COVET: Gucci Lace-Up Tall Boot

The knee high-boot is fall’s comeback kid. Once a star player in every woman’s wardrobe, the knee-high boot was swiftly demoted to the back of the closet when the ankle bootie came around. We’d pull them out on occasion, but let’s face it: while it may be a classic shoe, our attention has been focused on shorter styles.

COVET: Bionda Castana Maya Sandal

These Bionda Castana Maya corset-style sandals are hard not to fall in love with as soon as you lay eyes on them. The striking bordeaux color, the always attractive cage style, the round retro toe and the all-over tiny stud detail come together to birth a show-stopping shoe. The line, helmed by London designers Jennifer Portman and Natalia Barbieri, is known for its seriously feminine and glamorous shoes adorned with hardware details.

Sneaker Fiend Lori Lobenstine Isn't Feeling Designer Kicks

Isabel Marant’s collection of hidden wedge sneakers have single-handedly catapulted the casual shoe back to the forefront of our fashion consciousness; while inspiring a bevy of replicas. Although sneakers may be experiencing a huge boost in fashion circles at the moment, for some like sneaker head, collector and author Lori Lobenstine, kicks have always been her go-to fashionable footwear choice, long before the athletic shoes’ recent trendy makeover.

Crazy Shoe Sale!

This weekend I paid a visit to, the fabulous luxury online discount outlet, and was pleasantly surprised to find an army – more than a hundred pages to be exact – of fancy designer shoes on sale.’s endless collection boast marked-down styles from Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Maison Martin Margiela, Alexander Wang and Missoni.


Fall 2011 ushered in the classic ankle-strap shoe with designers like Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim focusing their attention on dressing up our ankles in barely there straps wrapped seductively around the ankles. Wang went one step further calling attention to the ankles with the futuristic Fabiana complete with a superhero cape at the back of the strap.