With all these Karmaloop exclusives and the prospect of beachy spring vacations looming over the horizon I have shoes on my mind. Ha, I say that as if I don’t ALWAYS have shoes on my mind. Here are this week’s shoe inspired links:

  • Leave it to Highsnobette to keep us in the loop with cool nail art. This week they introduced us to a ridiculously clever and understated Christian Louboutin inspired manicure feautring a simple black nail with a red underlay that peeks out underneath. [HighSnobette]
  • Speaking of Loubies, Mr. Louboutin is designed a custom pair of figure skates for the ever-enchanting Johnny Weir. Boy, that ice starlet is such a fashion rockstar. Also, I wish my legs were as nice as his. Yeah! I said it. [theCut]
  • Potential Valentine’s Day present to myself (see the power of rationalizing purchases?)? Because these housewares definitely make my heart skip a beat. [Giddy Spinster via Blogue]
  • PS-I Made This has featured some fresh DIY shoe ideas based on current trends such as a faux-fur ankle collar, bows, or strap details to add flavor to simple pumps. I just stumbled upon a “DIY Craft Closet” giveaway, so if you’re a crafty lady I suggest you sign up for the site’s newsletter! [PS-I Made This]
  • Combine ballet flats and lace, headpieces and breathable knits, add a major motion picture, the romance and struggle of ballet, and voila! The whole world is enamored by the fashion-meets-dance thrill. Though I’m disappointed that Rodarte’s Mulleavy sisters got snubbed for an Oscar nom, it’s great to still see them get credit even if unofficially. Get a behind the scenes peek at Black Swan’s costume design with this video from Swarovski. [Nitrolicious]

And for old times sake…“These shoes RULE! These shoes SUCK!”