The summer calendar is coming in fast and hard to challenge the summer shoe wardrobe. I plan to squeeze almost all summer soirees into this weekend which just leaves one question- Which shoes can I wear to drink cocktails, eat strawberries, take picnics, play tennis, watch cricket, make ice cream and sand castles?! When wedged between a number of activities in one weekend, the wedge is absolutely the answer. *Scarlett
This week I wish I was wearing Karen Blanchard’s Kurt Geiger London heels (sure it would help the whole ensemble if my feet were flung out the window of a Mini Cooper on route to the New Orleans Jazz Fest!) But hey, we can’t all be there so I am watching from London with Love as chic Brit blogger Karen from wheredidugetthat.com road trips from New York to New Orleans. Follow KurtGeiger_US on Instagram to see the road trip live and I’ve saved a special spot for Karen on Scarlett’s Starlets to share all of the places she saw, ate and shopped! *Scarlett
I caught up with the woman herself, Creative Director Rebecca Farrar-Hockley over an English Breakie in the Kurt Geiger design studio yesterday…
Scarlett: So Rebecca, what’s the mood for Everything But The Dress this Autumn Winter 13?
Rebecca Farrar-Hockley: Whether it is a trainer, stiletto or a riding boot, the season ahead is about shoes and accessories to enjoy everyday. They are staples as much as this bacon buttie! Next season is an appreciation of often considered ‘ordinary things’ and reminding us why they are special.
Scarlett: What are your top trend picks for Autumn Winter 13?
Rebecca Farrar-Hockley: ‘90s silhouettes, boot, boots, boots (the Little Black Boot is certainly here to stay), trainers, new animal (wild sequins!) and texture.
Everything is… on the waiting list *Scarlett
The Kurt Geiger design studio is hosting a preview of the Autumn Winter 13 collection for press tomorrow. But of course you get the first look my starlets… Expect a taste of London, literally! Kurt Geiger even have the favourite East London eatery The Breakfast Club staging a pop-up amongst the shoes! *Scarlett
So excited that Brooklyn based model and singer, Sarah Ruba from electro pop band ‘New Look’ joined the Post Code vs Zip Code starlets! Here are her zip code essentials for Spring *Scarlett
Scarlett: What inspires your style?
Sarah Ruba: I’m super inspired by the sort of attitude and confidence I find clothes convey. An ornate print or a luxurious fabric can be beautiful to look at, but if what I’m wearing doesn’t allow me to feel sexy and laid back in one way or another, it’s not appealing. I like to feel chic and effortless, and that usual means I’ll go for well made basics that flatter my shape and feel easy breezy as opposed to a pile of trends that feel too over-thought.
Scarlett: What is your Everything but the Dress from SS13
Sarah Ruba: Now that it’s spring and I’m out and about I’m super excited to pound the pavement in my cool Carvela western ankle boots. I feel like they go with everything. Throw my keys, wallet, and my Metrocard in my rucksack and I’m set!
Scarlett: What is your zip code essential accessory?
Sarah Ruba: Living in New Yorkand taking the train everywhere all the time does require a certain amount of practicality when it comes to every day style. I don’t know what I would do without my black leather boots. They have a bit of a heel so I still feel tall and elegant while being super casual, comfy, and a little bit tough.
Scarlett: What should come first- the Dress or the Shoes?!
Sarah Ruba: With the kind of NYC lifestyle I live – the shoe definitely comes first!
Take one asymmetric onesie and it’s surprising the new combinations of accessories one simple piece inspires (David Bowie’s to be precise). I’ve been enjoying the asymmetric earring look this week, whether that’s mixing different pairs or simply wearing onesie! *Scarlett
David Bowie is…happening. I saw the David Bowie retrospective at London’s V&A museum this weekend and I have to say I left a bigger Bowie fan. The audio accompaniment is brilliant if not a bit chaotic given the crowds, but it was absolutely worth it for the insight into the art, film, illustrated video storyboards and costumes created by Yamamoto and McQueen. One of the few you can count as a British icon throughout the ages and still in (sings) “Fashion” *Scarlett