Ugg Choo — Gesundheit!

Posted in Fashion Trends, Style News on January 18th, 2010 by styltribe

Yep, that’s right folks!  Jimmy Choo’s Tamara Mellon has agreed to design a capsule collection of Jimmy Choo for Ugg Australia boots!  She said that Uggs are the only other type of footwear found in her closet, so why not design for them?  Well, Tamara, I have to agree!  I go exclusively from high-end high heels right into the pillowy, cloud-like comfort of my Uggs all the time!  I’m really hoping that they have a real Jimmy Choo edge to them…complete with a Mad Max-esque toughness, complete with grommets, straps and spikes!  Oh glorious day!  That would be fantastiche!  Sadly, we’ll all have to wait until next October to see the goods, and from what we hear, they’re going to cost anywhere between $595 and $795 per pair.  Sigh. But just think: you can completely justify them as the most comfortable Choos you’ve ever bought!  Surely that would be worth the cost…no?

This just in: SJP to Steer Halston

Posted in Celebs with Style, Style News on January 15th, 2010 by styltribe

The rumour mill has been spinning wildly over the past few days with reports that Sarah Jessica Parker may become Creative Director for Halston.  Well, it’s been confirmed that the sexy, city girl will design for an offshoot line of the label’s called Heritage .  Don’t worry – this won’t be another Lindsay Lohan debacle, as the main line of Halston will still be designed by its regular designing mind, Marios Schwab.   I’m actually looking forward to seeing this line, though I think I already know what we’ll be getting — it is a line that is meant to revive retro looks of they eponymous label.  Let’s just hope it’s not too Studio 54…

Boots as Pants? Yay or Nay?

Posted in Celebs with Style, Fashion Trends on January 15th, 2010 by styltribe

So here’s the question of the day:  would you wear boots as bottoms?  Well, we all know that over-the-knee boots were huge this fall, and it seems that the wintery version has taken them to new heights!  These Stella McCartney boots were worn as the lower part of Blake Lively’s outfit at the You Know You Want It book party at Henri Bendel.  She paired a great white shirt and black blazer for a unique, if not risque look.  The boots are gorgeous, no doubt.  Would you wear them sans bottoms?

How Much is That Prada Share in the Window?

Posted in Uncategorized on January 5th, 2010 by styltribe

Yep, big fashion houses spend big money, it’s true.  But it’s the big debt that seems to worry most of the big honchos steering the ship.  The latest rumour on the block is that Prada plans to sell a share of the company to offset their debt — said to be hovering around $1.5 Billion.  Yikes.  Even for Muccia, that’s a lot of moola.  According to Fashionista, the New York Daily News alluded to the fact that Richemont (a luxury company based in Switzerland) who own Montblanc and Cartier, is angling to get a piece of the Prada action.  Both sides deny, but so did  both sides when Valentino was sold from one owner to another.  LVMH is a little nervous at this point as well, because if and when Richemont does buy some of the pie, they would become a worthy rival (they’re already the second largest luxury group in the world!).   Broke designers and design houses are not news by any stretch after the past year, what with Christian Lacroix filing for bankruptcy and still not able to find a buyer, and Escada doing the same.  Muccia is a smart cookie, though, so if anyone can pull the house out of a hole like that, it’s a good, tough Italian woman like her.

Happy Miu Year!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 4th, 2010 by styltribe

A new year has rung (ding!)and upon checking into my oh-so-daily habit on, I see these stunners!  Every girl worth her four inches of salt knows that these little puppies are perfect for celebrating in — then maintaining the charm all year round. These Miu Miu Embellished mules are just too cute to pass up, and let’s face it: even if you don’t buy them, just looking at them can brighten up a dreary January day. You can still see the little marks left by my nose pressed against the glass of David’s on Bloor Street as I wistfully admired them.  Like a small puppy in a pet store window, they certainly make you wish you could give them a good home.  For now, I keep them longingly in my mind, rotating them virtually through each outfit I own, imagining the fun we would have in Santorini or Madrid.  It would be far more therapeutic to don them…even if just around the store for a while — at least until the snow seeps away…sigh.