HAPPENINGS
The Doe Fund Holds Annual Gala to Celebrate Success of Former NYC Homeless

The Doe Fund held their annual gala on October 24 at Cipriani 42nd Street to celebrate the fund and those who have found success through its Ready, Willing & Able program. The Doe Fund is a non-profit organization that helps men that were once incarcerated help better themselves through programs offered by the fund.

TRENDTASTIC
Festival Fashion Must Haves!

Clashing prints, maxis, cropped tops, John Lennon sunnies, wide brim hats, and cross-body bags in the sun can only mean one thing! Hello Festival Season! The festival that started it all was Woodstock of '69 but now you can find a music festival no matter what part of the world you reside in. Almost every leading retailer has a festival fashion segment on their homepages and high fashion designers such as Dsquared have created a collection inspired by festival fashion. It is time to channel your down-to-earth, inner hippie, and frolic around the grass fields to your favorite music.

TRENDTASTIC
Pumped Up Kicks

Sneakers are the go-to in comfort. When you just need to run out on errands, you grab a pair of running shoes and you’re out the door. Sneakers are functional, and with designers like Isabel Marant and Marc Jacobs designing high-fashion sneaker wedges, your tired gym shoes are getting a whole new lease on life. By spinning a classic, sporty design, sneaker wedges have become a fun alternative to traditional wedges and heels. Here are five sneaker wedges Joonbug loves.

A deep cherry red velvet with chocolate brown leather trim. Front lace and Velcro cross-strap is adorned with small brass studs making this shoe street ready.

TRENDTASTIC
Power Flats Kick Heels to the Curb this Season

Ever since stilettos became a wardrobe staple (thanks to Sex and the City) heels have reached painfully new heights. For some of us, especially those of us who are vertically challenged, it's hard to feel sexy without throwing on a pair of sky-high heels to elevate our entire appearance. At work, heels evoke a sense of style and authority and help women meet the expectation to always look polished while on the go. It's hard to resist the funky and affordable styles of Steve Madden, Vince Camuto, Sam Edelman and the like with their studded, spiked, strapped and printed platform heels.

FASHIONABLE
Cute and Corky: 5 Wedges to Own This Season


With so many shoes to love, it's just too difficult to pick a favorite pair. But with the upcoming warmer weather on its way to a city near you, we thought we might offer you some advice so you can put your best (looking) foot forward. Here's what you need to look for when you're out shopping for the perfect sandal.

Wedges are always big for warmer weather months, just like boots are big for chillier weather. Much like pattens and geometrics were spot on styles for tops, bottoms, outerwear and dresses on the runways in the fall, patterns and geometrics are strutting their stuff - again - but this time on your feet!

TRENDTASTIC
Cheap + Chic: Hot Spring Shoes Under $50

Switching up the wardrobe for each season is essential. However, staying in style can get costly! With this spring’s wardrobe essentials much different from last season, those of us on a budget have to sift through all the various styles for cost-efficient duds that will keep us on trend but won't empty our pockets. So what is a girl to do? Why, go on a bargain hunt, of course!

Check out our list of hot spring shoes under $50 and remain fashionable while staying economical.

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THE SCENE
Zooey Deschanel VS. Steve Madden

According to New York Magazine.com, actress, Zooey Deschanel, has filed a 1.5 million dollar law suit plus interest and legal fees against the mega footwear brand, Steve Madden. Zooey had signed a contract with Steve Madden to promote the brand, but the deal turned sour when Zooey was not paid what she was promised, 2 million dollars. Hopefully it is all just a big misunderstanding, no one wants to see either parties go down.

STYLE STALKER
Street Style: Leather Saves the Day

Phillies fans painted the streets red this weekend showing off true Philadelphia pride. These friends, however stood out in the crowd by dawning sharp leather looks that promise to add flair to any look this fall season. Dressed in an otherwise neutral palette, one pop of color from a yellow scarf or a purple shirt keeps these looks fun as well as sophisticated. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Christina wore a silver pendent leaf necklace she got from the breast cancer website, which she made sure to emphasize.

Christina: Scarf- Urban Outfitters; Jeans and shirt- Forever 21; Silver leaf necklace- Breast cancer website; Boots- Steve Madden

FASHIONABLE
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NYE 2011
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