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Fashion Week Fixtures Share Show-Hopping Shoes

Seven insiders reveal their favorite looks for surviving the collections.

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Caroline Issa

Caroline Issa

Photo By Courtesy of L.K. Bennett

Prada RTW Fall 2013

Prada RTW Fall 2013

Photo By Giovanni Giannoni

The Masthead Maven
Who: Caroline Issa
What: Fashion director for Tank Magazine, editor-in-chief of Because London
New York Fashion Week footwear essential: “I've just gotten a pair of green-and-silver Prada chunky heels and I’m looking forward to running around town in them. They’re comfortable, gorgeous and from one of my favorite shows of the season. I love the high shine for daytime, too.”

Laura Vassar

Laura Vassar

Photo By courtesy of Laura Vassar

Givenchy black leather ankle boots

Givenchy black leather ankle boots

Photo By courtesy of Laura Vassar


The Model Citizen
Who:
Laura Vassar
What: Assistant stylist
New York Fashion Week footwear essential: “This season I will be relying on Givenchy black leather shark-tooth ankle boots. This boot is substantial, modern and, conveniently, adds two inches. I wear them running around the city from work, to shows, to dinner with friends at the end of a long day.”

Stefania Allen and Kate Davidson Hudson

Stefania Allen and Kate Davidson Hudson

Photo By courtesy of The Editorialist

Giuseppe Zanotti sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti sandals

Photo By courtesy of The Editorialist


The E-Commerce Entrepreneurs
Who:
Stefania Allen and Kate Davidson Hudson
What: Co-founders of Editorialist.com
Hudson’s New York Fashion Week footwear essential: “These black lace-up sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti are the perfect transitional heel. [Paired with] this season's fluted mini skirt or my favorite skinny jean, these heels work with every silhouette. And as soon as the weather starts to turn cooler, I can pair them with a black tight for added mileage through the end of fashion month."
Allen’s New York Fashion Week footwear essential: "For me, it's all about a statement heel to transform my look. I'll wear the Bailey Ivy Print sandal by Tabitha Simmons with jeans and a blazer or with a Stella McCartney dress."

Lola Rykiel

Lola Rykiel

Photo By courtesy of Beth Garrabrant

ballerinas by Sonia Rykiel

ballerinas by Sonia Rykiel

Photo By courtesy of Sonia Rykiel


The PR Pro
Who:
Lola Rykiel
What: PR director for Sonia Rykiel North America
New York Fashion Week footwear essential: “I am always wearing flats during the day, Fashion Week or not. These ballerinas designed by our artistic director, Geraldo de Conceiçao (under our new footwear partnership with Robert Clergerie), are feminine and playful. At night, Manolos are my best friend. They are beautiful and do not hurt. That’s crucial when you have to run around to different events.”

Hayley Bloomingdale

Hayley Bloomingdale

Photo By courtesy of Moda Operandi

Charlotte Olympias Timeless pump

Charlotte Olympia's Timeless pump

Photo By courtesy of Moda Operandi


The Social Butterfly
Who:
Hayley Bloomingdale
What: Editorial and social media manager at Modaoperandi.com
New York Fashion Week footwear essential: "I'll be wearing Charlotte Olympia's Timeless pump around the clock this Fashion Week. They go with everything, work perfectly for day and night, and if I'm running late to anything, at least I'll be fashionably late."

Beth Buccini Sarah Easley Kirna Zabête

Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley

Photo By Courtesy Photo

Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo By courtesy of Kirna Zabête


The Retail Eye
Who:
Beth Buccini
What: Co-owner of Kirna Zabête
New York Fashion Week footwear essential: “I'll be in my aqua Nicholas Kirkwood pumps with gold heels — and trying not to hobble too much after a summer of Ancient Greek Sandals, Céline espadrilles and Birkenstocks.”