Celebrities Love…Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Alien’ Sandals

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti 'Alien' Sandals

Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti always produces sexy shoes; however, one style has become a favourite for celebs who love statement-making, vertiginous heels.

The Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Alien’ suede sandals were first presented for Fall 2012 and instantly became a red carpet hit.

Stars like Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Brittany Snow, Naomie Harris, Kim Kardashian, NeNe Leakes, and many more have made the black suede sandals with a serpent-like gold-metal appliqué and back zipper so popular that they have been reissued for Fall 2013.

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You can buy these Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Alien’ sandals from Net-A-Porter International.

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Celebrities Love…Miss Wu

Celebrities Love Miss Wu

Jason Wu’s diffusion line Miss Wu may be only in its second season, but it’s already a hit with celebrities on the red carpet.

Krysten Ritter, Kerry Washington, Jessica Alba, Katie Chang and AnnaSophia Robb have all worn the wallet-friendly pieces, which are casual and playful with graphic prints and quirky, flirty touches with a strong nod to 60s cool.

The collection may have been aimed at a much younger audience, but as you can see from above, it has a wide appeal.

You can now buy the Fall 2013 collection exclusively from Nordstrom.com.

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Krysten Ritter’s Miss Wu Belted Cotton Trench Coat
Kerry Washington’s Miss Wu Leather Shift Dress
Jessica Alba’s Miss Wu Abstract Chain Jacquard Dress
Katie Chang’s Miss Wu Lace Hem Twill Dress
AnnaSophia Robb’s Miss Wu ‘Vera’ Lace Print Colorblock Dress

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Celebrities Love…Printed Maxi Skirts

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Forget the ‘X’ factor, and make way for the ‘maxi’ factor.

A trend that will never fall short, the printed maxi skirt has breezed back with a vengeance. Boldly patterned versions of the floor-grazing looks are sweeping through the chic set, going to great lengths to prove that minis aren’t the only must for summer.

Model Miranda Kerr recently floored us in an Isabel Marant sidewalk-scraping silhouette, as she floated through New York City with her son, Flynn. Who would have thought sheer, leopard-print could be so cool.

With a more boho bent, Katie Holmes dressed down in a multi-coloured Tsumori Chisato pleated skirt, splashed with an artsy, illustrated print and a zig-zag panel at the waistband. A loose white tee, Coach sunglasses and red Chloé ‘Lauren’ scalloped-edge, ballet flats completed her casual outing.

Singer-starlet Selena Gomez took her look to the max with a hippie-luxe Free People ‘Maracana’ silk skirt with lace detail at the top, paired with a simple black tank. Free People’s distressed, brown ‘Spellbound’ ankle boots and the label’s round ‘Pladium’ metallic-tinted, tortoise sunnies brought some funky festival-inspired flair to her street style. Dolce & Gabbana’s white ‘Sicily’ tote was a sleek finish.

Also skirting the issue, Jessica Alba embraced the longer hemline and the fine print with her off-duty look. Awash in blue-green hues, tempered by a beige jumper, this effortless exit could easily have taken the actress-mom from the playground to a backyard party.

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Topshop Blurry Floral Maxi Skirt
Topshop Red Bandana Print Maxi Skirt
Warehouse Tie Dye Printed Maxi Skirt
MSGM Aztec Print Maxi Skirt

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Celebrities Love…Sophia Webster Shoes

Celebrities Love Sophia Webster Shoes

Style-obsessed sole-searchers have found solace with punchy pairs of shoes by Sophia Webster, Nicholas Kirkwood’s protégé, who has us seeing spots with her festive take on footwear.

The trendsetting, young British designer has been churning out smile-inducing looks, such as her ‘Yayoi’ leather and patent dot sandals with metal bead-effect heels. They’re a graphic statement piece, just like visionary artist Yayoi Kusama’s spotted oeuvre, to which they pay tribute.

Last fall, young starlet Chloe Moretz first connected the dots with her black-and-white ‘Yayois,’ proving yet again she’s equal parts fun and fashion-forward—and a style-girl in the making.

Kourtney Kardashian flirted with the spunkier, candy-coloured variety of the sandals, wearing the bright pink, orange and yellow circle cutouts with a sherbet Saunder frock.

Our reigning princess of prints, Solange Knowles, showed that her love of pattern extends to her feet, as she looked spot-on in the monochromatic shoes just last week at Art Basel.

Meanwhile, on Monday, an overalls-clad Rihanna didn’t walk the dotted line. But she did debut her own namesake pair of Sophia Webster’s ‘Riri’ pastel and black leather sandals with a similarly beaded heel. Don’t let the sorbet shades fool you—just like the boundaries-pushing songstress, these edgy, geometric lace-up shoes are equal parts playful and provocative.

Are you ready to step into Sophia’s circle?

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You can buy Sophia Webster’s shoes in a variety of styles ranging from simple pumps to the more colourful ones you see above from Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Net-A-Porter.com

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Celebrities Love…The Balmain ‘Pierre’ Bag

Celebs Love Balmain Pierre Bag

Meet ‘Pierre’—the plus-one that’s on the arm of all the fashion femmes.

The debut handbag from the house of Balmain, this classy companion is the result of a collaboration between Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing and French jeweler Aurélie Bidermann.

And what an entrance the timeless yet trendy ‘Pierre’ has made, what with its lush suede—in Anthracite Grey, Camel and Cherry colours—its roomy interior, and the edgy faux-ivory tooth that coolly hangs from the handle.

Initially spotted in the stylish hands of Kate Moss, the purse received a few extra perks with her custom monogram and furry Fendi keychain that added some fluff to the front.

Unsurprisingly, Gwen Stefani gravitated towards the crimson version—it’s the perfect match to her poppy-red pout and her rocker-chic standard.

Proving the ‘Pierre’ is literally a model accessory, the bag has also been seen with runway royalty like Miranda Kerr and Rosie Huntington Whiteley, who made the sidewalk her catwalk when she strutted out the camel carryall. Model-cum-actress and fashion-girl Diane Kruger is obviously also a fan, going for the sophisticated shade of grey.

Do you have a crush on ‘Pierre,’ too?

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Celebrities Love…Denim Overalls

Celebrities Love Denim Overalls

Overalls: Just call them the comeback kid. This blast-from-the-past may not conjure visions of sartorial splendor. But, like it or not, the denim dungarees are staking another claim on the fashion farm.

Designers like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Isabel Marant, even MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, have recently elevated the lowly one-piece, taking it from fashion outcast to front-row status, with their own unique interpretations.

No longer a relic of the wonky, rebellious 90s, this riff on rural workwear has once again traipsed into the street-style vocabulary—and the closets—of some of today’s hottest starlets.

Keira Knightley recently indulged her inner tomboy in a cool and comfortable look featuring ” target=”_blank”>Citizens of Humanity’s ‘Quincy’ rolled-up overalls and sneakers, worn with the ultimate contradiction—a Chanel quilted, cross-body bag.

Also going for a low-key and luxe mix, Alexa Chung strapped on a simple black denim pair over a plain white tee, to which she added ballet flats and a Louis Vuitton carryall.

Naturally, Selena Gomez served up a sexy edge with her baggy coveralls, flaunting them over a lace bra. With the pants haphazardly rolled at the bottom and accessorized with a gigantic, nubby scarf and an unzipped black tote, this look gave new meaning to sloppy-chic with its trendster appeal.

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