Posts Tagged ‘heels’

Spring Weddings

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Not only is May one of the most beautiful months in New York City but it also marks the beginning of the spring wedding season. We love the ease of sneakers but between beaches and gardens, churches and barns, you’re going to need a couple of sturdy and fashionable heels comfortable enough to let you dance the night away. Chosen below are a few of our favorite spring heels in pretty pastels for you to bring to the next wedding you have on your calendar!

Love is in the air!



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

Trend Report: T-Strap Heels

Monday, January 9th, 2012

t-strap heels

Thanks to Who What Wear for inspiring today’s “T-Strap Trend” post — inspiring us and our readers to add dainty details to our closet. A flashback to classic footwear, the 1920′s, and dancer’s heels.

Mind your manners ladies because the t-strap is all about being prim and proper. Celebrities and bloggers alike go from rocker chic to perfect princess just by adding a pair of t-strap stilettos to their wardrobes. Take a cue from Badgley Mischka, Pelle Moda, Ivanka Trump, and Sacha London, all of whom know a thing or two about timely footwear elegance.



By: Ashley Tschudin

Trend Alert: Bow-tiful

Monday, November 21st, 2011

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If you’re an avid ELLE Magazine reader, then you know what’s hot for December: bows. From Stella McCartney to Valentino, designers are playing with feminine detailing in clothing and accessory styles.

This holiday season, ditch the glitter and sequins and soften your look with DNA Footwear. You may have a hard edge to you, leaning towards spikes and stud,s but we all know the holidays are about tenderness and these flats and heels (politely) scream daintiness.

Pair your bow-tiful new heels or flats with a less dainty outfit, meaning skip the matching bow dress AND bow handbag AND bow earrings…you get the point. It’s not about going overboard with the bows, instead make small details matter with a pop of femininity.

{Shop The Trend}


By: Ashley Tschudin

Footwear News: Manolo Goes Green

Thursday, November 17th, 2011


It’s not too often you see a high-end designers make anything eco-friendly, but Manolo Blahnik recently announced a new eco-friendly line that is sure to please!

Manolo Blahnik recently teamed up with award winning, eco-friendly fashion designer, Marcia Patmos to create Earth-conscious sandals for spring, based on Manolo Blahnik classics.

These sandals, styles including heels and flats, are made of raffia and cork, as well as discarded Tilapia skin — all of which are considered sustainable materials. The styles available are the double-strap flat as well as a gorgeous, sophisticated open-toed pump. Both styles come in a combination of fluorescent yellow, ecru, black, and electric blue.

In discussing the collaboration, designer Marcia Patmos said, “I am always researching sustainable materials and developments. I love the idea of tilapia skin because it is a by-product of the food industry that would otherwise be discarded, but it’s actually a beautiful material perfect for small leather goods. I love bringing the idea of sustainability into the luxury market — it doesn’t have to be limited to T-shirts and grocery bags.”

These luxurious, unique sandals will be available in Manolo Blahnik stores in 2012, retailing at $895 a pair.

{Information Sources: Shoed-In & ecouterre}

By: Cindy Batchelor

Brand of the Day: Earthies 30% Off

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

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On the other side of the ‘Brand of the Day’ spectrum, differing drastically from Gee Wawa, is Earthies — on sale for 30% off beginning today, Nov. 17 and lasting until Nov. 24th.

Those of you who have heard of the brand Earth, you already know about their exceptional reputation, which carries over to Earthies, an Earth extension brand. Similar to Earth, Earthies strives to create shoes that ensure ease and comfort. The collection consists of wedges and short heels, perfect for your day-to-day go to shoes. A one-stop-shop for both style and comfort, Earthies are ideal for for those of you who are on your feet all day but aren’t exactly the sneaker type.

During the 30% off, get your perfect black wedge or heel, ideal for work or semi-dressy attire. Every woman needs a good pair of black heels in their closet and now is your chance to purchase yours!

{Shop Earthies}

Earthies also available in brown & red

What Would Carrie Do?

Monday, November 7th, 2011

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You can’t be a shoe fanatic and not feel akin to Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) — the style icon who put Manolo on the map. While we don’t advise spending a month’s rent on one pair of Manolos or Loubs, you can still pull a ‘Carrie’ with DNA Footwear.

Before you select a pair or heels, ask yourself ‘What Would Carrie Do?’ and style accordingly. The fashionable New Yorker galavants around the city in only the most coveted footwear — from Swarovski crystals to bow embellished stilettos. Rarely will you catch Carrie in flats, which is unrealistic for a New Yorker who spends her days walking, but since it’s Sex and the City we’ll overlook this inaccuracy.

{Shop Like Carrie}


By: Ashley Tschudin

Shoe of the Week: Jeffrey Campbell Ripple

Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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Stars love tasseled heels

One of our favorite summer trends is tasseled heels. Spotted on stars like Kristen Bell and Blake Lively, this off-the-runway trend has been quickly spreading over Hollywood. We love the tasseled heel, a new and creative way to add more detail to a shoe. We’re over studs, cutouts and hardware; it is now all about the retro glamor of tassels. The stand-out tasseled heel of the season is the Jeffrey Campbell Ripple high heel sandal.

At four-and-a-half inches high, the Ripple embodies style through and through. Featured in both brown and nude luxury leather, this sandal adds understated glamor to any outfit. It has a very thick heel, which allows you to be comfortable even though they are extremely high. The Ripple sandals can be paired up with a simple pair of jeans or a cute summery dress. They are casual, so you can look stylish and fabulous every day. For that fresh and vintage summer look, get on the tassel train, and go for the Jeffrey Campbell Ripple.

Jeffrey Campbell Ripple High Heel Sandal

Inspiration From The Ground Up

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

This post comes courtesy of DNA Footwear fan and shoe blogger extraordinaire Catherine! You can see Catherine (AKA Cat in Heels)’s personal shoe blog here. Want to see your writing here? Check out this post.

Getting stuck in a fashion rut is something that can be easy to do. While finding the essentials and developing a personal style is great, having predictable outfits and recycling the same look is not.

One way to break out of the rut is to use shoes as an inspiration. Buying a shoe you love that’s totally outside your regular comfort zone, or without first putting together outfits in your head, can jump-start any wardrobe.

The right shoe can also serve as a conversation piece for a simple outfit, and breathe new life into old clothes or outfits.

If you have simple taste and generally wear simple shoes, then keep it basic but push your style boundaries with an extra detail or two. Tassels or fringe on an updated loafer will go far, or you can push the envelope even further with something like the Ripple High Heel from Jeffrey Campbell.

Jeffrey Campbell Ripple

Leopard is also always an inspiration for me. There are so many variations in prints, shoe style, textures, and even color (blue leopard?). Leopard shoes can be worn again and again, and never look the same with any two outfits.

For the in-between inspiration, non-traditional shapes and heels always do it for me. And color is an absolute must. Poetic License shoes are great at adding color and creating new lines on classic styles.

Poetic Licence Backlash Mid-Heel Shoe

A good pair of fun, unique shoes can inspire me. Not necessarily to change the world, but at least to change the way I walk through the world! Give it a try yourself, and share your outfit creations with DNA Footwear on Facebook!

Trend Alert: Polka Dot Heels

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Cheryl Cole polka dot heels

You would never guess what the latest Hollywood trend is. Sported by stars like Heidi Klum, Katie Holmes and Cheryl Cole, polka-dots heels are officially in! This fun style is the perfect summer trend, as it can add some fun to a casual outfit, or bring some youth into a black tie ensemble.

Our favorite summer polka-dot heel pick: the Poetic License Apple Pie! This super-cute mid heel shoe features polka dots of various colors and sizes, creating a fun, youthful look. With heels measuring just three inches high, the Apple Pie is perfectly comfortable, and its fabric upper will keep your feet breathing in this summer heat. Polka dot heels are a perfect way to add some personality to any outfit; you can pair them with jeans and a white t-shirt or, just as easily, with a girly summer dress. Get on board with the latest Hollywood trend, and get your pair of polka-dot heels today!

Poetic License Apple Pie polka dot heels