Have a Fabulously Frightening Halloween!

Frightening and fashionable do not have to be mutually exclusive, and in fact, a touch of menace can go a long way in making a piece that much more coveted.  Take for example these ghoulishly gorgeous Alexander McQueen’s skull pumps ($1,245 at SaksFifthAvenue.com). Whatever your Halloween plans are, have a great time and let me know in the comments below what you wear! If you’re in the mood for absurd, creepy and downright disturbing footwear creations, check out If Shoes Could Kill.

Talking Beauty and Shoes with Nigel Barker

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Nigel Barker, renowned fashion photographer and judge of America’s Next Top Model.  His new book, Nigel Barker’s Beauty Equation, offers beauty and fashion tips for every woman so she can be her best and most beautiful, from the inside out. But the book is much more than just an informative read – it prompts readers to get interactive online at www.beautyequation.com and share their photos and feelings!  So what does this post have to do with shoes?  Read on to find out (Nigel has a thing for shoes!), and (read more)

Q&A With Up-And-Coming Shoe Designer Ryan Haber

“I want women to feel powerful in my shoes, feel sexy, feel unstoppable.” Finally, a footwear designer who understands the love affair women have with their shoes!  I first discovered Ryan Haber on Twitter (@RyanHaber), where his tagline is “You can tell a lot about a woman by the shoes on her feet.”  Ryan has worked for both Steve Madden and BCBGMAXAZRIA, and now he’s taking on the industry with his debut women’s footwear collection, which will be available for purchase at ryanhabercollection.com this December.  We’ll all have to wait just a little bit to get our hands on the (read more)

Describe your Dream Shoe to Barefoot Tess and Win a $100 Gift Certificate!

Want $100 to spend at BarefootTess.com?  Tell them all about your dream shoe on their Facebook page, and one winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to spend on their favorite Barefoot Tess shoe.  The contest ends Monday, November 8, 2010.  Enter now! Click to Enter: What would your dream shoe look like?

Three Online Shoe Sample Sales to Shop Today

GENTLE SOULS, starts at 12PM at www.ideeli.com: Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole uses revolutionary patented technology for comfort so stylish, you won’t even miss your stilettos.  Each footbed is embedded with flaxseed pillows, providing cushioned support while molding to the shape of your foot-like “memory pillows.” Superior shock absorption comes courtesy of PORON® performance urethane memory foam and a layer of granulated cork, while four-way stretch microfiber positioned at the ball of the foot wicks moisture away, keeping it cool and comfortable. If it all sounds a little too earthy, fear not: from strappy flats to chic pumps, your feet (read more)

Fearless Friday: $10,000 Stuart Weitzman Holiday Boots

I was reading The Shoe Dish yesterday and first learned of these silver Stuart Weitzman Holiday 2010 thigh high boots.  If I ever called a boot Fearless before, FORGET IT!  This boot takes the 22,000 Swarovski crystal-encrusted cake.  The boots are available for special order NOW at Stuart Weitzman Madison Ave.  Call 212-750-2555 to order your pair today…or slip this phone number as a major hint under the pillow of your Sugar-Santa.

Organize Your Shoes The Tszuji Way!

Perhaps it’s a bit ridiculous for me to say that a few shoe shelves and boxes have changed my life…but they have!  About a week ago, a company named Tszuji offered me the chance to review a few of its shoe storage products, and you can see the results above.  Read my full review and see more photos at my new blog SpruceMyLivingSpace.com.  It’s necessary for shoe lovers to be well-organized, and the products from Tszuji are sturdy, easy to assemble and great investments to make! Order your own shoe organizers at www.Tszuji.com

Holiday Must-Have: Miz Mooz Gayle, Two Boots In One

Look no further than the Miz Mooz Gayle for a wear-everywhere dress boot, a fabulous match for any holiday get-together!  When the kind folks at Miz Mooz contacted me asking if I would like to review a pair of shoes from their fall collection, I was ecstatic!  I have admired their styles for a long time but never bought a pair for myself.  Miz Mooz produces funky and unique designs without sacrificing comfort, and each pair has a vintage look because they are hand-crafted using the highest quality, hand-worked leather.  After checking out the collection, the choice was obvious – (read more)

TOMS Water Project Shoe is Back!

This is the second time TOMS and charity: water have teamed up to bring clean water and shoes to those in need in Ethiopia.  Earlier this year, they funded the building of a well in Sekura, Ethiopia because shoes and clean water are critical resources for the development of children.  Once completed, the well will serve a village of 540 people! Now you can help them build three new wells in Ethiopia – $5 from the sale of every pair of shoes goes towards wells in developing nations.  And as always, for every pair of TOMS shoes you purchase, the (read more)

Fearless Friday: Brian Atwood ‘Harrison’ Chain Leather Pumps

Rather unassuming from the front, this shoe has a sultry surprise in the back!  Brian Atwood dazzles again by adding a corset-like chain detail to his signature platform pump.  The ‘Harrison’ pump is nearly sold out online, but at the moment you can still buy it at saks.com or neimanmarcus.com. Brian Atwood’s fall 2010 collection is all about the heel, which makes me love the designer even more, since a beautiful, interesting heel is what I love.  Seems I’m not alone in my adoration of Brian Atwood, and these shoes in particular – check out Slice of Chic’s 20 Reasons (read more)