Although the label Bionda Castana was established in 2007, I have only come to know their collection in the recent years. The founders, Natalia Barbieri and Jennifer Portman are both half Italian, but were born and raised in London where they are based. 

Bionda Castana, which means Blonde Brunette in English is symbolic of their harmonious opposition as a design duo. Their aesthetic consists of feminine shapes with harder detailing such as studs, eyelets, and buckles. These days you may find a larger range of shapes with printed silks, bows, scalloped edges, and sheer panels. Stylish ladies like Kate Moss, Chloe Sevigny, Alexa Chung, and Rihanna are just a few of the many fashionable types out there who strut the streets in the collection. The styles I have pictured here are my selection of favorites from their current season. The shapes have such versatility and can be styled many ways. I would wear the pairs with the lower heel during most occasions.


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