We love Toms shoes, not to mention its founder Blake Mycoskie, so we were thrilled to hear that he had been nominated for the Cooper-Hewitt People's Design Award this year-- Along with the Iphone! Mycoskie developed the shoe after a traditional Argentine design and vowed to give one pair to an Argentine child for each pair of Toms purchased. We think the shoes are both comfortable and chic, which has made them the footwear of choice for stylish do-gooders like Lauren Bush. Last year Mycoskie delivered over 8,000 pairs of shoes on a trip to Argentina and this year he's heading to Africa hoping to drop off 50,000 pairs. On the Toms website you can choose your fabric and color (we love the red and white striped) or you can stop by Bird in Brooklyn or even Urban Outfitters to pick up a couple of pairs--for $38 a pop. If you love these shoes as much as we do, don't forget to vote for Toms! --BRITT ABOUTALEB
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Watch: Mary Kate Olsen Says Her Trip To Honduras for Toms Taught Her To Be 'More Affectionate and Loving'
Following their collaboration with Toms on a range of cashmere slip-ons (which are now available), The Row's Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen accompanied Toms founder Blake Mycoskie on a shoe drop in Honduras. Toms documented their experience in the above video (from Stylelist), which is definitely worth watching if only for the rare opportunity to see the Olsens looking and acting more down to earth and humble than we've ever seen them.
Tom Ford On Dressing in Drag, Avoiding the Fashion 'System', and Being an 'Equal Opportunity Objectifier'
Any time we see a Tom Ford interview, we get excited, because he has a tendency of saying whatever's on his mind. His interview in today's Telegraph is no exception. He is fresh off a BFA nomination for "Designer Brand of the Year" and was also ostensibly being interviewed about his new full beauty collection--which is set to debut any day now--but the conversation veered towards his womenswear line, filmmaking, and his thoughts on how women age and how they should dress. Here are some of his best quotes, but we recommend that you read the whole article (the interviewer's cheeky asides are super amusing):