Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

Footwear News: Karl Lagerfeld Launches Lower-priced Line, Karl

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

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The man can do no wrong — Karl Lagerfeld, the “king” of fashion, never fails to amaze us with his many styling and design talents (not to mention the 30 iPads he carries with him at all times). Lager­feld’s dif­fu­sion line, Karl, launched January 25th and is sold exclusively online at Net-a-Porter.

Alike to his own personal style, the budget collection features black and white clothing and accessories retailing from $50 for a canvas tote to aprox. $1,000 for leather pieces. As to be expected, Karl’s trademark fingerless leather gloves make an appearance as do fabulous faux colors. Among the 70-piece collection are 8 pairs of shoes, from metallic sneakers to gladiator sandals, the footwear is simple yet impressive.

We can handle the trademark Karl profile on the tees and tanks, but what about the shoes?! Walking with the support of Lagerfeld on your soles would sure put a pep in our step (we’re just sayin…it’s suggestion for the next collection).

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Daily Sale Picks

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

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Today’s Blowout Sale picks are hidden deep in the plethora of sale shoes — just in case you missed them in your search. Whether you’re in dire need of flats, boots, high heels,wedges, or moccasins, the Blowout Sale is all-encompassing (minus men’s footwear sadly). Please note, sizes are selling out fast and there is a limited supply of our best selling brands like UGG, Rachel Zoe, and Seychelles so don’t wait to shop!

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Footwear News: Converse to Launch Skate Shoes

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
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On January 18, 2012,  Nike announced that the beloved Converse corporation will launch several collections of skate shoes in Spring 2012.  As part of the Converse Skate Ambassador Collection, pro skaters Nick Trapasso, Anthony Pappalardo and Kenny Anderson will each have shoes released on February 1st, 2012 .

Partnering with the professional skaters was inevitable — Trapasso started his own company, Life Extension Skateboards, along with fellow skater Patrick Pasquale. “Trapasso’s signature shoe is called the CONS Trapasso Pro and will feature a multi-density sock liner and full memory foam collar that are designed to conform to the skater’s feet” (Yahoo). Trapasso’s Converse will be available in either suede or leather and either black and white or gray and cranberry, while Pasquale’s will be canvas or suede, available in brown and black or gray and red. Anderson’s skate shoes, the KA-ONE, will “come in black and red, red and parchment, parchment and white, black and white as well as black and parchment” (Yahoo).

With so many materials and colors to choose from, skaters are sure to do their next ollie in style (whatever an ollie is….).

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By: Ashley Tschudin

$200 DNA Shopping Spree Giveaway WINNER

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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Thank you all for entering our $200 DNA Shopping Spree Giveaway on Facebook and a huge congratulations to our winner Trysh Magcalas! If you didn’t win this time, we will be announcing another giveaway soon. The next giveaway will be one of our favorite ‘What’s in the Box‘ giveaways, which is ever-so-popular so check back here often!

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Daily Blowout Sale Picks: Women’s

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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So it’s no big deal or anything, but we’re having a BLOWOUT SALE… okay, maybe it is a big deal — so big that nearly 4,000 items are on sale. It may be time to warm your latte, turn off your cell for 2 hours, and get comfortable at your desk because you’ll be here a while (don’t forget to grab your credit card though).

While we’re only featuring 10 of our best selling sale items, nearly every brand in stock is on sale; that means styles and colors to fit any and all wardrobe needs. It may be boot season but in addition to snagging our sale boots, don’t forget to nab a sandal or two to store away for sunny days to come….it’ll be here sooner than you think (so maybe 2 months isn’t exactly SOON per-say but you catch our drift).

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Brian Atwood Spring 2012 Footwear Collection

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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Brian Atwood is a favorite among many and for good reason; the Milan-based designer with American roots, design shoes that are the epitome of style. Since 2001, Brian Atwood has poured his creativity into amazingly chic women’s shoes. His style harnesses both modernism and glamour, combined with a raw sex appeal and impeccable construction.

The spring/resort 2012 collection follows his past collections in absolute fabulosity — you can find towering platforms, color-blocking, metallics, tribal prints, polka dots, cage details, fringe, and exotic skins. Pair some of the towering platforms with flare jeans to make a statement or spice up your little black dress with some of the gorgeous fringe strappy sandals. Brian Atwood’s spring collection will bring that “je ne say quois” to any outfit, as well as bring about that extreme confidence within, which only an amazing pair of shoes can do.

 By: Cindy Batchelor

Sources: The Zoe Report & Brian Atwood
Edited 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

Mark Fast, J.W. Anderson, Preen and Libertine Collaborate with Selfridges

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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On  Thursday Jan. 19, Mark Fast, J.W. Anderson, Preen and Libertine announced their collaborations with Selfridges for ALDO Rise collections. The London Fashion Week foursome were tapped  to put together their own ranges to sell in Selfridges’ Shoe Galleries in London with an exclusive pre-launch on Jan. 18th.

Purchasing the collection shows support ALDO Rise, ”a fashion week collaboration program, launched by ALDO to help increase awareness of upcoming designers and offer them support through their retail network and designer contacts”  (OK!). As shown above, Mark Fast’s collection was inspired by “tribal and metallic glam” , featuring cut-out details, and retailing at £125. If the other three collaborative collections are as “spring chic” as Fast’s we’re sure you’ll support ALDO Rise as avidly as we do.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Eco-Friendly Footwear: OKA b. Shoes Launches Ballet Flats

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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The brand you already adore for their quality flip flops, OKA b., recently launched a ballet flat collection. A leading U.S. manufacturer of eco-chic and recyclable footwear, OKA b.’s sleek and slim fitting ballet flats are designed with their signature craftsmanship and recyclable materials. Not only are the flats eco-friendly, but they are also bacteria resistant, non-slip, durable, and washable, meaning you can say good-bye to stinky flats forever!

Available in ten styles and colors, the release of this collection is sure to impress customers who have continuously requested their launch.  “For years our clients have asked us to create a closed-toe shoe to wear in the spring and fall,” says OKA b. Vice President, Kelly Schmidt. “We looked at several possibilities and chose the ballet flat because of its sleekness and versatility while being able to maintain our consumer-friendly price points.”

While we currently do not have the flats in stock, they are available online and in the meantime you can continue to shop their eco-chic flip flops at DNA.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Sole Mates

Friday, January 20th, 2012

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Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. For all of you coupled up (*gag*), remember that a couple that shops together stays together.

Whether you’re having a  snowball fight, rocking out at a concert, enjoying a dinner for two, or making googly eyes at a gala, we’ve got shoes to fit your Valentine’s date needs. While we aren’t huge advocates of being matchy-matchy, if any day is the day to be cliche Valentine’s Day is it! So ladies, convince your men to care about style for one day for the sake of Cupid and all things pink and red.

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By: Ashley Tschudin