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Steve Madden: the Company and Summer line

14 May

Steve Madden is easily one of the top shoe designers of the 21st century. Named “Company of the Year” in 2006, Steve Madden is constantly expanding his company to sell dresses, accessories, ect. But this company always had a strong focus on one thing – shoes.

According to Steve Madden, “I get my ideas and inspiration from pounding the pavement all over the world.” Steve Madden transformed the platform shoe, seen on celebs on the streets of New York and L.A. Rock and roll stars of the 1970’s influenced him to create the thick, chunky heel. Today he says that people walking on the streets of London to New York inspire him for new designs.

This summer season you will be seeing a lot of prints and colors from Steve Madden’s collection. He especially uses a lot of cheetah print. My favorite is the KIMMMIE flat. It combines the leopard print and studs well – 2 styles that are trending this season.

Another favorite is the STANNDUP wedge. The coral color can be easily matched with an ivory colored outfit to give off a summery feel. The extra ankle strap on the shoe also gives support to your feet.

Steve Madden’s shoes will definitely help you define your individuality through style. His shoe line ranges from a number of different styles, colors and prints. This summer you should get yourself a pair of Steve Madden shoes to help enhance your outfit. You can also find Steve Madden shoes at cheaper price at DSW or Marshalls.

Glitter Shoes DIY

24 Apr

The latest trend this year is glittered shoes. Some shoes, however, may come at a costly price – especially the ones from big-time designers. There is a way you can still get this new trend without making a dent in your wallet. All you need is glue, glitter and your favorite pair of shoes. All items needed for this project can be purchased at Michaels, AC Moore or any craft stores.

First choose your shoe. You can pick heels, flats, sneakers – whatever you like. Make sure the shoe is plain and has no designs. You can create designs on your shoe with the glitter. If you’re using sneakers, be sure to take out the laces before gluing.

Keep in mind that if you’re making designs, you’re going to need tape. Painter’s masking tape is the best to use for a nice, clean finish. Tape the parts of the shoe that you don’t want glittered.

Paint parts of shoe with glue where you plan to add glitter. For beginners, add all your glitter into a bowl. Hold the shoe over the bowl and apply your glitter. This keeps your workspace cleaner. Use spray glue after, to apply more coats of glitter. This is where you will want to add tape on the bottom of your shoes so no glitter will get on the sole.

Spray clear shellac to the shoe when all your glue is dry. Try Aleene’s Final Step Spray Acrylic Sealer in a Gloss Finish for a clean finish. Wait another day or so until you wear your new shoes out. Remember to take off the tape before wearing. Enjoy and good luck.

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29 Mar

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