Chloë Sevigny and Jimmy Choo’s California Daydream

Cue the Beach Boys, and get ready to give their retro vibe an urban twist.

“For spring/summer 2016 I took inspiration from California sky-gazing,”said Sandra Choi, Jimmy Choo‘s creative head. She told us the sandals, pumps and bags in the new collection are all about “conveying an upbeat attitude whilst juxtaposing new with old—artisanal vintage references blended with bold, graphic architectural details—to create something modern and surprising.”

SS16 Stylediary Chloe Sevigny HALLEY 1-2Chloë Sevigny in Jimmy Choo, courtesy Jimmy Choo

And who better to personify that than ultimate cool girl Chloë Sevigny? Choi’s team shared this exclusive on-location campaign image with us, in which the style icon looks like a West Coast dream in this season’s Halley sandal.

We also got Choi to tell us where and how to wear some of her other warm weather favorites, and we found out more about the “sculptural grandeur” that furthered the collection’s inspiration.

What to wear for a day at the beach?

Choi says: the Weave slide


What to wear for a night on the town?

Choi says: the Dei bootie with the Candy clutch



“Statement graphics of palm trees meld with bold architectural gestures to create a collection that is uninhibited and teems with care-free glamour,” said Choi. “Sunshine, the outdoors and the sculptural grandeur of architects like Richard Meier and Frank Gehry were the starting points.”


What to wear for a walk on the Santa Monica pier?

Choi says: the Halley sandal


What to wear for a day of exploring?

Choi says: the Dawn espadrille


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