Last Oct Paul and I had a very serious conversation about shoes and yet it wasn't about what pair I wanted but the fact that there are accessories that are hard to see during NYFW, accessories that are an after thought and figuring out how to make it all make sense. What we thought of on a random day as we were in and out of the garment district on appointments became a Manifesto - a call to action, the need to include another component of Fashion Week here in NY that allowed for shoes to take center stage. Last week, I chatted with Departures International (a magazine that is apart of American Express and is for their platinum card members).
Today I can see the work that Paul and I put together in order to showcase not only our passion for shoes but recognizing those artists that create these accessories as well as how they are such a compliment to your overall look! Even after NYFW has finished and we close everything with our Sneaker Sessions on Wed night (my birthday) the moments of launching something and coming back next season have inspired me. Above are some moments. I became the golden Dorothy with my Gasoline Glamour heels and loved sharing the moment with VH1's Mob Wives - Carla Facciolo! Paul and I, being co-founders had to snap a pic. If you need inspiration of shoes that are truly on an entire other level - look no further then Gasoline Glamour which is shown in this feather, spiked and Swarovski pair. Post our roundtable discusson including Fashion Guru, Creative Director, Franco Lacosta who is a dear friend of mine and so snazzy (other members of our roundtable include Katrina Mitzeliotis - Senior Fashion Editor of Hollywood Life, McArthur Joseph - Senior Editor FashionIndie and Montgomery Frazier the Image Guru) took some time to hang out with me and do what he does best!