Alexandre Birman Presents The Holiday Soiree Mule

Looking for the perfect shoe to amp up your holiday cocktail style? Look no further than these python mules from Alexandre Birman.

Luxurious python is combined with leather and vinyl to create a sophisticated, easy-to-wear mule.

Pair them with a curve-hugging pencil skirt or feminine tuxedo for a high-impact holiday look.

Available at BergdorfGoodman.com

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The ADENA sandal is a must have for destination weddings

With warm weather fast approaching and Spring break on the horizon, we would like to share two vacation must-have styles from the Isolá Spring 2013 collection. The ADAR is a standout style with exotic studded detailing and a subtle 1 inch wedge. This unique ankle strap sandal is available in three neutral colorways and is the perfect match for a bold patterned Spring look.

The ADENA sandal, a reigning favorite, has been reintroduced in new colors for Spring 2013. Available in five lust-worthy hues, this style features luxe metallic accents and a 3/4 inch gold plated heel for the perfect lift. The braided ankle wrap detail gives this Grecian thong an updated look. With both styles retailing for under $100, the ADAR and ADENA are both on trend and accessible. IsolaAdar IsolaAdena1

Come on ladies, you know you really want your feet to look beautiful under your dress on the beach and flip-flops just won’t do it.  These are stylish, comfortable and every time you wear them after your big day, you’ll relive the special moments again and again.

ADAR and ADENA are available now from www.isolashoes.com.

NYFW: Monique Lhuillier spring 2013 inspired by reflective aquatic movement

Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2013 is inspired by water and life of the sea.  Birds, brightly colored fish, glowing sunlight on water and the luminescence of moonlit waves.

Daytime silhouettes in digital prints of bold crane, fish ad abstract koi.  Contoured peplum tops paired with sleek pants and dresses with built in peplum shapes to define the waist.  This is one of the many things that Monique Lhuillier is the master of.  Her new cocoon like coats and jackets finish off the perfect springtime look.

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Evening is all about fluidity and movement, almost mermaid-like.  Shimmering gold, sea glass beading in silhouettes close to the body showing lots of skin to create a very sensual woman for spring.

While everything was very Monique, her new shoe collection was an additional highlight to her collection.

The only disappointment was none of the dresses in this collection hinted what she would have in store for bridal 2013.  Guess, that means, we just have to wait and see.  In the mean time, Monique Lhuillier will be opening her first NY Store very soon on Madison.  There you will be able to shop from her couture, ready-to-wear and bridal collections.  This new shop is exactly what Madison Avenue needs.

Cheers Monique you continue to be one of the hardest workingwomen in the industry and once again, you didn’t disappoint.

Monique Lhuillier takes the next step forward in shoe fashion

We are just weeks away from New York Fashion Week and I look forward to all the brands showing next seasons haute-fashions.  Actually, you can always tell when it’s getting closer, because designers send sneak-peaks of what they are working on. One of those designers is Monique Lhuillier.

I am so thrilled to be adding shoes to my collection. I have wanted to do this for some time, and I am excited to be able to dress all of my favorite celebrities from head to toe.”

That’s right one of the hardest workingwomen in the wedding industry (and one of the nicest) is dipping her toe into the shoe business.  This is her first foray into the ever-growing shoe boom in recent years.  Working with (a bride favorite) Manolo Blahnik this is sure to be a hit.  While it will be a few weeks before we see the entire line, I’m sure there will be hints of these beauties during fashion week.

Monique Lhuillier Shoes retail $595 to $1,195 and will be sold at her New York flagship store in September.

Bridal Shoes by Toms buy one, give one

The TOMS Wedding Collection is a great option for the bride and groom who want comfort and to do a ‘good deed’ without blasting it (even though I’m not sure why you wouldn’t want to tell people).  If you don’t know the story, in 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in a village in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. To date, TOMS has given over one million pairs of new shoes to children through giving partners around the world.

After an extremely successful regular shoe line, they have branched out to include a wedding collection and I hear a collective sigh from brides around the world.  Oh, maybe that was me.  There are shades of glitter, and grosgrain to match just about every bridal dress option.  The guys have totally manly leather and velvet that will complete their outfit handsomely.  No matter what they both have comfort and isn’t that the way you want to start your new life together…in comfort?

At an affordable price you could even buy them as your wedding gift for your bridal party.  What makes them a great eco-shoe company is that large selections of their shoes are both Made from Recycled and Sustainable Materials AND/OR Vegan (so there are no animal products in the shoes at all).  OF course there are some that are leather (men’s).

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A future trend (especially for summer weddings), more and more couples will be wearing TOMS, not only because it’s a company that cares about children, but because they care about comfort for everyone.

Design your own Chuck Taylor sneekers for your wedding shoe

Yes its hi-wedding season and I know that brides and grooms worldwide are looking for ways to personalize their wedding attire…inexpensively.  You can do it simply by jazzing up your footwear. Have you ever thought of your partner as your own superhero? Ok, so maybe that’s a stretch, but with Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star DC Comics Design, you can have your pick of batman characters on your feet to protect your wedding against ‘crashers’ or just a bit of fun.

These shoes feature four custom Batman character patterns and the opportunity to include an embroidered hero or villain ankle patch.

Is your ring-bearer scared about dropping the ring, tell him he’s protected by  “Batman”. Make sure your best man has a little help with his speech from “The Joker” or “The Riddler”. To make sure everything from your hair to perfectly manicured nails are perrrrrrfect, how about “Cat Woman”?

No worries that they will overshadow your outfit. Pick you color shoe laces, stitching, lining, and personalized ID heel strip, allowing you to create the ultimate personalized shoe. Just like your love, your shoes will be unique.

They take about 3-weeks to be delivered and cost $55 for kids and $75 for adults.