Designer Leanie van der Vyver's interprets the unrealistic expectations that the fashion industry places on women today--both physically and psychologically--through these pair of anatomically compromising heels. http://youtu.be/JOfMO2R7u44
Summer is here, and so is the long-awaited itch to ditch bulky winter boots and slip into something more elegant and airy. Here are a few sophisticated favs.
1 Miu Miu - Embellished Leather Pump 2 Sophia Webster - Daria Leather and PVC Slingbacks 3 Jimmy Choo - Aza Snakeskin Metallic Pump 4 Sigerson Morrison - Pointed Toe Slingback 5 Asos - Sonic Pointed Heels 6 Nicholas Kirkwood - Patent Leather Pumps 7 Valentino - Embellished Leather Pump 8 Russell & Bromley - Cannes Gold Heel Sandal 9 DKNY - Penny Suede Tuxedo Bow Mid-Heel Court Shoe 10 See by Chloe - Metallic Leather Kitten-Heel Pump 11 Asos - Hipster Heeled Sandal 12 Clarks - Smart Deva White Leather Sandal 13 JCrew - Gabby Suede Sandal 14 KORS Michael Kors - Malin High Heel Sandals 15 Stella McCartney - Floral Jacqurad Kitten-Heel Pump 16 Miu Miu - Block Heel Pumps
Another successful Mentoring Event hosted by the Tory Burch Foundation--a nonprofit organization launched in 2009 by Tory Burch to support the empowerment of women and families. TBF invests in the success and sustainability of women-owned businesses through grants and microfinance for women entrepreneurs. Attendees consisted of about 100 women from diverse professional backgrounds and cultures--all at various stages of successful business ownership.
In March, we had the exclusive opportunity to connect and share our personal stories - not only each other, but with an amazing group of successful CEOs and business owners, like Bill Ford (CEO of General Atlantic), Sarah Gallagher (President, Ralph Lauren North America E-Commerce), Jennifer Pate Gilbert (Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Save the Date), Maneesh Goyal (CEO of MKG Events), Natalia Overti Noguera (Founder and CEO or Pipeline Fellowship), Kathleen Warner (COO of Startup America Partnership), amongst others. A portion of the evening was also dedicated to celebrating the Tory Burch Foundation's first graduating class, through partnership with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses--a business and entrepreneurial education pilot program for 19 TBF entrepreneurs in New York.
Many thanks go out to the Tory Burch Foundation and AccionUSA--TBF's first partner--for their collective mission in supporting and celebrating women entrepreneurs.
An (un)likely pairing: two strong women who dominate(d) their professions join forces to design a new home for the former supermodel in Russia.
In Naomi's interview with Zaha, the defiant duo talk about everything from film to fashion; Zaha's interdisciplinary collaborations with fashion, shoes and jewelry; politics; architecture; ...the politics of architecture; and how being a foreigner, a woman, and an architect has compelled her to fight harder and push her work forward, despite the odds.
Hadid’s incredible rise to the top of the architecture world has been an uphill battle. Hadid said, “I used to disapprove being called a woman architect, because what is important is that I’m an architect, woman is background information.”
Read the full interview here.
Swedish female duo, Anna Haupt and Terese Alpin, set out in 2005 to prove the male masses wrong with the 7-year long development of their Industrial Design Thesis project: The Invisible Bicycle Helmet. Drawing inspiration from an impending city-enforced law on bicycle helmets, and their creative self expression and sense of style, Anna and Terese were determined to counter this imposition by creating a helmet that put safety first, but that also kept the boundless beauty of the fashion-forward metropolitan woman in mind. Through passionate determination, and a unfaltering belief in their abilities, dreams, and their product--despite the countless number of people urging them otherwise--Anna and Terese have successfully surmounted disparate gender boundaries in technology and product development. Check out the article on this duo in Forbes (Forbes Woman) by Denise Restauri.
Their product is poetic, smart, graceful. It tells a poignant story of utter determination and self-belief in the face of doubt and resistance. Go ladies!
We're back. After a long hiatus, en-wrapped in behind-the-scenes product design and all things entrepreneurial, we are back and ready to post! Starting off with this sickly-seductive, unsettling video about all things beautiful (and ugly) behind he world of Fashion: a world of extravagance, materials, beauty, sex, and ultimately, loneliness, plasticity, self-loathing.
FACE THE FUTURE Backstage Video By Gordon Von Steiner For VOGUE Italia
Video Print Screen / © GORDON VON STEINER // VOGUE ITALIA
With the constant progression of women’s psychological search about who they are and how they are perceived, one thing is for sure. Life has dictated that elegance comes in all forms and has multiple personalities. Two of the greats, none other than Steven Meisel + Gordon Von Steiner have collaborated for VOGUE ITALIA in order to make women ‘FACE THE FUTURE’.
A truthful video by Gordon Von Steiner masking the interior existence behind style was filmed during Steven Meisel's cover story for the September 2012 issue of VOGUE ITALIA.
Photographer > Steven Meisel Set design > Mary Howard. On set production > PRODn at ART + COMMERCE. Location scouting > Michele Kolsky-Assatly // Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/The Former Henry Clay Frick Estate, Alpine NJ.
Elegance is present behind frigid women, the materialistic plastic socialite, the lost soul, the lonely beauty and a dark background. Any woman’s story can be hidden behind a serial personality and the true beauty of fashion fits all damaged and clear souls. ‘FACE THE FUTURE’ illustrates those ugly existences that have made you who you are which you can cover up with true Vogue. A cover up that makes you feel beautiful, powerful and much admired by all those who have created a life around you that is not yours. If only they knew …..
Take your past and poor elegance to make your future.