Growing up in Connecticut, I've seen my share of smoking slippers. So when the classic style came into fashion this season, I knew I'd have to break with tradition to make it my own. Far from the conservative loafer I was accustomed to seeing in the preppiest sets, Giuseppe Zanotti
's blue velvet flats are embellished with beaded Swarovski crystal tassels. Clearly these are not my mother's (or father's) smoking slippers!
$750; at giuseppezanottidesign.com
Randy Miller, Associate Editor