The season’s hottest arm candy runs the size gamut from Lilliput-little to larger-than-life. Whether they are handheld or shoulder-slung, structured or bohemian, the newest bags are a study in contrast. Minuscule purses just big enough to stash your phone and lip gloss paraded on one end of the spectrum, balanced by the practical appeal of oversized totes and sizeable satchels still going big.
Hi and Lo
Chunky, high-heeled boots and dainty feminine forms find equal footing amidst spring’s flighty fashions. Don’t bid goodbye to those ankle boots just yet — blocky boots and booties cross seasons to play with summer skirts and spring dresses. In contrast to the boots’ serious lift, spring’s traditional pretty pumps and slingbacks are lying low, with barely-there kitten or squarely stacked heels.
A Ballerina’s Tale
Since Rose Repetto, the essential ballerina shoe continues to shine in its storied legacy, on and off the dance stage.
The story of the delicate, quintessentially feminine ballerina shoe begins in 1947, when Rose Repetto, founder of Paris’ iconic dance footwear brand, created her first pair of ballet shoes to soothe her choreographer son’s sore feet. Repetto’s unparalleled comfort and refined appeal soon caught on among the fashion-forward, expanding beyond its ballet legacy to grace the soles of dance legends and mere mortals alike.
A twirl of tulle and monochromatic elegance channel a prima ballerina’s ethereal lightness and quiet strength in a dainty ensemble inspired by the art of dance.
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