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Thu 03.10
The Shoes of the Season

The Shoes of the Season: Gucci Leather Platform Pumps

It’s the end of Fashion Month, and after weeks of the mad dash between shows, shoots, and everything else in between, I’m still reaching for my Gucci platform pumps. If that’s not an endorsement for comfortable heels, I don’t know what is. They’re shockingly easy to walk in (just stay away from NYC’s Meatpacking District and most Parisian streets, aka the locations of pretty much every show I went to), and with the wide variety of color and hardware options, are even easier to incorporate into your wardrobe.

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The Shoes of the Season
The Shoes of the Season
The Shoes of the Season
Tue 03.08
Manolo Blahnik x Rihanna Denim Desserts Collection

Manolo Blahnik x Rihanna Denim Desserts Collection: Save Room for Dessert

Every now and then, a collaboration that sounds almost too good to be true comes around. So goes the news of the union between possibly the most classic shoe designer of all time and the most stylish (and rebellious) pop star of our time: Manolo Blahnik x Rihanna. Their Denim Desserts collection consists of six styles featuring artisan-stitched embroidery inspired by Rihanna’s henna hand tattoos, as well as sequins and, of course, plenty of sex appeal.

Wed 02.10
Top 10 Strapped-Up Sandals

Top 10 Strapped-Up Sandals: When in Doubt, Choose Bondage

There’s a time to wear what’s demure, and then there’s a time for bondage. When in doubt, you know which way to go with shoes. Always pick the hot pair! Even if you have no desire to get tied up in the bedroom, your feet will benefit from some naughty fun. These are my top 10 bondage-inspired sandals, guaranteed to keep life interesting…

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Top 10 Strapped-Up Sandals
Top 10 Strapped-Up Sandals
Top 10 Strapped-Up Sandals
Wed 11.04
Top Fur Shoes

Top Fur Shoes: I’m Fur Real

My sentiments for fur shoes differ greatly from fur bags. Think about it: Your wallet doesn’t get cold – but your feet do. That’s why fur shoes are a big SNOB for me.

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Top Fur Shoes
Top Fur Shoes
Top Fur Shoes
Top Fur Shoes
Mon 10.19
Top Shoe and Jeans-to-Cuff Pairings

The Right Cuff: Top Shoe and Jeans-to-Cuff Pairings

We’re all concerned about how to cuff, which we should be, but really it’s about which cuff goes with which shoe. You want to cuff your jeans so you can showcase your shoes but make sure you’ve got the right cuff. There’s an art to it. Just look at this array of recently cuffed celebs.

Fri 09.18
Modern Mules

Modern Mules: The Height of Fashion

If there’s one shoe of the season that I’m living for, it’s the platform mule. I wore them pretty much every day in the ’90s in a variety of colors and styles; a certain pair in particular was the standout, though – Ferragamos that I kept until they literally fell apart on the streets of NYC.

Tue 09.01
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Clunky ’90s Mary Janes Make a Comeback: Back to Schoolgirl

Though it’s been the ‘70s show in fashion lately, definite shades of ‘90s cool have infiltrated – and no trend from that decade appeals to my sartorial sensibilities more than the chunky Mary Jane. Courtney Love’s baby doll look may not be hot right now, but these shoes most certainly are. Today’s version is sleeker than its predecessor, suggesting a higher sense of sophistication (grunge, these are not).

Fri 08.07
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Top 10 Black Tie Shoes: Bow Down to the Bow

I’ve always said that ankle straps are like seat belts for your feet (and we could certainly use those – safety first!), but with these shoes, designers are taking that functional feature and tying it up in a pretty bow.

Fri 07.31
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Top 5 Chic, Comfortable Shoes: Body and Sole

Last week I covered artistic heels that have zero regard to comfort. Well, it’s Friday now, and I’m past the point in the week when I’m going out of my way to impress people! It’s time to find the best of both worlds.