Miss Meghan, Fashion Advice

December 21, 2006


what a morning miss meghan had here in her own little 'hood. first, a workout with dave, my fab trainer who makes me lift 35 pound weights. what? then breakfast at the new hotspot cafe cluny (who knew they were doing breakfast? organic eggs and multigrain toast and one of the best cappucinos i've had in awhile.) hilary swank popped in for breakfast while i was reading my horoscope in the daily news. not a stitch of makeup and she is totally gorg. then i hit shelly steffee where mimi and i rocked out to new order and i told her stories about bobby dinges the star basketball player at u of d high who played me blue monday for the first time in his basement in rosedale park and how i taped bizarre love triangle off the radio on a CASSETTE tape people, the first time it was ever played on detroit radio. such nostalgia. ok so shelly makes these PANTS. they are magic pants and i almost do NOT want to tell you about them because they are so MAJOR that once i talk about it then every other woman knows and once they try them on they will buy them. they are GENIUS. black wool full leg cut trousers with a waistband that is super soft jersey, kinda like preggy pants but way more super chic. brilliant. what woman's weight doesn't fluctuate during the month? i mean these are the perfect pants. perfect.

December 19, 2006


"Designer Shoes Come First In Global Poll Of Most Wanted Accessories"

December 18, 2006


Shoe-In Gifts from the Las Vegas Review Journal

Shoe clips, like those featured above, add instant dazzle to plain shoes. Top, $44, and bottom, $35, both available at www.alizadarik.com

Buff 'n Shine ($13.99), available at www.buffnshine.com or your local Wal-Mart, keeps shoes looking new.

• Dr. Scholl's Ball of Foot, $6.99 each, make a great stocking stuffer for the shoe lover on your list.

"The Perfect Fit: What Your Shoes Say About You" by Meghan Cleary, $12.95, Barnes & Noble

Some gifts are just easier to find than others. Just as some people are easier to buy for than others. Take for instance, the shoe lover. Sure, she loves shoes but will she love the shoes you buy her? Rather than take that chance, Meghan Cleary, author of "The Perfect Fit: What Your Shoes Say About You," offers some tips on how to please her shoe fetish without going shoe shopping. According to Cleary, the key is in buying around the shoe.

1. "Put stockings in their stockings," she said. Tights, whether textured or in a pretty jewel tone, are a great way to highlight her shoe collection. For him, go with cashmere socks that "match the pants, not the shoes."

2. Shoe clips. These cute accessories come in an assortment of styles (beads, pearls, rhinestones or bows) and will turn a pair of plain shoes from ordinary to extraordinary in a quick snap. Clearly recommends www.alizadarik.com and www.absolutelyaudrey.com to purchase them online. If you're more the crafty type, go shopping at your favorite vintage store where you'll find plenty of clip on earrings. Add a little hot glue and voila!

3. Shoe polisher. "If there's one thing that every shoe aficionado needs, it's to protect and maintain the investment by polishing his or her shoes," Cleary said. She recommends Buff 'n Shine ($13.99), available at www.buffnshine.com or your local Wal-Mart.

4. Shoe insoles. A shoe that looks fabulous and a shoe that feels fabulous don't have to be polar opposites. With a good insole, even a stiletto can fit a little more comfortably. The best ones Cleary has come cross are Dr. Scholl's Ball of Foot ($6.99 each). "It's thin, clear and you can use it in different pairs of shoes because they don't have damaging adhesive," she said.

5. Shoe tree. "Shoe trees are inserted into shoes to help maintain the original shoe shape, help prevent creases and cracking and absorb moisture from the lining of the shoes," Cleary said. They're perfect for the gal or guy on the go, too. Pop a shoe tree in your shoe and it will come out of the suitcase with the same shape it had going in.

6. When all else fails, the gift card always comes through. "A gift card to the nearest department or shoes store for post-holiday bargains means the recipient can build a better shoe repertoire and who doesn't love that?" Cleary said. Online shoe stores such as Zappos.com are great too. They let the shoe lover peruse several designers all at once.

December 8, 2006


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December 5, 2006


Well! I got to see the brand-new super fabulous Brown Shoe showroom today. It is truly divine. For those of you who follow chaussures, you know that this week is FFANY here in New York. That means that thousands of shoe designers and buyers and retailers and shoe obsessed descend on the Pier 94 and various showrooms around the city and talk one thing: shoe.

This morning I got to see Fall 2007 for Via Spiga (gorgeous grey Mary Janes for city girls) and meet the fab new designer, Naturalizer (the new Signature line which is shinily divine and is flying out of the stores), Franco Sarto (city ladies -- there is a MAJOR heel in that line you will freak out over!), Dr. Scholls (note to self: buy multiples pairs of the super lightweight bright colored Scholls for beach this summer), Carlos Santana (gorgeous hunter green high heel oxfords anyone?), and Etienne Aigner (loooove the classics!).

December 1, 2006


The TE CASAN store opening was super fun. the shoes are quite amazing-looking. from ballet flats to metallic chain link stilettos, all the shoe designers really put their all into it. they have amazing little "pods" where you can invite your girlfriends and have a little shoe party. gasp! doesn't that sound like fun? i can see it now, chocolate, shoes, foot massages . . .