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New York Times’ Screen Test – Alber Elbaz for Lanvin. Thank goodness for Lanvin for the world would be filled with mere trends and no innovation.

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The High Low | Minnetonka Boot, $32.95

Minnetonka ankle boot

Good style mixes high-ticket items with brilliant affordable gets. In this column, T’s fashion team finds the cheap and the chic.

What: Minnetoka fringed ankle boot
How much: $32.95 at Minnetonka
Who: Karla M. Martinez, T Magazine’s Women’s Market Director

This weekend while picking up a couple of extra T-shirts, tubes of travel-size toothpaste and other last-minute necessities for my trip to Milan and Paris for the fashion shows, it occurred to me that what I really need is a pair of good, comfortable flat shoes. I wasn’t so excited about the ballerina flats I found, and I wanted something that would look cute with dresses, skirts and pants. Last week, while leaving the Calvin Klein show, I met a showroom assistant on the street who was wearing a pair of Minnetonka fringed lace-up ankle boots. (She had folded over the tops and done some fancy styling with the laces.) Perfect! This season there are similar (dare I say Minnetonka-inspired) shoes from Giuseppe Zanotti and Jimmy Choo, but naturally these come with designer price tags. The Minnetonkas are only $32.95, so I might even get them in both black and brown.


Street style: Karla M. Martinez (left) discovers a stranger with comfortable footwear — modified Minnetonkas.

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Here is an inspirational video of Stefano Pilati the designer of Yves Saint Laurent. One thing I loved was his quote relevant to life and fashion, “To be too much ahead is to be behind. The most important thing is to be right on time.”

New York Times: Stefano Pilati

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