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fall 2012


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contents TOP-TO-TOE Flying the fashion flag with DSquared2, DKNY and the Calvin Klein Collection.

WISHLIST See what makes our most coveted.

DAWID TOMASZEWSKI One of our favorite fashion designers adds accessories to the mix and we couldn’t be happier.

MARLOUS DE ROODE Carefree clutches and eye-catching design, we catch up with the young Dutch design and talk style.

FACES OF FASHION WEEK Aside from the fabulous collections, fashion week is all about the people and in this issue we feature some of the faces we’re most looking forward to catching up with in New York, Paris and London this season.

THE REAL REAL When it comes to letting go is consignment the new therapy?

HEAVEN SENT Behind-the-scenes at Heaven Has Heels headquarters.

SHOE-TASTIC SHOPPING From us to you, with love. Let your fingers do the walking and nab some of this season’s hottest footwear.

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EDITOR’S note Each one of us plays our part in creating something extraordinary. Whether you were the inspiration, the audience, the client or the clientele; whether you broke someone’s heart or filled it with joy; listened to another’s dreams or had the courage to pursue your own, one person can be the face of a concept but it takes a village to create a thing of beauty. In the world of fashion, there are thousands of unsung heros—from concept to creation. Then there are those who support them. In this, our debut issue of Heaven Has Heels we celebrate creativity in all its forms and encourage you to look behind the design—through the windows of your favorite store, in the pages of your best-loved magazine and on the streets of the city in which you live. Behind every design, big or small, are years of hard work, blood, sweat and tears. Never underestimate your role in the process. Creativity is contagious.

Angela Gilltrap

Editor-In-Chief Photo by Stephen Ciuccoli

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HEAVEN HAS HEELS Editor in Chief Angela Gilltrap Creative Director Daniel Haim Photo Director James Collins Features Director David Barry Associate Editor Cassandra Lopez Web Design Kris Black

CONTRIBUTORS Armando Branco, Stephen Ciuccoli, Michael Danker, Saira van Essen, Charlotte Mailhe, Maxwell, Joanna Silwa, Saskia Wagenvoort, Paul Williams, Ewa Worsowicz

LOT 17 MEDIA

HEAVEN HAS HEELS is a Lot 17 Media Inc. publication. Copyright Š 2012 All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited.


TOP to TOE DSQUARED2

+ Fall Multi-Colored Tunic Dress

+ Wild Shopper

Ocre Wedge Ankle Boot

DONNA KARAN

+ Cashmere Mist Pearl Essence Eau de Parfum Spray 1.7oz

+ Runway Tunic Dress wtih Double Layer Ruffle Hem

Black ankle boots

CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION

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+ Little Black Dress

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Amelia

Key Item Saffiano Leather Tote


WISHLIST

MCM

FIRST LADY CROCO STACHEL MINI IN ORANGE


Swarovski ELIOT KINGDOM OF JEWELS PENDANT

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Carrera y Carrera DRAGON BRACELET


FIRST IN LINE Dawid Tomaszewski is a fashion innovator. His, is the runway show that silences the crowd. That transports the audience. That pushes the boundaries of beauty and design. And now the talented designer has added accessories to the mix and we couldn’t be happier. Originally from Poland, Tomaszewski has been wowing the fashion crowd since coming onto the scene in 2009. The  award-winning designer began at the London College of Fashion and Akademie der Künste Berlin under Vivienne Westwood. Wanting to broaden his field of vision, he continued with studies in History of Art at Academy of Fine Art in Poznan. “I always had a vision of how a woman should be dressed,” says Tomaszewski. And that vision is “Timeless Elegance.” We couldn’t agree more and can’t wait to dress top-to-toe in Dawid Tomaszewski.


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The Marvelous World of

Marlous de Roode

In the marvelous world of Marlous de Roode, poetry and function go together hand in hand. The young Dutch designer is known for her eclectic, playful designs which unfold their full potential and expressiveness when interacting with the wearer. From the Vive l’Achat (hat purse) to her line of origami inspired accessories, Marlous de Roode’s eye for detail and quality craftsmanship, make this avant-garde designer one to watch. What inspires you most about accessories? I believe accessories allow you to express yourself exactly the way you are. They are the little products with an abudance of details. When it comes to the design process, for me, I’m most inspired by the body—the shapes, movement and the ways in which you can drape materials over and around it.

too much to take these ideas to the extreme but in accessories I can go crazy.

You have such a unique and inspiring view on design do you ever run out of inspiration? For me bags and accessories are a world were I can let my imagination run wild. I don’t think I will ever run out of ideas, there’s too many in the world that I have yet to explore. In clothes it can be

We are so in love with your Vive l’Achat creation, what inspired you to create it? Thank you so much. This collection was created to celebrate shopping. These little shopping bags are a joy to wear and to remind people of the fun you have when you shop.

What materials do you love to work with? I love to work with leather. It’s a material that allows you to create beautiful things. The texture is between cream and clay yet leather is strong and pliable; a pure product from nature.

photographed by Michael Danker HAIR & MAKEUP BY Charlotte Mailhe


MARLOUS DE ROODE Dark and White Chocolate Necklace in leather PHOTOGRAPHY: Michael Danker HAIR & MAKEUP: Saskia Wagenvoort MODEL: Shantinella Mariano

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MARLOUS DE ROODE Arm bag, leather with satin lining Photo by Sa誰ra van Essen

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Mask Brooche

Crane Bird Bag

Butterfly Bag

Crane Bird Brooche


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DORRITH DE ROODE dress; MARLOUS DE ROODE Handbag Etoiles for project Challenged Photo by Armando Branco


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FACES OF FASHION WEEK


Fashion week is more than runway shows and designer collections, for a few weeks a year, it’s a time to inspire and be inspired. It’s a chance to catchup with old friends and discover new ones. As we head into another round of shows and collections we showcase some of the faces we’re most looking forward to seeing this season.

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NEW YORK

ALEXANDER PATINO Fashion editor bloginity.com “Fashion week is my life’s blood. A whole month of shows, sometimes five or six noteworthy brand new collections a day­–it’s the gift that keeps on giving.”

alexander liang editor-in-chief kenton magazine “The thing I like most about fashion week is how it brings the whole industry together in a celebration of fashion and style.”

DEREK WARBURTON Celebrity stylist “Fashion week for me is a time to see what the world will be expressing. It is the two weeks a year that people feel the freedom to dress as they would if we lived in a world that truly loved diversity.”

katy winn photographer FOUNDER WINNK FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER AP & GETTY IMAGES “Fashion week to me means beautiful people, high energy, tons of caffeine, reuinon with my favorite people in the industry and of course, the BEST place to take an AMAZING picture!”


MICHELLE PARK

simon collins

NY1 FASHION WEEK REPORTER

Dean of the School of Fashion Parsons the new school for design

“Fashion week is a whirlwind of artistry via fabric. From the show producers screaming backstage, to the glasses of champagne in the lounge, it’s an experience that we are all lucky to be a part of.”

“This season is particularly exciting for us as we debut the first graduate collections from our new MFA in Fashion Design and Society. Watch out, they will blow your mind!” Photo by Silja Magg

ALIZA LICHT

BENJAMIN Setiawan

SVP GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS DONNA KARAN INTERNATIONAL

MENS’ EDITOR SAKSPOV

“Fashion week to me means coffee, seating charts, #ShowRequests, coffee..”

CASEY KETTLESON CREATIVE & EDITORIAL DIRECTOR STYLEDON.COM “Fashion week is always chaotic and crazy but it’s also very inspiring! I love seeing new collections and watching trends emerge both on and off the runway.”

“NYFW is like a reuinon of industry friends. The week is filled with long days, little food or sleep, but it’s such a treat to get to experience a designer’s true vision for their collection.”

BENJAMIN-EMILE LE HAY FASHION EDITOR SCENE “Fashion week is organized chaos! It requires Herculean stamina, precise order, thick skin, an intense wardrobe and a great sense of humor.”

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maRCELLOUS L. JONES

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & HOST FASHION INSIDER TV

PARIS

“In addition to helping shape collective thought on what is fashion and what are acceptable future trends, I relish with great enthusiasm the chance to see the business continue to evolve, see familiar acquaintance and dine with new friends.”

PAU AVIA FASHION EDITOR GQ FRANCE “In my opinion, fashion week, besides meaning work, is like taking a mixture and blending together the perfect ingredients. The result: a week where you get to meet new people, enjoy old friends and, why not, enjoy a few parties.”

JESSICA MICHAULT EDITOR-IN-CHIEF NOWFASHION.COM “Fashion week is always an exciting adventure. Each fashion show is a new opportunity to be transported into the minds of some of the most creative and innovative people working today.”


JEAN-LUC DUPONT FREELANCE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER & WRITER

JUDITH GIRARD MARCZAK-VALET EDITOR-in-chief jardin des modes

“The thing I love most about fashion week is exploring backstage, shooting behind-thescenes and capturing the atmoshpere.“

“In a word, it would be: DISCOVERY!! I’m mostly invited to the super brand shows but I prefer to go to small presentations of young “unknown” designers.”

SARAH HAY PARIS EDITOR i-D MAGAZINE “Fashion week, beyond all the parties and silly frivolity means hundreds of millions of jobs, livelihoods and a meal on the table for families across the globe and that is all too easily forgotten.“

MARTIN ESSO, OUSMANE “SHYNE” BAGAYOKO, MORIBA-MAURICE KONÉ, Bloggers MONTAIGNESTREET.COM “Fashion week to us is a way of life.“

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LONDON

JEMIMA DAISY CREATIVE CONTENT FASHIONCAPITAL.CO.UK “Fashion week to me means stress and discovery topped with wonderful people, incredible hidden design gems and violent hangovers snapping at our collective killer heels.”

EMANUELE D’ANGELO FOUNDER & PHOTOGRAPHER LIVINCOOL.COM “Fashion week to me means business and fun.”

KRISTIN KNOX blogger/author theclotheswhisperer.com “Fashion week to me means no sleep for four weeks but lots of friendly faces and fun times!”


kenya hunt global style director metro international newspapers “Fashion week means inspiring runway moments, nonstop deadlines, bulging checked baggage, exhausting lines through customs, happy reunions with my besties in New York, amazing meals in Milan, impromptu champagne parties in Paris showrooms, fab shoes, sore feet, late nights, early mornings, tired eyes, bright eyes, rude cab drivers, crowded Eurostar trains, Instagram overload, Twitter fail whales, old friends and new friends made during those random conversations that happen just before the runway show begins.”

LELA LONDON FREELANCE EDITOR & STYLIST LELALONDON.COM “Fashion week is like a professional summer camp for the fashion and beauty industry. No sarotiral rules apply, everyone gets a little crazy, barely sleep and re-connects with industry loved ones that you may not have seen for months. At the end of the day, the fashion speaks for itself. The industry is ignited.”

AMELIA GREGORY EDITOR AMELIA’S MAGAZINE

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“What I love the most about fashion week is discovering remarkable new talent every season.”

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HUNG UP PHOTOGRAPHED BY MAXWELL PHOTO ASSISTANT DAVID & TARYLL STYLED BY EWA WORSOWICZ MAKEUP BY JOANNA SLIWA FEATURING ELIZA from HOOK MODEL AGENCY

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TARASKA dress; H&M necklace and cuffs


FANFARONADA dress; GLITTER cuff


TARASKA dress; H&M necklace and cuff

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TARASKA dress; H&M necklace and cuffs


FANFARONADA dress; GLITTER cuff; STREET SUPER SHOES pumps

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When it comes to letting go, is consignment the new therapy? It’s the affliction effecting women around the world. It can consume one’s life, destroy relationships, relegate you to years of therapy...it’s called clutter. Most of us have been affected by it at some point in our lives. Whether we care to admit it or not, our possessions have a way of holding us hostage. In ancient Egypt, Pharaohs were buried with their most treasured items. Today, we seem to hoard our possessions due to their sentimental value. Ask a shoe addict about their first pair of designer shoes and watch their eyes light up. Question a diehard handbag hoarder about the day they took possession of their first designer clutch and notice their eyes glaze over dreamily. We all have clutter. The only question is: when it comes to clearing out the old to make way for the new, what

do you do when that clutter is couture? Welcome the luxury consignment specialists, TheRealReal.com—one of the fastest growing, online luxury sales sites. “All sorts of people use TheRealReal. com,” says Jessica Abraham, Manhattanbased Merchandise Manager for TheRealReal.com. “From celebrities to fashion lovers. For some, it’s a way to relinquish the past, for others it’s a great way to make room (and finance) the new. Whatever the reason, I think letting go can be very therapeutic,” says Abraham. A former buyer, stylist and fashion industry expert, Abraham is able to bring her many skills to the table when it comes to deciding which items will make the cut for TheRealReal.com. Only near perfect, authenticated items­—from designers she knows TheRealReal.com shoppers will love—are considered. It’s Abraham’s job to then source, collect and curate those items, often directly from a client’s house. That’s where we met, en-route to the Hamptons where Abraham was on her way to bag a Birkin. “People become very attached to their items,” she explains. “It’s only natural as they often symbolize a moment— maybe it was a great night out or a past relationship” she says. “But many people want to give, they want lighten their load, de-clutter and make room for new things.” Then there are those waiting on the other end, eager to buy Abraham’s finds and create memories of their own. Whether it’s a Louboutin or a Birkin, clearing out the old to usher in the new, has never been this much fun. “There’s no question, I love my job.” TheRealReal.com — ANGELA GILLTRAP


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BEHIND THE SCENES


HEAVEN SENT

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Our editors have traversed the globe to bring you the best in designer footwear. From Alexander McQueen to DVF, let your fingers do the walking.


Alexander McQueen

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Rachel Roy


Giuseppe Zanotti

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ceasar paciotti


DVF

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PROENZA SCHOULER


Loeffler Randall

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MISSONI


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STUART WEITZMAN


POur la victoire

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betsey johnson


rebecca minkoff

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