Cat Footwear Autumn/Winter 2012 collection

A picture of me checking out my new pair of CAT Footwear Corrine boots.

On Thursday, October 11th, I attended launch of Cat Footwear’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection at their showroom in New York City. The collection features footwear that is just as fashionable as they are comfortable. Bloggers in attendance were given the amazing opportunity to take home a complimentary pair of shoes or boots. Featured styles for women included: the Corinne ($230), the Marin ($210), and the Rita ($170), and featured styles for men included: the Isaac ($150), the Dougald ($140), and the Haverhill ($140).

I chose the Corrine boot, made from full grain leather and canvas material. It reaches a few inches below the knee and will look great over skinny jeans or with a short casual dress. It easily slipped on over my work pants, and was unbelievable comfortable. The boots run a little big; I had to select a pair that were about 1/2 smaller than what I would normally wear, so keep this in mind when ordering. But, once you find your perfect size, you are well on your way to a fashionable rugged style that will amplify any winter outfit.

The A/W 2012 collection is now available in select stores and online.
The Womens Corrine Boot is available in 2 colors: sienna and black

Cat Footwear capsule collection of boots made in collaboration with singer-songwriter Shontelle.

Rock your Red Pumps on March 10th!

“Every 35 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States.”

On March 10th, the US will commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), a yearly project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health that seeks raises awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. In observance of this day, the 4th Annual Rock the Red Pump™ Campaign is back and encouraging women to rock their favorite pair of red pumps. Here are some fierce red pumps you may consider slipping your feet into this Saturday: Continue reading “Rock your Red Pumps on March 10th!”

A peep toe beauty – Sexiest shoe of the year

Every year, Footwear News, a division of Women’s wear Daily, has a vote to choose the sexiest shoe of the year. The winner for 2011 is far superior to last year’s winner, Christian Louboutini Maralena Stilettos, in style, design and price. While the 2010 winner was priced at $2,445, this year’s sexiest shoes cost a mere $695. Over 35,000 votes were cast online in the contest this time around. For you shoe fetish, below are the top three runners-up, followed by the winner.

Feast your eyes…

Third place in the sexist shoes vote — Chrissie Morris ($1365)

Second runner up — Prada ($1200)

First runner up —Jimmy Choo ($2095)

Winner of the sexiest shoes —Valentino ($695)

Post submitted by Ramola Poonai

Old Wives Beauty Tricks – Fact or Fiction?

A friend of mine revealed that she used to walk around with an avocado pit in her pocket since she believed an urban legend that it would increase her beauty. Another old wives tale is that Cleopatra used to bathe in milk to keep her skin soft and decant. There are so many beauty tips and tricks that have been passed on from generation to generation, but how many of them actually work?

Old wives Tale # 1: Steam your face for clearer skin

FACT – The technique of using steam treatments for health and beauty purposes dates back to ancient Greeks and Romans. Facial steam unclogs pores and helps get rid of the dirt and bacteria that cause skin breakouts. If you suffer from blackheads, facial steaming is a good way to soften the skin and bring stubborn blackheads to the surface, making it easier for you to remove. It also encourages blood flow and improves circulation, resulting in a warm, healthy glow. You can use an at-home facial steamer, or place your face a safe distance over a bowl of hot water with a towel draped over your head for 10-15 minutes.

Old wives Tale # 2: You can use toothpaste as a spot treatment to clear up acne

FACT & FICTION – The menthol in toothpaste may be able to calm the skin, and there are ingredients in it that can help dry out a pimple. However, there is also a chance that toothpaste will actually make an inflamed zit even worse because of the harsh chemicals in it, which are meant to clean teeth and prevent decay. Toothpaste may actually burn a pimple, causing redness, and making it feel sore and irritated for days, so stick with over-the-counter spot treatments.

Old wives Tale # 3: Use cucumbers to reduce the appearance of dark circles

FACT – Whenever I think of a spa treatment, I envision women in white robes with a heavy face mask, relaxing on a table with 2 slices of cumbers over their eyes, and they are apparently doing it for good reason – cucumbers are laden with an ant-inflammatory which helps to reduce puffiness and soothe tired eyes. When you decide to use this trick, just be sure to refrigerate the cucumbers ahead of time so the cool temperature can reduce the bags under your eyes.  Leave on for 15 minutes, then open your eyes and take a look at the smooth, hydrated skin around your eyes.

Are there any old wives beauty tales you follow/used to follow?