Trend: Tassled

Whether you are more schoolgirl or more librarian, or just plain geek-chic this fall’s resurgence of loafers has us lusting after tassels. Throw these soles on with a pair of sexy tights or some knee-highs and a pleated mini. Maybe even add a pussy-bow blouse to get you ready to head to campus or the office this September. 1. Ralph Lauren “Keala” plateform pump, $383, Endless.com 2. L.A.M.B. “Nathan” shoe, $355, Piperlime.com 3. Anthopologie “Fringed”... Read More

Obsessed: Nicholas Kirkwood Lasercut Shoe Bootie

If you hadn’t noticed, summer is dwindling away before our eyes… the sandals will soon be cast away in the crypts of our closets to be replaced with fall favorites of past and maybe a couple newbies. We couldn’t help but add Nicholas Kirkwood’s Lasercut shootie to our must have footwear list for fall. The color navy-black color combo alone is a favorite, but we figured we’d let you be the judge. Nicholas Kirkwood “Lasercut Shoe Bootie”,... Read More

Le Smoking Slipper

It happens that even the most stylish of us feel compelled to wear our pyjamas out into actual public. Even though we would be the first to condemn those starlets that make outings in there sheep lined boots. But if you are going to wear the jammies out into the world let’s consider our underpinnings and sleepwear for a minute. Why not go for the Hemingway smoking jacket and these slick slippers? Hell, you could even wear your version of the ascot in your hair, a chic ‘Breakfast... Read More

Designer Spotlight: Jon Josef

There is more to the sole than just the likes of Louboutin and Blahnik. Why not consider all of those amazing designers that offer a beautiful shoe at a do-able price? Hello Jon Josef. Since the age of 16, the Spaniard spent all his free time in the factory of his family’s shoe business in Alicante. Hours upon hours were spent crafting new designs and learning the ins and outs of the business that would later bring him to America. He fell in love with his new home and it... Read More

One Wedge Drives Another

If you are starting to think about what you are going to step into for fall you should consider the wedge. These aren’t your average espadrille or the ubiquitous sandal that makes its seasonal appearance, they are a vast breed of fall ankle wranglers that are ready to takeover your footwear collection for the long haul. To keep your footing in proper gear, we’ve outlined our favorites here. Our top pick? We’re thinking of going brogue (or broke) with Acne’s... Read More

Fall Couture 2011: What’s Your Foot Fetish?

Isn’t it really the shoes that make the woman? Maybe it’s just us or our love of the perfect pair, but we are under the impression that great shoes and a killer handbag are what really make an outfit. We could be wearing a dime-store frock and as long as our feet are clad in slick soles, the world is eh-ok. On that note, we thought we’d give you some fodder for your foot fetishes. Top, Clockwise from Left: Chanel, Armani Privé, Giambattista Valli, and Christian... Read More

Rebecca Minkoff: Sole Food

Rebecca Minkoff’s designs have quickly become a household name thanks to the success of her downtown-chic handbag line. Her bags have donned the arms of Hollywood’s finest, including fans like Agyness Deyn, Kiera Knightley and Reese Witherspoon. In 2008 Rebecca took the plunge and launched a full apparel line and thankfully for all of us, is adding footwear to her rapidly growing label. The 25 piece collection will be available next month, giving her already fantastically-executed... Read More

What to Toss, What to Keep

One glance at your cable guide and it’s obvious that hoarders are all the rage. But you, Dear Reader, are better then that. You are a finely tuned, carefully-edited, early fashion adopter. You know that tough decisions have to be made and you aren’t afraid to make them. So get ready to toss (or at least store) last year’s favorites and usher in 2011 with these great finds. The lady-like rage carries into spring as slouchy bags go structured, and round-toe heels... Read More

Pleat Picks: January 2011

What we’re loving right now isn’t just about the dawn of a new month . . . it’s the dawn of a new year. In the midst of high winter, we’re still in love with all that’s cozy and cute. These No. 6 clog booties give us a reason (sort of) to appreciate the cold weather. Or brighten up a blah black wardrobe with this colorful and cuddly plaid jacket from J.Crew. If you’re lucky enough to have planned a sunshine-y escape from Old Man Winter, dip your toe into the... Read More

Take A Bow

Louis Vuitton set the stage for the debutante-lady’s return with calf grazing skirts, prim finished framed bags and the much-lusted-after pointy-toed, bow pump. Not everyone can pull off the longer skirt length, nor the perfectly primped look of a sweater set with pearls that’s somewhere between 16 candles and Audrey Hepburn. But we are pretty sure that no one can resist a pretty bow on the toe. It shows a sense of style and a sense of humor. This Holiday choose a... Read More