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Alice Gao | In Her Shoes

Alice Gao is a New York based Travel & Still Life Photographer; her work has been featured in Kinfolk Magazine, The New York Times T Magazine and the WSJ Magazine just to name a few. Alice was born in a very small town in China and migrated to the United States when she was just shy of three years old. She grew up in New Jersey, New York, as an only child, went to college in Philadelphia, and promptly moved to NY upon graduating. Alice has lived in New York for almost 8 years now and can’t quite imagine living anywhere else, though she says 'I do dream about it once in a while.'We have been following Alice's work for a few years now...

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Coltrane | Etranges Pouvoirs

We are so excited to see our Luxe Loafer and Modern Oxford featured in the beautiful Coltrane AW 17 editorial.  The collection is called “November”, and the consistent visual theme of curved and slightly exaggerated shapes is balanced by a general calmness and a focus on detail. Slightly reminiscent of the bebop era, the suits have a casual and masculine cut. Coltrane's Creative director, Amihan Zemp, only works with the highest quality of fine and natural materials. This collection uses sustainable Swiss mountain silk, Italian wool and cashmere, as well as many organic fabrics of rare quality. All pieces are made in Switzerland.  A Frankie + Clo story. Art Direction by Ania + Lucie Womenswear Designer: ColtraneFootwear: ESSEN Hat Designer: ClydePhotography: Sasha LytvynArt Direction and Styling: Ania et LucieModels: Willow Rose and...

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Lydia Pang | In Her Shoes

  We first met Lydia Pang in 2016 and were immediately drawn to her incredible style and warm presence. Lydia is a Welsh-born half-Chinese Goth, Art History geek and Feminist. After 9 years in London, working in branding and art direction, Lydia made the move to New York with her long-term boyfriend and their dog Betty. Here, she works as a Creative Director at Refinery29. A woman of multiple talents, she works with creative teams to constantly craft new ways to bring brands to life - improving conceptual clarity, visual refinement and design cohesion. Her other ‘day job’ is Global Art Agent for photographer Maisie Cousins, who recently exhibited at the Tate Britain and sits in the top 40 Dazed100 talent list. We sat down with Lydia...

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Russh Magazine x ESSEN

We are beyond excited to see our Modern Oxford featured in the latest issue of Russh Magazine this month. It's a powerful issue that champions the ultimate ESSEN woman; intelligent, indefinable, totally assured and full of self-esteem.  She is not defined by age of occupation, has an appreciation for the finer details and is understated in her approach to style. Modern femininity is knowing yourself and being true to your own individual style. Our shoes and understated designs are the building blocks that complement this type of woman. Photography by Adrian Price. Fashion & Styling Nat Petrevski     You can see more of the Modern Oxford here

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Thea Løvstad | In Her Shoes

Thea Løvstad is a photographer and eco-artist born and raised in a small town by the sea, South in Norway. She has always been inspired and influenced by the contrasts of the special, serene Scandinavian light and the raw nature.  It's lovely to meet you Thea, we absolutely love your work, could you tell us a bit more about it? My work is definitely highly inspired and influence by the Scandinavian nature and culture – the philosophy of appreciating the odd and little things such as a special ray of light or a quirky tree. Another important factor in my work is also to as far as possible only work with brands that are sustainably and ethically produced. I think we all have a...

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