Style File: March 19th

Catwalks down the spring runway saw the hybrid of the ultra-strapped sandal meets stiletto: the gladiator sandal. Frontrunner in this trend is Gucci, recently dressing the famous footsteps of public style maven, Sarah Jessica Parker. It dons a woven, madras style ballerina toe, power ankle wrap and dainty gold detail on a striking heel; accents so cunning, they’re fit for a Roman god! The perfect embodiment of today’s power woman, this shoe kicks dainty kitten heels out of the limelight with avant-garde design and feminine curves.

Pucker up, ladies! Compliment your gladiator sandal with the power pout: strong, bold color exalting spring’s flirty denominations of fuchsia and petal pink. As seen on spring faces at the Narcisco Rodriguez show, models strutted mouthy attitudes of the innocent femme fatale. In-your-face color teams up with a muted matte finish to polish this look du jour. Pair the girlie look with played-down eyes, sweeping sheer golds or nudes across the entire lid; avoid detail and precision, apply softly over and around, framing the eye with a glow. Pay lip service to your own runway look by taking a bold hue and blotting immediately after with a tissue. The result: pretty in pink.