Anna Sui's fuzzy FitFlop
One never knows where or when fashion inspiration will strike. Marcia Kilgore’s latest sartorial “aha” moment happened at the hairdresser’s. Earlier this year, Kilgore—founder of Bliss and creator of the hugely popular FitFlop brand of leg-toning footwear—ran into Anna Sui at New York’s Garren salon. Chatting with her old pal, Kilgore realized Sui would be a great match with FitFlop and asked the designer if she was interested in putting her stamp on a new style. “She had done those fantastic-looking boots with beading and pom-poms a few seasons ago, and they still stuck in my mind,” explained Kilgore. “I said, ‘Let’s do a big furry boot!’”
Sui agreed. “I was so excited because I had actually just bought a pair of FitFlops,” she said. “Everyone in our office had been sporting them and saying how comfortable they were.” The result is the Shakoha Boot FitFlop, which features a studded star on the front and tasseled ties. A limited edition of 1,500 pairs, are on sale for $195 each at L.A.’s Intuition boutique and on Net-a-Porter.com.