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Fashion meets Function: Rainy days, bring it on!

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

It seems that this week’s damp days would never leave the city, right? Since rain boots are always on trend, this season it is no exception to venture in the city with style, and we bet you’ll even find yourself cheering up the dreary rainy days. So, if you are looking for the best pair, here is a guide to four of the hottest rain boot brands this fall.

1. Floral Patterns & Prints for under $100
With these head-turning Kamik and Dav rain boots, we have your feet covered from the wet weather. They’ve got fall’s trendiest prints and patterns from snake skin, leopard and floral to tweed and houndsooth. Kamik and its fun graphic prints will instantly bring you back to your childhood when you used to jump in every puddle…this time with style (of course!). Known as a must-have rain boot for celebs, Dav keeps your inner trendsetter satisfied. Wearing a pair could possibly make you win a place in the “who wears it best” section of your favorite fashion magazine!

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2. Legendary Hunter
Hunter is most definitely a well-established classic in the world of wellies or rain boots. Whether you’re stuck in a downpour or a drizzle, this year-round closet staple will certainly help you make a stylish splash. With their very tall height and sleek rubber, they look endlessly chic when paired with a flowy dress and a fall cardigan. In a Hunter rain boot, you’ll find yourself joining the rank of stylish clientele like Miss Kate Moss, Kelly Osbourne, Lily Allen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stella McCartney, Edith Bowman, Cat Deeley, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.


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3. Aigle Design and Craftmanship
Aigle  (Eagle pronounced “Eh-gleu”) a chic and functional rain boot, makes a grand entrée in DNA Footwear stores. Equestrian aesthetic, uncompromising quality combined with craftsmanship, these handmade French rain boots take the rainy day style to another level. The luxuriously inclined modern lady will recognize the high quality material and timeless style of Aigle. We promise that you’ll never dread another inclement weather again!

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by Josi


Footwear News: Halle Berry Launches Shoe Collection

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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Apparently having a shoe collection is the new “IT” thing to do; it feels like every day we report that some celebrity or reality star wants an in with the fashion industry.  One such celebrity is Halle Berry, who is quickly becoming a woman of all trades. The actress slash Revlon spokeswoman teamed up with popular German retailer Deichmann Shoes to create her own line:  ’5th Avenue by Halle Berry’ collection.

Fitting for women her age (we mean that in the kindest way possible), the collection features fairly low heels and wedges, mixing comfort and style for the modern mom. Boasting 40 limited edition shoes, Berry is proud of the new baby in her life, her shoe line. In discussing her new endeavor she said,

“Shoes are a statement. They can be very sexy; they can say something about where you are in the day; they can say what your mood is; they give you a chance to accessorize. And I’m a girl that loves to change my shoes all the time. It’s an expression of who you are really. I’m a girl if I find a shoe that I really like I like to get them in all colours. I’m big on that.”

With the reasonable starting price of £29.99, budget savvy mothers are eagerly awaiting the UK launch in March.

By: Ashley Tschudin

Sundance & Social Media Sorel Style

Friday, January 27th, 2012


Sundance & Social Media Sorel Style

“Now through January 29, consumers have a chance to score customized lace plate boot accessories and a pair of Sorels, compete in a Polyvore Style Challenge, and get real-time updates from the festival” (Yahoo). Bringing the Sundance excitement to their Facebook fans,  Sorel is giving users the exclusive opportunity to create custom lace plates using their ‘Decked Out. Laced Up.’ Facebook tab. As it they weren’t active enough in their social media endeavors, Sorel recently launched a Polyvore style challenge; “through SOREL’s Polyvore Facebook Tab, the boot brand asks consumers to create looks from a closet curated in collaboration with Alex Frank, style editor of The FADER, a music, culture and style publication. The top 10 consumer-created looks will win a pair of SOREL boots and one winner will receive boots plus a $300 gift card to shop the look” (Yahoo).

Don’t let the celebs get all the Sorel star treatment, shop Sorel!

Source: Yahoo

By: Ashley Tschudin


Designer(s) Spotlight: Vivienne Westwood + Melissa

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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What do you get when you mix quirky British style with eco-friendly Brazilian shoes? Possibly the most interesting and unique collaboration in footwear history!

“The Queen of Punk Fashion”, Vivienne Westwood, has for decades been known for making “punk” mainstream. She has come a long way from being known as the designer who famously create killer shoes that caused supermodel Naomi Campbell to stumble on the runway almost two decades ago. You may know Westwood as the over-the-top couture designer of Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding gown in Sex & The City but now she’s working with shoe manufacturer, Melissa, to design funky, yet wearable shoes.

Melissa’s shoes are cruelty-free and are all made from synthetic materials like plastic and nylon, meaning there is no guilt accompanying wearing leather or suede. Celebrities like Melissa Auf der Mar go crazy for Melissa’s eco-friendly footwear (you should have seen her when I styled her in them!).

This season, the “Queen of Punk Fashion”  joins forces with eco-chic Melissa’s shoes to create retro styles, similar to what strutted down the runways of designers like Prada, but more wearable and affordable.

No ones stumbling down the runway or the sidewalk in these killer heels!

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By Liz Teich

Edited by Ashley Tschudin

Golden Globes 2012 Footwear Roundup

Monday, January 16th, 2012

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“The biggest stars of film and television descended upon the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 15 for Hollywood’s “biggest party” and for the announcement of this year’s 69th annual Golden Globes” (Hollywood Reporter). Television and film icons dripping in jewels, gowns, and tuxes proudly walked the red carpet as cameras flashed and fans gawked in awe from their living rooms.

Like many formal award ceremonies, the floor-length gowns often hide our favorite part: the shoes. Those who showed us some leg, provided us a peek at their sky-high stilettos — black, tan, metallic, black, some more tan, then a hint of metallic. Unlike the MTV awards or the Grammys, most played it cool with sopistocated simple pumps, none adventuring outside of the neutral palette. All in all, a ho-hum year for shoes, leaving us hoping for more.

By: Ashley Tschudin

Men’s Style: As Seen On….Californication

Friday, January 13th, 2012

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For those who may not know, Hank Moody is the main character of the show Californication and is the smoothest ladies man currently on television.  So what’s Hanks story?

Occupation: Writer

Signature look: Black T Shirt and dark denim jeans paired with a sport jacket (Dressed Up) up or a leather jacket (Casual) and of course his signature sunglasses and Blundstone boots.

The Hank Moody look is easily achievable with the help of Blundstone, but whether or not it’ll improve your robot-like approach to women is whole other story.

By: Styleopedia

Footwear News: Kim Kardashian Designs Shoes for the Duchess of Cambridge

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

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Not only does Kim Kardashian run the reality TV world, but also has her hand in on online shoe retailer ShoeDazzle. In honor of her love of shoes and the letter K, Kim decided to pay tribute to Kate Middleton. Why not? They both are tabloid icons, got married to famous men last year, and their names start with the letter K — it was only right.

Turning Middleton’s 30th birthday into a chance to exploit more money out of fans, Kim “designed” a shoe named ‘The Duchess’ in honor of Middleton, “because every woman should feel like a princess every day”. Available on ShoeDazzle for £39.95, the black quilted faux-leather high heel  features  “classic quilting and [a] graceful silhouette channel[ing] the Duchess’s classic style.”

You can exaggerate it all you want Kim, but that shoe is still a plain black pump and is still NOT worth that price…no matter whose name you attach to it. Nice try though.

Photography Source: My Daily UK

By: Ashley Tschudin

The Great Shoe Debate: Children’s High Heels

Monday, January 9th, 2012

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 Many mothers and health experts ask, “how young is too young to wear high heels?”, while others like Katie Holmes Cruise find it appropriate. In a day and age where children grow up too quickly, the great debate over kid’s high heels heats up. Women wear high heels for the form enhancing features but what reason do little girls have?

Holmes defends her decision saying, “like every little girl, she loves my high heels. They are actually ballroom dancing shoes for kids. I found them for her and she loves them”. Not only does she love them but they make great press for a celebrity family — by age 5 Suri is already a style icon.

Moderation is key in this debate, which Holmes understands by allowing her daughter to wear them “on special occasions”… for god sakes she’s not wearing them to the park!

You decide: Cute or Creepy?

{Inspired by OK!}

By: Ashley Tschudin

When Bad Shoes Happen to Good People

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

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This is a classic case of ‘When Bad Shoes Happen to Good People’ and the celebrities are the culprits.

No matter how much money you have, bad fashion can still plague you. Even the fashion icon, Sarah Jessica Parker has a few misses here and there! It’s no surprise that Heidi Montag made this list, neither is it a shocker that Lady Gaga gets the fashion police called on her. Some celebrities go out of their way to be a fashion don’t, while others just have drunk stylists.

This is a call to action for shoe lovers everywhere to stop this bad shoe epidemic. We must end our fear of bad shoes and stand up to the unfashionable! Don’t let bad shoes happen to good people!

By: Ashley Tschudin

Adrienne Maloof — Reality Star Turned Shoe Designer

Monday, December 26th, 2011

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Okay, you caught me! I am a reality tv junkie, sickly obsessed with “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. In fact, I spent most of my Christmas watching a marathon in which I fell for Adrienne Maloof’s recently launched shoe collection (see something positive does come out of it!).

Reality star, mother of three, business woman, and loving wife –many wonder how Adrienne Maloof found time to launch a footwear collection. “Renowned for her diplomatic sense of business, Adrienne received her first lessons in business from her father, entrepreneur George J. Maloof, Sr. The Maloof family philosophy — working hard, giving back, and taking care of employees.” This business sense is what drives Maloof to the utmost success in all her endeavors, including design.

 The Adrienne Maloof shoe line for Charles Jourdan 2011 debuted in the beginning of December, first launching at Macys. Pulling directly from her personal (excessively huge) wardrobe, Maloof and the Jourdan team pieced together the bits and baubles of the perfect footwear collection. Partnering with charity organization Step Up, Maloof held a charity fashion show first debuting her collection on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. Today, the collection is available at Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Belk, specialty boutiques, Maloof’s website, and Isaay  

“May you find inspiration in the big picture, but may you find love in the details.”

By: Ashley Tschudin