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Kelly Clarkson will never wear stilettos.
The 29-year-old singer sees herself as a musician rather than a celebrity and would prefer to be comfortable on stage while she is performing rather than wearing a high fashion ensemble.
"I don't want to wear no stiletto. I am not a model and I am not Beyonce. It is not going to happen. I think you should be comfortable," she told People.
Kelly admitted she is often bemused by the eccentric outfits worn by her peers and says she has no plans to ever follow in their fashionable footsteps: "This is such a funny industry. Sometimes I turn on awards shows and pop stars are wearing alien costumes. I'm like, 'That's cool for you but ain't no way in hell someone is going to convince me to wear that on stage.' Not only can the music be formulaic, but the attire can be formulaic. Just like music, with style there is room for everything and it might not be everyone's cup of tea but it is that person's thing."
Jimmy Choo's new website launches today.
The acclaimed footwear brand's highly-anticipated new project, Stylemakers - an interactive site featuring a photo gallers of street style images - is set to go live. Members of the public are invited to upload a picture of themselves wearing a Jimmy Choo creation - shoes or bag - and share the image at www.choo247.com.
The website is categorized according to location - with sections including London, England, New York, America, Shanghai, China and Sao Paolo in Brazil - and each city has a different ambassador. In London, Caroline Issa is the label's muse for the project. The website has launched to coincide with the brand's new Choo 24:7 collection, which aims to provide the perfect footwear wardrobe for every shoe need.
Stylemakers is the latest new venture for Jimmy Choo.
Madonna is set to launch a shoe collection. The 53-year-old "Hung Up" singer - who started young fashion line Material Girl with her daughter Lourdes in 2010 - is now branching out into footwear with a range of dance-inspired shoes.
Working in conjunction with shoe brand Aldo, the Truth or Dare line will boast 60 styles including flats, high heels and boots - many of which will feature studs and capped-toe detail. The range - which is aimed at women aged 27 to 50 - will eventually be expanded to include fragrances, clothes, accessories and lingerie.
Lindsay Lohan has begun creating "timeless" shoes for her 6126 collection.
The 24-year-old actress, who was recently released from a three-month enforced stay at the Betty Ford rehab clinic in California, is working on a "glamorous" collection of footwear with business partner Kristi Kaylor, who reveals the actress is heavily involved in their design.
"I took inspiration from old Hollywood glamour and added a modern edge. It was key to make comfortable, timeless shoes that can easily go from day to night and feel cool, chic and glamorous," Lindsay said.
Kristi added, "She comes to meetings with tears, photos and fabrics. She brings her own shoes in to show specifics. She's ultra-prepared, all the time."
The troubled star hopes the shoes will be the kind women can wear from season to season and be hard-wearing. "They're timeless. You're buying an over-the-knee boot to wear for years," Kristi said.
Read More | People
Zooey Deschanel may be more than almost famous, but that won’t keep her from seeking payment for a failed endorsement deal.
Late last week, the actress filed suit against footwear company Steve Madden for nonpayment.
According to court documents, Deschanel initially agreed to endorse a line of products called "Zooey shoes & accessories” for $2 million.
Although the contract price was later reduced, Zooey – who had turned down other potential endorsement gigs – still has yet to see a penny.
This Christmas, the Elf actress is asking for Santa to bring give her the $1.5 million that was agreed upon, in addition to legal fees and interest.
Read More | TMZ
Lauren Conrad loves classic Chanel bags.
The reality star - who has designed her own collections for Kohl's - has a passion for high-end style, and reveals a quilted tote by the iconic French fashion house is her most treasured possession. "I love a classic Chanel bag. A green one is great because it looks young, but still maintains its timeless design."
As well as a wardrobe filled with accessories, Lauren also loves luxury shoes and thinks of Christian Louboutin as her choice of high-end designer for "go-to" pumps.
"Christian Louboutin is always my go-to for perfect pumps. I just made an addition to my closet with a lovely pair of brown suede shoes."
Despite her designer love, the 24-year-old fashion designer admits while she loves "feminine detailing," her own style is rather minimal: "I love the minimalist look. Wearing the same shade head-to-toe feels so chic to me. I really love any feminine detailing on a dress."
An extensive collection of Vivienne Westwood shoes are to go on display in London.
The display, entitled Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973-2010, charts the evolution of the iconic British designer’s collection over the last four decades. Going on display at London’s Selfridges department store on Thursday, the exhibition is to showcase almost 200 shoes from the Vivienne Westwood archive, as well as pieces from the designer’s new collection and exclusive designs from her collaboration with cult rubber designer Melissa.
“The exhibition traces the exceptional success of Westwood’s career to date and presents her outstanding artistic individuality. Illustrating her defiance of the rules of wearability and convention, the exhibition is also evidence of her uncompromising quest for superb craftsmanship and attention to detail,” said a spokesperson from the department store.
Vivienne Westwood shoes were the centerpiece of one of the fashion world’s most memorable moments when supermodel Naomi Campbell took a tumble on the catwalk while wearing the Super Elevated Gillie design in 1993. Meanwhile, her iconic Pirate Boots - which were originally designed in 1981 - have remained popular among the fashion elite to the present day.
Tamara Mellon is to sell her Jimmy Choo label.
The shoe tycoon - who was recently named as the founder and chief creative officer of the luxurious footwear firm - is reportedly close to appointing financial advisors in a bid to sell the company, which is worth up to $800 million. The 43-year-old entrepreneur owns a fifth of the brand, whose celebrity fans include Victoria Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker and Beyonce Knowles.
Tamara began at the exclusive company in 1996 and was previously known as founder and president. Her new position of founder and chief creative officer saw her continue to oversee the label’s brand image, which included product design, public relations and advertising campaigns.
“Today’s announcement acknowledges the important contribution that Tamara makes to our brand image and design process. This new title is a better reflection of Tamara’s responsibilities and accomplishments at Jimmy Choo. Together with our creative team, she has been at the forefront of developing product and marketing, which has fuelled growth of the company,” Jimmy Choo chief executive officer Joshua Schulman said of the new appointment.
Reality star Kristin Cavallari is designing a one-off pair of shoes.
fashion lover is creating the footwear in an effort to break into the shoe business, and a portion of the money from the sale of the shoes will go towards her charity.
“I’m designing a shoe for Shoe Dazzle right now, which is like a one time, one deal show which a portion of the proceeds will go to my charity OneKid OneWorld. I’m excited about that because I want to have my own shoe line so it’ll be like a good first show to get my feet wet with.
Kristin, 23, who made her name on The Hills, says she has a passion for footwear: “Shoes are my number one thing.”
Kristin is not the only person from The Hills to launch a fashion career - Lauren Conrad has written a style book to help her fans learn more about how to dress.
“Shoes! I’m all about the shoes! I order a ton of them online and play with my entire wardrobe until I find the right shoe. Unfortunately, so many people get it right from the head until the ankles. The shoe is very important. I can’t even f*** with you if your shoe game is slacking.”
- Beyonce’s little sister Solange talks about how seriously she takes her love of shoes.
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