Lady gaga wearing her United Nude heels.
Is there an area of culture that Lady Gaga's Fame perfume launch hasn't touched? We have print ads, short films, ice cream socials, masked galas, and now (drumroll please) shoes. One of the most anticipated parts of each facet of the Fame launch machine is what mama monster will be wearing at any given point and in any given asset, and those of us who have been following it closely have also been combing over each image with a fine tooth comb, because if there's one thing we know about Gaga, it's that her attention to detail. is. exquisite. This leads us to the shoes. Last Friday, Gaga launched Fame with an ice cream party outside of Macy's in New York City's Herald Square. Her entrance, as was expected, was Gaga-grand, and she emerged out of a carriage shaped like a perfume bottle in a black bubble-like dress and a pair of sky high heels which, upon closer inspection, had tiny gold men crawling all over them. Calling to mind the evocative image on her Fame billboard, the small figures were rendered in gold and nearly overtaking the enormous 12-inch platform heel. Who could design such a creation? Why, United Nude, of course.
Lil Wayne talks about his Trukfit line and Supra collaboration at Project MAGIC.
Lil Wayne may claim to have never meant to become "a fashion dude," but anyone with the audacity and--erm--cojones to pull off a neon fanny pack and trapper hat at the same time, let alone women's leopard print pants is surely poised for style greatness. Now, the notoriously shirtless 2012 VMA performer sits at the helm of his own Trukfit streetwear label and a forthcoming shoe collaboration with Supra. Weezy launched his skate sneaker range at this year's Project MAGIC Las Vegas fashion trade show where we chatted with him about his burgeoning fashion empire. More on what he had to say about his debut shoe design, the OG meaning of "trukfit," and what he thinks of his personal style in our exclusive video interview after the jump!
Alicia Keys shows off her new Reebok collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Reebok
We all know Alicia Keys can SANG, but did you know she also has some serious design chops too? The singer hooked up with Reebok Classics to create some limited-edition kicks, and, um, we want them ALL. Alicia did a totally new take on our old Reebok favorites—the Freestyle Hi (5411), Freestyle Double Bubble, Classic Nylon Slim and Princess—which she models oh-so-adorably in the campaign images above. The coolest part, though, is that during the Video Music Awards tonight at 8 P.M. EST (where she is also performing at! Check out her rehearsal pics from last night where she is, yes, wearing the brand), Reebok will debut her new Classics commercial that shows her "soul-searching journey to the top against the world's greatest canvas and Keys' hometown—New York City," according to the press release. Oh la la! "I’ve been a Reebok fan ever since I put on my first pair of 5411's," Alicia said. "Collaborating with Reebok and designing this collection has been such a cool experience because I’ve been able to tap into my creativity in a whole new way. Reebok's one of those brands that have endured the test of time and partnering with them felt like a really natural fit." I mean, when her hubby Swizz Beatz is creative director of the brand it can only BE natural fit, amirite?
Rita Ora wears sneakers on Aug. 28, Aug. 29, June 15 and July 7.
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Every morning when we get ready for work, we always ask ourselves the same question, "What shoes should I wear with this outfit?" For Rita Ora, the answer is easy: sneakers! The Kosovo-born singer can't get enough of her trainers and neither can we. She'll sport lace-up sneaks with literally every ensemble in her wardrobe, and she's totally teaching us a thing or two about how to exude utter chicness while still being comfortable. Yesterday while promoting her ORA album release, she wore a fiery two-piece Meat Clothing latex flame number. She finished the look with black and red patent leather Air Jordans that are a DEAD. ON. match with her ensemble. Nicely done!
Ke$ha in West Hollywood on Aug. 28.
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Ke$ha, girl, is that you? It feels like we haven't spotted the pop singer out and about in ages, and we barely even recognized her in West Hollywood yesterday! She debuted a freshly-dyed platinum blonde 'do and shorter waves paired with bright red lipstick and aviator sunglasses. We're used to seeing her sun-kissed streaks mixed in with shades of brown and gold, but she went all-out Marilyn Monroe with her new white-blonde color. Also, it looks like her Skrillex-inspired haircut is beginning to grow out into a girlier, tousled 'do. We ain't mad at that!
Miley Cyrus wears her Dr. Martens on Aug. 25, Aug. 15, and Aug. 23.
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It's official—Miley Cyrus has gone grunge! Ever since the pop singer transformed her long locks into a bleach-blonde pixie cut, she has been totally revamping her entire wardrobe. Lately she's ditched her boho-chic ways for an edgier '90s look, and we LIKE it. Over the past couple weeks, we've spotted Miley sporting her head-to-toe grunge-inspired duds, and we couldn't help but notice that she kept re-wearing the SAME pair of shoes—lace-up Dr. Martens boots! She opted for the 10-eyelet patent leather pair with an extra chunky sole from the DM x Agyness Deyn collection ($160). (Come to think of it, she is TOTALLY channeling Aggy these days! We see what you did there, Miley.) The cool part about these kicks is that they are an updated version of the '90s staple and can be paired with literally anything. Over the weekend, Miley went casual-cool in a heather gray Brian Lichtenberg tee, dark skinny jeans, and, of course, her signature Docs. For accessories, she sported oversized gold hoop earrings, layered gold necklaces, stacked bracelets, and minimal makeup. We like how she left her boots untied to add a touch of edginess to her ensemble.
Kristin Cavallari will design a capsule collection for Chinese Laundry.
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Our girl Kristin Cavallari has been the Web Ambassador for Chinese Laundry for almost a year now, but NOW, the ex-Hillsie is dipping her toes into the design side of the brand. According to the press release, KCav will be designing a capsule collection of "pumps, platforms, booties and flats" for the trendy footwear brand.
The craziness surrounding the Nike Air Yeezy 2s is still VERY fresh in our minds (see: robbing, ridiculously overpriced eBay sales), and with Miami Heat star LeBron James' 10th sneaker release just on the horizon, Nike is planning on playing it safe this time around. The sportswear company just issued stricter rules for retailers, one of which nixes the iconic midnight release time, according to ABC News. The fights that broke out for previous sought-after sneaker debuts (like those Foamposite Galaxies!) usually happened around the wee morning hours, so retailers' doors will now open at 8 a.m.. Nike spokesman Brian Strong told ABC News, “Consumer safety and security is of paramount importance. We always encourage anyone wishing to purchase our product to do so in a respectful and safe manner, and constantly evaluate our distribution policies with a view to ensuring a positive consumer experience.” So why are people going crazy for these new LeBron X sneaks? Let's take a closer look!
Would you wear Festival Feet?
Photo: Courtesy of Spinning Hat
I guess that question is a little clunky. I'm not actually asking if you'll wear FEET, since, you know, you probably already have those growing from your legs. I'm talking about these things called Festival Feet that I found whilst perusing Spinning Hat (as I do), an online stuff retailer specializing in products of the not-so-serious variety. "Okay," you might say, "what did you expect from a site touting products with 'playful design?'" I honestly have no idea, but I can't say I expected these tromp l'oeil Chuck Taylors.
These are 12-inch tall platform shoes by Buffalo.
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We have EYES. We've seen platforms before. From Nicki Minaj to Taylor Momsen to Kerli we've been witness to our fair share of high-rise kicks, but these Buffalo Classics certainly take the cake. With a 12-inch heel and 11-inch platform, these black flatform sneakers will make their wearer a full FOOT taller for the equally tall price of $599.95. While they're still shy of the Guinness World Record-breaking 16-inch stiletto heels that hold the title of World's Tallest, I think we can all agree that these are still some MONSTER shoes.