Each month, Who What Wear features a Look Of The Day blog post, presented by yours truly. For April, we spotted blogger and model, Caroline Blomst (of Carolines Mode) out and about in Sweden. She's wearing slim, red pants and a beige sheer shirt, creating an effortless but very cool ensemble. Naturally, we were drawn to her neutral, buckle sandle with a slight heel.
Caroline's shoe reminds us of our very own JESTA, soon arriving in an orange leather or blue suede combination. Wear this style with some leggings and a light, loose top... et voila... a casually chic look for business or pleasure.
These images of Bethany Hamilton wearing the KEENE to the L.A. premiere of "Soul Surfer" were passed around our office. With a movie based on her story opening this weekend, it reminds us of her exceptional braveness and determination to beat the odds.
Many of us may recall that Bethany, at the age of 13, was attacked by a tiger shark while surfing in Hawaii. Her left arm was severed below the shoulder and she lost 60% of her blood within minutes. But after merely one month, a number of surgeries and a strong desire to go pro, Bethany was out in the water again pushing up on her surf board with her one remaining arm. She went on to compete and win multiple awards for national and world series competitions.
We love how Bethany looks in our shoes, but more importantly, we're inspired by her passion and ongoing belief. Never give up on your dreams!
Top photo by Bauer Griffin. Press clip courtesy of the New York Post.
We're giving away two of our newest Made In Italy platforms to one lucky Refinery 29 reader! Entry is easy with three simple steps:
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By signing up, you'll have a chance to add the LAURA, a chunky platform with a delicate strap and a mega-heel, and the free-spirited wooden GAIA clog to your Spring wardrobe. Don't wait... the contest ends April 20th. A winner will be selected and contacted the following week.
To quote the editors, "if you simply can't wait for a platform pick-me-up", both styles have just hit our store shelves.
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To all of our followers and loyal fans, we're planning something special for you later this month (details will arrive in your mailbox within a few weeks). Spread the word and pass it on... All shoe lovers are welcome!
We heard that one of our beloved top models from the 80's and 90's celebrated a birthday this week. At 47 years old, Elle MacPherson is still rocking that slender, yet curvacious body which made her famous. See a few pics we pulled from her modelling days. For fun, we've paired her barely-there looks with some of our new Charles by Charles David shoes.
We're feeling that 70's style. Fashions inspired by this decade have returned and the trend has never been louder and stronger than it is right now. Think Ali MacGraw, Farrah Fawcett and Faye Dunaway in wide leg pants, maxi skirts, oversized sunglasses, jumpsuits and tunics. Footwear ranges from wedges and platforms to wood-sole bottoms and chunky heels.
As seen in the April issue of People Stylewatch, two of our favorite shoes that define this look are the Laura (retail price: $175) and the Gabriela ($145). These two styles are part of our Made In Italy collection and come in leather and suede respectfully.
If you love the 70's as much as we do, stop by one of our stores and have a look at the new styles now in stock.
Even after 15 seasons, some of us continue to watch the romantic drama unfold every Monday on The Bachelor. This past week, in the finale episode, Brad Womack proposed to the sweetest girl on the show, single mother and beautiful southern belle - Emily. Whether their relationship leads to marriage, we were excited to spot the new couple canoodling in the pages of this week's People Magazine. In this photo, Emily wears the Charles David KRISHNA - a flat, Indian-inspired sandal that comes in natural and black leather.
Who What Wear's new blog offers a ton of inspiration for us style seekers. Today's Look Of The Day, presented by Charles David, features Lauren Conrad in a Spring-ready outfit. She hits the streets of L.A. wearing a flirty, floral dress by Lucca Couture with a honey-colored bag, belt and shoes.
As the days become longer and the blossoms begin to bloom, re-create this look with your favorite frock and the LAURA, a wooden platform sandal from our Made In Italy collection. The shoe is great with or without socks and is now available in brown and cognac leather.
Photo courtesy of SplashNews via Who What Wear