Vanessa Noel isn’t just a footwear designer — she’s an artist. A native New Yorker with a background in architecture, Noel has created haute couture shoes and boots that have appeared in museums from Boston to Bonn, Germany. Noel’s handmade color-block booties, cage-style knee-high boots, exquisite kitten-heel bridal pumps, and other creations feature top-notch materials and are designed to transcend trends. In recent years Noel has made the leap from shoes to luxurious, pure cashmere scarves. Each shawl is dyed to match the beautiful color palette of the winter season. Noel uses only the finest fibers for her unique hand-spinning process, producing some of the plushest featherweight scarves in the world.
Vibrant colors and bold silhouettes are at the heart of this crop of pumps, sandals, and boots. Look for zipper details, beading, thigh-high suede, and plenty of rich hues, from purple snakeskin to color-blocked patent leather.
Don’t be fooled by the latest burst of warm weather – it’s not time to pack up the winter accessories just yet. It might even be time to acquire more, like these quilted-leather fingerless gloves with cashmere cuffs by Lauren Urstadt. Or go for featherweight cashmere wraps by Vanessa Noel or Carolina Amato, which will carry you right into spring.
Vanessa Noel’s featherweight cashmere wraps can be worn in many different ways, but their hand-spun decadence is unmistakable no matter how you tie them. Choose between medium and large sizes, and among flattering, of-the-moment colors like bordeaux, baby pink, petrol tan and white.
It’s all in the finishing touches: Re-invent your work wardrobe with this selection of sophisticated shoes and luxe handbags. Make waves at the office with Casadei's playful laser-cut pumps, or opt for luxe in Just Cavalli's animal skin-embossed styles. And look to Jessica Jensen and Gussto for irresistible arm candy, from bright satchels to carry-all shoppers to laptop-friendly totes.