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Mon 03.25

Metal Shoes: Get Your Shine On

Bored of studs but still want heavy metal hardware? You’re not alone. From flats to heels we’re putting the metal to the pedal with metal plates and accents on shoes that could easily double as weapons (used only in self-defense, of course). Whether they’re tall or small, these shoes turn heads by being a step […]

Fri 03.08

Valentino Fall 2013 Collection: Let’s Go Dutch

For Valentino, Fall 2013 is fueled by contrasts. In an interview after the show, the unstoppable duo of Maria Grazia and PierPaolo told me they had wanted to explore limitations for women. It’s ironic because the collection felt, in many ways, utterly limitless. They gazed into the concept of that austerity and sensuality coexisting and […]

Thu 03.07

Camilla Belle’s Fresh Flowers: Her look for less

Floral dresses are always all the rage for spring, and Camilla Belle wore a to-die-for RED Valentino floral number while attending Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show. This dress has colorful strips and flowers with ruching and a tailored waist for an ultra fem look. It is $895 at Shopbop but you can get this look for less […]

Wed 02.13

Street Style: New York Fashion Week

Yes, we’re all here for what’s on the runway, but seeing what’s off the catwalk can be just as delightful (at times dreadful). Outside the tents is more of a circus, but it’s one that I’d happily go to anytime for the pure entertainment value. Prada was prowling the streets yesterday, proving that you don’t […]

Fri 02.08

Valentino Lucite Wedges: Crystal Clear

Against all odds, lucite shoes are becoming a trend to reckon with. My favorites are Valentino (decked out with glam crystal rockstuds!). They’re like Cinderella slippers if she had gone to the club, instead of to the ball. I hate single soled shoes, but wedges make them much easier to maneuver around in. Rich, red […]

Fri 02.01

PVC Accessories: I Can See Clearly Now

…that transparent PVC should have a much bigger space in our closets. Think about it – clear matching everything. I don’t know why we don’t see more of it! I guess the challenge in fashion is to make sure it doesn’t look cheap, but these pieces are more than up for that test. Whether you […]

Wed 01.30

Jennifer Lopez x Valentino Cavallino Clutch

J. Lo looks surprisingly demure in all white (it’s even on her nails!) as she made her way to lunch in Beverly Hills. But of course, her accessories were as wildly chic as ever with matching leopard print on her bag and heels. Valentino‘s Fall/Winter 2012 Cavallino clutch was just the perfect choice for the […]

Mon 01.28

The SAG Awards: And the Bag Award Goes to…

At last night’s SAG Awards, Naomi Watts was sheer perfection with barely there makeup and a bold red lip. Her old world glam Marchesa gown and elegant Ferragamo clutch made her into a modern screen goddess. And I was so happy that Jessica Chastain went back to McQueen. Her gold-embroidered Oscars gown last year was such a standout, and […]

Mon 01.28

Top 5 Pointy Shoes: Pointer Sisters

Manolo never left them behind, but pointy shoes are making a big comeback. They’re a staple now really, with rounded toes starting to look out of place and outdated even. One of my favorite things about pointed toes is that their edgy, modern aesthetic allows for a shorter heel without looking overly sensible. The sharp […]