Shoesday Tuesday – Patriotic Thursday


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Everything you need for July 4th – feet related, anyway.

Get it: (top left heading clockwise) White and Blue Striped Pumps: $770, Thin Stripe Mules – $123, Blue Ankle Strap Sandal – $50, Red and White Striped Loafer – $272, Red and White Dotted Ballet Flat – $50, Patent Leather Blue Bow Flat – $68, White Ankle Strap Sandal – $109, Red Wedge Sandal – $115


Shoesday Tuesday – Spring Forward with Love


It’s officially spring. And although it doesn’t feel like it yet – I am optimistic. But I’m not only referring to the weather.

Today – as the Supreme Court hashed out a conversation about Marriage Equality – I was uplifted and inspired by the amount of love and positivity I came upon throughout the day via the interwebs. I knew I chose my friends for a reason.

In the spirit of social equality, happiness, Springtime, and love – here’s some shoe eye candy from every color in the rainbow.




Get it: Roy G. Biv style – Red Patent Leather Double Strap T-Straps – $725, Two Toned Orange Pumps – $116, Yellow Pointed Ballet Flat – $42, Green Patent Pumps – $495, Blue Strappy Sandals – $40, Indigo T-Strap Peep Toes – $90, Violet Snakeskin Ankle Strap – $?


“I might not be the same but that’s not important. No freedom til we’re equal; damn right I support it.” Same Love. – Macklemore



Shoesday Tuesday – Wishful Thinking


With 50 degree temperatures a fond memory of the past couple weeks and slushy, snowy wintry mixes an unfortunate reality of the present – I still haven’t taken my new red (beautiful) strappy heels for a spin.

I tried to cheer myself up with a thigh high stocking/sock double layer combo today – but alas, I am really just tired of wearing my winter coat.

As Spring officially begins in two days – let’s all close our eyes, wait for 11:11 and wish for warmer weather.

Here’s what you should be picturing:

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Get it: The shoes – $80, The High Waist Tuxedo Short – $52, The Peplum Blazer – $550, The Crop Top – $45, The Bag –  $45, The Stacking Rings – $5, The Shield Ring – $15


Shoesday Tuesday – New Shoes for the Soul


The past two days have been difficult ones for me at work. and sometimes when you’re down – a little retail therapy can pick you right up. (Using a gift card to make said purchase also helps. Cue zero guilt.)

So on my lunch break I wandered over to Forever 21 and found these beauties. Under $30? Yes please.



Shoesday Tuesday – Pantone Powers That Be


In fashion land – trends are predetermined by the chosen ones and we all jump on the boat. Some designers even pay forecasting companies to give them their inspirational mood boards.

Included in those forecasts is always: Color. And the color bible is the almighty Pantone book. Each year Pantone chooses a color of the year – last year’s being Tangerine Tango. (That insane name has haunted me for the past 365 days.)

With 2013 comes a new Pantone of the year and the lucky winner is Emerald. However, we can’t all go around only wearing green – so we’ve been blessed with other options that are sure to be in all the stores very soon.

Let’s take a look at the 2013’s approved colors – and the shoe options that follow suit.



Get it: (upper left, heading clockwise) Cut Out Platform Sandals – $120, Gold Platform Pumps – $945, Mesh Panel Pumps – $175, Thick Velcro Ankle Strap Kitten Heels – $40, Studded Loafers – $65, Kate Spade Cut Out Crocs – $328, Bow Front Suede Pump – $117

Monaco Blue

Monaco Blue

Get it: (upper left, heading clockwise) Suede Bow Fronts – $26, Platform Wedge Buckled Sling Backs – $72, Suede and Patent Peep Toes – $820, Sheer Polka Dot Ankle Straps – $298, Gold Toe Cap Flats – $45, Patent Leather Wedges – $61, Lanvin Crystal Sandals – $2,800

Lemon Zest



Get it: (top, bottom, right, left) Bow Peep Toe Jellies – $35, T-Strap Patent Leather Wedges – $675, McQueen Curved Satin Heels – $795, Platform Bow Ankle Strap Peep Toes – $90, Snakeskin Cut Out Pumps – $600 the, Tassle Tie Ups – $198

Poppy Red

Poppy Red

Get it: (top, bottom, right, left) Peep Toe Ankle Straps – $695, Rain Proof Bow Jelly Flats – $48, Vintage Pointed Kitten Heels – Sold Out!, Peep Toe Platforms – $50, Suede Slashed T-Straps – $1,045, Patent Leather Brogues – $175



Get it: (left, right, top, bottom) Two Toned Lace Up Oxfords – $388,  Satin and Suede Peep Toes – $99, Rose Gold Toe Capped Pumps – $89, Strappy Platform Sandals – $1,606, Bow Back Platform Pumps – $150, Round Toe Mary Janes – $278 the

Since we are talking Spring – time to start my birthday wish list.


Shoesday Tuesday – Electoral Escapism


Tonight, I’ll be blogging about two very American concepts – voting and escapism.

Today is election day. As a woman – who 100 years ago wouldn’t have been able to vote – I don’t take this day lightly. And while NYC has let me down twice throughout this Presidential race – I’m remaining hopeful and feeling patriotic.

Always the one to express myself via clothing – I opted for a bit of red, white, and blue today. (IRL proof to come) As I type, there are only 30 minutes left to vote on the East Coast – so here’s some American inspired shoe candy to keep you hopeful for your candidate.

Get it: (upper left corner heading clockwise) Blue Cut Outs – $910, Red Toe Capped Pumps – $40, White Wedges – $190, Blue Lattice Heels – $thesebelongtotheinterweb ,White Ruffle Ankle Boot – $524, Red Patent Leather Bootie – $1,155, Studded Heeled Bootie – $64, American Flag Pumps – $32

And just in case your candidate doesn’t win tonight – you can take part in America’s other past time – escapism.

Being a fashion designer, artist, and teacher – I look at art
(and fashion) from many different angles. No matter what your background or profession might be – art is often used as an escape from reality. To me – fashion has always been art and in that vein, has also always been an escape.

I will never stop looking into every single shoe store I walk by. I’m even drawn to pairs of shoes you couldn’t pay me to put on my own feet. All forms of expression are artistic to me and I can find beauty in almost all things. A special kind of beauty. The kind that just makes me light up from the inside. And that might sound trivial or silly – but it’s better than finding the ugly in everything you see, everywhere you go.

So take a look at some beauty. Some pieces of art I was instantly drawn to – possibly for no reason. I might not want to own all of these things. (And I definitely wouldn’t spend money on them all..) But at those times where I need to escape – this is where I find it.

Get it: (row by row – left to right) Buckled Up Open Toe Bootie – $560, Gold Embellished Front Boots – $1,833, Studs and Chains Wedges – $60, Blue and Black Leather Ankle Boot – $845, Embellished Toe Mary Jane – $1,695, Alexander McQueen Grey Studded Heel – $1,365, Alexander McQueen Zipped and Studded Bootie – $1,435, Royal Blue Studded Pumps – $100, Balenciaga Patent Leather Mary Jane Pumps – $945, Criss-Cross Front Ankle Boot – $875, Balenciaga Color Blocked Pump – $725, Red T-Straps – $1,095, Wooden Heel Platform Pumps – $355, Glitter Stella McCartney Loafer Heels – $600, Bronze Peep Toes – $795, Valentino Studded Bootie – $1,155, Yves Saint Laurent Striped Ankle Strap – $1,195, Side Bow Ankle Boot – $297

Back to Patriotism. Here’s our IRL shoe of the day.

Yours truly bringing America to the workplace.

Time to hold tight for the rest of the evening waiting for the results. If things don’t go my way – I plan on escaping to France. Feel free to meet me there. I’ll be standing outside a shoe store.


Shoesday Tuesday – Halloween Eye Candy


With Hurricane Post Tropical Storm Sandy leaving me stranded at my Brooklyn apartment – I am so very thankful for my electricity that never left me and cable/internet that only flickered for a hot minute. And also for my dog – for keeping me company.

I’m also thankful that tomorrow is Halloween – one of my all time favorite days in this glorious city. And while Sandy has taken down a majority of NYC (including the entire subway system – will I go to work tomorrow? no one knows) she will not keep me from staying in the Halloween spirit. Since staring at various screens of technology is my only available form of entertainment – join me and look at some Halloween themed shoe candy. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration for a last minute costume.

Black Cats. Skeletons. Witches. and Morticia Addams.

Get it: (upper left corner headed clockwise) Mesh Ankle Booties – Spring 2011 Viktor + Rolf, $thesebabiesbelongtotheinterwebs, Sequin Skull Loafers – $675, Black Strappy Matryoshka Heels – $1,565, Tuxedo Peep Toe – $52, Sequin Skull Pumps – $50, Wavy Black and White Booties – $1,225, Marni Gold Winged Shoes – $720, Rose Heels – $50, Gold Pilgrim Bow Platforms – $146, Spiked Heel Ankle Straps – $1,490, All Over Studded Christian Louboutins – $3,895

Pumpkin Parade.

Get it: (upper left corner headed clockwise) Kenzo Orange and Black Lace Ups – $595, Ombre Fur Boots – $1,960, Jeffrey Campbell Platforms – $110, Fringe Tiered Boots – $185, Fire Pumps – $895, Flamenco Lace Ups – $150, Geometric Works of Art – $1,000, Contract Cut Out Pumps – $932, Floral Platforms – $68, Emilio Pucci Feather Strappy Sandals – $935, Sequin Heeled Boot – $149

Frankenstein’s Monster Green.

Get it: (upper left corner, headed clockwise) Green and Gold Wrap Around Booties – Guillaume Hinfray Spring 2012 – $thesebabiesalsobelongtotheinterwebs, Skull Lace Heel Pump – $50, Green and Pink ZigZag Boots – Kandee Spring 2012 $alsobelongingtotheinterwebs, Lime Green Lace Up Wedge – $40, Zombie Mules – $42, Green Studded Combat Boots – $90, Lime Green and Black Pumps – $56, Green Snake Sandals – $524, Studded Lime Heels – $215, Furry Monster Feet Slippers – $9.60

Blood Red. Vampires. Sirens. and Vixens.

Get it: (upper left corner, headed clockwise) Red and White Rose Bootie – $1,525, Gold Zipper Boot – $42, Silver Mirror Heel Red Pump – $1,295, Cut Out Knee High Boots – $100, Red and Black Lace Peep Toes – $89.95, Satin Fan Heeled Pumps – $995, Cut Out Red Bootie – $980, Waved Booties – $1,150, Classic Black Sling Back Louboutins – $1,075, Red Stud Pump – $1,195, Suede Scoop Booties – $880

Since we are pre-Halloween – I’m coming up short for an IRL option. However – I will clue you into my costume for this year’s festivities.

Happy Halloween! <33Mal

Lip stain vs. Lipstick

So a friend approached me this weekend seeking advice on how she should do her makeup for the wedding she’s in. The question ” how do you feel about lipstains ?” came about. Personally I never really cared for lipstains. I’ve always been a lipgloss girl and over the past 2 years I’ve become a lipstick bandit. But i’m always willing to help a friend in makeup need, so I went to Duane Reade to pick up a lipstain. The one I used on her was Maybelline super stay 10 hr lipstain. It sounded like a good option being that I prefer the smoothness and pigment of a lipstick. The ending result,after showing her a simple makeup look, was a long lasting, non drying, well pigmented with just a little bit of shine to it lipstain. This is perfect for my girls seeking the pigment of a lipstick but  as low maintenance as a chapstick.

-Keisha taught you 😉

Top Ten: Things We Love about the Fourth!!


Top Ten: Things We Love about the Fourth!!

1. Red Lips!

2. BBQ!

Photo: Dana Tarr

3. Fireworks

4. Jeffrey Campbell’s American Flag Lita Boots!

5. Patriotic Nail Art

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