INSPIRATION

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

INSPIRATION

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

Festival Diaries | Track Tuesday

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

FASHION

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!

INSPIRATION

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.

INSPIRATION

#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!

LOOKBOOKS

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!

INSPIRATION

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.

INSPIRATION

#SMx Keyshia Sweepstakes

Khalym Schell

03.17.2014

Steve Madden has once again teamed up with singer/songwriter Keyshia Cole to design a new limited edition shoe collection! Enter for your chance to win shoes from the new Steve Madden x Keyshia Cole collection and an autographed photo!

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!

INSPIRATION

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

INSPIRATION

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.

LOOKBOOKS

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.

INSPIRATION

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.

INSPIRATION

In The Bag | 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.

INSPIRATION

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.

LOOKBOOKS

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

Style Game | 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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