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1. Shoes: (courtesy of) ShoeDazzle ‘Lassoed’

2. Shoes: (courtesy of) ShoeDazzle ‘Carine’



1. Shoes: (courtesy of) ShoeDazzle Kolfinna’


December 28, 2012

Red carpets in 2012 were a battleground for the fashionable. Established style icons pushed envelopes while newcomers made a name for themselves. Although there were many looks that left us gawking, these three ladies made an indelible impression; Carey Mulligan in Prada, Diane Kruger in Cushnie et Ochs, and Freida Pinto in Atelier Versace. If you’re coveting their style as much as we are; shop the Aliah, Romantic, and Rina to get a similar look.




1. Hi Tam! You’re one of our resident copywriters, and quite frankly, one of the funniest people we know. When did you realize you had a certain “calling,” if you will, to write?

It first occurred to me that I might have a writing problem when I couldn’t resist fixing grammatically incorrect signs, menus, and cereal boxes while in elementary school. Yup, I was a joy to be around. I was also addicted to winning essay contests, probably because I knew that I’d never win a swim meet or become an Olympic gymnast.

2.  What are some of your favorite things about working at ShoeDazzle?

I get to concept and brainstorm new ideas with an incredibly talented and awesomely quirky team nearly every single day. We work together on new and inspiring campaigns and push each other to be better creatives. I’m really lucky in that I can combine my love of good copy/marketing and fashion/pop culture with my love of typography and design. We even have a cool resident dog to play with in the Photo Studio!

3.  The ever so adorable Duke!  Now, let’s talk about YOUR BAND.  Wartime Recitals. Tell us about it.

We started Wartime Recitals in the summer of 2010 because we all missed writing/playing music and wanted a personal project. Half of my band was in high school marching band together (Taylor Swift is wrong—guys do not often find the band geek more attractive than the cheerleader); I was also in a high school pop-punk band with our drummer. I play the glockenspiel (like the xylophone but smaller) and sing along with our lead singer/guitarist. Our band consists of me and five awesome guys who love writing good music and rocking out together. We’ve been described as the love child of Arcade Fire, Local Natives, and Ben Folds Five, but you can decide that for yourself. Listen to and download our songs at www.wartimerecitals.com.

4.  You are a busy woman!  If you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be?

I’d be a cool lace-up Oxford or the old-school Converse sneaker. Vintage meets modern, a style that can be dressed up or dressed down. Definitely laid-back, a little retro, and without a crazy-high heel. I like to be prepared in case there’s a fire drill or emergency situation that involves running (example: zombie apocalypse, angry bears). I would prefer not to run down flights of stairs or scale a fence in heels.

5.  Who’s going to be your New Year’s kiss?  Do we get to know?  :)

There’s a lot of pressure leading up to that moment! I never kiss and tell. Why, are you volunteering?

6.  Well, guess we’ll have to follow up in January!  ;)   Since you’re a writer, what’s your favorite & least favorite word?

I have a soft spot for funny-sounding, old-timey words like “shenanigans” and “bumbershoot.” This may not count for least favorite words, but I can’t handle it when people use the wrong form of words like “your” and “you’re” or “it’s” and “its.” The word “moist” is also super awkward. Please don’t ever use that word.

7.  Tomato or to-ma-to?

That’s a a very personal choice, but I’m pretty sure you can’t get away with saying “toh-mah-to” unless you’re wearing a tiara and have a royal title.

Thanks Tam!

Her shoes:   You’re just going to have to wait until January!  ;)


December 21, 2012

Hunting down the perfect gift for a loved one can be quite the task. Especially when that said loved one is selective. So, we have taken it upon ourselves to curate a list of items that we are sure any conservative, eclectic, or feminine type would pine over!

Mellody $39.95 – Tried and true, the black pump is a sister to the little black dress. This staple is impeccable for the friend who’s serious yet chic.

Sparkle Time $39.95 – Give the gift of time with a classic rose gold watch.

Elora $44.95 – Whether she’s on her way to work or meeting a friend after hours, she won’t fall into a fashion faux pas with this full-skirt dress.

Yulee $39.95 – Compliment this traditionalist’s style with a structured handbag that’s great for everyday wear.

Dashing Desire $14.95 – With every flick of her hair she’ll be sure to catch a few stares in these dangling earrings.

Sindu $44.95- Send this hot bodycon dress her way for a night out on the town.

Taos $39.95 – Unassuming at first glance, the spiky details on this crossbody bag are everything an eclectic dreams of.

Diandra $44.95 – Your daring friend is used to walking on the wild side, so let her do it in style with this floral embellished pump.

Yara $39.95 – This dress embodies femininity with its cool color and subtle cutouts.

Fadette $34.95 – A metallic clutch is the perfect way to carry all of her special needs for the night.

Tay $47.95 – We’re sure she doesn’t need help walking gracefully, but these shimmering pumps will make her glide.

Shine it On $16.95 – A bit of wrist candy can go a long way and these jewels will add elegance to any ensemble.


Tomorrow, as you may have heard, the world may or may not end. Experts say the world faces an array of problems that’ll end civilization as we know it on 12/21/12.  ShoeDazzle and I want to make sure you’re prepared for each scenario. So, on the eve of Armageddon, I present to you our Survival Guide.

Scenario 1: Depleted Resources

If we run out of oil, stay slick in Fay. She loves liquid leggings and Texas gold accessories. Mix metals; it’s the end of the world, people.

Scenario 2: Drought

If water’s the problem, quench your thirst in Ece; she works well with cropped trousers, previously known as “high waters.”

Scenario 3: Alien Invasion

If aliens invade, reach for your Dangers to let them know you come in peace to take them to your fashionable leader.

Scenario 4: Biohazards

In case of bio weapons, go Over The Top. One thing I’ve learned in my short time on this planet: going to the Emerald City solves everything.

Scenario 5: Zombies

In the event of a Zombie Apocalypse, best pack your Pella full of bricks and your favorite apocalypstick, because you can do some serious damage swinging that thing—and look sexy doing it.


Richy T,  – It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I look fine. Apocalypstick.


Meet the coolest Cori we know.  She’s also our digital asset manager here.

1.  Hi Cori!  How’s it going? What’s your typical day like?

A typical day consists of editing photos, color checking/organizing product photos, uploading images to the website, etc.  I coordinate the photo team to make sure we hit all of our retouch deadlines for product, lookbooks and various other campaigns to make sure the photos look good and consistent!

2.  That’s a lot of photos!  You have the coolest heterochromatic eyes ever.  How many people ask you about that every day?


3.  You seem to really enjoy photography.  What’s your favorite subject to photograph?

I think fog is my most favorite subject.  Fog makes everything look awesome.

4.  Fill in the blank.  My most favorite thing to do is ___.


5.  Favorite rap song?

Tough question.  I think I’ll go with Topback by T.I.  I like my beat down low…

6.  Plans for the holiday?

Heading back to Michigan to spend time with my family.

 7.  Sounds lovely.  Michigan is great!  Lastly, the best thing about working for ShoeDazzle is ___.

Trying on shoes!

Cori’s wearing Proud.

Dear Stylist,

“I’m really big on prints and LOVING the printed shoes I’m seeing on Shoedazzle this month, but not sure how to style them.  How would you style Kolfinna and Overthrow?

 Heather Says:  Southwestern and animal printed shoes are both such haute trends this season, and the Kolfinna and Overthrow are the perfect shoes to really rock these trends right.

 Kolfinna’s bold animal print will make a statement on it’s own so go with a sleek and simple look pairing a black oversized sweater with black leather leggings.  Add gold accents in your accessories and clutch or handbag to tie in with Kolfinna’s stunning gold heel to showcase your inner Glamazon!

 Southwestern prints have been seen all over the runways this season and the Overthrow will be your must-have to indulge in this trend. Go western chic with a denim-on-denim ensemble by pairing a feminine denim shirt with a bold colored skinny jean to tie in with Overthrow’s vibrant sunset hues and you’ll be sure to lasso looks while strutting the streets in style!