Steph Curry Commits To Inclusivity of Women In Sneaker Culture After Letter From 9-Year-Old Fan

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Steph Curry has made a commitment to be inclusive of women in the sneaker culture following a letter written by a 9-year-old fan. Riley Morrison expressed her frustration to the Golden State Warriors’ point guard regarding the lack of Curry 5 sneakers in the “Girls” section of the Under Armour website.

Dear Steph Curry,

My name is Riley (just like your daughter). I’m 9-years-old from Napa, California. I am a big fan of yours. I enjoy going to Warriors games with my dad. I asked my dad to buy me the new Curry 5’s, because I’m starting a new basketball season. My dad and I visited the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5’s for sale under the Girls section. However, they did have them for sale under the boys section, even to customize. I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.

Sincerely,
Riley Morrison

In his response to Riley, Steph Curry mentioned that he’d spent the last couple of days speaking with Under Armour about how they can correct the issue.

“I appreciate your concern and have spent the last couple of days talking to Under Armour about how we can fix the issue,” Curry writes. “Unfortunately, we have labeled smaller sizes as “boys” on the website. We are correcting this now! I want to make sure you can wear my kicks proudly – so I am going to send you a pair of Curry 5’s now and you’ll be one of the first kids to get the Curry 6.”

Steph followed through with his promise to the 9-year-old basketball player as the video below shows her opening the Curry 5 and Curry 6 sneakers on Christmas morning. In his letter to Riley, Curry also revealed that “something special” is in the works for International Women’s Day on March 8th.

BET caught up with the NBA star, who spoke on how he found out about Riley’s letter and why it was important to him to address her concerns.

“I woke up on a random Tuesday and got about 10 to 12 text messages from family and friends who had saw the letter on social media cause I hadn’t seen it on Twitter,” he said. “And they were making sure that I was aware and read the letter about her experience trying to find he Curry 5’s. I wanted to respond immediately, because I felt a certain type of way and was disappointed and knew I had to address it, but what I didn’t want to do was over promise and under deliver in terms of what we could do about the issue, so I called my team that afternoon and was like, ‘What can we do about this?’”

He continued:

“We called Under Armour and the team internally there to figure out what we could actually do to make a difference for the girls in Riley’s situation who were going onto the website and looking in the Girls section and can’t find the product. It took two days to really plan out how we could address it, and once we realized what we could do about it, since she put a lot of time in writing that letter to me, I wanted to write her one back. So I did it on the bus to Toronto when we played the Raptors to make sure she knew that we were taking this serious and that she should expect some kicks coming her way for making us better and helping us out with something we needed to address.”

For the Curry 6’s “Christmas in the Town” colorway kicks, Steph enlisted the help of youth from Oakland-based Fly Boys Couture Club (FBCC) Kids, a class dedicated to teaching children aspiring to join the world of sneaker fashion and design. As a man of his word, the Curry 6’s are now sold in the “Girls” section of the Under Armour website but are SOLD OUT. You will also find the Curry 5’s.

Be on the lookout for Steph Curry’s Fox Theater ($130) sneaker dropping Jan 4th on Underarmour.com.

Fashion Spotlight: Renata Eileena Custom Shoes

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Women love a few things and one of those things are SHOES!

As designers have just  stormed runways with their  new spring/summer 2015  shoes designs, fashionistas are left determining which shoes will compliment their outfits best! Will it be the Valentino studded shoe, will it be the new Christian Louboutin pump or an edgy Sophia Webster design. While all these shoes are head turners, nothing turn heads like a shoe no one has. Yes, a shoe made just for you!  Now you ask, where can I get a custom shoe that is of good quality, match my personality, not too  over the edge, but still sets the trend…. my answer is Renata Eileena Custom shoes!

 

“Renata Eileena is a Philadelphia native whose love for fashion and creativity started at a young age, and blossomed as an adult. At an early age Renata would make bold fashion statements, mixed with bright colors and LOTS of style.

The passionate designer would go on to pursue fashion and also to be featured on VH1’s Lala’s fullcourt life for all things inspirational. RenataEileena is a teacher, motivator designer and founder of RenataEileena LLC.

Our goal is to create custom pieces for the BOLD, FEARLESS and CREATIVE woman. It’s not every day that we have the confidence to walk outside in the most show stopping shoes. While turning heads is the goal, Renata Eileena’s unique pieces speak one word…CONFIDENCE! Renata Eileenas shoes are for those women who are confident enough to be the show stopper and the topic of discussion!! We ALL have to buy shoes why not buy custom ones that are sure to NEVER be seen on anyone else’s feet. Unique and BOLD trendsetting is what Renata Eileena Custom shoes represent. Be BOLD, Be UNIQUE, Be Different.”

Check out Renata Eileena:

Web: http://www.renataeileena.com

IG: Renataeileenashoes

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Liza Love: Shoes for the Woman on the Go!

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It is no secret that today’s women are juggling multiple roles. Whether its being a mother, friend, wife/girlfriend, businesswoman or even finding balance between career moves, we are constantly on the go.

Inspired by the courage and independence of women, Liza Love established Liza Love LLC Shoe Company. Being in the corporate health care business, Love knew first hand how hard it was to work all day, grab a cocktail with the girls and make it home for dinner comfortably. Love sorted out to create a line of shoes that one can wear from the office, to an after work spot and ultimately  to dinner without  aches and pains.

Liza Love, LLC was established in 2012 with an online shopping stylist suggesting shoe styles based on business dress codes. Liza Love believes the way you step into your position can play a big role in your professional career. Liza Love is a classic and sophisticated brand for professional women. The Liza Love brand produces inspiring collections for women looking to step into a power position. It will allow you to take charge of your life and step into success with style and confidence without compromising sophistication.

VISIT: Liza Love, LLC

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Emily B’s Shoeline Hits the Net

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Celebrity Stylist and former Love and Hip Hop New York cast member has added shoe designer to her resume. Emily B sent her instagram viewers in frenzy as she gave doses of her shoe line in the past weeks. Since then,  shoe lovers  like myself,  have been anxiously awaiting for the arrival of the shoe line for purchase.  While Emily has not made a big announcement that the shoes has hit stores, I have been in lust over the gold chain bootie “Lyndy,” and found them online retailing for $279.00

Lyndy is described as:

“Sleek pointed-toe By EmilyB Collection boots constructed in suede and gold chains. An inset zip closes in the Back, and a polished accent frames the heel. Stacked heel and leather sole.”

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Civil’s Shoe of the Week: Louboutin’s Leopard Satin Pump

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While colors, prints and mix matching are on trend this season, not every gal opts for it. Some fashionistas are simple, solid color gals. This week’s shoe of the week enables our simple and solid fashionistas to stay in their comfort zone, while still having a pop of print to their look.

LiveCivil present Christian Louboutins’s Iriza 100 leopard-print satin pumps at the shoe of the week.

Net-A-Porter describes the $625.00 shoe as having:

“Heel measures approximately 100mm/ 4 inches. Christian Louboutin’s ‘Iriza 100’ pumps are crafted from leopard-print matte-satin with a smooth leather interior. Make the pattern and signature red soles pop with black pants.”-Netaporter.com

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Civil’s Shoe of the Week: Dwaydien

Civil’s shoe of the week features Aldo’s Dwaydien. The high heeled, ankle strap shoe is offered at the affordable price of $90.00 and is offered in black and dark gray. The structure of the shoe enables fashionistas wear the shoe to a casual or formal event.

Aldo’s website describes Dwaydien as:

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It’s easy to fall for this fashionable high heel. You will always look amazing with these shoes at your feet.
– Platform pump. 
– Large ankle strap with metal ornament and buckles. 
– Back counter piece. 
– Straight heel.  “

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Shoe of the Week: Givenchy Shark Lock suede wedge ankle boots

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Ladies, how many of you love to look fab but HATE the pain and agony of wearing heels?  Luckily for us fabulous ladies, there are wedges! Wedges are a great shoe that is able to add glamour and comfort to a look.   This week’s shoe of the week features the Givenchy Shark Lock suede wedge.

Net-a-Porter.com details of the wedge include:

“Heel measures approximately 110mm/ 4.5 inches. Soft black suede Shark Lock wedge ankle boots.”

This wedge creation from Givenchy give wedges  a touch of class and elegance. The shoe can be worn with your favorite jeans or comfy sweater dress.

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Louboutin Introduces Nude Pump Line

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The perfect nude pump is  A MUST for any fashionista!  Nonetheless, as  a woman of color, it is extremely hard to find a pump that matches my skin tone. Pumps are either too light, too dark but never just right.

Thanks to Christian Louboutin, the headache of finding the perfect nude pump may be over. Huffingtonpost.com shared,

 “As Kate Middleton taught us with her now-iconic L.K. Bennett pumps, nude high heels work wonders to elongate a woman’s leg.

That is, of course, if the “nude” high heel is the exact same color of the woman’s skin. Which it rarely is.

Cue Christian Louboutin. Launched last month, the shoe designer’s new collection is called The Nudes, and it includes five different shades of potential “nude” colors, from fair to dark. To choose your color, there’s even an app called Louboutin Shades that photographs your foot and matches your skin tone to one of the five shoe shades.

As Louboutin describes on his website, “The shoes disappear like magic and become a fluid extension of the woman’s legs, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette.”

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Head over to Christian Louboutin to check it out!

Civil’s Shoe of the Week: “Piarry”

For you gals who love to show leg, this week’s shoe of the week is for you! “Piarry” is a thigh high lace up boot made by ZiGiny.

Bakers shoe site describes the boot as:

 “Piarry features a Thigh High length shaft with adjustable lace-up detail. Leather Sole with Suede Upper for the Solid colors, Boot offers a Zippered Closure on the back”

This boot is a great add for your summer to fall transition. The boot can be worn with a skirt/dress or your favorite jeans or leggings.

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LIVECIVIL’S Shoe of the Week: TRIPPLEE

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 There is no better way to convert your shoe fashions from the Spring/Summer to the Winter/Fall than with the perfect bootie! LIVECIVIL’S shoe of the week features Steve Madden’s TRIPPLEE bootie. The bootie is true to its name, “TRIPPLEE,” as it features three cut sections of the bootie. The bootie is comes in grey, burgundy and black. This hot fall fashion shoe retails at $129.95

Steve Madden describes the bootie as:

 

Tie your look together in this TRIPPLEE wide strap beauty. Complete with a modern back zip closure, sky-high heel, and cutout design, she’s the perfect pair for social season!  Just think how hot she will look with your sexy black dress.

•5 inch heel

•Suede upper

•Man-made sole

•Man-made lining

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Shoe of the Week: Zara Leather Snake Ankle Boot

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Ladies, if you dare to walk on the wild side, then Zara’s Leather Snake Ankle Boot is for you!  The multi-colored ( red, blue, white and black) snakeskin boot includes a lace up detail, open toe and back zipper for closure. This boot is the perfect shoe  to pair with a solid color outfit.  The consumer friendly shoe retails for $119.00 in Zara Stores and Zara Website.

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Remember ladies, if your shoe is loud, your outfit should be simple. A loud outfit and shoe can potentially spoil the overall look.

 

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Shoe of the Week: Fendi Cuffed Suede Pumps

For this week’s shoe of the week, LiveCivil’s fashion writer, Sable Tempest, has went with the Fendi Cuffed Suede Pump. The shoe has a gold ankle cuff and pointed toe. The sexiness and boldiness of the shoe will be a great finish to an eye catching look or a simple outfit. Essentially, fashionistas can dress up or down with the shoe and still be the main attraction.

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You can purchase the shoe at: Fendi Cuffed Suede Pump