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Christian Siriano for Payless Collection

  • The Cut has a preview of the upcoming Christian Siriano for Payless collection...which begs the question: Fierce or tranny?

  • Make a statement: The Frisky finds 9 bold bib necklaces under $100 (some as little as $8!).

  • Just in time for spring break, College Candy ranks the best swimsuits to flaunt your assets.

  • Nitrolicious has first look photos of Felix Rey for Target accessories collection and Miss Trish of Capri for Target shoes. As a Connecticut resident, I'm obligated to love both nautical-inspired collections.

  • FabSugar has photos of the Converse for Target Spring '09 collection. Converse often goes unnoticed because of the GO collections but they've really begun to impress me with their urban, edgy, wearable clothing.

  • 55 Style Street reports that Michelle Obama is pretty in pink in a guipure lace kimono dress by Tracy Reese on the latest cover of People.

I think they're fierce, if worn right. I'll probably pick up a pair.
#1 crystalcorrin on 2009-02-28 09:07 (Reply)
Christian said something really stupid about the Rihanna thing (like she did something to deserve it) so makes me not want to buy anything from that silly little boy :-)
#2 real style real people (Homepage) on 2009-02-28 09:20 (Reply)
Those shoes are fierce! And I absolutely love Christian! I especially like the blue ones, so hot!
#3 Peaches on 2009-02-28 10:35 (Reply)
The blue ones are nice but I feel like the choco brown color is so fall...not spring. The spikey heels look like murder weapons!
#4 Chrissy on 2009-02-28 11:07 (Reply)
the first, third, and fifth pair look a bit tranny to me... but I like the even numbered ones, but the heel might be a little tall for me.
#5 Justine on 2009-02-28 16:11 (Reply)
I didn't really like any of them. They don't fit my lifestyle, and even on a night out, I couldn't see myself wearing them.

They also feel way too Christian Louboutin for Rodarte for my liking.
#6 Joann on 2009-02-28 17:17 (Reply)
I'm on the fence about these - I like the green pair, but the others aren't grabbing me.
#7 Down Comforter (Homepage) on 2009-02-28 17:19 (Reply)
I swear when I heard Christian was designing a line for Payless I was sure I'd die on the spot before I even had to suffer though waiting.

Now looking at the finished's not tranny...but it's not exciting either.

I think it is the chocolate brown color, it throws it off. It's spring, you can almost guarantee women are longing for bright bold colors and pattens. To be presented with this rich chocolate shade...boring. Granted it's always winter SOMEWHERE still the addition of boots in the set seemed odd. I think he would have been better off sticking with black THEN it would have really been fierce.

I like the turquoise shoe best but the heel seems so clunky and awkward. Major bummer for me. I'm all for Dominatrix chic but's Payless I also expect it to be accessible with just a touch of wild.
#8 Riana on 2009-03-01 01:28 (Reply)
Those shoes are hideous. I can't believe anyone would even consider wearing them. If you really like them, wait a couple months after they come out - I'm sure they'll be headed to the clearance section at Payless.
#9 Carrie on 2009-03-01 20:52 (Reply)
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