Giuseppe Zanotti: a name of greatness. Born and raised in Italy, Zanotti has been intrigued with shoes and art alike from a young age. Its been said that he was passionate about colors, drawing, flowers and nature; he could not bear to sit in a classroom for too long. Now the renowned shoe designer that we’ve all come to know, he was not always a shoe designer. Giuseppe spent some time during the 1980s as a DJ and musician pursuing another one of his passions: music! Eventually, after visiting the famous “prêt-à-porter” shows in Paris and Milan various times, Zanotti realized his true talent and passion was shoes. Like any great designer, he worked first as a freelance designer moving on to designer for major lines such as Balamain, Roberto Cavalli and Blumarine. In 2000, Zanotti opened his first boutique in Milan and subsequently opened stores in Paris, New York and Moskow. As he designs, Giuseppe lives by the quote, “Shoes are just an extension of the legs.” Being a lover of shoes and fashion, he imagines women wearing the shoes as he creates magic each time. A lover a shoes, Zanotti is a personal favorite of mine! Not only do I fancy his work but many major celebrities have been seen wearing his line including Kim Kardashian, Angela Simmons, Miley Cyrus and more. I’ve compiled a few pictures of my favorite shoes that are available in his Spring/Summer 2012 line. Enjoy!
top left: These have to be one of my favorite shoes that he's created thus far! The curved heel and bedazzled upper give a flashy, unique look to an otherwise simple design.
bottom left: I absolutely adore platforms and the color yellow, these shoes give me the best of both worlds! Similar to his other shoes, there is an ankle strap which I find to be a cute, delicate addition to the overall feminine shoe.
Rihanna on the left in a pair of 'Giuseppe Zanotti' cutout ankle booties paired with a fluffy, chiffon skirt and strong shoulder 'Issac Mizrahi' blazer.
Jessica Alba is on the right wearing a pair or 'Giuseppe Zanotti' black and white patent leather pumps. She paired the pumps with bright orange trouser pants and a teal sweater with a leather jacket and yellow shoulder bag to complete the look.
Beyoncé on the right rocking black 'Giuseppe Zanotti' ankle boots with a layered tank dress and long necklace.
On the right, Kelly Rowland is sporting a cute pair of 'Giuseppe Zanotti' boots with a nice dress. The dress is black but the teal zig-zags bring life to it.
Also wearing a dress, Zoe Saldana is wearing a pair of simple peep toe 'Giuseppe Zanotti' pumps with a lovely, detailed cream colored dress.
Last but not least, Angela Simmons is rocking a simple black dress of a liquid -like material. She has on a unique necklace and belt structure which is designed by Giuseppe as are her wedges!
Stay Pretty everyone!