3/26/11

Can't Wait to Wear: Julian Louie x Aldo


When it comes to shoes, I’m not an impulse shopper. I typically pass by shop windows and go in to browse the latest selection multiple times before zeroing in on the pair that will best suit my wardrobe. After an extremely long winter spent scuffing up my peep-toe platform booties and trying to keep my flat leather boots clean, I’m looking forward to showing off some stand-out footwear for spring. Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement or to have one go-to pair as soon as the snow melts, Aldo’s latest designer collaboration is one to look out for.

At New York Fashion Week, Julian Louie’s collection had editors and bloggers buzzing about the footwear. The former architecture student used patches of suede and cotton to create a collage of tribal and ikat prints. Play with patterns or keep things neutral in the classic nude pair. These Julian Louie x Aldo open-toe wedges will be arriving in Aldo stores in the coming weeks. So if  you’re anything like me, start deciding which pair is  your favourite.

3/13/11

Tali's Takeover

Walking in the sunshine. Hearing your name called. Landing your dream job. There are some moments when you can’t help but smile as the world in your peripheral vision blurs as if it were painted in watercolours. As the fashion weeks zip by, and the industry’s most influential tastemakers travel from capital to capital, I wonder if they experience these kinds of moments as well. Luckily, model Tali Lennox has her own moment to share.

In her second season at London Fashion Week, Tali – who calls Annie Lennox (“Whyyyyyy” sing it!) mom – has certainly become one to watch. The eighteen-year-old has already walked for Prada and Miu Miu, and stars in the latest Burberry campaign shot by Mario Testino. She recently gave Britain’s The Telegraph a summary of her hectic London fashion week schedule. By retelling her experience, Tali gives readers an insider’s view and reveals her own reflections along the way. I think it’s fun to know that even the models sometimes can’t help but get swept up in it all.

“I wore high-waisted pinstriped trousers and a grey shirt with an art deco print. I loved the music for the show, which started off with the 101 Dalmatians theme tune mixed into a thumping beat. I had one of those surreal moments where I looked around and the music was pumping and all the girls looked crazy and I thought, 'What the hell am I doing? Where am I?'” Tali Lennox as told to The Telegraph