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September 17, 2013

Diane Von Furstenberg - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Naomi Campbell at Diane von Furstenberg NYFW, via Getty Images

As we all know by now, supermodel Naomi Campbell shut it down with her surprise runway appearance at Diane von Furstenberg’s Spring 2014 show at New York Fashion Week. With the likes of Rachel Zoe, Jessica Alba and Paris Hilton watching in awe, Naomi’s embellished shift, wavy tresses, and unmistakable swagger were in full effect, setting the blogosphere on fire.

And then there’s her jawdropping, ageless physique. Perhaps The Guardian put it best: “It’s not just an awesome body for 43. It’s an awesome body full stop.”

But Naomi’s working more than the catwalk these days: She joined forces with fellow fashion icon Iman to form the “Diversity Coalition” in an effort to get more women of color on runways, and will serve as mentor and Executive Producer of the modeling competition show The Face. And at tennis pro Novak Djokovic’s recent fundraising dinner, she wowed partygoers like Tommy Hilfiger and Kate Hudson in a showstopping Atelier Versace dress. Check her out!

NYFW VF 9.12.13

Maybe designers are simply looking for a new way to get their Vitamin C, but I’m noticing a color pattern this fashion week and I like it! From painterly floral dresses to coral-tinted smackers, this shade really does give me a surge of energy.

Now, I know what you’re thinking—orange is sooo resort, and spring 2014 seems so far away—but you can certainly start practicing now with a fuzzy sweater or a matte lipstick. Or perhaps, don a citrusy pump with indigo skinnies. Trust me: It’s okay to inject some color into those dark fall outfits.

ShoeDazzle and Seventeen Magazine team up to bring you THE EDITOR.

Black, blue and oh-so-true, The Editor’s chunky heel and gold accents are making us swoon.

Designed by Seventeen Magazine Accessory Editor Jasmine Snow, we are more than happy to release this season’s most coveted bootie. Here’s our interview we had with one fun and very fashionable lady…

The Editor’s extra cool factor: 100% of profits will benefit the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA), an organization committed to finding a cure and improving treatments for the nueromuscular disorder. Check out www.myasthenia.org to learn more.

1. How did you get your start in fashion?

I went to FIT in NYC and did fashion internships while I was in school. I met the Seventeen fashion team at a fashion event I was covering for my internship and our Market editor asked me to do some real girl modeling for the magazine. I modeled for real girl stories in Seventeen throughout my Senior year of school and when it came time for graduation I submitted my resume for the fashion assistant position.

2. What advice do you give to girls who want break into the fashion industry?

If you want to break into fashion you have to intern like crazy. This business is a lot about experience, and contacts so while you’re interning you learn SO much and meet so many important people that can guide and mentor you. If fashion is something you want to do you have to be willing to jump right in, and work really hard to make a great impression!

3. What is the most surprising thing that has ever happened in your office?

I’m never really surprised about things that happen in our office. I’m lucky that I work at a magazine that is always getting major celeb visitors, tons of cool new products to try, and even performances from up and coming artists. I would say the most exciting thing was when Pharell came into the office. He popped by with Jermaine Dupri and with a new artist for a meeting. He stopped to use the men’s bathroom which is right next to the fashion dept. so he had to walk through all of our desks to get there and he even stopped to chat for a minute and took a picture!

4. What is an average day for you?

My average day changes all the time but for the most part I’m working in the fashion closet putting stories together and going through new samples for the season ahead. I usually start my day visiting designer showrooms and going to editor previews to see the newest collections and then I head back to the office to work on our Fashion pages.

5. What would people be surprised to learn about your day to day routine?

People would probably be surprised to learn that as an editor I’m not partying all the time at glamorous fashion parties. A lot of photos and blogs may show editors out at different events every night which is very true, but what people don’t know is that once I walk into an event I am there to see the products, I take pictures for my records at the office, and then usually 15 minutes later I’m out the door and on my way to the next one! It seems like I’m going to so many parties in one night but really I’m just there working and then popping into the next one!

6. What was your inspiration behind the design of your shoe “The Editor?”

I wear heels all the time so first and foremost I wanted it to be a comfortable shoe. I’m fan of booties no matter what the season, so I knew I wanted it to be a really cute bootie with a heel that appeared high, but wasn’t crazy high so that it was still comfortable. I love hardware and embellishments. The metal plates like the ones on the strap around the ankle of The Editor, are a big trend right now. I’m a huge fan of Pierre Hardy, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Charlotte Olympia who all do NOT shy away from fun colors in their designs. So I was really inspired to put a pop of color on the shoe in one of my favorite hues.

7. What inspires you and do you have any words you live by?

I’m inspired by New York City time and time again. It’s a place that so many people have a different story and all work really hard to achieve their goals. It’s not an easy city to make things happen, so the people that are here making their dreams come true have really put so much of themselves into making that happen. I try to surround myself by those people who are creative, smart, and think differently than me so I can continue to learn more all the time!

8. Why did you select the charity Myasthenia Gravis Foundation?

I chose the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation because Myasthenia is a disorder that I’ve been living with for the past 4 years. Once I was diagnosed I made it a goal that I’d use my resources and knowledge to raise as much awareness and funds as possibly to help find a cure. I joined the Outreach Committee about 6 months ago and wanted to bring something special to the table. It has been a really amazing journey so far and I’m so proud of the progress that we’ve made in such a short amount of time!

9. Fun fact about you?

I have a cooking club that meets monthly called “Chic Chef”. I wanted to start a club that could help to open up my circle of friends and meet new people in the city. We all have matching neon print aprons, and we have the best time catching up every month. It’s one of my favorite things that I do in my free time.

10. Heels or flats?

11. Fashion Icon?

So many! It changes every season but I always come back to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kate Moss, and some fashion editors that I have girl crushes on!

Shop: The Editor


Ok, so fashion month isn’t over…Technically, it’s as still-happening as a sneaker wedges in an Isabel Marant store, but that won’t stop us from drawing a few premi conclusions about runway style – we don’t care about waiting for the final curtain call in Paris, so why should you? Just go ahead and peel that look of shock and awe off that punim right this instant, because we’ve got an important announcement: spring/summer style is feeling some serious sea change.  Read More

September 21, 2012

Fashion Week may be long over, but the fresh faces that showed at Gen Art’s are busy prepping for spring’s orders. If you’re new to Gen Art, know this – big names like Rodarte and Phillip Lim have gotten their start at this org, which is best known for fostering new talent in fashion and film. Check out the impressive looks from Anne Sofie MadsenGretchen JonesChloe comme ParrisAMANDALEWKEE, and COMEFORBREAKFAST, who showcased some near perfect speakeasy dresses and loosely lovely jackets both in can’t miss-it colors. You’ll get plenty of wearable and pretty piece proving pastels aren’t always prim.

Fashion’s night out was kind of like our industry’s season opener. It’s been about a week now,but the night showed off our first opportunity to dust off our Dolce’s and break out our first of the season splurges (which have only JUST arrived in stores), before we tire them out during our whirlwind tour around Spring/Summer, Resort and Pre-Fall catwalks. Ask any athlete, and they’ll tell you, the S.O. is the ground for testing new strategies – and come Thursday night, we’ll especially be putting one Fall RTW lesson into full practice: velvetRead More

Nanette Lepore knows how to throw a good party along with her show, and for her Spring ‘13 line she did not disappoint! Opening with a live performance by Brazilian Girls, the mood was set with an upbeat, jungle rhythm, so the models sporting her newest looks had a spring in their step. Pun fully intended!  Read More

All things Betsey, all the time. The ShoeDazzle gals attended the coveted Betsey Johnson show last night, but not before taking a peek backstage. It was a wave of crimped hair, inspired by Betsey herself, according to the Aveda makeup and hair artists primping the lovely models, who sported sparkling red lips and tons of eyeliner.  Read More

Whether you walked, skipped, or ran to your favorite shows at Lincoln Center, it was really your stems that took center stage. Take a look at stylish heels wide and high as worn by some serious style mavens. Note: pinched toes, included.

The ladies of ShoeDazzle went out and about for fashion week on New York City’s way west side and found ourselves sipping ornate cocktails, complete with orchids frozen in perfect chunks of ice while we ogled the very bold numbers at the Alice and Olivia presentation. The drinks were pretty, sure, but the clothes? Read More