Alison & Alison

When I started thinking of bloggers with whom I wanted to work on our pop-up shop, I immediately thought of the ladies behind DC Celine and Wardrobe Oxygen. When I discovered that they are both named Alison (with one L), it seemed like fate. Both of them began blogging about seven years ago, back when blogging was still a very new concept. Through the years, their blogs have changed, their lives have changed, they have changed…but they remain stylish and have retained their sense of humor about both blogging and style. Proof. More proof.

(Alison and Alison are in the leopard and ethnic print dresses.)

Not only have they helped us get the word out about the pop-up shop, but they visited the store last week to pick out shoes to wear to the event. Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen selected the ever-stylish Pour la Victoire animal-print Mary Jane pumps while Alison of DC Celine selected the oh-so-cool Bettye Muller navy oxford booties. We all helped convince Elizabeth that she needed the Elizabeth & James wedges. Following our selections, we enjoyed drinks, eats and good conversation at Grape & Bean because, well, it’s good and it’s a block away.

Thank you in advance to all of those who are planning on coming to the pop-up shop this weekend. If you can make it to our opening night party, you will have the chance to meet the lovely Alisons and to see the wish lists they’ve created. Whether you can make it or not, the process of planning The Shoe Hive’s first pop-up shop has been made all the better thanks to your encouragement and support. Happy shopping!

This little piggy went to market…

If you don’t follow us on Twitter (@TheShoeHive), then you missed the behind-the-scenes pictures Elizabeth posted throughout her trip to market in New York with Lyndsay. We didn’t want you to feel too left out though, so here’s a recap:

Packing light. Vogue Best Dressed = train reading material! Other necessities: Ilux sweater. Tory Burch over-the-knee boots. Vince cashmere. Running clothes just in case. Elizabeth Cotton pajamas are a must.

Packed and ready to go. Over-the-knee Tory Burch boots won’t fit. Will have to wear them. New York, here I come.

Texting and typing. Just call me Superwoman.

It was a very productive train ride.

First stop: Michael Kors.

Meeting all the Michael Kors newbies.

Can’t go wrong with the Vail in nude or black.

I’m not so sure.

This is more my speed.

Meet Zay, our driver.

Obviously. Can’t miss Tor Tor.

Best showroom bathrooms. Because you know you’re curious.

The Steve Madden showroom, where we buy Supergas and Elizabeth & James.

New favorite line: Aerin, as in Aerin Lauder. Coming soon to The Shoe Hive!

Sugar break at Sam Edelman.

Serpent on Bulgari. #holidaywindowonfifth

Kate Spade’s 20th anniversary this year.

Another Kate Spade shot.

And that’s about it, folks! We traveled to New York on Wednesday and returned on Thursday. A quick trip but it was very successful! Hope you enjoy everything we chose!