Whether you've got a shoe fanatic on your shopping list, or you're looking for a few ideas for your own wish list, you're going to love this year's Gift Guide for Shoe Lovers.
There's something for everyone, so be sure to check it out!
Image: © Desirée Stimpert
On December 10, 2013, leather bears designed by Christian Louboutin, Alexander Wang, Chromat, Simon Doonan, and others will be auctioned off at The Other Ball.
And if those reasons weren't enough to make you want to attend, want to attend, how about this one? All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Arms Around The Child.
Arms Around the Child supports local organizations that provide safety, security and resources for vulnerable children living in extreme adversity, including kids around the world who have been affected by HIV/AIDS.
In addition to the fabulous leather bears, other items and experiences will be auctioned, including:
Oh yeah, and there is one other item that will be auctioned off as well: a pair of bespoke Christian Louboutins.
That got your attention, didn't it?
The Other Ball will be held at the Highline Ballroom in New York City this coming Tuesday, and is being hosted by artist and producer Mark Ronson.
With a dress code that's been billed as "more black leather than black tie," the ball promises to be a fun-filled event, with musical performances from The Black Keys, Mikky Ekko, Lykke Li, Miguel, Nate Reuss, and A$AP Rocky.
At $2,000 a pop, tickets aren't cheap -- but, again, all proceeds from the auction will be donated to Arms Around The Child, and the bulk of the ticket price should be tax-deductible.
Visit the TheOtherBall.org for all the details, or to purchase tickets.
Looking for an affordable, easy to make, DIY gift for your favorite shoe lover? How about an oldie but goodie, like glittered sneakers.
Using some glitter I had on hand, and a brand new pair of sneakers, this project only set me back about $25, and the results are phenomenal! Granted, I've been glittering things for decades now, but I can honestly say that this was by far one of the quickest, easiest, and most rewarding craft projects I've ever completed -- and, believe me, I've done plenty.
So, without further ado, here are the instructions for glittering your own sneakers.
I went into a LOT of detail and included tons of photos, but if you only absorb one thing, make it this: mask off the rubber soles and toe caps!
I didn't do that myself until a few minutes AFTER I'd started glittering, and spent more time cleaning glitter off of white rubber than I did embellishing the pair of shoes.
Image: © Desirée Stimpert
We've waited all year, and it's finally time... here is the massive list of Cyber Monday Shoe Sales for 2013, including all of the necessary coupon, promo and discount codes, as well as links to each retailer.
But, before you start clicking, there are a few key points to keep in mind. First and foremost, any of the details could change or contain errors, so be certain to check all the specifics at each retailer before checking out.
I've also put together a few Cyber Monday tips and guidelines as well.