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One of the perks to working in Soho is that we can practically feel the coolness that is Kirna Zabête radiating all the way from their Greene Street boutique. On Wednesday night, however, founders Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley took their It-factor uptown to toast the second month of their ongoing collaboration with Nine West. We sat down with the retail mavens to talk sneaky seasons, footwear trends, and shoes that help you “soldier on”…even when it’s still slushy in springtime.
Good news! The nine-piece capsule collection Giles Deacon designed for Nine West is finally here. Featuring two handbags, flats, booties, wedge heels, and jewelry, the line was inspired by Deacon’s cartoon mouse, Eek, who you may remember from his Fall 2006 collection.
From the world’s oldest shoe to the very first pair of stiletto heels, we present the most important shoes in footwear history.
We here at Styleite really love shoes, but we’re embarrassed to admit our footwear vocabulary is lacking. Sure, we know all the normal to mid-level stuff (like what a wingtip is and what crepe soles entail), but there is so much more to learn! Allow us to school you on 10 important shoe-related terms, with a little help from Nine West.
New York may be our hometown, but there’s no place like Paris. And Sophie Theallet agrees: the French designer looked as much to Paris as she did to New York when it came to designing her collection for Nine West. Luckily, one of us just got back from a week long sojourn in the City of Lights, where we drank in every last drop of inspiration it had to offer and are now ready to share that with you. Guide books are great but a personal recommendation is even better. Check out our list of the must-see, must-do, and must-eat places in Paris.
Yes, shoes are great and all, but they’re nothing without bags. Well, it’s an apples and oranges comparison, really, but you get what we’re trying to say: Bags are really important parts of our wardrobes, so Sophie Theallet was sure to make some really great purses to go along with the shoes she created for Nine West.
Sophie Theallet‘s collection of shoes and bags for Nine West inspired us to seek out the very best in people who write about shoes online, and we think we’ve found the five best of the bunch. Take a look at our favorite shoe blogs, below.
Sophie Theallet‘s collection for Nine West is about more than just shoes and bags — there’s also jewelry! The gold and pink charm bracelet she designed is not only cute, the charms hold significance, too. Her initials are on there, as is a miniature Eiffel Tower to signal her love for Paris.
For us, summer is all about ease, and one of the great things about Sophie Theallet‘s collection for Nine West is that all of its elements are easy to wear — to say nothing of the fact that that mixes in with things we already wear. For a trip to the beach or a casual [...]
Though Sophie Theallet started her career in Paris, she now calls New York City home. She loves New York, but can you blame her for missing the French capital every once in a while? We happen to be Francophiles here at New York-based Styleite, so we have a few tips about how to experience a little bit of the City of Light in the Big Apple.
Sophie Theallet moved to Paris as a student when she was 18, and she was instantly taken with the city. It was there she received her first big fashion break, landing a gig with Jean Paul Gaultier. She later worked for Alaïa in Paris before landing in New York.
It would be a tough call, really, if we were ever faced with having to decide between living in Paris or New York City, but Sophie Theallet doesn’t have that problem. The French-born, New York-based designer gets to live between the City of Lights and the Big Apple — but when she’s in New York, Theallet stays in Brooklyn.
For sheer convenience and chic, nothing beats a great ballerina slipper. But so often, they can be pretty basic, and even boring. Fortunately, that’s not the case with the Pila, the soft, bow-topped flat Sophie Theallet designed for her collaboration with Nine West. It’s bright vivd color and simple design make it an easy addition to nearly any wardrobe, and the perfect pick-me-up to an otherwise basic outfit. We don’t think a flat has ever looked so fun.
If you live in New York and you live French style, you won’t want to miss this event. Elle magazine and Sophie Theallet are throwing a little soiree to fete the the limited-edition collection of shoes and bags the designer put together for Nine West.
We here at Styleite are pretty proud to live in New York City, one half of the inspiration behind Sophie Theallet‘s collection for Nine West. But if you’ve never been here before, there are a few places you simply must go — and a few things you simply must do — in order to get the full experience of the city. We’ve put together a handy little map of our town to help you understand Theallet’s inspiration — and maybe even get a little inspired yourself.
What do you do when you want to wear heels, but also want to be able to walk? Add a platform and an ankle strap, and make sure your heel is chunky! Sophie Theallet‘s Tinna espadrilles sandals for Nine West give you quite a boost — five inches worth! — while making sure you don’t topple over. And did we mention how cute they are? A bow and fray-detailing in a great print make these a must.
One of the coolest things about Sophie Theallet‘s collection for Nine West is how seamlessly its pieces can work into the wardrobe you already have. Case in point: the Emma Satchel in black woven straw has a classic shape and a really summery feel — so you could wear it with almost anything when the weather heats up.
Both New York and Paris are considered world fashion capitals, and both cities are near and dear to designer Sophie Theallet‘s heart. But which city is chicest?
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.