Fabulous and Dazzling Shoes

Fabulous and Dazzling Shoes

  We all know of the common shoe websites, Just Fab and Shoe Dazzle, yet what is the explicit difference between the two besides products? While these two companies go head to head, we will explore what makes these two click. Just Fab, just the name allures you in, making one wonder what is just so fabulous that you cannot resist. Just Fab prides themselves on their reputation of having shoes for a flat rate price of $39.95 and free shipping as well as President, creative director, and celebrity endorsement, Kimora Lee Simmons. Just Fab works by curating a shoe closet just for you based on your shoe likes and preferences. They have now expanded beyond just shoes to accessories including jewelry, handbags, and denim as well. Customers seem to be satisfied from this short video clip provided by Just Fab. Just Fab is offering a fantastic opportunity right now for aspiring shoe designers, check it out here. The awards of this competition are amazing including: 1. $1,000 cash prize, 2. Trip to Los Angeles, 3. Year of Free Shoes (I think you know which one I would pick) and 4. A Sample of your Design. Entrees are run through Facebook. http://www.justfab.com/story-kimora.htm   Shoe Dazzle is the opposing competitor to Just Fab having a very similar business model by also taking a shoe quiz and ending with a curated closet of shoes. Celebrity endorsement and stylist Rachel Zoe is the main stylist which brings out our fashionistas too. Gwen Stefani has also just created a line through Shoe Dazzle known as GX. Shoe Dazzle also sends out a daily shoe...
“That was the trend?” Yes, that’s a bow on my head.

“That was the trend?” Yes, that’s a bow on my head.

Yes kids, at one time wearing a bow the size of your head was all the trend.  This is a perfect example of things that should never be brought back into fashion. #Aldo40 #NotTrending   To celebrate ALDO’s 40th, they have created some pretty interesting contests.  All of the contests are geared towards our love of accessories.  Don’t be shy, show us the trends you wore that you wish you could delete. The Contest: That Was a Trend? Remember tearaway pants? Headband-to-toe neon? Asymmetrical haircuts? Share photographic evidence of your favorite sartorial mistake, whether it’s a trend you swear was cool or an item you should never, ever have worn. We’ve all done it. What’s the prize? One $500 ALDO gift card and a one-time $1,000 shopping spree—so you can finally throw out that bedazzled fanny pack. How it works: Don’t be embarrassed! Go ahead, Instagram a picture of the trend you most regret wearing – or better yet, you actually wearing that trend (just make sure to avoid brand logos) and add the hashtags #ALDO40 and #nottrending. Next – and this is really important—make sure to submit the picture in the submission form below and use your Instagram’s URL (if you skip this step, we might not see your entry!). If you feel like sharing, go right ahead and proudly post your pic on our Facebook and/or Twitter pages, @ALDO_shoes. (By sharing your Instagram, you can easily get the image’s URL.) Contest ends November 3, 2012. SIGN UP and SHARE YOUR fabulous photos!! www.aldo40.com ALDO Campaign, 1983  ...
“Can a shoe company create a shoe revolution?”- Interview with David Giordano of Pour La Victoire

“Can a shoe company create a shoe revolution?”- Interview with David Giordano of Pour La Victoire

This past February at FN PLATFORM, presented by MAGIC and in collaboration with Footwear News, we had a chance to see over 1,500 new emerging footwear brands.  We were lucky enough to find some familiar faces and Pour La Victorie was one of our favorites. We saw first-hand at the show how successful the collections was being received for fall deliveries. Thanks to FN (Footwear News) private tour, we had the chance to meet David Giordano the creative director and designer behind Pour La Victorie. My personal Pour La Victoire collection is where I go to get a fashion-edge but on the new economy-friendly budge without losing my fashion-edge.  I also depend on the collection to get me through my 24/7 fashion schedule. I have a system of naming my shoes by the number of hours I can wear them.  Pour La Victoire has a way of creating fashionable comfort in their shoe collections. This fall the two trends David is focusing on are the 70’s and the 80’s.  He took the best of each decade and created the Pour la Victoire twist. He also promised me he would take care of his digital-fashionista with a stunning iPad satchel. Don’t worry I am on top of this for the fall “must have” item list.     Design house bio: Pour la Victoire came to fruition in the Spring of 2008. Inspired by hard-edge European design houses and the spirit of revolution, Pour la Victoire launched a women’s shoe line for the fashion forward who are looking for a unique way to express their individuality. Pour la Victoire is synonymous...
Empowered Statement (Shoes)

Empowered Statement (Shoes)

There is something about a great pair of shoes that puts electricity in your step.  As we prepare for WWD Magic and Platform, we couldn’t resist bringing you our picks of what we believe will be the must wear shoes for this coming year. Dating back to 3500 B.C murals depicted Egyptian royalty wearing an early form of a shoe made of leather and embellished with the symbol of “Ankh” which represents life. Depictions of royals, men and women, wearing heels for ceremonial purposes further cements that the shoe is much more than a simple accessory. Current shoe trends can best be described as strong statements. Every fashion girl finds themselves coveting a pair or 10 and will build their entire ensemble around them. One major trend we have been seeing is neon.  This style is not for those who want to blend with the masses but want to tower above and literally spotlight their personal styles. Neon is a compelling, exciting, and adds a punch unlike more demure shades. Here are out picks for those wanting to walk on the bright side in neon.         Is neon on your list of trends to try this upcoming...
Red Sole Fever: Louboutin for the Holidays

Red Sole Fever: Louboutin for the Holidays

Thanks to Barney’s New York located in Beverly Hills, I had to a chance to meet in person one of the most renowned shoe designers of the past decade, Christian Louboutin.   He has just completed an amazing memoir of  his road to success in the design industry. Louboutin collaborated with David Lynch and John Malkovich on his first retrospect book.  Following a foreword by legendary actor/producer John Malkovich, there will be one chapter devoted to his biography, including his work for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent and never-before-seen personal photos. A  chapter focusing on the interiors of his boutiques around the world and one chapter devoted to his “20 years of design” including still life portraits and editorials entice the reader.  One chapter with shots of his homes in Paris and Egypt and his studios and workshops; and another devoted to his collaboration with filmmaker David Lynch called “Fetish,” a series of photographs of Louboutin’s limited-edition fetish shoes, which have been shown in galleries but never published in a book.   To purchase copy of this amazing book, go this director...