Women have long realized that cool shoes do not only complement the outfit, they are the whole point. From Cinderella to Carrie, we have all fallen head over heels for “the right pair”– and to hell with cost or comfort! This book explores the outer realms of avant-garde shoe design. Unfettered by commercialism, these pioneering designers give full rein to their artistic visions. These zany pieces contain an array of extraordinary forms and materials. With influences ranging from Las Vegas pizzazz and arcane tribal relics to contemporary architecture, it may be difficult to distinguish between fun footwear and conceptual sculpture.
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Miu Miu shrinks a school-style staple with adorable results. This tiny rucksack comes with a chain shoulder strap and is crafted from the houses’ iconic ruffled matelassé leather. Throw yours over one shoulder for a instant dose of playful character.
A key piece from the Pre-Fall ’16 collection, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini’s jacket is tailored from sand cotton-blend canvas in a structured, boxy silhouette. It has regimental black embroidery and a buttoned martingale belt inspired by traditional military styles. Try layering yours over a feminine silk blouse.
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Maison Mayle’s matte black enamel and 18k yellow-gold-plated pewter hinged Cameo Confetti cuff bracelet is embellished with multicolored enamel, white crystal, and imitation-pearl charms. Textured gold-plated pewter at underside, the piece is also embellished with a white crystal horseshoe, gold-plated pewter coins and cutout ovals, and multicolored enamel and crystal charms.
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Anjuna’s ‘Melania’ dress captures the label’s free-spirited aesthetic. Designed with tiers of ruffles, this floral-print style is crafted from airy cotton-voile with a figure-flattering empire waist. Wear yours on vacation with lace-up sandals.
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Zanzan’s supersized Le Tabou sunglasses are named in honour of Paris’s late-night 1940s jazz spot. They’re a suitably glamorous style, crafted from white mother-of-pearl effect acetate, and contrasted with tortoiseshell arms and green-tinted lenses.
The Row’s April sandals are crafted from sheeny satin for an alluring, elegant take on the summertime essential. A daintily knotted bow to the front adds an exquisitely refined edge to the ivory pair. Keep in line with the label’s minimalist-chic aesthetic and wear yours with a flowy maxi dress.
Diane Kordas’ ‘Amulette’ necklace is cast from 18-karat rose gold and finished with a star-shaped stopper – use it to store a drop of your favorite fragrance oil for touchups on-the-go. Set with 0.61 of sparkling pavé diamonds in blackened settings, it’s a truly timeless collector’s piece.
Herb Ritts: L.A. Style traces the life and career of the iconic photographer through a compelling selection of renowned, as well as previously unpublished, photographs and two insightful essays. Herb Ritts (1952–2002) was a Los Angeles-based photographer who established an international reputation for distinctive images of fashion models, nudes, and celebrity portraits. During the 1980s and 1990s, Ritts was sought out by leading fashion designers such as Armani, Gianfranco Ferrè, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Valentino, and Versace, as well as magazine editors from GQ, Interview, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, among others, to lend glamour to their products and layouts. Largely self-taught, Ritts developed his own style, one that often made use of the California light and landscape and helped to separate his work from his New York-based peers. From the late 1970s until his untimely death from AIDS in 2002, Ritts’s ability to create photographs that successfully bridged the gap between art and commerce was not only a testament to the power of his imagination and technical skill, but also marked the synergistic union between art, popular culture, and business that followed in the wake of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s.