Halloween Party

Get inspired by our selection of gothic chic shoes

1. Gianvito Rossi 2. Giambattista Valli 3. Sergio Rossi 4. Bottega Veneta

This Halloween we’re extending you our invitation to the dark side. With an all-black color palette and styles ranging from over-the-knee boots to pumps, All Hallows’ Eve has never been so glamorous.

Catwoman-style over-the-knee boots by Gianvito Rossi, black patent leather ankle boots by Giambattista Valli, booties by Sergio Rossi with a spider web effect and Bottega Veneta’s black suede pumps with flame-like cut-outs are all among our top picks.

Maintain a dark yet sophisticated look with our spellbinding selection.

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Most Wanted: The New Social Shopping Experience

Get inspired by blogger Tamu McPherson and share your Most Wanted Shoes.

Backstage Tamu vs. Tamu (WATCH THE VIDEO), Tamu McPherson is resting in her dressing room: the blogger extraordinaire of All the Pretty Birds takes advantage of her break to browse the new arrivals on shoescribe.com. She selects a pair of fabulous shoes and adds them to her board in the MOST WANTED area, which she then shares on Facebook. A day later, she finds them waiting for her inside of a beautiful shoescribe.com gift box.

Watch the video above and share your own favorite shoes with your friends and shoe lovers alike. Create your own personal selection inspired by our proposals and those of other users in the Trending section – for a giftworthy shopping experience!

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In Her Shoes: Tamu McPherson

Read the interview with the blogger and street style photographer, star of our short film “Tamu vs. Tamu”

 “I am a lion, distracted daydreamer, hopeless romantic, legally blond, pretty in pink, fiercely loyal, genetically engineered to seek out the happiness of my loved ones, simplistically idealistic, champion for the underdog, too sensitive at times, and just plain human.” This is how Tamu McPherson, street style photographer and fashion editor, defines her blog All the Pretty Birds. Born in Jamaica and raised in New York, today Tamu lives and works in Milan where, observing her fashion editor colleagues, the people she meets and photographs, as well as her own personal style icon (her Italian mother-in-law), she captures the trends of the moment inspired by designers and fashion enthusiasts.

Tamu stars in an exciting dance contest for shoescribe.com wearing the most beautiful shoes of the new Fall/Winter 2014-15 collections and reveals her life and career through an exclusive interview with us.

WATCH THE VIDEO >

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Your first shoe memory?
A pair of oxfords with buckles, bought in London at the age of 13. In the 90s you could never find anything like these in New York.

Most memorable shoes in a film.
The ones of Dorothy of course. It’s impossible not to fall in love with a pair of red sparkly shoes.

The most essential shoes for fashion week.
Sneakers – they’re also now seen on the latest runways. By now sneakers are no longer synonymous with a sporty look – you can wear them with everything – even a dress. Trendy and comfortable, I love them all: from classic models to those that are more avant-garde.

The shoes that make you dance.
Classic stiletto pumps. I love them, even if they don’t entirely reflect my style. They’re sexy and have the power to transform who wears them into a femme fatale.

DISCOVER THE SHOES WORN BY TAMU IN “TAMU VS. TAMU” >

Your rules for matching shoes to an outfit.
No particular rules – not even bad weather is capable of stopping me from wearing a pair of shoes. To wear floral sandals on a rainy day puts me in a great mood. In the end all you need is an umbrella!

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How do you organize your shoe closet?
Those that I wear everyday – like sneakers and ankle boots – are on the floor, ready to be worn. The others are put in order according to the height of the heel: first kitten heels, then high heels. My favorite shoes are in the middle, this way I can see them better. Some are true works of art – with decorative function. In the end our wardrobes are a part of our houses.

What does your shoe collection reveal about you?
That I love shoes…and that I’m adventurous, in the sense that I like to experiment with fashion. I’m a boyish girl. I have a lot of menswear-inspired shoes but many that are frivolous, feminine and colorful.

Shoes are a feminine passion. Why?
Sporty or sophisticated? Sexy or functional?
Women may be different people according to the shoes that they wear. High heels, for example, are a weapon: they make you feel more secure and help you to face a difficult situation with more determination. Shoes are possibilities!

Has Milan influenced your style? How?
The typical Italian style is more “formal” than the American one that is definitely more casual. Italian elegance is very much linked to tradition. Italian women are incredible and inspire me every day. In Italy I learned, for example, to love navy blue – it’s an extremely elegant color.

Your “muses”?
Caroline Issa, Carine Roitfeld, Yasmin Sewell, Eva Chen and many other women who work in the world of fashion. But first of all my mother-in-law! Italian and elegant, she is my quintessential style icon.

Other passions?
My seven-year-old son, sports, food, music… and dance.

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Killer Heels

Sky high heels and sensational wedges on display at the Brooklyn Museum

The high heel – a woman’s quintessential object of desire – is the center of the exhibition “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe”, at the Brooklyn Museum until the 15th of February.

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Salvatore Ferragamo Platform Sandal, 1938. 

The exhibit features mules made of Italian silk from the 17th century,  embroidered wedges worn in China in the 19th century, Marilyn Monroe’s pumps by Salvatore Ferragamo and shoes created by Elsa Schiaparelli with Salvador Dalì. Modern shoes range from the spectacular “kinky boots” of Christian Louboutin or black leather ankle boots with an 8-inch heel designed by United Nude for Lady Gaga.

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Chinese Manchu Woman’s Shoe, 19th century

Whoever has the opportunity to visit the exhibit will be able to admire sky high heels, architectural wedges and sensational platforms. Because shoes – which have always been loved by women – are works of art.

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 Italian Chopine, 1550–1650. 

 

DISCOVER OUR SELECTION OF “KILLER HEELS”

 

Photo credits: Jonathan Dorado/Brooklyn Museum

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Miroslava Style

A pair of sandals for three looks

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Fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar Russia and freelance journalist for Glamour, Tatler and OK Magazine, Miroslava Duma is a fashion authority. Her looks are always in demand and are sources of great inspiration.

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As we love to build our looks starting from our shoes, we’ve created a few starting from a simple yet sophisticated accessory: the ankle strap sandal.

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Whether with a mini-skirt, a pair of skinny jeans or wrapped in a camouflage trench, Miroslava wears the same sandals: edgy, chic and versatile.

Choose from our picks to create a fashion editor-inspired look:

 

 

 

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