Sophie Theallet‘s collection for Nine West will be in stores in a matter of weeks, and the designer took some time to explain her design inspiration. It’s not just a collection based on the differences between Paris and New York — it’s based on the way women in each city live their lives. Both cities are chic and timeless and filled with adventure, but Theallet managed to distill both the similarities and the differences of the City of Lights and the Big Apple into one cohesive collection. And with everything both places have to offer, that can’t have been an easy thing to do. And somehow, Theallet made it look so, so easy.