Posts Tagged ‘style’

Canvas Kicks: Part One, Converse

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

After what felt like the longest winter ever, spring is finally here. Now while it still might be a little chilly out that doesn’t mean you should wait till it’s full on summer to start steppin’ your footwear game up. Picking out the perfect warm weather kicks can be a terrifying, unforgivable process. The last thing you want to do is end up with a lame pair that won’t do you, your wardrobe, or feet any justice. Don’t stress out too much though; we’ve got you covered.

In honor of warmer and much more enjoyable days ahead, we here at DNA Footwear have put together a small list of a few brands and their canvas constructed offerings.

To kick things off right, (no pun intended) we have to stick to the classics. Few pairs say summertime fly the way Converse All-Stars and a fresh pair of Purcell’s do. Once considered top of the line “performance” shoes, today both the All-Star and Purcell have stepped off their respective courts and become staple casual footwear pieces. Now, while both builds are without a doubt older than everyone wearing them, that doesn’t mean they’re incapable of turning a few heads this summer. Continuing to improve on aesthetics, while remaining true to the brands classic roots, Converse has made sure the shoes stay relevant making use of not only an impressive and wide selection of colors, but by implementing prints like camo, paisley, pin-stripes and many more.

Shopping celebration: DNA Footwear Williamsburg 1 year Anniversary

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Due to Hurricane Sandy, please note that this event has been canceled.

Coffee shops, street music, an abundance of the best thrift stores, little boutique gems, and a gaggle of artsy residents bizarrely wearing the latest fashion trends, Williamsburg is indeed the unofficial East Coast birthplace of hipsterism, so called by Forbes.

It has already been a year since this eccentric and strangely charming neighborhood has welcomed DNA Footwear’s fifth location. The welcome is as warm as its beginnings, and as a way to thank all of you, we are inviting you for an exclusive shopping event on Tuesday, November 13th.

In collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn designer, Samantha Pleet, collaborator of the Wolverine 1000 Mile collection, DNA’s rustic-chic location will be feted with a beers & bites shopping event, complete with live music, giveaways, shoe raffles & a 20% discount on most brands!

Certainly an event that should not be missed, join DNA employees, loyal customers, and footwear representatives on this meaningful occasion.

This event is open to all, be sure to RSVP at events@dnafootwear.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

by Josi

Loving our Manolitas

Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Manolita Casual Flat Shoe - Nude Harness Cheyenne Flat Ankle Bootie - Harness Valerina Casual Flat Shoe - Red Stripes

How can we not love the Guatemalan inspired brand 2568. 2568 creates vibrant handcrafted shoes in both boot and flat styles.  Their shoes are uniquely designed with decorative textile detailing and fused with lush vivacious colors that can either be slipped on or laced up. You can add a little spice to your looks this summer by sliding into a pair of bold print Manolitas.  The Manolita comes in neutral colored leathers that allow for multi-purpose wears and is integrated with beautiful striped fabric elements that all come together to make an ultra-stylish shoe!  2568’s Valerina style is just as sweet; a style completely layered in colorful multi striped fabric. These dainty lovelies are exactly what every girl needs. If you are looking for a more urban look then the intricate detailing of the Cheyenne boot will definitely snag your attention. The harness leather paired with the stunningly stitched colorful canvas is a match made in shoe heaven! Personalize your wardrobe with matchless ingenuity that is the 2568 brand!

By Christine Suero

 

Flattering Flats

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

What woman wouldn’t want to be fashionably comfortable this summer?  Exactly, we all do! This is why we are going back to basics with creatively chic strappy flat sandals.  Whether they are gladiator inspired like our super fresh Ivory Red Cayman Hi Flat Sandal by Jeffrey Campbell or simple and trendy like Damiani’s Leopard Flat Sandal; prints or re-inventive embellishment is KEY to creating a stylish summer look.

2589S2 Flat Sandal - Leopard Ryan Flat Casual Sandal - Platinum Natural
Rival Flat Sandal - Black Suede Cayman-Hi Flat Sandal - Ivory Red

Like most of Jeffrey Campbell’s inventions, the unique take on his Black Suede Rival Flat Sandal is an artistic design we don’t often see but it truly expresses undeniable elegance.  The sandal’s black suede layer would enhance any ensemble and give you that sophisticated classy appeal we all long to have. Juicy Couture also presents another glamorous style choice with its Ryan Flat. The Platinum Ryan Flat Casual Sandal is gloriously glitzy and the platinum leather straps will have you dazzling the streets for days on end. Be expressive and showcase your distinctive flair in any of these great fashionable finds!

By Christine Suero

 

Lavish in all Things Juicy

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

From flops to low tops, Juicy Couture has all your go to summer essentials! Juicy Couture finds inspiration and embraces all things glam and all things bright. This summer you can incorporate a little sparkle with Juicy’s Figi Thong Sandal and bring chic to the beach. Its striped canvas is fresh and fun while the bedazzling rhinestone jewels are the perfect amount of bling to make any casual look shine.

Fiji Jeweled Thong Sandal - Regal Navy Green Kody Wedge Sandal - Pewter Metal Giana Wedge Sandal - Pewter Metal

If you are looking for a little more elevation, then Juicy’s sexy wedge sandals will surely grab your attention. The Kody Sandal’s creative interwoven upper is set on a 4” cork wedge and you can best showcase the richness of this pewter shade against a pair of tasteful denim shorts or a white maxi skirt. If you love the tint and design then Juicy’s Giana Wedge Sandal would be another perfect style choice! This sassy espadrille’s striking metal silhouette will knock any outfit out of the park. Browse and lavish in all things Juicy, select styles more than 50% OFF!

By Christine Suero

 

Sales To Die For

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Featuring Select Styles in Sixty Seven by Mustang and All styles by Report Signature

72286 High Heel Sandal - Vachetta Camel 72093 High Heel Sandal - Vachetta Orange 72995 Platform Sandal - Bogota Ice
72689 High Peep-Toe Wedge - Bogota Ice 72994 Platform Sandal - Vachetta Camel Sixtyseven

Feeling Corky…

Of course you are!  Be empowered and enjoy the summer in any of our Sixty Seven by Mustang platform wedges. If you are looking for a more comfortable classic look then the Vachetta Platform Sandal is just the shoe for you. The thick one strap smooth leather is adorned with two oversized gold buckles giving you the perfect amount of spunk and class. Sixty Seven by Mustang’s Platform Sandal also presents another comfort choice giving all your looks that overall delicate touch! However, if you are more of a bold fashionista then Sixty Seven Mustang’s   5” no nonsense high peep toe wedge is definitely more your stilo. These sexy nudes will have your friends and onlookers oh so jealous.  Have I mentioned yet that all these styles are now selling at 30% OFF- surely an offer you cannot resist!

For all you hardcore gals we know that Sixty Seven Mustang’s wooden heels may cater more to your strong fashion sense. The Vachetta Orange High Heel BEUTS are for those willing and ready to make a statement. The soft orange earth tone leather studded to the light wood platform gives you all the edge you’ll ever need! Its sister Vachetta Camel High Heel pair is another summer staple for sure. You can pair these natural tone pumps with cropped denim jeans for a casual night out on the town or dress them up for the ultimate seriously hot summer business look.

Sigsbee2 High Heel Open-Toe Platform - Red Bruner High Heel Platform Sandal - Black

Wood you dare to own a pair…

Like Sixty Seven by Mustang we must bring attention to all Report Signature’s styles that are also selling at 30% off! We’d like to continue or wooden heel love fest by paying homage to the mother of all woods- the Sigsbee2 High Heel Open Toe Platform. This car stopping head turning vivacious red platformed clog will have all onlookers taking double takes. Report Signature’s Bruner High Heel Platform surely does not trail far behind. You have not lived without having walked in these gotta have killer heels.

By Christine Suero

 

Shoe Brands: Seychelles

Friday, March 2nd, 2012


Leap year has us springing forward for Seychelles’ sophisticated silhouettes and nostalgic nudes. With the Investigate bow-top flats or the Case Closed suede wedges you’ll be solving New York’s latest mystery: where did that snowy Winter go?

Make way for Spring cleaning and replace grey skies with Seychelles’ Haven’t Got a Worry heels in Grey or go nude with the platform sandals in Vacchetta. Embrace the breeze and let your toes breathe.

If you’re not quite ready to let your toes out but have Good Intentions, the T-Strap wedges will keep things fun and flirty with a hatched, closed-toe  in Orange or Black leather. Accented with a four and a half inch wooden wedge and comfy cushioned footbeds these versatile sandals are just the right fit for any occasion.

Seychelles’ classic elegance offers a lavish selection to put that Spring back in your step for the changing of the seasons. With mysteries solved, no worries and good intentions march into March as a natural beauty and you’ll be sure to attract the bees.

♥ Amy K.

Designer Spotlight: NewbarK

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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What gal doesn’t heart cute shoes? Designers and sisters Maryam and Marjan Malakpour literally “heart them” for their spring NewbarK collection.

As a stylist, I’m always looking for unique shoes for photoshoots, as well as fashionable and comfortable ones for my own busy feet. So, when I came across this fairly new shoe line from fellow stylists, it made sense that these two would transition into shoe design.

NewbarK is a luxury collection of handmade shoes and handbags, originally launched in 2009 by the Malakpour sisters. Crafted in an artisan factory in Los Angeles, NewbarK shoes and handbags exemplify a streamlined yet contrasting use of materials – leather, canvas, felt, suede and virtually no hardware, making these shoes chic, simple and modern.

You’ll heart these flats: they fold neatly into a small carrying pouch for the city girl on the go. With an aesthetic of Moroccan baboush meets Englishman’s leather slippers, they’re a sophisticated and stylish alternative to ballet flats. Think of them as the grown up version of your weekend shoe.

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By Liz Teich

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Trend Alert: Pretty Punk — Botanical Beauties

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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Gawking in awe at Spring prints, New Yorkers wonder when we’ll get the chance to brighten our wardrobe with botanical beauties. We won’t be able to live with ourselves come spring if we don’t find some way to incorporate florals into our wardrobe without looking like a 16-year old teenybopper with a propensity for Lisa Frank.

You have two options when it comes to florals: you can go the feminine route with flats or flatforms or you could add some edge to balance out the dainty dresses with combat boots. When it comes to accessorizing your florals play with prints but be careful because print on print can go terribly wrong (we don’t need you coming back crying to us because you made a fashion fail).

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By: Piz

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