Nov 082012
 

White stilettos

If after looking at these pics, your thoughts are “the 80’s are calling and they want their white stilettos back”, I am with you. If you’re wondering what the hell white stilettos are doing in mainstream fashion, you know the answer: fashion has a sense of resurrection. White stilettos have long been associated with everything that is wrong with the fashion sense of women and as far from elegant as Pluto (Neptune?) from the Sun. Yet, they are making an interesting comeback.

What comes to your mind when you think of white stilettos? Trashy? Tacky? The Essex girl look (For my non-British readers who don’t know what an Essex girl means, read this short Wikipedia entry on Essex Girl)? Common and unelegant? Well, it is time to change these perspectives.

The Guardian recently ran an interesting article on how white stilettos are back in the fashion world and being endorsed on the red carpet by celebrities. Of course if such a piece comes from The Guardian, can the Daily Mail be far behind?

What do you think of white stilettos?

 

 

 

 

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Sep 042012
 

This Pink and Pepper shoes review is meant as a guide for buyers who want to get the best shoes on a budget. Pink and pepper is fast catching up as a trendy, upscale shoe store that keeps prices in check. Pink and pepper shoes aren’t crazy expensive, but they aren’t $20 cheap either. However, for the value they provide, it can be an excellent bargain for the fashionista who is looking to stand out from the crowd, wear something original and innovative and not spend a fortune.

Don’t expect this Pink and Pepper shoes review to be the end of all though, because as a young company, their styles will keep evolving and so will my review. That being said, this is a very good place to start if you want to discover them.

According to their website, “Pink and Pepper are style rebels, never afraid of a little experimentation and always ready to reinvent their look”. I think this is a perfect one sentence summary of Pink and Pepper. They aren’t your run of the mill kind of shoes. They are definitely into experimentation as they suggest here. Even their website is funky and unconventional (although more practically, there is still plenty that can be improved).

In terms of variety, they’ve got everything from trendy heels to fashionable boots, so you can select the style that fits your wardrobe the best. They do have bold styles and designs. They are definitely unconventional. If this scares you, don’t buy them. If, however, you are able to carry it off, whether it be glittery pink with your party dress or looking for a girlish twist to menswear inspired colors and designs.

Pink and Pepper shoes

Some Pink and Pepper shoes that are edgy and chic. Not for everyone, but if you can carry it off, nothing you'll fall in love with them pretty soon!

Pink and Pepper Boots

Some Pink and Pepper boots. Trendy for sure, and perfect for a wide variety of wardrobes.

Pink and Pepper is having a grand opening in SoHo, in New York City on September 6, 2012. SoHo is an excellent neighborhood for such brands to flourish simply because the neighborhood allows for creativity and risks. However, it can also be ruthless. I’ll try to track their progress and report on this.

Pink and Pepper is one of those brands that you’ll either fall in love at first sight or believe they aren’t the right match for you. Either way, they are definitely worth checking out. I am more excited about the future though – if crazy New Yorkers are crazy enough to embrace the bold styles of Pink and Pepper or will it just fade into the background in this ruthless city?

Again, remember that this is an edgy/chic designer label of shoes that can have some people fall in love and some hate it. Which category do you belong to?

 

Sep 032012
 

Pink and Pepper is having a grand opening in NYC on 6th September 2012! I just saw the flier posted right around my home. The grand opening is at 242 Mott Street in SoHo, which is also going to be the store location. It seems they are still getting things in order there. I think it is a great location for them.

For those who don’t know, Pink and Pepper has some amazing shoe collections. Check out the Pink and Pepper shoes on Endless to get an idea of what kind of products they sell (Free 2 day shipping in US, lowest price guarantee. Got to love Endless!). You could also browse through their photos on Facebook, the link to which can be confusing to find on their homepage.

Anyway, here is the flyer that was posted on the wall near my place

Pink and Pepper Grand Opening NYC

I also took a sneak-peak at their location on 242 Mott Street. It is a really cool neighborhood, and the sign of Pink and Pepper is already up and ready on the store.

Pink and Pepper NYC

Are you going to attend this event? What do you think about the location – SoHo/Mott Street? Do you ever buy from Pink and Pepper?

Jun 052012
 
Heels and Skirt

Heels and Skirt: Beautiful, Elegant and Sexy

Heels and skirt are the cornerstone of fashionistas who can make heads turn. Of course, it also means it could be a fashion nightmare when not done well. Here is a quick and great guide so you know how to look fabulous in heels and skirt.

Of course, you could always have one without the other – heels without the skirt and skirt without the heels. However, I believe that heels and skirts make for a very nice combination and a lot of women do realize the power of this combination. Once you realize that certain fashion style statements complement each other, you can use them without thinking much. This means you don’t have to bang your head every time you go out on a date or go out with friends to a club or simply go to a restaurant to have a nice meal. Your heals and skirt will serve you well in almost any situation where you want to look fabulous and fashionable or simply look appealing and natural without looking like a drab.

There are of course several things that you need to take care of before this adventurous journey! The first thing to think about is, are you comfortable in heels? High heels? Now I know a lot of girls like heels but if you cannot carry it well, there is no point in wearing them. Also, you don’t want to wear them if you find it uncomfortable walking. Living in New York, for example, I see my fair share of girls dressed up all ready to go and party who cannot cross the street with their high heels! Trust me, that isn’t as attractive as your drunk friends would make you believe. Always be able to walk comfortably in heels; how long depends on the occasion obviously.

With heels and skirt, remember that it is a time-tested, age-old fashion statement that has never completely gone out of vogue. It does hide in the bushes at times, peering through the grass looking for the right time to be on-stage again and show the world how awesome that combination can be. Your mom probably wore them. Your grandma too. Short skirts and high heels are a good combination when done right.

On the topic of short skirts, short skirts were all the rage in the 60’s in America. Skirts can come in very different forms, from elegant to fun to sexy. Everything from length to material are of consideration when you want to choose the right skirt for your outing.

Heels and Leather Skirt

Heels and leather skirt is a perfect combination for an elegant, upscale, sexy look. Leather always adds to an element of fun and excitement to any outfit. A leather skirt takes it to a different level and is sure to turn heads. Would you not turn back when these leather skirts with heels pass you on the street?

Here are some great ways to go for leather skirt and heels. For a more detailed guide, check out the Leather Skirt Fashion Guide.

 

Heels and Skirt

Accessories can always enhance the leather skirt look

Heels and Skirt

Blue and black combination

Heels and Skirt

Carrying off a brilliant all-black look

Heels and Skirt

Of course, the white-with-black look!

People tend to get the wrong idea about leather skirts, that it should always be black. That is far from the case. Look at the pictures below for colorful leather skirts and heels that make for a perfect outing combining the elegant with the sexy.

Here is a great looking orange leather skirt

Heels and Skirt

Orange Leather Skirt

and you can always be more creative with a golden leather skirt! Be careful though – you should be able to carry it off. If not, it is probably better to avoid it. If you are going for a golden leather skirt, learn about golden shoes as well.

 

Heels and Skirt

White on golden leather skirt – if you can carry it off, nothing like it!

Of course leather skirts and heels are only one part of the equation, for a bolder style statement. What do you wear when you want something more casual but obviously you don’t want to look like a slob either. Also, what about wearing skirts and heels for clubs? These are more fun activities and you can choose from a variety of options.

Remember that you need to blend in the colors of your heels and skirt. It doesn’t have to be the same color, but it should be matching. If you are confused about this, think of whether you would wear the skirt color as your shirt/top and the heel color as your skirt/shorts on another day. If the answer is no, probably you should reconsider.

Here’s black on black and black on yellow. Black of course is a common color for a skirt, but you can choose your variations for the heels color.

Heels and Skirt

Can’t go wrong with black!

Of course this is just the lower half – your heels and skirt need to match the top that you pick, and this again brings the dimension of color into the picture. Look  for similar or contrasting colors. Below you can see a white/black top on black skirt and they both look good. You need to pick the kind of look that you want to go for.

Heels and Skirt

White-on-black is another great combination. Watch out for your heel color though!

You don’t however, have to stick with the blacks and whites. After a while, every girl gets bored of these colors! Perhaps you want to try something a little more lively and bright. You can think out of the box – look for purples, reds, oranges, etc. Here is a great purple top that goes well with a black skirt. What would be a great heel color for this outfit? (leave a comment!)

Heels and Skirt

Fun variations for the top

For party looks or specialized theme events, you can obviously be more creative. For such occasions, I would suggest taking a look at your accessories as well. They can refine and redefine your heels and skirt look. Of course, go wild on these occasions even if you think you’ll make a fashion mistake!

Heels and Skirt

Lets Party!

Also, if you just want a chic, outdoor look with your skirt, here’s a good one for you

Leather Skirt Outdoors

Leather Skirt Outdoors on bright sunny day!

Color Schemes

Black and red

Black and red/pink is a powerful combination when it comes to skirts, especially for leather skirts. It’s bold and will make heads turn. You need to be able to carry it off though.

One question I get is whether the top should be black and the skirt red or vice versa. The answer is – it depends on what suits you best. Both these combinations are, in fact, excellent. Check out below –

Black Skirt Pink Top

Black Leather Skirt Pink Top

Black Top Red Skirt

Red leather skirt with black top

 

 Pure Black

Of course, the classic black top with black leather skirt can always work, although it isn’t going to be as bold as your pinks and reds –

Black Skirt Black Top

Black Leather Skirt Black Top

Or here’s a single piece black top, which is can be quite bold in its own right

Classic Leather Black

Funky

Yes, you can get more funky with your leather skirts and spice up some color combinations. For instance, how about this  neon top with black leather skirt?

Neon top black leather skirt

Or how about a red top pink skirt?

Red Top Pink Skirt

Red Top Pink Skirt

Photo Credits: J’s Everyday Fashion, Jemingway3, Leather Fashion Fashionista, Fashionista’s

May 132012
 

Golden shoes can be the perfect pair or shoes that you are looking for. Gold shoes and black dress? Perfect! Gold shoes and pink dress? Perfect again! Gold shoes can be very versatile, and it appears that many women just don’t see it that way, which is a pity really. After all, how can you look like Cinderella without your golden shoes!

Gold shoes are common enough with popular fashion houses and even the more generic shopping centers that you might frequent.

Golden Shoes

Golden shoes at H&M

Photo Credit: markhillary

Golden shoes can look elegant and sexy at the same time. Gold shoes go with everything – just ask Jess Cartner-Morley who writes for The Guardian (my favorite British newspaper of course!)

Best Dress colors for Golden Shoes

  • Black – elegant
  • white – angelic
  • navy – sexy
  • beige – playful

Alright, those adjectives may not be the best ones to describe these, but you get the idea! The idea is, golden shoes can go well with a wide variety of dresses. It is all the more attractive when worn with the right accessories – from golden to white to blue.

Golden Shoes

Golden shoes in the street - always an interesting find!

Photo Credit: Ronald Rugenbrink

And what’s more, golden shoes are perfect for both women and men! Well, I am not too sure of the latter and I am not liable for any fashion disaster guys, but here, you be the judge!

Golden Shoes Men and Women

Golden Shoes - who does it suit better, men or women?

Photo Credit: NiceBastard

In fact, a lot of women don’t realize how good golden shoes look. Now, if you are already wearing a golden skirt, nothing is better than elegant golden shoes, right? Of course!

Golden skirt shoes

Wouldn't gold shoes go well with gold skirts?

Photo Credit: Leather Fashion

Golden Shoes on a sunny day

Golden Shoes on a sunny day

Photo Credit: Jeff

Golden shoes are also the perfect party wear. It is a pity not too many ladies realize this. They can display glitter and glamour and you can be the center of attraction in the party. Which also brings me to the shine – stand out with the shine!

Gold shoe promotion

Promoting her gold shoes - clever!

Photo Credit: Leyla

So you wanted to give it a shot and go for a slightly geeky look? Well sure, gold shoes are the perfect companion in this case as well! This is especially if you wear glasses – I think golden shoes are a very good match for all kinds of frames. Look at this elegant girl on a bicycle who looks fab!

Golden shoes for a geeky look

Golden shoes for a geeky look

Photo Credit: juleskills

Shoes can make or break your fashionable look and it is important to choose the best shoes. I am sure the ladies realize this. However, you don’t need to have as many pairs of shoes as the items in your wardrobe. Golden shoes can be your best bet for a number of different situations, from formal to informal, from elegant to sexy.

How do you wear golden shoes? Do you wear them at all? What do you think about them?

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