September 2009 Blog Archives
Last night, Stuart Weitzman put the paddle to the metal in support of ovarian cancer research, hosting a charity ping-pong tournament and silent auction in New York. All proceeds from the event will be presented to Dr.
Marsha Moses of Boston’s Folkman Research Institute, who has been doing pioneering research to help squash the disease. . .
Single girls with rodent issues can complete their 21st century fairytale with glass slippers from Maison Martin Margiela. The limited-edition heels are the latest eccentric accessories—or art pieces—in the Belgium’s portfolio of conversational designs, including a plated brass hospital bracelet. And with a price tag of $1,277 each—yes, the shoes are sold separately—a fairy godmother, or a wealthy grandmother, may come in handy.
Personally, I’m holding out for ruby slippers. . .
Last week, Suri Cruise, the 3-year-old daughter of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, sported silver peep-toe D’Orsay kitten heels during an outing with her mom in Boston. The shoes (which actually look like dance shoes without ankle straps) spurred blog posts on style sites and negative comments on parenting forums.
Remarks ran the gamut, accusing her parents of setting Suri up for lifelong foot damage to igniting topics on sexualizing children. . .
Fashion footwear company Michael Antonio stepped out in support of Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTN) on Sunday, Sept. 27, sponsoring a Stilettos Run to kick off a fundraising walk in support of the cause.
Despite rainy weather, approximately 320 people (both women and men!) participated in the NewYork race, setting a new Guinness world record. . .
The air was crisp, the doors wide open and fashion’s driving forces and novices flooded Manhattan streets in outfits saved for the occasion. If not for the lack of children and plastic bags containing goodies, Fashion’s Night Out may have been mistaken for Halloween. .
Approximately 500 University of Southern California students donned red togas for a 0.9 mile run to kick off awareness of the second annual Nike+ Human Race—a worldwide, multi-city event (slated for Oct. 24) celebrating the sport of running by giving runners everywhere the opportunity to run together.
Seventeen-year-old Melanie Oudin of Georgia is making waves at the U.S. Open in New York, and the Internet is afire with searches not just on her tennis stats but her unmissable footwear. .
In the giving spirit this summer, Benjamin Lovell Shoes, a retailer with six locations in the Delaware Valley and Baltimore, presented over 100 children with a brand-new pair of Crocs, through the Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) organization. A team of volunteers fit each child with a fresh pair at a North Philadelphia recreation center and playground, outfitting the kids to run and play in the park’s water features. .
Back in Carrie Bradshaw’s well-heeled stride, Sarah Jessica Parker made a glittery return to Manhattan streets in gold Christian Louboutin pumps as filming for the “Sex and the City” sequel began this week. Passers-by and paparazzi got a first glimpse of SATC fashion as Parker and co-star Chris Noth filmed outside a luxury apartment. .
We’re just days away from the big reveal of Fashion’s Night Out, and Opening Ceremony—whose boutique reach now spans New York, Los Angeles and Japan—is adding a dash of authentic American style through product collaborations with Keds and Pro-Keds. The stores will be representing each brand through an array of exclusive kicks inspired by their classic heritage: think red, white and blue; staple bandanna prints; and simple canvas sneakers with contrast-color laces.
What better way to get Americans shopping again than baiting them with some homegrown Americana style? . .