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American consumers spend $20 billion annually on footwear, according to Statistic Brain. And now celebrity stylist June Ambrose is looking to put her best foot forward in the shoe business. Ambrose, who has worked with celebs like Diddy and Jay-Z, has announced a shoe line she will sell exclusively through HSN. Her new venture will be a limited-edition collection for Theme footwear priced between $59 and $120.
For the line, which goes on sale March 22nd, Ambrose has crafted shoes that tap into some of the latest trends. with funky heels. The offerings include funky heels, blue suede fringe sandals, color block blue and green watercolor print sandals, and animal prints, like peacock and leopard print, and materials like suede raffia and PVC, reports Clutch magazine.
It’s not Ambrose’s first dealings with HSN. Last year she joined the shopping network for the “Ultimate Trunk Show” Fall Fashion Event introducing fall fashions.
Ambrose, who is credited with ushering in the union between high fashion and hip hop, was also the star of the reality show Styled by June that aired on VH1 briefly. The program followed Ambrose as she styled celebrities.
Last night was a special one for Shontelle Layne.
The Barbados-born singer and songwriter performed at a Fashion’s Night Out event in New York to celebrate the debut of her new shoe line with CAT Footwear. Shontelle, who describes herself as a “creator and a chameleon who fits in where and when I need to,” definitely stood out last night.
The singer, known for co-writing hits such as Alison Hinds’ ‘Roll It Gal,’ and Rihanna’s ‘Man Down,’ and singing her own songs ‘T-Shirt’ and ‘No Gravity,’ professes that she’s always been business-minded. Her partnership with CAT is just one example of that.
Shontelle’s collaboration with CAT Footwear began more than two years ago when she was selected to be an ambassador for the brand’s Earth Movers campaign. After the success of that venture, CAT proposed the idea of doing a capsule collection. Now the capsule collection is a reality and she’s gearing up for her third studio album.
We caught up with Shontelle earlier this week to discuss her CAT collaboration, her design philosophy and the impact growing up in Barbados had on her life. Keep reading to learn more.
Madame Noire: Your relationship with CAT Footwear began almost two years ago. How did the collaboration come about?
Shontelle Layne: My collaboration with CAT came about when Peter Flores, the director who filmed a web docuseries on me, introduced me to Jennifer Reeves, global marketing for CAT Footwear. Jenn and I bonded immediately as I shared stories of my life and my career. She decided I would be the perfect Earth Mover. After doing the Earth Mover Campaign I was approached by Jenn and CAT to do a collection. I never saw that coming! I still pinch myself.
MN: Is this your first brand endorsement?
SL: I’ve been lucky to have the support of many brands throughout my career. The major endorsement I had before CAT was with VEET, after I released the video for ‘T-Shirt’ in 2009. They loved my legs and we did a campaign that was featured in a lot of major magazines.
MN: Why a shoe line?
SL: CAT Footwear makes beautiful shoes and boots! And the irony of working with CAT now is that I actually wore CATs throughout most of my school life. Not only because they were perfect with my school uniforms but they lasted forever (I only replaced them when I outgrew a size) and they were waterproof. So of course my parents loved that! In Barbados if the bottom of your school shoes didn’t flash yellow, you weren’t cool. So thanks to CAT I’ve always been a “cool kid.” My grandmother, Ms. Delia, was also obsessed with shoes and according to my family she passed that on to me.
Currently Trending: Celeb Fashionistas Are Staying On Point With Christian Louboutin’s ‘Un Bout’ Pump
The classic pointy-toe pump is making an appearance this spring/summer and recently some of Hollywood’s most fashionable celebs have been spotted rocking the trend. And from what it looks like Christian Louboutin Un Bout pumps are a popular preference. Beyoncé, Kim Kardashianand Rihanna are just a few label lovers we picked up strutting around in the hot shoe.
Peep how each celeb rocked the killer shoe in the gallery by visiting StyleBlazer.com.
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Ladies, it’ll be Spring before you know it. And that means you’ll have to throw your boots to the back of the closet, make sure your feet and right and find a nice pair of heels that will accentuate your newly manicured toes and freshly shaven legs. If you’re looking for the perfect heel but don’t want to blow your budget, we’ve got just the solution for you.
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