1. I am a very boring shoe purchaser. I love to look at fun crazy heels, but when it comes down to make the final decision, somehow I always end up with black or nude. Boring boring boring.
Because of that, I’ve been determined recently to branch out and try out some new colorful sandals…and what better time than sale season? I love the Aquazzuras above (and have been stalking their product page someone lazily for my size), but also on my list are these color blocked Brian Atwoods (now 50% off), as well as these printed leather and brocade blocked heeled sandals, 40% off from Dolce & Gabbana. You’ll probably notice that even my colorful picks aren’t “too” crazy – there were a bunch of Sophia Websters that I passed up – but still I think that it’s a good foray into color for a dull shoe person like myself.
2. I know quite a few of you are both luxury travel junkies and like a good deal, so I wanted to share the news that Luxury Link has declared bankruptcy, and shut down. You can read more about it in this Forbes article. Where do you all go for your luxury travel deals, by the way?
3. I’ve followed Sumner Redstone’s career on and off over the years, but never really knew too much about the “actual man”. This profile of the 91 year old Redstone, via Vanity Fair, was a fascinating read into the career and personal life of one of the legendary media moguls of our time. A long read, but worth it in my opinion.
4. My reading this week – the fascinating Hijacking the Runway, written by the always excellent Teri Agins. I have always enjoyed Agins’ writing – I have her last book, The End of Fashion as well, and read anything with her byline on it in the WSJ. Hijacking gives a great overview into how celebrities have become not just larger and larger influences in the fashion industry, but also fashion designers themselves. I’d recommend both Hijacking and The End of Fashion for anyone interested in the business of style. Enjoy!