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Maniac Calf Hair Pump

In Shoes on December 21, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Old Hollywood glamour meets modern European sophistication in designs from Brian Atwood. After the Chicago native studied art and architecture, his modeling career took him to Europe. In pursuit of moving from the runway to the studio, Atwood was discovered by Gianni Versace and became the first American designer he hired. After time as the head designer of Versace accessories, he introduced his Brian Atwood collection in 2001 to instant critical acclaim and popular success. Every shoe in the line is crafted in Italy with attention to detail

Cost: $770
Buy It: Bergdorf Goodman

Fall Footwear

In Fashion, Shoes on August 18, 2011 at 9:51 am

Storm to the top of the style stakes in Giuseppe Zanotti’s cutout suede sandals. The label cleverly balances a super high stiletto heel with a chunky concealed platform, ensuring this gravity-defying pair stay comfortable. Keep the terracotta hue center stage by wearing them with an understated palette.

Buy It: Net-a-Porter
Cost: $850

Beau-Tieks

In Shoes on June 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

If you have been paying any attention to shoe comfort combined with fabulosity, you will have heard of the delicious world of Tieks – Designer flats you can fit in your purse (and clutch, btw) and wear all day, everyday.

My Tieks serve more than the “get to work” function – they are the beau(tiful)-Tiek answer to long days at work, the after party, the heel emergency, traveling (long or short flights), a fashionista’s Happy Feet!

The story behind Tieks is great – a family business started by former USC professor (now Tiek godess) and her graduate business school brother – yes! a guy who is as passionate about women’s shoes as we shoe-ista’s are! Tired of constantly alternating between her stupendous high heels and Havaianas to walk to and from the car park and class rooms, Dikla decided enough was enough! Through many trials and tribulations this brother and sister team created Tieks. THANK YOU! Tieks is an answer to all our high heel escapades my fellow shoe-ista fashionistas.

Buy It: Tieks
Cost: $145+

Aniston’s Ankle Cuff Stilettos

In Shoes on June 27, 2011 at 7:51 am

Jennifer Aniston steps out in a chic pair of peanut leather ankle cuff stilettos from Michael Kors as she leaves her NYC hotel on Friday morning. These hot shoes absolutely make her outfit and create a long, lean look for her legs!

Buy It: Michael Kors
Cost: $250+

The Wedge

In Shoes on May 31, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Wedges are in and hotter than ever! Wear wedges with a pop of color to add an instant update to your wardrobe or rock nude/khaki wedges to let your outfit do the talking. Either way your legs will look a mile long in this summer’s hottest shoe wear.

Try these on for size:

Paloma Barcelo Natalia suede espadrille wedges $270

Sergio Rossi Aztec Laser Cut Suede Booties $870

DVF Theia Lace-Up Rope Wedge $275

Tom’s Grey Tie Dye Denim Women’s Wedges $69

Chunky Monkey

In Shoes on April 21, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Spring shoe buzz has been largely devoted to the flatform, but there’s another style I’m eyeing. We’ve spotted Diane Kruger, Fearne Cotton, and Mary-Kate Olsen all sporting chunky heels. Thanks to strappy details, they have sexy appeal, while the thick platform caters to both our fashionable and functional selves. The thicker heels are more supportive – forget that kind of teetering that seems to go hand-in-hand with stilettos. Right now we’re loving the safari-inspired versions by Proenza Schouler and the espadrille-inspired YSL version. Check out some of my favorite styles below.

Vince Camuto CATEY Beach $110.00

Steve Madden Felicite Pumps $89.00

Bebe Leah Cork Wedge Sandals $129.00

Stepping Beauty

In Shoes on April 21, 2011 at 8:33 am

Looking to put a little prep in your step this season? Christian Louboutin’s latest Beauty Pumps will do just that for you! These conservative nude and white bow pumps made me instantly think of Charlotte from Sex in the City and I love it! Wear this super feminine style with a pencil skirt and silk blouse for a sophisticated office look.

Buy It: Net-a-Porter
Cost: $695

Obsession Item

In Shoes on April 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I am obsessed with these heels. The second I laid eyes on them, my feet ached to be in them and my fashionista alter ego started purring. These Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes are simply fabulous and footwear doesn’t get much better than this. It really doesn’t matter what outfit you are wearing with these shoes because these heels MAKE your outfit.

Buy It: Net-a-Porter
Cost: $1,375

Neutral Sandals: The Spring Must Have

In Fashion, Shoes on March 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Neutrals are back and bigger than ever this spring, along with pretty neutral sandals.

I love neutral sandals because they work both with your neutrals and with all your pretty spring dresses that you can’t quite properly match with a shoe.

The theory about neutral shoes is that they make your legs look longer by blending in with the color of your skin.

I’M IN. Check out these neutal wedges and sandals:

Steve Madden Riddgge $99.95

Aldo Orianne $100.00

Seychelles Purr Wedge Sandal $94.95

Steve Madden Turnpyke $89.95

Fitness Fashion Footwear

In Health & Fitness, Shoes on March 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Watch out Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendes is on the new fitness fashion ‘it’ girl promoting Reebok’s Easy Tone footwear. With the recent onslaught of celebrities promoting these fitness shoes (Kardashian for Sketchers, Mendes for Reebok), it leads me to believe that there must be some merit to these wonder shoes. Mendes attests to the shoes workout efficacy by saying ““We all walk throughout the day. It’s just a great way to kind of get a workout while you’re doing your basic daily errands….Once you’re wearing them, you do feel your calves working.”

Kardashian states “While I was in New York I found it impossible to find time to work out (it was hard to even find a gym, LOL) so I was looking for ways to stay in shape and Shape-ups have already really impacted my fitness routine for the better.”

Clearly these women are being paid to promote a product so of course their reviews will be glowing…but it makes me think there is something worthwhile about these fitness shoes. I guess the advertising is working. 😉

Sketchers Shape Ups
Buy It: Sketchers
Cost: $100.00+

Reebok Easy Tone
Buy It: Reebok
Cost: $59.99+