TOMS ballet shoes

Santa-Monica brand TOMS has decided to expand their shoe empire this upcoming Spring 2012 with their collection of ballet shoes.

The brand promises that this collection will continue with their One for One program (for those who are unaware, TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every purchase). The ballet flats will be sold at retailers for about $75 but for those who are willing to spend an extra $50, a series of upscale versions (think of TOMS and The Row collaboration) will be available at U.S. store, Neiman Marcus.

The TOMS ballet shoes will be available in fabrics such as suede and linen as well as leather.

And if you’re super excited for these flats, the TOMS website has an e-mail sign-up that will notify customers when the collection is available.

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cindy sherman is a clown

I look forward to M.A.C.’s unique collaborations and limited-edition collections but for some reason the announcement of Cindy Sherman’s fall collaboration line has put me off completely.

If you are unaware of who Cindy Sherman is, luckily I do. I studied her in my Art History class and she is a notable photographer. Her series, “Untitled Film Stills” is a series of portraits that capture the artist in different looks. She has also done fashion work with Comme des Garçons, Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga.

I shouldn’t say the entire line is bad, a vast majority of the palettes are subdued neutral tones that one could easily wear. But then there is a few colours that make Sherman look like she wants to go to a rave, which to me, looks a bit weird for an A/W release.

However, I’m judging based on the promotional shots that M.A.C. has released. I just know as an avid M.A.C. lover, this limited-edition collection does not appeal to me and I really don’t think there will be a mass appeal amongst regular customers.

The Cindy Sherman for M.A.C. Cosmetics collection will be available September 29 to October 27, in M.A.C. Cosmetics stores/stands and online.


fresh tees with StyleMint

As a major fan of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, I have grown up surrounded by products produced under their name. From playing with their versions of Barbies to watching Passport to Paris, the duo has managed to not only capture my attention but hold it for years and years.

And now, this fashionable duo has come out with a more affordable fashion club that will ensure to keep your casual styles chic with StyleMint. The StyleMint site is a once-a-month style shop that allows you to see, based on your “StyleProfile,” what would be the best T-shirt for you. To create your StyleProfile (which is purchase obligation-free), you just need to answer simple questions from your style preferences as well as your age and what size you normally wear.

The StyleMint website sells all T-shirts for $29.99 and also offers free shipping.