Imagined conversation at the Steve Madden clothing factory:
“Sir, there’s been an accident. A huge batch of black jersey skirts got pulled through a shredder.”
“No problem! Just market them as swimsuit coverups and charge double the price!”
And voila, the “short hula skirt coverup” was born. [$42, Zappos]
Zooey Deschanel seems like a sweet girl, but she’s also got a bit of a fierce business side. The actress is apparently suing Steve Madden for $2 million for a collaboration that never happened. Apparently, Deschanel had planned to team up with the footwear retailer to create a line of shoes and accessories, and, in a verbal agreement with them, settled on a fee of $2 million for her work, which would be paid regardless of if production never happened. (Her “work” was to be 13 days of meetings, photo shoots, and the like—so now you know how much celebs get paid to do these things/what “work” is entailed for the celeb “designer.”) Trouble started when first Steve Madden wanted to lower her rate to $1.5 million, which she agreed to. When the deal eventually fell through, Zooey’s lawyers argued that she is still owed the $2 million because of the company’s original promise. What do you think—fair or ridiculous? [Fashionista] Keep reading »
In case you’re planning on dressing up as everyone’s favorite excessively tanned “Jersey Shore” diva for Halloween, you might want to buy your shoes before October comes around, because Steve Madden just released a brand-new pair of heels named the Snookie (yeah, Steve added an E, although apparently there always was supposed to be one?). Appropriately, the 5.5″ heels are full of sparkle, provide a peep-toe for displaying perfectly manicured feet, and even show off a bit of toe cleavage. SteveMadden.com promises that by wearing the shoe, “you’ll never be a wallflower at the club,” though if you’re anything like the real-life Snooki, we’re sure you don’t need to rely on shoes to stand out. The Snookie heels come in black glitter, multi-colored glitter, and gold glitter, and retail for $109.95, but the most important detail to note is the platform, ’cause you know the teeny tiny reality star can always use a few extra inches of height. [Steve Madden via Refinery 29] Keep reading »
Finding a shoe that will go with everything in your wardrobe is about as probable as winning the lottery. But we think this is going to be a lucky season after coming across these flats from Steve Madden. The Mary Jane style gives off a classic preppy vibe, but the brilliant red shows a fun and flirty side. We’d wear these with everything from jeans to capris to mini skirts while skipping on the street to our own beat. What can we say? These shoes make us as happy as a recent sweepstakes winner!