Author Archives: Jenn Tello


Bonfaire arrives in the luxury e-commerce market

Bonfaire.com launched last month with the mission to showcase the best accessory products from the world's most talented designers.  The new shopping destination functions as a membership-only "showroom", with new designer collections launching on a daily basis and available for pre-order. “Bonfaire a new kind of ecommerce experience and platform that connects consumers in a much more direct way to ...
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Rob Pruitt x Jimmy Choo

The highly anticipated Rob Pruitt x Jimmy Choo collaboration has finally arrived. Available on JimmyChoo.com, the capsule collection by the New York artist incorporates Pruitt's iconic elements such as zebra patterns, degradé and pandas.  Comprised of 18 styles of shoes, bags and accessories, the collection shows an irreverent take on classic Choo silhouettes. Below is a preview of the items available for ...
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One to Watch: Sophia Webster -

Newcomer Sophia Webster presented her debut collection earlier this month during London Fashion Week. The London native brought a fearless and fun selection for S/S 13, with the title "Welcome to the Dollhouse."  An apprentice of Nicholas Kirkwood, Sophia has a unique vision that that was harbored during her years with him, and are visibly recognizable in the collection. Zig-zags, polka dots ...
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We love: Violavinca

Regarded as one of the most influential trade shows in the industry, Micam always brings a fresh new perspective to the market, along with new and upcoming brands that have yet to make their debut stateside. One of these brands is Violavinca.  We first came across them in the last edition of Micam, and being a new brand, we were happy ...
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Casadei x Prabal Gurung -

Footwear and runway designer collaborations have become the norm over the last couple of years, bringing a fresh new perspective to footwear selections.  Last season the catwalk was a battle ground for Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin to decide who had the highest runway collaborations, with Mr. Blahnik coming in first place with 18 collaborations vs. Louboutin's 13. NYFW has not ...
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Alexander Wang -

Alexander Wang's minimalist lines shined in his new S/S 13 collection. For Spring, the NY-based designer proposes sleek single-sole sandals as base for geometric T-strap uppers.  His touch of irreverence is manifested through supporting "garters" that emerge from the counter and buckle just below the knee. A polished and semi-gloss surface adds to the minimal approach to Wang's footwear selections, which appear ...
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Pierre Hardy presents F/W 13 at Saks’ 10022-Shoe

Earlier today Parisian designer Pierre Hardy stopped by Saks' new shoe floor, 10022 on Eight, to present his F/W 13 collection and for a meet and greet. The Stylesight footwear team had the pleasure to be present for the occasion, as well as get a few minutes with the man of the hour for a quick Q & A. Q:  Tell us ...
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One to Watch: Ask Alice

After a few weeks of trotting around the best North American footwear trade shows, the team here at Stylesight has bucked down to dissect all of the information (and shoes!) we have gathered over the last couple of weeks. One of the brands that caught our eye last season, has been revamped and relaunched for S/S 13.  That brand is Ask ...
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Spotted at Project LV – H by Hudson

It's always a pleasure to see the guys from H by Hudson, as they always deliver well-crafted goodness straight from the UK. For next season's selection, they brought an arsenal of fresh items ready to get us girls dreaming of our purchases for next season. Classic ankle booties are updated with a snake print-embossed suede, probably one of our favorite materials from ...
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We love: Gram Footwear

During our coverage of L.A.'s Lazr trade show we came across Gram Footwear. The Stockholm-based brand presented their S/S 13 collection which stood out from the pack for their clean aesthetic and attention to detail. Established in 2005, Gram has been in the European market for quite some time, but has only now entered the US market.  Their mission statement is to ...
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Inform, Inspire, Influence: LAZR Trade Show

That is the mission behind the newest trade show added to our industry's roster: LAZR. Stylesight was on location to cover the first edition of the event, which took place at Los Angeles premier site L.A. Live.  A 4,200 sqft tent housed the new trade show which has many asking the same reluctant question: do we need another trade show? We sat ...
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Trend Alert: Men’s Footwear – Platforms – S/S 13

Platforms and flatforms are huge in the world of women's footwear, but it seems that the men might finally be catching on. For Spring 2013, traditional menswear uppers are amped up with platform outsoles that range in height from subtle to sky-high. Platform oxfords, huaraches and gored slip-ons are adaptations of menswear classics, while a peep toe clog is a more ...
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Pour La Victoire launches S/S 13 collection with Rooftop Soireé

Last Thursday evening, NYC-based brand Pour La Victoire held a special launch party for their S/S 13 collection. After an intensive revamp which included new partnerships, branding and design team appointments, the festivities were an excellent way to unveil all of the recent efforts and investment. Perfect for a summer evening, the brand's showroom is located in a lovely open penthouse space ...
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Miu Miu F/W 12 Loafers

If you didn't get your hands on a pair of this Summer's must-have slippers, there's no reason to fret as Miu Miu has released the next batch of flats that will be on everyone's feet this Fall. The next generation of flats are sure to make everyone's "basics" list and we are pawning over them as well.  The new Fall loafers ...
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Spotted at Capsule – B Store -

We can always count on the Capsule to bring us the latest and greatest in all things Menswear. One of the most inspiring Menswear shows stateside, Capsule brings together a well curated roster of influential as well as up-and-coming brands that are sure to make a splash in the Men's world. B Store presented a fun and lively collection which included many of ...
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