On the one hand we have the thigh-high boots and on the other, the brogue. It's popping up slowly, with more opportunity in summer than swaths of leather up to one's nether regions, but we're expecting an onslaught of the men's shoe come fall. Sure enough Olivia Morris, Cordwainers graduate and cobbler to the fashion stars, has collaborated with traditional English brogue makers Grenson. Together the two have produced the other shoe of the season in fresh color combinations, with heart shaped cut-outs, velvet laces and slightly smaller sizes. You have to call to order: 020 8962 0353 (that's British so don't forget the +44) and they start at £300. But, if you'd prefer something more neutral both in price and color, we found the perfect black patent pair at Ludivine this weekend. We still haven't decided which side to land on.
Meredith Melling-Burke On Gossip Girl and Other Major FNO News
Fashion's Night Out is a little more than a month away and more details are being revealed around the world as the night gets closer. For one, Hamish Bowles and Lauren Santo-Domingo will not be the only Vogue editors to appear on the September 20 FNO-themed Gossip Girl episode. Vogue market editor Meredith Melling-Burke will also make an appearance and we hear she's wearing Chloe. In other news, Payless is offering Facebook fans a chance to win a 5-day trip to NYC for Fashion's Night Out. The "All Fashion Pass" will include access to the Vogue fashion show and a meet and greet with Payless designers Christian Siriano, Patricia Field, Lela Rose and Isabel Toledo. This actually sounds really cool. From NYC to Australia, Chanel to Billy Reid, we've got the scoop on even more major FNO events you won't want to miss.