INSPIRATION

Real Talk | Girl Code

Paloma Elsesser

09.15.2014

Female relationships are difficult, REALLY difficult, yet, they are beautiful and the most important relationships you’ll have in your life.

INSPIRATION

Sister, Sister | Sara and Karen Brown

Sarah Ruby

09.11.2014

Two heads are better than one; and when those 2 heads are beautiful, identical twins, what could be better? One look at either Sara or Karen Brown’s Instagram accounts will prove to you that these girls have an eye for style, composition, and color.

INSPIRATION

Fashion Rocks

Khalym Schell

09.11.2014

Our boss Steve took on Fashion Rocks last night, the live show that celebrates the perfect marriage of the fashion and music worlds.

FASHION

#NYFW Wrap-Up

Sarah Ruby

09.11.2014

Another year, another Fashion Week come and gone. This week, New Yorkers felt the real first chill of autumn air, but that didn’t deter us from celebrating the hotly anticipated styles of Spring/Summer 2015.

INSPIRATION

Steve Selfies

09.10.2014

We got illustrator extraordinaire Sophia Chang to draw out a day in the life of the boss man himself, Steve Madden.

INSPIRATION

Sister, Sister | Chargaux

Sarah Ruby

09.09.2014

Remember those band kids who you mocked in high school? Well they grew up to be a hell of a lot cooler than you. Take, for example, Brooklyn-based artists Charly and Margaux, also known as Chargaux.

INSPIRATION

Meet Deer Dana

Natasha Nuñez

09.08.2014

Partners in crime Dana Veraldi and Kevin Tekinel are the creative duo behind DEERDANA: a collection of illustrated tees, totes and fun objects that feature famous faces we cant get enough of i.e. Sade, Yeezy, Lil Wayne, and Pablo Picasso- just to name a few.

INSPIRATION

Sister, Sister | Anna Gray and Jen Steele

Natasha Nuñez

09.08.2014

The term “Sisterhood” doesn’t necessarily have to indicate a blood relation—sometimes we find our most profound connections in others who share the same level of creativity and work ethics. Take for example Anna Gray and Jen Steele: two of the hardest working 20-somethings in NYC, plus they’re both as sweet as candy.

FASHION

Travel Diary | Natasha Nuñez

Natasha Nuñez

09.05.2014

A desert escape- exactly what I needed after a long summer in the city. Saying farewell to Summer Fridays is tough (real tough) but after soaking up the sun in Mexico for a few days I am ready to welcome Fall with open arms.

INSPIRATION

#SMxPeaceLoveShea Launch party

Sarah Ruby

09.05.2014

To usher in the holy seven day stretch that is #NYFW, we threw a party in honor of our latest shoe collaboration with blogger Peace Love Shea. Guests

INSPIRATION

Sister, Sister

Natasha Nuñez

09.04.2014

The sweetest things in life come in pairs- PB&J, shoes, and sisters! In celebration of terrific twosomes, SM Mag is highlighting four dynamic duos who are leaving a serious mark on the Big Apple.

FASHION

Treasure Hunt | MSPOPULR

Domenica Villa

09.03.2014

They say you can’t wear white after Labor Day, but no one said anything about white shoes. I can't even begin to explain how smitten I am with the MSPOPULR platforms.

INSPIRATION

Real Talk | Selfie Queen

Tabatha McGurr

09.01.2014

In the last year or so, I’ve been dubbed somewhat of a “Selfie Queen,” a title I’ve ultimately decided to embrace, even if reluctantly at first.

INSPIRATION

Trending | 3-day Weekend Wear

Sarah Ruby

08.28.2014

Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Take on the 3-day weekend and get your last licks of summer in fresh white accessories.

INSPIRATION

Real Talk | Intern Do's and Don'ts

Khalym Schell

08.26.2014

Everyone knows you have to start from the bottom if you want to get to the top. Interns may get stuck with the nitty gritty work, but we'd be nowhere without them. The Digital Creative Team shares surefire advice - tips to seal the deal as the department pet and how to stay clear of trouble in the office.

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Back to Cool | Intern Style

Sarah Ruby

08.26.2014

Real talk: #internlife is tough. You’re expected to handle a million and one tasks, and execute them perfectly, all with smile on your face and a rad little outfit. Check out what our summer interns Mariel and Mallory are wearing back to campus.

INSPIRATION

Style Crush | Shea Marie

Sarah Ruby

08.25.2014

Shea Marie wears a lot of (cute) hats. Let us explain. Shea boasts an impressive resume: stylist, creative consultant, TV host, designer,

INSPIRATION

Instafaves | #STEVEMADDEN

08.22.2014

We’ve got MADD love for our fans (and their furry friends), and they have MADD love for Steve Madden.

INSPIRATION

Real Talk | L8r H8r

08.21.2014

Bonjour world- Toast here. As in, the famous King Charles rescue turned NYC fashionista/comedienne, known for my insta-fame (@ToastMeetsWorld) and adorable motherf*cking tongue out smile (I’m not bragging, I’m just saying).

INSPIRATION

Photo Diaries | Brooke Nipar

08.21.2014

We took a minute to catch up with Brooke Nipar, the impossibly cool bicoastal photographer who shot our latest With The Band editorial and got the low down on her fave NY spots and current musings.

INSPIRATION

“World Restart” by Kindness

Sarah Ruby

08.19.2014

Need a groovy track to get you through until the weekend? Well we’ve got just the thing: “World Restart”, the opening song from Kindess’s upcoming LP, Otherness.

INSPIRATION

Beauty Mark | Get Graphic

Sarah Ruby

08.18.2014

The Fall 2014 runways were abundant with reinvented retro looks that gave a serious nod to mod. The trick to embracing the throwback trend is modernizing the look- keep it casual, not costume.

FASHION

Best of #SMOOTD

08.15.2014

We have the best (and most stylish) fans!

LOOKBOOKS

With The Band

Khalym Schell

08.14.2014

Envious of the golden rock era, when bandmates and their babes toured and wrecked more hotels than stages, we turned the lobby of the Jane Hotel into a party fit for our most rock-and-roll inspired shoes.

FASHION

SM Mag Fall Issue

08.13.2014

Social media has grown to be an integral part of modern society- we literally can’t go on until we post the perfect ‘gram. No meal, good hair day, or cute pup can go undocumented- if you can’t provide photographic evidence of last night’s rager, you probably weren’t there.

INSPIRATION

“Tuesday (Drake remix)” by ilovemakonnen

Sarah Ruby

08.12.2014

We’re counting down the minutes until this remix (and the rapper who first released the track) blows up. The 25-year-old artist ilovemakonnen is a jack of all trades (rapper, singer, and producer) and shows no signs of slowing down.

FASHION

How to Wear | Skate Sneakers

Natasha Nuñez

08.11.2014

In the latest episode of How to Wear, we're highlighting one of our favorite trends for Summer: skate sneakers. Slip on the easy sneaker to add instant cool to girly dresses, fuss-free one-pieces, and classic double denim looks.

FASHION

#SMOOTD | Lua Perez-Garreaud

08.08.2014

Lua, the voice behind the popular blog Le Happy, puts the perfect girly-goth twist on the WHITMAN platforms. A sweet, lacey corset and top balance out a bold crimson mini, and we’re so in love with the way she wears the platforms with black socks.

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Travel Diary | Elaine Daneshrad

Elaine Daneshrad

08.05.2014

No summer vacation is complete without a little R&R in the sun. Lucky for me, amid all of my running around and sightseeing, I found some time to kick back in the South of France to work on my tan.

INSPIRATION

"Love The Free Vol. II" by Kitty Cash

Sarah Ruby

08.05.2014

You know the feeling of excitmentyou get when you walk into a party, and you suddenly see all of your different groups of friends, all in the same place, having a dope time? Well that’s the same feeling you get listening to Kitty Cash’s latest mixtape, Love The Free Vol. II. With 29 tracks, the tape manages to cram all of our favorite artists into one gloriously chill hour-long track.

FASHION

Fashion Edit: Get Summered

Natasha Nuñez

08.04.2014

Streetstyle photographer Chantal Adair captures the hottest trends of the summer season in SM Mag’s Fashion Edit, GET SUMMERED. ­­ It’s time to embrace effortless style that will get you from rooftop hangouts to long strolls in the city and everything in between.

FASHION

Travel Diary | Elaine Daneshrad

Elaine Daneshrad

07.31.2014

Ever since I was little, I have dreamt about going to France— Paris in particular. It was such a dream for me to finally be able to do just that. I’ve always imagined the day that I’d be able to visit the Eiffel Tower and what better day to finally get to do it than on Bastille Day, France’s official National Day?!

FASHION

How To Wear | Pointy Pumps

07.28.2014

In the latest episode of How to Wear, we're highlighting one of our favorite trends for Summer: pointy-toe pumps. The sleek, sexy pump, whether

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Summer in Bushwick

Khalym Schell

07.24.2014

There’s no shame in your summer staycation game. Take to the hot city streets in warm weather platforms, easy slides, and strappy sandals.

FASHION

Treasure Hunt | GAGGA

Domenica Villa

07.23.2014

If there is one item every girl should have in her closet, it's a trusty pair of platforms. I’m obsessed with platforms at the moment: they make legs look long and lean, they give you the perfect amount of height, and they’re a no-brainer to walk in. These Steve Madden GAGGA platforms are insane- the gold detailing and sexy lace-ups add just enough pizazz to an ordinary outfit.

INSPIRATION

"Tough Love" by Jessie Ware

Sarah Ruby

07.22.2014

Jessie Ware just released a video for her new single, “Tough Love”, off of her sophomore album, of the same name. The video is chock full of beautifully shot trippy visuals which are sure to leave you with #feels.

FASHION

How to Wear | Summer Flatforms

Natasha Nuñez

07.21.2014

In the latest episode of How to Wear, we're highlighting one of our favorite trends for Summer: sporty flatforms. The pumped up platform sandal, whether in stark white or shiny metallic, is the perfect pairing for sharply tailored separates, classic Americana pieces, and sporty basics.

FASHION

Style Crush | Zolita and Kaitlin

Prince and Jacob of Galore Magazine

07.18.2014

Ask Kaitlin Christy and Zolita how they would describe their style and they’ll respond: “schoolgirl-meets-Barbie-meets-cyber raver”. Intrigued? Yeah, we thought so.

INSPIRATION

Instafaves | #MADDABOUTSUMMER

Sarah Ruby

07.17.2014

We asked our Instagram fans to show us how #MADDABOUTSUMMER they are! You guys took your Steve Madden shoes from the beach, to the boardwalk, from the park to the pool, and everywhere in-between.

FASHION

How to Wear | Strappy Sandals

Natasha Nuñez

07.17.2014

In the latest episode of How to Wear, we're highlighting one of our favorite trends for Summer: strappy sandals. The single sole sexy sandal is the perfect pairing for every summer outfit, from flirty dresses to graphic print jumpsuits!

INSPIRATION

Beauty Mark | Twist and Blush

Sarah Ruby

07.16.2014

Summer wedding season can be tricky, but our main beauty girl Danielle Cirilli created the perfect ladylike look that’s simple and sure to keep you glowing party after party.

INSPIRATION

"Begin Route" by Kilo Kish

Sarah Ruby

07.15.2014

Singer/songwriter/rapper/model/all around cool girl Kilo Kish just pulled a Beyoncé and surprise-dropped her latest EP, Across, last week. After a series of cryptic Instagram hints, Kilo Kish finally released the tracklist, as well as a video for “Begin Route”.

FASHION

Fashion Edit |Into The Gloss

Sarah Ruby

07.14.2014

Who says single-sole strappy sandals are solely for special occasions?! We styled up the STECY to transition from the boardroom to a night out on the town. Check out how to dress up the glossy patent sandal for the office, and then dress it down to suit your weekend warrior wardrobe.

INSPIRATION

Road Trippin' | Meet Julia Fox

Anna Gray

07.11.2014

Fascinated by the female body and mind, designer Julia Fox is intent on making clothes for the modern and confident woman. She has a dog named Fiona and gives two clues in this interview as where to find her this summer *wink*. Have fun.

FASHION

Style Crush | Gia Genevieve

Prince and Jacob of Galore Magazine

07.10.2014

Gia Genevieve has the retro look down to a T—the curves, the curls, the pout, and the attitude. The sultry Hollywood model fully embraces the retro lifestyle, as well as her womanhood, with a sense of confidence we can’t help but admire. Gia gives us some sage advice on how to embrace your hourglass figure, all while looking perfectly poised in the DIFFUSE heel.

INSPIRATION

Road Trippin' | Meet Heather Boo

Anna Gray

07.08.2014

Heather Boo is not scared of ghosts. She’s also a model, an actress, a guitar player in the band BEAÛ and an original Greenwich Village baby.  

INSPIRATION

"URL Badman" by Lily Allen

Sarah Ruby

07.08.2014

Never one to shy away from making a bold statement, Lily Allen’s latest music video takes a trippy hit at internet trolls.

INSPIRATION

Road Trippin' | Meet India Menuez

Anna Gray

07.07.2014

India Menuez is an artist and founder of the fun and slightly elusive Luck You Collective. Easily recognized by her swath of red hair, she’s also identified by the multitude of patterns mixed well in one outfit. She hates vanilla candles.

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Road Trippin'

Anna Gray

07.03.2014

The infamous New York Summer is just around the corner. We can see it now: ankles are exposed, coats have disappeared and skirts are getting real short. To celebrate the arrival of this gloriously sticky season, we wrangled four native NYC superbabes and took their picture in (actually, mostly on) a red convertible Benz.

INSPIRATION

Road Trippin' | Meet Brandee Brown

Anna Gray

07.03.2014

Brandee Brown (possibly the originator of the endearing term “bb”) is a director, actress and general it girl/muse. Really into food and obsessed with having a good time, you’ll recognize her from a lot of Ryan McGuinley photos.

INSPIRATION

Photo Diaries | Kathy Lo

Anna Gray

07.02.2014

Do you know Kathy Lo? I bet you’ve seen her around; camera in hand (and probably laptop, too). She is forever running around backstage, snapping models laughing or posing or looking bored, trying to find wifi to upload photos.

INSPIRATION

“Sleeping Pills” by Nick Waterhouse

Sarah Ruby

07.01.2014

Summertime and being young and reckless always seem to go hand-in-hand, and Nick Waterhouse’s latest music video is a prime example of that. The 28-year-old California crooner has an affinity for the sounds and styles of the 50’s and 60’s, which explains the single’s definite surf beach party rock vibes, with hints of nostalgia.

INSPIRATION

Trending | Red White & Cute

Sarah Ruby

06.30.2014

Celebrate Independence Day by wearing whatever wedges you want! Go fourth in sky-high platforms that will take you from backyard BBQ to late-night firework shows by the shore.

FASHION

SMOOTD | Kim Thomas

Sarah Ruby

06.27.2014

Seattle blogger Kim Thomas shows us there’s no wrong way to wear dressy heels. The voice behind Pretty Slick Chick styles the STECY, our official sandal of the summer, 3 different ways. Feel free to take notes and get inspired.

INSPIRATION

DIY | Summer Florals

Sarah Ruby

06.26.2014

Lisa Przystup has been garnering quite a bit of attention lately. The likes of Urban Outfitters, Vogue, and Rachel Comey have been tapping into the creative mind behind James’s Daughter Flowers, bringing her winding organic floral arrangements to the masses.

INSPIRATION

Model Citizens | Courtney Money

Sarah Ruby

06.26.2014

With a name like Money, you know the girls got to have some street cred. We first met Courtney Money on set for our Sun Baked editorial, and were captivated by her mysterious, chill vibes.

INSPIRATION

I Heart NY | Lisa Przystup

Anna Gray

06.25.2014

Lisa Przystup checks a lot of cool boxes: smart, talented, beautiful, interesting and into plants. While working as a fashion writer, she found herself collecting little flowers and arranging them around her apartment, one day realizing that maybe this was her true calling.

INSPIRATION

Steve Madden Music presents NONONO

Piera Pizzo

06.25.2014

Last night, we teamed up with Nylon mag to kick off our Steve Madden Music Summer series. We took over The Box in downtown NYC, and brought out a killer crowd to jam out to Swedish alt rock trio NONONO.

INSPIRATION

“Two Weeks” by FKA Twigs

Sarah Ruby

06.24.2014

Today, FKA Twigs released the video accompanying her latest single, “Two Weeks”. The UK R&B experimentalist sucks us into her electronic dream world, crooning atop a throne in a bronze-coated temple.

FASHION

Fashion Edit: Get Summered

Natasha Nuñez

06.23.2014

Streetstyle photographer Chantal Adair captures the hottest trends of the season in SM Mag’s Fashion Edit, GET SUMMERED. ­­ It’s time to embrace effortless style that will get you from rooftop hangouts to long strolls in the city and everything in between.

FASHION

SMOOTD | Alison Liaudat

Sarah Ruby

06.20.2014

Alison Liaudat, the voice behind BangBangBlond, recently donned the STEFANO sandal. The Swiss blogger paired the white sporty sandals with a silk slip dress, reflective sunnies, and minimal silver jewelry—perfect for a sunset stroll under the Brooklyn Bridge.

INSPIRATION

Photo Diaries | Alexandra Valenti

Sarah Ruby

06.20.2014

Alexandra Valenti is more than just a photographer, she’s a visionary. She lends a generously artistic hand to her work, creating sinuous psychedelic images with her hand-painted illustrations that mimic the natural shapes of her photos.

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Sun Baked

Khalym Schell

06.19.2014

Summertime is all about the memories you make while causing mischief with your friends, right? Photographer Alexandra Valenti captures models

FASHION

Most Coveted | Summer Essentials

Natasha Nuñez

06.18.2014

SM MAG’S Managing Editor Natasha Nuñez shares some of the hottest tips on how to keep cool this summer. Be it a road trip, jet set, or staycation, check out her ultimate picks for a lux, laid-back summer.

INSPIRATION

"Brooklyn Baby" by Lana Del Rey

Sarah Ruby

06.17.2014

Summer Fridays have officially been instated, and what better way to usher in the sticky, sweaty season than with the ultimate summer soundtrack: Lana Del Rey’s latest LP, Ultraviolence.

FASHION

Travel Diary | Lauren Rosenfeld

Sarah Ruby

06.16.2014

Who says summer vacay can’t start in May? Steve Madden’s very own Lauren Rosenfeld got a jump-start on her summer sightseeing, and jet set to the South of France. The Fashion Editor took in all the sights of Antibes, dined in Cannes, scoped museums and art galleries, and gambled at the Monte-Carlo in Monaco, with disposable camera in hand!

FASHION

Fashion Edit: Get Summered

Natasha Nuñez

06.16.2014

Streetstyle photographer Chantal Adair captures the hottest trends of the season in SM Mag’s Fashion Edit, GET SUMMERED. ­­ It’s time to embrace effortless style that will get you from rooftop hangouts to long strolls in the city and everything in between.

FASHION

SMOOTD | Jeanne Grey

Sarah Ruby

06.13.2014

Blogger Jeanne Grey, the voice behind Grey Layers, totally nails the easy breezy SMOOTD look. Her oversized denim dress and fitted SPARTA sandals are even cooler with native jewelry. Read on for Jeanne’s summer essentials!

INSPIRATION

SM Mag Summer Issue

Sarah Ruby

06.13.2014

Ahh … summer in the Big Apple. Hot, sweaty, sticky and impossibly crowded- however there’s something unmistakable about drinking margaritas with your nearest and dearest, scoping the cuties and taking a drive to the closest body of water to wash away the noise of the city that never sleeps.

FASHION

The Art of Style | Carlen Altman

Natasha Nuñez

06.12.2014

New York native Carlen Altman is changing the world one serious step at a time. The bona fide dreamer’s contagious optimism and overflowing passion fuels her work both on and off camera.

INSPIRATION

"You're Not Good Enough" by Blood Orange

Sarah Ruby

06.10.2014

The Creative Team here at Steve Madden might have somewhat of an obsession with Blood Orange. For example, it’s only 11am, and we’ve already listened to Cupid Deluxe twice.

FASHION

SMOOTD | Tessa Antifave

Khalym Schell

06.09.2014

Ecomm model Tessa Antifave's off-duty #SMOOTD is on point. Boyish staples--like a basic black tee, ripped boyfriend jeans, and a leather baseball cap-- are taken up a notch with the strappy snakeskin MYSTERII and BBIKER crossbody with metal detailing. Sleek neon heels and a bag with tough hardware sex up her "borrowed form the boys" look.

INSPIRATION

Governors Ball | Recap

Bianca Bailey

06.09.2014

This weekend, Outkast celebrated my first time going to a music festival by headlining at the Governors Ball. Well, it was also their 20th anniversary tour, but either way you put it, it was a memorable night for me.

INSPIRATION

SM Mag summer issue launch party

Sarah Ruby

06.08.2014

Tis the season for Summer Fridays, and we kicked off the weekend in a big way—celebrating the release of the summer issue of Steve Madden Mag!

INSPIRATION

Shop Girl | Lynazia Brown

Natasha Nuñez

06.06.2014

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: Steve Madden has THE greatest employees. We got to know Retail Associate Lynazia Brown, of our sunny Beverly Center, CA store, and had her style our hottest Summer shoes.

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SM Picks: Governors Ball

Natasha Nuñez

06.06.2014

If you're in NYC and heading to Randall's Island for Governors Ball this weekend, we've picked out the hottest summer kicks that will get you through the three-day music festival. With a sizzling lineup that includes Vampire Weekend, Grimes, Odd Future, Outkast, and The Strokes *swoon*, we're pretty excited to throw on our dancing shoes and wave goodbye to the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Fashion Edit | Hot Tropics

Lauren Rosenfeld

06.05.2014

In anticipation of a steamy, sultry summer, we styled some of our hottest tropical sandals perfect for fun-seeking, staycationing sun-worshippers. Grab a piña colada (don’t forget the mini umbrella), find a poppin’ pool party and get ready to feel like you’re sailing away to your own private island paradise à la RiRi.

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Beauty Mark | Wet & Wild

Sarah Ruby

06.04.2014

Confession: Summer is our favorite season, only because it’s socially acceptable to work that just-emerged-from-the-pool-like-Phoebe-Cates look at any day or time. Whether you’ve been hitting the waves or sitting poolside, Danielle Cirilli has a slick look to keep you pool cool all summer long.

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Trending | Hot Tropics

Sarah Ruby

06.02.2014

Bring on the heat this Summer with our brightest, most colorful styles. Bodacious botanical prints and exotic skins in vivid hues are vacay ready and perfect for an island escape.

FASHION

Treasure Hunt | SCHOOLZ

Domenica Villa

05.30.2014

My favorite time of the year is finally here; it’s time to break out the sandals and short shorts! When it comes to clothing and accessories- less is always more. Find your summer sole mate! The SCHOOLZ have a great chunky heel and sleek ankle straps, making it the perfect shoe for stomping around all season long. I like to pair them with a simple, no-fuss outfit.

FASHION

The Art of Style | Paloma Elsesser

Natasha Nuñez

05.29.2014

Paloma Elsesser is a jack of all trades. The writer, hip-hop enthusiast, model, and dazzling downtown New York darling by way of Los Angeles, possesses beauty, brains, and a cool confidence that instantly captivates those around her.  

INSPIRATION

Model Citizens | Alejandra Ramos

Sarah Ruby

05.28.2014

It was love at first sight when we met Alejandra Ramos. Yes, we’ll admit, we first fell in love with her amazing brows, but the Puerto Rican beauty totally turned it up while modeling in our latest series of Summer Beauty Mark features. #SLAYONCE.

INSPIRATION

'Time' by Jungle

Sarah Ruby

05.27.2014

Nothing eases the blow of coming back to work after a long weekend quite like a good dance groove.

FASHION

The Art of Style | Florencia Galarza

Natasha Nuñez

05.23.2014

We've got a thing for big babes here at Steve Madden. Case in point: Forencia Galarza. She's equal parts cool DJ, badass tomboy, and flirty girl.

INSPIRATION

"Double Bubble Trouble" by M.I.A.

Sarah Ruby

05.20.2014

MIA certainly isn't one to shy away from expressing her true feelings. It should come as no surprise that the artist's latest creative output, her self-directed music video for Double Bubble Trouble, is as much a visual trip as it is a political statement.

INSPIRATION

Beauty Mark | Juicy Lip

Sarah Ruby

05.19.2014

Nothing says Summer like a freshly bitten juicy lip! Our girl Danielle Cirilli shows us how to get the brightest and boldest lips that can take the heat.

FASHION

The Art of Style | Bianca Bailey

Sarah Ruby

05.15.2014

Big things come in small packages--in this case, it's big style and even bigger platform heels. Bianca Bailey, Market Editor at Paper Mag, is styling the TRUANNT for Summer, keeping hemlines to a minimum, and style to a maximum.

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#MADDABOUTSUMMER

Sarah Ruby

05.14.2014

Getting out of town this summer? Tag your pics with #maddaboutsummer and show us where you’re taking your fave Steve Madden shoes!

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Trending | Black and White

Sarah Ruby

05.09.2014

Step up your Spring shoe game with these black and white sandals and slip-ons; They’re sure to make any outfit pop. Go ahead, get graphic with it!

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Beauty Mark | Au Naturale

Sarah Ruby

05.08.2014

It’s Summertime, the livin’ is easy, and the last thing you want is a fussy beauty regimen to kill your vibe. Our girl Danielle Cirilli shows us how to take the easy way out, creating a look of natural hair and dewy makeup to hold up on the hottest of summer days.

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Steve Madden Music presents Iggy Azalea

Piera Pizzo

05.05.2014

Last night, we celebrated our final show of the Spring Steve Madden Music Series at The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn with "The New Classic" herself, Iggy Azalea.

FASHION

Shop Girl | Mayam Lillard

Sarah Ruby

05.01.2014

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: Steve Madden has THE greatest employees. We got to know Retail Associate Mayam Lillard, of our sunny CA store, and had her style our hottest Spring shoes.

FASHION

Fashion Edit | Black and White

Lauren Rosenfeld

04.30.2014

Black, white, and spots all over! Stand out neutrals add the perfect balance to this season’s playful prints, eye-catching graphics, and soft summer hues. Check out how we styled this timeless go-to trend!

INSPIRATION

"Water Fountains" by Tune-Yards

Sarah Ruby

04.29.2014

We heard tUnE-yArDs’ "Water Fountain" last week, and just when we thought the track couldn’t get any better, there’s a trippy video to go with it.

INSPIRATION

Trending | Color Pop

Sarah Ruby

04.28.2014

This Spring, amp up your outfits with a punchy pop of color! From sandals, to booties, sneakers to pumps, the possibilities are endless!

FASHION

The Art of Style | Sydney Reising

Lauren Rosenfeld

04.25.2014

At only 25 years old, Sydney Reising has perfected the art of the hustle. The Cincinnati native has built her network from the ground up, and is now a fully flourished NYC P.R. Girl(she's the driving force behind Sydney Reising Creative)—she also knows how to throw one hell of a party. Take a look at how Sydney and her pup Ruby style the TMADRID heel!

FASHION

Fashion Edit | Pop of Color

Lauren Rosenfeld

04.24.2014

Put some pep in your step and spring forward with a punchy pop of color! We have some tips on how to wear this season’s hottest hues.

FASHION

Festival Diaries | #SMOOTDs

Sarah Ruby

04.23.2014

Coachella is finally over (insert crying cat emoji). Here is a wrap-up some of our favorite #SMOOTDs from the festival!

INSPIRATION

Track Tuesday | Festival Diaries

Bel Downie

04.22.2014

I'd forgotten that anything goes when ninety thousand people congregate in the middle of the desert to share in the love that is our favourite music festival, Coachella.

INSPIRATION

Festival Diaries | Laura Harrier

Laura Harrier

04.21.2014

I landed at LAX full of excitement, bad airport food, and seasonal depression, desperately needing a weekend in the sun. My bestie Caitlin picked me

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SM Festival Survival Kit Giveaway

Natasha Nuñez

04.18.2014

We're giving away Steve Madden Festival Survival Kits all week long! Tag your pics with #FESTIVALDIARIES #STEVEMADDEN and show us how you're getting ready for Festival Weekend 2 for a chance to score some of our favorite goodies

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Festival Diaries | DIY Sunnies

Sarah Ruby

04.17.2014

There are some desert essentials everyone knows are a festival weekend necessity: High-waist shorts, cute but comfy booties, and flower-embellished accessories. We took it upon ourselves to jazz up our fave Steve Madden sunnies with feathers, flowers and gems, to get us ready to brave the desert sun all weekend.

FASHION

Festival Diaries | #SMOOTDs

Sarah Ruby

04.15.2014

It was a whirlwind of a weekend in Coachella Valley. Check out some of our favorite #SMOOTDs from weekend one of the festival!

INSPIRATION

Track Tuesday | Festival Diaries

Natasha Nuñez

04.15.2014

Alas! Weekend 1 of our favorite Festival left as quickly as it came. In case you didn’t make it out to Palm Springs- we’re recapping our favorite sets, looks, and everything in-between!

INSPIRATION

Festival Diaries | Day 3

Angela Pham

04.14.2014

It was bittersweet, arriving at Sunday, because it was the first day I wouldn't be working, but the last day for me to experience the festival. I

INSPIRATION

Festival Diaries | Day 2

Angela Pham

04.13.2014

Saturday was the day I'd been bracing myself for, the most hectic and busy days in terms of work and shooting. Considering my outfit that AM, I was

INSPIRATION

Festival Diaries | Day 1

Angela Pham

04.12.2014

I was lazily awoken by the desert sun streaming through my large windows and the aroma of the delicious foods being prepared for the Steve Madden X

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Festival Diaries | Welcome to Palm Springs

Angela Pham

04.11.2014

I never got to experience the poolside raucousness that is Spring Break, so imagine my glee when the Steve Madden team approached me about bunking at

INSPIRATION

Trending | Festival Footwear

Sarah Ruby

04.10.2014

It's finally here! The weekend we've been dreaming of all year--Coachella! And that means tons of parties, dancing, and photo ops, all of which require the perfect shoe to complete your look! We've picked the best of the best to keep you covered from desert dancing to party hopping all night long!

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Beauty Mark | Festival Edition

Sarah Ruby

04.09.2014

Before you venture out into the desert heat to enjoy the festival fun, we've got some hair and makeup tips to make sure you're looking your best all weekend long!

INSPIRATION

Track Tuesday | Festival Edition

Sarah Ruby

04.08.2014

We’re in full festival mode, here at Steve Madden! But before we get on the plane to sunny Palm Springs, we’re going through our music libraries and making sure we’re brushing up on all of the acts that will be hitting the stage this weekend.

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#festivaldiaries

Khalym Schell

04.07.2014

We want to see your Palm Springs perfect looks! Tag your Festival #SMOOTDs using #FESTIVALDIARIES for a chance to be featured on our website and win a Steve Madden Festival survival kit! See you in Palm Springs!

FASHION

Shop Girl | Gisell Gutierrez

Sarah Ruby

04.04.2014

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: Steve Madden has THE greatest employees. We got to know Retail Associate Gisell Gutierrez, of our NYC Canal St. store, and had her style our hottest Spring shoes.

FASHION

In The Bag | Festival Diaries

Natasha Nuñez

04.02.2014

If you’re heading to Palm Springs, we have the ultimate music Festival packing tips to keep you looking flawless and at ease all weekend long!

INSPIRATION

Model Citizen | Kota

Natasha Nuñez

03.31.2014

Meet Kota: the blue-haired LA cool girl who's been all over our radar this past month.

LOOKBOOKS

Festival Diaries

Khalym Schell

03.27.2014

Shop the latest Festival Diaries lookbook and stock up on sweet sandals and cutout platforms, and enough fun fringe bags to get you through the entire festival season!

INSPIRATION

"Chamber of Reflection" by Mac DeMarco

Sarah Ruby

03.25.2014

Mac DeMarco, previously dubbed “icon of chill”, is set to release his second full-length album on April 1st. The Canadian-born musician recently moved to a cramped Bed-Stuy apartment in Brooklyn where he recorded Salad Days in its entirety.

INSPIRATION

Instafaves | #SMSTAFF

Sarah Ruby

03.21.2014

It’s no secret that we have the greatest (and best dressed) employees here at Steve Madden! Check out this week’s round up of our fave #SMSTAFF Instagrams, and which styles our staffers are loving for Spring!

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Venice Bitchin'

Khalym Schell

03.20.2014

Our Spring editorial is a total babe-fest! Models Rachel and Kota wear sky-high platforms and beach-ready SM accessories, while stirring up trouble in Venice Beach. And who better to capture the cool girls' crazy antics than notoriously cool West Coast photog Magdalena Wosinska?!

FASHION

Spring Wish List | Nadia Sarwar

Natasha Nuñez

03.19.2014

We asked some of our favorite bloggers to share their Steve Madden Wishlist and wardrobe inspiration for Spring. Check out what Nadia Sarwar of Frou Frouu is currently lusting over!

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Trending | Natural Elements

Sarah Ruby

03.18.2014

Metallic, animal, and natural--Get into these wooden heel sandals for spring! Stand tall in sky-high wooden wedges or opt-for a casual off-duty look with lower stacked-heeled sandals.

INSPIRATION

"Seasons" by Future Islands

Sarah Ruby

03.18.2014

Some songs are just destined to get stuck in your head. So is the case for Seasons. The song has an infectious beat that is reminiscent of our favorite pop-synth bands of the 80’s.

FASHION

Khalym Schell

Natasha Nuñez

03.14.2014

Khalym Schell is a master of the rock & roll uniform. SM's Digital Creative Director adds a hint of feminine flair to her classic leather jacket, vintage band  T and black skinnies with the FLSHBACK. She tops off her casual tomboy ensemble with a picture-perfect smile and a striking statement hat that puts Pharell to shame.

LOOKBOOKS

SM x Keyshia Cole Collection

Khalym Schell

03.13.2014

Steve Madden has once again teamed up with singer/songwriter Keyshia Cole to design a new limited edition shoe collection!

FASHION

Spring Wish List | Lisa Dengler

Natasha Nuñez

03.12.2014

We asked some of our favorite bloggers to share their Steve Madden Wishlist and wardrobe inspiration for Spring. Check out what Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog is currently lusting over!

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Track Tuesday | High End Times Vol. 1

Sarah Ruby

03.11.2014

High End Times Vol. 1 has been a long time in the making, so, needless to say, we’ve been eagerly awaiting its drop. DJ Brenmar stepped away from his usual rapid-fire release of edits and remixes, and, instead, took about eight months to concoct eight Brenmar original songs for the mixtape

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DJ Spotlight | Brenmar

Khalym Schell

03.10.2014

Music has always been important to Bill Salas, the man behind Brenmar, and at the age of 28, he’s managed to brand himself in the underground dance music scene from Soundcloud to clubs all around the world.

FASHION

Spring Wish List | Kristen Lam

Natasha Nuñez

03.07.2014

We asked some of our favorite bloggers to share their Steve Madden Wishlist and wardrobe inspiration for Spring. We love Kristen Lam's effortless sartorial attitude and ability to never compromise style over comfort.

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Kendall and Kylie for Madden Girl

Khalym Schell

03.05.2014

We got a little crazy and threw a house party in celebration of our upcoming collaboration with Kendall and Kylie Jenner for Madden girl.

INSPIRATION

In Her Closet | Daianara Amalfitano

Sarah Ruby

03.04.2014

Daianara Amalfitano, longtime employee here at Steve Madden, has grown from a blue-haired 90’s kid into a sophisticated woman, while still retaining a bit of eclectic edge. Our President of Specialty Brands let us into her gorgeous DUMBO apartment and her closet, which satiates all of our fashion dreams.

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Girl Crush | Sandy Kim and Niki Takesh

Natasha Nuñez

03.03.2014

On a sunny, Golden Coast afternoon, SM Mag caught up with IT-photographer Sandy Kim and fashion’s sweetheart Niki Takesh. The native West Coast babes and I reminisced about everyone’s favorite decade… the nineties of course!

FASHION

Spring Wish List | Hana May

Natasha Nuñez

02.20.2014

NYC cool girl Hana May is giving us the deets on her Spring must-haves. Spoiler alert: expect to see 90's sporty styles and sneakers all day,

FASHION

Style Crush | Chiara Ferragni

Natasha Nuñez

02.07.2014

International blogger extraordinaire Chiara Ferragni and Steve Madden paired up this season to design an effortlessly chic collection tailored for ‘round-the-clock wear. Chiara, better known as The Blonde Salad, incorporated sexy stiletto cut-outs, peep-toe booties, and lux slip-on sneakers to create a picture-perfect collection for the girl on-the-go.

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Model Citizen | Sam York

Natasha Nuñez

02.06.2014

Model Sam York made her move to the big apple three years ago after being scouted in her hometown. The Southern sweetheart struck our fancy in Shooting Star as she strutted down the streets of New York City wearing candy colored wigs and sky-high sparkly heels.

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How To: Mermaid Colored Extensions

Natasha Nuñez

01.13.2014

MIA, Lady Gaga, Sky Ferreira, and countless fashionistas rely on Aura Friedman for the royal crown treatment. Aura is an artist- the notorious stylist transforms each of her clients into a rich, vibrant canvas even Pablo Picaaso would envy. We asked the color expert to help us achieve fuss-free mermaid highlights in the comfort of our very own home.

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Shooting Star

Khalym Schell

01.09.2014

Rave. Sleep. Repeat. Club kid culture sparkles and shines in all it's glory in our holiday editorial, Shooting Star. Brooklyn photographer Sandy Kim captures the shooting star between parities, while she's walking home in the highest platforms and sparkliest party heels of the season.

INSPIRATION

The Art of Style| Brandee Brown

Natasha Nuñez

01.08.2014

We asked filmmaker, photographer, muse, and all around cool girl Brandee Brown to style one of this season’s favorite sandals- the BOUNDREE. Brandee showed off her laidback fashion sensibility by combining our comfy classic with wardrobe basics like denim, leather, and the perfect vintage t-shirt.

INSPIRATION

Real Talk | Rules of the Velvet Rope

Lauren Rosenfeld

12.30.2013

In a city where everyone wears their “holier than thou” ego on their sleeve, nothing cuts you down to size faster than being denied entrance to the newest, hottest spot. Door girl Nicollette Santos has some wise words for those who think they are above the law of the velvet rope. Read and take notes.

INSPIRATION

In Her Closet | Lauren Rosenfeld

Khalym Schell

12.26.2013

We’ve always admired SM’s Internet Merchandiser, Lauren Rosenfeld’s, style around the hall. The office sweetie pie and sometimes stand in model takes us through her closet to show off her effortlessly cool style and favorite pieces of the season.

INSPIRATION

Style Crush | Danielle Mahoney

Sarah Ruby

12.23.2013

It’s nearly impossible to not take notice of Danielle Mahoney, the Oklahoma native who was born to stand out. The self-proclaimed “biologically female drag queen” is all about drama, as evidenced by her affinity for sparkle, vintage clothing, and creating her costumes to suit her everyday fabulousness.

FASHION

Kristen of Kristenglam #SMOOTD

Sarah Ruby

12.06.2013

Kristen, the voice behind Kristenglam blog, styled a cozy SMOOTD for cold weather wear. The classic beauty paired the ECENTRIC leopard slip-ons with a big tweedy coat and minimal black basics. Perfection!

FASHION

Style Crush | Cara Loren

Sarah Ruby

10.28.2013

It was love at first sight, when we laid eyes on Cara Loren, the blonde beauty behind her self-titled blog. We got the scoop on her fashion inspirations, off-duty activities, and favorite tunes currently on heavy rotation.

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