The spiked and studded shoe isn't necessarily the newest trend on the block, but it certainly has made its embellished presence known as of late. Taking a spin via Diane Kruger, Emma Stone, Marion Cotillard, and more, we've spotted Christian Louboutin's spiked Pigalle flats, as well as the designer's metallic spiked Bis Un Bout pumps, and a pair of sparkly Giuseppe Zanotti sandals to start. The tougher-looking silhouette isn't just a quick way to edge up an outfit; it's actually evolved into its own brand of ladylike style — with a "we mean business" undertone. Now, all you have to do is look to Ginnifer Goodwin's red scalloped Valentino dress and spiked red Christian Louboutin heels to know that this embellished shoe has certainly surpassed its initial bad-girl roots. To see how Jaime King, Rose Byrne, Olivia Palermo, and others are putting their own spin on the trend, keep clicking — then, shop your favorite spiked and studded iterations at the end of the slideshow.
Phillip and David Blond of The Blonds have been creating in-your-face spectacular designs since 2008. Yet some still describe the two as "up and coming." But, they are already "there." After all, they've dressed the biggest A-list celebrities: Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Fergie, Rihanna, Debbie Harry, Dita von Teese, Katy Perry. And most recently, some of their designs can be found on Carrie and Samantha in the upcoming movie "Sex and the City 2."
I was at your Fall 2010 New York Fashion Week show. I have to say, it was the most fun and energetic show of the season that I saw. The crowd was just crazy! I loved the cricket noises playing when I walked in!
Yes, the crickets! [laughs] We wanted to relax everyone to a point they were so serene that when the show started, it would be this huge impact. Mr. Wilson DJ did the soundtrack. He’s done the music for shows like Gucci and YSL He does the music for all of our shows.
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