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Now this is what I call a prize!

Never mind what blogs and other media say about Rachel Zoe.

I still think she’s a goddess of a stylist.

But enough about me…

YOU can win a prize valued at $10,000, which includes a trip to LA for you and a friend, a day with Rachel and $500 in shoes from Piperlime.

Enough said. Enter now.


Payless Shoe Source has really outdone itself!

In gloomy economic times like these, it’s great that any company is giving away anything at all. Read More »



I never thought I’d say this.

But I might be adding Payless to the list of one of the first places I shop in the fall.

That’s because Payless ShoeSource has signed a deal with Christian Siriano!

Yep! You heard me right!

The season four Project Runway winner will create the Christian Siriano for Payless designer label — his first-ever footwear and handbag collection.

The new collection will be unveiled at Siriano’s runway show at New York Fashion Week next February.

It will be exclusively available in Payless stores and in fall ’09.

The deal covers multi-season collections including footwear and handbags for women. Price points are expected to be in the $25 – $45 range.

Yaaay, Christian!

It’s not often we come across fashion tips from the world’s luxury designers.

CNN recently sat down with Donatella Versace to get her take on fashion do’s and don’ts.

It’s a must read! 

Donatella’s fashion tips:

CNN: What should a woman always have in her wardrobe?

Versace: A pair of black high heels.

CNN: What should a man always have in his wardrobe?

Versace: A pair of low-waist pants. It makes your upper body taller and your shoulders larger.

CNN: What is the most commonly made fashion mistake?

Versace: Too much make-up and clothes together. It’s about one of those, not all.

CNN: What is the ugliest trend you’ve ever seen?

Versace: Flat shoes and lunch pants together.

Read the full interview.

If you’re a fashionista who’s into labels, you probably zoom right past the Payless shoe store in your mall.

But this holiday season, they’re begging you to give them a try.

First, they’ve pulled out all the stops for the season.

They’ve brought on Patricia Field, famed for her wardrobe contributions to Sex & The City.

Then add Lela Rose and Laura Poretzky with her Abaete collection.

The result? A lukewarm holiday collection with a dash of promise here and there.

Here’s how I rank them.

Loooooves It! (♥♥♥♥♥)



With the right outfit, I’ll try them. (♥♥♥)


Not if I can help it! (♥)



Picture this.

I’ve just found a killer pair of shoes at ALDO.

I head to the checkout counter to pay for them.

And just before the sales assistant puts the purchase through, she says, “Would you like to make a donation to fight HIV/AIDS across the world?”

She’s caught me completely off guard.

I’d really love to make a contribution but I’ve already exceeded my budget after picking up a few other items that weren’t on my shopping list today.

What do I do?

That’s completely besides the point.

But here’s what you can do.

ALDO, in partnership with YouthAIDS, is continuing its fight against AIDS by offering Love for Life bracelets.

In conjunction with World AIDS Day, December 1st, these limited edition ALDO Fights AIDS items are available at all ALDO, ALDO Accessories and ALDO Outlet stores, as well as online at

ALDO will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the bracelets to YouthAIDS.

Go get yours!

A couple looks the stars are rocking on the AMAs red carpet as I write.

Christian Siriano has boldly declared that anything with beading is on trend, right now.

Just one question for you, Christian.

If it’s so hot, then why aren’t any of your pieces for The Pussycat Dolls beaded?

Just wondering…

Anyhow, folks, more pics after the jump! 


All images by AP // Evan Agostini // Chris Pizzello.

2008 American Music Awards Arrivals

Image :: AP // Evan Agostini

The Pussycat Dolls wearing Christian Siriano.


2008 American Music Awards Arrivals

Image :: AP // Evan Agostini

Actress / Singer Miley Cyrus arrives.

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There’s a really cool charity out there that’s just given away 10,000 pairs of Crocs.

They’re the Brother’s Brother Foundation.

And they’ve shipped them all to Guatemala for impoverished children and their families.

The gift is valued at $100,000.

Oh, one more thing.

The shoes are made from recycled materials–a great thing for our environment.

But I can’t help but wonder…If they’re so poor, why not send them food instead?

Brother’s Brother says the shoes go a long way in preventing serious parasite and skin infections, common among poor children around the world who go barefoot.

That’s a good enough explanation, I think.

You’ve known Steve Madden for shoes and accessories but who would think he’d be in your bed?!

Beginning in Spring 2009, you’ll see a collection of bedding and bath products under the Steve Madden brand popping up in department stores.

It will include

  • sheets
  • comforters
  • decorative pillows
  • window treatments
  • throws
  • beach
  • bath towels and bath rugs
  • blah blah blah

I’m interested in seeing how these’ll do in a recessionary climate.

No word on retail price so far.

Stay tuned!


It’s that time of year again.

We’ll struggle to find the perfect gift for the ones we love.

Celebrity Stylist Mark-Alan Harmon and Prime Outlets have some pretty helpful tips.

Gift-Giving Don’ts

  1. Don’t force your own personal style or look onto someone else.
  2. Don’t buy anything for family and friends that is extremely low-cut or considered sexy. (I don’t totally agree.)
  3. Never buy shoes for anyone unless you know their exact shoe size and preferred designer.
  4. Never give pre-packaged fragrance sets that are poorly wrapped. They come across as impersonal and last minute.
  5. Avoid inexpensive packaging; the outside of the present should match the essence of what’s inside.