Mail Bombs: Solange Knowles’s Northside Festival Emanuel Ungaro Grey Knee High Cutout ‘Bandage’ Boots, Beyonce’s Instagram Alexander McQueen Lace Up Cut Out Cream Spring 2011 Booties, Naya Rivera’s Italy Zimmermann Floral Frill Bikini

Happy Friday!
It’s the end of a roller coaster week, and all I can say is: TGIF!! Update on my purse (for those who care): it’s still missing. But cards have been canceled, and I had insurance for my phone and Ipad, so it has turned out to be merely an expensive yet inconvenient problem. Everything’s replaceable, and I’m blessed. From now on, I’m only wearing cross body bags (LOL). But in the meantime, we’ve got some Mail Bombs to solve.
Digging right on in…!
First up, Brittany says, “I am so in looovvve with Solange’s grey leather bandage boots/pumps.”

solange northside festival emmanuel ungaro bandage cut out boots 2008 Solange+Knowles+Northside+Festival+Day+4+3UT2F-PAUuWx
“…Could you please tell me who makes them and where I can find them. Love this site. Thanks in advance for your help!”

Yup! According to Music Fashion Land, Solange busted a move in Emanuel Ungaro’s Knee-High Cutout Boots from his Fall 2008 Collection:
solange knowles northside festival bandage Emanuel-Ungaro-AW-2008-Limited-Edition-Cutout-Peep-Toe-Boots-2
Since we’re coming up on Fall 2013, her boots are no longer available, but you can get a similar look with these options:

In another Knowles Bomb, Tay writes, “Where did Beyonce get the shoes she recently posted on Instagram?”
Beyonce's Instagram Alexander McQueen Lace Up Cut Out Cream Spring 2011 Booties
I searched….the closest approximation I could find were these Spring 2011 Alexander McQueen cut out lace ups:
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Beyonce’s heels don’t look quite as ornate as the ones above, but her pic is blurry! And we all know she has a thing for Alexander McQueen.
At any rate, her shoes are sold out. See what on tap for McQueen this season here.

Lisa was also on Instagram when she spied this pic of Naya Rivera, and wrote, “Where did she get it?”

naya rivera yacht italy zimmerman bikini floral ruffled
Naya reclined and sipped champy in a $175 Zimmermann Floral Frill Underwire Bra and $75 Floral Tie Side bottom.
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Naya Rivera's Italy Zimmermann Floral Frill Bikini tie side bottom
Get her bikini top here and her bottom here.

Another IG MB! Melody says, “ I saw this skirt on IG that this girl had.”
jai_nice instagram blue mermaid skirt
“… Can you please give me possible stores where I can get a similar item. I would like to wear it on my upcoming birthday. Thank you!!!”

Sigh. As many times as I say we only find current celebrity looks, we still get the random queries. I guess when it’s pretty easy to find, I’ll demure. The girl in question, Jai_Nice, is actually an Instagram celeb in her own right with 278,000 followers. She has a store called, where I assumed the skirt was from, though I couldn’t find it there.
UrbanOg has this blue mermaid option for $22:
urban og mermaid skirt
If you don’t mind a bit of mesh, Jolie Styles has this paneled piece in an assortment of colors (including royal blue) for $35.
black mermaid skirt
And this Ebay seller is offering this alternative in sizes S-L for $30:
Ebay mermaid skirt
I’m not 100% familiar with the merchants above, so use your discretion, especially when buying off of Ebay. With that said, hope one of them works out!

Gigi types, “Hi, I have been looking high and low for some camo pants and to me its the hardest thing to find for a petite woman. These pants that Karrueche has on are nice…”
karrueche tran camo pants
“They don’t like like pants more like sweats or something but I can’t find them on Karma loop. Can you help me find these are something similar?”
I found a few camo options at and elsewhere. Get the look below:

In a wardrobe query, Robin writes, “Can you guys point me in the right direction for a white leather dress? I’m going to a white party August 10th at a country club and I would love to rock a white leather dress. My budget is between $150-175. Can you help? Thanks a bunch!”
Leather is usually quite expensive, so we found you some options for under $300–hopefully your budget can stretch a bit!
Intermix has this Bailey 44 white leather mixed dress for $288:
bailey 44 exclusive for intermix white leather mixed media dress
This Erin Fetherston number has a pleated number and a vegan leather bodice. Get it on sale for $225 here.
erin fetherston leather dress vegan
And if you really want to save, ASOS has this Lipsy Leather Look dress for $68:
lipsy leather look dress
Hope it works!
I have to get to today’s Bombshell and a few other, so will end with a few unsolved mysteries!
Elyse says, “ Can you tell me the designer Keyshia Cole had on please. I saw her at the Essence festival this year.”

keyshia cole essence music festival gray yellow look
Togo writes, ” So I was watching the music video called Adios from the artist group Migos and couldn’t find out where one of their members got there BLUE & GREEN jacket.”
migos adios video

Lastly, Ashley types, “ I was wondering if you could find the dress Amber is wearing in some of her latest Instagram posts. It would mean a lot. Thanks!!”
amber rose colorful kaftan

Her look is indeed super cute. Couldn’t find it, but hopefully one you sleuths can.
Stay tuned for more fabulous fashion.
And have great weekends, ya’ hear?


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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