Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Shoe News: Christian Louboutin's New Nudes

Nude Loubs for All

Cherry sandals from Christian Louboutin Nudes Collection
Courtesy Images (remixed by the Shoes N Booze squad)

Christian Louboutin added two more styles to it's Nudes collection today. The special capsule collection created to match multiple skin tones was launched in 2013 and included the ever-popular Pigalle Follies 100 pump, along with three other styles in five shades. The collection has since been expanded to seven shades (cheers to more inclusion!) and currently includes four styles—the new Christeriva ankle wrap sandal and Cherry block heel sandal join the Solasofia pointed flat and Degrarivierina jeweled pump on the brand's website.

Christian Louboutin Christeriva sandals from the Nudes collection
Courtesy Image

Celebrities including Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and various members of the Kardashian family have been spotted in shoes from the Nudes collection. We're actually loving how Sofia & Mauro shot the campaign for the launch to focus on the beauty of various skin tones, as complimented by the shoes. So many shoe campaigns seem to focus on models's faces or other aspects and seem to treat the shoes as an afterthought.

So, will you be asking C'Loub to send you nudes?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Perfect Pairing: Drink Smirnoff Love Wins Cocktails. Wear These Shoes.

Live and Let Love

We're pretty sure you already know, but just in case... June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, which honors the Stonewall riots in NYC and acknowledges the accomplishments and equal rights struggles experienced by members of the LGBTQ+ community. It is also a time when many memorialize those who have lost their lives to hate crimes or to HIV/ AIDS. The New York Pride Parade is this weekend, and we know many of you will be joining the festivities. We've got your shoes and sips covered.

On Your Feet

Cape Robbin Rainbow Strappy Sandals with Lucite Heel

If you'll be clubbing this weekend, you'll need the perfect party heels. Enter Cape Robbin's Maria sandals. They're affordable (less than $50 on Amazon), and fun AF, thanks to sparkling straps (HELLO disco ball!). The lucite block heel is on trend for Summer '17, and the ankle strap provides the steadiness you need for whatever the dance floor demands. Get them (in this or other color combinations) HERE.

In Your Glass

Smirnoff Vodka Love Wins Bottle

Smirnoff recently released its limited edition "Love Wins" bottle. The vodka inside is the Original 21 Recipe, the same award-winning stuff you always order at the bar. In this case, it's what's on the outside that counts— an iridescent metallic finish and and prints of inspiring LGBTQ+ couples. Also Smirnoff partnered with the Human Rights Campaign, pledging to donate $1 to the organization for every limited edition bottle it produces. That's add up to more than $260,000 going to the biggest organization working toward equality for LGBTQ+ folks in the United States. If you're part of an LGBTQ couple and want a chance to be featured on next year's Love Wins bottle, submit your favorite pic of you and your boo HERE by 9/30/17. Oh, and we're not actually suggesting you walk the streets with an entire bottle of vodka in your hand... however, look out for it at your favorite bars.

Bonus Pair

Converse Pride 2017 All Star Sneakers

If you're going to the actual NY Pride Parade, you'll probably prefer sneakers over heels. Converse has a number of options in its 2017 "Yes to All" Pride Collection (our favorite is pictured above). All net proceeds from the collection will go to the It Gets Better Project and the Happy Hippie Foundation, which are both organizations committed to empowering LGBTQ+ youth around the world.

Wherever you celebrate, with whomever you celebrate, be sure to indulge and enjoy responsibly and legally.

*Disclosure- Smirnoff is a spirits partner and occasionally sends us complimentary bottles. Shoes N Booze is an Amazon affiliate.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Shoe News: Emilio Pucci's New Sneaker Collection

Rep Your City

Emilio Pucci SS17 Sneakers of the World New YorkLove travel? We do. And Emilio Pucci recently made our case of wanderlust more intense with its new Sneakers of the World collection—which includes eleven global metropolis-inspired variations of the "City Up" ruffled color-block sneaker. According to Footwear News, each takes color cues from the city named it's designed to represent, and each city just happens to be the location of a Pucci store where the sneakers are sold (Milan, Florence, Miami, Seoul, Rome, Paris, London, Dubai, Moscow, Hong Kong and New York). Don't worry, they'll be available via the brand's website, too. We love how the slip-on style makes them TSA line-friendly for those without Pre-check. Our editors absolutely love the New York colorway, and here are a few of their other favorites:

Emilio Pucci 2217 Sneakers of the World Hong Kong
Emilio Pucci Hong Kong Sneakers 

Emilio Pucci SS17 Sneakers of the World Miami
Emilio Pucci Miami Sneakers

Emilio Pucci SS17 Sneakers of the World Milan
Emilio Pucci Milan Sneakers

Emilio Pucci SS17 Sneakers of the World Seoul
Emilio Pucci Seoul Sneakers

Which is your favorite from the collection?