Sneaker Fiend Lori Lobenstine Isn't Feeling Designer Kicks

Isabel Marant’s collection of hidden wedge sneakers have single-handedly catapulted the casual shoe back to the forefront of our fashion consciousness; while inspiring a bevy of replicas. Although sneakers may be experiencing a huge boost in fashion circles at the moment, for some like sneaker head, collector and author Lori Lobenstine, kicks have always been her go-to fashionable footwear choice, long before the athletic shoes’ recent trendy makeover.

COVET: Basso & Brooke x Cambridge Satchel Company

Basso & Brooke lend their jaw-dropping dizzying digital prints to Cambridge Satchel Company this fall. The result is a decorative capsule collection of bags that feature a mélange of intricate and explosive prints that will surely get you noticed. I can stare at these printed bags all day! Want to get your hands on these kaleidoscopic beauties?

Former Teen Vogue Editor Dresses Up The Camera Strap

“I love customizing things; it’s something I’ve always done,” says SFK accessory designer Sarah Frances Kuhn. “I just never thought I’d be making a living from it.” While the former Teen Vogue accessories editor may be familiar with putting her personal stamp on her vintage and thrift shop clothes and accessories, she never stopped to think about the style potential of her functional camera strap.

Transcend Cultures With Lauran Vitonahu Silk Scarves

Born and raised in Paris, accessory designer Céline-Andrée Adotevi is no stranger to the elegant statement a silk scarf can make. “In France, women wear scarves for any occasion, so of course my mother had a great collection,” reveals New York-based Adotevi, who is redefining the neckwear staple with a striking line of 100% hand-made printed Asian silk scarves, Lauran Vitonahu.

Printastic With Thomas IV Bags

Lia Cinquegrano launched her distinctively printed line of handbags,Thomas IV, to rave reviews back in Spring of 2011. The line’s eye-catching textural mash-up and functional styles were a much needed respite from the sea of tough girl accessories dripping in studs on the market then. Cool girl boutiques Barney’s Co-op, Jumelle, Bird and Steven Alan all placed orders and Cinquegrano’s bags were flying off the shelves.

Crowning Glory

There are those girls whose nimble hands can tie up a turban or headscarf with such ease and precision, then there are the rest of us (like me) who struggle with folding the fabric just right, and spend most of the day fidgeting with it ‘till we get frustrated and pull it off our heads. So I was beyond thrilled to discover a line of head scarf and turbans are easy to manipulate and stay put.

Anna Sheffield's Fine Ideas

The last time I sat down with jewelry designer Anna Sheffield in her studio to talk about her metal based punk-inspired jewelry line, Bing Bang, was back in 2006 in her former Williamsburg, Brooklyn space. The contemporary collection, with its unorthodox pairing of sweet and tough was attracting lots of attention from buyers, consumers and the press.

Morgan Parish Nails The Perfect Less-is-More Bag Collection

“You can love fashion and clothes but that’s not necessarily always the path that you were meant to be on,” explains 30-year-old Ayeisha Mesinger, the designer behind the perfect-with-everything bag line Morgan Parish. Following years as a clothing designer working at labels such as Band of Outsiders, where she focused on menswear, Mesinger discovered her calling while searching for the perfect leather tote to suit her yearning for a bag that was functional, durable and, of course, cool.