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When it comes to dressing up in the fall and winter months, I always say that the shoes make the look. The ability of a chic pair of booties to transform a simple, printed dress or a pair of knee high boots to elevate a cozy sweater and skinnies never ceases to amaze me. Which is why I’m oh so excited to announce a fantastic collaboration with Naya shoes. As part of their Blogger challenge, I was asked to create a look centering around one of fall’s hottest trends in footwear – BUCKLES! Never one to pass up a styling challenge, I put together a 70s glam inspired look with a modern twist. I paired my buckled “Virtue” booties with a retro-printed dress, faux-fur shag, some chunky gold accessories / accents and a light green faux-croc clutch. The “Virtue” was such a fun piece to style and I loved that they reminded me a little of cowboy boots. The leather was slightly distressed and ultra soft. Paired with the “high-enough” chunky heel — and I was completely sold.
As part of the challenge, Naya is showcasing all the blogger looks on their facebook page. Please vote for my look here and you’ll be automatically entered to win a pair of Naya’s of your own. Voting ends on Monday, December 17th.
Find out more about the inspiration behind my look. Check out the video below!
Christian Louboutin is a master when it comes to the art of shoes. His red soles are recognizable every where and have graced the feet of celebrities, royals and fashionistas alike. It’s no surprise then, that a man who’s been in his field for so long has to push the limits and challenge how far women will go for the love of fashion. On the ‘heels’ of such gravity defying creations like the Alexander McQueen Armadillo platforms (as seen on Lady Gaga, Kelis and Beyonce) as well as the Heel-less Antonio Berardi PVC boots sported by Victoria Beckham, the king of shoes has designed a pair of heels that even the bravest and style-obsessed fashion divas would think twice about.
So what’s Louboutin’s reasoning behind creating these? The French designer who views “the classical dancing ballet slipper <as> the ultimate heel” told The Sun he wanted to create “heels that <would make> dancers closer than any other women to the sky, to heaven”. Yes, these heels look like they could definitely land you in another dimension. All jokes aside however, The Swarovski crystals embellished slippers were designed to raise money for the English National Ballet and they will probably be bought as a display and not for every day wear or for any special occasions for that matter. Share your thoughts on the 8-inch Louboutins below….When it comes to heels, how high do you feel comfortable going?
A new survey from FITNESS magazine reveals that women are bringing body issues with them to the beach. 80% of women polled for the magazine’s swimsuit survey say they feel other women are judging them when they wear a bathing suit and 48% say they’d only feel confident flaunting a bikini after losing more than 20 pounds.
FITNESS magazine polled more than 1,000 women ages 18 and over- to get the scoop on how they really feel about swimsuit season, what celeb body they are dying to have and what they would give up to have a swimsuit model’s body. The results appear in the June 2011 issue on stands now.
“The survey results shed light on the complicated relationship women have with their bodies and how much time is spent worrying about what other women think,” says Betty Wong, Editor-in-Chief of FITNESS. “It is so important to make sure women are empowered to embrace their imperfections and celebrate their bodies-no matter what shape or size.”
So who has the ideal beach body? Jennifer Aniston ruled the beach with 37% of the vote, while Gwyneth’s thin frame was the least wanted bod at only 6%.
Other celebs whose beach bodies women love?
- Jennifer Lopez—27%
- Cameron Diaz—11%
Other Women, The #1 Beach Nightmare
- 89% of women rated other women as the toughest swimsuit critics on the beach
- 60% of women admitted feeling less in shape compared to other women on the beach
- 53% of women say seeing a woman with a perfect body on the beach raises negative feelings of envy and insecurity
- 32% of women surveyed named their boyfriend/husband as the person they trust most to give an honest opinion on how they look in their swimsuit.
- 65% of women say finding the perfect swimsuit is harder than finding the perfect jeans
- 86% of women feel sexier wearing lingerie than a bikini
- 40% of women say their favorite body part to flaunt at the beach is their cleavage
- 48% say they’d need to lose 20 or more pounds before they’d feel confident in a bikini
- Only one-in-ten women (11%) feel “bikini-confident as is”
- 43% say they’d give up Facebook forever if it meant they could have a swimsuit model’s bod
- 61% of women say it would take $100,000 for them to appear on TV or in a magazine in their swimsuit
- 36% would turn down a beach party invitation from Justin Timberlake if it meant wearing a swimsuit in public
Are you shocked by these poll results? Are we really each other’s worst enemies? How do you feel about showing off your bikini body? Share your thoughts below.
Ever wondered what your guy really thinks of your skinny jeans? What about the trend du jour – over the knee boots? or even your must-have manicure? Wonder no more…
InStyle Magazine and Sports Illustrated recently teamed up for the ultimate He Said/She Said. The sibling titles polled 20,000 guys about women, and naturally the ladies weighed in too.
Here’s what 20,000 guys had to say:
What do you think of skinny jeans?
He says: they don’t do it for me (45%)
She says: they’re hot! (47%)
What about over-the-knee boots?
He says: sexiest trend right now (67%)
She says: Agreed! (58%)
What will you buy your wife/girlfriend for V-Day?
64% say flowers
19% forget to buy anything
17% say jewelry
Shopping with your girl?
53% say it’s mind-numbingly boring
BUT nearly half say it may be dull but I don’t mind (43%)
The sexes agree again – an overwhelming majority (84%) say NOT hot.
The sexes agree — long waves rock!
JENNIFER Aniston, Love Hewitt, Garner and Lopez?
Aniston is the ultimate dream date (41%), followed by Love Hewitt (33%).
Do you care if a woman has a manicure?
75% of males say no!
Poll results are featured in InStyle’s February issue, on sale now.
So what do you think…surprised or not?