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HEAVEN HAS HEELS THE TRAVEL ISSUE

ISSUE 22 | JUN/JULY 2015


CONTENTS READ 20. IN THEIR SHOES From South Africa with love.

22. COPENHAGEN CALLING The rise of Scandinavian style thanks to Ivylee Copenhagen.

24. STEPPING OUT The launch of London luxury label, Karina IK.

26. BEJEWELED The rise of New York’s Lele Sadoughi.

28. GLOBETROTTERS The jet setting world of A Peace Treaty.

WEAR 6. THE PERFECT PACK Stylish accessories for chic travel. 8. TAKE ME AWAY Everyday is a holiday thanks to these destinationinspired heels. 15. TAKE OFF

The backpack is making a serious comeback. 16. TREND WORTHY

Attitude from the ground up.

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SHARE 70. ONLINE CONFESSIONS We go behind-the-scenes at TravelBeauty.com. 72. THE MAGIC OF THE MEDITERRANEAN The intriguing story of accessory brand Eye of the Sea. 74. AN EVOLUTIONARY STYLE Portuguese brand Pelcor, takes cork to a whole new level. 76. SUMMER READ We get a sneak preview of author Andrea Lochen’s latest novel, Imaginary Things. 77.EYE ON DESIGN The latest in accessory trends and stylish discoveries. 78. MOVERS & SHAKERS We catch up with Karen Giberson DiPietro, President of The Accessories Council.

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79. THE FASHION Highlights from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. 84. ONE TO WATCH Max Martin’s steamy SS15 campaign.

BEAUTY

95. IN STOCK Shop our curated list of in-stock footwear.

85. WELL HEELED HOT SEAT We put fine jewelry designer Marcia Budet in our Well Heeled Hot Seat.

87. BEAUTY The best beauty trends, looks and skincare discoveries.

86. SIX ESSENTIAL TRAVEL SHOES How to take your shoes on vacation.

88. EDITOR’S PICK The best in beauty for the discerning fashionista.

92. UNLOCKING THE BEAUTY SECRETS OF THE GEISHA The inspired beginnings of a skincare favorite, Tatcha.

89. PONY UP Our resident beauty expert, Selda Cortes, talks runway hair trends.

94. EYE ON BEAUTY We chat with beauty maven Brittany Lo creator of Beautini.

90. THE SKYN’S THE LIMIT Iceland-inspired beauty.

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HEAVEN HAS HEELS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Angela Gilltrap FEATURES DIRECTOR Julia Stuart COPY EDITOR Sarah Wilkes ASSOCIATE EDITOR Nicole Ross

HOW IT WORKS INTERACTIVE This is an interactive publication. That means you don’t have to jot down notes or dog-ear pages. Simply click the “Shop” button to pick, buy and ship your favorite fashion accessories.

WEB DESIGN Lot 17 Media CONTRIBUTORS Chelsea Conklin, Selda Cortes, Valene Del Rosario, Judi Gabbay, Courtney Hagen, Laura Ivorra, Sepi Java, Alena Krupetskova, Marina Krupetskova, Lulu, Fabiola Ledesma, Damian Monzillo, Brandi Nicole, Lucia Puron, Fabio Ramirez, Dinah Raphaelle, Rodney Ray, Ryan Roberts, Jason Setiawan, Ovais Sheikh, Beth Sternbaum, Paola Valesquez.

Heaven Has Heels magazine is published by Lot 17 Media. The entire contents of Heaven Has Heels are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without the expressed written consent of the publisher. Heaven Has Heels accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts and/or photographs and assumes no liability for products or services advertised herein. Heaven Has Heels reserves the right to edit, rewrite, refuse or reuse material, is not responsible for errors or omissions and may feature same on HeavenHasHeels.com, as well as other mediums for any and all purposes. Cover: Photographer JASON SETIAWAN; Stylist FABIOLA LEDESMA; Makeup JUDI GABBAY; Hair DAMIAN MONZILLO; Set and Prop Stylist FABIO RAMIREZ; Art Director ANGELA GILLTRAP; Production Manager PAOLA VALESQUEZ; Photographer’s Assistant BRANDI NICOLE; Models ANA TESS and VERO ULIANOVA for Q MANAGEMENT

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EDITOR’S note

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“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” — Saint Augustine

’m standing on a rooftop in Long Island City. The weather is perfect. The sun is shining, the clouds are drifting by. Meters away a harpist is playing traditional music from Paraguay. A DJ sets up in the corner. The BBQ is lit. In front of me, like a watercolor painting, lies the awe-inspiring skyline of Manhattan. We’ve been invited to this Sunday get together by a good friend who wants to share his country’s national day with his New York friends. It’s an eclectic mix of people. There are New Yorkers from New Zealand. Australian New Yorkers. Brazilian New Yorkers. A United Nations of party people. The one thing that connects us all is our pride for where we come from and of where we now call home. In this, our travel issue, we hope to bring you a slice of this dual citizenship pride. Whether you’ve traveled the world or are a gypsy novice, I sincerely hope this inspires you to set off on the adventure of a lifetime. There is nothing in this world that will teach you more— about yourself, about tolerance, about life —than travel. Until next time, may your heels always be as high as your standards,

Angela Gilltrap

Editor-In-Chief

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the PERFECT PACK

KATE SPADE NEW YORK Strut Your Stuff Flamingo clutch, Couture.Zappos.com

VERSUS VERSACE Sertie watch, Couture.Zappos.com

LOEFFLER RANDALL Pari heels, Couture.Zappos.com

PRADA PR 08QS sunglasses, Couture.Zappos.com

ROBERTO COIN Skyline ring, Couture.Zappos.com

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AMQ 4260/S sunglasses, Couture.Zappos.com

BURBERRY Harbeton wedges, Couture.Zappos.com

JUST CAVALLI bag, Couture.Zappos.com

TORY BURCH TY6031 sunglasses, Couture.Zappos.com


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DANNIJO Tucan earrings, Couture.Zappos.com

STEPHEN WEBSTER Super Stud Split ring, Couture.Zappos.com

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AMQ 4260/S sunglasses, Couture.Zappos.com

ALICE + OLIVIA Stella wedges, Couture.Zappos.com

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Mini Bucket in Leopard Print bag, Couture.Zappos.com

ALEXIS BITTAR Encrusted Chevron Swinging Wire earrings, Couture.Zappos.com

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Salome ring, Couture.Zappos.com

GUCCI Guccissima diamonds watch, Couture.Zappos.com

KATE SPADE NEW YORK Go flats, Couture.Zappos.com

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TAKE ME AWAY

EVERYDAY IS A HOLIDAY THANKS TO THESE DESTINATION-INSPIRED HEELS.

BY THE SEA GO FOR SOME OLD FASHION ROMANCE THIS SUMMER. A ‘60S INSPIRED DRESS PAIRED WITH THESE CUTEYET-WEARABLE HEELS WILL ENSURE YOU’RE READY FOR YOUR MOONLIT CLOSE-UP.

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SOPHIA WEBSTER Amanda sandals, FarFetch.com

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CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Panoramic Miranda sandals, FarFetch.com

PIERRE HARDY Block heel sandals, FarFetch.com

POLLINI Chunky heel sandals, FarFetch.com

GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND Splatter print sandals, FarFetch.com

DOLCE & GABBANA Striped wedge sandals, FarFetch.com

VALENTINO GARAVANI Floral sandals, FarFetch.com


SOPHIA WEBSTER Wing detail sandals, FarFetch.com

SAINT LAURENT Candy sandals, FarFetch.com

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Apache Eagle sandals, FarFetch.com

SAINT LAURENT Bianca sandals, FarFetch.com

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Giddy Up! pumps, FarFetch.com

JEAN-MICHEL CAZABAT Glitter leopard print sandals, FarFetch.com


ON SAFARI TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD-SIDE. THESE HEAVENLY HEELS ARE INSPIRED BY THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. FROM BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES TO FANTASTIC FLAMINGOS, YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL FAR TO EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN STYLE SAFARI.

SHOP SOPHIA WEBSTER Flamingo sandals, FarFetch.com

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ON THE TOWN PUT YOUR PARTY PUMPS ON AND PAINT THE TOWN.

WHETHER YOU’RE HEADED TO THE TROPICS OR COMMITtED TO A STAYCATION, MAKE YOUR EVENING ONE TO REMEMBER IN THESE DROOLY-WORTHY CREATIONS.

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GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN Floral print pumps, FarFetch.com

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ALEXANDER WANG Antonia sandals, FarFetch.com

DOLCE & GABBANA Keira sandals, FarFetch.com

PHILIPP PLEIN Reptilia sandals, FarFetch.com

OSCAR DE LA RENTA Ankle strap stiletto sandals, FarFetch.com

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Mariachi pumps, FarFetch.com

NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD Ava sandals, FarFetch.com


SOPHIA WEBSTER Ziggy backpack, FarFetch.com H. LORENZO X DONGLIANG Ben backpack, FarFetch.com

DOMINIC LOUIS Bunny backpack, FarFetch.com

TAKE OFF

ALEXANDER WANG Sneaker backpack, FarFetch.com

backpacking used to be a dirty word. Not anymore. THESE PRACTICAL ACCESSORIES ARE MAKING A SERIOUS COMEBACK with everyone from ferragamo to valentino providing stylish alternatives TO THE ONCE TABOO BACKPACK.

SHOP KTZ Embossed pebble backpack, FarFetch.com

VALENTINO GARAVANI Rockstud chevron backpack, FarFetch.com PAULA CADEMARTORI Ivy backpack, FarFetch.com


TREND WORTHY ATTITUDE FROM THE GROUND UP. This season, there is a range of eye-catching warm weather styles on offer. From vibrant peep-toe boots to fabulous flatforms, flip-flops aren’t your only option.

PRIVILEGED Lynx peep toe in teal, Heels.com

PEEK-A-BOO NOT READY TO FORGO YOUR BOOTS? YOU DON’T HAVE TO THANKS TO THIS SEASON’S FASHION-FORWARD SELECTION OF FABULOUS PEEP-TOES.


PENNY LOVES KENNY

BCBGENERATION

CORSO COMO

CARLOS BY CARLOS SANTANA

SLIDE ON IN quick, STYLISH and convenient, mules are a great summer alternative to your usual pumps.

LUICHINY

Clockwise from left to right: BCBGENERATION Callie in Roccia Roccia snake, Heels.com; PENNY LOVES KENNY Maine in red, Heels.com; CARLOS BY CARLOS SANTANA Mercury in black, Heels.com; LUICHINY E Lectric in fusanak, Heels.com; GUESS FOOTWEAR Clarie in natural, Heels.com; IGGY AZALEA BY STEVE MADDEN Ale in coral, Heels.com; SCHUTZ Odelia in nobuck black, Heels.com; CORSO COMO Central in snake, Heels. com.

SCHUTZ GUESS FOOTWEAR

SHOP THIS PAGE IGGY AZALEA BY STEVE MADDEN

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SACAI

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO KENZO

ROBERTO CAVALLI

STELLA MCCARTNEY

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FLATFORMED THIS SEASON, EVERYONE IS ADVOCATING FLATFORM FABULOUSNESS. FROM ROCK-STAR CHIC TO RESORT-READY, RISE TO THE OCCASION WITH THESE ENVIABLE STYLES. Clockwise from left to right: ROBERTO CAVALLI platform sandals $832.39 FarFetch.com; SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Malika sandals $657.74 FarFetch.com; STELLA MCCARTNEY Lucy Star Flatform sandals $650.00, FarFetch. com; SACAI platform buckled sandals $186.00 FarFetch. com; KENZO platform wedge sandals $342.74 FarFetch. com; THAKOON ADDITION Jade sandals $346.50 FarFetch. com; ROBERT CLERGERIE Adios wedge sandals $385.00 FarFetch.com; SOPHIA WEBSTER Suki flatform sandals $269.34 FarFetch.com; TIBI platform sandals $450.00 FarFetch.com.

SOPHIA WEBSTER

ROBERT CLERGERIE

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THAKOON ADDITION


W W W. PA N A C H E - L I N G E R I E . C O M


IN THEIR SHOES FROM SOUTH AFRICA WITH LOVE.

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t’s a family affair at Michael Maven, a label founded by siblings Natasha Michael, Nadia Michael and Mihkael Michael. Based in South Africa, this talented trio deliver designs that are as luxurious as they are practical. “Years ago we owned a multi-brand clothing store and the feedback we got from our female clientele was always the same. They wanted shoes and clothing that were excellent quality, feminine but strikingly simple and beautiful at the same time,” says Nadia Michael—whose focus is on the business side of the label. “This was when we realized that there was a gap in the market for a new, fresh brand that truly embraced the female form.” Sitting down with her fellow siblings they began to conceptualize Michael Maven. They wanted the name to reflect their identity while embracing their aspirations. “The definition of Maven is a “trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others,” explains Nadia. “Michael Maven was therefore born out of who we are—Michael is our surname—and what we aspire to become.” Possessing complementary skills, the trio have defined roles within the company as well as contributing to the brand’s overall direction and aesthetic. Being siblings, however, does have it’s challenges. Do you ever fight? I ask. “All the time,” laughs Nadia. “We bicker and fight and have differences of opinions, but still maintain a mutual respect and understanding for each other. The perks of working together are knowing that we can truly trust each other and lean on each other

for inspiration and motivation. We have the same taste as well, so even though we differ on opinions, our ideas and vision for the brand are very much aligned.” From its inception, Michael Maven was created to be a lifestyle brand, a one-stop shop for discerning fashion lovers. Here, you will the perfect little black dress and an exquisite pump to complete the look. As the brand grows, so too will its offerings. Based in South Africa and handcrafted in Italy, Michael Maven is a great example of today’s fashion global market, harnessing today’s technology to do business around the world— whether it’s exploring opportunities in Japan or managing orders from Italy. The brand is inspired by their geography but not governed by it. “We do not consider Michael Maven to be a South African brand, but an international brand, catering to an international market,” adds Nadia. “We consider ourselves global citizens, and are lucky enough to be living in a country that is so rich in diversity and also very influenced by the rest of the world. I think being exposed to all of this has honed our artistic talents and our design aesthetic. I don’t think ones geographic location necessarily needs to dictate ones design aesthetic.” With expansion on the horizon for 2015, Michael Maven is destined to hit a store near you offering minimalist, feminine and elegant fashion that transcends borders. MichaelMavenOnline.com — ANGELA GILLTRAP

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SCANDINAVIAN STYLE COPENHAGEN CALLING

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uality materials, clean lines, understated details and natural colors are the identifying elements of footwear’s hottest ‘it’ brand Ivylee Copenhagen. Cofounded three years ago by fashion and footwear designer, Kristine Holgaard, the collection is all about what she describes as Nordic Elegance. “Nordic Elegance is more about how you feel wearing your outfit rather than showing it off,” explains Holgaard. “We prefer clean and timeless silhouettes with understated details. Colorwise, there’s a lot of neutrals—black, white and grays —often with an added pop of color. Ivylee Copenhagen adds a little feminine flavor and a touch of understated cool to the simple and clean Nordic look.” This city-chic aesthetic translates to markets around the world as consumers begin to abandon “fast fashion” in lieu of timeless styles made of quality materials. In fact,

Ivylee Copenhagen was first launched in the Australian market with much success. Now found throughout Europe and the U.S., it’s attracting loyal fans around the world. For Holgaard, it’s a labor of love as she molds and shapes each design. She works closely with the brand’s manufacturing partners in Portugal who themselves, are seasoned shoe makers. It is definitely a learning process for both sides. “Sometimes they don’t believe a new idea is possible,” says Holgaard. “And we teach them something, by making the impossible, possible, and sometimes, it is the other way around. This process refines every little detail, from the concept—an idea drawn on paper—to the creation—when the factory’s machines make it come alive.” With Autumn/Winter collections coming ‘alive’ as we speak, one thing we can be sure of, Nordic Elegance is here to stay. IvyleeCopenhagen.com — A.G.

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STEPPING OUT THE LAUNCH OF LONDON LUXURY LABEL, KARINA IK.

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here’s nothing quite as exciting as a brand’s first collection; witnessing years of inspiration come to life. This is the case with newly launched label Karina IK. Based in London handcrafted in Italy, the focus of Karina IK is precision and craftsmanship, its founder Karina Oikonomidou-Ikonomova committed to every aspect of the business. It was originally fashion however, that drew her into the design world. “The whole fashion industry process of supply chain, distribution and sales always attracted me,” says Karina. “But then on my foundation degree at UAL Chelsea College of Art and Design I realized I was obsessed with leathers!” Karina had found her passion and made the decision to focus on footwear. “I realized that everyone needs shoes, it’s such an important part of our wardrobe. It is the main detail of an outfit and if the shoes are of good quality and look good, the rest comes second.” Karina completed the BA degree in Footwear product design and development from London’s Cordwainers College (LCF) adding to her vast and diverse qualifications which include a Master of Science from Imperial College London and degree in marketing from the Polimoda Institute of Design in Florence. After graduating, Karina continued to hone her skills taking orders for customized shoes in London. In her mind however, the company was taking shape. In 2015, it became official and Karina IK came to life with the Autumn/ Winter 2016 Opus Magnum Collection.

A collection that consists of ten styles in thirteen colors designed with quality leathers and exotic skins handpicked from the best tanneries in Italy. Inspired by Divine Proportion and the Golden Mean, these are timeless pieces that will see you through life’s ups and downs created with a particular woman in mind. For Karina, that woman is passionate, confident and active—whether it’s traveling, taking care of a family or on the social circuit. “She has to have a passion,” explains Karina. “The IK woman needs exclusivity in her life, as she has seen the world and appreciates quality and rarity. She needs shoes that can keep up with her busy lifestyle and that are comfortable; that allow her the confidence on the ground that reflects the power she holds.” As a designer, Karina is committed to providing luxury shoes that are comfortable and chic. “When it comes to shoes, comfort is necessary as it is our health we are talking about,” she explains. “Our feet are directly connected with the majority of organs in our bodies.” It is this message along with the creation of timeless designs that are the brand’s upcoming focus. “One of our big projects for 2015 is to create an awareness among young women especially, to start looking after the health of their feet. After all, we want them to wear IK shoes for as long as they would like to!” For lovers of heavenly heels, we look forward to the future of Karina IK and the luxury footwear revolution that creates killer kicks that can keep up with our busy lives. KarinaIK.com — JULIA STUART

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BEJEWELED

THE RISE OF NEW YORK’S LELE SADOUGHI.

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ele Sadoughi launched her eponymous line of jewelry in September 2012. Even she, a seasoned industry professional, couldn’t have predicted the brand’s meteoric rise. “I was fortunate to have garnered a decade of experience at big corporations, including J. Crew and Tory Burch,” explains Sadoughi. “I started my own line right after I got married because I wanted a more flexible schedule when starting a family. Of course, I work more now than ever before—isn’t that always the case— but it’s enormously rewarding to build something on my own.” Her coveted line of statement jewelry has graced the pages of Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR, WSJ Magazine, The New York Times and been worn by everyone from Naomi Campbell to Nicole Kidman. The brand launched with retailers Moda Operandi and Neimanmarcus.com and soon everyone from Net-a-Porter to Harvey were stocking her unique, colorful creations. “I feel fortunate to have built such a wonderful team that is truly excited for the

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growth OF Lele Sadoughi,” says Sadoughi. “At first, we were calling press and retailers, and now we have them perusing us. That’s the best compliment!” Sadoughi likes to experiment with different cuts of genuine stones in her jewelry working with marble, sandstone, hematite and milky glass stones as well as gold=plated brass. Her goal is to create conversation pieces that can express our mood of the day. “When you look good, you feel good,” says Sadoughi. “Personally, I’m drawn to statement pieces, and like to think the women who wear my jewels with pride stand taller and feel confident.” Now in its third year, this tireless designer—and now mother of two—is busy working on a home collection. She plans to evolve Lele Sadoughi into a lifestyle brand with many more products on offer. Whether you’re already a fan or are yet to discover her bold and beautiful creations, keep an eye out for more Sadoughi magic in stores very soon. LeleSadoughi.com — A.G.


GLOBE TROTTERS THE JET SETTING WORLD OF A PEACE TREATY.

A Peace Treaty launched in 2008 with a scarf line of 500 units. The collection sold out within a few days. Shortly after, Saks Fifth Avenue called. Co-founders Farah Malik and Dana Arbib knew then that they were onto something big. Fast forward to today, and A Peace Treaty is sold in over 90 select retailers in over 25 different countries. They are a part of the coveted CFDA Incubator program and continue to deliver chic and sustainable accessories to a loyal international audience. We caught up with the dynamic duo to talk technology, travel, and the wonderful world of jewelry. — APeaceTreaty.com A Peace Treaty is a great name, how did it come about? The name “A Peace Treaty” represents a pact on many levels. Firstly, between us founders since we come from different cultures and religious backgrounds that are usually


in opposition. Secondly, we build connections to artisans in countries that don’t typically get to sell their products in the Western market or in the luxury fashion space. And, thirdly, we are constantly navigating across cultural boundaries, border restrictions, customs, and importation codes whilst building bridges and connectivity to other regions of the world. So, we also see the company name as a tongue-in-cheek nod to that part of our work. It’s been a seemingly swift rise to the top, how did you develop the brand? We developed the brand by being very discerning about our distribution and growth. We pursued our favorite designers, artists and friends and great collaborations that helped grow the brand in new markets and arenas— including were Jonathan Simkhai, Lucio Castro, Ralph Lauren, Cole Haan, and we have a new Theory Men’s collaboration available now. We currently sell at over 90 select retailers in over 25 countries, and our e-commerce website ships internationally to individuals. What is the driving inspiration behind A Peace Treaty’s unique aesthetic? We draw inspiration from our combined heritages; Dana is North African and Farah is Pakistani, so these cultural motifs play a major part in informing our concepts and design. Equally

importantly, A Peace Treaty’s process is also highly attuned to both culture and locale: We first seek out beautiful, traditional techniques not oft-seen in luxury fashion markets, or which have become increasingly obsolete in countries once treasured for their artisan-work. We design our collection around these indigenous practices, seeking out the most talented and skilled masters in specific countries to hand-make A Peace Treaty designs (both textiles and metalsmithing). We’re also always scouring libraries in our favorite cities around the world as well as historical archives, old markets, and our own travel encounters for inspiration. We both hold three passports each, and speak multiple languages. Farah has lived in eight countries; Dana in five. As you are constantly on the go, are you the kind of people who love airline wi-fi, or do you like time to disconnect? We love disconnecting onboard and like to use this time to get back to tactile enjoyment: reading books and magazines in paper form, writing letters to friends, and sketching. We also like to think that hovering over the world provides a converse kind of “grounding” and access to another dimension of thinking and ideas. When sourcing materials, what are your defining guidelines? Quality is king,

and our Rolodex is vast! We’ve trekked to the corners of the earth to find the world’s most talented hands that: weave the finest cashmere fibers in the Himalayas; block-print in Pakistan; knit alpaca in the Andes Mountains; or carve intricate stone in Jaipur.  We truly believe that working in this way amounts to a more beautiful product. Additionally, we believe that all things are more beautiful when the maker has put their lives, dreams and hopes into creating them; therefore conscious, philanthropic manufacturing is the basis on which our business model was built.  What’s in store for 2015? We’re releasing a beautiful SS15 jewelry collection of 24K gold and beautiful buffalo bone (naturally, the bone is sustainably harvested). We’ll also have sumptuous handwoven muslin scarves in seas of gorgeous muted shades. And you’ll definitely see us next year in our caftans that travel perfectly from city to sea. We’ve already started layering them over jeans, and can’t wait to don them poolside as well. We also hope to get more passport stamps in 2015! As members of the CFDA Incubator program, we have quite a few travel trips coming up, and many more fantastic collaborations in the works.

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PRINT Photographed by JASON SETIAWAN Styled by FABIOLA LEDESMA

SIMPLY B top; MATERIA PRIMA choker; MARY ELLEN GALLAGHER shark tooth necklace; ABBY CARNEVALE JEWELRY turquoise necklace; GEOGRAPHY 541 cuff; LHN JEWELRY ring.

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Left: CUSTO BARCELONA top; LEKA skirt; ABBY CARNEVALE JEWELRY earrings; I STILL LOVE YOU NYC bracelet; BEBE belt; SIMPLY B shoes. Right: CUSTO BARCELONA top; SIMPLY B skirt; GEOGRAPHY 541 necklace; ABBY CARNEVALE JEWELRY ring; MARSKINRYYPPY shoes.


CUSTO BARCELONA dress and pants; SPECIES BY THE THOUSANDS chocker; GEOGRAPHY 541 necklace; PASACLE MONVOISIN ring; EMM KUO purse.

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CUSTO BARCELONA dress and jacket; IOSSELLIANI earrings; GEOGRAPHY 541 necklace; LHN JEWELRY ring; EMM KUO purse; LAURENCE DACADE shoes.

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FRANCESCA LIBERATORE shirt; KTZ top; IOSSELLIANI necklace; ABBY CARNEVALE JEWELRY ring; EMU shoes.


CUSTO BARCELONA dress; SIMPLY BE kimono; GEOGRAPHY 541 earrings; LHN JEWELRY bracelet; JOY GRYSON bag.


Left: GEORGINE trench, top and shorts; IOSSELLIANI bracelet; EMM KUO backpack; HAT ATTACK scarf worn as turban; LAURENCE DACADE shoes. Right: GEORGINE bodysuit; SIMPLY BE coat; GEOGRAPHY 541 necklace; LHN JEWELRY ring; SIMPLY BE scarf worn as turban; LAURENCE DACADE shoes.

Makeup: JUDI GABBAY Hair: DAMIAN MONZILLO Set and Prop Stylist: FABIO RAMIREZ Art Director: ANGELA GILLTRAP Production Manager: PAOLA VALESQUEZ Stylist’s Assistants: CRISTINA SI AND HENRY ELLARD JR Photographer’s Assistant: BRANDI NICOLE Models: ANA TESS and VERO ULIANOVA for Q MANAGEMENT

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WILD \\ escape \\

Photographed by RODNEY RAY Styled by OVAIS SHEIKH


FREE PEOPLE dress; SOLE SOCIETY shoes.

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JOIE blouse; FRAME pants.

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NANETTE LEPORE dress.


NANETTE LEPORE dress.


CARMEN MARC VALVO dress; SOLE SOCIETY shoes.

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SANDRO dress; DINAH RAPHAELLE headpiece.

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FREE PEOPLE top; 7 FOR ALL MANKIND pants. Creative Director: LULU Makeup: RYAN ROBERTS for BECCA COSMETIC and MCINTYRE MANAGEMENT Hair: DINAH RAPHAELLE for PRIVI HAIRCARE Model: KATTY U for WILHELMINA and FINNEAS


PREMONITION top; EVA FRANCO pants; SWAROVSKI necklace; Vintage bracelet.


Stay-cation Photographed by LAURA IVORRA Styled by A.M.G

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FRANCESCA LIBERTORE dress; MUJUS necklace; KISS AND TELL shoes.

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SIMPLY BE dress; SWAROVSKI sunglasses; SALLY FERRAR earrings; PIAZZA SEMPIONE cuff.


THREE OF SOMETHING shirt and shorts; Stylist’s own earrings; SWAROVSKI ring; UNITED NUDE shoes.


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SIMPLY BE scarf and swimsuit; IIKONEE shorts; AURATE NEW YORK earrings; Stylist’s own bracelet.

Hair and Makeup: SELDA CORTES for EUFORA INTERNATIONAL, T3 MICRO, URBAN DECAY COSMETICS Art Director: LUCIA PURON Model: MICHAELA V for RED MODELS NY Location: @THEMCKIBBINLOFT, BROOKLYN

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Up& Away Photographed by BETH STERNBAUM Styled by SEPI JAVA

ZIMMERMANN bodysuit and coat; SOPHIA WEBSTER shoes.

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KEEPSAKE romper; MIU MIU glasses.

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ZIMMERMANN dress; VERONICA B necklace; SOPHIE WEBSTER shoes.


ZIMMERMANN dress; VALENTINO shoes; Vintage necklace.


CYNTHIA ROWLEY dress; VERONICA B necklace; CHANEL sunglasses.

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ZIMMERMANN top and skirt; CHANEL sunglasses; CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN shoes.

Model: MAE MAE for TWO MODEL MANAGEMENT Makeup: COURTNEY HAGEN for OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS Hair: VALENE DEL ROSARIO for BUMBLE AND BUMBLE


LOST IN paradise Photographed by RODNEY RAY Styled by OVAIS SHEIKH


TED BAKER dress.

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ANTHROPOLOGY jumpsuit; SOLE SOCIETY shoes.

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H&M top and skirt; SOLE SOCIETY shoes.


ZARA top; Vintage shawl.


JOHNNY WAS dress.

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ZARA top; VALENTINO pants; Vintage shawl.

Makeup & Hair: CHELSEA CONKLIN Model: GRACE for VOULU MANAGEMENT HEAVEN HAS HEELS summer 2015 | @HHHEELS


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online confessions BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT OUR FAVORITE ONLINE DESTINATIONS. It’s summer time and that means, time to travel. Regardless of your destination, one thing you want, is to look Instagram ready. So this month we’re going behindthe-scenes at one of our favorite Online destinations TravelBeauty.com with founder and CEO Alyssa Barrie Weiss to talk style, travel and the best in beauty.

What inspired the creation of TravelBeauty.com? In my travels to Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the French West Indies, my favorite pastime has always been raiding every pharmacy and luxury boutique I could find to discover the best beauty products each region had to offer. Upon returning home to New York City, I was always floored that I couldn't find any of my favorite products, especially in the city where one can find everything! I also did not want my frequent travels to stop me from having my regimen with me at all times. This meant ensuring all of my products were "TSA-friendly," namely 3.4 fl oz or less (I also realized that many full size products are 3.4 fl oz and less—more on that later). Where could I find the very best products from my travels that could also travel with me? The idea for Travel Beauty was born: An exclusive Online destination that would be the ultimate source of discovery for the finest luxury products from around the globe. What's the best thing about being involved in TravelBeauty.com? There are so many! Doing what I love everyday is one of them. Having worked in the advertising world HEAVEN HAS HEELS summer 2015 | @HHHEELS

and later at The New York Times, my career has spanned marketing, media, advertising and communications and I have also had a life-long infatuation with beauty products. Combining these passions to create a digital native, luxury beauty shopping experience, has been thrilling. One of the most gratifying aspects is receiving so much positive feedback from our customers. We hear from many clients that they are so excited to find us as we not only offer unbelievable products they can't find anywhere else but we also provide comprehensive product guidance and advice as well as superb customer service which makes them feel pampered and special. When Travel Beauty's customers are delighted, so am I! What does an average day on the job look like for you? Every day is completely different. I am an early riser and am usually at my computer, Nespresso in hand, by 6:15am. The beauty business is not as glamorous as it may sound. While traveling the world scouting out new beauty finds is one of my favorite things in life—truly, much of a typical day is devoted to crafting, planning and tweaking marketing and advertising initiatives and developing technology to make Travel Beauty even better. We are continually reexamining the Online shopping experience from the customers' perspective, in the hopes of creating a warmer, more personalized environment that feels like a one-onone consultation. This includes many different touch points, one of which is providing easy to find product

guidance and beauty and wellness services recommendations. Claire McCormack, Travel Beauty's Chief Content Officer heads up content creation for the site. We're really proud of what we publish. Providing expert guidance on products and services is an important part of creating a comprehensive beauty shopping experience. We are passionate about beauty products and services and are not afraid to share our secrets, even the seemingly taboo ones. What are some of you favorite travel products? Travel Beauty has redrawn the lines of what is considered travel size. We abide by the TSA's definition, which is 3.4 fl oz or less. Though travel size typically conjures a visual of miniature size products, the truth is that many full size products fall into these parameters. Most full size face creams and serums, for example, are 1.7 fl oz or less, the manufactures don't market them as travel size but we do. With that in mind, like many frequent flyers, I favor traveling light but don't like to skimp on my regimen so I tend to gravitate towards products that are master multi-taskers. What’s new and exciting for TravelBeauty.com in 2015? We are in the process of on-boarding some new brands Be on the lookout for Emma Hardie, an organic skin and body care brand from the UK, Binchotan Charcoal, a charcoal based product line from Japan, Sapelo Skin Care, an all natural, ultra luxe line from Savannah, GA and others.


TOP TRAVELBEAUTY.COM PICKS FOR SUMMER

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HUILE 27 is fantastic for travel. It can be used as a face, body, hair and cuticle oil as well as a lip balm. This all natural line from Paris is ideal for sensitive and reactive skin types and contains many healing properties. It can even be used après sun on burnt bits.

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HEAVEN SKINCARE Bee Venom Mask This is the mother of all multi-tasking masks. It is an antiaging wonder, containing organic bee venom which literally paralyzes the muscles beneath the skin, much like injectables do. It is literally an organic topical botox (or beetox). When I’m on the road I use it as a moisturizer, it can be left on all day and even used under eye cream. It keeps skin moisturized and protected.

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LAVIDO Gentle Exfoliator Peeling Cream This is a dual purpose organic face scrub and mask. I have extremely sensitive skin and it’s the only exfoliator I can use without drying out my skin. The creamy formula contains scrubby specs, so it moisturizes as it exfoliates. And the mild scent of pomegranate and citrus is both a great eye opener in the morning and soothing to the senses in the evening.

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INSTITUT ESTHEDERM Bronze Repair Age Control Face Cream SPF 20 is an anti-aging sunscreen that can be used as a moisturizer while traveling or at home. Great for the beach, skiing or all year round. This is high tech sun care; it activates the dermis to protect itself against the sun’s rays and though the SPF reads 20, it provides comprehensive protection from the sun.

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the magic of the mediterranean Eye of the Sea is a true project from the heart, the brainchild of former fashion executive Susan Bartholomew. After leaving fashion to start a line of pet accessories, she discovered she had a long-lost sister on the island of Tinos in Greece which was destined to change her life forever. “I met a deep sea fisherman that summer on the island who offered me this shell—known as the Eye of the Sea—as a gift. Little did I know that day, that a wonderful new chapter in my life was beginning.” The Eye of the Sea is a deep water shell that is said to have magical energies that offer strength and protection. Bartholomew incorporated these beautiful pieces into a bracelet alongside precious stones that have specific meaning. “Next thing I know, I’m sitting in Greece selling

bracelets,” she laughs. Back home in New York City, she headed to a meeting at Henri Bendel and soon found herself selling Eye of the Sea bracelets to customers the world over. Today, there are countless combinations from which to choose, all created to inspire. The Eye of the Sea bracelet pictured below for example, features turquoise beads, a stone of health and healing said to bring wisdom and absorb negativity. The Spiras (in brass) is a sign of healing energy. For Bartholomew, these accessories are more than stylish accessories they are daily affirmations of strength. “I gave a bead to a fisherman and my life changed forever. Sometimes we simply need the courage in life to watch for the signs.” EyeoftheSea.com — A.G.

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AN EVOLUTIONARY STYLE PORTUGUESE BRAND PELCOR TAKES CORK TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL. Pelcor’s first design—a cork umbrella—debuted in 2003 the brainchild of Sandra Correia. Unique, fashionable and unexpected, Pelcor’s rise through the fashion ranks has been a slow and steady process. Today, the all-cork accessories brand is taking the U.S. by storm. We caught up with its tireless founder, Sandra Correia, to talk fashion, style and the evolution of one of fashion’s unsung heroes. — Pelcor.pt Why cork? Cork always has been in my family for generations. It all began in the 1930s with my grandfather who produced cork wine stoppers. My father further developed the family business producing champagne corks and now me, with Pelcor. Since I was a child, I grew up in my father’s factory and I have cork in my blood. My dream was to make cork fashionable and this has been my path. Pelcor has transformed over the years, expanding internationally, how have the design aspects changed to accommodate the global market? Design changes have been fundamental for Pelcor’s worldwide expansion. Over the last few years, one of our principal strategies has been investing in our creative design team in three areas (Fashion design, Accessories

and Graphics). We’ve searched for trendy textures, colors, volume for our new collections and premium branding for our design graphics. Our creative director, Eduarda Abbondanza—who is also the President of Lisbon Fashion Week—is a very experienced and talented when it comes to all things design. The changes we made are always supported by the vision of this great designer. Pelcor’s vision is to be a fashion accessories label recognized globally for their values and primary material—unique, exclusive and luxurious. What’s the best thing about being ‘Made in Portugal’? Made in Portugal, means that we develop a unique culture of how to work with cork skin maintaining quality control and at same time testing new applications and developments. What’s the most exciting thing about your job? For me, the most exciting thing is seeing my brand grow and watching the reaction of retailers, surprised and excited about each new collection. What does an average day look like for you? I am always traveling in my country, because our headquarters are in the South of Portugal and our design and production are in the Center and North of

the country. I usually get up at 7am, I have a Portuguese water dog called Corky and we go outside every morning. I check all of my mail from the previous night and go to work around 9am. Around 5pm I try to stop work and go to the gym, I have dinner at home or if I am traveling, I go out to dinner with team, clients and other opinion makers. Around 11pm I go to check my mail again and keep working until 12am. Usually I stay one week in South Portugal, then one week in the Center and North Portugal and another traveling in Europe. From 2 months in 2 months I fly to USA, were I stay for one month, usually traveling between LA, NY and WDC, promoting Pelcor in U.S.A. I never stop, but I am happy because I do what I love to do. What can we expect from Pelcor in the coming seasons? For 2015, my goal is to open a Pelcor flagship store in New York (Soho) and in 2016 a second store in Los Angeles. I want people to be able to feel Pelcor, touch Pelcor and discover this unique material called Cork by Pelcor. Also in 2015, we are launching a new collection for dogs, called Corky by Pelcor. This collection features collars and leash for dogs, with our Pelcor branding and I want to say, you’re go to love it.


SUMMER READ Summer is the perfect time to catch up on your favorite novels. We recently caught up with author Andrea Lochen, who has gives us a sneak preview of her latest book Imaginary Things (Astor + Blue Editions).

Imaginary Things follows the “real/surreal” life of Anna Jennings, a burned-out and broke, twenty-two-year-old single mother who moves to her grandparents’ rural home for the summer—escaping a bad marriage, with her fouryear-old son, David, in tow. The sudden appearance of shadowy dinosaurs forces Anna to admit that either she’s lost her mind or she can see her son’s active imagination. As David’s visions become more persistent and threatening, Anna must learn to differentiate between which dangers are real and which are imagined, and who she can truly trust.

When I was seventeen years old, Patrick Gill entered my life like a missile fired from a rocket launcher. Whoosh! And suddenly my hair was on fire, my breast impaled, and my clothes flaking off my body into ashes. It probably had something to do with the fact that I had just returned to Milwaukee after a ho-hum, “safe” year in Salsburg, and my mom had preemptively enrolled me in an all girls’ Catholic school, even though we weren’t practicing Catholics. It probably also had something to do with the fact that Patrick was the most captivating creature I had ever seen. He had the dark, mournful features of an archangel, but bleached blond hair with one black stripe defiantly streaking across the back of his head at a diagonal. His lean ropy muscles were covered in elaborate black tattoos—a wild mustang, a hawk, a Chinese dragon, a panther, a Celtic cross. We met in a church, of all places: the Basilica of St. Josaphat. My class was taking a field trip, and we were shuffling along the marble floors in our hideous uniforms (olive green polo shirts and unflattering gray skirts) like we were walking the green mile. Some of us clutched clipboards to our waists with worksheets attached that demanded the answers to such mind-numbing questions as: What church was the Basilica commissioned to resemble? What events led to the martyrdom of St. Josaphat? I had ditched mine almost immediately. My friend, Pippa, had just stepped outside for a cigarette, and I was contemplating joining her even though cigarette smoke made my eyes itchy and watery. It was oppressively quiet inside the church; I felt like the eyes of Jesus and all the saints were watching me from every which angle, and they didn’t like what they saw. Ahead of me, Marguerite Clemens and Billie Van der Wal, the two most popular—and therefore, most hated—girls in the junior class, were whispering and laughing behind their cupped hands. I followed their gaze, and there he was: lying on a pew, stretched out on his back, his leather jacket balled up beneath his head like a pillow. He was gazing up at the dome, furiously scribbling in a sketchbook.


EYE ON DESIGN TALKING SUMMER TRENDS WITH ROBERT MATTHEW FASHION. What colors scream summer to you? We are loving coral colors and the juicy orange shades of tangerine like our Hannah Shoulder Tote (pictured left). It’s fun and energizing, without being blinding. What three elements make for the ultimate handbag? Accents: We love the classic, clean look while still remaining unique. Our Emma Tote features small studded accents to add this unique style yet staying sophisticated. Storage: Accessibility and style are key. Our Stella Satchel looks small and chic from the outside, but inside there’s multiple zipper pockets, dividers and plenty of room for daily belongings. Convenience: We’re taking full advantage of the adjustable shoulder strap so handbags can be worn for a hands-free option.

What is the “little black dress’ of the handbag world? A classic tote bag in tan goes with almost everything. Our Charlotte tote is all the rave this season. What’s the correct way to care for your handbags for ultimate longevity? Stuffing your handbag with old T-shirts is a great way for it to retain its shape. Spraying your bag with a protective spray once or twice a year is also advised. What are the most ontrend shapes and sizes for Summer? A structured design is trending amongst women this season. It’s professional enough for work but chic enough for happy hour. Our Hailey tote is a classic go-to mid-size tote. — RobertMatthew.com

SIRE’S CROWN EYEWEAR DELIVERS GUILT-FREE STYLE FOR THE DISCERNING FASHIONISTA. Saving the world is all about making better choices. It’s the core philosophy of Sire’s Crown Eyewear. Co-founded by optician Chris Erven and designer CJ Thomason, the talented duo joined forces in 2007 to create eco-friendly, wooden eyewear and haven’t looked back. Produced in Downtown Los Angeles, the fashion-forward can choose from eight vintage styles of frames. Each made from a composite mixture of cotton fiber and wood pulp, and then customized with thousands of options and combinations of thin wood veneer. Each pair of glasses is a one-of-a-kind creation. Plus, Sire’s Crown Eyewear’s has teamed up with TreesForTheFuture.org, so for every pair of frames sold, 100 trees are planted. Sounds like a fashion forward choice to me. — SiresEyewear.com

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This month, we chat with mover and shaker Karen Giberson DiPietro, President of The Accessories Council, a not-for-profit, national trade organization whose mission, is to stimulate consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessory products. How did you get involved in the accessory design industry? I started working in retail at Macy’s, right out of college and was lucky enough to spend some of my early years working in the sterling silver jewelry buying department. I loved it! Accessories have been in my life—in some way— ever since that time. What do you love most about the accessory word? There is so much variety in our world. From jewelry to bags, scarves, hats, shoes, small leather goods, sunglasses... What’s not to love? I am very fortunate to get to work with young designers and existing brands. It’s exceptionally gratifying when we can help our members sell products or see them get great press based on our assistance. We love it when our brands grow and flourish. There is also so much variety in what our office does; we never get bored. From educational events to trade shows, press events, to our gala awards—there is never a dull moment at the AC office! What are your prime responsibilities? I run the strategy for the entire office, do all planning, oversee execution, budgets and daily operations of the trade association. What are the key ingredients to creating a successful accessory brand? Great product and design, HEAVEN HAS HEELS summer 2015 | @HHHEELS

refreshing and unique point of view, solid branding, perceived value (even at luxury prices) smart business management, dedication and, hard work and determination. There are very few overnight successes. What advice would you give to those wanting to get into the accessory design world? It’s a fun business! It will take drive and commitment. The cost of entry for many categories is reasonable, many of our companies start from home. One must be willing to get involved in sales, supply chain and press. You can do much of this yourself out of the gate. Come visit the AC website, AccessoriesCouncil.org, as we have many programs and opportunities for new brands and designers. When it comes to the next-bigthing, which designers are on your radar for 2015? There are so many to choose from! Kate Falchi’s gorgeous handbags are a must, chic hair wreaths by Ellen Hunter NYC; MR Collective has the perfect leather backpack, Luxchillas—the bags just make us happy! Soxxy—technology and fashion merge for a smart product, Alana Bess—beautiful jewelry! Looking forward to the launch of MCM sunglasses, love Corinne McCormack’s new optical frames for petite faces, Hookedup Shapewear-smart design for a smooth silhouette, not new, but looking forward to pulling out my Jack Rogers Sandals! Also buying a pair of Sam Edelman animal print sandals. Sardeira just launched a beautiful new fine jewelry collection—I may need an elephant, shall I go on? — AccessoriesCouncil.org


Images: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim | Maaji Swimwear

THE FASHION HIGHLIGHTS FROM MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK MIAMI SWIM SPRING/SUMMER 2015


SUBOO Australian swimwear label Suboo has been going from strength to strength since launching at Miami Swim Week in 2013. This season proved once again why they continue to rule the runway. The brand combine futuristic designs, signature prints and bold color with wearable silhouettes for show stopping swimwear. — Suboo.com.au

AQUARELLA SWIMWEAR Launched at MercedesBenz Swim Week in July 2012, Aquarella is inspired by the statuesque beauty, power and mystery of Greek Goddesses. This season, it was all about bold prints and block colors in figure flattering silhouettes. The perfect wardrobe addition to beach-loving beauties. — AquarellaSwimwear. com


Photos: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim

6 SHORE ROAD BY POOJA Founded by designer Pooja Kharbanda, 6 Shore Road is inspired by Kharbanda’s Indian heritage, international travels and New York base. Worn by celebrities Ashley Tisdale, Kim Kardashian, Kristin Cavallari and more, her bohemian chic vibe translated to trendworthy resort wear on the runways of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim. — ­ 6ShoreRoad.com

MARA HOFFMAN SWIM Mara Hoffman is known for her bold prints and bohemian vibe, her swim collection encapsulates this and more. This season, we saw geometric cut outs, exotic animal motifs and killer cover-ups. High waisted bikinis ruled the runway while a variety of sexy silhouettes prove the one-piece is here to stay. — MaraHoffman. com

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BELUSSO Belusso has taken luxury swimwear to a whole new level offering a design known as the “Lusso”, swimwear embellished with 14k gold and semiprecious stones such as turquoise, carnelian, citrine and coral. The ultimate vacation conversation starter, designer Kirsten EhrigSarkisian once again delivered a chic, wearable collection of covet-able resort wear. — Belusso.com

CLOVER CANYON Designed and produced in Los Angeles, Clover Canyon is known for their signature prints and streamlined silhouettes. This season, we saw pastel shades and high wasted bikinis hit the runways of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Strategic cutouts and sporty styles make these the perfect active summer wear. — CloverCanyon.com


Photos: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim

DOLORES CORTÉS Since 1951 Dolores Cortes has been delivering fashion forward swimwear to the masses. The Spanish designer is constantly seeking out new technology and techniques to incorporate into her designs for on-trend, resort-ready fashion. — Dolores-Cortes.com

WE ARE HANDSOME Australian swimwear label We Are Handsome delivered inspired designs on the runway of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim. Channeling 1950s Hollywood glamor, this talented husband and wife duo create designs for every body shape, occasion and vacation. — WeAreHandsome.com

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MAX MARTIN’S STEAMY SS15 COLLECTION. We can’t get enough of Max Martin’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. Shot in L.A., it showcases the best in heavenly heels from the up-and-coming luxury footwear brand. Designed and handcrafted in the U.S.A., Max Martin is going from strength to strength since launching in 2014. Check out our favorites at HeavenHasHeels.com. — MaxMartin.co

Photographer ODESSY BARBU Producer TRACIE MAY-WAGNER Stylist ZOE BATTLES Hair/Make-up KATIE CORDERO Models DARYA SHKLYAR

ONE TO WATCH


WELL HEELED HOT SEAT ‘Elegantly Bold,’ is how fine jewelry designer Marcia Budet likes to describe her creations and indeed, her signature aesthetic—that combines geometric configurations with bold colored stones—quickly catapulted this former Architect into the ranks of the jewelry world’s elite. This month, we put the industrious designer, in our Well Heeled Hot Seat to talk style, fashion and those extra few inches. — MarciaBudet.com Flats or five inches? Five inch heels! Tiny tote or enormous bag? Even though I only make an effort to never leave home without lipstick, my cell phone and business cards— which can easily fit in a tiny tote—I have a bad reputation for always carrying super heavy, enormous (and gorgeous!) bags. Satins or sequins? Satin looks super chic during the day and can effortlessly crossover into night engagements, which is perfect for women like me, who are always on the go. Overdressed or under-dressed? Overdressed over under-dressed all day everyday. What’s your fashion mantra to the masses? My brand’s mission and mantra: I want to make women feel “Elegantly Bold.” I design conversation pieces for the not-so-shy, fashion forward woman that is on the hunt for statement-making pieces with a timeless feel. That said, I say, keep it sharp and tailored, then wear one unexpected piece that blows everyone away. If you were a shoe, what shoe would you be? I would be a pair of Valentino Garavani black leather booties with fringe detail. HEAVEN HAS HEELS summer 2015 | @HHHEELS


six essential travel shoes HOW TO TAKE YOUR SHOES ON VACATION. There are a few universal, human struggles: death, taxes, when to clean out your DVR...One such burden is packing. Like a soothsayer, you’re expected to know what you’ll need for the next six days (seven nights). And even a weekend trip is fraught with complications. Will the style be dressy? Casual? Sporty? And no single accessory is harder to pack than shoes. They’re a bulky necessity and every occasion calls for a different kind! To help travelers, renowned NYC podiatrist Dr. Suzanne Levine has assembled a simple guide to starting your vacation on the right foot. “Whether you are headed to a weekend in the Hamptons, a party in St. Tropez, or a trek in the Tetons, it’s important to avoid any extra weight.” According to Dr. Levine, almost all trips require only three to five pairs of shoes and her mantra is: “Comfort, confidence, class.” Pick and choose from the following list for what fits your trip. — InstituteBeaute.com CHIC DAYTIME WEAR: Ballet flats. Whether they are Chanel or Sketchers, you don’t have to be a prima donna to feel like you’re dancing through the streets with this versatile and packable choice. One caveat: they don’t have much support. To help, Dr. Levine has engineered gel inserts called Pillows for your Feet® that rest comfortably under the foot’s arch and are reusable. This one-two punch takes up no space at all. STYLISH BEACHWEAR: Foam platform or high plastic sandals. They are fashionable, dry easily, and support your foot well. Look for shades that match your skin tone to elongate the leg and give a leaner illusion. A good pair can take 10 pounds off your appearance. WALKING SHOES: One of the best parts of traveling is seeing the sights. And what better way than on foot, getting lost in a new city or exploring a coastal town. Most athletic companies like Nike, New Balance and Adidas make a lightweight sneaker with a flexible, synthetic shell. And luckily, all offer stylish options. EXERCISE WEAR: Depending on your sport of choice, you can either pack a running shoe or cross trainer. If you plan on hiking or exploring different terrains be sure to look for a shoe with ankle support. A walking shoe can often pull double duty in this department. EVENING WEAR: Ideally, a heel should be 2 to 2 ½ inches high. Always pack a simple black pair, and when in doubt, a neutral shade is a good second option. And if your shoes are new, you must wear them in slightly before your trip. For minor pain associated with wearing heels, Dr. Levine has a created a topical numbing spray called Stiletto Rx® that applies effortlessly and reduces pain for hours. WONDERFUL WEDGES: Wedges are huge this season, but they’re also bulky. Find a comfortable pair that fits your arch and wear them directly onto the plane. You’ll board your flight in style and save room in your suitcase for all the good stuff you’ll be bringing back from your trip! HEAVEN HAS HEELS summer 2015 | @HHHEELS


Model: ASYA MISKIMOVA for i-Model

BEAUTY Photographed by ALENA KRUPETSKOVA Hair and Makeup by MARINA KRUPETSKOVA


EDITOR’S PICK

Summer is all about Slip, Slop, Slap. Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat. Safe Harbor Natural Skincare produces a collection of sunscreen that is high on our summer hit list. With a focus on providing the most natural, effective and chemical-free suncare it features a blend of ingredients that include red algae, green tea, sea buckthorn and jojoba. All that’s left to do is choose your tropical destination.

SUMMER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS FOR THE URBAN JETSETTER. For that fresh from the beach look, check out Eufora International’s Sea Spritz, Beach Texture Spray. Featuring a unique blend of aloe vera, epsom salts, algae, green tea and glycerin, it adds body, texture and hold without the leaving your hair stiff.

SAFE HARBOR Sunscreen Available at Walmart, SafeHarborSuncare.com

EUFORA INTERNATIONAL Sea Spritz Beach Texture Spray, Eufora.net

We’ve fallen head-over-heels for Oil Essentials, a collection of natural beauty oils that nourish and heal to deliver healthy shiny hair and youthful skin and nails. Made with sustainable blends of essential oils, they are a powerful yet affordable addition to your skincare arsenal. OIL ESSENTIALS Available at Rite Aid, OilEssentialsBeauty.com

Regardless of the care you take, your skin needs a little TLC over the summer. Enter Hey Honey 911 Pro Gel, a formula that harnesses the healing power of Propolis, nature’s best kept secret from the beehive. Featuring purifying herbal components, this magic in a bottle repairs and soothes skin damage to your face and body. HEY HONEY 911 Pro Gel, HeyHoney.com

Let me introduce one of our favorite two-in-one products from Aureli, their Firming Carrot Broad Spectrum SPF 30. An ultra-silky body gel it helps firm the skin while protecting against the sun using a unique formula infused with carrot oil. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, isn’t it time you treated yourself? AURELI Firming Carrot Broad Spectrum SPF 30, AureliSuncare.com


pony up OUR RESIDENT BEAUTY EXPERT TALKS RUNWAY HAIR TRENDS. Images: Maria Escote SS15 | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid

Summer isn’t always your hair’s best friend but this season, the high pony is making a comeback. On the catwalks of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, designer Maria Escote paired her urban street-chic with the power pony for a formidable fashion look. We asked our resident hair expert Selda Cortes to give us the lowdown on this season’s most coveted up-do. What’s the best thing about the power pony? The best thing about a high ponytail—or the power pony—is that it helps keep you cool. High ponytails are very practical for women with medium to long hair, particularly when the summer heat makes you want to keep your hair away from your skin. It can be fashionable when it is used to expose a woman’s nape or draw attention to the open back on a dress. Why do you think the power pony is a great summer hair style? Because it keeps you fresh, it’s easy to do, and in general it works for everyone. What tools do you need for the perfect power pony? This one is a simply style. You’ll need a brush, a rubber band, and hairspray.

Any products you would recommend to achieve this hair style? A must-have product is hairspray but there is a product from Eufora that I really like for finishing, it’s called Pure Polish. It helps you to keep it sleek, control the flyaways, while providing a shiny finish. Do you think the power pony is something we are going to see a lot of this summer? I think this past winter we’ve seen many long styles, including ballerina buns and low ponies. These continue to be popular. Many women will want to retain their length while staying comfortable in the heat, so I think we should see many high ponytails this summer.

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the skyn’s the limit “Sometimes beautiful things are born from struggle,” says beauty maven Sarah Kugelman. Her own pursuit of health and wellness led her to the pristine shores of one of the world’s most beautiful and untouched landscapes. It was here that skyn ICELAND was born. How did you get started in the beauty industry? I think I was born a beauty junkie, so when I was getting out of business school with a concentration in marketing (and background in retailing), I went aggressively after every program/ job at a beauty company I could find. I ended up landing at L’Oreal, which is a tough environment but an exceptional training ground for establishing yourself in the beauty industry. I was there for a couple of years and learned the ropes. I then moved onto a marketing position at Bath and Body Works, from there I went to Banana Republic to run their fragrance and body care business and then started my first company Gloss. com which I ultimately sold to The Estee Lauder Companies. I then spent a few years in management before starting skyn ICELAND. Although I think I was always an entrepreneur at heart, I needed to get an education in beauty and feel like I had built a solid foundation before going out on my own. Why Iceland? During the time that I was researching the connection between stress and skin, I traveled to Iceland as part of my lifelong quest to find and explore healthy, “green” places. I completely fell in love with the country, the culture and the pure, unspoiled nature. I was amazed at how beautiful everyone’s skin was and started thinking, ‘What are they using that makes their skin look so flawless?’ I realized it was the incredible, natural, mineral-rich glacial waters that Icelanders bathe in everyday. Now we incorporate those waters into each and every one of our products. Now that I’ve traveled there quite extensively and spent a great deal of time experiencing the wonders of Icelandic nature, I learned, that there is a short growing

season in Iceland (because it is dark for half the year). That combined with mineral-rich, volcanic soil, produces some of the world’s most potent botanicals and herbs. Not to mention the amazing algae and kelp from the Arctic waters. I incorporate many of those natural ingredients into skyn ICELAND’s products, and I am always searching for new ones! I find it amazing and inspiring that the people there are all so environmentally conscious—they are the first country to use thermal and hydrogen power—and have a long history of living off the land and using botanicals/herbs for all types of health issues and imbalances. What ingredients does skyn ICELAND use that differentiates itself from other products on the market? I focus on specific symptoms and attributes of stressed skin, and then I develop products with specific ingredients/technologies that address those problems. We have special antioxidants that address free radicals created when we’re stressed. I use adaptogens that are certain herbs proven to bolster the immune system of skin that’s attacked by stress. I use potent/natural anti-inflammatories that reduce irritation associated with stress, special peptides that make skin ‘happy’ by releasing endorphins on the skin, and more. Lately, I’m into extremophiles; these are ingredients that grow in very cold climates but thrive. They develop certain enzymes to help them acclimate, and these enzymes can work miracles on the skin. I seek out unique potent naturals and new technologies that specifically address the type of damage stress inflicts on the skin. Why are these ingredients important? These ingredients are important because they work. And

at the end of the day, it’s all about performance for me. Do the products really work? Do they do what they say they are going to do? I’ve been unyielding in my standards to create high-performance formulas, and I am proud to say that we have thousands of customer testimonials that support how well our products work. What has been the most exciting part of your journey with the skyn ICELAND? The most exciting has been to see the brand thrive and become successful despite the long journey and rabid competitive landscape. It’s very hard to rise above the fray in this industry, and there are very few independent brands that do. We only hear the success stories, we don’t hear about all of the brands that struggle and fail. To be living my dream and succeeding at it, is no better reward. The icing on the cake is that I get to help women look better, feel better and live healthier lives, that gives me a tremendous amount of gratification and makes me feel like I am doing something worthwhile every day. What exciting developments do you have planned for 2015? We are going to be launching an arctic face oil in the fall that I am extremely excited about. It’s a completely new and innovative technology. We are also launching a new eye treatment into our assortment, as we are known for our eye products, I think this is going to be highly anticipated and the product is great so I look forward to the reception! Plus, we are going to be expanding our distribution all over the country this summer. Finally, our loyal clients who have been dedicated users for years will be able to find us in their home towns. I am over the moon about that. SkynIceland.com


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unlocking the beauty secrets of the geisha THE INSPIRED BEGINNINGS OF A SKINCARE FAVORITE, TATCHA. Six months ago, I discovered the beauty brand Tatcha, an American luxury skincare brand, inspired by the ancient skincare secrets of the geisha. Apart from being exquisitely presented with origami-like packaging, the products are revolutionary in their simplicity, quality of ingredients and luxurious texture. It was a chance encounter by its founder, beauty industry veteran, Victoria Tsai, which set this beauty story in motion. “During one of my business trips to Japan, I had encountered a package of beautiful, gold-flecked blotting paper,” explains Tsai. “Later, I traveled to Japan seeking a more evolved approach to beauty. To begin, I was determined to find the origin of these exquisite papers. I was surprised when I was pointed not to a makeup store, but a gold-leafing factory. The papers are the byproduct of the gold leafing process, hence the flecks of the precious metal embedded within. I asked how the papers came to be a beauty product, and the artisans told me the geisha had discovered their benefits. I asked how the geisha knew, and the artisans told me to ask them myself.” The world of the geisha has always been shrouded in mystery. From their stylized routines to their iconic white makeup, their elegance, deportment and grooming have been the things of legends—and blockbuster movies. But beneath HEAVEN HAS HEELS summer 2015 | @HHHEELS

it all, Tsai made an interesting discovery. “In the Western world, we often envision geisha with their iconic white makeup,” she explains. “I was speechless when I saw one without her makeup on—her skin had a luminous glow that I haven’t seen on anyone except babies. I was also surprised at the simplicity of their skincare rituals. Asian skincare is infamous for having upwards of ten steps, but the geisha’s is three or four. They focus on cleansing oils and gentle exfoliation, rather than foaming cleansers and harsh abrasives like we use.” Having spent a lifetime in the beauty business, Tsai saw an opportunity to pass on these simple yet time-tested techniques and ingredients. And so, Tatcha was born. “We all have a grandmother who had beautiful skin until the very end,” she says. “She wasn’t using the high-tech ingredients we have in today’s market, like peptides and patented molecule complexes and nanoparticles, and yet people don’t look any better now than they did. I wanted something that I felt good about putting on my skin while pregnant, but didn’t love what I was finding in the “natural” area. On top of all of that, I had dermatitis, so I needed options for sensitized skin.” Product development lies at the heart of this unique brand and as with any startup, the road from concept to creation was paved with hard

work and dedication. “We spent years working with some of the most renowned skincare scientists in the world before launching. We created the Tatcha Institute, a research, education and development center, because we are always striving to provide the best formulas possible. Beauty companies rarely have an in-house Research and Development center, but our business philosophy is to love our customers and products more than anyone else. To me, that means owning both of those things and overseeing them yourself.” The investment paid off. Today Tatcha products are found throughout the United States and Asia. This summer, they release their first SPF, something they have been working on for quite some time. “It took over one hundred formula submissions to get it just right,” adds Tsai. They are the official facial for the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay and have more exciting releases penned for 2015. This is a beauty brand worth the hype. When asked to breakdown the three main elements of a successful beauty product, her answer is based upon the brand’s philosophy of efficacy, mindfulness, and results. Regardless of your skin type or ethnicity, Tsai has allowed us all to experience the beauty of Japan one inspired product at a time. Tatcha.com — A.G.


eye on beauty WE CHAT WITH BEAUTY’S MOVERS AND SHAKERS.

Whether it’s a big night out or an occasion to remember, Beautini ensures you’ll look Instagram-ready whatever the occasion. Best of all, they’ll come to you. Created by makeup artist Brittany Lo, this on-the-go beauty service offers everything from Express Makeovers to Makeup Classes. We caught up with the founder herself, in this month’s Eye on Beauty. — BeautiniByBlo.com Describe Beautini in three words: Beauty. Celebration. Experience. If Beautini had a theme song what would it be? Our theme song is easily “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper because that’s what Beautini is all about! If you were stranded on a desert island, what one beauty item would you bring? Tinted moisturizer to keep my face moisturized and fresh. My favorite is Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum with SPF 20. What’s your biggest beauty pet peeve? My biggest pet peeve when it comes to beauty is when someone’s foundation

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doesn’t match the tone of her skin. Nothing is worst than looking like you are wearing a mask because you face is so much darker than your neck. I always suggest blending the foundation past your jawline and onto your neck to avoid this from happening. What’s your beauty mantra to the masses? Find your unique features and flaunt them. Whether it’s big eyes or great eyebrows, it’s important to focus on what makes you beautiful and emphasize those features. This allows you to wear makeup while showcasing your natural beauty. Once you try accentuating every feature on your face then you lose sight of what makes you beautiful in the first place.


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