On our own, women are strong enough to move mountains; in numbers women can collectively change the universe. This season for me was really about celebrating the power of women and having women work together to empower each other…I wanted to make sure the heels we introduced were both raising up and empowering the women who wear them and the woman who make them.
-Aurora James, Creative Director, Brother Vellies
Brother Vellies, the collection of handcrafted shoes from South Africa, Kenya and Morocco founded with the aim of creating and sustaining jobs for local artisans has had a banner year. The brand tied for the Vogue Fashion Fund/CFDA top honors back in November and their intimate Spring/Summer 2016 presentation made an impression; due not only to its most famous attendee (Kanye), but for the restrained yet unusual color palette, supple leathers and meticulous beading of the offerings.
Lending to the boho-minimalist vibe was the subtle hair artistry of Bumble and bumble. Editorial Stylist Sabrina Michals who tailored the look to each girls’ (and guys’) personality relying heavily on Bumble’s new Curl Collection to highlights the curls, spirals and coils present. Says Sabrina,
“Aurora never brushes her own hair and she likes that. She wanted everybody to look like they did their hair themselves, on top of enhancing their natural texture.”
One model’s perfectly tousled curly shag nearly stole the show, the product of Sabrina’s expert touch and Bumble and bumble’s new Bb. Curl Conditioning Mousse enriched with Brazilian oils for moisture and shine. A bottle of that and those pink-feathered sandals will be all you need to leave a lasting impression.
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By Bea McMonagle