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Katie & Sharif | Real Weddings

This past year, Katie and Sharif celebrated their nuptials with a classic winter wedding in the historic city of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Tell us about the location.

We got married in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Established 27 years before the United States, and located just seven miles outside of Washington, D.C., Old Town Alexandria is amazing for its history and charming streets. Old Town is a special place for us; when we were dating we enjoyed meeting here to try the amazing restaurants, walk along the shopping street, and watch sailboats pass by on the Potomac River. We like the small-town vibe, even though we’re on the fringes of our nation’s busy capital. Since our family and friends are spread out across the country, we wanted to invite everyone to see the place that we call home and where we plan to build our life together. We knew it would be a fun area for everyone to explore, and many of our guests took advantage of the opportunity to go sightseeing in Washington, D.C.

We held our reception at the Hotel Monaco. Since we had a winter wedding, we knew we would need to hold all of our events indoors, and the Monaco offered a great space. We had access to several rooms indoors, plus an outdoor courtyard where our guests could step outside for some fresh air during the reception, and our guests loved the hotel’s funky decor and boutique vibe. The hotel is known by Washington insiders for its restaurant, Jackson 20, and we wanted to treat our guests to a truly delicious dinner on our wedding day. We were not disappointed.


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Jimmy Choo Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary with Mary J. Blige and All the Top Models

“The Jimmy Choo woman is not a singular or static being; she is a dynamic, confident, playful force to be reckoned with.”

Those same adjectives—which came from Creative Director Sandra Choi—can also be used to describe icon Mary J. Blige and models Amber Valletta, Xiao Wen Ju, Milla Jovovich and Sasha Pivovarova, all of whom and more were on hand Thursday night in the Meatpacking District to kick off Fashion Week and celebrate Jimmy Choo’s current collection and its 20th anniversary music video.

Mary J. Blige

All images by Carmen Daneshmandi

We talked to Choi in advance of the party about the fall styles on offer now and about her vision for the next 20 years. Oh, and we caught those beauties in party mode (we got access to the video to share with you, too).


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Exploring Men’s Designer Pre-Fall 2016 Collections with the Guys Who Chose Them

Styles from our Men’s Designer pre-fall collections are now available on our site and in stores. We spoke with Designer Apparel Buyer Dan Drewes and Shoe Buyer Garrett Bean about key pre-fall pieces from Lanvin, Gucci, Belstaff, Jimmy Choo and Versace.


SHOP: Lanvin pants | Lanvin sweater | Lanvin topcoat | all Designer Collections

We do these Lanvin biker pants pretty much every season, in some sort of new color or fabric. For fall, we have a stretch poplin and this grey check. They have details inspired by the world of cycling, with zip ankles, articulation around the knees and a reinforced seat. The Lanvin sweater is definitely a customer favorite; it comes in a crew, V, cardigan and turtleneck. It’s actually two different fabrics. If you look closely, the sleeve is solid grey and the body is heather so it’s a subtle tonal detail. We’ve seen more brands show turtlenecks lately. The nice thing about them is they’re a ’70s nod, but you can make them look really modern too. This topcoat is an amazing, tailored piece; the fit is perfect. The khaki color is a great option for fall since it’s so dark and rich; usually khaki is lighter. Especially after everything we’ve seen for the last three years has been black or navy, it’s nice to see some color without it being bright.

–Dan Drewes



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.



Milan Fashion Week: Jimmy Choo’s Creative Director Shares Her Top Three Street-Ready Styles

In a glassy, reflective showroom in Milan stand Jimmy Choo‘s achingly covetable fall ’16 creations. But these shoes are not just meant to be gazed upon; in this street-style-dominated fashion economy, these are next season’s essential sidewalk-ready pieces.

In the spirit of Fashion Week, we asked Creative Director Sandra Choi to give us her top three selects to see—and be seen in—this fall.

Jimmy Choo Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 show room.


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What to Wear for the Holidays with Jimmy Choo

So your calendar is stacked with a season’s worth of day and night events and you’re calculating the chicest way to make it all work? Check this out: the two themes behind Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Chois current collection of strappy heels and sumptuous bags were sunlight and moonlight. So with Jimmy Choo, 24/7 style is built in.


Image of Jimmy Choo Viola via Jimmy Choo

We asked the Jimmy Choo team to help us build two transitional looks—shoe- and handbag-centric outfits that’ll take you from girls’ brunch to girls’ cocktail night, or from the office to the office party—with some of their resort-season standouts.

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Jimmy Choo Creative Director Sandra Choi on Ballet and Beautiful Heels

When you want to know, you go straight to the top of four inches of smoky suede.

Upon seeing the elegant and sometimes edgy styles in the fall ’15 Jimmy Choo shoe and handbag collection, and upon understanding that behind them were the magical stage lights of world-class ballet, we couldn’t help wanting to learn more about creative director Sandra Choi’s inspiration.

We chatted via email with the Isle of Wight–born, Hong Kong–educated designer about her favorite dancers, how she wears these styles and the enduring allure of the ankle.

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Street Style

Street Style | Get The Look

We can’t get enough of Crystal Nicodemus’s eye, so we’re bringing her Fashion Week street style to the mix all year long. Get inspired by the industry’s best dressed, and then … make their look your own! Paris Street Style

Shop similar styles:
Overalls | White Crewneck Sweaters | Classic Nude Pumps

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Topshop Overalls | NIC+ZOE Knit Top | Jimmy Choo Leather Pump

photo: gorunway.com


What to Get for Mother’s Day with The Hive’s Sara Riff & Melissa Magsaysay

Moms know best, so we asked some of the coolest ones we know to give us the skinny on personal style, what motherhood means to them and, of course, what’s on their wish list as May 10 approaches.


As cofounders of The Hive, a style blog that’s all about chic mamas, LA-based Melissa Magsaysay and Sara Riff are totally tapped into what it means to be on the go while simultaneously of the moment. When the laptops close, the two turn their attention to chasing after toddlers: Magsaysay’s son, Miles, and Riff’s daughter, Tatiana Plum.

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Fashion Week Street Style

Street Style: Joanna at Balmain

We all know and love Joanna Hillman here on The Thread. She carries her New York style with her across the globe. A modern white moto jacket adds great contrast to her slim separates. Buckle boots continue the moto theme, while her signature red lip adds a pop of color.

Crystal Nicodemus


Shop similar styles:
White Moto Jackets | Buckle Booties | Black Skinny Pants

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Armani Collezioni Moto Jacket | Jimmy Choo ‘Marlin’ Bootie | Burberry Brit Five-Pocket Pants