Divine Decadence

Fresh from Lighting Up the Footsteps of Gigi Hadid and Vogue, Gina Shoes Debuts its Swarovski Crystal-embellished collectionIt’s time to launch your inner bombshell! Gina has released its sparkling collection of ultra-glam, sky-high heels. Inspired by historical bejeweled splendor, sexed up with a flash of Weimar cabaret and a dash of Old Hollywood, these are crystal-blitzed look-at-me shoes for posing, performing and partying in.

The contemporary accessory is all about dressing up. Blame Instagram. Everyone’s a rising starlet in their own story, and costume-inspired pieces are fabulous eye candy. London’s Gina Shoes has been a master of the art of handmade, indulgent, notice-me footwear since 1954, and its vision for the fashionable foot is Imperial Glamour. Think historical richness and decorative opulence: from the finely wrought embellishments of Faberge’s imperial jewels to the divine decadence of between-the-wars Berlin; and from Elizabethan bejeweled splendor to the wardrobes of silver-screen movie stars. The mood is lavish yet refined—a new maximalist modernity.

The palette reflects an autumnal landscape: shades of ocher, sage, winterberry, pomegranate, tea rose, blush and flame in tactile finishes of glove-suede, satin, velvet, fur, patent leather, python, leopard print, and Swarovski crystals. Boots are a leading trend, taking center-stage from daytime through to dawn. The Jagger in ocher velvet flaunts a platform studded with Swarovski crystals and Crystal Pearls. For diva-worthy dressing, its Zyla daytime mini-platform sandal in wine velvet has serious allure. And for feet that will always be ready for their close-up, the Caudalie platform sandal in Sienna velvet has sensational stop-and-stare impact. Both feature thousands of tone-on-tone Swarovski crystals on heel and platform. Finally, seductive marabou-trimmed pieces have an added sensory sensation. The Bix platform sandal contrasts the temptation of that ethereal softness with the sumptuous sheen of nude satin and the sparkle of crystals to mesmerizing effect. Irresistible.