While looking at the Helmut Lang shoes at Saks, I knew I was hooked. Well, at least I thought I was. They had everything I would usually look for in a great pump: an ankle strap, a moderate heel and, my favorite, a black or white color palette. But then, I noticed it. The elastic.

At first, I was immediately disappointed by that particular styling choice. Read More…

Ok, so maybe that title speaks true (ok, very true) to me, but I wasn’t always in favor of PVC. Before working at TalkShoes, I would have never considered buying PVC shoes, and now I simply can’t get enough. Even though the use of PVC is very controversial with high-end customers, I felt the need to share the Le Silla 100mm Swarovski Encrusted Leather Pumps. Read More…

With Halloween just around the corner, we couldn’t resist taking full advantage of rounding up some of the scariest, most absurd and downright craziest shoes we could find. Forget spending money on a costume you’ll probably never wear again; splurge on a pair of statement-making, totally insane shoes instead. (Just look what they did for Gaga).

Even though I consider myself to be pretty daring when it comes to footwear, some of these shoes look like they should come with a warning label and safety release for your ankles. Read More…

Motorcycle boots and fall go together better than Valentino Rockstud Pumps and fashion week. In other words, they’re perfect for each other. However, we all know fall and winter tend to be our most expensive seasons, thanks to chunky knits, wool coats, buttery leather boots and fur. (Lots and lots of fur.) So while I wish money were no issue when it came to shopping, the fact of the matter is that many of us can’t talk ourselves into that hefty price tag all the time. Read More…

On a recent (and sadly fruitless) shoe expedition to buy some Prada with a friend, we came across the Alexander McQueen Pearl, Crystal and Velvet Pumps. Even though fall has fully arrived in New York’s finer retail locations, the look of the shoe still seemed aggressively season-pushing. I hadn’t yet fully processed my feelings on why when my shopping partner in crime verbalized exactly what the problem is – this design is like Christmas distilled down into a single shoe, and we’re still three merciful months away. Read More…

It’s that time of the week again! Today, we have the pleasure of sharing with you our newly expanded Want It Wednesday, which features even more covetable shoe goodness that we’re trying to prevent ourselves from buying. (With varying levels of success.) This Wednesday, our loves span from LK Bennett to Valentino and beyond. Read More…

I have a thing for blue nail polish. I wear very little blue in my clothing and wouldn’t count it among even my top five favorite colors, but for some reason, I love blue nails, whether they’re on my hands or feet. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I walked into a nail salon and chose anything other than some shade of blue, from creamy pastel to glittering navy. Read More…

A “business in front, party in back” haircut might not exactly be the essence of modern style (although how long until the ironic mullet makes its debut, really?), but the same principle, when applied to other fashion object, can bear fruit. We’re probably all sick of the long-in-back skirts and dresses that seemed so fresh and interesting three summers ago, but the Dolce & Gabbana Suede Embellished Boots present a less literal take on the concept. Read More…

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