TopShop; our favorite fashion haunt from across the pond is always on the cusp of what's fresh, fun and new! They definitely don't disappoint with their latest shoe, the Asher Lace-Up Wedge, either!How do I begin to describe this fabulous example of stylish footwear? Well, it is the perfect marriage between a sneaker and a hiking boot. In a camel colored waxy suede with three straps and brass buckles that reach across the toe and ankle as well as a 4 inch platform, this is not your average desert boot ... or sneaker, for that matter! Hitting so many major trends for the Fall 2010 season including the color camel, military looks and high heel hiking boots, the Asher Lace-Up Wedge is a must-have for your Fall wardrobe. Wear it with skinny cargos or jeans for a sexy military look or even flirty feminine floral dresses for a tough girl twist. Pair it with thick tights and pleated minis for a back-to-school head-turner and even shorts and a boyfriend blazer. The options are endless, but whichever you choose, you'll be walking tall in these wedges! And at $80, they're a serious steal too!Where To Buy: TopshopPrice: $80Who: MeliMeli was the first to add the 'Asher Lace-Up Wedge' to the Hive.
Browsing about the summer 2010 Bantu swimwear collection, it's easy to fall in love with the bright, fun pieces and look right past their true cause. As fashionable as it is, the Bantu collection and philosophy bats not an ignorant, but a conscientious eye at the third-world state of their beloved continent to illuminate it in the social spotlight. Now that Africa has a heightened sense of popularity drawn about it for hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Bantu gives us one more great reason to turn our minds to the seasoned land of the Sahara. The attractive beachwear is really a campaign to attract tourism to Africa's coastal beauty. Bantu, also an African language, people, and culture, uses its namesake to help define Africa (which has been stripped of many of its natural resources throughout the course of history) through it's own form of haute couture. Instead of the traditional tailoring of clothing you'd find other places, Bantu bases its beachwear with culturally-African wax cloth, allowing them to really beat a rhythm that rings their nationalism loud and clear. Check out this slideshow for some steamy, socially-advocating Bantu swimwear samples!