Remember the time not too long ago in 2012, when a couple of unknown designers named Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel created the world's perfect bucket bag? And then do you remember about two minutes later, when finding a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag became the fashion equivalent of finding a waterfall in the Sahara?
This time around we're giving you the heads up. The designer duo who quickly ascended the fashion ladder with their chic, practical, and smartly-priced bags have officially launched their first-ever shoe collection. And yes, just like that perfect bucket bag, the shoes are pretty much exactly what we want to be wearing all spring and summer. The CFDA winners created a line of suede slides in black, terra-cotta, blackberry, and blush. They come in several heights from a high platform to a mid heel, and flats.
Kate Bosworth-who hello, also designs her own shoes—got her hands on a pair of Mansur Gavriel slides early.
The styles hit Net-a-Porter this week, with prices from $395 to $625. So while you're thinking "It's February, why am I supposed to buy sandals now?" we say, remember the bucket bag debacle. Now go ahead and shop accordingly.
Check out the styles here:
Three of today's buzziest and flat-out gorgeous models have joined the ranks of supermodels Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss. Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid, and Lily Aldridge dropped their Victoria's Secret skivvies to pose nude (well, they are wearing shoes, we suppose) for the Stuart Weitzman spring 2016 ad campaign. The leggy lot cuddled together for shutterbug Mario Testing wearing the—wait for it—Nearly Nude sandals. It's a play on the footwear house's wildly popular two-strapped stilettos, dubbed the Nudist. And judging by past campaigns where Moss and Bünchden wore little else besides thigh-high-boots, the shoes, which retail for $398 on the brand's site, will likely go gangbusters. Check out the pix here:
Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid, and Lily Aldridge in the campaign, of which Hadid said: "Best shoes, best team, best day - clearly NOTHING else is needed ;) xx [sic]." Playing on the naked theme, Smalls said that "These shoes were made for walking...Naked. With my girls [sic]."
According to a statement from the company, the black-and-white photographs "embrace a distinctively minimalist aesthetic while manifesting the intimate relationship between a woman and her shoes."
And who could forget Gisele's fall ad?
Bündchen modeled for the house from fall 2014 to 2015.
Moss modeled for Weitzman from spring 2013 to 2014.
Here's Gisele with Weitzman himself.