The month of December decked the halls with spectacular shoes.
We saw fantastic footwear choices from some of our favorite stylish stars, such as Alexa Chung, Beyonce Knowles, Camila Alves, Olivia Wilde, Felicity Jones, Katy Perry, Leslie Mann, Gwen Stefani, Daisy Lowe, and Victoria’s Secret Angels Karlie Kloss and Adriana Lima. Celebrities showed up in gorgeous shoes for red carpet events such as the 2013 British Fashion Awards, Nylon magazine’s December Issue Party, and Billboard’s Annual Women in Music event. Paloma Faith picked up the Ultimate Style Icon award while wearing Giuseppe Zanotti, and Jennifer Lopez accepted the Grace Kelly award in Christian Louboutin heels. Some of our favorite actresses, including Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, and stylish newcomers Lupita Nyong’o and Margot Robbie, displayed their enviable sense of style during promotional tours for their films. We marveled at Alessandra Ambrosio’s model-off-duty looks, Fearne Cotton’s effortlessly cool work outfits, and Mandy Moore’s impressive street style. This month, we featured a rundown of Gabrielle Union’s shoe moments and took a peek at North West’s adorable shoe collection. December also introduced us to the latest shoe designs of Charlotte Olympia and Conspiracy by Gianluca Tamburini.
With the Christmas season, we offered ideas for festive shoes and holiday party heels. Celebrity siblings, such as the Hilton sisters and the Kardashian sisters, were spotted shopping for Christmas gifts in style. We also featured holiday-themed collections from Charlotte Olympia and De Siena.
Here is a rundown of some of the most fantastic shoes that we have seen in December but have not yet featured here on Your Next Shoes:
1. Naomie Harris in Alexander McQueen
Naomie Harris continued her stylish run at the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom in London. The stunning actress looked elegant in a black strapless dress from Alexander McQueen’s pre-spring 2014 collection, which features peplum and intricate gold leaf embroidery. Her hair fell in soft waves around her shoulders, and she sparkled in diamond jewels from Jessica McCormack. We couldn’t get a good view of her shoes due to the length of her dress, but she was wearing platform sandals with curved stiletto heels from Alexander McQueen’s latest collection.
Naomie Harris at the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England, on December 5, 2013
These heels from Alexander McQueen are not yet available for retail, but you can shop for other shoe styles from the brand at Nordstrom, Farfetch, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Be sure to check out our Naomie Harris and Alexander McQueen pages for more stunning shoes.
2. Natalie Dormer in Casadei
Natalie Dormer looked chic in an all-black ensemble that consisted of a cashmere sweater and a flared black leather skirt. Her hair fell in soft curls below her chin, and she wore a striking pair of pearl drop earrings from Kara Ross. She finished off her look with the “Chic” pumps from Casadei, which feature patent leather trims, lacquered heels, and ecru leather.
Natalie Dormer at a BAFTA special film screening of A Long Way from Home in London, England, on December 7, 2013
We couldn’t find Natalie’s exact pair of shoes online, but we did find them in black and red:
Casadei “Chic” Pumps in Black, $741.75
Casadei “Chic” Pumps in Red, $741.75
3. Carla Gugino in Gold Python Slingbacks
Carla Gugino looked like a goddess at the world premiere of American Hustle in a figure-hugging dress from Herve Leger by Max Azria, which features double straps, beautiful beadwork, stitched details, and a gorgeous forest green color. Her hair was styled in retro glam curls, and she finished off her look with gold python slingback pumps.
Carla Gugino at the world premiere of American Hustle at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on December 8, 2013
4. Gabrielle Union in Jimmy Choo
Gabrielle Union looked chic and classy at the advanced screening of her new series, Being Mary Jane. She wore a gray cap-sleeved cocktail dress and a pair of “Kasha” platform sandals from Jimmy Choo. Her hair was styled in soft curls, and she finished off her look with an assortment of gold jewelry.
Gabrielle Union at the advanced screening of Being Mary Jane at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago on December 9, 2013
Juliette Lewis was also spotted wearing the Kasha sandals from Jimmy Choo. These shoes feature black satin trims, adjustable ankle straps, and gold ribbed leather.
Jimmy Choo “Kasha” Platform Sandals (currently unavailable)
5. Emma Thompson in Robert Clergerie
Emma Thompson looked every bit like a leading lady at the Los Angeles premiere of Saving Mr. Banks at the Walt Disney Studios. The award-winning actress wore a sleeveless dress with flirty black lace from Camilla and Marc, which she paired with black pumps from Robert Clergerie. She finished off her look with red lips and a black quilted clutch from Chanel.
Emma Thompson at the premiere of Saving Mr. Banks at Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles, California, on December 9, 2013
6. Felicity Jones in Christian Dior
Felicity Jones was a vision of understated elegance in a white satin dress that features a sheer hemline. Her hair was teased into a shaggy bob, and she added a splash of color to her ensemble with soft pink lips and hot pink pumps from Christian Dior.
Felicity Jones at the premiere of The Invisible Woman at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on December 9, 2013
Don’t forget to check out our Christian Dior page to discover more stunning shoes from the brand.
7. Lily Aldridge in Isabel Marant
Lily Aldridge made a stunning appearance at the Empire State Building to celebrate the airing of the latest Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The gorgeous model opted for stylish comfort in a white puffer jacket over a black top and black leather leggings, which she tucked inside a pair of black “Scarlet” boots from Isabel Marant. These wedge booties feature multiple Velcro straps, pony hair, and black suede.
Lily Aldridge at the Empire State Building for the airing of the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City on December 10, 2013
8. Michelle Dockery in Prada
Michelle Dockery made us blush when she stepped out for the photo call for Downton Abbey in a pretty pink dress from Miu Miu, which features a pleated skirt and intricate floral embroidery. She styled it with a black satin clutch from Prada, gorgeous diamond earrings from EF Collection, red lips, and champagne peep-toe pumps from Prada.
Michelle Dockery at a photo call for Downton Abbey held at the Millennium Hotel in New York City on December 10, 2013
9. Ahna O’Reilly in Bionda Castana
Ahna O’Reilly looked striking in her silver-and-black geometric brocade shift dress from Osman at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Women in Entertainment Breakfast, which was attended by celebrities such as Mandy Moore, Naya Rivera, Kim Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian. Her hair was elegantly swept to one side, and she finished off her look with pink lips, gold earrings by W. Britt, and Bionda Castana “Consuelo” pumps. These shoes are from the brand’s latest spring collection, which feature scalloped details, ankle ties, and black suede.
Ahna O’Reilly at The Hollywood Reporter’s 22nd Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on December 11, 2013
We couldn’t find the Consuelo pumps in black, but we did find them in apple green:
10. Alyson Hannigan in Christian Louboutin
Alyson Hannigan joined Ahna O’Reilly and a bevy of other stars at the 22nd Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, which was hosted by The Hollywood Reporter in Beverly Hills. The How I Met Your Mother actress looked pretty in a sleeveless black dress from Maje, which features a sheer panel and a crisp white collar. She styled it with black tights and a pair of leopard-print peep-toe pumps from Christian Louboutin.
Alyson Hannigan at The Hollywood Reporter’s 22nd Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on December 11, 2013
Christian Louboutin “Miss Poppins” Pumps (sold out)
11. Kristen Wiig in Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin
Kristen Wiig made the rounds on the media circuit to promote her latest film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. At the European premiere in Berlin, the SNL alum dazzled in a bustier dress from Martin Grant, which features a geometric bodice and a pleated tulle skirt. Her hair was kept simple and tucked behind her ears to reveal her gold spike earrings. She finished off her look with a pair of “BB” pumps in bronze snakeskin from Manolo Blahnik.
Kristen Wiig at the European premiere of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty held at the Zoo Palast Movie Theater in Berlin, Germany, on December 11, 2013
At the New York screening of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at the Museum of Modern Art, Kristen arrived wearing a white shirt with long sleeves and an oversized black bow from Michael Kors. She styled it with black pants and a pair of dark gray “Iriza” pumps from Christian Louboutin.
Kristen Wiig at a special screening of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on December 18, 2013
We couldn’t find Kristen’s exact pair of shoes online, but we did find the Iriza pumps in Neptune patent leather:
12. Rita Ora in Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
Rita Ora made sure that all eyes were on her as she left The Dorchester in London in head-to-toe Vivienne Westwood. The British star wore a green lurex jacket over a white blouse and printed pants. She styled it with a white fur coat and Vivienne Westwood Gold Label lace-up boots. Her hair was styled in a bun, and she finished off her look with her signature bright red lips and a black Fendi bag.
Rita Ora leaving The Dorchester hotel in London, England (after a dinner with friends), on December 12, 2013
We couldn’t find Rita’s cream-colored boots online, but we did find them in black and red suede:
13. Bella Thorne in Lug-Sole Boots
Bella Thorne displayed her casual-cool style at DigiFest LA as she arrived in a short-sleeved metallic crochet top paired with bright tweed drawstring pants from Rebecca Minkoff’s Resort 2014 collection. Soft curls hung loosely down her shoulders, and she wore an assortment of funky bracelets. She capped off her look with pink lips and a pair of black lug-sole boots.
Bella Thorne at DigiFest LA held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, on December 14, 2013
Make sure to browse through our Bella Thorne page to discover more incredible footwear choices from the stylish star.
14. Jamie Chung in Christian Louboutin
Jamie Chung looked classy and elegant as she joined Margot Robbie and Camila Alves on the red carpet at the New York premiere of the critically acclaimed Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street. The actress wore a sleeveless dress in gorgeous white silk from Cushnie et Ochs, which features a low-cut neckline and a beautiful draped detail. She styled it with a chic updo, berry lips, a pair of diamond earrings, a fringe clutch from Katherine Kwei, and “So Kate” pumps in rogue noir from Christian Louboutin.
Jamie Chung at the premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on December 17, 2013
Christian Louboutin “So Kate” Pumps in Rogue Noir, $625 (sold out)
15. Nicola Peltz in Saint Laurent
Nicola Peltz shimmered in head-to-toe Saint Laurent on the red carpet at the premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street in New York City. She showed up wearing a slinky metallic dress with an asymmetric bodice and a flared hemline. Her hair was styled in cascading waves, and she finished off her look with smoky eyes, soft pink lips, and a pair of “Janis” Mary Jane metallic platform pumps.
Nicola Peltz at the premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on December 17, 2013
We couldn’t find Nicola’s metallic shoes online, but we did find them in black:
Saint Laurent Classic “Janis” Mary Jane Escarpin Pumps in Black Leather (currently unavailable)
These black Mary Jane pumps are currently unavailable, but we found a similar style with slightly lower heels:
16. Hilary Duff in Isabel Marant
Hilary Duff and her son, Luca, were in a festive mood while out and about in Beverly Hills. She wore a gray sweatshirt from James Perse, which was tucked into her distressed skinny jeans from Citizens of Humanity. Her hair was styled in a messy ponytail, and she completed her cool-and-casual look with a pair of “Tacy” boots in black from Isabel Marant.
Hilary Duff out and about with son Luca in Beverly Hills, California, on December 21, 2013
Isabel Marant “Tacy” Boots, $1,054
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