Ce Ce recently chatted with Michelle Christina Larsen from Denim Therapy about everything from her favorite denim line to her wish-list of collaborations. Read the full interview below.
Denim Therapy: What style/cut of jeans do you envision being worn with the fall collection?
Ce Ce Chin: Skinny jeans and colored denim looks great with our Bex shoe, which is kinda like an Orvis meets Chanel quilted Look (see above). Also, all of our short boots will look great with denim cut off shorts, tights and colorful or knee high patterned socks.
DT: What are YOUR favorite pair of jeans?
CCC: Siwy denim fits me great—great flattering feminine cut—brings out the curves in me! And I have an amazing Denim skirt from Junya Watanabe, like Spring 2002 or something, that is practically couture.
DT: We love that! Do you have any favorite/least favorite denim trends right now?
CCC: I love the high-waisted MILF 70s style denim- when the pant legs are really long and I wear my KIP platforms, I look really tall.
DT: What would be your dream collaboration?
CCC: There two artists that I really admire: the filmmaker Miranda July and the “knitting bandit” Olek. Miranda created a very touching shoe scene in her first film, “Me and You and Everyone We Know“. I admire her personal style and quirky sensitivity—I’m definitely thinking about her work and her most recent movie, “The Future” as I move forward with Fall ’12. And Olek, well, she does these crazy crochet pattern sculptures. Could be cool for some Winter boots!
DT: Street style and style blogs are huge in the industry right now as a source of inspiration, influencing the high-end labels rather than vice versa. How much does street style influence your designing?
CCC: Oh street style is, and has always been very important to me. While I will watch the runway reports, I gather most of my inspiration by witnessing the girls on the subway, or at places where creative people gather, like art openings or performances. Recently I’ve been scoping out the footwear at my yoga studio. There’s a place in front of the yoga class where everyone kicks off their shoes. I see quite an interesting mix in this shoe pile!
DT: Clever! Can you give us hint about what’s next for 80%20?
CCC: We’re planning a pop up store in March 2012 for the Spring ’12 collection. Scouting locations now….
Fall footwear spotting in San Fran! Thanks for your support Klassy!
Like these shoes? You can find them online at Ashbury Skies.
Our Eliotte Geometric Blonde boot was spotted in the crowds during CMJ in NYC! It never gets old seeing our shoes on our the feet of our loyal customers!
Spotted in 80%20!
Occupation: Student at Parsons and intern at Outlier
What are you wearing? Diva, original hidden wedge sneakers!
We’re on Oprah.com! Our Eliotte wool desert boot in Camel was featured on Oprah.com as one of O’s Great Buys of the Day.
Until November 13th (while supplies last), our Eliotte boot in Camel is $96 when you use code: OPRAH20 at 80%20’s online shop.
It’s raining cats! Well on Kimberly‘s blouse at least! Check her out above wearing our Bex Black boots from our Fall 2011 line. Doesn’t she look fab? We want that entire ensemble!
Check our more photos at her style blog and be sure to check out her Tumblr too!
It’s time for the next round of Meet the Team posts!
Jessica Burgoyne is our primary sales representative managing our West Coast Sales at Place Showroom. A graduate from FIDM, Jessica has been working in sales for almost four years now. A native Californian, she moved to Los Angeles just a year ago and loves the city. What we love most about Jessica is her big heart. We recently learned that she rescued her pet bunny Spike from an alley in downtown LA, of all places!
Name: Jessica Burgoyne
Hometown: Moreno Valley, California
What do you do at 80%20: West Coast Sales at Place Showroom in L.A.
Favorite 80%20 style: Rina in Cream Kiwi – who doesn’t love a dalmatian print? Just you wait and see…
Dream vacation destination: I would love to vacation in Ibiza or Australia!
Favorite vacation destination: I don’t have a lot of time to get away, but when I do, I like to soak under the Miami sun in South Beach. Waking up with my toes in the sand is every bit of paradise!
What are the three essentials items in your bag at all times? Sunglasses, lip gloss, and a colorful headband
Do you like savory or sweet treats? Sweet treats! Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!
Favorite Blog: Because I’m Addicted and Fashion Toast!
Staple piece in your summer wardrobe: Bright colors and a great accessory to top off the ensemble
What’s your favorite part about NYC? Seeing old friends and catching up- And, of course- The amazing shopping and rush I get while walking down the streets
What’s your favorite part about LA? The weather and being close to everything!
What is the most fun thing about your job? Working with the designers and buyers in making trends for the upcoming seasons. Seeing them in progress and bringing them into the retail environment is always exciting!!
When I listen to M83, I always feel like I’m being transported to a dreamlike place filled with fields of flowers and rainbow-filled skies. Anthony Gonzalez’s 2005 breakthrough album “Before the Dawn Heals Us” was the soundtrack of my senior year of college. A friend and I drove four hours to New York City for the night just to catch Gonzalez’s live show at Bowery Ballroom. And let me tell you, it was well worth the trip!
On his latest album, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” Gonzalez says that each track is an interpretation of people’s dreams. The first single ‘Midnight City’, is a beautiful synth-dance anthem that makes you want to sway as you listen to it, and it should be mentioned that there is an awesome sax solo. Yes a sax solo and it’s not lame.
Check out the video below:
M83 – Midnight City (Clip Officiel) by Spi0nI highly recommend you check out M83 live, it’ll be an experience to remember. For tour dates go here.
Refinery29 says it best, “Despite the unseasonable (but very welcome!) warm weather, we still have enduring fall fantasies of hunkering down in chunky Fair Isle knits, sipping pumpkin lattes, and gathering around a campfire.” I personally love to go apple picking (and enjoy copious amounts of cider donuts). And we have the perfect boots for such activities!
Our Adair hiking boot in Camel suede features a 3″ hidden wedge that provides you the height and comfort for a brisk walk in the park to walking around your neighborhood. The dual red and black laces add an extra accent to the boots; an easy way to spice up your fall footwear.
Get a pair of Adair hiking boots today at Revolveclothing.com.
We’re excited to announce that our shoes can now be found on Piperlime! To launch our brand on the site, Ce Ce teamed up with Piperlime to create a special capsule collection for Holiday. I sat down with Ce Ce to get the scoop on how this partnership came to be.
How did this collaboration come together?
When the buyer approached me to create an exclusive capsule collection, I jumped at the opportunity. As Lesley Clifford, the footwear buyer explained to me, “We definitely want to keep with the indie/cool aesthetic that you guys currently have in the 80%20 line, but with a little spin that makes it uniquely Piperlime.
How was the design process? Are there any surprises?
The process was a collaboration of ideas- we both love prints on haircalf leather and we came up with an abstract Herringbone pattern. We also designed a Mary Jane platform, which is a new silhouette for 80%20, and this represents an expansion of the line beyond our signature trademarked hidden wedge.
What excited you most about this project?
I’ve witnessed how Piperlime has brought many emerging brands to the forefront- and I love Piperlime for this!!! And I see this as an opportunity to reach a wider audience of footwear lovers.
Check out our exclusive collection now! Piperlime Guest Editor Rachel Bilson picked our Tessa bootie has one of her Fall shoe picks!