Shoe Of The Day: Keyshia Cole & Steve Madden “Dare”

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Shoes + Art: Keyshia Cole for Steve Madden

Shoes + Art: Keyshia Cole for Steve Madden by stylestamped

 

I’ve been rocking Steve Madden shoes since the 90’s.  I can’t remember every thing, but when it comes to fashion, I remember a lot, including my first pair of penny loafer SM’s. I’m not sure if loafers were even in style at the time, but I recall wanting these burgundy chunky sole loafers really bad.  As soon as I got them, I placed a dime in the loafer slot, not a penny!

Fast forward some years (I will let you do the math…), I am still rocking SM’s. Usually whatever begins on the runway makes it into the Steve Madden store in some related variation, at a cost that is more acceptable for most of us mortals.  I’ve been trying to practice “spending with a purpose” lately when it comes to clothes and shoes. For example, when I make a purchase, I want to be able to envision the fashion story I will create and tell with the item.  Everything I buy is for my style, and I know what works for me and what will not. What’s important is the style and connection; it produces guidance.  (Didn’t I just make retail shopping sound so romantic? Hahaha.) Well, this guidance would include the recent purchase I made from the new Keyshia Cole + Steve Madden collection from the SM store; a graffiti designed pump. It was love at first sight.

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Born in NYC, when I was a kid graffiti was everywhere. Unconsciously I paid attention to the spray paint art, and noticed when I began to see it less and less on train cars and on the sides of buildings due to street teams and neighborhood cleanups. (Photo by MGYoung Photography, NYC)

Then I see this shoe. #Shoegasm

With a graffiti design.

It was for me.

SM + KC = Dare

SM + KC = Dare

Like really??  Total love at first sight!! I had to cop them, it was a sure connection and I had to make it work! They had my size, and I was all in. I’ve worn them every single time I’ve been out this week. Hahaha. My daughter has been telling me that they don’t match everything I wear. I don’t care, I’m in love!

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Yana B. rocking the KC-Dare pump from the Keyshia Cole and Steve Madden Collection. Bag courtesy of Twisted Aristocrat

Keyshia Cole, multi-platinum recording R & B sensation, and Steve Madden’s collaboration is pretty hot. This special collection, released in September, had something special in mind for me. :)

Keyshia stated: “I am super excited to collaborate with Steve Madden, It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I love his style and I think we came up with an amazing vibrant collection. We have something for every fashion diva!”

Vibrant? Amazing? Stamp!!

Steve Madden shares the sentiment, stating, “Keyshia and I have great chemistry. The shoes are blowing. The collaboration is a success.”

Isn’t it great when a plan comes together?

KC Dare in Pink

KC Dare in Pink

Keyshia Cole in KC-Suppa

Keyshia Cole in KC-Suppa

Keyshia Cole and Steve Madden Collaboration

Keyshia Cole and Steve Madden Collaboration

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Keyshia Cole and Steve Madden

Keyshia Cole and Steve Madden

The collection features 13 heeled styles that add a lot of edge to any look. I’m not into the high platform look, but the pumps are just right for me! Check out the complete shoe collection here:

Keyshia Cole and Steve Madden Collection

Keyshia Cole and Steve Madden Collection

Over the past week, this is how I rocked KC-Dare, my new faves!

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…with a tee-shirt dress (Forever 21)

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…with ASOS bleached jeans, graphic tee and denim shirt

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….with a black and white polka dot dress, white blazer, and red belt

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What is your favorite shoe from the collection? How would you wear it? Show us! We want to see!

#SMXKeyshiaCole

(For more information on the studded leather bag shown with Yana B., visit Twisted Aristocrat)

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