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SHOE PORN: FALL’S FABULOUS FOOTWEAR

3 Sep

Fall's Fabulous Footwear

Brace yourself fashionistas, summer has sizzled away and fall has fallen upon us. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely looking forward to the new season. No offense to summer but there’s something about fall that just makes me feel all warm and fashionable inside. So without further delay let’s take a look at this season’s fabulous footwear, or what I like to call SHOE PORN!

PEEK-A-BOOTS

Peep toe aren’t just for heels anymore. Normally referred to as sandal boots, these daring darlings are a chic alternative to the basic boot and were spotted on the runways of Phillip Lim, Jason Wu and many others. Wear them to the office or a night on the town, with tights for the winter, or without for fall. Rain, sleet, or snow these peek-a-boots will withstand the weather and give you a real reason to show off your fall colored pedicure.

Jimmy Choo Drift Suede Booties

Jimmy Choo Drift Suede Booties

3.1 Phillip Lim Sandal Boot Fall 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim Sandal Boot Fall 2013

Kenzo Fall 2013

Kenzo Fall 2013

LADYLIKE LACE-UPS 

Sugar and spice and everything nice! It was all about lace ups on the fall runways, a foreshadowing of the season to come. Lace up boots and heels will be on the feet of every woman because it offers two things: class and sass. And what lady could live without that?

Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2013

Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2013

Gucci Fall 2013

Gucci Fall 2013.

Nicholas Kirkwood Fall 2013

Nicholas Kirkwood Fall 2013

PRINTED POINTY PUMPS

Printed Pointy Pumps, say that 3 times fast! Prints have proven to withstand the test of time and pointy pumps are a constant favorite, so it’s no wonder that the 3 have merged. From the classic leopard to the fun floral and the newly favorite plaid, prints will always be a signature staple that will never go out of style.

Roberto Cavalli Fall 2013

Roberto Cavalli Fall 2013

Alice & Olivia "Stacey"  Fall 2013

Alice + Olivia “Stacey” Fall 2013

Alice + Olivia Fall 2013.

Alice + Olivia Fall 2013.

IVY LEAGUE LOAFERS

Class is definitely in session and only the stylish will make the honor roll. But seriously, who knew schoolgirl chic would become a fashion statement?! If we learned anything from the runways of Tommy Hilfiger and Chanel it’s that loafers and heels with tassels and wingtips are going to rule the sidewalks. Finally, all the episodes of watching and studying the wardrobe of Gossip Girl have finally paid off!

Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2013

Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2013

Antonio Marras Fall 2013

Antonio Marras Fall 2013

Chanel Fall 2013

Chanel Fall 2013

THE BOLD, THE BADDEST, AND THE BOOTIFUL

Not a fan of the Ivy League Prep? Then perhaps the street chic shoes seen on the runways of Saint Laurent ParisVersace and Prabal Gurung will satisfy your inner bad girl. From over the knee boots to booties, edginess reigns supreme with details like spikes, studs, chains, and buckles. Pair them with leather pants or a little black dress and you are sure to turn heads!

Saint Laurent Paris Fall 2013

Saint Laurent Paris Fall 2013

Versace Fall 2013

Versace Fall 2013

Prabal Gurung Fall 2013

Prabal Gurung Fall 2013

Now you see why I love fall? I’ll take a sexy pair of boots over a flip flop any day! And now that the weather permits, I can!

Are you as excited about fall and all it’s many offerings as I am?

Is this year’s fall footwear a MESS or a YES?

FASHION NEWS: SARAH JESSICA PARKER + MANOLO BLAHNIK = BEST COLLABORATION EVER!

8 Jun

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Carrie Bradshaw is back and she’s here to stay!  Sarah Jessica Parker is teaming up with Manolo Blahnik.Yes those Manolos! The same shoes that became a constant staple and instant fashion hit for six seasons on ‘Sex and the City’. The actress and the CEO of Manolo Blahnik, George Malkemuso are creating a line of bags, shoes, and trenches. During an interview with VOGUE, Parker announced the news saying,  “In a silly way, I think it’s what people have expected of me most because of Carrie Bradshaw.”

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So what can fans and fashionistas expect from the new line, aptly titled ‘SJP’? Well, for starters the line will run exclusively at Nordstrom early next year. The line will feature pumps and flats which will run between $200 and $300. “Because I got to play that role, I wore a lot of shoes,” Parker said. “And by  default I learned an enormous amount. It’s hard to walk away from that.”

Carrie Bradshaw!

Carrie Bradshaw!

Bags and trenches are also part of the fashionable menu.  “We’re putting new colors together that people don’t typically do, just  beautiful combinations that you wish existed in your closet.”  Don’t be surprised if your bag has a vintage feel to them, Parker is getting inspiration from “the period of the seventies into the  eighties”.

Foreshadowing of whats to come? SJP holding the famous Manolo Blahnik, from the SATC movie, at a Fashion's Night Out event in 2011.

Foreshadowing of whats to come? SJP holding the famous Manolo Blahnik, from the SATC movie, at a Fashion’s Night Out event in 2011.

So, SJP is bringing Carrie back! Some call this irony, I call it fashion fate! 2014 is looking better than ever!

Are you as excited to hear this as I am?  Will the SJP Collection be a MESS or a YES?

MODEL MOMENT: RITA ORA STUNS IN ELLE

17 Apr

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RITA ORA, the British, RocNation songstress stuns in Chanel Haute Couture on the cover of the May  ‘WOMEN IN MUSIC’ issue for ELLE magazine. I am not familiar with Miss Ora’s music. but I am definitely familiar with her fashion choices. She appears countless times on fashion sites, often getting criticized for her London style, however this couture spread may silence a lot of doubters.

"Tulle, organza, and feather dress, leather gloves, over-the-knee boots, all, Chanel Haute Couture".

Chanel Haute Couture from head-to-toe.

Embroidered tulle bustier dress, and gloves, all, Dior Haute Couture. Lycra-tubing beanie, Philip Treacy.

Embroidered tulle bustier dress, and gloves, all, Dior Haute Couture. Lycra-tubing beanie, Philip Treacy.

Valentino Haute Couture

Valentino Haute Couture

Headpiece by Philip Treacy

Headpiece by Philip Treacy

Consider me silenced.

What are your thoughts on Rita Ora’s Elle spread? Is it a YES or a MESS?

Photo Credit: Thomas Whiteside

source: ELLE.com  

SHOE PORN: WHITE PUMPS

5 Mar
A MUSTHAVE for Spring 2013! Can you say WHITE HOT!

A MUST HAVE for Spring 2013! Can you say WHITE HOT!

Recently, I’ve noticed more and more celebs are wearing white pumps, and I gotta say I love it! White pumps are no longer for Easter Sunday service anymore, they can be worn with just about anything. It’s the perfect pop of color to spruce up any look. So why are many people skeptical of this on going trend? I’ve been on many fashion sites and lately I’ve noticed that whenever a white shoe is shown on someone the comments are always negative. Even when I ask random women about white pumps they cringe at the thought of wearing them. I’m so sick of hearing the phrase “I would wear those if they wear black”, or “I just can’t get with wearing white shoes”.

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Ladies, can you honestly look at this picture and say that white shoes just “don’t go with this outfit”. Ignore the fact that it’s Kim Kardashian (for all the KK haters out there) and judge the outfit. Is this not chic?

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Stop being afraid to step outside of the box. There is nothing that a black pump can do to an outfit that a white pump can’t.  Black is safe. Of course if a particular shoe came in black you would wear it. You probably already have it.

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Fashion is all about fun and being able to take a risk. Don’t overlook the next white stiletto you see, you’ll be surprised at how many ways you can style it.

What do you think of the white shoe trend? Is it a MESS or a YES?

FASHION NEWS: Tory Burch Enters the Billionaires Club

4 Jan

Tory Burch is a billionaire. Yes billionaire with a ‘B’, and if that’s not a great way to start the year off I don’t know what is.  Although I am not a fan of her designs, I am a fan of her work ethic, and how well she runs her empire. And clearly she runs it very, very well. From starting her company in her kitchen (talk about humble beginnings)  to joining the 2013 Forbes World’s Billionaires list in March, she has made a good use of the last decade. Hearing this news was definitely motivational for me, I admire people who beat the odds, especially women, it gives me hope and inspires me to push forward with my dreams.  To go from starting a fashion label out of your home in 2004, to now being the second youngest self-made billionaire in America proves that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

Congratulations Ms. Burch I hope your empire continues to blossom!

 

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