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80%20 featured in Highsnobette’s Best of 2012

Posted on by Ce Ce

During the flurry of New Year’s eve hugs, kisses, and texts, I received a email from a friend congratulating me for making it to High Snobette’s Best of 2012 list.  Most of you may know their related menswear blog sites such as Selectism and High Snobiety.   Here’s what they had to say….

“80%20 Original Hidden Wedge—while a lot of credit for the hidden wedge movement is given to the talented Isabel Marant, truth be told it was New-York designer Ce Ce Chin, who first launched the modern day version of the concept. Our favorite style this year was the smart ‘Pepper’ wedge ankle boot, though we also adored the brand’s ‘Edie’, not a wedge, rather an open-toed loafer that speaks to Chin’s finesse for staying one innovative step ahead of the competition”.

To read about HighSnobette’s other Best Of Choices, including Lena Dunham’s Girls, and Ce Ce’s good friend Jules Kim, click here.

Our Paz Sky Diamond wedges featured in Anthropologie’s Catalog

Posted on by 8020shoes

Did you happen to see our Paz Sky Diamond wedges featured in Anthropologie’s May 2012 catalog?


Our cool toned Paz Sky Diamond wedges give us the extra ’4′ inches that every girl needs, even the tall ones, especially in this warm summer heat .

If you haven’t grabbed your pair yet be sure to head to Anthropologie’s site, it’s finally summer and everyone needs a great pair of shoes to keep them cool.


Thread NY | One to Watch: 80%20

Posted on by Kristina

We’re so excited to be featured in the Thread NY blog!

Ce Ce moved to New York to pursue her dream in fashion, but after several years of working in the industry, she was still searching for creative fulfillment. Her quest for authentic expression led to the launch of 80%20! To read the entire article, head over to the Thread NY.

Our Edie Black featured in March 2012′s NYLON magazine

Posted on by Kristina

Our Edie open-toe loafer is the best transitional shoe for Spring. If you’re just not ready to commit to showing off all of your toes…what about two of them? They are my favorite new shoes and are also featured in this month’s Nylon magazine!  They look perfect paired with skinny jeans or  bold-printed leggings. Our Edie in Black is now available at Solestruck.



The Manhattan Fashion Insiders Guide | by Carole Sabas

The Paris of Fashion Insiders was written by, Carole Sabas, the New York correspondent for French Vogue a couple months ago to critical acclaim.  Sabas, a native Parisian, was constantly providing tips on the City of Lights to visiting friends and colleagues.  She decided that it was time to put all her handy information into a convenient source. She enlisted French Vogue’s beauty director, Frédérique Verley, and ten friends, including Le Figaro’s Virginie Mouzat and stylist Christopher Niquet to help compile the list, which she describes as “efficient snobbery. Made in Paris by stylish, down-to-earth, don’t-fool-me fashion insiders”.

It was only a matter of time that Sabas would put together a handy New York reference book! Sabas partnered with some of New York’s best creative types and tastemakers for The Manhattan Fashion Insiders Guide: A Private and Friendly guide in stores now. This edition features “trendy raw restaurants & new casual diners, juices gurus & compelling Japanese cantinas, trendy yogas (capoeierayoga), chiropractor of the stars, best $30 asian rubs… PLUS: inspired healers, cosmetic acupuncture, chic chic manicure for supermodels, safe eylashes extension parlors … & our special nights in Doyers st (the new hot spot Winter/Spring 2012)”.

We’re happy to announce that The Manhattan Fashion Insiders Guide includes hot spots and tips from our very own Creative Director, Ce Ce Chin!  Carole asked Ce Ce to share her insights on the gems in Chinatown!  Ce Ce lives in an apartment handed down from her great-grandfather, who was an old time gangster named Black Lips. As Ce Ce says, “He’d be rolling in his grave if he saw the expensive cocktails being served at Pulqueria, or the woke up to the thumping bass from Le Baron, that’s basically in my backyard”.    Well now, as the Fashion Insider book says, Chinatown is a “whole new center for nightlife this season”.

The book can be purchased at the McNally Jackson Bookstore website and is also available at their bookstore located at 52 Prince Street between Lafayette and Mulberry. If you’re in Paris, it will be available at colette at a later date.

All proceeds go to It Gets Better, the amazing organization helping LGBT youth. To learn more about what else you can find in The Manhattan Fashion Insiders Guide, check out the New York Times feature.

SPOTTED: Julie of Sincerely Jules wears our Mona wedge in Fawn Kiwi

Posted on by Kristina

Mixing patterns might seem like a challenge, but fashion is about taking chances and making a bold statement. Sincerely Jules’s Julie Sarinara makes all the right moves in her ensemble! She’s featured wearing our Mona wedges in Fawn Kiwi haircalf.

Follow @SincerelyJules on Twitter and find style inspiration at her blog.

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