Nicholas Kirkwood Pre-Spring 2013 Shoes

Posted on July 16, 2012

Darlings, can there be a better shoe collection to play Pretend Stylist with than Nicholas Kirkwood pre-spring 2013? No, there cannot. You know the rules. Scroll through this collection of glam ankle-killers and shout out the first celebrity you think should wear them. Ready?



Apache Sandal

Solange Knowles

Crystal Slingback

Jennifer Lopez

Peep Toe Sandal

Dakota Fanning

Bow Shoe on Platform

Selena Gomez

Blue Pois Sandal

Kerry Washington

Strappy Sandal

Diane Kruger

Cream Peep Toe Sandal

Kristen Stewart

Metallic Sandal

Marisa Tomei

Elaphe Sandal

Zoe Saldana

T-Strap Sandal

Elizabeth Banks

Swirl Slingback Sandal

Dianna Agron

Fuschia Swirl Platform Pump


Katy Perry (duh)


[Photo Credit: modaoperandi]

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  • Shoes 1-12: Me.  

    • ultra-cruel shoes!  Why not bind one’s feet instead?  It would be less

    • gabbilevy

      And me!

  • I covet those swirl slingbacks. Co. Vet.

    • kimmeister

      They are all kinds of amazing.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      they are gorgeous.

    • gabbilevy

      So gorgeous. And *weeps* $950. Ugh.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Me too!  Love them!

  • Gotta say, some of these are very nearly art.

  • Maria Rosenfire

    Darnit TLo, you always win this game.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Indeed-I bow before the masters!

      • NC_Meg

         Seriously. They are always dead on with these. It’s amazing.

        • Lisa

          I know!  It’s scary how dead on they are with these choices!

  • Oze R.

    Pre-spring means winter, right?? Me very confused.

  • clatie

    I reject the very idea of “pre-spring 2013” anything.  shoes are fun, though.

  • I love the colors, but half of these shoes look like the wearer just stepped on a Moon Pie.  Particularly #2.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Funny! You are right – especially the Selina Gomez!

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    I was thinking some of these would be perfect for Katie Holme’s “free woman funky shoes under the court room table” phase.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Funny!  You are right – especially the Selina Gomez!

    • My foot will slip out of Kerry’s, Kristen’s, and Zoe’s shoes. And make some orthopaedic surgeon richer.

  • kimmeister

    I see Rihanna in the pair assigned to Dakota Fanning.

    • VioletFem

      I guessed that too! Maybe TLo want to see Dakoto in something a little less “safe” looking.

    • PaulaBerman

       Me too! I can’t imagine demure Miss Dakota in those shoes.

      • I don’t think Dakota or Selena have enough womanhood yet to handle those shoes. They take a certain amount of maturity to carry them off.

        The white “Selena’s” are gorgeous but get dinged for having the plastic panel.

      • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

        Nor can I.  I thought it was the only misstep (hahaha, snort) our uncles T and Lo made – she never wears heels that high!  Those are cute damned shoes, though – Rihanna would look great in them.

  • VioletFem

    TLo and I were on the same page for 2 of them! JLo (the most bling-tastic shoe) and Katy Perry (the most crazy looking shoe)

  • What a collection of fugly, ultra-cruel shoes!  Why not bind one’s feet instead?  It would be less painful.

  • TomBord

    Pre Spring………has it come to that ladies? 

    Looks more ‘post-resort’ to me. 

  • MilaXX

    I’d give the Dakota Fanning shoes to Taylor Swift  & the Kerry Washington’s to Katy Homes. I wsih Dianna Argon would wear something as modern as those swirl slingbacks instead of those clodhoppers she’s been waring lately. The last shoe is most def a Katy Perry shoe.

  • michelle shields

    get rid of those damn platforms! digging everything else though!

  • NDC_IPCentral

    The Bitter Kitten Commentariat is right on the money:  pre-spring says “winter, slush, ice” to me.  And here’s another vote for sending the platforms to Davy Jones’ locker with no GPS coordinates.

  • granddelusion

    Okay, these are just silly (the shoes, I mean).

  • Since it is the Nerdliest week of the year, I am going to play the superhero edition of this. Just for fun.

    Appache Sandal — Emma Frost
    Crystal Slingback — Black Cat
    Peep toe Sandal — Scarlet Witch
    Bow Shoe on Platform — Jean Grey
    Blue Pois on Sandal — Storm
    Strappy Sandal — Dazzler
    Cream Peep Toe Sandal — Pepper Potts
    Metallic Sandal — Mantis
    Elphae Sandal — Wonder Girl
    T-Strap Sandal — Wonder Woman
    Swirl Slingback Sandal — Harley Quinn
    Fuschia Swirl Platform Pump — Jubilee

    • oohsparkley!

      You win!

  • drdirection

    I don’t think Diana Argon would wear any of these.  She should though

  • I don’t like the hocky puck platforms but must admit these are very pretty. I love the color story. I failed the quiz. I kept yelling out ‘Emma Stone’ and ‘Anne Hathaway.’  Their pole dancing has infected my brain.



  • formerlyAnon

    Swirl Slingback for the win. 

    These are seriously fun shoes, but I forsee them being deployed poorly by all but the best stylists. 

  • Rebecca Jay

    I would tackle Diana Agron in the street and steal those shoes right off her feet. I’m sure she’s got 10’ers, just like me.

    ETA: I’d be better off assaulting Marisa Tomei. Those beauties are more flattering to the longer foot.

  • love these so, so much, esp. the Blue Pois Sandal.

  • quiltrx

    LOVE the “Diana Agrons”

  • Beardslee

    The Jennifer Lopez shoe looks like it’s sporting teeth.
    I think a lot of these shoes are pretty but I can’t get past those insane heels.  

  • redgauntlet

    How can women walk in these silts?

  • AZU403

    Is having the toe of the shoe actually off the ground a good thing for your feet? Or am I just old?

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    What’s to pick? Your choices are perfect, guys!

  • guest2visits

    Thats an intriguing heel on your Diane Kruger selection. I like it along with the blue Apache sandal, and the T-strap, maybe.
    And I should admit that the idea of standing on rows of cystal globes under my toes, appeals to me in a secretly gleeful,
    and probably childish, princess-y kind of way.  So add the Crystal slingbacks to the shopping cart.

  • JAArms

    I neeeeeed the swirl slingbacks!!!

  • I couldn’t begin to wear any of these shoes, but I adore the black/white ones.

  • Scarlet39


  • BrightsideSusan

    Those are not Diana Agron’s shoes – they are MINE.

  • BazoDee

    Appache Sandal — Katy Perry
    Crystal Slingback — Rhianna
    Peep toe Sandal –Lea Michelle
    Bow Shoe on Platform — Jennifer Lopez
    Blue Pois on Sandal — Heidi Klum
    Strappy Sandal — Michelle Williams
    Cream Peep Toe Sandal — Emma Stone
    Metallic Sandal — 
    Elphae Sandal — 
    T-Strap Sandal — 
    Swirl Slingback Sandal — Halle Berry
    Fuschia Swirl Platform Pump — Katy Perry

  • oohsparkley!

    1. Apache Sandal = Cameron Diaz 
    2. Crystal Slingback = Ann Hathaway
    3. Peep Toe Sandal = Gwen Stephani
    4. Bow Shoe on Platform =?  Beyonce
    5. Blue Pois = Kristin Stewart or Zoe Saldana
    6. Strappy Sandal = ?? Jlo
    7. Cream Peep Toe = Kate Blanchette or Dianne Krueger
    8. Metallic Sandal = ? Blake Lively
    9. Elaphe Sandal = Rhianna
    10. T Strap Sandal = ? Reese Witherspoon
    11. Swirl Slingback = Emma Stone or Angelina Jolie
    12. Fuscia Swirl = Katy Perry of course
    I would need a foot transplant to be able to wear any of them. the question marks took a little longer, my mind was blank.

  • fursa_saida

    Reeeeeaally good call on Elizabeth Banks.