Are you into bling like I am (and who isn’t, really?) and want to be about 6 inches taller (who wouldn’t like that, except maybe Serena Williams, who does wear glam high heels)… then take a look at this showstopper pump by Gianmarco Lorenzi. I first spotted this designer on a trip to Vegas this past spring and was delighted to add another blingy shoe designer to my growing list of favorites, including the ubiquitous Christian Louboutin, Massimo Dogana, and ZiGiny.
Gianmarco Lorenzi Disco Ball crystal-covered limited edition shoes
This pair – appropriately named “Disco Ball” – is a work of art and only 178 have been made. These shoes are completely covered in crystals, not rhinestones, from the toe to the bling-encrusted heel. In person, the crystals appear to be applied in an ombré effect with golden crystals beginning at the toe, mixing with clear crystals along the instep, and then blending into clear crystals at the heel. The other standout feature (do we need another one? Yes!) is the metallic gold trim around the entire bottom of the shoe, including the double platform which is also covered in small clear and golden crystals. No blingy detail was overlooked.
Khloe Kardashian Odom wore these shoes on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno back in May, and Mary J. Blige wore them to the 2011 Billboard awards. For $2795, you too can own a pair of these limited edition beauties to strut around in. Contact Gregory’s in NorthPark Center at 972-490-1285 to pick up pair 172 (out of 178 produced). They are also available online.
Did you know that Blingazon is now a guest blogger for Savvy Texas Magazine online? Twice a month, we post about amazing bling on The Buzz.
Many people go to Las Vegas to gamble. Not so for the bling twins! During a recent girls’ trip to Vegas, we spent time exploring the amazing hotels and the shops… oh the shops. Here are some shots from a fantastically fun time at the YSL boutique. I am in love with the YSL Arty ring collection ($250 each). Anyone want to send me the gold with black/gold stone Arty ring? Bueller? Bueller?
A feast for the eye’s at Barneys New York at Northpark. Purrrrrrrrr
Giuseppe Zanotti ($1200) available at Barneys New York.
Thank you for the pic Beth! Yours captured the blingyness better than mine. ;)
I am definitely not a wallflower when it comes to bling, especially shoes that have bling. Ask anyone who knows me. BUT, these Brian Atwood Balleto Sandals even had me going “Lady” Gaga over them. First off, they have acrylic heels (LOVE this trend), and are encrusted with crystals. As if that isn’t enough to feed your crystal lust, there is bling on the the ankle-straps and over the toe. I mean this baby is bedazzled!!! The see-through clear shoe reminds me of a pair of Chanel clear pumps I purchased about 2 years ago when the clear trend first started. Of course, that makes them all the more appealing to me ;). I admit that these are love or hate shoes…there is no in-between. Metsy thinks there is too much “stripper” in these stripper heels, but if I had a cool $2000 that I had earned stripping, they would already be walking the streets!
Available at Net-a-Porter ($2085)
Just a lil afternoon pick-me-up courtesy of Neiman-Marcus Willow Bend. These Christian Louboutin pumps are today’s blingspiration!
I had so much fun gawking at the OTT shoes that Elle Woods wore in the Legally Blonde movies. Personally, I am not a pink girl (usually find me in black), but there’s a part of me that wants to prance around in head-to-toe pink and catch fluffy songbirds on my fingers while they serenade me… wait, different movie. Anyway, If I were Elle Woods in 2010, THESE are the shoes I would wear.
The straps on the Christian Louboutin Ambertina Bejeweled Sandals are deep pink satin and gold leather, and there is a 1 1/2″ raised metallic-covered platform. Wow – take a gander at that crystal encrusted back!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE, but alas the 6″ heel is just to steep for me… and the $2395 price is too steep for me too. Oh well, a girl can dream.
The Christian Louboutin Ambertina Bejeweled Sandals are my “Elle Woods” dream shoes. Available at Neiman-Marcus ($2,395.00).
Ok ok… so we all care about comfort, but it’s hard to balance being comfy and still being stylish. Yes, there are many lovers of Crocs or Birkenstocks – those have their usefulness – BUT I want to introduce you to a Blingazon-approved option. Shannon (@shannonbrower) introduced me to them, so I am passing along the wisdom.
The picture doesn’t do them justice, but many galpals who have also purchased the Roxis (hi Jolene and Patti!) can attest to the sparkly goodness of the Athena Alexander Roxi Wedge Sandals. The Roxis are comfortable (cushioned 2 1/2″ wedge) and super cute. There are cheaper versions of this style, but I stick with Athena because these feature leather and real crystals.
Great everyday, throw-on-and-go sandals: Grab the Athena Alexander Roxi sandals in-store or online at Nordstroms ($69.95 – on sale for $49.90). Available in Black, Bronze, Pewter, White, Champagne, Silver, Coral Patent, Yellow Patent.
IMPORTANT: The Roxi sandals run small. I had to order a full size larger, and all but one of my pals has had to order one size up as well.
Usually when I look for the sale pick to write about, I go straight to the jewelry section. Today, I’m feeling saucy and decided to look in the shoes for the bling pick today. Now I don’t get as excited about the coming of fall shoes… I LOVE winter color palettes, but I miss the bling-covered options we see for summer. Maybe this fall will be different? Enter the Leonie Embellished Glitter Suede Flat to save the day. This metallic gold suede flat features a brooch-like set of faceted rhinestones on a rounded square toe. In the picture, the gold suede appears to be a subtle metallic and not truly glitter as the name suggests. If the color of the gold leather is too bright or too glittery (yep, I said it), then this flat could cross over into tacky territory. Let’s hope the real thing matches the picture online.
Yes, $158 may feel like a lot for a flat, but it’s half the price of the amazing Vera Wang flats I have been visiting for a year. Besides… for a limited time, you can get the Leonie flats for ~$110 during the 30% off of everything sale!
Available at Ann Taylor ($110.60 after 30% off). Through Sunday, get 30% of EVERYTHING during the Ann Taylor Friends & Family sale. Enter FRIENDSFB at online checkout or print the in-store coupon.
Bring a little Lady Gaga into your wardrobe with these Sam Edelman Lorissa black peep-toe pumps. I. AM. IN. LOVE. A perfect blend of real life and fantasy… business in the front and party in the back… wait, that’s a mullet… anyway, did you see the heels??? The whole back of the shoe is covered with spiky studs and crystals! *swoon* I’m resisting for now though since the spectacle of me in 4 1/2 inch heels is not a graceful sight. Besides, I’d be over 6’1″! It’s hard enough to find guys taller than me as it is… ooooohhh, on the other hand maybe these babies would help in the search!
Embrace your inner-Gaga: Available at Nordstroms ($199.95) in black or off-white suede. If Nordstroms runs out, check stock at Zappos (price is just a buck more).