Bruno Magli Gelmer Swarovski pumps

Gelmer Swarovski crystal-embellished mesh and suede pumps

lilac embellished high heel shoes

swarovski crystal toe on shoe

Bruno Magli pumps, $2,000

If you checked out Net-a-Porter’s ‘new in’ section yesterday, I’m sure you won’t be remotely surprised to see these shoes appearing here today. They may not be my favourite shoes currently available at NAP (I think that title has to go to Christian Louboutin’s ‘Completa’ pumps…) but they are one of the most OTT pairs, and that’s reason enough for me to want to show you them.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have a tendency to associate Bruno Magli with much more “sensible” styles, so the brand name came as a surprise to me here, because these are anything BUT sensible. I mean, the Swarovski-crytal-studded mesh upper would be a show-stopper on its own, but as if that wasn’t enough, they’ve also added that extravagantly-embellished heel, for extra impact.

Such a stand-out shoe seems to require an equally stand-out outfit to go with it, and I think Net-a-Porter have done a pretty good job of pairing them with this dusky pink Valentino mini dress:

pink and lilac designer outfit

If you’re looking for something a little less expensive – and perhaps a little more subtle, too – however, this dress by Oasis is an almost exact match for the colour, but has a simpler shape, which might be slightly easier to wear.

lilac dress and shoes


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  • Reply July 30, 2013


    I loved them! I normally don’t wear pointy shoes, but I loved these ones! The crystals and flowers make them so special! Great the way the site changed, so beautiful!

  • Reply July 30, 2013


    Love them. They would look fab with the dress you chose too.

  • Reply August 1, 2013

    purple doughnuts

    I prefer the back more than the front, the floral detailing looks like something you seen on cupcakes. I also love the dress you choose to go with the shoes.

  • Reply August 5, 2013


    They look so perfect for special occasions!

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