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SOAK SHOUT OUT! Slip Into These Sleek Slides & Flip-Off Those Flip-Flops Forever!

GOSSIP GIRL BFF & NY handbag designer MICHELLE VALE is launching the shoe every woman is pining for this summer. SOAK was founded in 2014 with former Fashion Editor ELENA CORSANO to create a stylish alternative for what-to-slip-on when the stilettos slide off!

SOAKs are perfectly practical. They’ll get you to yoga and out for brunch in comfort and style while chic enough to work in, paired with a pencil skirt, a blouse and blazer. They’re sleek and innovative slides, created with custom technology, actual arch support for work/play footwear featuring eco-friendly comfort, and non-ironic vegan style! Designed here in New York City and crafted in Kennebunk, Maine, SOAK sandals are leading the way for SOAK rain boots, flats, eyewear and more — for the best of both worlds.

GIVE SOAK A KICK! Get a pair of SOAK sandals from the very first production run and receive them — in the color selection of your choice — along with a durable carry pouch! The SOAK KICKSTART CAMPAIGN is in the home stretch so you’ll have to be quick! With a week to go they’ve gathered $20,000 and parted with 300 pairs already — just to show you how much the ladies are loving them!

FASHION 411: Have you seen Michelle’s hot new Balancé Totes?michelle-vale-totes-hot-pink-beige-red-python

Slide into a pair of SOAKs and with one of Michelle’s new Balancé Totes on your arm you’ll be Totes Chic head-to-toe! Check out the Balancé Leather Tote in Perforated Nude, the Balancé Linen Tote in Hot Pink, or the Balancé Custom Python Crimson Red Tote with Steel Grey.

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Summer holiday style inspired by the one & only Blair Waldorf—
Keep your style crisp year round with a classic combination.

Slide05RED, WHITE AND BLAIR! Season 1 Ep 18 “Much ‘I Do’ About Nothing” As the episode concludes Blair is packing for a summer getaway with Chuck Bass. Dress is vintage by Enza’s on Second Ave in NYC. Bag by Luis Vuitton, YSL shoes. See this pin and my other boards on Pinterest!

Slide06RED, WHITE AND BLAIR! Season 2 Ep 4 “The Ex-Files” As the episode progresses Blair feels Serena is increasingly replacing her as Queen of Constance. See this pin and my other boards on Pinterest!

Slide07RED, WHITE AND BLAIR! Season 3 Ep 2 “The Freshman” begins with Chuck seeing Blair off to move into her dorm at NYU. She is in full Blair mode in this Victoria Beckham peplum dress and white accessories. See this pin and my other boards on Pinterest!

Slide08RED, WHITE AND BLAIR! Season 3 Ep 22 “Last Tango, Then Paris” In the final scenes of Season 3, Blair wears this boat print, nautical theme blouse and red pencil skirt with matching D&G pumps as she packs (and convinces Serena to join her) in Paris for the summer! Bon Voyage! See this pin and my other boards on Pinterest!

RED, WHITE AND BLAIR! Leighton Meester was spotted (in real life!) headed to Sirius XM Radio in New York City wearing Giambattista Valli. See this pin and my other boards on Pinterest!

RED, WHITE AND BLAIR! Last but not least, Chuck’s J.Press scarf (aka Boris) is not to be left out of our Red, White & Blair lineup! See this pin and my other boards on Pinterest!

“Costume designer Eric Daman often put Leighton Meester’s “Gossip Girl” character in red, white and blue, but, he says, he also was keenly aware of balance, which doesn’t mean even. Stars are OK, stripes are OK, and sometimes they’re even OK together, but it’s easier to wade into overkill territory that way.

His favorite trick is a nautical theme: It could be a blue-and-red striped bateau neck top with white jeans, or a blue-and-white striped rugby with washed-out red chino shorts. “It’s a very Nantucket way to do it,” says Daman, a style adviser to retailer Century 21. A navy blazer, red tank and white pants offer a slightly dressier look.

And then he kicks it up with accessories, maybe red shoes or red bag, but…” (read more at

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