Gio Diev Black Leather Cuff Booties — As Seen On Rosario Dawson
While at the Axe Lounge in South Hampton, New York, over the Fourth of July weekend, Lower East Side babe Rosario Dawson sported a fitted, black chiffon dress with a white star print befitting the holiday’s patriotic overtones and long, ballooning, semi-sheer sleeves. To match her playfully cheeky frock, Dawson wore the amazing Gio Diev “Nara” booties pictured above, a shoe design so modern and architectural it feels like a nod to the Guggenheim Museum’s famed rotunda, thanks to curved ridges, onion peel-like ridges along the vamp, or a tribute to the tent-shaped Khan Shatyr structure in Astana, Kazakhstan, with its translucent ETFE exterior panels thanks to the mirrored treatment given to these leather strips.
These architectural references are no coincidence — when launching the Gio Diev footwear brand, founder Gio Metodiev (a former public relations expert who once handled American press for Dolce & Gabbana) hoped to create shoes that were elegant and well-crafted (all of his pieces are handmade in Northern Italy by a team of artisans) but which would boast intrepid, thrill-seeking, provocative silhouettes executed with surgeon-like precision.
Part of the Gio Diev debut Fall/Winter 2011 collection, the Nara black leather booties feature a thick cuff detail at the ankle for a slight dominatrix kick, a pointed toe, a built-in platform for added heft and toughness, a futuristic mirrored silver leather detailing along the back, and a silver blade heel.
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