Taylor Swift’s Calm Down Shoes and Feud With Scooter Braun

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Taylor Swift cannot seem to catch a break. After being in the news last month for her somewhat heavy promotion of pride month including her controversial music video “Calm Down”, she’s in the headlines yet again for her online feud with talent executive Scooter Braun.

Here’s a quick recap of the ongoing dilemma.

Taylor is no stranger to drama and celebrity fights, so we know she’ll beat this like a champ. It was last month’s controversy, however, that was new for the pop star. It seemed like her only agenda in June was to support pride month.

Critics were quick to question her motives after the release of her latest video “Calm Down”. It started with an Instagram post on June 1, where she shared a long message about the Equality Act in the country.


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🌈HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!!🌈 While we have so much to celebrate, we also have a great distance to go before everyone in this country is truly treated equally. In excellent recent news, the House has passed the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations. The next step is that the bill will go before the Senate. I’ve decided to kick off Pride Month by writing a letter to one of my senators to explain how strongly I feel that the Equality Act should be passed. I urge you to write to your senators too. I’ll be looking for your letters by searching the hashtag #lettertomysenator. While there’s no information yet as to when the Equality Act will go before the Senate for a vote, we do know this: Politicians need votes to stay in office. Votes come from the people. Pressure from massive amounts of people is a major way to push politicians towards positive change. That’s why I’ve created a petition at change.org to urge the Senate to support the Equality Act. Our country’s lack of protection for its own citizens ensures that LGBTQ people must live in fear that their lives could be turned upside down by an employer or landlord who is homophobic or transphobic. The fact that, legally, some people are completely at the mercy of the hatred and bigotry of others is disgusting and unacceptable. Let’s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally. 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 Click the link in my bio to sign the petition for Senate support of the Equality Act.

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The next day, the singer performed at Kiss FM iHeartRadio’s Wango Tango in head-to-toe rainbow colors, in obvious support for the LGBTQ+ community and Pride month.

She donned rainbow-colored micro-mini shorts and a yellow crop top under a rainbow-colored poncho. Even her Stella McCartney “Eclypse” sneakers ($526 at Farfetch) matched her colorful ensemble.

Taylor Swift performed at Kiss FM Wango Tango on June 2, 2019, in a head-to-toe rainbow outfitTaylor Swift performed at Kiss FM Wango Tango on June 2, 2019, in a head-to-toe rainbow outfit in support of pride month.

Stella McCartney “Eclypse” Sneakers, $526 from Farfetch

Crafted in Italy from the designer’s signature ethically-friendly faux leather, these chunky “Eclypse” sneakers adopt a multicolored palette. We can almost taste the rainbow. Featuring a ridged rubber sole, a pull tab at the rear, a lace-up front fastening and a round toe.

Stella McCartney multi colored Eclypse sneakers

Stella McCartney multi colored Eclypse sneakers

While no one can say for sure if her colorful social media feed meant to support pride month or just the release of her latest music video, we can certainly say that her footwear selection for the song definitely captivated audiences. Here’s a rundown of some of Taylor’s shoes for “Calm Down”.

1. Sophia Webster “Rosalind” Sandals, $326 at Shopbop

At the beginning of the video, we see the celeb wake from sleep in a pink satin robe from Agent Provocateur which she paired with pink tri-strap sandals from Sophia Webster.

Taylor Swift's pink tri-strap sandals in the Calm Down music videoTaylor Swift’s pink tri-strap sandals in the Calm Down music video

The “Rosalind” open-toe sandals are made with patent leather and feature 4-inch stiletto heels, buckle fastening in the ankles and color block patterns.

Sophia Webster triple strap Rosalind stiletto sandals

2. Giuseppe Zanotti “Lavinia” Platform Sandals, $238.49 at Nordstrom

Taylor quickly changed into a pastel pink Norma Kamali bikini set topped with a Vivetta Fux fur jacket finished with the sky-high Giuseppe Zanotti “Lavinia” platform sandals.

Taylor Swift's Calm Down pastel pink Norma Kamali bikini set topped with a Vivetta Fux fur jacketTaylor Swift’s Calm Down pastel pink Norma Kamali bikini set topped with a Vivetta Fux fur jacket

The metallic sandals stand on 5.5-inch block heels and 2-inch platforms and feature a subtle rainbow pattern – fit for the theme and message of the video. It’s a shame she dipped those gorgeous platforms in the water.

Giuseppe Zanotti multi colored Lavinia platform sandals

3. Irregular Choice “Daisy Dreams” Boots, $205 at Amazon

In the next scene, the “Love Story” crooner flaunted her legs in metallic Saint Laurent shorts and Irregular Choice My Little Pony themed boots.

Taylor Swift wears Irregular Choice My Little Pony themed bootsTaylor Swift wears Irregular Choice My Little Pony themed boots

A sparkling pastel upper features a glittering rainbow with faux fur trim clouds, Lady Daisy appliqué character, zipper fastening, and a pastel rainbow block heel.

Irregular Choice my little pony block heel boots

4. Degratissimo Rainbow Platform Sandals, $1,095 at Nordstrom

As she sunbathes with her friends in yellow Solid & Striped swimwear, the pop star went for another rainbow-inspired pair this time from famed footwear designer Christian Louboutin. The “Degratissimo” open-toe platform sandal is poised on a 130mm heel.

Taylor Swift's Christian Louboutin Degratissimo Alta platform sandalsTaylor Swift’s Christian Louboutin Degratissimo Alta platform sandals

The pair unites a gradient of colors to render a luminous shoe. Like curves of a cloud and assembled one by one, multi-colored Arc en Ciel veau velours et suede make up an architectural model that adjusts with a bracelet-like ankle strap.

Christian Louboutin rainbow multi colored Degratissimo Alta platform sandals

Layers of pure color curve around the counter and arc across the vamp of an ankle strap sandal sent skyward with a wrapped platform and major heel

We can’t really calm down after seeing that enviable collection of footwear. Can you?

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