CRAVINGS - 'PUMP' AND CIRCUMSTANCE

Ah, the pump/stiletto, like a fine wine from an exceptional vintage, is a must-have accessory for every well-dressed woman’s wardrobe. We here at couture rank it up high amongst the LBD (little black dress), the Chanel quilted handbag, the pencil skirt and the Hermes scarf. Our picks are: Michael Kors Azurette , Kate Spade Kelley , Charles by Charles David Agatha and Miss Sixty Rachel .

Shepherdsville Outlet Store is Having a Sale!!!

OMG, how we all love a good sale! Just stopped by the Zappos Outlet Store located at 376 Zappos.com Blvd in Shepherdsville, KY to see what’s going on; the super heroes were busy stocking the store for a big sale coming up October 15-31.

Despite how busy we were, we took a few minutes out of stocking and straightening to show what we would pick out if given the chance to buy ANYTHING we want!

For more information on the sale, please call 1-888-927-4114.

Enjoy our wish list!

CRAVINGS - PLATFORMS

How excited is Couture that there is such a plethora of choices of platforms this season? Very! We are mad for the ultra high heel peep toe variations, lusting after the stiletto versions (needle heel or not), submitting to our decadent yearnings with the hidden platform bootie choices and simply smitten with the chunky heel styles. And why not, platforms look great with skinny jeans and loose tees, edgy with leggings and belted boyfriend sweaters, or sexy with dresses and bolero leather jacket. Our picks: CoSTUME NATIONAL Peep Toe Platform, Be & D Evangelista Multi Strap Platform, Moschino Two-toned Wing Tip Toe Hidden Platform, CoSTUME NATIONAL Pointy Toe Platform Stiletto, DSquared2 Piercing Pump with Crystal Detailing and Silver Heel, Sergio Rossi Peep Toe Multi Strap Patent Leather Platform Bootie, L.A.M.B. Cap Toe Button Detail Back Zip Hidden Platform Bootie.

FALL TRENDS - THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN


‘Tis the season… Fall has officially begun and there a few must haves for the season. The color purple is a big hit and looks great on almost every skin tone. Stacked heeled boots that slouch are another sure fire hit that can be paired with jeans tucked in and a funky tee. Espresso was percolating all over the Fall 2008 runways, so do add a dash to your accessory rotation. From the East Coast to the West Coast, sky-high high heel platforms are all the rage, do mix with colored tights and sheath dresses. Every Couturnista needs a dollop of effortless chic thrown in, what better way to do that than with a kid-skin slouch handbag. Who said the oxford could not be a sexy shoe? Clearly, they had not anticipated the stiletto heeled versions for Fall. Look for a smooth, supple leather or a patent leather version to add just enough sex appeal to any look. Cat calls are optional.

Our pics: Michael Kors Azurette Iris Patent Ostrich Print Pump, Furla Oxana Pochette Crocco Morbido in Lichene, Giuseppe Zanotti Cognac Patent Leather Shoulder Bag, L.A.M.B. Hamura Red Square Toe Hidden Platform, Marc by Marc Jacobs Black Calf Crinkle Cuff Stacked Heel Boot, Giuseppe Zanotti Menswear-inspired Oxford Pump, and Michael Kors Iris Colored Kid Skin Drawstring Satchel.

COUTURE RECOMMENDS

Burnished sienna and coffee colors are natural hues for the season, but when they are enveloped in architectural platforms and a modern twist on mod back-zip booties they become a necessity. The Couture team is lusting after CoSTUME NATIONAL’s conical heels, buttery soft leathers, daring height (can you say five inches?) platforms and the dual texture booties. Our picks: CoSTUME NATIONAL brandy-hued peep toe platform and their moro-hued suede and leather bootie.

DEAR READER:

We here at Couture often give our viewpoints on fashion and trends as part of our ongoing reporting duties, but this time around we want you dear reader, to tell us what you think about certain fashion and trends. Share with us your favorite shoe style and tell us why?

IN THE NEWS

Last week we gave you the scoop on one of the hottest parties of the New York fashion season, but we would be remiss in our Couture duties if we did not fill you in on what was hot. This, of course, is of special interest, as our very own Couture carries the hot fashion item spotted. Actress Zoe Saldana , dressed in a black skimmer leg length suit, was sporting the mega high heeled Piercing Pump 3 in black while in attendance of the DSquared He Wood + She Wood fragrance launch party on September 10 in NYC. Ms. Saldana worked the room in her uber high heels with nary a care, giving the paparazzi plenty of photo opportunities and a fabulous fashion stare.

FASHION - LOOKS OF THE WEEK

The Couture team admires many fabulous fashionistas and fashionistos here at Zappos.com . We love spotting a well put together outfit that looks as though it were just thrown on without much effort but is fashionably fabulous nonetheless. So we decided to share some of our favorite ‘style stars’ with you. This week’s pick is the lovely Ms. Mica.