>> Jenna Lyons Wants a J.Crew-Louboutin Collaboration—J.Crew carries selected items from other brands — Ray-Ban, Barbour, Belstaff — in its stores, but currently, it's collaborations that are on J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons's mind: "What we’d really like to do, especially for women’s, is a shoe collaboration where we maybe go to someone like Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin. Gap did a great job doing that with Pierre Hardy, I thought. Women’s is just harder. Would I love to sell Chanel bags? Sure. Would they let us? No." [Style File]
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Jennifer Aniston looked sexy chic on the set of her new film Bounty Hunter, wearing a knit black pencil skirt and a steel gray tank. Her taupe Manolos helped to elongate her toned legs, and she kept this look simple and classic with minimal silver accessories. Shop a similar ensemble now.
Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas were spotted in London just one day after performing at the American Idol season finale in LA. Looking sophisticated and fashionable, Fergie paired black shorts and a blazer with a more informal zebra print top and a pair of studded heels. Shop a similar look now.
Modern mules are back with a vengeance. I know, it's hard to step out of your comfort zone, but Fab has your back. Notice how new cuts range from feminine and sexy to hard rock cool. Me? I prefer something in the middle like these Taupe Barneys Co-Op Slingback Mules ($495). It's the ultimate balance between funky and fancy. Oh, did I mention modern mules are also quite comfy?
Nude shoes look great with anything, really. They elongate the leg and are the sexiest neutral around. Or, you can opt to go head-to-toe nude like Penelope Cruz, goodie nude shoes. Her banded Dolce & Gabbana is near nude perfection; her satin Very Prive Louboutins are insanely Fab. I have some classic nude patent Brian Atwood pumps that I always grab in a crunch. It's a worthy investment, but I recommend shopping for your nudes in the flesh to ensure a perfect skin match.
Did you tune in for the Oscars on Sunday? While I was pumping out celebrity looks for you to judge, my friend hosted a fabulous Oscars party filled with yummy apps and special drinks. She was tied up with party preparations so I asked you to help her find a rad red-carpet ensemble. Nothing too fancy; just fun!
I started you off with this Marc by Marc Jacobs Cosmos Star Headband ($78) because it's festive and will make her feel like a star in her own right. Let's see . . .
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>> "Another barefoot model on the Brian Reyes catwalk. And another. What's going on here?" The Moment twittered this morning. Apparently, the shoes Brian did in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik weren't too comfortable: viewers lost count of the number of models who toppled, and at least three stopped to take their shoes off. By the final run of the show — and this never happens — all the models had taken off their shoes and were walking barefoot. So much for those Manolos, but at least they didn't cause any falls like at Herve Leger earlier this week.
>> After two seasons of videos, Scott Sternberg decided to take his Boy and Band of Outsiders show live, creating tableaux vivants of models in classroom, by a lamppost, resting on a park bench, or reading a book on a bed — "I want to use the groupings, or vignettes, to create microcosms within this vast space." Props to the man for being one of the first, if not the first this week to rent a space big enough to hold his presentation and all the guests invited comfortably. Kanye West hit up this show too, and Jason Wu, who shares the same stylist with Sternberg, Tina Chai.
The sportwear label clearly has some major fans — Meredith Melling Burke was running around, camera out — which I've never seen her do — and got up close and personal with the brightly-colored, ankle-tied high heel bowling shoes that Boy collaborated with Manolo Blahnik on; they did look outstanding against the contrasting tights with color-tipped toes.