Here’s actress Jane Krakowski, taking her adorable son to Central Park for the 2014 Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash, hosted by Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld. Her bejeweled sandals are the Isabel Marant Caroll Sandals, which were a major “It” sandal last summer but are sadly no longer available. You can shop a broad selection of Isabel Marant footwear at Net-a-Porter.

30 Rock fans will be extremely pleased to know that Jane will be a featured player in yet another Tina Fey-produced sitcom called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a comedy about a woman who has recently broken away from a doomsday cult and started her life over in NYC. Ellie Kemper (from The Office) plays the Kimmy in question. The show is currently set to premiere in the spring of 2015.

In the not-so-distant past, Isabel Marant Bekket Sneaker Wedges (and their sister shoes of varying visages) were ungettable objects of desire for everyone from industry insiders to everyday fashion fans. They were like nothing else on the market at that moment, and Marant always imbues everything she does with her signature Parisian-cool style that makes it irresistible to a certain subset of stylish women. Two years after their debut, though, she’s having some second thoughts.

As you might guess, Marant’s new ambivalence to the sneaker wedges that she popularized comes mostly as a result to market saturation of bad imitations that have infiltrated seemingly every shoe line from Prada to Steve Madden. In fashion, ubiquity breeds contempt, and Marant told Women’s Wear Daily that she feels like the imitators cheapen hers. “I don’t wear them as often as I [used to] because I see too [many bad copies] in the street,” she said. Marant doesn’t feel entirely negative, though, saying, “They still have something special, even though there are a lot of copies, and the bad copies are super-ugly.”

I’ve never been on the sneaker wedge bandwagon and I’m glad to see the trend coming to a close, but Marant has a point – hers were far and away the most attractive of the bunch, and although the rush of knockoffs have probably helped hers reach wider acclaim, they’ve also brought about more ire than the shoes probably would have generated by themselves during the downward slope of their trend. Are you still into sneaker wedges, or are you glad to see them go? If you bought Marants during their heyday, do you still wear them?

If you’re just now coming around on them, they can be had for $695 via Net-a-Porter in several colors.

Whether it’s a pool slide, a Birkenstock or a little bit of both, Isabel Marant, creator of all things Parisian cool, has meshed several familiar ideas together to create the Isabel Marant Holden Sandal. Comfort and cool come together with this slide, but will that persuade even the nonbelievers to reconsider?

I’m not a slide-wearer by any means, but I’ll admit the velvet-soft leather sole looks very enticing. The construction of this type of sole is actually meant to mold to the contours of your feet, so even though the shoe is flat, your feet will be extremely padded. In general, that flatness is usually my only complaint about any kind of sandal; because the design of the shoe is meant to be, well, flat, walking after long periods of time can hurt the soles of your feet. If only every flat I owned had the velvety soft construction of these Marant sandals, I would be all set.

Spending $510 seems a bit much for a slide, but I have no doubt that these will sell out fairly quickly on Matches. Almost anything designed by Marant usually does, so if these sandals are calling your name, I suggest you act quickly!

Yes, this another Isabel Marant post; however, this one’s not celebrity-inspired, but editor-inspired. Everything and anything Marant seems to be all the fashion world is jonesing for at the moment, and all in good reason. When we think about model-off-duty cool, no one captures that essence quite like Isabel Marant. She herself is the epitome of roll-out-of-bed beauty that many of us envy, so its no surprise that both her ready-to-wear and her accessories embody that same idea. On the other hand, these Stamped Poppy Pumps are anything but effortless.

The only thing slightly effortless about these pumps is the asymmetrical bow at the vamp. Otherwise these perfectly orchestrated pumps are elegant and posh in every way. Made of python-stamped goatskin leather, these metallic pumps are a shining beauty. Hopefully we will see more pumps like this from the brand; it would be an excellent way to gain an even larger clientele.

Unlike Marant’s concealed sneaker wedge, nothing about these pumps should be concealed, so pick up your Stamped Poppy Pump at Barneys for $775.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley recently made a grocery run at Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills while wearing the as-yet-unreleased Isabel Marant x H&M Fringe Boots. Rosie’s endorsement has been doing wonders for designer boots of every ilk over the last few months, including Marant’s, so it makes sense that the brand would send her a little something from its sure-to-sell-out new capsule collection. You can shop Isabel Marant’s regular collection in its full glory at Net-A-Porter.

The Isabel Marant x H&M capsule collection will make its debut in two weeks time on November 14th, and it’s not just limited to high-low boots and sneaker wedges. The collection will also include men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, all of which are likely to disappear instantaneously. You can check out a little teaser on the H&M website – they’ve also included a countdown clock for your convenience. What are your thoughts on this extra slouchy, fringed boot design, TS readers? Yay or nay?

Supermodels can’t stop wearing Isabel Marant boots. (See here and here for evidence.) Are our fashion-obsessed minds susceptible enough to their suggestions to follow suit? The answer is YES. Here’s Miranda Kerr, leaving her NYC apartment with her son Flynn and her soon-to-be ex-spouse Orlando Bloom, wearing the Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Boots. These slouchy, western-inspired boots have a concealed wedge heel (of course, they’re Isabel Marants!) that gives your look a little extra oomph. You can find them in brown for $890 at Net-A-Porter.

Miranda was almost never photographed with Orlando before they separated (We know this for a fact, because we look at an unhealthy amount of photos of Miranda Kerr. All for fashion purposes, mind you.), but now that they’ve announced their separation publicly, they’re suddenly everywhere together? Why can’t hot actors and hot supermodels ever make it work? And more importantly, how long will it be before we see a non-supermodel celeb in Isabel Marant boots? (The over-under is two weeks.)

Isabel Marant is a supermodel’s best friend. We’ve seen Kate Moss and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley donning two different versions of the new for fall Isabel Marant Tacy Boots in the last few weeks, and well, here’s Kate Moss once again, strolling through London with her rock n’ roller husband Jamie Hince, wearing an entirely different pair of Marant boots. These are the Isabel Marant Sebay Boots, and the all-suede version is exclusive to Net-A-Porter. You can pick up your own pair of Sebays for $1,365.

You’ll notice the Sebays feature Isabel Marant’s signature concealed wedge heel and velcro fastening straps, two features they share with her notorious sneaker wedges. Both of these elements are well on their way to become a tell-tale Marant design feature, a la Louboutin’s red soles. Moving up the leg…Kate’s exhibited a strong penchant for patterned pants lately – she paired her Tacy boots with some muted leopard print pants, and here she is setting off her Sebays with graphic print star patterned jeans.

I normally don’t root against a designer, but in the case of Isabel Marant, I think she’s earned a bit of ire. It was Marant, of course, that ushered fashionable women the world over into the abomination that is high-heeled sneakers, and they’re a scourge on the face of fashion that refuses to let up. Marant does have a knack for outfitting the fashion set in its off-duty hours, though, especially with shoes that are not-so-loosely based on other shoes, so I suppose that her Spring 2014 take on the Birkenstock Gizeh was to be expected.

Birkenstocks, especially the Gizeh model, have enjoyed a bit of a resurgence in fashion circles of late. Much of their appeal is that they’re easy and minimal, which fits perfectly with the direction in which the style world’s prevailing attitudes are heading. Marant’s versions, which graced her Spring 2014 Paris runway recently, take that pleasant sleekness and absolutely decimate it, adding rivets, bows and laces that just aren’t necessary or attractive.

The other half of the runway shoe collection was similarly odd, with collared booties that just didn’t look particularly sharp or cool, which is generally the designer’s stock-in-trade. We might get a rare season off from Marant Mania, which would be a welcome respite for at least me.

[Photos via Vogue.com]

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