Spring 2014 Trends - Black White Graphic Prints Designer  High Heels
Top to Bottom: Chiara Ferragni, Charlotte Olympia, Casadei, LAMB, Vivienne Westwood, Saint LaurentNicholas Kirkwood, J.Crew, Oscar de la Renta, Casadei, Manolo Blahnik, Givenchy

There’s just no stopping the black & white shoe trend. I blogged about them here, here & here, past seasons and they were all fabulous! This time around, we’re looking at all-over monochromatic patterns, including, but definitely not limited to: herringbone, polka-dots, checks & animal prints. From designer high-heels & flats to more budget-friendly alternatives, there is just no getting past the lovely graphic print shoe trend continuing into the Spring 2014 season! Problem is…which one to pick?!

Designer Black & White Patterned Styles

Under $300 Black & White Pattern Shoe Styles


xo Cristina M.

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Most Expensive Women's Shoe - Croc Boot

When I think of what the most expensive women’s shoe presently available in retail stores would look like, I envision diamond dust-encrusted Stuart Weitzman sandals, a spectacular pair of 24 Carat Giuseppe Zanotti studded wedges, or lust-worthy, truly unique, Christian Louboutin pumps. I think most of us would. But no, the priciest retailing shoes are not heels, are anything but feminine & quite frankly, don’t even look like women’s shoes at all. What you are gazing upon are Western-style crocodile leather (hence the price) “Stallion” ankle boots from Marion Heinrich. There are so many pricey shoes out there, such as thesethese & these that I would looove to fling some serious cash at. The atrocity, above? Not so much.

I’d say these fit into a Freak-Shoe Friday post rather nicely. Even if they didn’t retail for $6,111.61 US. Oh & don’t get too excited, but they are available a vast array of colours.

That is all.

xo Cristina
Photo Credit: farfetch.com

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Photography by Kenneth Chou

Toronto Street Style Fashion - Black Leather Biker Jacket, Camo pants, grey sweatshirtI don’t often get the chance to wear a leather (or in this case, faux leather) jacket. Toronto’s either too hot or too cold, but layered over a sweatshirt, it works perfectly for the “undecided” weather that I like to call Spring (not to mention transforms any ordinary outfit into a edgy & rather chic one, if I may say so myself!). And it goes with just about everything. As do my almond toe pumps which have been my go-to comfortable heels for the past few years, ever since we were united, one fateful day at Winners. And when I’m feeling la-di-da, I clip on these funny little sparkly skulls. Their quirky smirk always makes me smile & get my simple pumps noticed :)

Toronto Street Style Fashion - Camo Pants, Black High Heel Pumps with Sparkle Skull Shoe Clips

Toronto Street Style Fashion - Black Leather Biker Jacket, Grey Sweat Shirt, Camo PantsToronto Street Style Fashion - Black Leather Biker Jacket, Grey Sweatshirt, Camo Pants Toronto Street Style Fashion - Black Leather Biker Jacket, Grey Jewelled Sweat Shirt, Red Polish and Lips
Toronto Street Style Fashion - Black Leather Biker Jacket, Camo pants, grey sweatshirt, black pumps with skull clipsToronto Street Style Fashion - Black Leather Woven Clutch, Grey Sweat Shirt, Camo Pants, Peter Pilotto for Target SunglassesTout Est Possible with Black Leather, CamoToronto Street Style Fashion - Black High Heel with Sparkle Skull Shoe Clips, Camo PantsFaux-Leather Jacket: Joe Fresh (similar). Leather Pumps: Ralph Lauren, old (similar here + high end). Camo Pants: Gap (similar here + here). Skull Shoe Clips: c/o Shoelery. Jewelled Sweatshirt: Joe Fresh. Chain Bracelet: Banana Republic, on sale! Faux Leather Handbag: Carpisa, old. Monochromatic Sunglasses: Peter Pilotto for Target. Hoop Earrings: Winners. 

xo Cristina

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Bionda Castana Daphne Bis Spotted Satin Animal Print High Heel Pumps

Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton & Leslie Mann, below, looked sensational at The Other Woman photo call in Sydney last week. Their shoes were what got my attention, especially Leslie Mann‘s Bionda Castana leopard print “Daphne Bis” satin pumps (FYI: Kate wore Louboutin heels & Cameron Maison Martin Margiela yellow booties). Leslie’s pumps were the most fun of the trio’s shoes, with the most perfect shape, monochrome animalesque print & a beautifully minimal piping detail! What’s not to like, really?! I can just imagine these gorgeous high-heels peeping out from the hem of a gorgeous white wedding dress! Yes, I know, I’m letting my imagination run a little…err…wild with these ;)

These towering 5″ stiletto shoes are available from Avenue 32 for 565 USD & at Bionda Castana.

The Other Woman Female Cast Leslie Mann Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton
xo Cristina M.
Photo Credit: google.com, biondacastana.com

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Nine West Fall Winter 2014 Collection Toronto Preview - Maroon Purse + Leopard Print Heels

Nine West Fall Winter 2014 Collection Toronto Preview - Jelly Modern Donuts

Last week I stopped in at Nine West Canada’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection preview & wanted to share the tantalizing shoes, boots, handbags (& amazing eats!) with you. From deep ruby red heels, studded rock ‘n roll inspired accessories, icing-filled donuts, to simple & sleek designs, Nine West really has something for everyone’s taste & lifestyle for the coming cooler seasons. Ok, so I lied about the donuts. These are from Jelly Modern. And they were also fabulous :)

I’ve been a long-time fan of Nine West & their affiliated brands since I was a teenager (I wore a pair of Enzo Angiolini patent Mary-Janes to one of my first formal events) & continue to love their heels, flats & accessories. They have amazing, rather high-end looking sleek designs, use sturdy & attractive materials & (thanksfully!) their prices won’t break the bank. I’ll stop blabbing now. Hope you enjoy the views as much as I did!

Nine West Fall Winter 2014 Collection Toronto Preview - Suede Bow Mary Jane Heels

Nine West Fall Winter 2014 Collection Toronto Preview - Black Lace Up Pumps

Nine West Fall Winter 2014 Collection Toronto Preview - Tune Appetizers

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