Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Shoe News/ Wild Wednesday: Omelle's Andre & P.I.N.K. Leprechaun Martinis

After seeing them in ELLE Magazine, Lucky, Footwear News and some of our other go-to glossies, the Shoes & Booze team has been lusting for Omelle shoes for some time. We're happy to share the news that their website's virtual boutique is (finally) active! To celebrate, we're highlighting some of their shoe art for today's Wild Wednesday post.

Gone Fishing

The mercury's been doing a yo-yo move lately, and it's likely been causing you a bit of footwear frustration. Today's a day of fantasy. Pretend it's hot outside, and throw on a pair of super-chic sandals. OK, let's not go that far. Wear some pumps, but fantasize about these Andre sandals by Omelle (available at omelle.com). You may not be one for the outdoors, but this shoe's perch scale upper means you still appreciate its spoils. The 4 inch detailed heel, which we feel imitates both the fish bone structure and hunters' arrows, says you've got some strong instincts of your own. The actual design of the shoe is simultaneously simple and futuristic, so while you've got your eye on the prize, there's still something a bit practical about you. And then there's the neutral color of the shoe... it gives you almost limitles outfit options (except other animal prints).

Today's also St. Patrick's Day, so for we're doing something a little different. Since you probably can't wear the above shoe anyway (unless you're in the warmer parts of the country), we decided to give you a drink you can actually have. Irish drumroll please... It's the P.I.N.K. Leprechaun Martini (recipe & image courtesy of Drinkoftheweek.com)! This sweet, effervescent mixture of P.I.N.K Vodka, Bailey's Irish Cream and green creme de menthe (accented with chocolate syrup) will have Irish eyes smiling (and everyone else's too). Just remember that if you down too many, you'll need the luck o' the Irish to make it home without embarassing yourself in some way. Cheers!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Shoe News: The Red Pump Project Promotes AIDS Awareness

We're Rocking our Red Pumps Today!

Did you know that March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day? In it's honor, Shoes & Booze is participating in the Red Pump Project, which is a campaign to raise awareness about the effects of HIV/AIDS on women and girls (if you noticed a lot of women in red pumps today, it's probably due in part to RPP). Whether directly or indirectly, HIV/AIDS affects millions of people, including our team, so this is an important cause. There were events throughout the country today, but some will be ongoing, so check out the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awarness Day schedule to see what's happening in your area. We also strongly suggest that you visit and subscribe to the Red Pump Project's blog for information and statistics. By the way, have you been tested? If not, it's about that time. Know your status! In the meantime, what do you think of StyleScrybe's red pumps?