When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. Erlanger is also the official ARMI Captain at the luxury rental and styling platform Armarium. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.
Working with many high-profile clients throughout my tenure as a stylist, I am constantly asked for brand recommendations. Although the preferences of my celebrity clients are constantly changing due to new brands and trends, there are a few brands that are preferred by my clients without exception. Today, I’m sharing some of my celebrity clients’ favorite brands when it comes to an item that is essential for every look: shoes.
I find that when I’m styling celebrities, shoes can make or break a look, so it’s always a top priority for me that my clients feel confident in the shoes I pull for them. With my different clients, tailoring the shoes to their personal style is obviously extremely important, but another element that’s important to consider is comfort. Comfort is essential because often celebrities go to events where they’ll be standing for hours on end, and in those situations, comfort is fundamental in a successful look. That’s why I find that the brands my clients are always requesting combine comfort and style for a standout look. From my experience, I find that the brands that always come highly recommend are Paul Andrew, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Gianvito Rossi, and Schutz. These brands are always updated with the latest footwear trends, as well as including classic elements and giving my clients the comfort they desire.
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