A Lighter Shade of Pale

According to the color specialists at the Pantone Color Institute, the year 2012 will be all about reddish citrus hues. The official color of the year is “Tangerine Tango” which, as the experts say, is meant to “provide the energy boost (you) need to recharge and move forward.”
However, it seems like the ladies have an […]

Manolo Blahnik x Lane Crawford: The Archive Collection

For the Mayans, 2012 signals the world’s ultimate demise but for Manolo Blahnik, it is only the preparation period for a huge career milestone that’s set to happen the following year. The Spanish designer will be celebrating his 40th year in the shoemaking industry and he has a massive cult of chic followers to partake […]

Blog of the Week 6: The Shoedish

Sex PumpsAs its name suggests, the left and right pieces spells out together the word ‘SEX’ in capital letters, each one dotted with Swarovski crystals, as if to put more stress on the word. Well, you can’t help but wonder if more emphasis is necessary when ‘sex’ is practically a strong word in itself. In fact, The Shoedish was right when they said it need not be spelled as “they pretty much speak for themselves”.

Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection

banks1The three-time (yes, THREE!) Oscar nominee owes a part of her success to other distinguished labels donned by the characters. Given the whimsical and bizarre couture of the Capitol, Alexander McQueen couldn’t be any more perfect. At the scene where Effie greeted the District 12 tributes at the Capitol train station, she wore an eye-catching pair of McQueen’s.

Blog of the Week 5: Karla’s Closet

“I don’t wear heels and a tutu to get coffee at Starbucks so that people can stare at me. I wear it because that is what I feel good in.” –Karla Deras

KarlasClosetWell, people can’t probably help staring at her—Karla Deras is simply eye-catching. And the best part? She does it with little or no effort at all.

With her enviable dimples, Angelina Jolie lips, and bold pixie haircut, Karla is a real beauty. Add an eclectic and sophisticated sartorial taste and you have a woman who’s made to stand out in the crowd. In her case, she stands out not only in a crowd but

Christian Louboutin at 20: The Capsule Collection

Complete the sentence: “In 20 years, I will be _____________________.”
You’d be surprised at how many interesting answers you could come up with or how you’d find yourself totally at loss for words. In 20 years, you could be immersing yourself in a completely different culture in another country, probably somewhere exotic.
You could be hosting a […]

Serena Van der Woodsen: You Know You Love Her

Here is a round-up of memorable footwear pieces flaunted by Serena.

Winter Trash by Christian Louboutin

Winter Trash

In Season 5’s episode 8, titled “All the Pretty Sources”, Serena fulfilled her Maid of Honor duties and organized a bridal shower for her best friend and occasional rival Blair. The theme of the party was Breakfast

Gucci Cruise 2012 Collection

without them. Here are a few of them:

Bette

Bette

This could easily be any stiletto sandal but the elastic insert makes all the difference which surely makes for a snug fit. Gucci specializes in genuine leather and you can absolutely

Over-the-Knee Boots: Give It All Your Luvin’

If the Vogue singer got you itching for a pair of thigh-high boots, here are some decadent selections that can make you confess on the dancefloor.

Perforated thigh-high boots by Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Before fishnets became tacky, they were the run-to garments for achieving a come-hither look without fully exposing the skin. Today, Stella McCartney shows that there’s practically no need for that as even

The Academy Awards 2012: The Stars in Heels

Gwyneth Paltrow in Jimmy Choo

Gwyneth Paltrow

Apparently, Ben Affleck wasn’t the only common denominator between Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow; both share the same affection for Choos. Paltrow wore Koko gold platform sandals with her über chic caped ensemble. The actress was ethereal in a white minimalist dress and

Blair Waldorf: You Know You Love Her!

Miu Miu Loafer Pumps

Time by Stuart Weitzman

One of her striking outfits for the ‘Father and the Bride’ episode of Season 5 was yet another proof that Blair is the Queen of outerwear and headwear. Here, you’ll see her again in a beret and coat each in a different shade of blue. She was almost blue from head to toe with a blue hat and a pair of blue sheer stockings but she finished her look with gorgeous black

Blog of the Week 4: She Said Shoes

She said she’s capricious. She said she’s neurotic. She said she’s in a serious relationship with her Blackberry. She said she loves flying. She said her favorite movie was Battle Royale. She said she’s never clever. She said she was secretly created by William Moulton Marston. She said she drops things twice a lot.  And […]

Have Yourself a Fabulous Valentine’s Day

With the sleek pleats, ruched edges and powder hue, the Taryn exudes femininity and daintiness. But what adds a sexy touch to it is the 4.i-inch stiletto heel. The Taryn would
go perfectly with a plain pencil and a top with ruffle details.

Nine West

nine westSo you want to dazzle on Valentine’s Day? The Hotlist can help you with that! These platform sandals are swathed in glitter. You can choose between a pink multi-glitter color theme or the gold silver glitter; either way would give you the sparkle that you need.

It Takes Tangerine to Tango

Tribute by Yves Saint Laurent

Tangerine tango complements textures too as evident in these t-bar sandals by YSL. The straps and platform are covered in orange python leather and feature a gold buckle-fastening ankle strap. These YSL Tribute sandals practically scream ‘sexy’, especially with that 5.5inch heels. You’d definitely want to take them for a spin at the bar.

Blog of the Week 3: Sea of Shoes

And what started out as a simple summer project turned into an instant ticket to international stardom.

Jane began Sea of Shoes back in April 2007 to while away the time. “I was bored, lonely for fashion friends, and I spent lots of time on the computer,” she explained. Little did she know that her fascination with timeless and trend-defying pieces would earn her worldwide attention. Whether

Gossip Girl’s 100th Episode Celebration

Leighton Meester in Jimmy Choo

Leighton Meester apparently wanted to stand out in a sea of lavishness and chose a rather simple outfit. But simple doesn’t necessarily mean boring. Even with minimal accessories (a pair of earrings) and her mane let down, the 25 year old actress was still stunning as ever in her white strapless dress from the Balmain Spring 2012 collection.

The Golden Globe Awards 2012: The Stars in Heels

Below is a round-up of celebrities which deserved the Best Designer Shoes award.

Katharine McPhee in Christian Louboutin

Katherine McPhee In Christian Louboutin
The red carpet was mostly littered by celebrities and guests in their best suits and ball gowns. But while others packed on chandelier and drop earrings, heavy make-up and long trails, Katharine McPhee kept it low-key.

Blog of the Week 2: All Womens Talk

All Women Stalk - The Women Blog

The website is practically a one-stop shop for everything females could possibly fancy and they have categorized it into twelve: Love, Fashion, Hair, Movies, Health, Celebs, Travel, Weightloss, Bags, Beauty, Lifestyle and Wedding. As how their About Page read, “It’s all about women and the things we like to do!” And their mission was plain and simple: “to be an online platform where women can just be their awesome selves.” You can only imagine how many women have unleashed their inner ‘awesomeness’ throughout the website’s existence!

Christian Louboutin Spring-Summer 2012 Collection

Indulge yourselves in this array of gorgeous footwear.

Christian Louboutin Torero

Christian Louboutin ToreroThe name alone suggests that Louboutin drew inspiration from these Spanish bullfighters. One glance at this pair would evoke images of a handsome matador in his exquisite costume of intricate beading design. The Torero peep-toe shoes feature glamorous satin leather lined with fine black embroidery from the ankle to the vamp. Even its 150 mm heels are dotted with black crystals. This pair is perfect for evening wear and red-carpet events. Perhaps the wives of matadors may want to grab one of these to wear for their husbands’ next performance.

Blog of the Week 1: That’s Chic

Behind every fashion blog is its equally stylish author. Although chronicling fashion isn’t too much of a chore for someone who has a passion for that field, it becomes quite a struggle to find a personal niche in a market that’s brimming with a bazillion blogs. So how does a blogger get an edge in the competition? The answer is simple: creativity. And one of the few who epitomizes that is a chic Vietnamese residing in the Orange County.

Thats Chic

Kristen Stewart and her Vampy Kicks

The self-confessed tomboy has provoked criticism from the fashion police and earned the praise of the avant-garde for pairing couture dresses with sneakers. It was inevitable though that along with her rise to fame, she has traded her trusty Chucks and succumbed to the charm of designer shoes. Here’s a round-up of her winning fashion moments, with her choice of footwear as the major point for judging.

Vibe by Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo Vibe

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011: Angels in Heels

Adriana Lima looked especially stunning in the various looks she sported for this section. The fourth highest paid model of the world strutted on the runway wearing black strappy sandals embellished with organza rosette appliqués straight from Giuseppe Zanotti’s spring 2011 collection. With a heel measurement of 4.5 inches, these sandals feature round toes, slim stitched straps and a zip fastening at the rear ankle.

Wedge Booties

wedge booties

Sexy Shoes and the City Part 3

Since it is almost impossible to itemize six season’s worth of shoes, here is perhaps just a quarter of her massive shoe collection. And of course, expect a lot of Manolos!

Mable Feather-Adorned Biker Sandals by Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo Mable Feathered Sandals

Sexy Shoes and the City Part 2

Apparently, people just can’t get enough of Carrie, Samanatha, Charlotte and Miranda.

Two years after the successful movie adaptation of Sex and the City, a sequel came out, much to the delight of its loyal viewers who stuck with the girl gang since 1998.

Vivienne Westwood Gladiator Sandals

The movie poster itself was

Sexy Shoes and the City: Part 1

How will Carrie’s signature styling go well with the present trend? The answer is simple: She doesn’t! After all, she isn’t one to blend in the crowd; she stands out. See for yourself.

Sedaraby (Zebra) by Manolo Blahnik

In one part of the film, she wore a rose print bubble-hem top and matching skirt with zebra-print pumps and orange clutch—clearly defying the laws of proper color harmony. But Carrie doesn’t follow rules; she makes them!

If these designer pumps look strangely familiar, you’d be surprised to know that it’s actually the “stolen shoes’’ from Season 6, only it has undergone some safari makeover.

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