SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent has finally designed the cool girl’s quintessential roller skate.  Imagine skating down Venice Beach in a pair of high-waisted denim shorts and these bad boys.  Channel your inner Lana Del Rey below.

Saint Laurent California High-Top Roller Skates, $1195, via Luisaviaroma

saint laurent roller skates

 

What do you think of these roller skates?

xo

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Givenchy

Givenchy mules first debuted last year in New York Fashion Week on the Spring/Summer 2016 runway, where it caused that notorious Candice Swanepoel & other model’s fashion week fall.  Nonetheless, these Italian-made Givenchy mules are exquisitely beautiful, featuring a lizard-effect and smooth metallic leather.  Pair these with a colorful, monochromatic outfit to accentuate the silver heels.

Givenchy mesh-paneled metallic leather mules, $1,050, via Net-a-Porter

Givenchy mesh-paneled metallic leather mules, $1,050, via Net-a-Porter 

givenchy mules

givenchy mules

 

What do you think of these heels?  How would you style them?

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Fenty x Puma by Rihanna

If you can’t get enough of Fenty x Puma by Rihanna, you’re not alone.  With sporty accents, yet feminine silhouettes, the entire line is a game-changer.  Wear ’em with cuffed denim and a bomber jacket for the ultimate in athleisure style.

Fenty x Puma by Rihanna Lace-Up Boots with Leather, $879

Fenty x Puma by Rihanna Lace-Up Boots with Leather, $879

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What do you think of these boots?  How would you wear them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Vetements

“I always look to the example of Comme des Garçons for what we want to do,” Gvasalia, the head designer of Vetements, explained in a Racked interview. “Steady but slow growth while doing things their own way.”

Vetements Fall/Winter 2016 Runway, via New York Magazine

Vetements Fall/Winter 2016 Runway, via New York Magazine

Vetements, pronounced vet-MAHN is the cool-girl, underground brand that debuted with a boom in 2014 (despite Lorde’s twitter feed officially calling the brand “uncool” back in May).  With a selection of hoodies, quirky t-shirts, and other miscellaneous items of clothing.  Additionally, they make some badass boots.  See below.

Vetements Textured-leather ankle boots, $1,710, via Net-a-Porter

Vetements Textured-leather ankle boots, $1,710, via Net-a-Porter

I can’t think of a better way to channel your inner street starlet than the look below, socks and all.

VETEMENTS Textured-leather ankle boots

VETEMENTS Textured-leather ankle boots

 

What do you think of these boots?  How would you style them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Alexander McQueen

It’s no secret that Alexander McQueen and skulls go together like man buns & tattoos, or affliction jeans & bad taste (oops, did I go there?).  These black leather boots feature the trademark Swarovski-crystals embellished skull emblem on the Perspex heel of the boot.

Alexander McQueen Leather Skull-Heel Ankle Boot, $1,265

Alexander McQueen Leather Skull-Heel Ankle Boot, $1,265, via Net-A-Porter

Style these boots with a pair of cuffed (and preferably ripped) denim jeans and a tucked in, oversized white button up à la Kate Moss.  Finish with red lipstick and major backcombing for a rock’n’roll-inspired look.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Leather ankle boots

 

Would you wear these boots?  If so, what would you pair them with?

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana are known for having delicate & intricate designs, of which the details become the most important parts.  These embellished sandals, complete with jewel-tone beads, yellow bananas, and forest green pompoms clearly represent their new jungle theme through each of the detailed elements, while the raffia-style heel and clasp adds a natural final touch.  They also have a similar pair in red and black.  Match them with a wicker bag, like this one by D&G here, and with a flowy, white sundress for the perfect summer look.

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished sandals, $1,745

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished sandals, $1,745

Dolce & Gabbana Banana leaf-print embellished sandals, $1,745

Dolce & Gabbana Banana leaf-print embellished sandals, $1,745

 

What do you think of these sandals?  Would you wear them?

xo

What’s Trending: 10 New & Fashionable Ways to Style the Power Pantsuit

Aida Domenech, via Glamour

Aida Domenech, via Glamour

The pantsuit has come a long ways since the 1980’s.  It’s reinvention is both powerful and sexy, with slim cuts, cropped pants, and even worn with lingerie (or, for the more daring crowd, nothing) underneath.  For inspiration, look to celebrities and street style stars who are wearing it in different and new, fashion-forward ways.  Try it in a bold color, like Aida Domenech, above, with sneakers or oxfords, or in a sleeveless style.  The options are endless.

Take some inspirational cues from the 10 outfit ideas below to see how you can style the power pant suit into your wardrobe.

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The Pantsuit

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The Pantsuit with PaoloShoes

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The PantSuit
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The Pantsuit

 

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What are your favorite ways to wear this trend?  Personally, I love both cropped and flared dress pants with a blazer and either a t-shirt or lacey bra underneath.  Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

xo

What’s What: The Top Trending 5 This Week

What’s Trending this Week:

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This week marks the second week of December, which means the Christmas Hustle is on.  Check out this ultimate holiday gift guide here for last-minute gifts for everyone on your list.

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A random stranger caught the perfect engagement moment on camera…and by the grace of social media, the couple was able to track down the photographer and the darling photo.  Read more about this wonderful coincidence here.  Then, check out Harper’s Bazaar’s top 100 engagement rings inspiration here.

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pantone color of the year 2016

Pantone officially declared two colors of the year for 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity.  Rose Quartz is a dusty rose hue, while Serenity is a soft, purplish blue, which represent the blending and blurring of gender lines.  Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains, “In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design.  This, [with] societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information.

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Scientists have finally discovered the secret to Rapunzel-esque locks: Mushrooms.  Read more about the how and why here.

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Pirelli's 2016 calendar includes (from left) Amy Schumer, Yao Chen, and Serena Williams

Pirelli’s 2016 calendar includes (from left) Amy Schumer, Yao Chen, and Serena Williams

Pirelli is changing things up for their annual calendar.  For their 2016 edition, they traded out their pages of sexy, provocative stars with influential and powerful women that includes businesswomen, athletes, and other world thinkers alike.  The cast includes Fran Lebowitz, Yoko Ono, and Tavi Gevinson, to name a few.  Check out the other photos and inspiration behind it here.

I hope you all have an amazing week!

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Camilla Elphick

camilla elphick x pez

Funky statement heels are one of my favorite things in the whole wide world.  These Camilla Elphick PEZ heels are no exception.  Camilla, who designs feminine, yet playful shoes, has worked with all of the greats, from Nicholas Kirkwood, Sophia Webster, Donna Karan, Paul Andrew to Charlotte Olympia, although she’s only been around for 2 seasons.  The PEZ shoe she designed for her graduate shoe collection prompted her to launch her eponymous label in Spring/Summer 2015.

Camilla Elphick PEZ Pumps, $1231 now $861

Camilla Elphick PEZ Pumps, $1231 now $861

CAMILLA ELPHICK 100MM PEZ CAT PATENT LEATHER PUMPS

CAMILLA ELPHICK 100MM PEZ CAT PATENT LEATHER PUMPS

What do you think of these PEZ heels?  Would you wear them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Paul Andrew

All of this buzz about Paul Andrew‘s “comfortable” shoes has made me seriously eager to try out his stilettos, while visions of days where I walk miles and miles in heels, not thinking twice, run through my head…Sigh. 

Okay, okay, they’re probably not that magical, but I guarantee I’ve worn worse.  But, hey, since we’re on the subject, check out these bad boys from the man himself.  The classic closed-toe shape of these heels balance out the quirkiness of the decorative design.  Inspired by New York City, they are emblemed with key words that come to mind when thinking about city life, such as “Subway“, “Brooklyn“, “Taxi“, “Run“, and, my favorite, “Hustle”.

Paul Andrew, $795

Paul Andrew, $795

Pair these heels with cropped denim trousers (bonus points if you fray the hems) and a crisp, white blouse for an urban chic look.

Paul Andrew heels

 

How would you style these heels?  Have you ever tried out Paul Andrew’s shoes?

xo