Photos of the spring 2011 shoe collection from Beyonce’s House of Dereon have hit the web. And I’m completely underwhelmed because all these styles look really familiar. Similar incarnations of that gladiator sandal, for instance, made their debut two summers ago and were extremely popular this past summer. And the black and white sandal and the white studded sandal look like shoes anyone could buy from Target or Payless. There isn’t anything wrong with shopping at Target and Payless, mind you, but isn’t Beyonce trying to establish House of Dereon as a brand ahead of the curve? That is the goal of most designers, isn’t it — to start the trends, not copy them? So, you know my opinion now, but would you wear shoes from the House of Dereon spring collection? [Essence] Keep reading »
As much as Facebook, Twitter, and the internet are a part of our lives, they remain a weirdly invisible part. If you’re a die-hard Facebook fan, you should check out Gerry Mckay’s Adidas shoes design, which puts the Facebook brand front and center in your wardrobe (well, more like front and down … on your feet). Anyhoo. The designer’s concept is only a creative idea—these kicks aren’t actually available anywhere yet. But we’d bet that with the viral action he’s getting with these images, tech companies and Adidas are bound to notice, and possibly think it’s a good idea. Check out McKay’s Twitter shoe mock-up, after the jump! [Gawker] Keep reading »
Lord help us, Tevas are re-populating. Behold the $330 Teva stilettos, made in collaboration with the shoe designer Grey Ant. Could any footwear be more unnecessary — or overpriced? [Or grotesque? — Editor] Sadly, I can see my hippie sister wearing these to a “formal” event. [The Gloss] Keep reading »
This holiday season you’re going to be treated to more than drool-worthy footwear when you enter a Nine West store. The fashion footwear giant has teamed up with the world-famous and iconic Radio City Rockettes for the Rock the Holidays campaign. The Rockettes will be featured in 160 stores across the U.S. and on NineWest.com, wearing “The Jemster” shoe, a peep-toe style decorated with large rhinestones on top, and a dazzling performance costume covered in Swarovski crystals. Plus, one lucky woman will win a trip to NYC, VIP tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, a backstage tour, and a customized Nine West shoe package. (Enter here.) Having worn a pair of “The Jemster,” learned The Rockettes’ famous high-kick, and seen the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, I can attest that this is an awesome prize, especially since there are few places that have the same energy as NYC during the holidays. Check out more photos from the Nine West Rock the Holidays campaign, including one of me doing the high-kick (which is a lot harder than it looks) with The Rockettes, after the jump. Keep reading »
Dear Famous Footwear,
We need to talk.
I feel like I’ve been trying to make things work with you for so long. My friends rave about you constantly: your great prices, your huge selections, your friendly employees. I watch them point proudly to their cute new shoes and I think, “If it worked for them, it will work for me, right?” Keep reading »
The hair on our heads demands enough attention … but with these Alexander Wang goat fur booties, you’d also have to tend to your shoe hair. No thanks. [Net-A-Porter] Keep reading »