Shoe-holics, this is not a drill. Hot off their site launch, MarthaLouisa.com has partnered with Instagram style superstar Man Repeller to carry an exclusive line of designs that will satisfy your cravings for new footwear. The standout piece from the collection? A cerulean pair of sandals with a little lobster embroidered on the back of each heel. Think of this as your perfect goeverywhere shoe for the season: You can take it to the office in a midi dress, or serve it up with a pair of denim jeans for weekend brunch.
MR by Man Repeller shoes, $475, from MarthaLouisa.com
ONE MINUTE WITH
YING THE LABEL
Ying, founder of local fashion label Ying The Label, takes a moment to talk shop with us
What was the inspiration behind the collection?
“The collection is titled ‘Steady Heart’, and it’s a look back at my journey over the past three years. It’s a reflection of how determination, perseverance and passion have kept me going.”
Can you walk us through your hands-on approach to printmaking?
“Yes, I am very hands-on. That is because the core of Ying comes from my passion for watercolour painting. I paint when I am happy, inspired, sad, or stressed. It is my avenue to tell my stories, and to release my emotions. The process of developing a print usually ranges from a few hours to days. I don’t stop until I’m happy with the final result.”
What sets your prints apart from other brands?
“All my paintings come with a splatter at the end – it makes me feel complete, because these splatters represent my free-spirited nature, and it adds a mysterious, yet dreamy element to all my art pieces.”
What are some of your personal favourite pieces?
“The kimonos are my favourite! Every kimono has a different print placement, so no two pieces are the same. This season, we’ve also added an accessory – the printed twilly – to our line. The twilly scarves can be used as a necklace, a headband, the options are endless!”
Shop the looks at yingthelabel. com.
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