Fashion is Back in NYC!

May 11, 2022 in Events, General Blogs, News, Uncategorized by TINU NAIJA

After two year haitus of key fashion events, among many other things…NY fashion scene is roaring back with a vengeance. Not even corona could hold back the raw talents embedded within the tough fabric of the creative world. The Fashion Group International had a splendid award luncheon today in NYC, ushering in the next wave of emerging talents worthy of a much needed spotlight, including last year’s winner Eppersonn who won via virtual last year. Recipients of the awards ranged from new brands and designers, to well established legends in the industry who also got recognitions for paving the way. Legendary designer Byron Lars for instance, was presented with the President’s award for excellence. The competitive award categories included beauty, accessories, retail, men’s and women’s wear, etc. Many notables in the industry were in attendance…sans the mask! It felt good to be in a room full of fashion luminaries again and not via zoom, as it was the previous year due to the pandemic.

The FGI, as it is popularly known, provides members network with a forum for discussion and connection across all sectors through programming focused on the industry’s most current and crucial topics, recognition of emerging talent and trends at the zeitgeist of innovation. And offers a platform of resources for business development and career advancement at all levels.  

We’re hoping for a continuous safe, fun and friendly events across all sectors from here on out. It’s safe to say we’re all over the “Rona”. Let’s get on with the show!


Byron Lars and Jason Wu
Lynn Yeager
Nicole Fischelis and Freddie Leiba
Eppersonn and Musa Jackson
Linda Fargo
Vera Wang
Loris Diran and Angeline Urie
Frederick Anderson, Musa Jackson and Terry Singh
Jean Shafiroff

Favorites From The AMAs Red Carpet

November 23, 2015 in News, Uncategorized by Bernd Ruhl

Sizzling looks at the American Music Awards! Tough to pick a favorite. Perhaps you might have a few favorite of your own from our selected red carpet looks featured below. Not a bad look in the house! Kudos to everyone!

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Shoeholics 2015 Holiday Issue Will Melt Your Heart!

October 14, 2015 in Events, General Blogs, News, Uncategorized by Bernd Ruhl


Oct-Dec 2015 Holiday Issue

Who needs Hermes bag when you can have a bundle of irresistible cuteness dressed in the latest fashion garbs at the end of a leash to show off! Sure the bag is smart, but the pooch is way smarter! And it smiles when the shoes are a winner, and frowns when they are not! Really! Adorable little companions are replacing the “It” bags and turning into the lucky shopping mascot to help with holiday shopping this year (especially the shoes!)

Also in this issue, is the heartwarming story about shoes doing their bit to bridge a seemingly irrevocable political schism in the Middle East. These are Jerusalem Sandals that are the symbol of the peace sought to be wrought between Israelis and Palestinians. Don’t miss reading this!

And who could forget the energetic Lauren Ezersky of the 12-year hit show Behind The Velvet Ropes! Check out her feature & watch her video interview on Shoeholics.TV.

Alas! Jeffrey, the exclusive boutiques in New York & Atlanta in the US that pride themselves on offering shoppers a personal and fun experience. Jeffrey is a brand that believes in giving back through fashion.

And then there is this completely fun element in foot fashion with Silvia Fado and SunSmiles sandals, something that will make you go “Now why hasn’t anyone thought of this before!” SunSmiles sandals are just so cool, the type you can literally wear a hundred different ways – to match your outfit, your mood or your personality!

If nothing else, we do hope to at least inspire your next shopping adventure! CLICK HERE to get your very own free copy mailed to you now worldwide! This is definitely an edition with covers worth framing on your wall!

Preview the video footage below for a glimpse.


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Whoopi Goldberg For Shoeholics: An Exclusive!

April 7, 2015 in Events, News, Uncategorized by Bernd Ruhl


AN EXCLUSIVE! Things are coming up Whoopi in this special edition! Anyone who has seen her power packed performance in the gut wrenching “The Color Purple”, or her out there Oda May Brown in “Ghost” has been witness to her astonishing talent and incredible screen presence. Whoopi Goldberg has won an Academy Award and has been nominated for an unbelievable 13 Emmys. In case you’re unable to view the embedded video, CLICK HERE to watch it on our facebook page.

Shoeholics on THE VIEW SHOW!!!Watch Whoopi Goldberg talk about her Shoeholics magazine cover feature on the hit show! Copies are available at thank you so much!!!

Posted by Shoeholics on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Shoeholics featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

This issue highlights her impressive shoe collection and exclusive interview about her personal style and collecting techniques. You might pick up a few shoe tips from her! This edition also includes a feature on one of her favorite shoe designer –American Duchess.

Planning on getting hitched soon? Out with the ordinary and in with something unique! The Marie Antoinette theme editorials will tell you why these wildly romantic shoes could be just the thing you’re looking for. Alas! We dare not leave out the grooms. We’ve got you covered as well.

Preview the video footage below for a sneak peek!

If nothing else, we do hope to at least inspire your next shopping adventure! CLICK HERE to get your very own free copy now!



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JLO In Butterflies & Pumps

March 15, 2015 in News, Uncategorized by Bernd Ruhl

Floral bliss in Hollywood! …Jennifer Lopez dazzling in butterflies that is. The American Idol judge was seen heading to a business meeting in California spotting the popular Valentino butterfly print dress paired with Casadei pumps and Chanel bag. Also favored by Blake Lively and Shailene Woodley shown further below, both also dressed it up with pumps.

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Chrissy Teigen In Winter White & Glitters

March 7, 2015 in News, Uncategorized by Bernd Ruhl

Chrissy Teigen, never one to be slowed down by a mere snow flake, unfazed by the down pour she strutted about in high heels promoting Amope in NYC at a local TV show. She paired her winter white ensemble with glittery pair of sandals. It sure brightens up a dull wintery snowy day. Nice touch!

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Red Carpet Favorites From The Oscars

February 23, 2015 in News, Uncategorized by Bernd Ruhl

Designers and jewelry power houses spend months wooing actors and their agents alike to get their wares walked down the red carpet at the Oscars. The results were seen tonight in Los Angeles where Hollywood mavens are hosting the biggest party night in show business honoring their own. Without further ado, featured below are some of our favorite findings from the glitzy affair.

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Sarah Jessica Parker For Shoeholics!

July 1, 2014 in Events, News, Uncategorized by Bernd Ruhl


July-September 2014 edition

The summer 2014 edition details the exclusive coverage of Sarah Jessica Parker’s SJP collection public launch of her distinctive shoe line featuring colorful strappy single sole sandals earlier this year. Shoeholics readers will get to see & read the blow-by-blow account of the event and interview with the stunning actress!

The edition also includes personal profile features of people who motivate and inspire us in so many ways. For instance, Heather Abbott who simply refuses to be a victim of the devastating bombing attack that ruined the lives of so many at the Boston Marathon last year. Within months of having lost her leg, Heather, emerged triumphantly sporting a fashionable prosthetic high-heel leg looking elegant and fashionable as ever! In the case of Alaia Baldwin, a test of her mettle and strength of character to emerge in her own right, beyond her family’s famous name, now all grown up at 21 and paving her own fashionable path. And Breaking Amish star Kate Stoltz on having the strength to break out of her comfort zone to make her way as a model and budding fashion maven.

You can expect  shoes for men and women, fashionable heels and flats to wear day or night, to the office, summer parties or for lounging about this summer or winter depending on what part of the hemisphere you live! One can never have too many comfortable shoes no matter the season!

And to sweeten the deal, as of July 2014 Shoeholics magazine is now complimentary! CLICK HERE to grab your free print edition now! Ships worldwide and also available in the app store for all electronic devices!


Heather Abbott


Alaia Baldwin


Kate Stoltz


Shoeholics Joins An Environmental Cause

June 8, 2014 in Causes, News, Uncategorized by Bernd Ruhl


Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.

Since it was founded in 1985, the Rainforest Action Network has been working to protect rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests. From the beginning, RAN has played a key role in strengthening the worldwide rainforest conservation movement through supporting activists in rainforest countries as well as organizing and mobilizing consumers and community action groups throughout the United States. For more than 28 years, RAN has brought the voices of the people and the planet to the world’s largest corporations, enabling the type of change that can only be achieved through sophisticated negotiations and fearless action. The Wall Street Journal calls us “some of the most savvy environmental agitators in the business.” We’ve saved millions of acres, shown corporations time and again that they can do well while doing good and mobilized thousands of concerned individuals around the world to make a difference.


Event host & supporter Chris Noth

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and longtime supporter Chris Noth (Mr. Big of Sex & The City) are thrilled to present eco rock, a benefit and auction fundraiser. This event, hosted by Chris, will be held on June 16th, 2014 at the The Cutting Room in New York City and will feature a special live performance.

How can you get involved? The evening will be highlighted by a live/online auction coordinated by Auction Cause and eBay featuring a rare collection of autographed guitars with all of the proceeds benefiting RAN. Shoeholics magazine is proud to be a co-sponsor of the auction as well. One lucky winner will get a beautiful pair of Angela Nuran custom-made sandals, an autographed copy of “The Shoeholic” book, 1 year subscription of Shoeholics magazine print edition and a rare collectible of the shoe-shaped bag, crafted in Italy of genuine leather and rich brocade. Other items up for bid from various supporters includes a signed pair of shoes by Sarah Jessica Parker from her shoe line, VIP tickets to Universal Studios & America’s Got Talent, Ellen Degeneres, diamond watches, to name a few. So, CLICK HERE to support. Your contribution is key to the success of eco rock, and greatly adds to the overall fundraising success of RAN and our ongoing campaigns for the planet, which in turn helps us appreciate the earth we love to walk on with our prized shoe collection! Support the cause and give back!

The post coverage of the event is coming soon. Stay tuned.


Micam! A Shoeholic’s Fantasy!

May 1, 2014 in General Blogs, Uncategorized by Manuela Rumsey

If you have been to the Micam, you have experienced the ultimate shoe nirvana. Held twice a year in Milan, Italy, the Micam is the world’s premier trade show for footwear. Manufacturers and retailers from all corners of the earth converge over this glorious four-day shoe orgy to buy, sell, and celebrate shoes.

The Micam is a euphoria-inducing shoefest. The endless buffet of platforms, wedges, espadrilles, motorcycle boots, and Swarovski-covered everything may overwhelm even the most die-hard shoeholic. Fear not for your pocketbook, however, because you cannot walk out of the Micam with any shoes other than the ones that you wore into it. You must instead satisfy yourself with precious memories (and surreptitiously taken photos).

The Micam takes place at Milano Fiera, a sprawling exhibition complex just northwest of Milan. In all, the Micam Spring 2014 hosted 1,600 exhibitors. They are grouped into general categories such as young women’s sporty and ladies’ dressy. After cruising the aisles a bit and a few cappuccinos, you get the general flavor of the hot trends. Biker boots, platforms, and blingy heels start to repeat. The most striking and unusual shoes then begin to stand out.

Here is a sampling:

New Rock shoes don’t just stand out–they scream! These unapologetically in-your-face shoes and boots are the baddest of badass glam rock shoes. Their aggressive metal and leather combinations are covered with buckles, steel toes, and tons of devil-may-care attitude. Michael Jackson probably had that in mind when he wore them on stage.

Equally arresting, and yet utterly opposite, Due Italiani’s sandals are unfiltered innocence and flirtation. Their brightly hued wood wedges are hand painted with floral motifs. In fact, looking at all their colorful bags and sandals felt a little like watching birds of paradise in a human-size birdcage. Of the many fun sandals at the Micam, they were certainly some of the most original.

The rest can be described one word—sparkle! And lots of it. Sparkle on boots, flats, sandals, sparkly buckles, sparkly heels. The exhibit with most noticeable amount of it, was Francesco Sacco. Wedges, platforms, stilettos, and high tops—there is no form of footwear that Mr. Sacco cannot (or will not) adorn with crystals. His shoes incorporated practically every shade or hue a woman could have in her wardrobe. Even his more sober (okay, matronly) shoe-and-bag ensembles were adorned with enough crystals to make any other sequins or jewelry seem silly.

Sadly, not all calzaturieri at the Micam allow everyone to see their shoes. Higher-profile brands like Sergio Rossi and Giuseppe Zanotti are completely inaccessible to all but a select few. Their booths are entirely enclosed with only a small door that is carefully guarded to ensure that only those on “the list” are allowed to enter the inner sanctum. You would have better luck getting into Fort Knox. If you really want to see the truly breath-taking artistry of these masters in one place, go to the Rinascente department store in downtown Milan. Your pocketbook will regret it but your heart will not.

The sharply dressed people who attend the Micam come from all over the world. It’s the United Nations of footwear. Many of the exhibitors and buyers will return in the fall. The rest of us will have a few brochures as mementos. And then we set our sights on the next adventure….handbags at the Mipel.

Do you have questions about shoe shopping in Italy? Send Manuela Rumsey a message.

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