August 29 2014

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Shoe In


According to reports, Blake Lively walked away from a Christian Louboutin sample sale recently with 40 pairs in tow. She came clean at last night’s 24th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards. “Like any addict, the first step is admitting the problem,” Lively, in Prabal Gurung and black and white Louboutin booties, said. “I’ve ordered so many pairs that I should be institutionalized!” That being the case, who better to present the designer with this year’s Person of the Year award? (And why Person of the Year versus Designer of the Year, an award which went to Brian Atwood? Louboutin himself wasn’t entirely sure. “I was in the car today actually thinking about [it],” he said. “I had to think deeply, which rarely happens to me.” Person or designer, when it comes to process, Louboutin keeps it simple. “For me, it always starts with a pen and a piece of paper.” It ends, if last night was any indication, with red soles clacking everywhere.)

Among the Louboutin-clad army last night was Jessica Alba, on hand to present Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes with the Brand of the Year award. (She deemed her studded black CL pumps “hardcore.”) Her footwear fixation, she revealed, seems to run in the family. “She is obsessed with shoes,” Alba, in a natty D&G suit, said of her daughter, Honor. “It’s a little bit of a problem. She tries to wear her plastic high heels out and we’re like, ‘No.’ She can wear them in the house and that’s it.”

Honor would have been in like-minded company last night. There wasn’t a pair of kitten heels, much less flats, in the house, all of which suited Atwood just fine. “I do try and make it comfortable, but I like them high,” Atwood, who celebrated afterward with an intimate fête at Jimmy at the James Hotel, said. “Everything is lifted and it puts a little strut in your step,” he explained. Olivia Palermo, who accompanied Emerging Talent Award winner Charlotte Dellal (and was wearing her shoes), was in the same camp. “The higher the better!”

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Alex And Abbey Take To The Streets, i-D Turns 30, Beckham Adds Bags, And More…


This week, Alexander Wang launches his first ever video campaign (pictured), starring Abbey Lee Kershaw and lensed by Craig McDean. Karl Templer and Fabien Baron styled and creative-directed the spot, which will launch right here on this Wednesday at noon EST—so stay tuned. [WWD]

English fashion bible i-D is celebrating its 30th birthday this month, with a 200-photo portfolio and three covers, all by Nick Knight. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Lady Gaga get the birthday-cover honors. [i-D via Refinery29]

Victoria Beckham is adding bags to her line, designed with help from the English accessory maven Katie Hillier, who’s worked with Marc Jacobs and Luella Bartley. But with new handbags of her own, what will she ever do with all those vintage Birkins? [Catwalk Queen]

Your feel-good footwear story of the day: TOMS Shoes will give away its millionth pair next month to a child in Argentina. [WWD]

Your feel-slightly-less-good footwear story of the day: Tamara Mellon and the owners of Jimmy Choo are considering selling the business—reportedly valued up to about $800 million. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Fashion’s Night Out, SoCal Update


Angelenos are notorious for going to bed early, but on September 10—Fashion’s Night Out—there are more than a few reasons to stay up late.

3.1 Phillip Lim

631 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, (310)-358-1988.

The SoCal native is releasing five new designs based on pieces from his archive. These signature classics, which have been re-created in new fabrications and embellishments to suit the fall season, will be available in a limited size run from 6 to 11 p.m.

Fred Segal

8100 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323) 651-4129.

The multi-store retail complex is hosting more than 35 special events from 7 to 11 p.m., including a denim-destroying workshop with Paige Gellar of Paige Premium Denim, photo ops with the Cobrasnake, and a pop-up candy shop from Rory Beca, who has created a limited-edition dress with a jersey top and silk voile cotton candy-print skirt.

Neiman Marcus

9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 550-5900.

Nathan’s hot dogs and Factors New York cheesecake will bring a bit of Manhattan to Beverly Hills, where from 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a jazz band, runway shows, special gifts with purchase, and a trend presentation with Vogue‘s Lisa Love.

Rock & Republic

103 S. Robertson Blvd., L.A., (310) 285-0486.

From 6 to 11 p.m., the Robertson Boulevard boutique will feature giveaways and makeovers, along with special items like $178 limited-edition leggings with gunmetal studding for sale. CEO/creative director Michael Ball will be spinning the tunes.

TOMS Shoes and Trovata

3025 Olympic Blvd., C, Santa Monica, (310) 566.3170.

TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie and Trovata’s John Whitledge have teamed up for a Family Reunion party from 6 to 11 p.m. at TOMS’ Santa Monica headquarters. Groups of guests are being asked to dress up as an iconic family from decades past and the best “family” will win a $1,000 shopping spree from TOMS and Trovata. TOMS will sell its newest lace-up silhouette, the Cordones, while Trovata will have fall/winter items for sale.