For Fall, Jean Michel-Cazabat drew inspiration from his worldly travels creating a romantic-meet-rugged collection filled with lace trimmings, buckles, beads, and vintage coins. With prices ranging from around $200 to $300 dollars, purchasing a pair is still an investment but in our eyes, well worth it. Peruse the lookbook to see luscious red peep-toe booties, pumps decorate with vintage-inspired baubles, and luxe animal-print wedges right now.
>> If you're looking for a little shoe inspiration, check out Jean-Michel Cazabat's Fall 2011 collection. The French cobbler concocted a collection for every occasion, ranging from sculptural, stacked-heel loafers for the chic office getup to embellished croc-print wedge booties for artier outings. Whichever forum currently calls, there's sure to be something to answer your needs. Check out the complete lookbook to see what we mean.
Some designers choose to create within one category, while others dabble in a few. Some start off doing a specialty then branch out. 2008 was the year many designers expanded their repertoires. Are you familiar with designers and what they create? Find out by reading the designers below and deciding which fashion category (or categories) they design for.Take the Quiz
We were just obsessing over Whitney's Gucci Hysteria handbag ($1,395) — more on that later — and here she is flaunting it again. Beside her new hottie! Go Whitney. In front of the NYC Diane von Furstenberg store no less. Her black shirt dress is a proven classic but she Whitifies it with a vintage-looking brown belt, black t-strap pompom sandals (I appreciate the lower heel), and mixed jewelry. Try, try to focus on the classically redone outfit and not the two lovebirds — hard, I know.
Is anyone else having a hard time resisting all of Spring's stylish temptations? We're in prime Spring shopping time and oh, look: There are already sales left and right. Recession, anyone? I think I'll carefully eye this ginette etc...Royal Python Bucket Bag ($590) to see if it too goes on sale. Well, bring on the sales and therefore the shopping. We all want to be outside in the fresh sunshine anyway, so a shopping day is the perfect opportunity. Shopaholics unite!
Hey. Amy Adams. Cute girl. Cute black Prada dress. Working the red carpet . . . oh wait, those are some vivid shoes. What could have been a rather boring, unmentionable look went from zero to hero thanks to her blue metallic Prada shoes. In a rush and need a simple, stunning outfit? Grab your favorite LBD and strap on some brightly colored, metallic shoes. You can't go wrong.
Mary-Kate Olsen is a huge Jean-Michel Cazabat fan and you should be, too. With these Jean-Michel Cazabat Metallic Wave Pumps ($195, originally $295), you can do so without going broke.
Be sure to check out the rest of Barneys sale section, where you'll find designer items for 50 to 75 percent off. You name it, they've got it: shoes, clothes, bags . . .
Rachel Bilson's Spring '08 Abaeté dress was one of my inspirations for the Party On Party Dresses series. With the gaggle of stars showing up to New York fashion week, it was only a matter of time before duplications arose. Sure enough, Vanessa Simmons attended Betsey Johnson's Fall '08 show in the same Abaeté dress in the aqua version. Whose look are you loving the most?
We should all take it as a blessing when a classic style makes its way back into the fashion game. To my relief: Fall is all about dressing like a woman - no more frilly ruffles and layers inspired by little girls. As this week's Life & Style points out, it is time to reevaluate your shoe collection and ask yourself: do I have a pair of graceful, elegant, sexy peep toes? If the answer is no, or even yes, get ready for some major peep toe fun. What's more, you can wear these with just about anything and deliver womanly confidence.
Think Marilyn, Brigitte, Elizabeth Taylor, and even Jennifer Lopez - these women know the power of the peep toe. Discover it yourself!