Storied Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo is marking the 35th year of its iconic Vara flat by allowing fans of the bow-topped, mid-heeled shoe to customize their own. Here’s how the DIY process works: select a base color, add a bow color and then choose between gold or silver hardware. You can even get your initials carved on a metal plate fitted to the sole.
The final episode of the latest (and last) season of Gossip Girl aired last night on The CW network. One particular quote from an early episode has stuck with me over the past five years: Blair Waldorf, while interviewing girls to join her minions, disgustedly looked one up and down and asked, “Are those Tory Burch’s last season flats?” who nervously revealed that she got them on sale.