SHOES, ladies, amirite?
Nine West, like all footwear companies, needs all the reasons its marketing department can come up with to sell you more shoes you don’t need. Which is why right now on NineWest.com, there are two curated sections for “shoe occasions”: one is “Starter Husband Hunting” and the other is “First Day Of Kindergarten.” And oh, is the copy hilariously bad for both! 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 »
Joss Stone is good at a lot of things, like singing and getting tattoos. Wanna know what she’s not so good at? Designing shoes. As evidence to support this claim, we present early images of Stone’s shoe collaboration with Nine West. Part of the brand’s American Vintage Collection, the kicks are allegedly inspired by the American countryside with, according to Joss, a little help from her own tattoos (look closely and you can sort of make out the “tattoos” on the shoes themselves). Perhaps these shoes really are American Vintage-looking and we just don’t get it, but we can’t help but feel they’re less suited for use by humans and more appropriate for a rather skanky yeti. Because, really, in what other world do thigh-high, faux-shearling boots with braided rope and tattoo detailing make sense? [The Cut] Keep reading »
Since everyone’s a designer these days, Nine West hired singer Joss Stone to collaborate on a fall 2010 capsule collection, resulting in three different pairs of Joss-approved shoes. Now, sure, inspiration comes from random places, but Joss and Nine West found their inspiration in a very unlikely source: the singer’s flower tattoos. “Each of my tattoos holds a very special meaning for me,” Joss said. “I love that the [collection] will incorporate some of my unique tattoo designs to give the line an even more personal connection.” Conveniently, her tats are on the top of her feet, so you can imagine that the shoes she’ll create will be designed to accent and show off her ink. Proceeds for the collection, which ranges in price from $70 to $120, will benefit Soles4Souls. At least the newest celebrity designer has a charity focus in mind. [WWD]
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If there were ever a reason to become a fan of a brand on Facebook, it’s this. Nine West has decided to give its social media supporters a bit of an incentive to shop (we are in a recession, after all) and has created specific shoe styles available for the brand’s loyal Facebook fans first. Nine West creative director Fred Allard has designed six styles for sale exclusively on Facebook, along with the handbags and sunnies featured in their spring lookbook. And if owning the newest looks before everyone else isn’t enough, they’re offering 15 percent off and free shipping for the remainder of February. We’ll fan any brand on Facebook with an offer like this. [Lucky] Keep reading »
Technically I am against the gladiator sandal trend. I think they look stupid on 90% of the population. But these high-heeled gladiators are something I can get behind because they’re not obnoxiously strappy, they give you some lift which counteracts the stumpy-leg affect of most strappy flats and they’re wedges, which means they are easy to walk in. Sold. [$89, NineWest.com] Keep reading »