New exciting collab alert

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Universal Standard and Rodarte have just launched a capsule collection with some very pretty items, like this dress, and if their look is at all up your alley, I urge you to check it out post-haste, as it will surely sell out fast.

Calling the 90s

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Back when I was at Sassy, the entire fashion department decided to go to the shows one season in customized platform Birkenstocks—the goal, I recall, was to entice Bill Cunningham to take their picture, and I believe they were successful. Now, it looks like Birkenstock is making them for real, and I have to say that I find the prospect of all of that height without pain rather enticing, if not especially dainty. Here’s a slightly lower platform in gold that I think is actually quite cute.

Snappy new sneakers for spring

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I dislike most everything about what’s happening in the world of sneaker trends right now: they’re so chunky and tricked-out and not appealing in any way I can relate to, and they make me feel like I don’t understand anything. The selection here today is a bit all over the place, but I think they’re all quite wearable, starting with this bright and happy pair of Tretorns.

I like the clean lines and strategic pop of pink on this Nike Airmax.

I just bought These Adidas kicks for my trip to Portugal, and several things about them excite me: the boss color combination, the old-school styling, and the height-enhancing platform sole.

The Nike Jester is a clever shoe—check out the lower-than usual swoosh and other bits of trickery—and a grey sneaker is so versatile.

Wool runners from Allbirds have a sort of modern classic look that I can get behind, and people swear by them.

This sneaker, by a brand called P448 that I’ve never heard of, is the closest to being a trendy sneaker that I’ve got in this lineup: it’s altogether clunky but weirdly chic, and has a wave sole that reminds me of Famolares of yore.

I don’t know that I would wear these, but I adore them.

I think the desert colors here are quite pretty.

 

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Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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