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Brighten up your Dreary Winter Wardrobe with Pops of Color

December 5th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

As temperatures begin to drop and sunlight gets shorter, color choices also take a nose dive. Summer/Spring bright yellows and happy pinks turn into dreary blacks and somber grays. In the more northern cities like New York and Chicago, people are less concerned with “making statements” and more concerned with keeping warm.  Winter has effectively dampened spirits.

Fortunately, it does not have to stay that way. A number of colorful pieces can be easier incorporated into dull hues to provide “pops” of colors that will brighten any gloomy days. Read on for  ways to incorporate pops of color to brighten your outfit and your mood.

 

Winter Coats

One of the easiest ways to add the color is to get a colorful coat. Designers like Milly Alexis are keen to the idea as well have made coats, like the one Leona Lewis is rocking, that will brighten any outfit immediately. Moncler also has a number of down coat that are meant to pop as well!

 

 

Bold Shoes

The ways to incorporate shoes to add pops of color are endless. Funky rainboots, bright pinks pumps, red ankle booties, bright oxfords…the options are endless. In an all-black outfit, shoes always add the perfect punch of color.

 

 

 

Bright Color Pants

Don’t be afraid to pop out your summer skinnies with a blazer. Those bright pants are the perfect way to add a splash of color without over doing it. They also double in keeping those legs warm!

  

 

 

Scarves

When in doubt, grab a scarf! They can be knotted, tied, or wore loosely around the neck. A vibrant scarf can be both practical in keeping you warm, and stylish in setting off your look.

 

Accessories

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize! Your sunnies, nail polish, gloves all can serve as more settle ways to add pops of colors. A fresh mani and loud gloves, you can’t go wrong.

So don’t get stuck in the dull hues. Pack tons of color in your winter wardrobe and enjoy.  Summer will be back before you know it!  

Wild Shoe Wednesday: Keyshia’s Wild Statement With Charlotte Olympia

November 14th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Drooling over R&B diva Keyshia Cole’s style choices lately? WE HAVE! Celebrity stylist Olori Swank has elevated her look to another level making her one to look for when she’s expected to appear at an event. So when she hit the red carpet at the 2012 Soul Train Awards we were elated to see what Olori created for Keyshia.

Keyshia Cole wore an Alexander Wang dress with Charlotte Olympia Bruce Enamel Leopard Sandals. Charlotte Olympia took a simple black peep toe heel and placed an enamel leopard atop of the toe. The Italian made shoe has a 5 ¾” heel with a 1 ¼” platform and an adjustable ankle strap.

 

This shoe is a great basic with a pop of fierceness thanks to the big cat perched on your toe, a small detail that true shoe love would swoon over, and if you are dying to steal some of Keyshia’s style you can head over to Neiman Marcus to purchase the $1485.00 pair of heels.

Ladies would these heels pounce into your closet, and are you feeling Keyshia Cole new look, sound off below!

 

Celebrate WithoutSole’s 3rd Annual Sneaker Ball Fundraiser In ATL

October 30th, 2012 by Tiffany

What happens when you gather a bunch of influencers for an amazing cause?

 

This will be the third year Initial eVennts hosts its annual Sneaker Ball in hopes of announcing the month long collection of thousands of shoes. The Sneaker Ball is the finale event to the Without Sole shoe campaign, which is a 30 day push through the month of october to collect 12,000 shoes.

Initial eVennts’ co-founders Evan Eskridge and Oluwatoyin Salami decided to put together multiple talents as a call to action. “We wanted to be the change we wish to see -a group of young people doing something for nonprofit instead of looking for profit. Pave a different path.”  Which in turn created the Without Sole campaign that is spreading across the globe.

This mission is particularly interesting because it’s shoes instead of clothes, like most charities. Oluwatoyin Salami (Co-founder) decided on shoes because her father is from Nigeria and told her stories of him being six years old and having to mow someone’s lawn just to get a pair of shoes. His family couldn’t afford to buy him any and without shoes he wouldn’t have been able to continue in school. Her father is now a doctor, and she finds it empowering to think that these pair of shoes could be the foundation for many kids to go to school and become future doctors, lawyers and teachers. People often take shoes for granted and don’t realize that without shoes there’s not only discomfort but some major hindrances, like going to school, work and other public places that are vital for success.

The non-profit does a variety of events within the community throughout 30 days of October. The Sneaker Ball  is an annual event where the sum of shoes collected throughout the campaign is announced. Anticipation builds each year as the amount of shoes collected grows. Last year 5,500 shoues were donated and distributed to those in need. This event is a very trendy event in which everyone dresses up, but wears their favorite sneakers. Everything at the ball will be fresh from the shoes, to the mindset, to the food.

“Being as this is the finale everyone should have a fresh mindset with our mission in mind and the hard work under our belt. The food will be fresh as well from Organic vendors.” It’s the launch of a new life for someone some where else and the launch of a new way of thinking for the locals.

 

Majority will benefit the homeless population in Atlanta, but will ultimately touch people globally that are otherwise unable to obtain a single pair of sneakers. U-Haul and TIWAWORKS are two returning sponsors again this year. New sponsors include Enterprise, Black Tie BBQ, RiousDesign, Vinnie’s Styles, and others.

 

The Sneaker Ball will be held on Friday, November 2nd at the trendy Goat Farm in northwest Atlanta – tickets are $10 online/$20 at the door and donations will be accepted for those that still want to donate.  Visit www.withoutsole.com for complete donation locations, event ticketing and information, as well as sponsor and organization information.

 

Could Aldo’s Trade You A Pair Of New Shoes For Instagram Pics Of Your Old Ones? (We Hope So!)

October 23rd, 2012 by Christen

What if Aldo told you that they’d give you a pair of new shoes, for a photo of your old ones – you’d think there’s a catch, right?

Montreal-based footwear brand Aldo staged a charming out-of-home campaign in Israel, inviting passersby to snap a photo of their shoes, upload the photo to Instagram with their shoe size and the hashtag #aldo, and ring a bell. In two minutes, a large, rolling present box then appeared, containing — as you might have expected — a new pair of Aldo shoes in their size.

The bell was rung more than 450 times and 500 photos were uploaded to Instagram, producing nearly 800,000 interactions, the Israeli creative agency who produced it, Smoyz, says.

Now if only Aldo would do that in the US… specifically in NYC!  Although not impossible, we have to wonder… If Aldo’s would trade you a pair of new shoes just for your Instagram photo – would you do it? (We hope so!)

 

 

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Join DivasAndDorks.com For A Special Shoe Shopping Event Macy’s!

October 17th, 2012 by Christen

Love shopping?  Love shopping for stilettos?  Join us for a shopping party Thursday, October 18th in NYC!  We’re going shoe shopping at the world’s largest shoe floor, that’s right – at Macy’s Herald Square!  Macy’s invites you to the World’s Largest Shoe Floor for a shopping party with footwear designer extraordinaire, Marc Fisher. Enjoy informal modeling of his newest collection, featuring this season’s top trends including super tall riding boots, peep toes and more, available exclusively at Macy’s.  It’s all about the shoes but we’ll have plenty of refreshments, a guest DJ and to fuel your shopping budget – we even have a free Macy’s gift card for you!

 

When:
Thursday, October 18th at 5pm

Where:
Macy’s Herald Square
Shoe Department 2nd Floor
151 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001

Here’s the details, on Thursday, October 18th at 5pm – join us on the 2nd floor at Macy’s Herald Square, locate a Macy’s event representative and say the code phrase “I’m here for the Divas And Dorks blog party with Marc Fisher, Now Where’s My Giftcard!” And you’ll be awarded with a free $10 gift card to use towards any Macy’s purchase!  (Make sure you check out Macys.com online first for printable coupons and get there early, *giftcards are limited to the first 5 D&D guests!*)

Bonus:  Make a Marc Fisher shoe purchase during the event and you’ll walk away with a complimentary Marc Fisher gift, autographed by Marc.

See you there!

Wild Shoe Wednesday: Balenciaga Lace Up Stilettos (Haute Or Not)

September 19th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Looking for a pump that boasts the height, texture posture of a haute stiletto heel while embracing the idea of comfort & style?

 

 

 

Say hello to the Balenciaga Lace Up Stilettos!  These are one of the hottest shoe collections of the season and Kristen Stewart wore a similar design to Met Gala. The shoe pictured above features grey smooth leather, pointed-toe and white leather laces. The bootie below is more than double the price of the other style and features black leather, white laces and  lavender-blue ostrich leather paneling.

 

Would you rock these sporty pumps?

 

 

Haute Shoe Alert: “Geeks” Get Louboutin LOVE Too!

September 4th, 2012 by Christen

Mr. Louboutin himself, must have had yours truly in mind while creating these delightful digital soles.  Formally titled the Lady Peep Geek Embroidered Pump ($1,695), this shoe unites the best of high tech with high fashion in its microchip-inspired embroidery, beading, and the signature red sole.

Christian LouboutinLady Peep Geek Embroidered Pump

The perfect finish with technical and sartorial savvy—not to mention the coveted red sole—this edition of the Christian Louboutin Lady Peep pump is perched proudly on a statement platform and sky-high heel.

  • Embroidered with microchip-inspired patterning, numbers, and sequins, a satin upper boasts eye-catching shine balanced with texture.
  • Peep toe; sits atop 1 3/4″ statement platform.
  • 5 5/8″ covered heel shows off signature Christian Louboutin red leather outsole; 3 7/8″ equiv.
  • “Lady Peep Geek” is made in Italy.

Is this new Louboutin shoe too geek chic for you?

Share your thoughts below…

 

 

The GO-TO Look This Season Is…GOLD!

August 27th, 2012 by Christen

Fresh of the Olympic high of gold medals & dreams of golden opportunities, comes the hautest trend in heels that you haven’t seen.  GOLD.  It’s a trend that has gone from jeweled accessories the soles of fashionistas everywhere.  Many of fabulous designers have made this the go-to trend for fall and has designed an entirely gold shoe for their fashion lines.

 

Check out a few of our favorite gold soles below…

 

Coming in third place is Christian Louboutins latest booties in gold, the ‘Rock and Gold’ leather ankle boots.  Punctuate your look with standout statement footwear in these Rock and gold ankle boots by Christian Louboutin. Perfect for adding that instant wow factor to any outfit, easily team these booties with a bold printed dress for maximum impact.

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN ROCK AND GOLD 120 LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS ($1,095.00)

 

Styled with a Mary Katrantzou Interior chandelier-print dress.

Coming in second place is Gianvito Rossi’s Metallic leather pointy-toe pumps in gold.  Spice up your evening wardrobe this fall with Gianvito Rossi’s metallic gold stilettos. Sleek pointy toes add the perfect accent of attitude to your after-hours looks.  Styled here with a Stella McCartney blazer and trousers, an Acne shirt and a clutch from Victoria Beckham.

 

GIANVITO ROSSI METALLIC LEATHER POINTY-TOE PUMPS ($593.00)

 

Stella McCartney blazer and trousers

 

 

Coming in first place is Manolo Blahnik’s Ankle Strap Pump in gold.  A classic pointy-toe pump strikes gold with a modern mirror finish and sassy stiletto heel – this is the go-to pump that will take you from day to night.

Manolo Blahnik Ankle Strap Pump ($815.00)

 

Here are a few more honorable mentions found online — check them out and let us know when golden soles you plan on checking for this Fall!  Would you invest in this new Fall trend, or not?

…and the golden sole honorable mentions goes to…

Wild Shoe Wednesday: Alice + Olivia Platforms

August 22nd, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Searching for that perfect metallic heel? Take the gold medal home in women’s all around best platform with these gold Alice & Olivia Larimore Cutout Metallic Leather Platform Pumps. Stacey Bendet and the entire Alice + Olivia team really hit the jackpot with this pair.

 

 

 

The gold leather cutout designs covers the 5 1/2″ inch almond toe heels and is finished with a padded leather lining. This shoe is great for feminine floral or lace frocks during the day or add some shine to an all black night look.

 

 

You can shop this shoe here at Neiman Marcus for only $325, now thats a steal for a wild shoe! We would love to here your thoughts on these, Ladies are these going on your wish list or can you imagine a better metallic heel out there?

 

Wild Shoe Wednesday: Sergio Rossi Fall 2012 Collection

August 15th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

When it comes to fall shoe line releases, there’s nothing better than a little texture, embroidery & embellishing bling.  The Sergio Rossi Fall 2012 collection offers a little bit of each, plus a whole lot of classic, statement designs that are sure to make these shoes staples in your closet for years to come.  Check out a few of our favorite wild pairs from the Sergio Rossi Fall collection below:

 

Looking for a few of the more tame designs by Sergio Rossi Fall 2012 Collection, check out their collection site here.

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