Brandy in Glittered Barbara Bui “Bengale” Booties at the 2012 AMA, Love Her Shoes?

A lot of celebrities wore gorgeous heels at the 2012 American Music Awards held the other day, but only one lady made us do a triple take — Brandy. The R&B singer decked herself in a one-of-a-kind Egyptian-inspired creation by up and coming designer Ekaterina Kukhareva and paired it with extra glam beaded glittery booties we couldn’t take our eyes off of. The combination was unusual, yet Brandy somehow made it work, and she simply looked fabulous.


Brandy at the 2012 American Music Awards, November 18, 2012

Are you loving her look or what? And what are your thoughts on those well-decorated boots? Would you rock the pair, or is it too much of a statement for you?

On Brandy are the Barbara Bui Bengale booties from the designer’s autumn/winter 2012 collection. Below is a closer look at the Bengale for you. These booties are embroidered with sequins and beads in gold, black, and bronze, and they sit on 4.7-inch heels.



Barbara Bui Bengale Embroidered Ankle Boots, $3,035

Do you like the Bengale? Are you mesmerized by the exquisiteness? If you have the money to spend away, you can grab yourself some Bengales through the Barbara Bui website. They retail at a hefty price of $3,035, so buying a pair may require some thought.

For those on a budget, below are a couple of less expensive alternatives that you can try, though none come close to Brandy’s Bengales.


Cesare Paciotti Studded Booties, $1,038


Alexandre Birman Suede and Leather Ankle Boots, $750


Vince Camuto Dira Booties, $164


ALDO Ayarza Boots, $140

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