Category Archives: Shoes


Life’s a beach in Malibu, where surf-chic style reigns supreme all year round. For those heading to warmer climates on the West Coast, celebrity fashion stylist Dana Tycher Reisman, founder of personal shopping and styling service DTR Styles, shares her top picks for a relaxed Malibu look.

“Malibu is one of my favorite places in the world – I just love the laid back vibe. The style is beachy and fun, with a little edge inspired by the vibrant Malibu music scene.



While shopping this weekend, I became relatively disappointed with the boot selection for fall. There are some key items that I want to invest, but I must admit, walking through Bergdorf Goodman left me feeling underwhelmed (which for me, is a rarity!).

For those looking for the perfect fall boot, I wanted to create a basic guide to distinguish between what pieces are perfect, must-have investments and what ordinary pieces aren’t worth the splurge for fall.

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Unfortunately not all of us have been graced with killer, model-esq genetics, and tend to rely on heel height as a staple principle while shopping for shoes. I’ve become a huge fan of wearing wedges, just because they are more stable than your normal stiletto, but still give you that extra ‘umph’ of height (plus, when the wedge has a platform, your foo doesn’t have to endure unecessary pain from an extremely high arch). While shoe shopping, I came across Steve Madden’s wonderful collection of wedged sandals that are fabulously high in height, yet remain fun and stylish.

I especially loved their Mainsqze style, because the wedge almost gives the illusion that you’re wearing a chunky heel. I also loved their Warmthh style because the color seen at the base of the heel breaks up the entire wedge, thus making it seem less higher than it actually is (which lets your peers think that you actually contribute to that extra inch of height instead of the shoe).

These shoes are fun, flirty and definitely make a statement on their own. In these wedges, nobody will think you’re wearing them just because you want to be as tall as your peers.

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In honor of the first day of May and beginning of Spring, I will address one of the most important topics in fashion: shoes. The right shoe is everything and can totally make or break your look. I found some perfect spring shoes at Hirshleifer and Shoe Box guaranteed to make heads turn and make a statement.

may13shoepicksFrom top left: Charlotte Olympia Priscilla Snake Pumps in Green and Purple $1,500, Valentino Rockstud Jelly Sandals in Blush $295, Valentino Rockstud Metallic Leather Double Strap Sandals $745, Valentino Glam Crystal Detail Thong Sandals $395, Casadei 100mm Nappa Leather Peplum Sandals $950, Sergio Rossi Bianco Pumps $590, Giuseppe Zanotti Suede/Cork Sandal in Pink and Black $895, Giuseppe Zanotti Calf Hair d’Orsay Stiletto $895, Giuseppe Zanotti Pink Peep Toe Pumps, Giuseppe Zanotti Cream T-Strap Sandal, Christian Louboutin Pumps.