Yves Spinelli of Spinelli Kilcolin

Tamar Mendelssohn The Shoe Diet Spinelli Kilcollin

After culminating a personality profile for the designer and coordinating with his team for weeks, finally meeting Yves of Spinelli Kilcollin was the fruits of a well labored love. It was my first trunk show I had my hand in at my new gig and I wanted, needed, for it to be entrenched with the effortless, yet, coolness a creative director could bring. We wired up a turn table while my new coworkers schemed with our family-like clientele, collecting a motley mass of vinyl for Yves to remember his H-Town trip. Fleetwood Mac, undeniably the best. Rod Stewart, an unexpected hit. Unheard of suggestions from ultra hip DJ connections to Michael Jackson's Thriller filled the industrial-meet-French/Danish-designed space from morning until the last customers left at about dinner time. 

He himself was the utmost interesting person I have met in all of 2016 and maybe half of 2015 put together yet as kind and welcoming as I imagine Bo the First Dog to be. We all got to bask in jewelry if we were royals (see above and below) and designed a few pieces of our own. Speaking of which, we have custom toe rings on our minds (and feet) hello trends 2017, you heard it here first!

Tamar Mendelssohn The Shoe Diet Spinelli Kilcollin