It is sometimes believed that strength, intelligence, and power can not be synonymous with beauty, fashion, or even femininity. I am here to dispute this claim. In my life, my art, my fashion line, and my career choices I try to make it a point that fashion doesn’t always have to be materialistic and frivolous and that strength doesn’t have to come from a dark or masculine place. It, in fact, can come from a pink, flowery, and feminine place. It’s all up to you.
Yves Saint Laurent said “I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” And with that confidence – you can take over the world. I – like a lot of women – use my wardrobe as a way to present myself to the world, express myself, and reaffirm my confidence. I can wake up feeling a little off – and with the right outfit – be ready to take on the day. And those outfits can range from dark, edgy, and menswear inspired to light, girly, and 1950’s pin up inspired.
There is no set definition of strength in women’s fashion. The strength comes from inside of you. So put on whatever makes you feel good and take on the day.
On that note – take a peek at some typically girly, frothy, feminine footwear and then some edgy, dark, and heavy footwear that would both give me equal confidence as I stomp around this beautiful city of mine.
Get it: (upper left hand corner heading clockwise) – Bow Front Lace Bootie – $80 misselfridge.com, Lattice Ankle Boot – $55 newlook.com, Criss Cross Ankle Strap Sandal – $450 barneys.com, Pointed Top Ankle Strap Sandal – $1,055 forwardbyelysewalker.com, McQueen Chain Strappy Sandal – $815 alexandermcqueen.com, White Pointed Metallic Strap Flat – $930 brownsfashion.com, Floral Platform T-Strap – $65 udobuy.com, Peep Toe Open Front Bootie – $700 montaignemarket.com
Get it: (upper left hand corner heading clockwise – Simple Black Strappy Sandal – $79 jildorshoes.com, Gold Tipped Flats – $59 indressme.com, McQueen Studded Heel Pumps – $795 ssense.com, Two Tone Metallic Lace Up Brogues – $325 avenue32.com, Gold Leaf Front Wedge Sandal – $1,695 luisaviaroma.com, Thin Wrapped Strappy Sandal – $595 giuseppezanottidesign.com, Double Ankle Strap Pump – $935 brownsfashion.com, Lace Cut Out Ankle Tie Pump – $1,535 colette.fr, Side Cut Out Pump – $48 aliexpress.com
And remember – “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”