hate an awful lot of his shoe designs. They are too thick and clumpy for my general taste and can make it look like some poor girl's legs have been planted into the ground. Occasionally however we see a JC design that I like, and so it's only fair that when the Juliet's of this world come along we embrace them for the beauties that they are.

In the side view you can see that the heel has a lovely almost subtle outward curve. Very this season McQueen. Love it. Also the classic colour combination and the tapered covered heel. Even the studs are a delight. Not a clumpy stack heel in sight! This pleases me greatly.

So on this occasion I just want to say thank you Jeffrey Campbell for making a beautiful ladies shoe that doesn't have an ugly heel that looks like a 3D ruler and that I would not only wear but love intently. These shoes are actually beautiful enough to be called a classic.

Can we now have more of the same please?


Butterfly heeled mirror patent wedges by Le Silla

These will not be for everyone to covet or even like necessarily but they rather fall into the 'shoes as art' category, and so we should at least observe them and acknowledge their existence even if we wouldn't necessarily wear them. I do actually think that the intricate filigree cutwork heel is rather pretty. From the side view at least...

Hmm, I am not quite so convinced from the back.

The dinky little cross straps are really cute though, no?


Marisa platform gemstone sandals by Jason Wu in bright blue

These are so beautiful! The sturdy thick straps wrapping around the foot and ankle should make them fairly easy to walk in for a pair of strappy sandals too.

I am totally in love with the little crystal 'bug' at the front too - the touch of red really stands out and makes them into something very individual. I am also loving the contrast of cobalt satin and black patent on the toe straps.

Aside from a million and one pairs of shoes with bows at the front (or back, or side...) this has to be just about my favourite ever embellishment on a shoe.

The glossy black heel's just about perfect too - what do you think?


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Crystal embellished satin and PVC sandals by Nicholas Kirkwood

In the very palest of lavender satin with cute tiny crystal glitterballs at the front, these amazing sandals from Nicholas Kirkwood are surely in the realm of an ultimate party shoe.

So very delicate, they look incredible on as well...

I love this shot of them teamed with a black cigarette leg pant suit, and it just goes to show that you can team even the most fancy and dainty of evening shoes with trousers and push the fashion boundaries. I think they look incredible on.

The heel with it's subtle flare for balance couldn't really be more delicate, slimming down to almost pin heel proportions at it's narrowest point. They look beautiful from every angle. But the show stopper has to be the bow and crystal globe combo.

Consider yourself a very lucky lady (and me a very jealous shoe blogger!) if you are able to click through and make them yours today!


Pom Pom high heeled ankle strap sandals by Alexander McQueen

Everything has gone a bit pink this week hasn't it? It wasn't intentional, but all of the shoes so far on Shoeniverse in our full week run up until Christmas have been rose-hued so far! This post is no different with these pale link pom pom sandals from Alexander McQueen.

Loving the curved heel, the beautiful exaggerated overall shape of the sandal whilst still retaining the wearability and elegance to make them a real fashionista favourite.

Let's see how they look on:

As you can see when worn they look even better. They are much more dainty than you might think upon first glance, and the sugared almond coloured upper is both sweet and neutral enough to work with just about anything.


BonBon 150mm slingback sandal by Charlotte Olympia in watermelon

These darling slingbacks from Charlotte Olympia feature the signature gold mirror platform, but aside from that are delightfully tame. I am especially in love with the gorgeous little gold heart charm on the strap.

The inscription reads 'la vie en rose' which as a literal translation means 'life in pink' which pretty much sums me up!


Monday, 17 December 2012

Annabelle bow courts by Carvela in hot pink (PPP!)

By now I am guessing you all know the deal with me and Kurt Geiger / Carvela and also with hot pink shoes, right? Good stuff.

These ones are also on sale and will cost you less than £50 - perfect for a last minute present if you are in need of extra brownie points! As with many heels these are all about the detail, which is Annabelle's case is the sweet metal detail front double bow and the top down view that's seen when worn.

Let me show you what I mean... prepare for the money shot.

Yes they are a gorgeous warm hot pink, and yes no doubt the quality will be good and they will be comfortable and flattering too. But THAT bow is what sells them to the world, and also the slight retro styling of pairing it with a pointed toe. They could almost be vintage. Amazing looking ahoes, and half price too? Can you go wrong here?

The heels is gorgeous too - they simply do not have a bad angle.


Mains pink / purple zip ankle boots by Michael Antonio

The 'Mains' PU ankle boots is over at - and they are just $60 - or £37 - and my size is sold out - NO!!!!!!!!!!

If you are in any doubt then click through and watch the video and I assure you that any thoughts of these boots looking anything but completely fabulous will fade away - they look AMAZING.

They are so sweet and I love using the zip on the outside as a feature rather than hiding it inside too. The colour is gorgeous and powdery and reminds me of....

So if you fancy a little sweet treat this almost Christmas but not quite Monday lunchtime then grab a pair of these girlie ankle boots and brighten up your day!