For 75 years, prima ballerinas have jetéd and pliéd in Bloch ballet slippers. While the ballet flat boom has been well under way for several seasons, the Australian footwear company is just now cashing in on its dance world cred. Bloch has made the leap from the stage to the street with a new collection of fashion flats. In response to pleas from principal dancers to expand beyond performance wear—ambassadors include American Ballet Theatre’s Irina Dvorovenko and Paloma Herrera, among others—the company introduced a limited range of fashion shoes, which was sold exclusively in its London shop for fall. Under the creative direction of Australian designer Jozette Hazzouri, a full collection of 20 styles in a multitude of colors will hit stores such as Le Bon Marché and Neiman Marcus in time for spring.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive