Leave it to an event like Milan Fashion Week to make former “it” girl Blake Lively come out of hiding.
The Gossip Girl beauty has been keeping a rather low profile for the past month or two, with only occasional appearances here and there, but the shows in Milan have proven to be too tempting to pass up, so off to Italy she went.
Blake’s first stop was the Gucci spring 2014 presentation, where she sat next to Vogue‘s Anna Wintour in the front row. For the event, Blake wore pieces from the label — a sexy leather number (that flaunted her cleavage with its keyhole neckline) paired with a structured leather envelope clutch and some copper-colored ankle-strap sandals. A gold bamboo bangle, ruby red lips, and tresses combed to perfection were her finishing touches. Suffice it to say that Blake was breathtaking in the whole ensemble.
Blake Lively heading to the Gucci spring 2014 presentation during Milan Fashion Week in Italy on September 18, 2013
A closer look at Blake’s Gucci ankle-strap sandals
How do you like Blake’s new look?
In case you haven’t noticed, her hair was all in place. No more just-got-out-of-bed hair a la “Serena van der Woodsen.” She also looked very well rested and happy.
Now, on to her heels. On Blake were a pair of sandals from Gucci’s Resort 2014 collection, as seen on the model below. They’re not available online yet, so we really can’t tell you much. However, what we can tell you is that they’re made of metallic leather, and the front straps are actually made of multitonal metallic bands.
A model wearing an outfit and sandals from the Gucci Resort 2014 collection
At the moment, there is a jeweled pair that features the same silhouette in Gucci’s current lineup. If you want reference, the following version may give you a fairly good idea of how high Blake’s sandals are — at least 4 inches tall:
Gucci Crystal Sandals, $950
Expect the shoes to also run at the high hundreds or low thousands. If you don’t want to spend that much, then simply grab the Ivanka Trump sandals below as an alternative: