Topic: Steve-Madden

Shopping Guide: Crazy, Colorful Street Style Bait Wedge Shoes On A Budget

Shopping Guide: Crazy, Colorful Street Style Bait Wedge Shoes On A Budget

Last week we brought you a sneaker wedges Shopping Guide… but we secretly hoped you’d be pissed because they are hideous. This week we’re bringing you also-ridiculous wedge shoes but no sneakers in sight–instead, they are a riot of textures, colors and weirdness in the sub-$150 category. For those of you (like us) who tend to have a restrained aesthetic, sometimes a really oddball statement shoe can make an outfit look more deliberate.

Or… you know, just plain ridiculous. Whatever. Have fun. More »

10 Trends That Need To Die Right Now

10 Trends That Need To Die Right Now

Living in New York City makes it pretty easy to track trends: first you see it on runways (or fashion editors and models off duty), then you see it on famous people. Next, it’s on personal style bloggers. All of a sudden, it’s clogging window displays at Zara, H&M and Steve Madden. Then you see it fucking everywhere. Who else is sick to death of neon? Printed pants? Sneaker wedges? Presenting the 10 most over-exposed, played-out trends of right now. More »

Gallery: Steve Madden’s Most Blatant Knock-Offs

Gallery: Steve Madden's Most Blatant Knock-Offs

We recently learned that mall shoe juggernaut Steve Madden had unleashed a new style called the Hastt platform, which happened to be a pretty obvious ripoff of Miu Miu‘s wildly popular glitter booties. For what it’s worth, the Madden version removes most of the original style’s charm. This week, we’re all like, “Man. Steve Madden has kind of made a business out of this.” And now, a fond look back down the long and winding road of Designs Steve Madden Has Stolen. More »

Ready-To-Click: Deep Thoughts with Issey Miyake

Ready-To-Click: Deep Thoughts with Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake opens exhibition, creates origami clothes, describes it as “continual search for means by which to turn ideas into reality.” -New York Times

Important question: is being fashionable synonymous with being sexually unappealing? -Harper’s Bazaar

Weird. Zac Posen: intern. -New York Post

Weirder. Christian Loubotin: trapeze artist. -Vogue UK

Style blogging made easy, Valentino for Gap, Lady Gaga made-under and More »

Link Love: The Day That Lilit Went On Vacation

Link Love: The Day That Lilit Went On Vacation

Just FYI – Lilit is on vacation for a week, so don’t freak out if you don’t see her posts. Everything is going to be okay. She’ll be back soon. Shit. I have to learn how to work our Facebook page.

Katy Perry and Steve Madden might be forming a partnership -TheCut

Diane von Furstenberg is starting a beauty line – WWD

Olivia Palermo landed a fashion campaign? – Racked

Ann Coulter trying to revamp her image, likes “Freedom Is Fabulous” T-shirts – NYT

Euro fashions have New York’s beat – New York Post More »

Link Love: The Day Betsey Could Lose Her Shirt

Link Love: The Day Betsey Could Lose Her Shirt

Want to go to Fashion Week and have money to burn? For just a grand you can purchase the Catwalk Package at the W hotel in Manhattan. It includes two tickets to any show, a suite at the W (either the Union Square or Financial District location), and two cocktails. – Forbes

Betsey Johnson owes Steve Madden money, and if she’s not able to pay up in time he might end up owning her company. Is this starting to sound like a Sopranos episode to anyone else? – The Cut

Tim Gunn has been everywhere in the press as of late. Is it part of some master plan to take over the world, or is he doing damage control because he might be losing his job at Liz Claiborne? – Fashionista

Finally, confirmation on what we’ve believed all along: it really is better to wash your jeans as rarely as possible, says Levi Strauss Director of Special Projects. – Wall Street Journal

Victoria Beckham got on Twitter just in time to attend London Fashion Week and celebrate her nomination for Designer Brand of the Year. – JustJared

Serena Williams’ tennis outfits aren’t just stylish – they might be moneymakers. One theory argues that female players wearing short skirts is a major incentive to buy US Open tickets. No word on whether Rafael Nadal merely existing works for selling tickets to women. – BusinessWeek More »