I called this story “Red-Hot Flames” because initially I was inspired by this red hot Gianvitos I got. The shoes as you probably see were inspired by the flames of a fire as Gianvito Rossi himself have told me. Yeah I was lucky enough to work with this talented man and learn a lot about the way he creates his sexy shoes. But let me tell you the most impressive aspect of working with him was the will and positive attitude towards hard working and being involved in all aspects of his shoe company. He loves his work, his shoes, his clients, his life!!! And what’s not to love after all he creates art and as we know creativity is intelligence having fun!!! 😉
Since I have never owned a red pair of shoes I did decide that my first pair should be special and it is indeed, don’t you think? What more special than a shoe simulating flames?!
So obviously they really got me excited and I went in my closet on the search for a cool funky way to tone the sexiness and fire of this shoe down in order to make it street style cool. Et voila what better way than an oversized Givenchy t-shirt and a pair of leather pants, so cool I thought. As I put it all together, I loved it, but you know that feeling when you know something is missing.
I decided I needed something more in this red-hot shade and I thought how about red-hot lips. Then I went into a search of the hottest strong red almost coral like color lipsticks in all the beauty stores in NYC. And I found this gem of a lip tar that is by the company called Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. They are 100 % vegan and cruelty free and have all the different crazy colors and even some metallic! You can also mix different ones and create your own shade, which I thought was so cool and I have seen make up artists do all the time.
With this discovery of mine I felt satisfied that my look was done. I think that I accomplished what I was aiming for… a cool, funky but yet feminine and sexy outfit! What do you guys think? May be a new interpretation of Sex and The City, but instead of my Manolos are my Gianvitos!
Special thanks to the two man I absolutely love working with Gianvito Rossi and his sales director who I adore Serge Biasin!!!
By: Madlena Kalinova, Photography: Tat Leong
I am wearing:
Red Hot Lip Tart by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in Harlot, find it at Sephora