Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Loehmann's Shoe & Boot Sample Sale!!!!!

Fellow Shoey's...you should already be in line for these deals!!!!









$59.99 TO $99.99

ELSEWHERE $140 TO $600









Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Peek-a-Boo: Fall Preview

Even though it seems as though Summer has just arrived in NYC, Fall is fast approaching! The 90+ degrees hardly allows your brain to process slipping your feet into anything that doesn't allow your toes to be free, but we must be prepared to look fab as we step into one of the most beautiful seasons.

The Fall Shoe trends for 2009 are certified eye candy! Naturally boots are on the menu, but the shoe artisans are planning to kick ass with the "steppers" they've worked up for the Fall. Nothing off the wall or completely out of the ordinary, but definitely enough to get you a double take.

Suede, a Fall staple, has made its way onto the list of top trends in the shoe arena. Not surprising at all. Although suede requires lots of TLC, it will show you the same love when it makes your ensemble go OWWWWW! Miu Miu has created a subtle pair of chic pumps to achieve that exact reaction. A gorgeous eggplant color added to the flair of the small ruffle detail down the 5in. heel, and the visible stitch should definitely be paired with your sheath dress for day and your coolest jeans for the eve.
Miu Miu, Suede Platform Pump $570
Loeffler Randall combines the suede, grey and platform assuring that they incorporated all the key trends. Not a shabby showing at all.
Loeffler Randall, Esther Pump $425

I think Booties have made such an impression on our feet, that we just can't bear to see them go! I mean, they are so versatile...just about any color, heel or adornment and you want to scoop them up, not to mention that they look fierce with just about anything! Stella thinks you'll look hot in her jewel-toned, patent leather booties and I just happen to think so too.
Stella McCartney, Drape Neck Bootie $675

Mr. Jacobs, I don't just heart you...I love you! These are WICKED! Supreme rocker/biker meets high-fashion Betty! The angle on these studded-heel boots are razor sharp and they keep giving more sass as they show off their backside. No need to wear a damn thing with these...ok, maybe some super shiny leggings from American Apparel, motorcycle leather jacket, some red lipstick and a scowl for those who think they can F*ck with you when you've got these on!!
Marc Jacobs, Studded Booties, $899
Buckles seem to be on every boot, shoe and even clothing this season. Not exactly sure what the fascination is, but I think it works for these See by Chloe "Doc Marten-esque" boots. The buckles, straps and studs feminize the otherwise "butch" boot, not to mention adding some glamour. Worn with some super skinny's may actually prove to be pretty sexy.

See by Chloe, Studded Leather Ankle Boots $495

My ABSOLUTE favorite trend is the Over-the-Knee boot, or the OTK. Given that The Shoenista is only about 5ft in her stocking feet, I probably won't be indulging in these. But if you leggy beauties love to show off those stems, then I suggest you invest in a pair. Don't be alarmed, no one will mistake you for Chesty LeReaux from the Hustler Club...these are all class, sans the ass!!!

Gucci, Division Platform OTK $2,950

So, get your shopping list ready and make sure you take advantage of these trends for the upcoming Fall season. You just can't go wrong!

XOXO...The Shoenista!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Shoe Rental...

Keeping up with the Jones' seems to be a way of life these days, even in these tough economic times. Everyone wants to look and feel like they are living up to what they see on television and in magazines. Yes, celebrities CAN afford all the new and hot goods, but do they really HAVE to? Probably not! Celebs are great marketing tools for companies and they obviously utilize them to their fullest capacity. This seasons fashion campaign, the sexy new liquor, the hottest new shoes...these are all sneaky ways companies get the average Joe to spend their do-re-mi!

Honestly, I see nothing wrong with wanting what you want, buy those $16oo Louboutins if you want...just make sure you can pay your rent, tuition and possibly buy some groceries! But, buying full price or simply buying may no longer even be necessary. Bag, Borrow or Steal made a huge impact on the bag snobs and bag-nistas and some new companies are going even further. Rent me a Handbag has clothing, bags and SHOES in stock!!! You can rent, buy and even lay-a-way! What? Insane! Yes, designer shoes that you can borrow or buy, weekly or monthly at ridiculous prices!

Pro: You're saving a sh*tload of money and can rent as long as you want or buy at a discounted price. You can become a member for even an even more discounted price. Borrow for a special event or night out or buy those fab shoes you always wanted!

Cons: Not always having your size in stock and although some goods are brand new some will be pre-worn. Limited sizes, and sometimes limited selections.

These 3 mamas below are just a sneak-peek in the wide selection that Rent-me-a-Handbag carries. Check them out, I seriously doubt that you'll be disappointed!

Retail: $695, Rent as Member: $56/mo, Buy as Member: $348

Christian Louboutin
Retail: $1,020, Rent as Member: $82/mo, Buy as Member: $714

Retail: $615, Rent as Member: $49/mo, Buy as Member: $308

Friday, August 14, 2009

FABOLOUS x Reebok Classic Remix

fab in reeboks

Just a few more things for F-A-B-O to "Throw in the bag"! And this time he won't need to use his Black Amex. But, you and I will have to pay honey, unless of course Reebok would like to send a pair Shoey's way...wink, wink!

So anyshoe, yesterday it was announced that Fabulous would join the 5-city Classic Remix shoe launh/concert series that Reebok and Foot Locker are masterminding. A great promotional deal for the Brooklyn-bred MC who just dropped a new album, Loso's Way. No better way to do it than to perform new songs and classic hits while stepping out in some classic kicks! Wow, I think I just gave you a free bar FAB...I'll be expecting a check!

And these sneaks are Classics indeed! I got my first pair of 54-11's, a.k.a the Workout Hi's, in 9th grade from my very first boyfriend! All black and they looked awesome with my Levi's or so he smile used to tell me! As a member of the Flag Corp in H.S. we rounded out our adorable (and short) uniforms with the crisp, all white Classic Leathers. Aww, to be young and sneaker-clad again...sigh, those were the days! But no fret because Reebok is bringing them back and I'm sorry ladies, this remix is for the men only!

The 4 throwback styles below will be available in select doors, only where the concerts will be held. Click here to see if you're in one of the lucky spots. There are a few reasons to grab a pair of these...1. what's better than a pair of dope kicks for less than $80, 2. you can score a pair of FREE tickets to see FAB, and 3. because The Shoenista told you too!!!

Classic Leather, black/red $69
SL7010, blue suede $59
Tejara, white $69
Workout Hi , grey $74
Reebok Remix Classis:Reebok Remix Classics:  Workout

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tweet! Tweet!

Follow my Tweeting Feet...www.Twitter.com/TheShoenista!!!!!

Kitty Bradshaw Made Me Do It!

Kitty Bradshaw.com

I really should be ashamed of myself for letting my updates fall to the wayside like this. All these lonely shoes and no one to talk about them, to them or to caress them...I really hope they forgive me! But Ms. Kitty Bradshaw, who threw an amazing soiree last night, chock full of tastemakers, beautiful people and personalities has once again inspired me to get my stilettos a-moving!!!! So, I'm sorry fellow Shoey's, not really a shoe coverage kinda day...but, look out for some hot steppers tomorrow!!!!

Ms. Kitty celebrated her fabulous sites one year anniversary in classic Ms. Bradshaw fashion at the Nightingale Lounge in NYC. Not to be pegged as some common blogger, this little kitten is a definite mover, shaker and contact maker and was hand-picked to rep The Gap and their 1969 Born to Fit campaign. Which is why The Shoenista is trying to figure out which heels to don with my new Gap skinny's, courtesy of the overstuffed swag bag (goods from Sprite Green, Carol's Daughter, Uptown Mag, SouthPole and more)! I was even more surprised that those skinny's fit my not-so-skinny physique...I may just have to visit The Gap on my own time!

As for the crowd, well, you had to be there to witness all the great energy working its way throughout the room, but I definitely have a few action shots of what the true get-down was all about! Models in their 1969 jeans having an awesome time, the bevy of beauties draped in their summer show-offs and the gents just smoothing it all out! Oh, and let's not forget the sweetest part of the night...the infamous Cake Man Raven red velvet cupcakes! There was no better place to be last evening. Check it out for yourself and the slideshow in the sidebar and for even more click here! Thanks for welcoming me back and thank you Ms. Kitty!

The Crowd...

Hottie Matt and the Awesome Candice...

Delicioso! Cabot Cheese Sponsor

The Cake Man Raven Cuties...


Swag Bag Central


Friday, March 20, 2009

Piperlime's Secret Sale Today Only!!!!!


I checked out the selection myself and think that there are a few good steals!!! Lots of Fall/Winter footwear at terrific prices!!!! Although this is the first official day of Spring it's not exactly frolic in the park season, so you may even be able to sport some of these shoes and boots now!

My fav...Photobucket
These DRU New York grey leather boots with the lace up front are super cute!!!! Currently on final sale at $149.97, you can save an additional 15% TODAY only during the SECRET SALE at Piperlime.com!

I advise you ladies take advantage!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Kanye West for Louis Vuitton


So the self-proclaimed, "Louis Vuitton Don", Mr. Kanye West has begun to materialize his dreams of designing. Mr. West who seems to have a rather intense passion for the world of all things fashionable has been more than adamant about pursuing this goal to match his already extensive musical credentials. While I am a huge fan of the egotistical musical phenomenon, I sometimes question his style choices...not very often mind you...I love when artists are so out of the box that they seem somewhat maniacal!

Released are the photos and the even more controversial confirmed prices for the footwear collection that he has designed for Louis Vuitton. Honestly, I'm not quite sure as to what folks were expecting, after all these still bear the logo and moniker of one the most respected luxury labels in the industry. Coupled with the input of a Grammy-Award winning artist, throw in a LV and what I'm assuming will be a limited edition collection, you can only expect to dole out top dollar! These are not for the recession bargain specialists!

Naturally, The Shoenista being all about great taste...champagne over beer anyday honey, with simply soda pop money...just adores the Jasper style for $1140, with the pink sole and tassled laces. A fine detail to a sporty shoe. Those are the thousand dollar details you pay LV for!!! LOL...a mess!

Anywho, here are a couple of other Louis Vuitton sneaker styles for the fellas if Mr. West's creative juices didn't necessarily whet your appetite...Enjoy!

Graffiti Sneaker Boot, $980

Skipper Patent Sneaker Richelieu, $545


Monogram Leather Street Sneaker, $620

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Shoenista turns into Dear Abby...

Dear Shoenista:

I’m off to Paris in two weeks and while I’m very excited, my feet are a little hesitant. As a New York City gal I do a lot of walking, but I will be truly putting my feet to the test, making my rounds through the “city of lights”. During my last trip I had the good fortune of being there in the summer, when flip flops and sandals can give your feet a stylish break. No such luck this time! I already have all my stylish outfits selected (in my mind at least, I don’t pack until the “day of”), but my shoes on the other hand are up in the air. I’m looking for the perfect flat. My dream flat would be like my dream man--dark, handsome, comfortable, trusty, classic, stylish and perfect for any occasion. Also, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that our economy is pretty much the equivalent of dog poo, so affordability is key! Can you help me out Shoenista, if not for me, for my aching dogs! Woof, woof!


Soleless in Paris

p.s. I also have flat feet *ouch*!

Dear Soleless in Paris,

I simply cannot explain how elated I was to receive your email. Obviously you already know that I live to give you women and men advice on what should and should not be gracing your feet, so I am more than ready to get down to business. I agree that black should be the color of choice...it goes with everything. I would also like to express my insane jealousy of your trip to the big "City of Lights" and all things fashionable. Remember Shoey on your travels! ;)

Elie Tahari, Sale $138.60

These are really sweet ballet flats. Available in both black and silver with a dash of garnish at the toe and comfort of a rubber pieced sole, I think these may love your feet as much as you love them!

MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sale $89.25
A bow makes everything better, doesn't it? It can feminize (is that even a word??) just about anything! The patent leather doesn't make a shabby showing on these Michael Kors flats either. Great with a dress, skirt, slacks or jeans!

Marc by Marc Jacobs, $250
Not black and probably not in the range you were looking to spend, but oh-so-adorable! I figured that I would slip them in there!

Kate Spade, Sale $99.99
Ultra-classy for a simple flat shoe. You can wear these years from now. The puzzle ornament from the right foot will be the missing link to the left. How fun!

Jeffrey Campbell, Sale $71.40
Because flats usually lose some style points, I figured the corseted ankle would bring a little sexy back. Still this shoe is quite versatile!

Alexandre Herchcovitch, $119

A little sporty, a little hipster and a whole lot of cute! Yes, they are plastic...a collaboration between A.H. and Melissa...but I'm sure they are comfy! Just remember your socks!

Christian Louboutin, $539
Just in case you changed your mind about spending a boat load or by some miraculous event this Debbie-Downer of an economy changes or you meet Mr. Tall, Dark and Rich...at this point handsome is not so important... I took it upon myself to throw in the jeweled flat from Monsieur Louboutin himself. You are after all going to be in his homeland...shouldn't you go prepared???

Thursday, March 5, 2009


I know we all associate Aerosoles as being our mother's shoes, and frankly, what's so wrong with that??? Women of a certain age need their own "go-to's"! Aerosoles has definitely revamped their collections and even invite you in to see them first-hand at their "Let Us Pamper You" event!
If you're in the NYC area please do attend and enjoy!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Candy Coated Accents

Now what's sweeter than some sugar-filled, flavorful candy that makes your taste buds tingle with ecstasy??? FootCandy would be the answer, honey! Guiseppe Zanotti has adorned his Spring/Summer 2009 collection with candy colored accents to make the already palatable footwear even more delectable!

The super-sized hot pink and lavender buckles on the flat and wedge sandals remind me of sweet Now and Laters, and that kick of color lends a playfulness to the modish shoe.
Available at Zappos, $653.95
Available at Zappos, $998.95

This hot pink just makes my mouth drool...I'm instantly reminded of those precious candy necklaces that I used to treasure as a little girl as though they were Hope Diamonds! Now my feet can experience the exact same feelings when strutting in these confectionery get-ups!
Available at Zappos, $653.95
Available at Zappos, $698.95

Yummm...feel like going to get my sugar fix now...cotton candy, here I come!

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Shoenista on MOF...Mavens of Fashion!

Hey all...

I've missed you. Anyhow, today I'm just letting you in on a little info. The Shoenista has spread her wings and has been penning shoe trends for a new and upcoming site called, Mavens of Fashion. The site provides fashion tidbits as well as serves as a great networking site for those in the fashion industry.

Every Monday, I provide the lowdown on the upcoming season's hottest trends so that you all know what and more importantly, what should not be gracing your feet!!! My articles can be found in the Editorials Section under Accessories. I hope you all enjoy the site as much as you enjoy mine...but not too much mind you! LOL! But stay tuned here because I will always have other goodies for my little shoe whores!

Thanks ladies...

XOXO...The Shoenista

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sample Sales

If you're in the NYC area, check it out...you may find something you like or even love!


Showroom Seven Spring Sample Sale

Be the center of attention wherever you go by wearing the most fabulous collections around! Showroom Seven is offering designer sportswear and accessories at wholesale and below. Sample sale highlights include:
  • Michelle Obama's turquoise convention brooch by Erickson Beamon now $242, orig. $605
  • Orla Kiely V-neck cardigan now $155, orig. $356
  • Issa flutter sleeve silk jersey jumpsuit now $325, orig. $800
  • Tony Cohen chiffon ruffle sleeve dress now $200, orig. $600
  • A&G Cashmere"God Save The Queen" intarsia pullovers now $225, orig. $562
  • Tee Party cotton twist cardigan with detail now $30, orig. $100
  • Bloch London ballet wedge now $96, orig. $220
Event Begins: 2.09.2009
Event Ends: 2.20.2009
Event Times: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Closed Sun
Location: 263 11th Avenue (bet 27th & 28th)
NYC, NY 10001

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Get Red Hot for Valentine's Day!!!!

happy valentine's day Pictures, Images and Photos

So, some of us boycott the day, especially the "Single Ladies" and then there are some of us who completely immerse ourselves in the whole "Red Hot" love fest which is Valentine's Day! Well, whether you have your love sponge or are trying to attract that hottie, you should do it in shoes that will make him look twice, maybe even trice! Check you out mama!

Payless has these sexy patent-leather t-straps, Kassie for a mere $26.99, and no that is not the sale price! I can see you ladies tearing up the salsa floor in these fire-engine red pumps! You just may need to be hosed down! Ow! Lol!

I seriously hearts Pictures, Images and Photosthese shoes!!! I would probably never take them off...aren't they sweet! I'm a size 8 for those who love me!!! This is probably the most awesome collaboration between Melissa Shoes + Vivienne Westwood. Snag them yourself for $175!

Your sugarplum-honeybunch will be seeing stars as you strut in these Marc Jacob must-haves for $484! He'll be thinking he's found a true angel! Flip these babies upside down and show him what a devil you can be when you're serving him dessert! Yum!

Now, it's still February, so it's still a bit chills-ville outside but you can still look steamy hot, can't you? Alexandra Neel can help you with that task with these sale boots for $399 ...Photobucket
Suede tie-ups moccasins with luxurious fur trim will not only keep those stems warm, but affording you that "I'm casual, but damn sexy" appeal! As Tim Gunn says, "Make it work!"

Chloe doesn't put up a shabby showing either. Look stunning in these "studded" leather slouch boots also on sale for $759. Throw on those dark skinny jeans and a great blouse to wow the many male spectators who are sure to be falling in line just to look at you!

In closing, I say bring the sexy out on Valentine's Day ladies...whether it's on your feet or simply your smile.

XOXO...The Shoenista!