Fashion Week has but two days left! We’ve seen a lot of the expected for Spring 2014–bright citrus colors, florals, white looks, unfortunate crop tops and more unfortunate peplums–and a little of the refreshing (trapeze tops! swing coats!). But, thankfully, anchoring so many of Spring collections are a whole lot of wonderful, colorful, wearable shoes.
And when we say wearable, we (mostly) mean it–designers are all about chunky sandals, flatforms and sweet boots for Spring. Here’s a smattering of some lovely shoes from NYFW… More
Far be it from me to ever criticize anyone for ranting about a certain article of clothing. You know I hate rompers. I also hate flip flops, because it basically seems like you’re walking around barefoot, exposing your feet to all kinds of revolting street grime. But wow, this Slate writer really hates them. Like, a lot. Why? More
I have not yet done a whole lot of crowdsourcing here at The Gloss so far, but it seems to have worked out well for all of my colleagues (I was even there when Amanda used your feedback to buy this sweater). Now, I need your help for my feet (and my sanity).
Also, I am growing this really gnarly callous and it’s starting to look permanent. More
In search of some nice, cool shade to sit in and read a book, and perhaps eat a sandwich? Look no further than Anna Wintour‘s latest (alleged) diss on Kim Kardashian, which contains enough shade for the entire African continent and some of South America, too. More
That hallucinatory summer heat is here and it’s causing you to make some pretty strange life choices, both in fashion and romance. Let’s analyze what your summer shoes say about your summer love interests, because every good pseudo-fashion therapist knows that shoes are the window to the sex life! More
This new statement shoe from Prada costs $900 and smokes cigarettes in public places. More
Spring is here and it’s time to break out the sandals. While you’re getting ready for warm weather and sun dresses, now is the perfect time to rethink your high heel aversion. That’s right, I’m talking to you dedicated flats girls out there. I want us to have a nice little chat about the wonder of wedges. More
Since launching her eponymous line in 2010, Mandy Coon has already developed a reputation for dark, moody clothes to glower in the ranks beside goth favorites like Rick Owens and Ann Demuelemeester. For Spring 2012, however, she added bolts of bright, saturated color, like the season’s already-becoming-ubiquitous cobalt. Here, she takes her talents to a truly killer party dress. More
It’s 82 degrees in New York right now but it’s humid, so it feels like a lot worse (two showers a day worse). Which is why I was floored this morning, as I was riding the elevator up to the office, to be standing beside a teenage girl wearing shearling moccasins. This blew my mind. Moreover, after the elevator doors closed, I was enveloped in such a rank smell that I didn’t need coffee to fully awaken (so, I guess, that’s a wash). More
I take back everything I said about trying not to be outraged. This is insanity. More
Kick back my little sparkle-bug, I’m going to make some incredibly biased assumptions about your personality based off your favorite pair of high heels! More
I really resent having to say something nice about the ugliest shoes on the planet, but they’re donating 100,000 pairs of shoes to victims of the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami. Consumers can also donate at Crocs retail stores and online at crocs.com, with proceeds benefiting the Japanese Red Cross Society. I guess people who create ugly things have good hearts. Now. Can Christian Louboutin get on this? Because they need more man-bait over there. More
According to The New Yorker Christian Louboutin considers his heels “man-bait: men like high heels, and women like being liked by men.” But do men really like heels that much? Can any type of shoes be considered “man-bait?” We polled a random selection of our male friends for their opinions on women’s footwear. Get ready, we’re going to fling some sort of old fashioned opinions at you like a spike heel to the eyeball. More