Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Next Generation of Gladiators

With Summer fast approaching, Gladiator sandals are making another come back as the perfect accessory to the Bohemian 70's trend happening right now. This Summer's version have new updates such as pearl and fringe details, laser cut outs and even wings. Lacing up never looked so good. 

From Top Left:
Karl Lagerfeld for Melissa Violatta Pearl SandalFringe Loeffler Randall Saffron SandalIkaria Wing Jelly by Ancient Greek SandalsZara Tall Gladiator SandalsMedea Silver by Ancient Greek SandalsWarehouse Lace Up Flat Gladiator SandalsAlaia Metallic Bronze Sandal

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Austin Fashion Week with Melissa Fleis

I worked with awesome LA-based designer Melissa Fleis on her show on April 17th for Austin Fashion Week. Melissa is one of my favorite contemporary designers and I had a great time working with her in Austin! 

Melissa Fleis
Austin Fashion Week is in its seventh year running and is the largest fashion event in Texas. The shows on April 17th featured collections from alumni of Project Runway.

Melissa's new collection really pops and mixes leathers, fun colors and architectural silhouettes. Here are some of my favorite looks.

We used unique geometric bags from Finell Handbags, jewelry from Kristin Miller, and awesome shoes from New York-based Matt Bernson, which were a real highlight.

Here are some close ups of my favorite jackets from Melissa and some styling pieces:

The runway show was a huge success and Melissa got a great reception from the crowd!

Melissa with the models
The team
All Photos @ajude10