View 42554403's profile

New Brand Spotlight: Truth or Dare By Madonna

fashion heels, heels, madonna, new brand spotlight, platform heels, platforms, pumps, sandals, sexy heels, sexy shoes, Truth or Dare, Truth or Dare by Madonna

It's here! The Queen of Pop's much anticipated footwear collection has arrived! Created for women who have timeless style and innate sex appeal. Discover the show-stopping collection now!

The Truth or Dare® woman is confident, sexy and modern. She may build her wardrobe around staple items, but she dresses it up with sexy shoes, handbags, and jewelry, and always has flattering intimates underneath it all.

THE TRUTH IS IN HER CONFIDENCE ... THE DARE IS IN HER STYLE

View 42554403's profile

Fresh Picks: Bold Fall Shoes

fresh picks,sam edelman,dv by dolce vita,steve madden,naughty monkey,women's shoes,bold printed shoes,bold shoes,platforms,fall shoes,colors for fall,fall trends,bold style,edgy style,women,

Sometimes, you just have to let your shoes do the talking! This fall, there’s an exciting new crop of shoes that take the trends to a whole new level. These fabulous statement-making shoes are destined to be the main attraction!

Here are a few of our latest picks:

1. Naughty Monkey Vice: The ample embellishments on this platform wedge pump add the perfect amount of interest.

2. Steve Madden Kennya: Raise the bar with the worldly tribal print and retro-inspired platform on this stunning shoe.

3. DV by Dolce Vita Wink: The loafer is a big shoe trend this fall. When done in a punchy pink and emblazoned with edgy studs, the look is anything but prim and proper.

4. Steve Madden Gaayle: Taking the colorblock trend and raising it up on a sky-high platform makes this one show-stopping peep toe.

5. Sam Edelman Ria: There’s no denying it; leopard print is one of the hottest prints around, and this bootie is spot on!

View 42554403's profile

Fabulous Pre-fall Heels

charles jourdan,LAMB.Elizabeth and James,Mark & James Badgley Mischka,Badgley Mischka,sexy heels,fall fashion,fall heels,suede heels,tassel details,platforms,greys,ankle boots,fall style,pre-fall shoes,pre-fall fashion,

The arrival of a new season always brings about feelings of excitement and anticipation, particularly when it comes to fashion. If this new crop of fall heels is any indication, it’s going to be a fabulously stylish fall ahead of us.

We think it’s the perfect time to incorporate some fall trends into your current warm-weather ensemble, starting with the shoes!

Below are some fall trends that you can embrace right now: (pictured clockwise above)

Rich suede platforms: Platforms like the Elizabeth and James Hali are still a fall staple. Done in a simple silhouette, this one really lends itself well to both dressy and more casual ensembles.

Tassel details: We love the L.A.M.B. Nathan for its bold yet wearable design.

Colorblocking: A huge trend this season in clothing, colorblocking is equally as impactful when done on footwear. Try the sexy Charles Jourdan Kaden pumps.

Grey tones: This tried-and-true neutral is a fall essential. The Draco sandals by Mark & James by Badgley Miscka is a versatile example.

Sleek ankle boots: Worn with everything from rolled up jeans, shorts or mini dresses, a good ankle bootie like the Charles Jourdan Kally will be one of your favorite go-to shoes this season and beyond.

View 42554403's profile

Fresh Picks: Sky-High Wedges

fashion, fresh picks, heels, high shoes, michael michael kors, nine west, pelle moda, platform sandals, platform shoes, platform wedges, platforms, Steve Madden, style, summer fashion, summer style, via spiga, wedge sandals, wedges, woman, women, womens

Even though we’re seeing a comeback of shorter heels and kitten heels, there’s still a special place in our hearts for the leg-slimming, leg-lengthening brilliance of sky-high platform wedges. For those of us who are on the shorter side, or those who just refuse to be seen in flats (you ladies know who you are!),  it’s  comforting to know that this season still boasts quite an impressive crop of height-amplifying platform shoes for us to lust over.

Here are a few of our must-haves for the summer:

Steve Madden Wissper: This nude-colored sling-back platform really lengthens the legs!

Via Spiga Eve: With a flair for the ‘70s, this stunning platform really makes a fresh statement. It’s definitely better than anything Marcia Brady could ever dream of!

Nine West Bottos: There’s a lot to love about the versatility of this casual wedge. Wear it with anything and everything!

Pelle Moda Jamba: The gladiator-like straps coupled with the cork and espadrille combo make this one fabulous wedge sandal!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Juniper Espadrille: The braided strap over a nice, tall espadrille wedge gives this such a boho flair.

View 468657027's profile

Stay Warm And Updated With Our Stylists' Trends

trends, stylists picks, bundle up, outerwear, cool weather, cozy, jacket, detail, edgy jacket, platforms, chilly, wool, trench, ruffle, jessica simpson, skinny jeans, wedge boots, scarves

Staying updated during the Winter can seem like a daunting task, but our stylists, Brooke and Kaya, have put together a few helpful tips that can keep you looking fashionably warm through the cold season.  

Layer up with a lightweight leather jacket such as the edgy Linkih jacket from Diesel. Over a trendy printed dress like the Satin Siren dress from Steve Madden and a pair of leggings. Add some super hip booties like the Nine West Hotfuzz, a Kenneth Cole Reaction bag and a funky Kangol hat – you’ll be all set to light up the line at the velvet rope.

A wool trench coat, like the Jessica Simpson Jessica 34” Belted Ruffle Front Coat, can be a great way to get you through the Fall. The tie at the waist will accentuate your figure and you’ll love the ruffled front. Add in a pair of Joe’s Cigarette in Micah skinny jeans and a pair of UGG Joslyn wedge heel boots and you’ll be in business. Don’t forget a trendy Echo Design Super Chunky neck ring and a pair of gloves and no calls will go unanswered due to cold hands.

Don’t forget a hibernation-ready coat this Winter and remember that you don’t have to wear something that weighs a ton to stay warm. The Patagonia Fiona Parka comes in an elegant white color that will make you look like a million bucks. Add a pair of purple Hunter Verbier boots and some accessories for added comfort and style points. Don’t worry about wearing huge coats this Winter. Our stylists will help you pick winning styles and stay comfortable year-round. Check out the Trends page for more.

 

NINE WEST: What Not to Miss, 2009

Check out Fred Allard ‘s overview of the NINE WEST Spring 2009 Collection. Urban Warrior Sandals, Studs, Platform Sandals, Wedges…Oh My! Shop these trends now!

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT - DELMAN

ds_100_2.jpg

It is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius… Okay not really, but it is the dawning of a new era at the Delman company. The iconic shoe brand, known for their exquisite quilted flats, will be celebrating more than its 90th anniversary next year, it will also be celebrating a top-to-bottom makeover. The brand, owned by Nina Footwear Group, made its first industry shoe print in the early 1900s and grew steadily well into the ‘90s. With the brand having a slowdown in sales and facing a changing customer demographic, new management was put in place, as well as a younger, hipper designer placed at the helm. This formula proved to be a winning mix, giving the brand better positioning and the appropriate energy injection that was needed. The payoff? A more modern design aesthetic resulting in hipper, more youthful styles, a new fan base, and more streamlined business operations. In recent months, the new designs have generated a lot of buzz for the brand, as well as having countless celebrities photographed in their shoes, both on and off the red carpet.

Here at Couture.Zappos.com, we did not need the generated buzz to know the label is a great discovery. From the Mona patent flats (a favorite of actress Brooke Shields) to the Stella slingback pumps, to the multi-hued patent leather chunky heeled sandals, there is something for everyone to love. What are we loving now? The Stella peep toe platform slingback pumps in black patent leather with a silver platform, the Mona patent leather round toe flats in navy, and the Gaiety-S suede boot with buckle detailing in chocolate.

WE COULD ALL USE A LITTLE POSH

Most of the public might find them obnoxious, but we at Couture love those Marc Jacobs ads featuring the diminutive Victoria ‘Posh’ Beckham. We’re not sure if its the blank canvas approach to the shots, her standing doll like with a vacant stare, the ridiculousness of the big plastic bag, the stepping out of a box, or the haloed angel decked out in black, but they always manage to captivate me. After all, here is a woman that is always tanned just so, never loses that dour expression, dresses sometimes to the extreme, but always carries it off. She is more fascinating than most, because she gets what the public thinks of her and can poke fun of the poking fun. Who else could pose nearly naked in all manner of repose with her hot mate, throw out a baseball in wedge high heel sneakers, or run behind their two-year-old in platforms?