Houston Gets a Little More Fierce: Christian Siriano Coming to Payless November 3

What could possibly be better than Christian Siriano releasing a new line of shoes and accessories for Payless? How about an in-store event at the Houston Galleria on November 3! The "Strike a Pose" event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and gives fans the opportunity to strike a pose and get their photo taken with the season four Project Runway-winning (and fan favorite) designer.

The in-store event celebrates the expansion of Siriano's work for Payless, including a new second line. "Christian Siriano for Payless" includes six shoe styles at affordable price points: ballet flats, dress pumps, strappy dress sandals, oxfords and ankle boots. The designer's pieces start at $23, and the affordable price point makes Siriano's popular aesthetic widely accessible to budget-conscious fashionistas. "I think shoes and bags are the easiest ways to refresh a wardrobe, and getting a chic new handbag for $23 to coordinate with your $40 ballet flats is an amazing value any fashion lover can appreciate," says Siriano of his new line.

The new line creates a luxe look for less with beautiful finishing details: faux suede, leather and patent materials in classic neutrals (think deep black, soft gray and chocolate brown); distinctive, shiny piping, gold hardware and metal studs; on-trend styles including booties, caged sandals and buckle straps.

Also in stores now is the runway-inspired "Christian Siriano for Payless Gold" line, with looks inspired by the designer's Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week runway show at Lincoln Center. The "capsule collection" is comprised of six shoe styles and two handbags; designed for "high impact," these styles coordinate with Siriano's ready-to-wear apparel. The Payless Gold line includes a pump with a hidden platform, a "shootie" shoe/bootie combo, and dressy flats, as well as a tote and a clutch to take you from day to night.

You can view Christian Siriano designs for Payless online.

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