News On Trend | More Shoes Please
While I would love to say that my shoe addiction started just a few years ago, who am I kidding? Thinking back, I can remember the first time I truly fell in love with a pair of shoes. I'm talking about the kind of love in which you just cannot even imagine parting ways with your new friends. At the age of 12, I begged my mom for a pair of electric blue platform shoes– straight up disco wedges with blinding white soles. When was I ever going to wear them and more importantly where was I going in them? I had no idea, nor did I care...I just knew that I needed them. These tacky-chic four inch platforms spent the whole summer glued to my feet while I pranced around the backyard demanding attention. Since that summer I was hooked. Now I find myself spending paycheck after paycheck on python heels and edgy booties that elevate my look. After all, it's your shoes that pull your look together- why not rock pieces of art on your feet?!
It just so happens that one of my female design influences shares the same passion for shoes as I do. Lucky for us, she's relaunching her shoe line for Resort 2016. Second time around will be a charm for Diane von Furstenberg, who has signed a licensing agreement with Brown Shoe Co. for her new line of high-end contemporary designs.
"I love my legs, but I count on my feet. Nothing is more important than shoes for the confident, sexy woman on-the-go....I'm very excited [about the line]. This time I'm really putting my feet there. I'm really serious about it." -DVF
Her highly anticipated shoe line will feature everything from a $150 sandal to a $600 boot. The line is expected to match DVF's brand of effortless confidence. The shoes will be modern yet feminine in design, perfect for the cool downtown chick or the brunching enthusiast Upper Eastsider.
"I understand shoes...Christian Louboutin used to sell his shoes on my kitchen table on 12th street." -DVF