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A Little Bit Country

So my spending lately has been getting a little out of control recently so I wanted to try to challenge myself to find a cut pair of shoes and handbag without breaking the bank. I spent the afternoon perusing the aisles at DSW. I went upstairs and found an entire row dedicated to cowboy boots and booties. When did this become a thing again??? I live in NYC, we’re not exactly known for our country ways. I don’t feel that I could go full on country but I found these and fell in love!
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How cute is this little suede bootie from Enzo Angiolini? It’s just the right about of rustic without going full on country. All on a stacked heel with a rubber sole so I can run around the city all day and still be comfortable. These kind of make me want to sing a country song at Karaoke!  I’m also loving the butt seams, very cute detail. And under $50?? Sign me up! Oh, DSW, we’re gonna get along just fine! And to go with these cute shoes I found this bag…

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The strap reminds me of a horse bridle. This Liebeskind bag has such squishy leather, zippers and pockets galore. You know how much I love organization. I need a place for everything and everything in it’s place. I have to have some sort of stability in my life! My bag cannot be chaos! And DSW has this bag for $150! So my total for today is about $200. Not too shabby! I’m lucky if I can get a pair of shoes these days for under $200! And if you’re wondering how I would rock this look…

A little bit country
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If Art and Fashion had a baby…

A while ago I did a photo shoot for a collaboration between Jimmy Choo and artist Rob Pruitt. That would be me with my ass hanging out of the pile of tires. I live the glamorous life, clearly… Just being in Rob Pruitt’s studio and seeing painting in progress was amazing coupled with Jimmy Choo’s, what could be better??!! If you don’t know Rob Pruitt’s art it has a pop culture feel and the man’s got a thing for pandas. I get it. They’re cute and seemingly cuddly. How can you not like pandas? So put that together with some great heels and you’ve got a winning combination. I got to play in these ones at the shoot…

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I love the playful design and mix of patterns and colors. There is still the hint of sophistication and class as well. And let’s not forget to mention the adorable panda inner lining! He also did a line of handbags and clutches to match.

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I love that I live in a city that is one of the biggest fashion capitals and anything goes when it comes to fashion. I try to play with patterns and color in my everyday wardrobe and these would give any outfit that little extra umph. I think these would be great for a girl’s night out in the city. Here’s how I see these:

 

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Candy Coated Dreams

For all of you that don’t know me I have a HUGE candy addiction. I swear there is a fat kid living inside me and nothing makes me happier than a 5lb bag of gummy bears or a trip to Dylan’s Candy Store for some bulk candy! So you can imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon Charlotte Olympia’s Cruise 2014 collection dedicated to all things sweet! The Sweet Dolly pump is absolutely adorable with the candy necklace ankle strap. This is one shoe I can never own seeing that I would constantly be trying to gnaw at  the candy necklace!


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I love the idea of having fun with fashion and this shoe is a great example. Such an amazing vibrant color of suede contrasts the gold platform so well. I’ve never really been a huge fan of big platforms, mainly because I live in a city where we walk around all time and to take a tumble in this type of  shoe would leave you with a broken ankle! I would however totally rock this tho to an event or dinner especially since they have a rubberized sole which would squish my fear of falling in these.

 

What better to go with this adorable shoe than Charlotte Olympia’s Gummi Bear Clutch?!  I. MUST. OWN. THIS…

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I mean, come on… this bag just screams my name! How cute is this??!! I’ve never been so excited about a clutch before. I can’t even handle the cuteness here. Made of an acrylic glass with a magnetic clasp. It’s 7 1/2 inches of pure sweetness! How would I rock this look? I envision something like this…

 

 

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Rock and Roll!

I knew the second I put my toes in the Abell by Brian Atwood I knew they would be a hit! Up close the detail is amazing! Each stud is surrounded by a tiny gold chain all done by hand! It’s only being offered on a 120mm heel which if you don’t know is almost a 5 inch heel and anyone who’s walked in one knows you’re not going anywhere fast or far in that kind of height. But the higher heel height is soo much sexier and this shoe just oozes sexiness. So far I’ve seen this shoe on JLo, Lea Michelle and Kat Graham and it looks gorgeous on all of them. And the best part is they dropped the price so it’s actually quasi affordable now. When Brian Atwood first started showing this beauty it was $2500 it can be yours for the low low price of $1500!!! I’ll take two!

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As I was strolling thru Bloomingdale’s I was literally stopped in my tracks by this clutch. Burberry’s Prorsum black and white striped clutch is beyond adorable. Just the right size and a squishy combo of leather and canvas. I just can’t get enough. They also have a version in large polka dots that I love just as much!


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This bag and shoes together are just the right mix of Rock-n-roll and sweetness. Burberry threw in a nice long strap so this clutch can also be worn as a cross body bag. BONUS!!! I love the top zip. You can fill this puppy up with all your lady stuff or just throw in the essentials for a night out on the town. These shoes and clutch paired with a bold colored dress would be ultimate evening ensemble!

 

 

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Straight Up Class!

A year or so ago I modeled for Bruno Magli and was absolutely floored by these shoes. Bruno (we’re on a first name basis) collaborated with London based jewelry designer MAWI for this shoe. I’m always on board for a good ornament on a pump but this ornament is gorgeous!  A sweet and sassy, elegant and edgy, rock and roll type feel with the mix of jewel and spike all on a satin pump. Bruno Magli ShoeBM Shoe

I love the cut of the side. On the foot it is so sexy. Definitely a statement shoe. All the colors are so rich and yummy it’s hard to pick a favorite. I modeled for Bruno Magli for a week and everyday I wore a different color.  If the ornament is a little too large for you MAWI also did a version with a smaller ornament. Just as lovely. bruno-magli-mawi03

 

Now normally I wouldn’t go all matchy matchy with my handbag choice but the clutch they did to match is amazing! The rich color of the hair calf mixed with the jewel ornament is stunning! People will be looking from your feet to your handbag and back again!

BM ClutchIt’s such a great size. Will hold all of my girly necessities plus my cell phone and keys. A lot of my clutches I have to leave my keys with my doorman when I go out because they wont fit. And with the cell phones getting bigger and bigger now days I need a more sizable evening bag.

 

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Welcome!

I’ve decided to give blogging a go! As a shoe model I’ve had the inside scoop on designer shoes and handbags for almost 10 years now. I’ve worked with just about every major designer and am so excited to share with you my favorites and what the next hottest trends will be.

I’ve been waiting for this shoe to come to stores for 2 years now! I fell in love with her when the sample came out in August 2012 for FFANY. I’m talking about this Giorgio Armani color block peep toe pump.

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Not only is this shoe super sexy on, it’s also really very comfortable. What good is a great shoe if you can’t stand to wear it for more than 15 minutes?! Color blocking is still relevant this season and this shoe does it in such a great neutral way. I love the way they did the cut of the peep toe too. It’s done in an open triangle sort of cut out. Very fresh and super cute. Doesn’t give that ugly alien toe some shoes with too large of a peep toe can give you. Feet are ugly enough to begin with. I want a shoe that is going to make them look better not worse! This is a definite gotta have it shoe!

And to go with this amazing shoe I found this great bag by Emma Fox. I love the shape, the pebble soft leather and the pockets! I’m wild about pockets when it comes to a purse. It may be my OCDness but I like everything to have a place and a place for everything. I want to be able to thrust my hand in my bag and know exactly where what I’m looking for is.

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The size is perfect. Not too big or too small. The lining is satin with a cute flower design. I love the gold studded detail, working turn key lock and the optional shoulder strap. I’ve also seen this bag in an array of different color combos but I think this cream combo is going to be my new summer bag this year!

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