Finally, you can shop Dior shoes online

Shoes from Dior's 2016 cruise collection available at BG.com.

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That’s right you can finally shop Dior shoes online, albeit temporarily.  Today Dior launches an online pop-up shop at BG.com selling shoes from its Resort 2016 collection.  You will be able to shop the collection beginning today until December 31st. This is a very big deal because Dior is one of the few remaining brands unwilling to make their clothing and accessories available online.  It will be interesting to see if this pop-up shop serves as a test case for offering more of its collection online similar to Chanel’s pop-up shop with Net-a-Porter earlier this year.   Read more from WWD here.

It’s not you, its me…..

First off I want to start off by saying this is not quite a shoe post but I had to share. I will post some pictures of some shoes at the end for good measure.shoe-miracle-dior-and-i-raf
Have you ever been in a relationship that was going really well and seemed to getting better with each day. Only to have your boyfriend or girlfriend out of nowhere, decide they want to break up with you. And to make matters worse, they give you the “It’s not you, it’s me” speech.

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Manolo Blahnik honored with 2015 Couture Council Award

Manolo Blahnik was honored with the 2015 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion from The Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).  Blahnik is the first ever footwear designer to receive the prestigious award from FIT.   Blahnik’s award coincides with the release of his new book and the opening of the Manolo Blahnik boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Saks set to launch stand alone shoe store

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It turns out having a shoe department that has its own zip code is not enough for Saks Fifth Avenue.  The retailer has plans to launch a stand alone shoe store in Greenwich, CT in the fall of 2016.  The shoe store concept will be base off the 10022 – shoe concept.  Saks launched its 10022 – Shoe concept in 2007 on the eighth floor of its NYC flagship store. Continue reading

Tabitha Simmons wins CFDA Award

Tabitha Simmons was named Accessories Designer of the Year at last night’s CFDA awards.  This is the 2nd CFDA award for the footwear designer who previously won a British Fashion award.  Simmons launched her line in 2009 and is known for using exotic skins for her shoes and detailing them with eyelets and ornate embellishments.

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Flatgate

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One major lesson to be learned from the Cannes Film Festival – never wear flats to a film screening. The Festival’s dress code requires men to wear black tie with black shoes and women wear fashionable footwear (which most obviously have interpreted to mean high heels).  Staffers enforced that strict dress code when they turned away a group of middle-aged women from the screening of “Carol” because they were wearing flats.

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Children’s shoes just got way cooler

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Sophia Webster’s Spring ’15 mini’s collection is now available and they are every bit as adorable as you would expect.  The 10-style collection is available in baby, toddler and youth sizes and are reminiscent of some of her creations for mommy fashionistas.   Her shoes definitely take the mommy and me to who another level.  Read more at Footwear News.

Amazon acquires technology startup Shoefitr

imageAmazon, Inc. recently acquired tech startup Shoefitr, Inc.  Shoefitr, Inc. started in 2010 and based in Pittsburgh, is an online fitting platform that shows customers how a shoe fits and recommends a shoe size.  Shoefitr uses 3D technology which scans the inside of a shoe and tells shoppers how a particular shoe will fit and recommends the best fit.  Shoppers are also able enter in a particular shoe and the technology can recommend shoes with a similar fit.

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The beginning of a great love affair….

Last week I went to London and Paris for a bit of a winter break.  Anyone who knows me is very aware (and perhaps also the customs officer who took note of my previous stamps from Paris) that I adore Paris.  It’s one of my favorite cities in the world.  I love to wander around the city and take in all that it has to offer  – which of course includes great food and shopping.  This visit was no different.  I went to some of my favorite shops and  Italian restaurant in Le Marais.

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This visit I also had the opportunity to visit the Francesco Russo salon.  If you have been reading any of my posts lately, you know that I am crushing really hard on his shoe designs right now.  My heart sank a little when I arrived at the shop with my girlfriend only to see a “Be back in 30 minutes” note in the window.  It was almost 4:00 in the afternoon, so we decided to grab a late lunch and return because not visiting the salon was not an option. In hindsight, it was probably best that we had a rest and fueled up a bit because I certainly needed all of my strength for all of the awesomeness that awaited me.

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Best Shoe Looks from the 2015 Golden Globes

While I love to watch the Red Carpet and see all of the looks I am always dismayed at the inability to see shoes.  When I saw that E! News had a stiletto cam on the red carpet I had high hopes that I would get to see more shoes but alas not many of the celebs actually used it.  Here are some of my favorite shoe looks that I was able to see.

Jennifer Lopez – Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals

Jennifer Lopez never disappoints on the red carpet.  Her Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals were a perfect complement to her uber sexy Zuhair Murad cape gown.

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Sienna Miller – Jimmy Choo “Claudette” Sandals

I loved Sienna Miller’s ethereal Miu Miu gown which was paired quite nicely with Jimmy Choo Claudette sandals.

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Emma Stone – Christian Louboutin “Iriza” Pumps

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Emma Stone bucked the red carpet trend and wore  a Lanvin jumpsuit instead of a gown. The jumpsuit paired with a pair of black Christian Louboutin “Iriza” pumps was fun, flirty and a reflection of Stone’s personality.

 Jessica Chastain – Jimmy Choo “Patsy” Sandals

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Jessica Chastain brought the vixen last night.  She always looks great on the red carpet but last night was different to me for some reason.  Her plunging Versace gown paired with Jimmy Choo “Patsy” sandals and a dark eye makeup gave her an edgier look than we are used to seeing.

Kerry Washington – Christian Louboutin “Miss Rigidaine” Pumps

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While I was not a fan of Kerry Washington’s Mary Kantranzou dress last night.  I did love the Christian Louboutin “Miss Rigidaine” pumps she paired with the dress.  The shoes are a perfect mix of patent leather and pink perspirex.