Posts Tagged ‘ballet flats’

Sophie Theallet for Nine West: Perfection of Pink and Tan

What makes the new collaboration between Nine West and French designer Sophie Theallet such perfection?  Complete with silken plaid prints, straw and satchels whose styles spell “Summer”, the collection  is not only gorgeous — it’s affordable!  Unlike many “mid-price” label collabs, Theallet’s pretty things all are priced under$100; stylish proof that a lady need not break the bank to get fabulous.  All styles are set for pre-order right now at Nine West.

Sophie Theallet for Nine West Tinna Platform

Tinna Platform as featured in People magazine, $99

rose multi double satchel nine west

Double duty - the Rose canvas satchel is charming.

It is no wonder how this Euro-American phenom has made her mark  as an authority in luxe bohemian style.   Winner of the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Award, Sophie Theallet’s excitingly colorful, yet gracious visions are a favorite of  style icons Anna Wintour and first lady Michelle Obama.

Mary heel stiletto nine west sophie theallet

The 5-inch Mary t-strap with ankle bow (also in pink plaid), $99

Sophie Thallet for Nine West is another all-American way to enjoy high-end fashion at a mere fractions of the cost of couture and pricey purses.

emma straw satchel sophie thallet nine west

Choose natural or black straw in the Emma Satchel with charms and silk lining, $69



The Nine West collection is another all-American way to enjoy high-end styles at a fraction of the cost of couture and pricey purses.

Target GO International Dresses March 13!

Last night, New York City’s Ace Hotel lobby was the hippest place to be once again — this time for wonderful mass-market giant Target’s 5th Anniversary Relaunch of the GO International Designer Collective.  Since 2007, 34 of the world’s hottest names in fashion collaborated with Target to produce high-energy day and party dresses priced from $24.99 to $44.99.  The fashion-full event included happening editors from Fashion Indie and celeb friends  Chloe Sevigny and Liv Tyler, along with a performance from singer/songwriter Santigold.

Rogan for target leopard dress

Leopard print for summer. Rogan for Target dress, $39.99

The looks include designs from Anna Sui, Luella Bartley, Rogan and Proenza Schouler among many more.   The limited edition party dresses are fashioned more for the junior set, but gorgeous jade designs and more than a few florals are successful in keeping us happy.

Thakoon for target dresss

Maternity Option - Thakoon for Target floral dress, $39.99

Many Target stores open at 8am on Sunday — at under 50 bucks and rich in media attention,  GO International dresses are not expected to last!

The Mother’s Top 3 Shoe Styles for Fall

The Fall and Winter runways are commonly known for 2 things:  Fabulous fashion that skimps on practicality.  As fashionista moms, it’s often painful see our favorite stylists gushing over the benevolence of towering platforms and super-steep, spiky stiletto boots.  This season, leave the tottering to the toddlers and jump into this new and fabulous footwear.  The looks below are ideal for hours of activity without sacrificing style (or even heels!)

Flat Life

It’s a given that this style should be the most comfy of all.. right?  Cheaper synthetic styles or a too-pointy toe actually decreases the wearability of flat shoes, resulting in bunions and unneeded shock to the sole.

Below: Choose a flexible pair of ballet flats in non-leather or a preciously crafted slimline slipper. Pink studded, synthetic leather ballet flat at Express, $39.90; French-made Repetto Pony Ballerina flat in Zebra, $400 at Opening Ceremony.

Funky, Chunky Flair

Regardless of heel height, leveled-out platform soles create a more stable balance for shoes.  Ease up on the arch and keep comfort going all day with contemporary looks at Shopbop:  Wrap-detailed Karla suede pumps by Charlotte Ronson, $195; Julianne leopard-print wedges by Tory Burch, $325.

Bountiful Boots A shoeaholic’s paradise: Showstopping designer details and exotic embossing in a variety of price ranges.  Pick your color (and height) with fold-down faux shearling lined Orlando Over-Knee Suede boot by Sam Edelman, $199 at Bloomingdales; Front Fold Booties in patent and nylon, $54.99 by Isabel Toledo for Payless.