The holiday season is here! And while you’re busy getting that shopping list of gifts ready, I bet you also have your own wish list. Mine includes owning shoes from the Ivy Kirzhner’s autumn/winter 2013 collection. Can you blame me? Calf hair boots, art deco pumps, and bordeaux-hued boots with gold-plated embellishments — they are practically everything we, ladies, need in holiday footwear! Check out our top picks below, and share your thoughts with us!
1. Bonkers Bunny Haircalf Flats, $395
Named after Ivy’s beloved pet bunny, Bonkers, these calf hair flats feature both an adorable and a classy side with their genuine Austrian cabochon crystals for eyes and 18k gold-finished microstud embellishments.
2. Santa Fe Embellished Booties, $615
Possibly the most famous pair from the collection, the Sante Fe is a glamorous take on Western style. These low-heeled and low-cut boots are made of Italian leather and feature 18k gold-finished embellishments and snakeskin inlays. The bordeaux looks very rich, but the black version is easier to match and has been featured in a lot of lookbooks.
3. Caspar Suede Sandals, $475; $142.50 (black)
Retro-style platform sandals get a twist of the 1920s with their statement art-deco cloisonné heels. These sandals first came out in spring but are revisited for the cooler seasons by getting a color makeover. They are available in forest green, dark gold, and plum. The black version is currently on 70% off at Shopbop.
4. Caballero Booties, $650
Again, another pair of Western-style booties, but this time, they sport sleek cloisonné Deco heels and a mix of calf hair and ornamental leather inlays. Next to the Santa Fe pair, the Caballero is also one of the top favorites in the fashion world, from bloggers to major magazines.
5. Montezuma Flats, $340
Named as the brand’s best-selling smoking flats, the Montezuma shoes are both ethnic and glittery, thanks to the crystal-encrusted Tala star ornament and the 18k gold-finished stacked settings. They also come in forest green, plum, and black.
We see Ivy Kirzhner’s signature cloisonné Deco platforms translated further onto these V-cut booties in an intricate laser-etched pattern over leather and calf hair. Casted metal toe caps add a bit of a futuristic element to this otherwise Western style.