Fast-fashion monster H&M has announced its latest designer collaborator, and its first in the accessories realm: Jimmy Choo. Expect women to line up for days for the British brand’s covetable shoes at moderate price points, which will sell through about 200 select locations worldwide beginning Nov. 14. But that’s not all; Jimmy Choo designers will also extend their vision to complementary women’s apparel and handbags. And you might find men lining up as well—in addition to women’s product, the collaboration will also cover men’s shoes and accessories.
Adding to the Project Runway hysteria—season six begins tonight, along with an all-star challenge and new model series—Payless ShoeSource debuts an exclusive collection designed by fourth-season winner Christian Siriano. Contrary to his knack for voluminous, pleated and exaggerated fashion (Anyone else remember his avant-garde dress’ insane asymmetrical fan collar?), the line of low-cost fall dress shoes are decidedly tame and versatile.
Back in Carrie Bradshaw’s well-heeled stride, Sarah Jessica Parker made a glittery return to Manhattan streets in gold Christian Louboutin pumps as filming for the “Sex and the City” sequel began this week. Passers-by and paparazzi got a first glimpse of SATC fashion as Parker and co-star Chris Noth filmed outside a luxury apartment.
Fashion footwear company Michael Antonio stepped out in support of Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTN) on Sunday, Sept. 27, sponsoring a Stilettos Run to kick off a fundraising walk in support of the cause. Despite rainy weather, approximately 320 people (both women and men!) participated in the New York race, setting a new Guinness world record.
Single girls with rodent issues can complete their 21st century fairytale with glass slippers from Maison Martin Margiela. The limited-edition heels are the latest eccentric accessories—or art pieces—in the Belgium’s portfolio of conversational designs, including a plated brass hospital bracelet.
And with a price tag of $1,277 each—yes, the shoes are sold separately—a fairy godmother, or a wealthy grandmother, may come in handy. Personally, I’m holding out for ruby slippers.
Last night, Stuart Weitzman put the paddle to the metal in support of ovarian cancer research, hosting a charity ping-pong tournament and silent auction in New York. All proceeds from the event will be presented to Dr. Marsha Moses of Boston’s Folkman Research Institute, who has been doing pioneering research to help squash the disease.