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Living La Vida Leopard

Styleight, our partners in the Step Out In Style Giveaway, put together this outfit with one of our styles up for grabs.  Our statement-making leopard wedge, The Kini, is matched with a timeless white shirt, staple black, skinny jeans and bold jewelry.  An easy combination with lots of personality.     

Like what you see?  Only two more days to enter to win this shoe, plus four more styles (and two handbags).  That's a whole new Spring wardrobe of mix-and-match accessories!  If you haven't done so already, sign up now and you may just be the lucky one to fill your closet with goodies.   


Living La Vida Leopard by Styleite

posted Mon, 01/31/2011 by Charles David

She's Got Legs

Just a great photo we found today that we wanted to share. 


Image courtesy of fashion blog, Jack and Jil

posted Fri, 01/28/2011 by Charles David

Kudos: Natalie Portman

We wanted to take a moment to congratulate Ms. Natalie Portman on all of her recent accomplishments.  Although she stunned Hollywood last month with the announcement of her preganancy and engagement to co-star and Black Swan choreographer, Benjamin Millepied, we couldn't be happier. 

Natalie has made eight films in three years including some goodies such as The Other Boleyn Girl, New York, I Love You, Brothers, and of course, her Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated performance in the edge-of-your-seat thriller, Black Swan.

She may be putting her movie career on hold for the moment but with all of the current accolades and her abundance of talent, we'll continue to expect big things from Ms. Portman on and off the red carpet. 

Above are a few of Natalie's style highlights wearing Charles David shoes, including her #1 pick, the PURE

posted Thu, 01/27/2011 by Charles David

Casual in Camel

Last week, Kate Bosworth was spotted leaving a Hollywood charity event wearing a perfect transitional look we can all pull off with ease.  For day, a casual, denim dress or romper... For night, style up your outfit with a motorcycle jacket and camel bootie.  May we suggest the Cloak, a great shoe choice for any occassion and around the clock, especially when you don't know what the day could bring. 


Photo courtesy of SplashNews

posted Mon, 01/24/2011 by Charles David

The Look of The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published on April 10, 1925, it is set on Long Island's North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922. It is a critique of the American Dream.

The novel takes place following the First World War. American society enjoyed having unprecedented levels of prosperity during the "roaring" 1920s as the economy soared. At the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers. After its republishing in 1945 and 1953, it quickly found a wide readership and is today widely regarded as a paragon of the Great American Novel, and a literary classic. The Great Gatsby has become a standard text in high school and university courses on American literature in countries around the world,[1] and is ranked second in the Modern Library's lists of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century.

You are viewing stills from the movie adaptation filmed in 1974 starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.  A remake is in the works for 2011 starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.. Loosely, our upcoming campaign is inspired by this great story. 


posted Tue, 01/18/2011 by Charles David

Sunday Soiree at the Golden Globes

Julie Bowen, of hit TV series "Modern Family", completed her Golden Globes look with Charles David.  Arriving on Sunday's red carpet, Julie wore a stunning Tadashi Shoji sterling, one-shouldered gown with a pair of perfectly matching taupe, satin heels from Soiree - a newly launched collection of elegant, evening and special occasion shoes. 


Photo courtesy by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North

posted Mon, 01/17/2011 by Charles David

S/S'11 Trend: Woven & Braided

Woven and braided rope accessories are making a huge splash this Spring.  A trend spotted first on the fashion runways, it is beginning to pop up as accents on footwear, jewelry, bags and more.

We've taken this statement material and added it to the season's hottest shoe styles - the ballet-inspired espadrille and towering platform wedge.  Transform your outfit from brunch to beach with the Karaoke, the Kini or the Kika.  These shoes have just arrived in stores in time to kick off your Spring wardrobe.  Now, all we need to do is pray for sun. 


Photos courtesy of WGSN, Refinery 29 and Google images. 

posted Fri, 01/14/2011 by Charles David

The Fabulous "Big" & "Little" Edie of Grey Garden's

Grey Gardens is a 1975 documentary film by Albert and David Maysles. The film depicts the everyday lives of two reclusive socialites, a mother and daughter both named Edith Beale, who lived at Grey Gardens, a decrepit mansion at 3 West End Road in the wealthy Georgica Pond neighborhood of East Hampton, New York. The film was screened at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, but was not entered into the main competition.

In 2010, this film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

 Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale were the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The two women lived together at Grey Gardens for decades with limited funds, resulting in squalor and almost total isolation.

The house was designed by Joseph Greenleaf Thorpe in 1897, and purchased in 1923 by Phelan Beale and Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale. After Phelan left his wife, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale lived there for decades more, over 50 years in total for each woman. The house was called Grey Gardens because of the color of the dunes, the cement garden walls, and the sea mist.[2]

In the fall of 1971 and throughout 1972, their living conditions—their house was infested by fleas, inhabited by numerous cats and raccoons, deprived of running water, and filled with garbage and decay—were exposed as the result of an article in the National Enquirer and a cover story in New York Magazine[3] after a series of inspections (which the Beales called "raids") by the Suffolk County Health Department. With the Beale women facing eviction and the razing of their home, in the summer of 1972 Jacqueline Onassis and her sister Lee Radziwill provided the necessary funds to stabilize and repair the dilapidated house so that it would meet Village codes.

Albert and David Maysles became interested in their story and received permission to film a documentary about the women, which was released in 1976 to wide critical acclaim. Their direct cinema technique left the women to tell their own stories.

"Big Edie" died in 1977 and "Little Edie" sold the house in 1979 to former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and his wife Sally Quinn. "Little Edie" died in 2002 at the age of 84.

According to a 2003 article in Town & Country, after their purchase, Bradlee and Quinn completely restored (the sale agreement forbids razing the house) the house and grounds.



posted Wed, 01/12/2011 by Charles David