Category: Shoes

FashionTrend Alert: Smoking Slippers

 
You don’t have to be a shoe writer (it does help though!) to notice that the hot new flat of the season is well, smokin. (Oh, pardon me. I punned). The smoking slipper is EVERYWHERE, (LuLu*s included!), and it’s much less “Hef” and more “her” than you might expect.
 

 
Everyone from Christian Louboutin (yes, red soles included), Jimmy Choo, Alexander McQueen, and Rebecca Minkoff to Sam Edelman and Ralph Lauren have contributed to the trend, vamping it up with fun prints and colors, sparkles, spikes, studs, and even skulls. Check out some of the stars spreading the word:
 

Alexa Chung and SJP working the versatility of Charlotte Olympia’s super popular Kitty slipper flats (above).
 
Clockwise from top left: Nicky Hilton, Olivia Palermo, Ashley Olsen, and Kate Moss
 
Beyonce goes retro in her “Countdown” video (above).
 

LOVE how street style superstar Giovanna Battaglia (above) dresses hers up!
 
Rihanna’s got three different pairs:
 
 
And check out how much Anne Hathaway loves her “Rolling Spikes” Louboutins!
 

 
Converting flat-haters worldwide, the smoking slipper (I also have a tendency to call them loafers) adds a classic polish to any look, and hits the menswear trend on the nose. I’m particularly loving the dressed up look as an alternative to heels, especially in a more feminine, low cut silhouette.
 
Now, you know LuLu*s has your back on this one, so check out all of our lovely options!

Confession: I may have taken the Qupid Strip 27 home in Berry, Mustard, and Leopard (sold out), so don’t be too shy to splurge!
 

(Image courtesy of StyleBistro, JustJared, SheFinds, PhotoDiarist, 29Secrets, and Net-a-Porter)

NewsBe a JC Girl!

We all love Jeffrey Campbell, right?
 
Well, now you have just a little bit more reason to love ol’ Jeffy, because you are invited to be a JC Girl!

 
Just follow these few steps located on the new JC Girl Scout box and voila!
 

 
Check out the JC Girls page, and shop Jeffrey Campbell for the perfect new pair to wear in your picture!

FashionAttention Shoe Lovers! Totally Unique Shoes by Kobi Levi

For all you shoe lovers out there, let’s take a moment to appreciate the insanely cool creative designs of Kobe Levi. 
 
Levi is a freelance designer who graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem in 2001. Over the past few years he has been working on developing his men’s shoe line in Tel Aviv and in collaborating with international companies all over the world.  
 
Take a look at some of the inventive shoes he makes by hand in his studio:








 
His inspiration for these unique pieces?
He says in his blog:
 
 ”In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture. It is “alive” with/out the foot/body…”
 
All pics from Kobi Levi – Footwear Design blog.
 
What’s the craziest shoe in your closet? Favorite shoe?

FashionAll That Glitters

Hi, my name is Cara and I’m addicted to gold. No kidding, I wear it in almost every outfit I wear. I own six, SIX pairs of all gold shoes. And this is one obsession I won’t be getting rid of anytime soon.
 
I wanted to share the wealth, so to speak, and hand deliver some of my favorite inspirations that keep me going throughout the day when I need my fix of the sparkly goddess known as gold.
 
First off: can we all just drool together over these Balenciaga pants? Yeah, they are from 2007, but they are still so revelvant. In the words of Liz Lemon “I want to go to there”.



(most of the pics via tumblr)
 
I hope I helped indulge you in all things gold. These just dip into some of my favorite metallic inspired pics. Do any of you have a color you just melt over?
 
XOXO ladies, and remember to stay gold.

FashionThe Strong and Stylish Ladies of Iron Man 2

Scarlett Johansson in Iron Man 2When I went to see the new blockbuster hit, Iron Man 2, this weekend, I expected plenty of action packed scenes and stunning graphics to go with it. The last thing I expected was to be struck by the amazing wardrobe choices of the film’s two hot leading ladies.

Gwyneth Paltrow returns as Pepper Potts, the smart and faithful assistant to Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr. Scarlett Johansson also joins the cast as Natasha Rushman, Tony’s mysterious new assistant who’s not only beautiful but kicks major butt.

 

Scarlett’s character is definitely meant to be the sultry type. Her sharp business attire accentuates her feminine features with the utmost of confidence. Her wardrobe also seems to borrow from 1940′s retro style with its high waistlines, polished pumps and one leopard print dress to die for!

Gwyneth’s wardrobe is a bit more conservative. Black, grey and navy dresses pair with a tasteful boat neckline to keep her look focused on business while remaining both simplistic and lovely.

Have you seen the film? If so, who wore your favorite look?